Content for Thursday, May 31, 2007

News & Stories

When You Play Chess, You Can't Hide Who You Are

Some call it combat, some a sport.

"I played Nakamura. He was 18 years old at the time, at the 2005 U.S. Championship. His name is Hikaru Nakamura. And he's the top U.S. player right now." This is the top chess player ...

Paradise Valley Seventh-Day Adventist Church, National City

A wide range of musical styles carried a wide range of religious sentiments during the first half of the Sabbath service. Old-timey hymn piano, keeping the beat under the opening songs: "Majesty, worship His majesty/ ...

Bob Weir And Jerry Garcia At Golden Hall, January 8, 1978

Most of the Grateful Dead sang "Happy Birthday" to promoter Bill Graham that night; Jerry didn't because he had laryngitis. Though a local reviewer opened his article with, "It's not easy to forgive a group ...

Dancing Bears

With time, even a bear can learn to dance. -- Yiddish proverb David doesn't dance. Sure, he may bob his head to the music here and there, and, if he's had enough wine, he might ...

Tail Wags Dead Dog

On Saturday, April 21, at the San Diego Four Points Sheraton, City Attorney Mike Aguirre delivered the keynote address to a conference sponsored by Municipal Officials for Redevelopment Reform, whose head is Chris Norby, chair ...

Soft Hands, Easy Money

If state assemblyman Joe Coto has been looking particularly relaxed lately, maybe some credit should go to East County's Barona Indians, who anted up $105 for a massage he received while at the Barona Valley ...

Colon Hydrotherapy

I've been tired, bordering on logy, all week. I eat pretty well, and I do a bit of walking, but I was beginning to think more was needed. I scanned the bulletin board at Whole ...

Bloody Mess

PolyHeme, that controversial blood substitute deployed in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods during trials conducted by UCSD three years ago, has come a cropper. Evanston, Illinois-based Northfield Laboratories announced on May 23 that of ...

Unschooled

Padres CEO and Rancho Santa Fe denizen Sandy Alderson has lost his bid to become a trustee of Dartmouth College, from which he graduated in 1969. Alderson's hard-fought election campaign, featuring a slick direct-mail piece ...

Pirate Paloma's Song of the Day

Title: Pirate Paloma's Song of the Day Address: http://piratepaloma.blogspot.com Author: Paloma From: La Jolla Blogging since: April 2007 Post Date: May 22, 2007 Post Title: Song: "Platinum Blonde" by Blondie God, I love Deborah Harry. ...

The Reader's Eye on Television

Chasing blond flakes around a glass table with my last dollar bill in my nose wasn't "rock bottom." When a car backed over me, I was shirtless and running through an alley. That wasn't the ...

Cruel Mistress

"There's just no substitute for the rush you get from banging on loud guitars and heavy drums."

Like India Itself

It takes time to understand our food. You should come back, often.

Old Music, New Again

I think the harpsichord is probably the more difficult instrument to make music on because it's not inherently a musical instrument," says music director and founder for the Bach Collegium San Diego Ruben Valenzuela. "The ...

Carlsbad

Name: Phil Boone Home: Carlsbad Vehicle: 1939 Ford Fordor Deluxe Surfing: Carlsbad "You never think you're going to get old," Phil Boone says. "You never plan for it. I'm retired now. Spent 28 years as ...

The George and Martha Show

George and Martha can't live with, or without, each other. At the end of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? two questions surface: Can they live without the fantasy, the one safe subject, that ...

Dimitrios Kyranas in Athens, Greece

The Catch On one of the many beautiful -- thanks to global warming -- winter mornings, I decided to take the bus to university. My intention was to attend a student assembly, gauge the political ...

Agamemnon

Teresita Capuli Age: 34 Occupation: Writer Lives: Chula Vista I say Agamemnon a lot. If something's aggravating, instead of shortening it to aggro, I lengthen it to Agamemnon. I think he was an Egyptian or ...

Dirt Simple

"There are thousands of people in this country who would kill to design a wine label."

Broke City Pays Well

Want a job with a good salary and great benefits? Work for the government. Want a job with a very, very good salary and great benefits? Work for the City of San Diego. Yeah, that ...

Something Worth Fighting For?

Six Christian groups and two secular bands played a "Hardcore Prom Show" at College Avenue Baptist Church on May 19. Though it was the third time in 12 months that the church hosted a multiple-band ...

Headin' Out to the Highway

"It was like a bachelor party every weekend," says Norm Leggio of Another State of Mind, the ten-till-midnight Sunday radio show he has hosted for eight and a half years on Rock 105.3. Leggio, who ...

School of Hard Raps

New Jersey rapper Tim "Shy" Scheiderman moved here a year ago, hoping the local hip-hop scene would buoy his career. He says things are moving slowly. "The reason I came out here was because New ...

Everybody Loves Romaine

The Lynnester was saying, "I used to go to Piatti all the time with my friend Marsha, but she moved, and now I never get there. I really miss their lemon ravioli." "Hey, I'll be ...

Jazz Is Not a Bodily Fluid

Although San Diego is not known as much of a jazz town, Anthology, a restaurant/music venue opening June 6, could change that. Located in Little Italy between A and Ash streets, Anthology is a stylistic ...

Beaner Man vs. Dirty Sanchez

On a new episode of his Mind of Mencia TV show, comedian Carlos Mencia aired P.O.D.'s first new music video to feature returning guitarist Marcos Curiel. The song is not from their upcoming new album; ...

Let the Music Do the Talking

"I found this band in Sardinia, on an island off the coast of Italy," says former Dream Theater singer Charlie Dominici, who for the past four years has been a La Mesa auto-finance accountant. "They ...

Great Race. Part One.

A Great Race seizes you, makes you wonder how a human being could start and finish such a thing. I don't include the Indy 500, any Formula 1 race, any NASCAR race, the America's Cup ...

Alice in Copland

Before the new noise laws, if there was a noise complaint from your party, the police showed up. People thought they only showed up if it was after 10:00 p.m. That's not the case. It ...

Instead of eggheads in government, we have television network executives, of course.

A friend recently posted a comment on the TGIF Web page. It was in response to a column (TGIF, May 10) in which I quoted another reader's electro-feedback. The blurt or blog, beyond its butt ...

Toasters in the Pool

Matt: Since water supposedly conducts electricity, why aren't people from coast to coast electrocuted when lightning strikes the ocean? We ask this since there is a slurry of revelers below the windows of our apartment ...

Truth and Pudding

M.A. Where did we get the stupid expression, "The proof is in the pudding"? It doesn't make any sense to me. -- Wondering, San Diego "Stupid," like, why's the proof in the pudding and not ...

Full Cartoon Value

To Whom It May Concern: I have enclosed two comics from the Sunday Union, along with the same comics from two other Sunday papers that I read. Please note that the local paper doesn't have ...

Back When

Thirty Years Ago A psychiatry department whose founder personally recommends valium to come down from LSD and once took a year off to be team psychiatrist for a professional football team is bound to be ...

In San Diego's Tierrasanta district, check out one of the county's first "community trails."

The hiking/biking/jogging trail following a branch of Shepherd Canyon in Tierrasanta, dating from the 1980s, is an example of one of San Diego County's first "community" or "neighborhood" trails designed to serve the recreational needs ...

Join our
newsletter list

Enter to win $25 at Broken Yolk Cafe

Each newsletter subscription
means another chance to win!

Close