Content for Thursday, December 2, 2004

News & Stories

Board Up and Go

EMS pilots tell their stories.

"It was my first training flight with Mercy Air," says J.P. Wilson, a large, white-haired man. "I had gone through the ground school, and I was scheduled to fly with Jeff Emery. I got here ...

Leaders and Followers

Movies reviewed this week: Alexander, Christmas with the Kranks, Closer, Kinsey and National Treasure

Yes Fest

“The city needs one big event that people from around the country can come to and say, ‘Wow!’ ”

The Lounge is No More

The Lounge is no more. Hosted by Dirk Sutro, The Lounge aired 6 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday on KPBS (89.5 FM) and featured in-studio guests who talked about music, poetry, performance art, film, ...

Leon Hendrix (Jimi's Brother) and Buddy Miles

Leon Hendrix (Jimi's brother) and Buddy Miles, the original drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience, jammed at the La Jolla Hard Rock on November 20th. They were joined onstage by the guitarist from the Buddy ...

"We Booked Seven Shows Before Noon"

"We booked seven shows before noon," said Steve Redfearn about his first day with new hire John Wojas. Redfearn, president of Viejas Entertainment, said his concert company has left the reservation and is now based ...

The World Beat Center

The World Beat Center was burglarized on the morning of November 14, according to police report #04-070392. "I was flagged down by citizens who reported a transient-looking male smashing into a building near the La ...

Those Dang Robinsons

Those Dang Robinsons, a six-person band from southeast San Diego, includes five brothers -- all sons of Pastor Archie Robinson, Sr., who has led the congregation at the Newbirth Christian Fellowship for seven years. There's ...

A Few Months Ago, DJ Jesse Henderson

A few months ago, DJ Jesse Henderson was walking down J Street in the Gaslamp when he was jumped by three sailors. "There were these two guys hanging around a parked car," Jesse said, "and ...

Two-Man Band Across The Room

Two-man band Across The Room began recording their second CD November 22, and they didn't have to go further than across the hall to do so. Steven Cox and Enrique Platas plan on recording their ...

When Everclear

When Everclear plays 4th & B tomorrow, their contract rider requires the venue to stock and cater the band's tour bus (by 2 p.m. on day of show) as well their backstage dressing rooms. Necessary ...

José’s Spicy Chinese Black Bean Sauce

This is an awesome sauce that can be served over scallops or shrimp and linguine. We just used it at a big function at the zoo. We did 500 servings of scallops. We sautéed them ...

Free Red Vines

'We've never run out, but sometimes people throw them around and the club makes us clean up the mess.'

Windblown World: The Journals of Jack Kerouac 1947-1954

Windblown World: The Journals of Jack Kerouac 1947-1954. Edited and with an introduction by Douglas Brinkley; Viking Books, 2004; 387 pages; $25.95. FROM THE DUST JACKET: Jack Kerouac is best known through the image he ...

Birds with Salty Feet

Mattresses, boat parts, toys, cans of insect spray, plastic trash bags, and Styrofoam packing fodder are only some of the trash that the local Audubon Society takes out of San Diego County wetlands every year. ...

Walk on a wild side of San Diego Bay and up onto the Point Loma peninsula.

Here's how you can experience some of San Diego's finest views of bay and city, get away from crowds, and enjoy a little exercise at the same time. Give yourself an hour or a bit ...

Mets Slice

Hank lunges into his salad. “Oh, God,” he says. “I’ve got yours. Greek, right?”

Ascension Catholic Church

Reverend Charles "Chuck" Fuld told me he felt leery to speak with me. "Everyone is trying to point their finger at the Catholic Church," Fuld remarked. I reassured Reverend Fuld that my intentions were not ...

The Jerky Survey

USA Today has come out with a new survey -- apparently, three out of every four people make up 75 percent of the population. -- David Letterman At first, I thought it would be cool ...

The Thrill of the Hill

Well, it's appropriate that I crashed an event where there can actually be crashing. It was the Soap Box Derby Races in La Mesa.The Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program that has been ...

Tree Toppers

It's the most wonderful time of the year...," sings hubby Patrick. He has been belting that holiday tune out since before Halloween, his way of poking fun at his Christmas-loving wife. "Halloween is right around ...

The lightning-pee connection

Hey Matt: On a recent Sunday morning, a thunderstorm woke me up. I thought I would go peepee and return to bed. Once in the bathroom, it occurred to me that I once read you ...

Who's jimmy and why's he stealing my car?

Hey Matt! My friend, who always complains about my yard sales, had his car swiped. It was an older model. Probably a Tercel. Ugly poop-purple colored. I told him, from my ESP powers, that "Jimmy" ...

Wall Street Loves Gobblers

The world's biggest maker of baseball gloves can't make any errors. The company, K2 Inc., moved to Carlsbad from Santa Monica last year. It has more than a billion dollars in annual sales of sporting ...

Nonstop to Wild Goats

Captain Ramón Orta Vidrio, one of three owners of Aeroservicios de California, had left instructions for me to meet him in downtown Ensenada. Five minutes after we arrive at 7:00, Orta shows up in his ...

Dinner at eight

Embattled San Diego Unified school superintendent Alan Bersin is already trying to make amends with those three new board members elected against his wishes who will take office next week, but his first olive-branch offering ...