October 14, 2015 Issue

Say this about Mayor Kevin Faulconer—he won’t let a little heat keep him from his intended rounds. On Friday, however, that meant enduring near-record temperatures along Pacific Highway for a ribbon-cutting ceremony rather than the politica... Read more

Spin Cycle

While the customers at a ritzy Upper East Side restaurant dine on overpriced fare, four busboys living paycheck to paycheck toil with remarkable precision and perseverance behind the scenes. Read more


BEST Antique Shop Ocean Beach Antique Mall Honorable Mention: La Mesa Antique Mall, India Street Antiques, Antique Warehouse, Ark Antiques BEST Arts & Crafts Store Artist & Craftsman Read more

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BEST Accounting Firm San Diego Tax Man Honorable Mention : Invictus Advisors, Lindsay & Brownell, LLP, Gatto Pope and Walwick, Blum and Clarke BEST Beach in San Diego County</stro... Read more

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BEST Annual San Diego Music Event Adams Avenue Street Fair Honorable Mention : Gator by the Bay, San Diego Symphony Summer Pops, San Diego Jazz Festival, CRSSD Fest BEST CD / Record Store (Ne... Read more

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BEST Bagel Shop Crown Point Coffee Honorable Mention : Brooklyn Bagel Company, Big City Bagel, Mess Royale Poutine and Bagels, PL Bagels BEST Bakery Bread & Cie</p... Read more

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BEST Auto Repair Shop Lee’s Auto Repair Honorable Mention : British Car Repair, Smitty’s Service, Boulevard Automotive, The Pit Stop BEST Car Wash Body Beautiful ... Read more

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BEST Bar to Play Pool Silver Fox Honorable Mention : The Alibi, Bluefoot Bar & Lounge, Jolt’n Joe’s, Society Billiards Cafe & Bar BEST Beach Bar Wonderland... Read more

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BEST Barber Shop Floyd’s 99 Barbershop Honorable Mention : Mister Browns, BarberSide, Capitol Barbershop, The Urban Shave BEST Chiropractor Spence Chiropractic Honorable Mention ... Read more

Best of San Diego

Sunday was the deadline for Gov. Jerry Brown to sign or veto bills passed by the state Legislature. He’s likely recovering from writer’s cramp this week, but it’s Republicans who are wringing their hands over pas- sage of AB 1461. Read more

From the Editor

WASHINGTON D.C.—In a bold and historic move, with the winds of public opinion blasting at its sails, Congress took swift action late last week to finally address with some seriousness the nation’s rampant gun problem. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels

Among regular users of medical cannabis, the terms indica and sativa have become commonplace. It’s widely accepted the two species of cannabis have distinctly different effects. Indica, the rule of thumb goes, produces a calming effect that... Read more

News & Opinion

Stepping into the place, it’s hard to get over how small the space is, but North Park real estate ain’t cheap these days. Still, the owner has packed in a nice amount of cool swag, including clothes, sneakers, toys and bags. Read more

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"One of the dilemmas I've always been fascinated with is when art leaves the museum or gallery, then how does it function?" Joseph Huppert says. "How does it compete with advertisement and the real world?" Read more

Seen Local

I've seen Twin Shadow several times. Their synth-heavy new-wave sound always makes for moody, sexy fun. Read more

If I Were U

It's easy to get stuck in the assumption that Mission Hills doesn't exist beyond Washington Street. That's where the bars, restaurants and M Theory Records are. Read more

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The new Copley-Price Family YMCA in City Heights (4300 El Cajon Blvd.) is unlike any gym experience I've ever had. Read more

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I saw Joan Rivers perform at Harrah’s Resort Southern California (777 Valley Center Road). It was less than two months before she died, and the former Queen of Mean pretty much filled Harrah’s 23,000-square-foot Events Center. Read more

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Victoria , which opens on Friday, Oct. 16, at the Ken Cinema, might initially seem impressive stylistically. But peel back the façade and all you've got is a derivative genre film with very little to say about fate and consequence. Read more