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2010 Restaurant Issue

The 2010 Restaurant Issue, covering dirt to plate: foods locally grown and raised in San Diego County, top restaurant picks, top chefs to watch, and new food trends.

Le Noise

The title of Neil Young's new solo album, Le Noise, is a play on words from his collaboration with Grammy-winning producer Daniel Lanois. If you erase “Le,” you have a definitive review of the album. ...

X-Rated Pop Poet Liz Phair Hits the Highlights at Belly Up

It was raining outside and dripping sweat inside, as Liz Phair blasted into "6'1"" from Exile in Guyville, then the poignant "Divorce Song." Phair has come a long way since her early years of stage ...

Is Chula Vista's Future Blight Around the Corner?

"On July 1, 2011, we have a budget gap of $12.5 million, which depending on the outcome of Proposition H, could grow to $18 million," said Chula Vista City Manager Jim Sandoval during Tuesday's city ...

Icon Church

Membership: 100 Pastor: Will Carreras (of a three-member pastor team) Age: 47 Born: Ramey Air Force Base, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico Formation: Azusa Pacific University, Azusa Years ordained: 2 SDR: What is the most prevalent sin ...

San Diego's Backpack Burdens

What’s in the sack? That’s all they care about.Is it a rock or a rolled-up giraffe?Is it pickles or nickels or busted bicycles?And if we guess it, will you give us half?Do they ask where ...

Bunch of Idioms

To speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks. — Ben Jonson "I think we should hit Whole Foods first, then Fry’s, and then Iowa Meat ...

Better than the Van Puts Up Traveling Bands

“I had all these visions of that scene from Almost Famous, where that guy says, ‘I’m a golden god!’ and jumps into the pool from the roof.” When Jake Feala signed up for Better Than ...

Multitasking Myth Dispelled, Recycled Paper

Hey, Matt: I want some information on multitasking. Everybody seems to be able to do it. Sometimes I’m on my computer and texting and doing my homework at the same time. How does my brain ...

Two Poems by Naomi Shihab Nye

Where Children Live Homes where children live exude a pleasant rumpledness, like a bed made by a child, or a yard littered with balloons. To be a child again one would need to shed details ...

Technology Issue

My cable service went out and stayed out for six days. I loathe cable companies as much as the next man, but if cornered, I‘d have to admit this has never happened before. I was ...

Now You Know: All Leather

The latest project from Justin Pearson (Locust, Holy Molar, Crimson Curse, etc.) and former Some Girls bandmate Nathan Joyner, is one of 42 artists featured on a David Bowie tribute album released in September. We ...

San Diego Food Co-Ops ca. 1975

Thirty-Five Years AgoFood cooperatives in San Diego County began in June 1970 when approximately 50 students from UCSD unified their enthusiasm with two grants from the university and an assessment of ten dollars a household. ...

Grandmaster Rappers and Guilty Women

Thursday 7Fluxx downtown is bringing old-school hip-hop heat with Cypress Hill producer DJ Muggs and Wu-Tang’s “Genius” GZA. Muggs runs the decks while Geezy runs his mouth. The pair’s ’05 offering Grandmasters is a hardcore ...

David Maldonado Sees the Eyes of the Devil

“I have been friends with Kendra for a very long time but did not know Mr. Malil until that horrific night,” says Spanish guitarist David Maldonado, who spent two days testifying at the recent attempted-murder ...

The Man at La Jolla Playhouse

In one of his gleefully apocalyptic pronouncements, William S. Burroughs said we should regard consciousness as a “failed experiment.” The Man in Dostoevsky’s Notes From Underground (1864), which Burroughs committed to memory, says consciousness is ...

Prince of Darkness Takes a Bite Out of October

San Diego is a town that loves its Halloween. I noticed this when I moved here in the first week of October 1980. Retail shops displayed PVC pumpkins and skulls amid ubiquitous floor-to-shoulder-height displays of ...

Tight Spot

Sort of a Sorry, Wrong Number for the cellphone age, Buried is a gimmicky thriller whose single gimmick, if you have not been tipped off beforehand, dawns on you with a mounting sensation of hopelessness ...

