October 26, 2016 Issue

Chat with Omar Passons about craft beer or bikes, and you'll be impressed with his knowledge. Get him talking about youth in San Diego, however, and you'll be blown away by his passion. more

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As the executive director of TransFamily Support Services and parent of a transgender son, Kathie Moehlig knows a thing or two about the challenges families with gender nonconforming members face. more

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Monica Schroeder is barely in her 30s, but she has already found her "life project." As founder of the border nonprofit organization Tijuana Te Quiero, she's dedicating her time and efforts to dignifying the border and showing a city it mat... more

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Women are more than plot device characters for the story arc of men, they're more than visually appealing caricatures, and in the real world deserve equal treatment and respect, not harassment or patronization, according to Sarah Gaydos. more

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Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

Late afternoon Monday, as the skies darkened and threatened rain, every revved engine from above, every tire squeal, every clank from rush-hour traffic drew the same reaction from parkgoers: craned necks leading skyward and wincing expressi... more

Spin Cycle

Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden has the look of an elegant period piece. Elaborate mansion interiors frame stoic characters dressed to the nines in suave suits and bright-hued dresses. more


Imperial Beach faces plenty of unique challenges: rising sea levels, crumbling infrastructure and pollution from the nearby border. Not that Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina is fazed by his city's obstacles. more

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He says it got to the point where he wasn't going to be able to look at himself in the mirror every morning if he didn't throw his hat into the ring. more

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Photo courtesy of Jake Najor

This beloved veteran drummer is a longtime staple of the San Diego music scene. From his first gig opening for P.O.D. as part of a Christian hardcore band, to his ongoing role behind the kit for a multitude of local projects, Najor lets his... more

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Preoccupations, formerly known as Viet Cong, released one of my favorite records this year, so I definitely wouldn't miss this one. more

If I Were U

Eric Howarth started his M-Theory record label in San Francisco after taking a self-imposed hiatus from band life. Following a tech job to San Diego, he re-appropriated his label's name and opened the Mission Hills (previously in South Park... more

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Photo by Chris Martindale

SubrosaPhoto by Chris Martindale In 2016, the world is getting a closer glimpse at what it might look like to live in a dystopian society. The planet as a whole isn't there yet, but the tipping more

Music Feature


Photo by Shaun Hagen

Kristianne Kurner (left) and Melissa Fernandes in God of CarnagePhoto by Shaun Hagen Alan, Veronica, Michael and Annette are definitely not nice people, and that's what makes Yasmina Reza's God more


Ann Berchtold supports San Diego art. She's the producer of several local art shows and the founder of Art San Diego, the city's first and only annual contemporary art fair. more

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"I think it's important an artist doesn't wait to be discovered," says Anna Stump, whose proactive attitude shows in each medium she's tackled. more

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We're lucky to have Nicole Capretz, founder of the Climate Action Campaign, a San Diego nonprofit with the singular goal of stopping climate change. more

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These days, not only is Justin Hudnall a respected local writer, but he empowers other artists through his literary and performing arts nonprofit, So Say We All. more

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The California National Guard has unconscionably been asking troops to repay enlistment bonuses they received for re-upping in 2006 to 2008 to serve and fight in Iraq or Afghanistan. more

From the Editor