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Tough Gets Tougher

A major morning-commute route for automobiles and buses, Calle Segunda (also known as Calle Benito Juárez) was ripped up a couple of days ago for resurfacing, virtually closing the popular artery to traffic between Avenida ...

Gillespie, I Have to Return

I had just finished the engine run-up and instrument check in a Cessna 172 and pulled up to the hold line for Gillespie Field's runway 27R at about 10:30 this morning, June 2. I switched ...

Teach-cha-ching!

In 2008, administrators for the School of Creative and Performing Arts, known widely as "the School," withdrew $65,568 in reserve associated student body (ASB) funds, meant to finance non-curricular events, and deposited the cash into ...

Now You Know: Little Hurricane

“I don’t think they mean to be so degrading,” Little Hurricane’s drummer C.C. says over a beer at the Live Wire, “but I went to buy cymbal polish, and the guy said, ‘Well, what kind ...

Letters

Heavy Hand Moss Gropen’s story about the power of our “strong mayor” was frightening since it demonstrated Sanders’s total disrespect for the law (“Influence Paddling,” Cover Story, May 27). The article tells of two employees ...

The Perils of a Mixed Crowd

Thirty-Five Years AgoWho, indeed, was the wrong-headed entrepreneur who decided that Mahavishnu Orchestra and Jeff Beck would make a compatible concert bill? The coup certainly seemed tantalizing in the ads — two of the world’s ...

Till death do us part. It's the only way we will.

When Ginger Bass filed for divorce from her husband Frank in November 2007, she hoped he would not contest the dissolution. She offered to buy out his interest in their Lakeside home so both could ...

Rezoning By Ballot and What Voters Don’t Know

Almost no information is available to voters about Proposition A. The East Otay Mesa Recycling Collection Center and Landfill Ordinance, a countywide proposition on the June 8 ballot, requires a simple majority to pass. Aside ...

The English Beat

Dave Wakeling calls from his tour bus. His band the English Beat, the U.S. version of the Beat, is on the road and passing through New Mexico. He is the only member of the popular ...

Playable Art

“I don’t know how to play a musical instrument,” says Sue Spray, “but I know how to make a guitar that sounds really good.” Spray also builds ukuleles and Celtic harps. “Some of my guitars ...

Love in the Classroom

Afternoon. Across the garden, in Green Hall, someone begins playing the old piano — a spontaneous piece, amateurish and alive, full of a simple, joyful melody. The music floats among us in the classroom. I ...

Brewery Tours

The man needs a large Father’s Day gift. He’s been pouring his energy into his work, fixing our bathroom, gardening, playing kickball with the kids, and performing lots of loving acts of service for his ...

Back to the Future

In my years at this post, there have been no fewer than three re-releases of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. (A measure, some might suggest, of a too long length of time.) The latest one, at the ...

Two Weeks in June

The Tiger Woods story has turned interesting again, which, given the attention span of news consumers, is remarkable. In fact, you could argue Woods’s story has gone on so long, has been renewed so many ...

Record-Release Roundup

Jesse LaMonaca and the Dime Novels debut their Americana soul album Until the Stars Came Out on Friday, June 4, with a release party at the Marble Room. “Rather than just selling downloads,” says front ...

Palomar Pioneers: Of Travail and Tragedy

Rattler ManJoseph Beresford, son of a British Lord, fell in love with the ­gardener’s daughter. His father, whose lineage went back to James I, gave him an ultimatum: marry beneath your rank and lose your ...

May 27 Crossword Contenders

Sheila Agahan-Price, Oceanside, 7. Happy birthday Anthony and Jeremy! Woody Anderson, Carmel Valley, 7. Kath-as I hoped, you really kneaded me in PB. Mary Arana, Encinitas, 7. Lynn- thanks for the lima bean soup! Leo ...

May 27 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Joe Arbusto, Rancho Penasquitos, 7. Apple doesn't fall far from tree- Ron Paul, Rand Paul! Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 7. You rock! Loren Boyer, El Cajon, 7. "Ankle braceler? That could hurt somebody's ear!" Lindsay ...

Straight shooting

The Navy is preparing to resume live fire near the sands of Coronado after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed off last month on a plan to establish a “naval danger zone” in the ...

More Buzz

La Jolla financier and public affairs philanthropist R.B. “Buzz” Woolley has teamed up with Netflix founder Reed Hastings in a high-dollar independent campaign on behalf of South Gate city clerk and ex-teacher Carmen Avalos, who ...

San Clemente Canyon

Eastbound in the right lane of Highway 52, the San Clemente Canyon Freeway, you can look down upon a long, slender, almost unbroken swath of natural vegetation: massive sycamores, stately live oaks, swaying willows, climbing ...

Hole

Editor's Note: As of June 2, this concert has been postponed. Most artists have fans; Courtney Love has defenders. I used to be one myself. There are a lot fewer of them than there used ...

What's Your News IQ?

1. Which of the following Republican candidates running for Barbara ­Boxer’s U.S. Senate seat has openly opposed ­Arizona’s new immigration ­laws? a) Tom Campbell b) Carly Fiorina c) Chuck De Vore d) None of the ...

Farmer Seth

Seth Combs spent his last day in CityBeat’s North Park office last Wednesday after 15 months as its arts and culture editor. “There reaches a point where it starts to feel more like a job ...

Healthy Egg Salad Breakfast

Recipe by Su-Mei Yu, executive chef, Saffron. I hardly ever go out to eat except when my daughter is in town and we go out to try new restaurants. I cook every single day and ...

Indie Up!

Thursday 3Courtney Love’s Hole will fill 4th&B tonight. Let me start again. Nineties alt-radio staples Hole have a new collection out on Mercury Records, Nobody’s Daughter, their first in a decade. Heard a pixilated version ...

A Spice Thing Goin' On

Ain’t it funny how things happen in strings? Maybe that’s what string theory’s all about. But one week after chew-chewing gourmet burgers downtown at Neighborhood, I’m being tempted by another hip joint (heh-heh) that sells ...

Sportugal

They’re scrimping in PortugalRetrenching in SpainParsimonious in ItalyIn San Diego — insane Europe talks frugalityJapan’s praising thriftEven Greece lauds austeritySan Diegans get stiffed (apologies to the Kingston Trio) Yes, the frugal horn is blowing around ...

The Chat Locker

On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers. — Adlai E. Stevenson People think time is fixed, an immutable truth like the laws of mass and energy. They’re wrong. Seven days of ...

It's Late, It's Loud

"I hear the noise and the music coming through the walls of my house.... The police department [is] not enforcing the city's noise ordinance. Sometimes officers will knock on my door at two in the ...

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