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State of the Valley

The e-mail sat in my in-box, an angry bullet fired by a frustrated white man. Minutes before, he’d heard San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Ruben Navarette refer to white Americans as “lazy.”

Minority report

August 21st, 2008

The e-mail sat in my in-box, an angry bullet fired by a frustrated white man. Minutes before, he’d heard San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Ruben Navarette refer to white Americans as “lazy.”

  • As We See It

    Whether Robert Kennedy would have made a good president is unknowable. All that is certain is that during his campaign he convinced millions of Americans ...

  • As We See It

    The green crowd is at it again, this time pushing for wind farms throughout much of the West and Great Plains. TV commercials are appearing ...

  • As We See It

    It’s ridiculous, just plain ridiculous to assume that Gov. Jim Gibbons used any political influence to receive a special designation that lowered his annual property ...

  • As We See It

    We’re reeling from a series of jolts: $4.50-a-gallon gasoline, neighborhoods shaken by empty homes, rapidly rising food prices, growing unemployment and a war in its ...

  • Foreclosures

    The young couple stands in their Summerlin driveway, an impromptu yard sale illustrating their plight. They need cash. Their house, once the symbol of a ...

  • As We See It

    Sales are down. Tips are off. Work is disappearing. The national unemployment rate climbed to 5.5 percent from 5 percent in May, the largest jump ...

  • As We See It

    There’s always the Duke with his sing-song voice, the miles of attitude that stretched from mesa to mesa and that athletic swagger. Surrounded by marauding ...

  • Nightlife

    Welcome to your party checklist. From beach clubs to beats, we've got everything you need for five days of MDW fun, aka Biggest Weekend Ever.

  • Nightlife

    Four alternatives to this weekend's big nightlife parties.

  • Music

    The Philharmonic is reaching out to untapped ears: “I want to break down all of these walls. I want them to feel they can go ...

  • As We See It

    Cates isn't thinking too much about strategy going into Last Cowboy Standing. He’s focused on having a good time and making the best of the ...

  • Music

    Also on the bill: Brandon Flowers, Shamir, Duran Duran, Hozier, Weezer, Major Lazer, Run the Jewels and more.

  • Nightlife

    Where the music is sweet (and so are the Jell-O shots). It's time to get down with your bad self!

  • Reviews

    From shortrib-stuffed cannelloni to branzino livornese, everything sounds good on Julian Serrano's massive menu of Italian treasures.

  • Dining

    Espresso is front and center at the new Green Valley coffee house, with only one "sweetened" drink on the menu.

  • A&E

    "Their preservation and activation is vital to downtown's revitalization."

  • Dining News

    Also, small plates make the menu at Andre's and move from Lago to Hyde.

  • Music

    Playing their most successful album in full, the headliners put forth one of the best sets I've seen this year.

  • Dining

    Hurry in for the limited-time Le Grande Burger. Come back for the scallops and spring pea pasta.

  • Dining News

    Plus: A Korean cooking class at Roy's and a St. Jude's fundraiser at Ra Sushi.

  • As We See It

    The Last Cowboy Standing competition is complemented with three days of country music and slices of Western life.

  • Dining

    The small but scrumptious food menu is complemented by a vast assortment of drinks like frappuccinos and fruit-ades.

  • The Sunday

    Leading up to Memorial Day and Veterans Day, Marianne Schwartz and George Barnett station themselves at local grocery stores to hand out poppies in honor ...

  • As We See It

    The artist has already conducted more than 1,000 self-weddings in Brooklyn, New Orleans and even at Burning Man.

  • A&E

    Also, Rumpshaker Storytelling at the Writer's Block and Craig Ferguson at Cosmopolitan.

  • A&E

    Ross is no slouch, but Attell, one of the most respected comics’ comics in the game, was on a different level.

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