October 14, 2015 Issue

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

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


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

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

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

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 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 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 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 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

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 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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What is the typical art museum experience if not just looking at a bunch of stuff owned by rich people? The writing is almost always (literally) written on the wall, usually in the form of the stock w Read more

Seen Local

Botanica Chango are getting ready to release their debut album. It's called Britney, and it'll be released on vinyl and in digital formats on Nov. 4. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Bakkuda is Alex Capella. The singer, songwriter and producer wrote, recorded and mixed everything on her new EP, Rule This Space . Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

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


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

San Diego is a town of perpetual sunshine, but it casts a long shadow. This is no surprise to those who have dwelled in the dank corners of San Diego's musical community. Read more

Music Feature

Serving one's country never really stops in Bridge of Spies, and the everyday citizen doesn't often have a say in the matter. Set in the late '50s and early '60s, Steven Spielberg's Cold War dram Read more