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As the Nov. 8 election approaches, San Diego is engaged in a debate over whether to raise the hotel tax in order to pay for a new Chargers football stadium in downtown’s East Village. more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Opinion

Stephen Keyes seems to be clueless as to what Kaepernick’s actions are for [Letters, Sept. 21]. Black people are not asking for a perfect society; just respect of life would be sufficient! As far as disrespecting the ideal of our society, t... more

Oct 5, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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Photo by Steph Johnson

Two days before last week's San Diego Homeless Awareness Day I went to East Village looking for the Living Water Church. I couldn’t find a sign but did see an open door on what seemed to be the right block, so I went in. more

Aug 24, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

I dress like a tomboy: jeans, T-shirts, hoodies, and work boots. My boyfriend of a year wants me to wear skirts and dresses more often. Nothing trashy. Just not my usual tomboy wear. This weekend, I wore a sundress to brunch. It made him so... more

Aug 17, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

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Photo by Duncan Moore

It’s possible that Sketch Party is the most happening Tuesday night scene in town. The bi-monthly art event—where right-brained patrons come to draw, color and sometimes simply doodle on paper-covered tables—has seen a steady uptick in atte... more

Jul 20, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Homeless people were camped in an Escondido building that was mysteriously/deliberately burned (by the campers?) [“Does Red Cross exclude homeless from aid?,” July 6]. more

Jul 20, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

Homeless people were camped in an Escondido building that mysteriously/deliberately burned (by the campers?) [“Does Red Cross exclude homeless from aid?” July 6]. People accused the Red Cross of not treating homeless people like disaster vi... more

Jul 13, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

I’m a 44-year-old woman who’s been dating a successful actor for a year. When we met, he told me he was 35. Well, in picking up a prescription for him, I discovered he’s actually 42! more

Jul 6, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

Just wanted to send you a note to let you know that your article “Trump has finally jumped the shark” [June 8] resonated with me. more

Jun 15, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

Mr. Decker has written retrograde nonsense before (“The vindication of a lesbian porn connoisseur” comes to mind) but this really takes the cake. more

May 25, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

Does it make you uncomfortable to take shits in public? Well, most homeless people would like to do private things in private, too, but they don’t get that choice. Either give people a place to shit— public dedicated or mobile restrooms—or ... more

May 18, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

Regarding “Nuñez release points to need for clemency reform” [April 13]: The coverage of Ethan Couch in Texas put a spotlight on “affluenza,” but affluenza is not unusual or new; and Esteban Nuñez is just another instance. more

Apr 27, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

Back in June of last year, long-running weekly UK music magazine NME got ahold of The Gloomies’ debut single “LSD,” months before it was even officially released, and named them Buzz Band of the Week. Not bad for a band that had only existe... more

Jan 13, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

Nice article by Ron Donoho on the homeless in San Diego [“Homeless stats get worse,” Dec. 2]. I volunteer at a couple of nonprofits that deal directly with the homeless: Uptown Community Service Center (uptowncsc.org) and Dreams for Change ... more

Dec 9, 2015 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

While recently enjoying the view of shimmering, quilted cloud patterns rolling past lush Mission Valley hillsides as my trolley ride clattered toward downtown, my seatmate was visibly seething. more

Dec 9, 2015 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

At the end of a freewheeling, 90-minute conversation last week with Francine Busby, Spin Cycle urged the chairwoman of the county’s Democratic Party to “keep swinging.” more

Nov 25, 2015 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

The 14th annual Interfaith Candlelight Vigil on Sunday began as a solemn march at the nondescript San Diego Rescue Mission on downtown’s Elm Street. more

Nov 4, 2015 12:00 AM From the Editor

At its best, metal can provide a form of escapism that few other musical genres can. There's an inherently cathartic aspect to music played loud, fast and heavy. more

Oct 7, 2015 12:00 AM Music Feature