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Cardiff to Get a New Fire Station on Birmingham Drive

Neighborhood groups have previously fought proposed developments on a large sloping parcel on the northwest corner of Birmingham Drive at I-5. So, there was much concern on Thursday, August 18, when a green-canvas-covered fence was ...

Bonnie Dumanis Subpoenaed in Michael Pines Case

On Wednesday, August 24, a superior court judge declined to quash a subpoena that was served on San Diego County district attorney Bonnie Dumanis.The subpoena reportedly demands her as a witness in the case against ...

Adventures with the Compost Pile, Part 2

Childhood experiences in England demonstrate composting as an easy, beneficial way to recycle organic waste, but in San Diego County the author encounters drought, animal pests, and the concerns of neighbors. Ancient compost piles were ...

Reviews: Our Idiot Brother, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Higher Ground, Senna

Into commercial territory, then on to higher ground and a fast, hot track: Sometimes a movie needs lines such as “Not in front of the chickens” and “He does pottery at the U.N.” The pleasing ...

Empedocles

Behold the sun, everywhere bright and warm, and all the immortal things that are bathed in heat and bright radiance. Behold the rain, everywhere dark and cold; and from the earth issue forth close-pressed and ...

Homeschooling 101

Reading, Writing, Right Here

At the kitchen table, Andrea Manroe pauses her reading from The Story of the World and asks her three children a question about what they’ve just heard. “How did Shamshi-Adad get the people to obey? ...

Twin Kittens, Brownie Points, Green Apple Jolly Ranchers

Hey Matthew: When my cat had kittens two of them looked exactly like each other. Are they twins? Is this common? I don’t remember seeing identical twin cats before. — Crazy Cat Lady, El Cajon ...

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church

Contact: 1629 Columbia Street, San Diego (Little Italy); 619-234-4820; olrsd.org Membership: 2500 Pastor: Father Joseph Tabigue Age: 34 Born: Prosperadad, Agusan Delsur, Philippines Formation: Barnabite Fathers Novitiate (Seminary), Marikina City, Philippines; Pontifical Urbanian College, Rome. ...

Some Rules for Riding San Diego's Craft Beer Superhighway

The recent passage of AB 1014, a bill initiated by San Diego’s own Nathan Fletcher, will make life a lot easier for the individuals behind our county’s craft-beer tasting bars. It also ensures that the ...

Moody, Standard and Poor

Thursday 25<br>“Honey, I’m home.” Ex-Jehu/Hot Snake Rick Froberg’s back, and he’s brought his Brooklyn band the Obits. Alongside Edsel’s Sohrab Habibion, these two slingers know how to roll and right when to rock, wrapping casual, ...

Moose Cutter

There are two things that Colin Bryce Fraser III would like you to know about him: he would very much like not to be homeless and he and his band Mercury Legion are filming a ...

Betty White in the Cage with Peyton Manning

How did this start? The first thing I remember is reading an ESPN.com item on Kobe Bryant questioning whether or not he’ll play in China this year. Which led to an article on another website, ...

Rave On, a Tribute to the Songs of Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly's been dead 52 years. He died at 22 in a plane crash described "as the night the music died" by singer Don McLean in his classic-rock anthem "American Pie." Though his recording career ...

Lori Saldaña's Indecision 2012

Ex–Democratic assemblywoman Lori Saldaña, who apparently has had difficulty making up her mind on what office to run for next, recently announced she will take on GOP congressman Brian Bilbray in a newly redrawn district ...

The Surf’s Up at La Jolla Shores! Your Wallet’s Gone!

"Do you hear that? Is that my car alarm?” Gus Neves asked as we walked up Naga Way to La Jolla Shores Drive after an early morning surf session at Scripps Pier. We rounded the ...

Go with Me, Seapony

Seapony’s music is a classic indie-pop mix of jangling three-chord rhythm guitars, a clean, melodic lead guitar, a minimalistic drum machine, a barely noticeable bass, breathy, sleepy female vocals, and intentionally simple lyrics. The Seattle ...

Radio Foos for News?

