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Loose Dog in Lakeside Gets Shot by Deputy

On September 20 at 7:40 a.m., a Lakeside dog was shot and wounded when he growled and charged at a sheriff’s deputy who was responding to a hazard complaint. According to Sgt. Brent Strahm with ...

Where the Surf Meets the Turf Meets the Train in Old Del Mar

"We need to get as many people as possible to attend meetings and write letters. We need to drive the City nuts to get them on our side. Wherever they want to put it is ...

Soccer Socks

The man is blessed with thick calves — voluptuous, meaty calves. He says that’s what attracted me to him. The man likes to see me laugh. The ample gams war against his soccer socks. The ...

Mission Valley's Multimodal Transportation Network

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown has been picking up campaign cash of late from local givers, including $3000 from ex–UC president Richard Atkinson; $1000 from attorney Eric Isaacson; $5000 from Price Entities owner Robert Price; ...

CEO Watch Targets Carly Fiorina

Old Democratic warhorse Bob Mulholland, fresh from a successful bout with a serious illness, is back in the political fray, this time as part of a three-man hit team called CEO Watch, sponsored by the ...

Letters

We’ve Met Often Back to back appeared the stories of David Burleson (“Wake Up From the Nightmare,” Cover Story, September 16) and Adam Jacobs (“Voyage With Mother on Piggyback,” Feature Story), two young men who ...

Mexican Drug Cartels: You Want Silver or Lead?

The Tijuana cartel as we know it today has its roots in the Mexican states of Sinaloa on the southeast side of the Gulf of California and Jalisco in central Mexico. A former Mexican Judicial ...

The Other Bostonians

Ben Affleck’s second directed film, The Town, is a moderately diverting, mildly despicable game of cops-and-robbers that counts, in its play for the spectator’s sympathies, on the moral depravity of the public at large, a ...

Howard Wayne’s World

The controversy over the future of Linda Vista’s Skateworld has spilled over into the Sixth District race for San Diego City Council, with opponents of Howard Wayne pointing out that earlier this year the former ...

Furl the Jib

The acquisition of the knowledge of navigation has a strange effect on the minds of men. — Jack London Lou and I waited on the dock for the others to catch up — they were ...

San Diego, Texas

Up to His Neck. On Tuesday, September 7, a horse fell into an old septic tank in Jim Wells County. He remained trapped up to his neck until community members arrived to free him. The ...

The Pixies at Rimac Arena

In 1986 Charles Thompson dropped out of college and decided to form a band with his friend Joey Santiago. “I broke it to my dad [a medical doctor] by lying to him,” says Santiago via ...

The Wisdom of Salmon

Thirty-Five Years AgoSAN DIEGO’S “TOM HAYDEN for U.S. Senate” committee is holding an auction! Your generous donations are desperately needed. Art, plants, services, etc. CALCULATOR FREAKS to form club and build together mini-machines and exchange ...

Let the SonicBidding Begin

San Diego music festivals have started using SonicBids internet-booking site as a method for selecting live talent. The site operates as a middleman, allowing artists and promoters to find one another. Bands pay $6 per ...

The Poway Principle

“You know who [Arizona lawman] Joe Arpaio is, right? Every time we go through there, it never fails... We won’t play Arizona anymore,” says Crocodiles’ Brandon Welchez in response to a question about a song ...

Frankie Rose and the Outs at Tin Can Ale House

What do these bands have in common: Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, and Dum Dum Girls? They all play simple, melodic rock ’n’ roll that’s steeped in ’60s girl-group sounds, flavored with ’80s–’90s indie pop, and ...

San Diego's Best Sunrises, Sunsets, and Moonrises from Shelter Island's Shoreline Path

If Shelter Island seems overly familiar to you, then try visiting this artificial “island” (or shall we say, peninsula, which is technically more correct) at either the opening or the closing of any clear day. ...

Wave Energy Hits the Rocks in San Onofre

Chon Hung Kim wants to be a wave farmer, but the State of California has other ideas. “They don’t want to help guys like me.” Kim, a mechanical engineer who logged a 20-year stint at ...

Goodbye, Beauty Bar. Hello, Til-Two

After four years in business, salon/watering hole the Beauty Bar in City Heights will be throwing their farewell party on September 26. While he declined to talk about specifics, Beauty bartender Peter Kalker notes that ...

I Could Have Been Space Ace Frehley

“I was watching a Behind the Music special on Kiss,” says guitarist Wayne Riker, “and [Gene] Simmons is describing their audition for a lead guitarist, the final piece to the quartet, in January 1973. He ...

