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What You Are, Take a forest bath, OB chili cook-off, Italian Summer Film Festival, Cici Artemisia

Events June 20-June 26, 2019

Thursday | 20 What You Are Feeling adrift in a changing America he no longer recognizes, Don scrapes together a living and struggles to support his family through hard work and good intentions. But everything ...

The Weight Band, John Ferguson, River Trail Group ride, Archery, Renaissance costumes, and BBQ, Taste of Little Italy

Events June 13-June 19, 2019

Thursday | 13 The Weight Band Led by Jim Weider, a 15-year former member of The Band and Levon Helm’s group, The Weight Band originated in 2013 inside the Woodstock barn where Levon Helm and ...

Lou De Beer’s aventurous life, St. Spyridon Greek festival, Nunsense, Jennifer Lopez, Dan Werb discusses City of Omens

Events June 6-June 12, 2019

Thursday | 6 One soldier's aventurous life This D-Day, listen to the life story of USMC veteran Lou De Beer, who survived the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands as a prisoner of war, then fought ...

Post-WWII art exhibit, Eagle Peak Preserve hike, Bird Club movie night, Pride and Prejudice, Toad the Wet Sprocket

Events May 30-June 5, 2019

Thursday | 30 Post-WWII art exhibit at Library Exhibit explores the artistic output that followed World War II. Come see Mid-Century ceramic works, furniture, fashion, fiber art, jewelry and metalwork. Many objects are on view ...

Lisa was not with the Xterminators

Bring back Duncan Shepherd

Rocker recall Hello this is D. T. Black of the Xterminators. I’m calling in regards to a column called Live Five by Jay Allen Sanford. It was in your May 16 issue on the Dinettes. ...

Gods of Comedy, San Salvador, Strawberry Festival, Lopez Canyon Plant Hike, Rock ‘n’ Soul Summit Festival

Events May 23-May 29, 2019

Thursday | 23 Gods of Comedy Daphne and Ralph are young classics professors who have just made a discovery that’s sure to turn them into academic superstars. But when something goes wrong, Daphne cries out ...

Public defender Reichert challenges Eva Knott

The perfect Pete Rose rookie card

Mugglebee’s quest My name is Jack Mugglebee, I’m not sure if my last name is familiar or not, but I am writing you this letter because your article mentions a man named Nelson Katz who ...

Michael Wilken-Robertson’s Kumeyaay Ethnobotany, 100 years of the SD&A Railroad, Venus in Fur, Women’s Hard Court Tennis Championships, Alicia Witt

Events May 16-May 22, 2019

Thursday | 16 Native people, native plants A presentation by Michael Wilken-Robertson, author of Kumeyaay Ethnobotany. Wilken-Robertson’s research has explored the indigenous peoples of northern Baja California. He will discuss the interdependence between the native ...

Hates Hipster, hates fashion

The pedestrian always has the right of way

Fashionable junk I must say that I’m disappointed with the recent developments with the Reader paper. I always picked it up every week to find out about music events, restaurant and movie reviews, etc. But ...

Mountain Man Rendezvous, San Diego Murder & Mayhem, Balboa Park Pow Wow, Man of La Mancha, T.S.O.L.

Events May 9-May 15, 2019

Friday | 10 Mountain Man Rendezvous Visit a “mountain man” encampment to meet characters from the North American Fur Trade era (1815-1840). See demonstrations of flint and steel fire-starting, archery, tomahawk & knife throwing, blackpowder ...

Garden of the Dead reborn, Old Town Cinco De Mayo, San Diego Birds, Animales Nocturnos, Nocturnal, The Church

Events May 2-May 8, 2019

Thursday | 2 Garden of the Dead reborn Local “History Alive” series continues with historian Alexander Bevil on the importance of the “Garden of the Dead,” known as “The Franciscan Garden,” located at the foot ...

Why the Uber-Lyft confusion at airport

Santee lover, Chevy Cavalier lover, scooter hater

Spotty holiday FYI, The staff of [San Diego County Regional Airport Authority] were off in honor of Cesar Chavez holiday thus reason nobody answered the phone (“Message at airport on Uber-Lyft staging area a joke?” ...

