August 22, 2018 Issue


Photo by Jim Cox

The Globe’s latest production of Much Ado About Nothing, the capper of the 2018 Summer Shakespeare Festival, is a total audience pleaser from start to curtain. Read more



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After all was said and done, the hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County claimed the lives of 20 people, a majority of which were identified as homeless citizens. Read more

News 4 Comments

While I might be in the minority here, I quite appreciated the mayor’s response when the city council declined to place the mayor’s convention center tax measure on the November ballot. Read more

From the Editor

Thank you for the courageous work you and your entire staff do. I read the CityBeat weekly and appreciate the journalism that the paper puts out. Read more

Letters to the Editor

Megumi Reagan, director of policy and marketing at cannabis waste company Gaiaca, says the company has been busier than usual. Read more



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Don’t get me wrong. I whole-heartedly believe we need fresh ideas, new voices and truly civic-minded representatives. However, I don’t agree that just anyone deserves a seat at the table when they can’t even identify the place settings. Read more

A Side-Eye of Sanity 1 Comments

How does a local event like the San Diego Underground Film Festival, which specializes in showcasing such challenging and potentially alienating works of art, continue to grow past a niche audience of cinephiles? Read more

Features 1 Comments

As a gleefully unpretentious ode to the importance of respecting women, Support the Girls is the spirit animal to Gregory Jacobs’ Magic Mike XXL. Read more


Juliet, Naked, provides Rose Byrne a much-deserved leading role as Annie, a community-minded museum curator who lives on the English coast with her pretentious academic boyfriend Duncan (Chris O’ Dowd). Read more



Photo by Stephanie Pelayo

Che Cafe is hosting a music and arts festival on Saturday, Sept. 1 titled Escorted Trips. The show is an all-day, all-ages event that pairs music from 13 bands with DJs and artists, including live painting and interactive art exhibits. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

It’s a natural reaction to look at Montalban Quintet’s personnel and think of it as a local indie rock supergroup. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


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When I was in sixth grade, there were few things more terrifying to me than Marilyn Manson. Read more

The Spotlight

PLAN A: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever @ Soda Bar. In case you missed it, go back and read my feature on Australian indie rock outfit Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, whose new album, Hope Downs, hasn’t been out of rotation since I first heard it. Read more

If I Were U


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San Diego has come a long way toward becoming a truly bike-friendly city and over the past year, we’ve seen an influx of bike-sharing options pop up all over town Read more

Short List Event Picks

Despite how well Siamese Dream has aged, and how important a record it remains after 25 years, it’s hard to square with the baffling saga of the artist behind it, Billy Corgan. Read more

Music Feature 6 Comments

Orange excels at defining things in a way so that they mean more than one thing at a time, sometimes opposite things, until they cancel the meaning out and the words are just there, meaning whatever you want them to mean. Read more

The Floating Library

Leo (July 23 - August 22): Surely you have heard the joke that a broken escalator is just stairs, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t call the escalator repairman. Read more

Astrologically Unsound


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For years, Chinese food in San Diego meant different versions of watered-down Cantonese and the sort of Americanized “Chinese” one might expect from a late-night delivery place in New York. Sichuan? Not so much. Read more

The World Fare 1 Comments


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At worldwide prices around $80 per pound they can be the most expensive form of seafood in the world. They’re percebes, aka gooseneck barnacles. Read more

The World Fare