“Somebody is going to blink; someone is going to switch to talk.” That’s what one local rock DJ says about the inevitability of one of the four modern-rock stations in town dropping music for news, ...

Be on the Alert for Marijuana

Thirty-Five Years Ago<br>San Diegans are meeting in churches, recreation centers, and living rooms, hoping that somehow, some way, they’ll make it through the night without a chocolate milkshake.... Most of them are fat...not just pleasingly ...

Do the Chargers Love L.A.?

How much do the Chargers love Los Angeles? First came word via L.A.’s Street-Hassle blog that the team’s PR honcho and all-around fix-it guru-in-chief Mark Fabiani gave $1000 to L.A. mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel. Now ...

Issa Staffer Gets Free Lodging and Lobbying in Palo Alto

A top staffer for GOP congressman Darrell Issa recently traveled free of charge from Washington to Palo Alto to meet with a group of high-tech company executives, thanks to funding from an outfit called the ...

Letters

More Questions Than Answers That pinup cover guy either hates himself or just his body (“It’s a Tough Crowd,” Cover Story, August 18). Will his neck tats get him a job once his few muscles ...

Stealth China-Bashing Movie

"Once more into the breach!” shouts steelmaker Nucor, as it rallies troops to fight China’s trade abuses. But in its zeal, Nucor has been criticized for another kind of breach: of ethics. Now the big ...

Cabaret Closed

Formerly known as Tragic Tantrum, the goth theatrics of London Below will include bassist Randy Renaud and drummer Cruz Caudillo when they play Electric Ladyland on September 2. According to band cofounder Zoe Tantrum, “When ...

The Appeal of the Hookah Lounge

“Do you hookah?” read the sign on a building as I passed by in the trolley. Not yet, I thought. But as a onetime smoker who enjoyed the ritual of it, I was curious. So ...

Stoney B. Does S.D.

Singer/guitarist Stoney B. grew up in Chicago listening to the music of his father, Lil’ Howlin’ Wolf, aka Jessie Sanders. “My dad was mentored by Howlin’ Wolf, and he introduced me to many blues legends ...

Hairspray at Moonlight, Grace at Ion

In his youth, John Waters watched the Buddy Deane Show, Baltimore’s version of Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, on WJZ-TV. For years, both programs had white teenagers only. Deane called his “the Committee.” They were “the ...

Going Mobile with Alan Sanderson

Recording technology has become more portable than ever, but Grammy-winning producer Alan Sanderson was still surprised when he received a call to engineer a vocal recording at Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn prior to America’s concert ...

Death Cab's Slam Dunk at Rimac

While the acoustics of Rimac strived for mediocrity, Death Cab for Cutie found a way to stretch their sound over a Division II basketball court on a brisk August night. A mellow, mid-tempo outfit at ...

Butthole Surfers with 400 Blows

The Butthole Surfers proved they weren’t just another punk band with a foul name when they released Electriclarryland in 1996. “Pepper” was a chart topper then, and it still gets radio play. “Some will die ...

The Griffin

O’Connells’ green trim went red in June when the bar was purchased by Mike Reidy, owner of Bar West in Pacific Beach. “We’re not Bar West Two,” manager Joe Gleason emphasizes from one of the ...

"Traveling," by Malena Mörling

Like streetlights still lit past dawn, the dead stare at us from the framed photographs. You may say otherwise, but there they are, still here traveling continuously backwards without a sound further and further into ...

August 18 Crossword Contenders

Flo Abena, Rancho Penasquitos, 8. Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 8. L. Barling, El Cajon, 8. Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 8. Bob Carlson, Serra Mesa, 8. Leslie Chase, Campo, 8. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 8. Maria Coda, Oceanside, ...

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

The boat ride to Santa Cruz, Guatemala, was cold. The wind blew fervently as the boat hit rough patches, splashing swaths of freezing water on the passengers seated in front. Lake Atitlan is very windy. ...

August 18 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Carl Baltrunas, Milpitas, 9. Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 9. Greg Chauncey, La Jolla, 9. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 9. Gary Gish, Rancho Bernardo, 9. Richard Hutchings, Santee, 9. Roy E. Leeper, Chula Vista, 9. John ...

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