October 25, 2017 Issue


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As of July, SRO and the rest of the block’s properties, spanning from 1801 to 1871 Fifth Ave., have been sold. Read more

About Last Night


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For the uninitiated, the controversy in Boyle Heights surrounds the onslaught of art galleries taking advantage of cheap rents in the neighborhood and how their lack of inclusion of the local community is problematic. Read more

Thank You For Staring 1 Comments


Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

Last week, San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan issued a reasonless statement that she had passed the criminal investigation into Councilmember Chris Cate’s leak of a confidential city memo to the state Attorney General. Read more

Spin Cycle 1 Comments

Local immigrant and single mother Silvia Ocampo-Ortiz was deported on Oct. 19, despite having previously been told she could stay in the county so long as she checked in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement regularly. Read more

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Those fires—specifically, the Witch Creek, Guejito and Rice fires—were determined by CalFire investigators to have been caused by power lines. Read more

From the Editor 3 Comments


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Finding a Halloween costume can be frustrating as hell. But more makeup artists are taking on #31DaysOfHalloween, in which they create and post full-faced costume makeup looks to Instagram each day in October, and the inspiration is endless. Read more



Photo by Aaron Rumley

Of Mice and Men—the novella and the play—is 80 years old now, but it’s hard to imagine a time when its view of the world, a world both merciless and merciful, won’t matter. Read more


Hearing Agnès Varda laugh is surely one of life’s great pleasures. The spritely 88-year-old auteur cracks up throughout Faces Places, her nimble and joyous documentary co-directed with prolific street artist JR. Read more


With his new feature documentary Human Flow, renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei bucks this trend by focusing on the elemental experiences of refugees at the ground level. Read more


San Diego’s always had a dark streak, at least when it comes to the music scene. So it seemed only natural to put together a list of essential San Diego listening for Halloween season. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


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Members of Age of Collapse have started up a new band called Therapy. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Today, I join the ranks of the millions of inspiring #MeToo-ers who have made me think about the times I endured a man’s unwanted hands on my body. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels 4 Comments


Photo by Emily Dubin

Precious Art, released in June via SideOneDummy, packages alternately tender and hilarious anecdotes with nostalgic overtones into 12 tracks that recall the likes of Cheap Trick, Big Star and Thin Lizzy. Read more

Music Feature

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’m a very envious person, though I don’t act on it (meaning I don’t try to mess things up for people who are doing well). Where does envy stem from? How can I get rid of it? Read more



Photo by Ian Ward

The Sneaky Tiki is one of those things that is quintessentially San Diegan. It gets thrust upon locals in the same way that a burger from Hodad’s or a fish taco from South Beach does. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene 4 Comments

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Photo by Michael Gardiner

PL’s bagels are of the New York style. My cinnamon-raisin bagel, like the ones I’d get in Grand Central Station, were toasted and slathered in butter. Read more

The World Fare 1 Comments


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Not too long ago, Halloween used to be a pseudo-holiday only celebrated by children. Now, it’s a full-fledged event that is not only embraced by adults, but also often used as an excuse to dress up in ridiculous and extravagant costumes. Read more

Short List Event Picks


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Collaborations are one of my favorite things about craft industries. Coffee roasters often supply beans to breweries for coffee beers. Read more

Final Draught

It’s Halloween night. You’re too old for trick-or-treating. Your friends are out partying. Your greatest fright tonight is FOMO. But don’t fret—you’ve got a solid internet connection and an entire night to yourself. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward