With a few exceptions, last week’s primary election was as thrilling as watching a frozen turkey thaw. Read more

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Yes, the Padres got a beatdown and lost, 15-0, to the Dodgers in their home opener. But it could be slightly worse. It could already be Chargers season. Read more

From the Editor

By the day, Spin Cycle is gaining more appreciation for the work of attorneys in our midst. Where else can a weekly columnist of twisted mind unearth such rare earthy samples of literary gold in a town with a mayor who’s button is perpetual... Read more

Spin Cycle

Community pride is so embedded into South Park that the residents there will still remind you that it is called “Golden Hill,” before the business owners invite you in for a glass of wine. Read more

News & Opinion

Joan Jett, something called the "Festivus Quietus" and lots of other shows we're excited about this week Read more

If I Were U

A short film in an awesome theater—plus, all the other movies showing around town Read more


Chef Wade Hageman, who opened Blanca Restaurant in Solana Beach, was frustrated with what he saw as fine dining exclusivity. When the time came to open his own place, he wanted a concept that would be more accessible. In his words, "I just ... Read more

Food & Drink

I was willing to show it all to Big Government Read more