June 6, 2018 Issue

A new report identifies the rising prevalence of a highly toxic pesticide in illegal grow operations throughout California. Read more



Photo by Jim Cox

Replete with slow-motion and stop-action double takes, as well as mugging to the audience and lots and lots of shouting, the Edward Torres-directed Native Gardens hammers into the ground its humor and its message points. Read more



Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

Former councilmember Donna Frye hasn’t sat at the dais for more than seven years, but she still finds ways to push the buttons of city leaders. Read more

Spin Cycle

On May 17, San Diego County released its latest Point In Time Count (PITC), reporting that countywide homelessness was down six percent from last year. But the count omitted people living in RVs. Read more

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There is at least some irony in the fact that it is the responsibility of the Sheriff’s office to provide voter registration to inmates. Read more

Letters to the Editor

With the end of the primary season comes a bit of a post-election respite. Trust me, I understand, but San Diego progressives can’t afford to take their foot off the gas (or, in the spirit of increased bike-friendly streets, foot off the pedal). Read more

From the Editor


Photo by Paul Bowers

When asked why put on InterGalactiCon (IGC) in San Diego, Kirk pointed to pent up frustrations due to how many people don’t get to go to SDCC. Read more


With respect to the 1,500 “missing” kids, those in the know argue the descriptor is innacurate. These “unaccompanied alien children” (UACs) aren’t missing they say, but have been placed with vetted sponsors, often relatives already living in the U.S. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels


Photos by Hannah Johansen

“If you don’t like the people you’re making music with, your music is going to reflect that. You’re going to be tired at band practice because you don’t want to be there, you’d rather be at home watching Netflix,” Merullo says. Read more

Music Feature


Photo by Shervin Lainez

Jeremy Enigk is best known for fronting proto-emo icons Sunny Day Real Estate. But in the ‘90s he released a progressive chamber pop album called Return of the Frog Queen. Read more

If I Were U

Though Perrywinkle Beamer contains only six tracks, there’s a great diversity within its brief sampling of synth-funk selections. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

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Photo by Candice Eley

Unwind Yourself, the monthly R&B and soul happy hour at the Whistle Stop, is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Bill Lutzius / Flickr

Yet another historic bar is being forced to close or relocate due to San Diego’s rising property rates. This time, it’s the India Street whiskey joint, The Aero Club (3365 India St.). Read more

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Looking to consume a year’s worth of dread all in one sitting? Hereditary will gladly oblige. The debut film from writer/director Ari Aster is an intoxicating and draining exercise in omnipresent possession. Read more


American Animals (opening Friday, June 8, at the Angelika Film Centers—Carmel Mountain) chooses to disavow the truth entirely to flip off the sanctity of traditional documentary models. Read more


Curated by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the 10th annual International Documentary Film Series is a great way to get inspired again. Read more

Short List Event Picks

Gemini (May 21 - June 20): This week, you will give up and accept that you don’t remember why you went into the room. Of course, when you turn around to leave you’ll remember. Read more

Astrologically Unsound

Don’t forget the beer: The step toward becoming a good griller is barrelling through the self-doubt that keeps you from achieving your potential. Alcohol will allow you to do this. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward


Photo by Ian Ward

I don’t believe that I have ever actually finished a whole Bloody Mary. And trust me, I’ve gotten to the bottom of a glass of some vile shit. Read more

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Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

I thought I knew from Philly cheesesteaks and recalled fondly of our local offerings over the years. That is, until I went to Calozzi’s Cheesesteaks (1146 Garnet Ave. Suite A) in Pacific Beach. Read more

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