Geography of a Horse Dreamer, Vernal pool walk on Lopez Bridge, Surfboard art, Little Saigon Stories, NWEAMO Electronic Music Festival

Events April 25-May 1, 2019

Thursday | 25 Geography of a Horse Dreamer Cody is chained to a bed, where he is being watched by gangsters. A radio announces action at local race track for horses. Cody keeps begging the ...

Nostalgic about Mexican radio, angry about Soapy Joe's

The truth about classical music, airport bureaucrats, and Imperial Beach

Commoners’ guide to classical music Please, please, please let the essay/article on classical music be some kind of twisted satire (“Classical music not for dummies”, Classical Music, April 2). You have to train to understand ...

In defense of Susan Davis, in praise of Bruce Henderson

Does it take a very white voice to get cops to show up?

Easy cop trick About a letter by Joseph Carmellino (“Backyard Intrusions”, Letters, March 27). In his letter he says that “on several occasions I have had to call the cops. They showed up in force ...

Boeing Boeing, San Diego Guitar Festival, Cowles Mountain hike, Earth Day at Torrey Pines, Lilac Festival

Events April 18-April 24, 2019

Thursday | 18 Boeing Boeing It’s the 1960s and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous flight attendants all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s ...

San Antonio and San Salvador ships, Peter J. Geise, Bullshot Crummond, Plants on Volcan Mountain, Scott Worthington

Events April 11-April 17, 2019

Thursday | 11 Peter J. Geise: Tijuana Art Series Peter J. Geise is a veteran of the San Diego art scene. His semi-abstract practice began at age of twelve, and is informed by modern art ...

Objections to socialist at University of San Diego

Rancho Guejito closer to Valley Center

Capitalism vs. Socialism, redux Prof. Chibber: According to Matthew Lickona, a reporter for the San Diego Reader, you participated in a debate (“Is it time for America to embrace socialism?) with Michael Munger on March ...

The Mattoon Act wreaks havoc, Kansas, SoCal’s elusive Mountain Lion, Julian Gold Rush Days, Mr. and Mrs. Finch

Events April 4-April 11, 2019

Thursday | 4 The Mattoon Act wreaks havoc Helen Ofield speaks on “The Dire Effects of the Mattoon Act 1925-1940.” Did your forebears lose home, land and money under the yoke of the Mattoon Act? ...

Economist challenges socialist who spoke at USD

Surveillance on every corner not OK

Capitalism vs. Socialism, redux Prof. Chibber: According to Matthew Lickona, a reporter for the San Diego Reader, you participated in a debate (“Is it time for America to embrace socialism?) with Michael Munger on March ...

Everyday guide to California Wines, Return Engagements, Water Lantern Festival, Belgian Fete, Michael Bublé

Events March 28-April 3, 2019

Thursday | 28 Everyday guide to California Wines What makes California unique among other wine-making regions of the world? How does French Chardonnay compare with its California counterpart? What’s the best way to read California ...

Gap in North County news story

I ask, Did you call the cops?

Illegal-vision In reference to the letter from massprivatei (Hacker stalls Port of San Diego’s video spy network”, News Ticker, March 11), I’d just like to suggest he look at England’s policing, and how, when anyone ...

Hot Club of Cowtown, Scholars’ Symposium, Walk among the butterflies, 1000 singing voices of San Diego, Jake’s Women

Events March 21-March 27, 2019

Thursday | 21 Dustbowl revival and Hot Club of Cowtown Former San Diegans Elana Fremerman and Whit Smith return to town with their famed country swing-hot jazz trio, Hot Club of Cowtown, which just released ...

Old Town’s cemetery not San Diego’s oldest

What is a PDF?

Oldest in Seaport I often point out to tourists the grave marker at the old jail. It was a yard where...merchant marines and whalers and Americans and Europeans who died here [were] buried. I noticed ...

Bono and the Edge Waiting for Godomino’s, Yuseff Cherney, Holi Festival, Mission Hills in roaring 20s, Il Divo

Events March 14-March 20, 2019

Friday | 15 Bono and the Edge Waiting for Godomino’s Addicted to celebrity culture, two self-imposed elitists have holed up in a castle, wanting to simplify their lives and achieve pure art. They have long ...

