Craig Brown: “Heaven and hell are powerful words, but in some ways they’re metaphors for ...
Sixties-soaked folkie Jacco Gardner will open his Cabinet of Curiosities at the Soda Bar on ...
Psyche-rocking Seattleites the Pharmacy set up at Soda Bar Monday night.
The big-money brawl between Bill Horn and Jim Wood for county supervisor has begun.
Who owns this place anyway?
Police were called after Brent Beltrán (left, holding his son) interrupted a pro-industry press conference ...
Realtors Kelly Howard and Lisa Waltman have sold three homes in Cardiff for more than ...
Downtown Cardiff boasts a grocery store. Del Mar doesn’t.
Customers queue up for breakfast at Pipes Café in Cardiff.
Linda and Robert Clarke relax on the beach in Cardiff, which Linda says “has that ...
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: “Be honest: does this costume make my butt look big?”
Innerds conquer the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan.
For their Teorema Cervecería, Luis Durazo and Edgar Martinez infuse brews with new ingredients.
Entrance to Quartz Vein Wash, just east of Narrows Earth Trail.
Post-hardcore crew Chiodos take the all-ages stage at Soma on Saturday
Dorm-pop Canada band Tokyo Police Club bust Belly Up Friday night.
Noisy '80s alt-rock act Loop is on at Soda Bar on Tuesday.
Philly fuzz-rock quartet Bleeding Rainbow take the stage at Soda Bar Thursday night.
Barry Minkow in an '80s carpet-cleaning ad
Bankers Hill’s Roman Pipeline
Unfortunately, Peterson's donut shop is located in a "high-crime drug area"
Tuesday, May 6: Painting & Vino
O is for Orang Utan!
Because of alleged racist statements, Clippers owner Donald Sterling may not make it to $2 ...
Burning of Rome ready to release Year of the Ox, May 23 at Casbah.
Patrick Conway gave up on punk for the simple country life.
The friar-disguised Wheeler brothers busking outside the ballpark
SRH founder Zinger just wants to have a sit-down with Daddy X.
…but fans can watch the action on the practice fields for free.
Seats at the main stadium in Peoria aren’t as cheap as you might think, from ...
“Last year in big league camp I think I was in over my head a ...
A good showing in spring training helped Tommy Medica leap from the minors to the ...
Teri Wyatt has the floor (seated: Bob Brewer, Bonnie Dumanis)
"News crawl and iconic LED video screen" proposed for U-T HQ
Rendering of new U-T headquarters
Doug Manchester, Kevin Faulconer
Customs and Border Protection Reaper drone
The Bad Plus
Several videos of O.B. travelers are featured on YouTube (this one by socalbeachmag.net)
Bertha Lopez and her attorney
Cartmill and attorney Thomas Warwick
Jim Cartmill and Bertha Lopez
Carlsbad police cruiser
Potential storefront on the 4400 block of Glacier Avenue
Artist's rendering of One Paseo project
Ren Lohoefener (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), Andy Yuen, and Jim Janney
Spring Awakening at Cygnet
Lowriders at Chicano Park
Palacios: "Nothing like learning a 90-minute set in 48 hours."
Tin Roof restaurant and live music chain finds a space downtown.
They call him Mister Chibbles.
Meidai says his stage name is “a three-headed horse ram dragon.”
Rick Springfield in 2010
DJ's gift-giving guide
Officer Greg White
Andrew Kaas (left)
The Beautiful and the Damned
Deputy city attorney Paul Cooper
NBC producer Wendy Fry
City attorney Jan Goldsmith
The Boulders may soon be in Mission Trails Regional Park
Toni Atkins rode the political cash highway from San Diego councilwoman to Assembly speaker.
President Peña disputed the Mexican murder figures published in Tijuana’s Zeta.
The time to celebrate San Diego Opera is over. It’s time to save it.
Mayor Faulconer: Public funds to save the opera “won’t be an option.”
Local politicians will happily spend hundreds of millions on professional football but let San Diego ...
Tuna Harbor parking lot on Monday morning, April 21
Dylan Nalbandian as Jem, Katelyn Katz as Scout, Yolanda Franklin as Calpurnia, and Manny Fernandes ...
In the Old Globe’s Water by the Spoonful, recovering addicts find support in a chat ...
