November 4, 2015 Issue

The 14th annual Interfaith Candlelight Vigil on Sunday began as a solemn march at the nondescript San Diego Rescue Mission on downtown’s Elm Street. Read more

From the Editor

Sometimes even the stubbornly unsentimental can be suckers for sentimentality. This is on display in Chapatti, Christian O’Reilly’s one-act play having its West Coast premiere at the North Coast Rep. Read more


It’s apparent within a few moments of speaking with Leon Bridges that the cool he exudes is genuine. The singer/songwriter’s subtle southern drawl and off-the-cuff humility are infectious. Read more

Music Feature

In Aaryn Belfer’s article [“A (mostly) satirical look at an alternate gun universe,” Oct. 14] she mentioned that, “20 first graders were gunned down in their Connecticut classroom in 2012.” That is incorrect. Read more

Letters to the Editor

Google Fiber recently announced that San Diego is on a short list of potential sites for its next “fiberhood” project. This comes at the same time the federal government and the White House have made clear policy declarations to support com... Read more

News & Opinion


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A “spark” is how the Ocean Beach Town Council president and union organizer would explain her surprise announcement two weekends ago at the tail end of a Democratic convention in Escondido. She intends to challenge incumbent Republican Kevi... Read more

Spin Cycle

Tab Hunter burst onto the Hollywood scene in the early 1950s, rising from his humble stable boy beginnings to become a bona fide heartthrob. Strategic studio executives in bed with industry culture ra Read more


King Diamond is heavy metal's reigning monarch. The corpse-painted former frontman of Mercyful Fate is playing his classic album Abigail in its entirety, and it's sure to be a dark, dramatic spectacle. Read more

If I Were U

Emerald Rats has changed its name to Gooon. Mike Turi, the sole performer behind Gooon and who also fronts Wild Wild Wets, announced via Facebook and Instagram that the electronic project is relaunchi Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

If you've been following the activity of Carlsbad's Inspired and the Sleep over the past year, you've probably heard at least one song from their new EP, Eyelid Kid. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

The militarization of law enforcement practices and protocols has been a hotbed topic in the social media age. Combat vehicles, camouflage uniforms and high-caliber automatic weaponry have all become aggressive symbols of this shift. Read more


In mid-October a 23-year-old man was shot in the face in an apparent drive-by shooting at the southwest corner of Euclid and Imperial avenues. It was a bloody crime scene. Just two days later, however, the intersection was re-energized. Read more


While wandering through the Exotica Rare Fruit Nursery in Vista, one could easily imagine being someplace besides Vista. Hawaii, for instance. Read more



Courtesy of Bracero Cocina de Raiz

There’s been no shortage of hype surrounding the recent opening of Bracero Cocina de Raíz. Chef Javier Plascencia’s Baja-Med menu deservedly gets most of the attention, but another standout part Read more

Seen Local

OUT OF THE ASHESThe 2003 San Diego wildfires were devastating and nerve-racking for those who went through them. The sky looked apocalyptic. The ash raining from the sky was the closest San Diego gets Read more

Short List Event Picks

To hear local painter Peter Halasz describe the work of friend and photographer Ame Curtiss, it’s almost as if she were still alive. The photographer died in 2012 of breast cancer a year after receiving her Bard-MFA in photography from the ... Read more

Seen Local

Taking a page from the craft beer playbook, a number of local wineries are opening locations in high-traffic, central locations. These urban wineries offer the tasting room experience within the produ Read more

Bottle Rocket

Wil Wheaton, a.k.a. Wesley Crusher of Star Trek: The Next Generation , lashed out at Huffington Post recently after the online news provider asked to reprint his blog article—for free! Read more

Sordid Tales

Miguel Angel Guerrero owns the trademark for "BajaMed," and he gets ripped for it. The chef gets too much praise, some say, for the new Baja cuisine that's recently become an international sensation. Read more

The World Fare