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An all-American child of a mixed marriage that ended in divorce, I grew up one of six children in a single-mother household. My mother happened to be a baseball fanatic—a lifelong, diehard Mets fan. Every October we watched the World Series... more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

The last week of September (Hunger Action Month) was quickly disappearing, and I’d yet to live up to a commitment to participate in the CalFresh Challenge. more

Sep 28, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

We stood in line outside the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City, eating fresh mango with Tajin and chamoy, cackling at the world’s stupidest jokes like a coven of drunk witches and taking photos against the bright, cobalt blue walls of the o... more

Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM There She Goz

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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

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Photo by Jim Carmody

You need not comprehend high finance or know what buying and selling “junk” is to be pretty much blown away by La Jolla Playhouse’s world premiere of Ayad Akhtar’s Junk: The Golden Age of Debt. more

Aug 10, 2016 12:00 AM Theater

Three songs into White Lung's new album, Paradise , the Vancouver band sends an immediate signal that things are changing. more

Jul 6, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

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

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Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

Jan 20, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

Ranging in age from 37 to 47, the Fab Five aren’t what you would expect of bidders for a button-down nonpartisan job—the top legal adviser in City Hall and prosecutor of misdemeanors. And note: A sex-harassment case is spicing things up in ... more

Jan 20, 2016 12:00 AM News

Everybody’s been fantasizing about winning the $1.5 billion-plus Powerball lottery. Newscasts are filled with people talking dreamily about what they’d do with the winnings. Some would hand out cars and homes like Oprah. more

Jan 13, 2016 12:00 AM From 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

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

Thank you for your article on our homeless vets [“Political will and homeless veterans,” Nov. 11]. I do think the problems run much deeper and are more systemic. more

Nov 25, 2015 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

It’s apparent within a few moments of speaking with Leon Bridges that the cool he exudes is genuine. The singer/songwriter’s subtle southern drawl and off-the-cuff humility are infectious. more

Nov 4, 2015 12:00 AM Music Feature

Keep up the great work exposing bad cops from both the Sheriff's Department and the San Diego PD [“Shocking Consequences,” Sept. 16]. more

Oct 7, 2015 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

What is being overlooked in all this discussion of the convention center [“Contiguously speaking,” Sept. 16] is the lack of fiscally sound management oversight, which has been missing since executive management... more

Sep 23, 2015 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

I love Ryan Bradford's Well That Was Awkward column. It is consistently funny. I mean, laugh-out-loud-three-or-four-times-per-column funny. more

Sep 16, 2015 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

The man playing that saxophone, Kamasi Washington, was a crucial supporting player in the making of that album, having also arranged all of the strings that appear on To Pimp a Butterfly. Washington has played an important role in performan... more

Sep 9, 2015 12:00 AM Music Feature

Thanks for the editor's letter [“Caring about bike sharing,” Aug. 19]. However, you have one major thing wrong. more

Aug 26, 2015 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

At one point, Rand Paul was well positioned to be the “candidate of a new generation.” His foreign policy and civil rights positions, for example, could unite constituencies otherwise driven apart by opportunistic partisan political operati... more

Aug 26, 2015 12:00 AM News & Opinion