Linda Vista's SkateWorld is more than a building

Feinstein and Kamala Harris voted against saving babies born alive

Skateworld heaven While I’m not a resident of Linda Vista, I am a native San Diegan and regular patron of SkateWorld (“Linda Vista’s Skate World, you’re fine, now go away,” Neighborhood News, March 1). As ...

Everybody Black, Rocket Con, San Diego Music Awards, San Diego in World War II, Hear the latest fish studies

Events March 7-March 13, 2019

Friday | 8 Everybody Black Rich, white historians want a definitive statement on the Black Experience. And they won’t just publish it; they’ll stuff it in a time capsule and shoot it into space, so ...

Steve Vaus colluded with others in Poway to give self pay raise

Shocked at hate in San Ysidro

Cowboy politics Here’s something voters of San Diego county must know about Buck Boy (“Poway Mayor Steve Vaus announces for Dianne Jacobs seat,” News under the Radar, February 27): Colluded with GOP cohorts in the ...

Woodpeckers, parrots, and raptors, Sword swallowing and knife throwing, CRSSD festival, Beethoven, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Events February 28-March 6, 2019

Wednesday | 27 Woodpeckers, parrots, and raptors This Bird Festival includes keynote speaker Steve Shunk on “How Woodpeckers Can Save the World.” Southern California’s woodpeckers are critical contributors to woodland ecology. Shunk will demystify woodpecker ...

Readers kinda like those cameras

The law-abiding have no reason to object

Spy cam ubiquity I have all four cameras everywhere (“San Diego’s street lights that spy,” Cover Stories, February 29). It is not a matter of privacy, it is a matter of security. A lot of ...

Diana, Secrets Trapped in Amber, Lacrosse pick-up game, Red Dragon Cartel and Taz Taylor, Murals of La Jolla walking tour

Events February 21-February 27, 2019

Thursday | 21 Diana It’s 1981. A former assistant kindergarten teacher attends a royal wedding at St. Paul’s Cathedral. It’s her own. Diana Frances Spencer marries Charles, Prince of Wales, and instantly becomes a Princess ...

Danai Gurira born in US, KPBS number one

Why not dig Mission Valley deeper?

Born in the USA This concerns the theater article this week by Jeff Smith about Familiar at the Globe (“An in-house culture war that’s also funny,” Theatre Reviews, February 13) and in the second paragraph ...

Love Tour at Museum of Art, Somebody to Love with Brian Justin Crum, Tiny Beautiful Things, DIY fermentation and yoga, Mushrooms at the Annual Fungus Fair

Events February 14-February 20, 2019

Thursday | 14 Love Tour at Museum of Art San Diego Museum of Art’s after-hours, love-themed art tour is led by a docent, and showcases romantic and love-filled works from collections spanning both centuries and ...

Wrong emphasis on Trump, don't give away crossword answer

Time for Army in Mission Valley?

Heads up Trump During the afternoon of Saturday, Jan 2, I received an email request from for information regarding the gathering of Venezuelans in Waterfront Park, for the purpose of manifesting our gratefulness to the ...

Praise for Thomas Larson, correction on Barney Kessel, rejoinder from Miranda Escoto

More love for Santee

Not going anywhere Regarding Thomas Larson’s January 23 article, “We wish there were fewer”: I generally refrain from acronyms so, oh my word. Who turned the tragic-ometer up all the way to full blast? Larson ...

The Wedding Singer, Joan Osborne, Eagle Peak Ranch, Gelato Poetry Series, Scenes of San Diego Art Reception

Events February 7-February 13, 2019

Thursday | 7 The Wedding Singer It’s 1985. Robbie Hart, a wedding singer, dreams of becoming a rock star. Linda, his fiance, fell for him because of his dream. When she concludes he’s lost his ...

Wrong Light signing, Familiar, 2019: Year of the Pig, Never before photographed plants, Gang of Four

Events January 31-February 6, 2018

Thursday | 31 Wrong Light by Matt Coyle Matt Coyle signs his new crime novel Wrong Light, and joins in conversation with San Diego radio host Jeff Dotseth. Someone is stalking Naomi Hendrix in Southern ...

