SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The City Council declared Tuesday to be "The Casbah Day" in San Diego in recognition of the gritty alternative rock and punk music club's 25th anniversary.
The establishment at 2501 Kettner Blvd. was started in 1989 with a capacity of 75 people and has hosted such musical acts as Nirvana, the Smashing Pumpkins, The Damned and Social Distortion.
"The Casbah has been a regional institution enriching arts and culture throughout San Diego by creating a space that both attracts exciting and emerging acts from all around the world, but also cultivates local talent," said Interim Mayor Todd Gloria, who has attended shows there in the past.
He said the club, which now has a capacity for 200, has been run by people who "live and breathe music." Special concerts to celebrate the silver anniversary are scheduled throughout this month.
"I know that the Casbah makes San Diego a much cooler city, which is what we're all striving for," the mayor said.
Club co-founder Tim Mays thanked the City Council and urged it to continue supporting local arts programs, especially those operated by small businesses.
Five people were injured in a three-car crash in the Rolando area on Sunday after an apparent road-rage incident. It happened about 1:30 p.m. on University Avenue at College Avenue, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Another successful Comic-Con is in the books. The four-day pop culture convention came to an end Sunday, but even in its final hours was packed with things to see and do.
Vince Velasquez allowed two hits over seven innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 Sunday for a doubleheader split.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for San Diego County inland valleys, mountains, and deserts. The warning is valid for Monday morning through Thursday evening
A man stole a brand-new luxury car out of a Kearny Mesa dealership's lot and led police on a lengthy chase down San Diego freeways on Sunday.
San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing and so is the superhero-themed fashion! Celebrities like Sarah Paulson, Sonequa Martin-Green and Camila Mendes, among many other stylish ladies, rocked a bevy of leather, nylon and pleather to attend the annual comic book convention.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who died Saturday morning on a sidewalk in Old Town.
A suspected drunk driver was shot by sheriff's deputies after leading them on a pursuit across North County freeways Friday night, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.