August 12, 2015 Issue more


Professional football is legalized crack. The NFL peddles it and fans smoke it. Those in San Diego who still think the Chargers should be allowed to rifle through city's purse to find money to build a new stadium have an addiction problem. more

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There's been a lot of controversy surrounding the nominees to San Diego's Ethics Commission. The controversy started with the nomination of lawyer Bob Ottilie, in part, because he had previously defended City Councilmember Marti Emerald bef... more

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"What does Aloha mean?" I ask Positive B., a friend and Hawaii resident, as we watch the sun sink into the Pacific from our east-Maui campsite. more

Sordid Tales

Outside the geologist community or among trail junkies, few know that San Diego was once home to an active volcano. more


As far as interesting subcultures go, tikiphiles are some of the most fun folks around. Of course, that's partly because they wear loud shirts and rum essentially runs through their veins. more

Short List Event Picks

I've recently come to terms with being a true blue (or should that be pink?) fan of Rosé. The quintessential backyard wine often gets a bad rap—either due to the long, sordid history of white Zinfandel or because of its blushing feminine to... more

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