Content for Thursday, July 27, 2000

News & Stories

Cold Quest

On January 14, 1993, San Diego resident Sunniva Sorby and three women companions arrived at the South Pole after a 67-day journey. Starting at a point on the Hercules Inlet, they had trudged 700 miles, ...

Rancho Ghost Town

“Our newest song is ‘Rancho Ghost Town,’ named after Rancho San Diego, which is right near where I live. It’s about widespread implanting of strip malls throughout our eastern rural areas, making them like any ...

House of Blues Seeks Home

“House of Blues is not coming to the building bounded by Fifth and Sixth and Broadway,” says a well-connected source. “I understand they have walked away from the Woolworth’s building.” It was announced in the ...

The Belly Up Doesn't Like Punk Rockers

“The Belly Up gave me back my tape. They said we don’t like punk rockers. They didn’t even listen to it. They just gave it back to me.” Singer Brad Kavonius has mixed reactions as ...

So Many Drifters

“There are so many Drifters,” said one local promoter. “There’s the Original Drifters, the World Famous Drifters, and just the Drifters. Meanwhile, none of them have any original members.” On Saturday the Drifters, the Platters, ...

The Magnificent Meatsticks

CD review: The Magnificent Meatsticks, MP3.com You can download all of this from www.mp3.com/magmeat, including a little ditty called “Richard Meltzer Is My Fucking Hero” — I kid you not. But it couldn’t be me ...

Faster Than a Speeding Bike Thief

For the last five years, Kryptonite, a manufacturer of top-of-the-line bicycle locks, has released a ten-worst bike-theft cities list. This year, San Diego made the list for the first time, despite local authorities' claim that ...

Service with a Smile

The car wash at the Yellow Cab Company lot in East Village is like most others. Black Lincoln town cars run through, and the crew wipes them off. Only this crew is different. Expressions of ...

On the block

For years, rumors have swirled around the question of whether Copley Press, Inc., intends to sell off its newspaper empire, including San Diego's own Union-Tribune, to Chicago-based Tribune Company or another big media conglomerate. Elderly ...

Why are prime-time network TV shows shown at different times, depending on the time zone?

Hey, Matt: Why are prime-time network TV shows shown at one time in the Eastern and Pacific time zones and another time in the Central and Mountain time zones? -- Phil Collins, Oceanside Heymatt: Why ...

Pass on by Mount Disappointment and climb farther to San Gabriel Peak, offering the better view of the LA Basin.

San Gabriel Peak (elevation 6161 feet), is but one of the many named summits crowning the soaring, so-called "front range" of the San Gabriel Mountains north of Pasadena and the Los Angeles Basin. Years ago ...