April 3, 2019 Issue

From Duke Cunningham to Duncan Hunter, San Diego is no stranger to the vagaries of federal campaign finance laws. Read more


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Photo by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

A city audit report found that planning group members are not currently receiving sufficient training to fulfill their role. Read more

News 3 Comments

I totally agree with Bill [Letters, March 27, in response to Michael Gardiner’s article on the Michelin Guide coming to San Diego]. Read more

Letters to the Editor

Biden’s dismissive non-apologies about his touchy-feely behavior makes it clear that he still has a long way to go. Read more

From the Editor 2 Comments

Cereal beers are the new trend, and this seemingly never-ending brown ale actually expands after you open the can. Read more

Beer Issue


Photo by Ryan Bradford

Let’s get one thing straight: I know that kombucha is not beer. As I type these words, I’m bracing to be well, actually’d to death by a craft beer mob. Read more

Beer Issue


Photo courtesy of Judith Downie / CSUSM

Over the past three decades, the San Diego craft beer industry has evolved from its modest origins into a monolithic titan of the international craft brewing marketplace. Read more

Beer Issue


Photo by Paradeigm

As the new head of the Guild whose mission is “to promote San Diego breweries and create an open line of communication between brewers—connecting a strong and vibrant community,” Zirpolo inherited some unique challenges from his predecessors. Read more

Beer Issue


Photo by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

I summoned the help of my beer-loving gal pals. “I’m working on a story about beer for people who don’t like beer... do any breweries come to mind?” my text reads. Read more

Beer Issue


Photo courtesy of Flipper

Flipper is one of those bands that every fan of punk seems to know about, even if they’ve never listened to them before. Read more

Music Feature

The instrumentation is tight, the vocals are soaring and the solos are epic. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

God bless Record Store Day. At a time when many retail shops are struggling due to online shopping, this annual event—now in its 12th year—keeps customers interested in local, brick-and-mortar record shops. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo courtesy of Terrie Best

District 3 councilmember, Chris Ward, plans to propose San Diego’s own cannabis equity program. Read more

CannaBeat 1 Comments


Image courtesy of California Ballet Company

Spring isn’t just about chocolate bunnies and seasonal allergies. It also means that a variety of new dance productions are opening. Over the next few weeks, a host of local and national companies will be debuting new performances. Read more

Short List Event Picks

I believe, however, there’s always a bigger lesson to be had when shit escalates. We should be horrified at how easy it was for these sociopaths to drag so many people into their scams. Read more

A Side-Eye of Sanity

Instead of mocking her comments, I will mock her judgment. Because as astonishing as her remarks are, what’s more astonishing is that she didn’t predict the backlash. Read more

Sordid Tales 1 Comments

Aries (March 21 - April 19): Where do you even begin with this week? Oh, that’s right, at the beginning. Well I guess that was easy enough to figure out. Read more

Astrologically Unsound


Photo by Daren Scott

Backyard Renaissance’s Mr. and Mrs. Fitch is a show-off for its playwright, Douglas Carter, while also serving as a showcase for its actors, Andrew Oswald and Sandy Campbell. Read more


The Spirit of Science Fiction belongs in that category of novel that documents first contact between a great writer and a great city. Read more

The Floating Library

Still, with Sunset (opening Friday, April 5, at the Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas) Nemes has created an effectively brutal allegory about the local origins of national destruction. Read more