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Get Your Foot in the Door by Working as a Temp

Amber Elrod is the regional manager for Kelly Services, a human resources provider with three locations in San Diego County. Is temp work picking up or slowing down in the current economy? In San Diego, ...

Real Eggs for Breakfast

Nine-hundred and sixty-seven homeless veterans attended the 23rd annual Stand Down event held adjacent to San Diego High School on July 16 ,17, and 18. Carl Holbroke attended all three days. The first thing he ...

Burned out to Bulletproof

You might have been fired from a job you loved. You might have once known what your goals and passions were, and what you were good at, but over time the excitement faded. In a ...

Fixin' to Cook up a New Career? Don't Forget the Number One Ingredient

There is one ingredient in your recipe for success in your job search – and in life in general – that is vital and irreplaceable. You may think that your skills and abilities are the ...

They Take Away Unemployment Benefits Now!

Prospects for San Diego job seekers looked bleak in May 2008. The economy was struggling, the county reported that 83,400 people couldn’t find jobs, with an unemployment rate of 5.4 percent. At the time, a ...

Uptown Apartnership

Two months after the San Diego County Grand Jury recommended that the City analyze its contract with Uptown Partnership, the agency that manages Uptown's parking, and consider absorbing the parking revenues collected in Uptown into ...

Showdown in The Parks

We’re on the border — between South Park and North Park. I’m sipping coffee outside Rebecca’s, looking across Juniper Street, fantasizing. What if Juniper were the dividing line between, say, East Berlin and West Berlin? ...

North and South

Recently, four new southbound lanes through the Mexican border station at San Ysidro were opened. The new lanes, in addition to the previously functional six inspection lanes, represent a partial fulfillment of Baja's master plan ...

July 15 Brainstorm Contenders

* Ed Barno, San Diego, 2. England maybe, am I right, or am I left? * Douglas Meyers, La Mesa, 2. This is one paranoid truck driver! What's he hauling? * John Strauch, San Diego, ...

July 15 Crossword Contenders

Flo Abena, Rancho Penasquitos, 2. Woody Anderson, Carmel Valley, 2. The current US economic policy is a..backwards! Mary Arana, Encinitas, 2. Spend wisly and give generously. Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 2. The first crossword puzzle was ...

Rhythm Devils

In 2001 a neurologist named Barry Bittman published a curious study claiming that drumming could improve one’s immune system. “Well, it must,” says Bill Kreutzmann by telephone from Hawaii when told of the report. “I ...

Misconception

Acclamations of genius plus megamillions at the box-office equal a license for self-indulgence. Case at hand: critical favorite Christopher Nolan plus popular favorite The Dark Knight equal Inception. To all those responsible, filmmaker and favorers ...

July 15 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Carl Baltrunas, Milpitas, 2. Thank you Jeff Loeb - week two finished! * Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 2. Angels standing by. Bill Black, La Jolla, 2. Thank God Gloom June is over. Loren Boyer, El ...

Jungle Live

“I haven’t played with the Steve Miller Band for 30 years and haven’t spoken to Steve in well over a decade,” says Lake Hodges guitarist Greg Douglass, best known for cowriting and playing on the ...

It Wasn’t the Economy, Stupid

The heavily advertised Pacific Law Center was once San Diego’s best-known law firm, but its most controversial. Two years ago, Kerry Steigerwalt, a criminal lawyer who is regularly quoted on local television, gained control of ...

We're Back, Full Throttle

Based in Encinitas and Carlsbad, Chapter 14 was founded in 2003 by singer-guitarist Chad Ackerman (As I Lay Dying, Austrian Death Machine) and bassist-guitarist Tanner Sparks. “People usually tell us that we remind them of ...

Party Patrol

I’m anal retentive. I’m a workaholic. I have insomnia. And I’m a control freak. That’s why I’m not married. Who could stand me? — Madonna Few things get past me at parties. I am a ...

Runners' Velocity with Earth Spin, Wood Rings

Hey, Matt: I do a lot of running, and while I was jogging through Balboa Park the other day, I started to wonder about my speed. I think I was running east, and since the ...

What's Your News IQ?

1. Noted surgeon Dr. Jack Copeland has joined the staff of the UCSD Medical Center to relaunch what medical ­program? A. Nuclear medicine B. Artificial heart C. Heart transplant D. Laser oncology 2. Which city ...