Not Quite Quiet Riot

“I’ll know in a couple of weeks how my schedule is gonna roll for me,” says Mark Huff, the new singer for ’80s headbangers Quiet Riot. (Original vocalist Kevin DuBrow died from a reported cocaine ...

Letters

Where’d The Ladies Go? I picked up a copy of the Reader today… This week’s cover is about the classic naked ladies of Balboa Park (“Who’s Looking Out for These Ladies?” September 30), but, alas, ...

“The Songs of Milarepa” by Jetsun Milarepa

At Gun Tan Castle, some men were building a house and Milarepa approached them for alms. Saying that they had no time and were busy while he appeared to be idle, they invited him to ...

Explore Mission Gorge by Foot, Bike, Skates, or Car

Mission Gorge is arguably San Diego’s (city, not county) most spectacular topographical feature, with walls on both sides rising several hundred feet at a nearly 45-degree pitch. From a geological perspective, the gorge was carved ...

Epistles to the Philippians by St. Polycarp

Being assured, therefore, that God is not mocked, we are obliged to live in a manner befitting His commandment and glory. Deacons, likewise, must be blameless when judged by His rule of rectitude. They are ...

DVD Review: Mostly Martha, Night of the Creeps, 8½

Jesus BasuelWriter and filmmaker My first pick is Mostly Martha, a German flick about life, food, and love. And it covers all kinds of love: parental, romantic, friendship. The film boasts solid acting from leads ...

Colin Hay, A Man at Work

Colin Hay doesn’t have what you’d call a household name, he doesn’t look or act like a rock star, and his solo shows don’t sell out big stadiums, but you probably recognize his slightly raspy ...

The Tom Tom Club and the Genius of Live Tour

“A lot of people had no idea it was us when they first heard it.” Chris Frantz reflects on the surprise success of a song that he, his wife Tina Weymouth, and a handful of ...

The New Archaic: Kind of Like a Bonham and Yorke Bath

Based in Encinitas, the New Archaic was formed in early 2007 by Joe Harrison (guitar, keys, vocals) and Sean Carroll (drums), friends since grade school. The duo emerged from the local punk scene with their ...

Cash and Carry

A key political ally of San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders has been on the campaign trail for Democratic congressional candidate Francine Busby, who is battling GOP incumbent Brian Bilbray. Jim Waring, who was forced out ...

Taxi-Fare Dodger Gets Free Ticket to Los Angeles

On October 3 at about 8:15 p.m., San Diego police responded to a disturbing-the-peace call at the Santa Fe Depot on Kettner Boulevard. The incident occurred shortly after 8:00 p.m., when a taxi driver dropped ...

Carlsbad's Actis: How a Pyramid Topples

Pssst! Wanna double your money in one day? Yes, the stock of Actis Global Ventures, based in Carlsbad, soared from $0.0001 to $0.0002 on September 2. Officially, the stock’s price is still $0.00, according to ...

Young Men Cause Aggravation at Mission Valley YMCA

The San Diego planning catchword “infill” might sound nice in quiet hilltop homes. But daily life in the closer quarters below usually means ever noisier conditions. In the interest of more livable neighborhoods, those who ...

Summer Tripping

Democratic congresswoman Susan Davis, who regularly travels the world for free, thanks to junkets staged by the Washington-based, nonprofit Aspen Institute, has been at it again. From August 14 through 21, according to House travel ...

San Diego to House Homeless at World Trade Center

Conversion of the former World Trade Center at 1250 Sixth Avenue into a “one stop” homeless center moved closer to reality October 5: the San Diego City Council, convened as the San Diego Redevelopment Agency, ...

September 30 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Joe Arbusto, Rancho Penasquitos, 13. Elections should be treated as job interviews, not religious dogma! Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 13. tyfbbh. Six games no goals vs enc. Express btsj! Loren Boyer, El Cajon, 13. Young ...

September 30 Crossword Contenders

Flo Abena, Rancho Penasquitos, 13. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 13. 93% of politicians give the rest a bad name. William Cushing, Rancho Bernardo, 13. Thanks to buster for providing a clue, Ditto, Jason. Thomas Diehl, ...

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