Shirley Horton, Douglas Manchester
Consider the gift of Cake Wrecks, a book of failed cake decorations, by Jen Yates
Alt-rock act Sleeper Agent will deliver its new disc, About Last Night, to the Irenic ...
The rock house is a reminder of the lonely life of early-day cattlemen.
Former Bauhaus bassist David J will play the Soda Bar Monday night.
San Diego's salty supergroup the Rosalyns take the stage at Casbah Saturday night.
Soda Bar sets up Seattle psych-rock act Night Beats Friday night.
Techno Prisoners Okapi Sun will move you with their future-retro dance pop at Casbah Thursday ...
Garage-rocker Charlie Megira's got a little Elvis swagger and sounds a bit like Bowie. He'll ...
Click here for the solution to the maze cover
Thursday, April 24: Inaugural Filmatic Festival
Starting a brewery is mostly not about beer.
Homeland Security Investigations agent at site of early April tunnel discovery
“Expansive views to La Jolla and beyond”
Wood-fired pizza next to “San Diego’s Pool of the Year”? Why not?!
“I’m left wondering if it’s the truth or if she’s just being funny.”
Officer Frank Stalzer
Drake Bell admits he has been rockabilly from way back: “I couldn’t really show my ...
MTS CEO Paul Jablonski
Apollo Dukakis and Rosina Reynolds
Shine On, You Crazy Captain.Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
What do you get when you cross Peter Pan and Jack Skellington? Caption by Jay ...
Somebody really loves rainbow sherbert. Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
Karate No-Kidding. Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
Tres princesses. Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
The hat’s great, until it gets windy out… Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
Anime NCIS. Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
Anime Cagney and Lacey. Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
With moves like that, who needs the gun? Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
That Wicked Queen doesn’t look that wicked at all – bad PR? Caption by Jay ...
And the entertainment includes a Yes tribute band! Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
Every giant castle needs an in-house locksmith. Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
Several certainly superior sailor suits. Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
Wow, nobody told me this convention included a Missing Persons reunion! Caption by Jay Allen ...
So tough, she only needs one glove to get the job done. Caption by Jay ...
Power Pooch! Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
She has a big heart. Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
A ponytail any pony would be proud of! Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
Interplanetary prom pic. Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
Wasn’t she on the TV show Blossom? Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
The cloth gloves are a bit of a battle design flaw. Caption by Jay Allen ...
Look, I found Paul Bunyon’s spatula!” Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
“I TOLD you to wear sunblock!” Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
“There’s an afterparty?? We’re all ears!” Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
Aww, they’re always horsing around. Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
Walk steamy and carry a big stick. Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
Jack Kirby Lives! Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
That’s one secure looking ballroom. Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
Ghost Muppet! Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
Maid in Japan. Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
“But the sign said it was decaf!” Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
Must’ve been one hair-raising adventure! Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
Her umbrella needs watering. Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
This informal affair doesn’t require a tie, but looks nice! Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
They call him Mr. Lucky. Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
Finger-in-Light-Socket Man! Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
When Hairy Met Sally. Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
Daniel Jackson and friends
“Anime Eminem in the hhhhhousssse!” Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
“Well, I had some leftover leather, sooooo……” Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
The personnel department at Captain Santa’s workshop embraces diversity. Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
“Everybody’s got something to slice, ‘cept for me and my monkey…” Caption by Jay Allen ...
Rapunzel Family reunion. Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
Take note, Power Rangers, THIS is how you turn primary colors into cool costumes. Caption ...
And the sword comes in handy with pizza ovens, too. Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
Love that Devo cover band! Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
Don’t worry, it’s wearing a dragon diaper. Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
Cartoons make for some colorful costumes! Caption by Jay Allen Sanford
The guy on the left shouldn’t have gotten between Pooh Bear and his honey pot! ...
I feel sorry for whatever critter took that bite outta her shield. Caption by Jay ...
“Your Con badges, please” - Ninjas make the best security guards. Caption by Jay Allen ...
I know it’s only April, but somebody’s a little overdressed for our local beaches. Caption ...
Chula Vista Elementary School District protesters
Kevin Faulconer, Paul Robinson
A bailiff cleared the room of family members tensions rose.
