October 7, 2015 Issue

The residents of Point Loma are in a neighborhood fight with the Federal Aviation Administration over its recent decision to change flight patterns at Lindbergh Field. Apparently, tighter turns for eastbound takeoffs would save fuel for the... Read more

News & Opinion

San Diego City Councilmember Todd Gloria has long fashioned himself a strong champion of the environment. However, the rising Democratic star now faces a vote that threatens to undermine that narrative. Read more


If you care about people and the human ordeal, one of the hardest things to do is pass by a homeless person and deny him or her spare change or food. Read more

From the Editor

Keep up the great work exposing bad cops from both the Sheriff's Department and the San Diego PD [“Shocking Consequences,” Sept. 16]. Read more

Letters to the Editor

La Jolla Playhouse is getting a jump on its biennial Without Walls Festival (coming up Oct. 9-11) with a presentation of Liz Lerman's dance-theater piece Healing Wars. Read more


Across 1. Time of one's life? 4. Fox journalist Smith 8. Game whose levels are marked by fruit 14. Hawaiian dish eaten with the hands 15. Trail of snail slime 16. No longer saili Read more


At its best, metal can provide a form of escapism that few other musical genres can. There's an inherently cathartic aspect to music played loud, fast and heavy. Read more

Music Feature

Airbnb causes cancer! Well, not really, but the vilification of short-term rental companies, such as Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway, has become so heated that a comment like that doesn't seem unima Read more


After a successful inaugural event this spring at the Waterfront Park, the CRSSD Festival returns on Oct. 10 and 11 for another impressive lineup of electronic and indie acts. The list of acts has gro Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

We're adding lasers to it,” says A Ship in the Woods curator Lianne Mueller. “They're going to be around your feet. It's going to be so cool. It feels like you're walking through a labyrinth, but with lasers.” Read more

Seen Local

"Yeah, they're kind of fucked up," Simone Grossman says. "My dad asked me, 'What if you have blood thrown on your window?'" adds business partner Katie Howard. Grossman and Howard admit t Read more

Seen Local

Neil Young needs no introduction. The Canadian singer/songwriter's name is on many of the best albums ever released Read more

If I Were U

Ilya has announced their final show. The long-running outfit, which specialized in dark and dreamy textures that pulled from both post-rock and trip-hop, will be performing for the last time on Friday, Nov. 13, as part of a San Diego Music ... Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

To a certain generation of comedy enthusiasts who grew up watching Nixon lie and the American economy die, National Lampoon was an iconic print forum for vulgar parody and satire. Douglas Tirola's sw Read more


Robert Zemeckis' The Walk is an enthralling tribute to scale. It uses dazzling 3-D cinematography to turn New York City's expansive skyline into a man-made mountain range yearning to be climbed and admired. Read more


Shirley Jackson's short story "The Lottery" is one of the most widely anthologized works of fiction by a 20th century American writer and with good reason. It's absolutely terrifying. Read more

The Floating Library

"I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation," Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson said after Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd asked if a candidate's faith should matter to voters. Read more

Sordid Tales

We'd love it if the Without Walls Festival could be an annual event. The fact that it's held every two years, however, helps to build anticipation for an entire weekend of site-specific theater experiences. Read more

Short List Event Picks

Not all wines can claim they were born of an earth-shaking event, but one of Forgotten Barrel's (11855 Sorrento Valley Road) offerings sure can. Read more

Bottle Rocket


Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

If Guy Fieri did a show on Mexico it would probably have to be called Street Carts, Shacks and Saloons instead of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives . Read more

The World Fare