Kirsan's Gambit

Doesn’t take much to take your eye off the ball. It could be something like...I don’t know, say, a World Cup. Or a Tour de France. And then a month passes and the biggest sports ...

Two Jeffs

“I used to work here,” says Jeff. Funny, because we’re talking and chowing in Jeff’s Burgers. But, turns out, it was named after a different Jeff. We each take a chomp into our crunchy charbroiled ...

Wipes

“I worked with a nurse at a school for disabled children that swore by wipes,” says Patti. “They’re a disinfecting, pre-moistened, all-purpose cleaning tool. I will buy wipes forever; they’re a staple in our home. ...

Oh, the Language! Oh, the Noise!

Twenty feet south of the intersection of Market and 14 streets in the East Village is a yellow street sign affixed to a pole. In black capital letters, the sign reads “Senior Citizen Facility.” The ...

Domestic Bergman

Thirty-Five Years AgoTwo of the titles I included, at the beginning of the year, on a list of “Movies I Expected to Come to San Diego in 1974 and Didn’t” turned up recently, briefly — ...

Undercover Trumpeter

“Some people are, like, ‘Can you write off my ticket?’ I’m not a cop anymore. I’m a civilian now,” says Latin jazz trumpeter Melissa Mejia. “But some people think that even though I resigned [from ...

The Control Center

Sunday, July 4, 4:15 p.m. Only a handful of compatriots have arrived at a house known as the Control Center between Ulric Street and the 163 in Linda Vista. In addition to “all you can ...

Greetings from Cudahy

Thursday 22They’re not just another ’60s soul-pop cover band intent on “shakin’ yo ass,” they’re Social D, the Adolescents, the Cadillac Tramps, U.S. Bombs, and TSOL, the OC’s gnarliest exports indulging their un-punk selves, their ...

Record Release Roundup

The Secret Seven’s release party for their first album, Turn Your Back to the Sea, takes place Saturday at Brick by Brick. “We’ll be playing the entire record, front to back,” says singer-guitarist Zach Goode, ...

Rock and Roller Derby

“Derby girls skate hard, fall hard, and the ones who party, party hard! They take their sport very seriously but love to let loose at the after-parties,” writes San Diego Derby Doll Shiva Mi Timbers, ...

Tichborne's Elegy

My prime of youth is but a frost of cares, My feast of joy is but a dish of pain, My crop of corn is but a field of tares, And all my good is ...

Fry Creek Trail

Fry Creek Campground, in the Cleveland National Forest on Palomar Mountain, offers the kind of forest camping experience that is becoming increasingly scarce in Southern California. A long-term drought cycle and various recent wildfires have ...

The big steal

A Los Angeles–based inspector for the state Industrial Relations Department’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, who chose to live in San Diego and stick taxpayers for the cost of her long-distance commuting, is a ...

Robyn

A friend of mine recently wrote on Facebook, “Robyn is such good going-out music that leaving the house may prove impossible.” That’s exactly right. Robyn makes dance music for people who don’t really go to ...

Streetlights in the dark

Even for San Diego’s city hall, which has become a bastion of secrecy during the reign of Mayor Jerry Sanders, an ex–chief of police known for his aversion to public scrutiny, it would be an ...

Royal Madness

The Old Globe is staging two plays about monarchs gone mad: Shakespeare’s King Lear and Alan Bennett’s Madness of George III. Lear’s is self-inflicted. A seemingly simple test of love has a “butterfly effect.” Families ...

Letters

Stuff I Don’t Like Re the July 15 “What’s Your News IQ?” Answers on page 64, what? If you are looking for space in future issues, put them in the “Rhyme & Verse” column. Can ...

There Go the Lovers

In the great romantic legend of early San Diego, Josefa Carrillo falls in love with Henry Delano Fitch, a Massachusetts seaman. But Governor José Maria Echeandia forbids their marriage. So late one night, the star-crossed ...

You're Not in Guaymas Anymore

Some norteamericanos view Mexico as a romantic destination — aah, the wide beaches, the colorful villages, the open-air markets, the cute guys/gals, etc. On my initial trip to Mexico, my romance was with a fish ...

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