The Fields: A Church without Walls

Contact: PO Box 131131, Carlsbad, 92013; 760-602-0722; thefieldschurch.org Membership: 300 Pastor: David Fandey Age: 46 Born: Torrance Formation: California Polytechnic State University, San Louis Obispo; Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, La Mirada. Ordained: ...

Dave Humphries: Rejected by the Beatles

February 1964: The Beatles’ “Do You Want to Know a Secret” and “Love Me Do” dominated the U.S. and U.K. charts. British songwriter Dave Humphries remembers it well — he was there. Humphries moved to ...

Escondido: Do Your Homework on the Portland Beavers

‘The economic impact of a minor-league team is not sufficient to justify the relatively large public expenditure required for a minor-league stadium.” That was the conclusion of Arthur T. Johnson, author of the 1995 book ...

Two Boys, by Doug Anderson

Two Boys They take the new machine gun out of its wrap in pieces, the flat black barrel, the other parts, delicate in their oil, plastic stock like a toy until snapped onto the rest, ...

25Forty Bistro and Bakery Is an Island of Modernity

Pissaladière? I know. Sounds dodgy. But trust me, this $3 “snack” is sensational. It’s like a pizza, with a filling that looks like tomato, tastes tomato-ish, but ain’t got a single tomato in it. Or ...

Miss Saigon at the Moonlight and Jack Goes Boating at the Ion

The program for Moonlight’s Miss Saigon shows the famous photo that inspired the musical. Taken in 1975 at the Tan Son Nhut Air Base in Vietnam, it’s a frantic crowd scene. In the foreground, a ...

Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding

Recipe by Karen Krasne, executive chef, Extraordinary Desserts What’s unusual about me is that while I am a pastry chef, I lead a very healthy lifestyle. I do raw food sometimes and there are periods ...

Lofty Shadow Battles in the Gaslamp

"Who wants kombucha?” Eli shouts as I walk into his new downtown loft around 10:30 p.m. The second-story space on the corner of Fourth Avenue and K Street feels utilitarian and bohemian — all concrete, ...

Excerpt from the “Sayings” of Al-Hasan al-Basri

“The lower world is a house whose inmates labor for loss, and only abstention from it makes one happy in it. He who befriends it in desire and love for it will be rendered wretched ...

Excerpt from “The Portable Philosophical Dictionary” by Voltaire

The theist is a man firmly persuaded of the existence of a Supreme Being equally good and powerful, who has formed all extended, vegetating, sentient, and reflecting existences; who perpetuates their species, who punishes crimes ...

Funny Business with Margaret Cho and Aziz Ansari, and Adams Avenue Goes Off

Thursday 23“Jazz flute is for little fairy boys.” I dare someone to yell that out when Dungen master Gustav Ejstes whips out his flute. Just kidding. You stay classy, San Diego. The psych-rock Swedes will ...

I Wasn't Crying for My Mom

This is something I heard in an anonymous setting: I said, ­“I’d like to steal this story” and was given permission to do so. “Just change my name,” Rick (­let’s call him) said. “Maybe ­it’ll ...

What to Do with Your Toxic Surfboard

“I didn’t know there was a problem.” That’s me speaking. “Surfboards are toxic — they’re incredibly toxic. The nature of surfing is, you have a board, you break it, you chuck it, and then you ...

September 16 Crossword Contenders

Flo Abena, Rancho Penasquitos, 11. Mary Arana, Encinitas, 11. Hi Julie- resolve to solve. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 11. Gloria, my only sister, take care of yourself. Be well. Betsy Cory, Chula Vista, 11. Bill ...

September 16 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Joe Arbusto, Rancho Penasquitos, 11. Christine O'donnell- disowned... Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 11. I love only you! Loren Boyer, El Cajon, 11. Any other baggage we need to probe for, Miss Hilton. Joseph Ciprian, Little ...

September 16 Brainstorm Contenders

Conway Redding, La Mesa, 10. C'omn, get real. Michael Rewa, Allied Gardens, 7. Puzzle lady, if I'm wrong- please tell me why. John Fitzpatrick, San Diego, 6. Jesus is king. Craig Stein, El Cerrito, 6. ...

Carlsbad E-Car Company Plans 4th Q Production

Carlsbad-based Aptera Motors recently failed to win the Automotive X Prize, a competition, according to the website, “To inspire a new generation of viable, super-efficient vehicles that help break our addiction to oil and stem ...

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