September 4, 2019 Issue


Illustrations by Carolyn Ramos

Aries (March 21 - April 19): It never seems like a bear would really rip the doors off your SUV to get the Doritos you left on the passenger seat. Until it does. Read more

Astrologically Unsound

Rachel O’Neill’s daughter has been kidnapped, but the only way to get her back is to kidnap another child whose parents can be counted on to keep the chain going. Read more

The Floating Library


Photo by Chad Kelco

With a look that’s a cross between Misfits and hair metal, New Skeletal Faces could easily be cast as the evil band in a Battle of the Bands scene from an ’80s horror movie. Read more

The Spotlight

On tour and hitting the San Diego Civic Theatre on Friday, Sept. 20, Kravitz will perform hits like “Let Love Rule” and “Mama Said.” Read more

Music Feature


Koury Angelo

Since she began her career in 2003, Flaherty has released three full-length albums, was announced to perform at Riptide Music Festival and Austin City Limits and was nominated for two Grammys. Read more

Music Feature

Since May, when I began this insidious slog through The Valley of the Shadow of No Carne Asada Burritos, I’ve lost 50 pounds. Read more

Sordid Tales

If stray dogs could claim “squatter’s rights,” Chola and Football would have a powerful case when it comes to Los Reyes skate park in Santiago. Read more


Rachel (Hannah Pearl Utt) comes from a clan of flighty performers who think life is just one big theater stage. Read more



Image courtesy of Foria

The last time I moved through my menstrual cycle I decided it was a good idea to go au naturel in combating pain and other period-related discomforts. Read more



Photo illustration by Hugh D’Andrade/Dave Maass

San Diego County is a perfect storm for the surveillance state. Read more

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Photo by Stacy Keck

Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is a national organization where volunteers in drag read books to a group of children and parents. Read more

Features 1 Comments

For the past 17 years, San Diego CityBeat has been responsible for some of the highest-quality journalism in the city, the region and even the state. Read more

From the Editor 8 Comments

No one mentions how they use fire to keep the forest from reclaiming the land and also create opportunities to expand their holdings. Read more

A Side-Eye of Sanity


Photo by Evyn Morgan

Black Heart Procession is the band local legend Pall Jenkins formed after Three Mile Pilot split up. Read more

If I Were U


Photo by Stacy Keck

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, but at the San Diego Museum of Man, beer is being served anytime from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read more

Short List Event Picks

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Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

There are moments when I know a restaurant or eatery isn’t going to suck even before I’ve tried the food. In the case of Marea-Alta (Carretera Libre Tijuana-Ensenada Km 41 22710) in Rosarito. Read more

The World Fare


Photo by Beth Demmon

Representation, or lack thereof, can make all the difference in a person of color pursuing an interest or career in craft beer or not. Read more

Final Draught