Prosecutor Kurt Mechals pointing at Kassim Alhimidi
Portion of Californians for Population Stabilization print ad (from capsweb.org)
The author's photo
Prosecutor Kurt Mechals
Statue in Stockholm. A real-life fireman was the model for this beefy guy.
Dom Hemingway: A lot can change in 12 years, but some looks never go out ...
Once taboo, tobacco money now is accepted in large amounts by both parties.
Filner fiasco survivors Hale and Roth now lobby the city on behalf of plastic-bag manufacturers.
The Vegas Line: Odds to win the 2014 World Cup
Master falconer Kate Marden: “The sport is changing; more women are involved and it’s less ...
X’s mark the spots of the petroglyphs and the Spanish caravel shipwrecked in what was ...
This map shows the Superstition Mountain off-road vehicle area and the Navy bombing range that ...
These petroglyphs depict a Spanish sailing ship. Exactly which ship is a matter of debate.
Federal officials installed this gate to stop smugglers from driving through Davies Valley.
Mural to replace Lindbergh mural at airport's commuter terminal
Chris Speed, Easter Sunday at the Loft
Guitar-pop Georgia boys Silver Palms sway on the Hideout stage Tuesday.
Psyche-soul San Diegans Deadphones jack in at the Loft at UCSD Monday night.
Portland gazers WL deliver their crit-hit debut Hold to Hideout on Saturday.
Retro-pop siblings Summer Twins visit Queen Bee's Cultural Center in NoPark Friday night.
Country-fried guitar rockers the Men take the stage at Casbah Wednesday night!
The trio that put the blues in punk, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, goes off at ...
Friday, April 18: Windsong Museum of Trees
Pianist Joshua White has grown from church pianist to budding jazz superstar.
“My friends know when I’m coming because I’m always whistling,” says Electronic musician Nick Leng.
San Diego’s hard rock and metal scene, says Suicide Chords drummer Clay Hackett, suffers from ...
Second Hand Smoke plays music steeped in traditional country in venues from the mountains to ...
Just as the live country scene seemed flat, along came Moonshine Flats.
The California Rangers play the decreasingly lucrative local country circuit.
Liz Grace fronts Three Chord Justice, one of a handful of respected local country bands.
Seven Grand's back room.
The Donkeys rock The Hideout (formerly The Void, formerly Eleven, formerly the Radio Room, formerly ...
View into Lower Willows area from Santa Catarina Monument
Cars that long ago fell from San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway tracks
The venue may see some music "here or there."
John Hilton: “There are a lot of things that come into our lives we like ...
Red paints a portrait of Rothko, an artist who “had tremendous doubts, tremendous ego.”
My fish taco with beans added
Maraglino is now represented by Jane Kinsey
Eastward view of problematic crosswalk
Betty Bertelson and Betty Kitchin
Construction at the Pinnacle site
Zimmerman: "It's just a few bad apples. The barrel will be fine!"
Capt. Rigby (somewhere in Costa Rica)
Kids these days…
Produce at Stehly Farms Market.
Phillip Edwards Miller
Checking out fish at the Ocean Institute.
Ending our Amtrak journey.
Playing at Doheny State Beach.
Getting ready to load up on the trolley.
Teresa Arballo Barth in 2010
David Gordon Huntley
Built in 1966, the half-mile-long Ocean Beach Pier is the longest concrete pier on the ...
The Raid 2: Berandal: A movie that helpfully demonstrates the effect of watching it.
One of Kevin Beiser’s fundraising hosts promised free champagne and BMWs to employees.
My chicken sliders
Did Bersin bungle a big Customs and Border Protection build back East?
Kelly Cunningham: "Governments tack on so many costs to build a home."
Aussies Nigel and James
The Liar at Scripps Ranch Theatre
Part turtle, part Bella
Gigantic turtle on a twin (er, full) bed.
View across canyon from C to B Street
Vacant site of planned homes
Michelle’s body was found in kelp beds a few hundred yards off the coast in ...
Sunday, April 13: La Jolla Concours D’elegance
Next to the glass-walled wine room, a hidden door leads to the private gym and ...
Entryway to “about as ‘smart’ a home as there is out there.” This Coronado property ...
Meza: “It’s time for a brown man to steal what the white man stole from ...
NYC alt-rock vets Blonde Redhead will headline sets at this year’s Desert Daze.
