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A poem for Thanksgiving by Lydia Maria Child

The New-England Boys’ Song About Thanksgiving Day Over the river and through the woods, To Grandfather's house we go; The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh Through the white and drifted snow. Over ...

November 25, 2022
First Christian Church of Ramona: a season of Jesus’ teachings delivering packages for Amazon

First Christian Church of Ramona Contact: 1970 Vermont St., Ramona 760-789-2371 www.fccoframona.org Membership: 45-50 Pastor: Johnny Diaz Age: 38 Born: Santa Ana Formation: Vanguard University, Costa Mesa Years Ordained: 5 San Diego Reader: How long ...

November 25, 2022
Who needs Disneyland duels when you can Twitch?

Missy Alcazar took up classical piano at an early age, and was considered a child prodigy. Her teacher permitted her to practice only “the greats” — composers such as Bach and Chopin. But by elementary ...

November 24, 2022
Chest Fever tribute, Holy Ghost improv, Crucial Blend nom, SeeYouSpaceCowboy split, Spray Allen plays

Chest Fever (members of Mrs. Henry) will be performing The Last Waltz, an ode to The Band’s iconic 1976 concert performance, on November 26 at The Magnolia in El Cajon. Also appearing will be Scarlet ...

November 24, 2022
Who built this award-winning Del Mar seaside mansion?

Del Mar — it’s where the turf meets the surf, where horses are somewhat regularly sacrificed as a consequence of people being entertained by watching them run in circles on said turf, and where, ever ...

November 23, 2022
What the Brenda Spencer shooting tells us about Uvalde

Simpson surveys surroundings It takes Mike Simpson 25 steps to reach his parked car from the emergency exit at work. Once in the car, he can maneuver his way out of the parking lot, around ...

November 23, 2022
L.A. angst over newspaper loss not mirrored in San Diego

Tale of two papers News that the LA Times will be shuttering its Olympic Boulevard printing plant in a little over a year has triggered an avalanche of Angeleno angst, per a November 12 account ...

November 23, 2022
Jerry Schad hiker extols Ryan Brothers

Pastor Karla on Hell I’d like to comment on the Sheep and Goats interview concerning St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (Reader website, Oct. 14). In reading the church and denomination websites, I discovered that they undermine ...

November 23, 2022
Nicholas Leigh Hunt revisits the Grover Cleveland school shooting with new book

I. “Everyone around San Diego at that time has a memory of the shooting,” Nicholas Leigh Hunt tells me. Hunt, to whom I spoke remotely at his home in Buckinghamshire, grew up in San Diego ...

November 23, 2022
Charles Crehore can't shut down his Facebook page

"I find your postings on Coronado Happenings boring because it lacks a vibrant exchange of ideals and is a quintessential example of the cancel culture. It's an exercise in groupthink, mindless and without merit." — ...

November 22, 2022
Fight over barbed wire at Kendall Frost Reserve

The Coastal Commission has sided with neighbors who say the city's plan to relocate a six-foot tall, 1,000-foot long chain fence topped with barbed-wire would ruin one of the only uninterrupted water views at Kendall ...

Faye left me for Scientology in L.A.

When friends say good-bye Faye’s biggest news was that she had married Chris, the one who first introduced her to Scientology. He divorced his wife, whom he and Faye see, along with his children, every ...

November 21, 2022
Julian Country Christmas Tree Lighting, Ebenezer Scrooge’s Big San Diego Christmas Show

Saturday | 26 Julian Country Christmas Tree Lighting This year, the country Christmas tree lighting will feature music, a Christmas market, and holiday performances throughout the afternoon. Santa will arrive and greet the kids. VIP ...

November 20, 2022
With the Rolling Stones 500 miles north of El Cajon

Lester Bangs and me on Altamont the day the music died "We’re getting word that the free Rolling Stones concert planned for San Francisco is on,” the radio DJ said after spinning some platter. “The ...

November 20, 2022
O’side Turkey Trot, SD Jazzfest and Swing Extravaganza, Thanksgiving Turkey Bash

Thursday | 24 O’side Turkey Trot Traverse five-mile and 5K courses along over two miles of ocean views, with a finish line near the Oceanside Pier. Free digital photos, medals, shirts, and live results to ...

November 19, 2022

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