Content for Wednesday, October 13, 2010

News & Stories

Two Poems by W.B. Yeats

When You Are Old When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had ...

That's Enfoodtainment at Searsucker in the Gaslamp

Searsucker’s chef Brian Malarkey became a celeb when he got to the finals on one of those TV chef contests. He didn’t win, but his roguish style and outgoing personality made him famous. At the ...

A Good Old San Diego Political Garden Party

Thirty-Five Years AgoTom Hayden...came to a fundraising garden party in his behalf.... Admission at $15 a head included Jane Fonda and Jon Voight, finger food, plus the Versailles-type garden of the hosts. Drinks extra, at ...

Letters

Chargers On UHF Please let all NFL football fans know that they have more choices (“Sporting Box,” October 7). TV Azteca is a UHF station. They broadcast a game every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Just ...

The Village Pig

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. — Winston Churchill Bella held a mini carrot over the pygmy pig’s head, but as the animal’s ...

Islamic Center of San Diego

Congregants: daily, 100–150; Friday weekly prayer service, 1200 Weekly Services: 12:15 & 1:15 p.m., Fridays Imam: Taha Hassane Age: 41 Born: Tenes, Algeria Formation: University of Algiers-Institute of Islamic Sciences, Algiers, Algeria; Graduate Theological Foundation, ...

Excerpt from Literary and Historical Miscellanies by George Bancroft

For the regeneration of the world it was requisite that the Divine Being should enter the abodes and hearts of men and dwell there; that a belief in Him should be received which would include ...

Best Butter: Apple or Pumpkin?

The seasonal section of the grocery stores has been beckoning, particularly the apple butters and pumpkin butters. Last shopping night, I bought every one I could find. A couple of them came from a local ...

San Diego's Record Release Roundup

The Black Heart Procession has a new EP out, Blood Bunny/Black Rabbit, from Temporary Residence Limited. Featuring three new songs, the 40-minute set includes their collaboration with dub godfather Lee “Scratch” Perry as well as ...

Bingo Bango Boingo, It's a Dead Man's Party

Two different Dead Man’s Parties will play locally just before Halloween. Tickets will go on sale soon for “Johnny Vatos’s Dead Man’s Party featuring former members of Oingo Boingo” October 23 at 4th&B. Six days ...

Jeff Light Interview, Union-Tribune’s Golden Years, Fire Coverage, Does Anybody Watch Local TV News?, Sports-Talk Radio

A Gratifying Information Experience A banner hangs in the lobby of the San Diego Union-Tribune, displaying a letter from publisher Ed Moss to “our readers.” It reads, in part: “After months of polling thousands of ...

Eric Howarth, from M-Theory to Fluxx Live

Twelve years ago, Eric Howarth was living in San Francisco and running a label called M-Theory Records, which released albums by Slackjaw, Alien Crime Syndicate, Mars Accelerator, his band Suplex, and, later, Congress of the ...

Hop Sausage at Hamilton's in South Park

"Are you seeing another woman?” It’s Carla, on the cell. “Sweetheart, corazón, what da heck makes you ask that? Seriously.” “You never come straight home these days. You’re always calling from a different place.” She’s ...

Echo Revolution Spends Real Money on Counterfeit Sunshine

This November, local indie-pop quartet Echo Revolution will release their fourth studio CD, Counterfeit Sunshine. Since 2003, the band has released three full-length CDs through their own label, Open Arms Records. They hit a trifecta ...

The Greek Apprentice

When I arrived at Nick’s house by Grim and Upas in North Park around 10:30 p.m., all that remained of the day’s barbecue were a few slices of watermelon, a block of cheese, some burger ...

Happy Halloween Month, San Diego

If San Diego (and I don’t think we’re alone) can take Halloween as a month-long theme, why not me? And why not here? I don’t think the chamber of commerce has adopted the once-pagan holiday ...

Frightened Rabbits Swim Until You Can’t See Land

In Frightened Rabbit’s song “Swim Until You Can’t See Land,” a man dares himself to enter the icy waters of the North Sea. He compares it to a baptism or a “drowning of the past.” ...

Excerpt from the Epistle to Diognetus

Christians are not distinguished from the rest of mankind by either country, speech or customs; the fact is, they nowhere settle in cities of their own; they use no peculiar language; they cultivate no eccentric ...

Desert View Trail: An Autumn Ramble on the Edge of Mount Laguna

The Desert View Trail in the Laguna Mountains delivers exactly what its name says, but there’s more to see than just the distant desert. From the nearly 6000-foot heights of the trail, you can enjoy ...

3D TV, Carhops

Heymatt: I’ve gotten to wondering, how does 3D TV work? I’ve never seen it, but I’m having a hard time figuring out how it would work. — Bob S., Tierrasanta Bob S. has been bathing ...

Broken Social Scene Will Have Its Sea and Cake and Eat It Too at House of Blues

Thursday 14Scottish indie rockers Frightened Rabbit scurry into House of Blues tonight. Since his 2003 six-track days, Scott Hutchison’s broken from the bedsit vibe, and his warren has grown to five (you know how rabbits ...

Gazpacho

Recipe by Gavin Schmidt, executive chef, Blanca I like eating. A lot. When I was in high school, I took a job as a dishwasher in a restaurant because it allowed me to eat all ...

Scott Mercado's Revenge-a-Roni

When Scott Mercado ordered a Johnny Burger in Italy while on tour with Italo-French folk-rock group Grimoon, the last thing he expected was a ciabatta bun, mayo, a tomato, and a hot dog cut in ...

Patric Douglas. Part One: Meet Mr. Shark Diver

“We never know who the client is until the last possible second. Their front men contact us.” On the phone is Patric Douglas, 42, CEO of Shark Diver, a commercial shark-cage diving outfit offering five-day ...

County of San Diego Seeks Hot Wheels

The County of San Diego is in the market for some brand-new cars, including a 2010 Dodge Challenger SE, which the Yahoo! auto site says lists at $23,345; it’s a muscle car touted by its ...

Sycuan Comes Through for Whitman

The former owner and publisher of the Union-Tribune, longtime Republican donor David Copley, has come through with a $1000 donation to the assembly campaign of Democrat Toni Atkins. Copley’s occupation is listed as retired. Atkins ...

MAPlight.org ranks Marty Block

Democratic San Diego city-council candidate Howard Wayne has finally shut down his “Howard Wayne for State Senate 2012” campaign committee. According to an October 6 filing with the California secretary of state’s office, the group ...

I Finally Got Skip Frye to Make Me a Surfboard

This story begins ten years ago in the year 2000. My transition from Northern California to San Diego, specifically Pacific Beach, specifically one block up from a great surfing beach, was complete. The beach is ...

On a Day Like This: Meklit Hadero

Meklit Hadero’s ascension as a popular and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter began five years ago, when she first sang in public. Born in Ethiopia and raised in numerous cities across the U.S., Hadero came to San ...

Pension Woes: Not Just San Diego

The City robbed its employees’ pension fund to help pay for the 1996 Republican National Convention. Government labor unions went along but later got their reward. In the early 2000s, the city council gave workers ...

For iPadniks, New Newsreader

‘I woke up one morning and thought, I hate looking at news on my iPad — it’s boring. I called my friend Matt Ausonio with an idea. He was gracious enough to jump in — ...