Out of the cubicles and back on the road, Monkeys in Space part 2.
Love (right) gets religion and a second lease on his musical life.
Designer Zandra Rhodes says, "Opera is really, really important to San Diego." (Wikipedia/Phil Konstantin photo)
So many ways to taste...
Lee Coulter was the nice guy that went straight to the friend zone, “even when ...
Napoleon was sent to St. Helena. Is this Campbell's prison exile?
Wing Men Who Was Behind the Navy Tomcats? by Neal Matthews The sailors in Fighter ...
Veteran jazz guitarist John Scofield plays the Price Center Ballroom East (UCSD) on Sunday, April ...
Baby alligators in a nest on the river bank.
Former Sweetwater superintendent Jesus Gandara pleads guilty in South Bay courtroom
Former Sweetwater superintendent Jesus Gandara beside attorney Paul Pfingst
Former Sweetwater trustee Greg Sandoval pleads guilty in South Bay courtroom
The Project Trio
"Don't think of me as your chief. Think of me as your creepy uncle."
Hands down, Lansdowne!
Watching the skydivers from Otay Lakes Road.
No snack for Black Jack.
The Project Trio.
Working in pairs.
Person rummaging through recycling bin in Imperial Beach.
Brian Mackey (L); Jacque Wilke (R)
Curtis and Liz Chism
Jeff Crane (in blue), with the Chisms, of of upcoming Kearny Mesa business Council Brewing ...
Pastor Marilyn Williams’s family and friends saw the minister in her before she did.
Former San Diego medical-pot pioneer Corey Barnette resurfaced in Massachusetts, where he’s applied for a ...
Cathy Mendoca speaks at the rally
Donovan Prison rally
Petco Park in San Diego by Chris Brake Photography
Femi-Kuti, Live at the Shrine
SanFran psych-rock band the Burnt Ones smolder on the Soda Bar stage Tuesday night.
Art-punk Angelinos Candy Warpop go off at Tin Can Ale House on Wednesday.
Rust-belt alt-rockers War on Drugs play Casbah Sunday night.
Saucy rockers the Coathangers split a bill with the Black Lips at Belly up on ...
Hardcore hits the Adolescents will headline fun-punk sets at Casbah Friday night.
SoCal hardcore hits the Adolescents headline fun punk sets at Casbah Friday night.
Flower-punk Atlanta band the Black Lips will leave their dark kiss on the Belly Up ...
Notice of Abatement
The former antique store at 815 University Avenue
Wayward girls continuous until 2 a.m. and more in the birth-of-the-teen documentary, Teenage.
Fish on death row
Cuong coaches Bedford on his porridge seasoning.
Slices of 1000-year-old-egg in a bowl of Vietnamese porridge
Fighting booze with booze, UCSD chancellor Pradeep Khosla considers a “bear [sic] garden.”
Shock Top mural after City censorship
Original Shock Top mural in University Heights
Pam Anderson, owner/founder of the now-defunct ArchitectureArt, holding a study of the Market Street mural.
A portrait of pro golfer Rory Mcilroy adorns the San Diego Jeweler’s Exchange on Sixth ...
...and five minutes after.
Jungle school before the author arrived...
Tower 3 in Ocean Beach by Vic Photoz Photography
Sunset from Tower 25 in San Diego by Alex Baltov Photography
Sunrise surf in La Jolla by SurfingEye Images
Sun Halo by San Diego Scenic Photography
A hippo was born at the San Diego Zoo this week! Photo by Rich Soublet
San Diego Padres Opening Night! By Chris Brake Photography
Cloudy Sunset in OB by Alex Baltov Photography
Crescent Moon by Alex Baltov Photography
Coronado Island by Vic Photoz Photography
Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout
Various Authors noon, Dec. 15
Abe Opincar, Judith Moore, Matt Potter, Neal Matthews, Richard Meltzer, Roger Anderson, Steve Sorensen 8:30 a.m., Dec. 15
Various Authors noon, Dec. 14
Jeannette DeWyze, Judith Moore, Neal Matthews, Scott Sadil, Steve Sorensen 8:30 a.m., Dec. 14
3 p.m., Dec. 13
Ian Anderson 2 p.m., Dec. 13
Robert Bly 1 p.m., Dec. 13
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