July 13, 2016 Issue


Photo by Ron Donoho

Last Thursday, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, San Diego Police Department Chief Shelley Zimmerman, SDPD homicide Capt. David Nisleit and other police brass converged for a press conference to announce they’d arrested a suspect in the grisly murder-... Read more

From the Editor


Photo by Ron Donoho

I talk to a lot of people about homelessness, and I’m often told that “these people” want to be homeless. This is a myth. Read more


While Major League Baseball’s power elite belted soft pitches out of Petco Park Monday night during the pre-All-Star-Game’s Home Run Derby, the San Diego City Council was ensconced in its own marathon bash-fest. Read more

Spin Cycle

Homeless people were camped in an Escondido building that mysteriously/deliberately burned (by the campers?) [“Does Red Cross exclude homeless from aid?” July 6]. People accused the Red Cross of not treating homeless people like disaster vi... Read more

Letters to the Editor

It's hard to see the point of California , the band's eighth album and first since parting ways with Delonge, whose recent interviews have included some troubling quotes about UFOs. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

A lost 1996 album by Red Dye No. 5 is finally seeing the light of day. Silver Girl Records, which originally released the now defunct San Diego band's "Fuzzbomb" 7-inch, has announced it's releasing The Fort Apache Sessions . Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


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Brace yourselves for the pot onslaught. The battle lines have been drawn and the coffers are fattening for an all-out fight ahead of the Nov. 8 vote to make California the fifth state to allow recreational marijuana. Read more

News & Opinion

Brazil has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. The Summer Olympics set to debut in Rio de Janeiro a month from now have been overshadowed by increasing gang and police violence. Zika vi Read more


At the tender age of 13, Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison) already wants to be a gangster. The portly orphan believes firmly in the power of pop culture; he wears a puffy red and white jacket with Tupac l Read more



Photo by Jim Carmody

Chances are, T he Last Tiger in Haiti will be your first exposure to the heartbreaking plight of the restaveks , child slaves in Haiti whose freedom and much, much more is robbed of them until they reach the age of 18. Read more


Listeners of Fear of Men's second album, Fall Forever , are likely to notice there's something different about the UK-based indie pop outfit this time around. Read more

Music Feature


Photo courtesy of Hysterical Accuracy

Ash Eliza Smith and Kim-Anh SchreiberPhoto courtesy of Hysterical Accuracy Ash Eliza Smith and Kim-Anh Schreiber are reluctant to divulge many details or plot points about their new web series, C Read more

Seen Local


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Brenna JudkinsPhoto courtesy of the artist Lottie Hop owner Brenna Judkins couldn't always embrace her weirdness. She says growing up in Akron, Ohio, she developed artistic inclinations at a ver Read more

Seen Local

Deerhoof have been making weird, noisy, psychedelic and super fun indie rock since the late '90s, and they show no signs of slowing. Read more

If I Were U

On June 17, 2016, while in New York visiting my parents, The Mother lost her iPod and mobile phone. This was quite a tragedy given that she only recently learned how to use the darn things. Read more

Sordid Tales

"We don't shop at Target," said my sister while lounging on a lawn chair. It was 117 degrees out in her Los Angeles backyard. Perhaps that was a premonition for the heated discussion to come. Read more

There She Goz


Photo courtesy of San Diego Pride

"Given the recent events in Orlando, now is the time more than ever to come out, celebrate and be proud," says San Diego LGBT Pride Public Relations Manager Alex Villafuerte. "To celebrate our accomplishments and progress, and also have som... Read more

Short List Event Picks


Photo by Andrew Dyer

It can be a challenge to find the beer that makes San Diego such a fabulous beer destination in the area. But here are ones worth finding. Read more

The Beerdist

As recent rising temperatures have swiftly turned my apartment into a sweltering sauna, I've realized now is the time to break out the white wine. Read more

Bottle Rocket

Becoming an adult is one part taking on responsibilities, one part shedding foolish romantic notions. When it comes to dim sum restaurants, one of those "foolish notions" is the romance of rolling carts. Read more

The World Fare