Kia Momtazi

The swap meet is chaotic. Worn-down wares spill out of vans, tower on tabletops and lie in heaps on tattered blankets. Children are everywhere, running up and down the aisles, getting hauled around in wooden wagons, hustling merchandise. Read more

Seen Local

Peter and Gabriel sit with their backs to a garage door, taking shelter from the midday sun in an alley off Park   Boulevard.  Read more

News & Opinion

Local puppeteers wish their audiences would just grow up--literally Read more

Seen Local

Jail might have been better than the streets Read more

News & Opinion

Tall tales Read more

News & Opinion

Our weekly series putting names and faces on homelessness Read more

News & Opinion

Choreograpaher/dancer Brad Lundberg senses a 'spark' Read more

Fall Arts

2007 SDMA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Nick Reynolds of The Kingston Trio never wanted to be political. He just wanted to be an entertainer. Read more


Jana sits on a blanket beneath a tree in the northwest corner of Balboa Park. She's surrounded by her boyfriend—snoozing under a pink comforter, despite the heat—a couple of backpacks and her friend's dog, Blondie. Read more

News & Opinion

Who's really buying into The Secret ? Read more

Seen Local

Why does everyone want us to pick a side? Read more


It somehow seems appropriate that 45-year-old Daniel—who's been homeless for nearly 10 years—should spend his days in Balboa Park reading James Michener's  The Drifters .  Read more

News & Opinion

For some San Diegans, petroleum is no longer an option Read more


Liz Edwards tells us how it's done Read more

Music Feature

Zoo guide doesn't lack in the spirit department Read more

Summer Guide

How to be a better restaurant customer Read more

News & Opinion

Dan Adams hates telling people he paints dogs. He likes dogs and he loves painting, but if he never had to have another "I paint dogs” conversation in his life, he'd probably die a much happier man. Read more

Seen Local

Go into The Rubber Rose for a vibrator, come out with an education Read more

Seen Local

Move over, Easy Rider-That biker on your tail's a chick Read more

Food & Drink

A review of Whole Foods Read more

Backwards & in High Heels