Patrick Soon-Shiong as a “pharmaceutical magnet”

And the problem with anonymity

Un-bared naked names As a 55-year member of the working press, I’m amazed that a self-described major-newspaper and Associated Press reporter hid behind anonymity to criticize one of your writers (“Writer Harrison skewered on Hinze ...

Aubergine, Adventure film festival, Hike new trail, Sergio Mendes at Belly Up, Listen and paint

Events January 24-January 30, 2019

Thursday 24 AUBERGINE Julia Cho depicts a Korean family struggling to relate across emotional and cultural divides. Ray Chang, a talented chef, once prepared an 18-course gourmet meal, but his father preferred a bowl of ...

Writer Harrison skewered on Hinze reporting

Sexist, ableist, and transphobic cover story

Violent, vulgar and inflammatory First and foremost I want to thank you for your dedication to providing the public with access to information about what is happening in our community. Access to this knowledge is ...

Baja a few decades ago

Glass blowers in Revolucion, Chula Vista dowager in prison, man marries Tijuana prostitute, and the complete history of Caliente racetrack

A touch of glass The red hot material hardens almost instantly. His apprentice grabs the cana and quickly puts everything in the kiln for a few moments, and the intense heat soon brings it back ...

Leonardo: Emergence of Realism, Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler, Marie and Rosetta, Tu B’shvat Festival, The Posies

Events January 17-January 23, 2019

Thursday | 17 Leonardo: Emergence of Realism How can we account for Leonardo da Vinci’s genius in so many areas — engineering, mathematics, optics, geology, anatomy? Attentive parenting in a stimulating environment? Education (or lack ...

You are shedding lights for San Diego

Most of us drive like crazy

Homelessly mental Hey John Kitchin (“Not laziness, not mental illness, not alcoholism, and not mental illness,” Letters, December 12), I have been living in San Diego, CA at least 10 yrs now. I have to ...

The Pre-16,000 BP Archaeological Record, WOOD X furniture show, Mission Trails walk, Moon Over Buffalo, AJ Croce

Events January 10-January 16, 2019

Thursday | 10 The Pre-16,000 BP Archaeological Record The Anza Borrego Foundation and California State Parks announce New Discoveries in the American Paleolithic: The Pre-16,000 BP Archaeological Record. The conference will present evidence from throughout ...

San Diego homeless, mercifully, do not live very long.

I have written and called Todd Gloria and Chris Ward

Mentally homeless Tearing Down the House (Letters, Dec. 13) and a response to Teri Siciliani (Letters, Dec. 20): Thanks to the Reader for publishing my letter and responses. I admire its features “City Lights”, “Under ...

The impossible railroad

Alabama reader does not want 2017 story to die

Off the rails I once lived in San Diego as a Navy man. I so enjoyed the city and all it had to offer. Being a native of California then moving to Alabama I do ...

San Diego voices more than 40 years ago

High society, marijuana advocates, Zumwalt's Navy, downtown and Mt. Helix developers, condo conversion freak-out

How easy it is to penetrate San Diego high society Being a Marston or a Burnham is surely a social plus, but not being one won’t be held against you.“They don’t reach out to newcomers; ...

Some things in San Diego will never be the same

YMCA, Lawrence Welk Village, Folk Arts, community T.V., Del Mar racetrack, San Diego Rowing Club

A nice clean place for a lonely sailor The U.S.O.’s new, clean building and its superior organizational skills seem to give it an overwhelming advantage over the Y. The Y seems old and pockmarked by ...

Secret art of Dr. Seuss, Scavanger hunt: A Puzzling Drive, Donavon Frankenreiter, Hay ride and local wine, Smooth Jazz Festival

Events December 27, 2018-January 2, 2019

Thursday | 27 Secret art of Dr. Seuss Throughout his lifetime, Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) created paintings and sculptures which he secreted away at the Dr. Seuss Estate. This whimsical exhibit will share ...

Six-figure incompetence at Lincoln High

Myeshia Etia Whigham earned $124,829 in pay and benefits; principal Jose Soto Ramos, $182,307

According to TransparentCalifornia.com, Myeshia Etia Whigham earned $124,829 in pay and benefits in 2017. Meanwhile, principal Jose Soto Ramos was at the taxpayer trough for $182,307 just last year alone. Are we getting our money’s ...

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