Content for Wednesday, December 28, 2011

News & Stories

O’Hungry Boy

“Cupboard’s bare, buddy. We have to stretch it till Friday.”

"Malagueña salerosa…” Krizanto sings his heart out. I chomp into my $5 dinner: ribs, carrots, broccoli, blob of mash, white-bread bun, and butter. Take a slurp of my $1 beer. Yeah, one Washington. In Old ...

Lighthouse Christian Church

Affiliation: Independent Christian Churches Membership: 920 Pastor: Michael Openshaw Age: 53 Born: Atlanta, Georgia Formation: Lincoln Christian College and Lincoln Christian Seminary, Lincoln, Illinois Years in Ministry: 33 San Diego Reader: What is your favorite ...

El Ten Eleven and the Double-Neck Guitar

Double-neck guitars are inherently ridiculous. Did Jimmy Page really need to cart that gigantic Gibson EDS-1275 along on tour just so he could switch from 12-string to 6-string for the solo in “Stairway to Heaven”? ...

AstroAlchemy

Title: AstroAlchemy Address: astroalchemy.com Author: Simone Butler From: Community Blogging since: September 2007 Post Title: An Angel on Her Shoulder Post Date: December 8, 2011 I first spotted Amanda at a busy intersection not long ...

Start at the Oceanside Pier. Stop in 3000 Miles.

Most of us onlookers conquered the mountain the easy way — by car — and had gathered for the big moment, trying at the same time to exploit the 10,857-foot elevation for an alpine vista. ...

Get on the Stick!

Thursday 29Middle East boogaloo. And belly-dancing! Oaktown entertainers and festival faves Beats Antique bring their latest and greatest, Elektrafone, to Belly Up for a night of tribal partying and gyrating belly buttons. “Sidecar” Tommy says ...

Environmentally Friendly Burial

Ever since Aunt Azelda’s dog died, the dear old bird has been thinking of her own demise. “I don’t want to be in the way, Evie,” she told me. “Just burn me up and put ...

Who Are Those Guys?

Joe Walsh heard a copy of their debut CD and liked it. “He said it was pretty fucking good,” says Steve Bulger — Stevie B — the singer/harpist who fronts 145th Street. The band recently ...

Reviews of War Horse, We Bought a Zoo, Pariah

The ritual Top Ten ceremony waits until next week, as we look at the last movie glimmers of 2011: There is a hellish episode in War Horse. The English stallion Joey, having endured over three ...

Doing the Deed on a Pig Farm

A few weeks ago, Hank, a businessman in his 50s, invited about 30 people out to his rural estate in Valley Center to take part in the slaughtering of two large pigs. “My conclusion from ...

Moonshake's Techy Grooves

Pro BMX biking, the dance-club Moonshake, and North Park boutique Hunt & Gather all have something in common: Lee Reynolds, also known as Dr. Indulgent. While growing up in the United Kingdom, Lee gained notoriety ...

Top Sports Stories of 2011

Depends where you live. If you live in Huntsville, Texas, the big story of 2011 is Sam Houston State University winning a championship at the College Finals Rodeo for the first time in 43 years. ...

Where Chia Pets Came From

Heymatt: It’s Christmas time again or as I call it Chia season. I finally need to know, what the heck is chia? What would happen if I dumped all my chia seeds in my garden ...

Fred Wesley & the Greyboy Allstars

Trombonist Fred Wesley would like to be known for more than just funk and soul. Since the late ’90s, straight-ahead jazz has been the focus of his Fred Wesley Group. “But trying to get back ...

Hey, That's My Song!

If you saw the recent Glee episode with Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” covered as a slow and somber ballad (and charting this week in the Billboard’s Hot 100), singer/songwriter Greg Laswell ...

Woo-hoo! Chula Vista U!

Will Harvard or Notre Dame come to a South Bay university site as Sweetwater school district boardmember John McCann suggested in November? Will taxpayers vote for another bond to build a university? Will the City ...

What’s Your American Dream?

The American Dream — at least what it seems to have become over the past three or four decades — is getting a bit of an overhaul. In times of great prosperity, the American Dream ...

Letters

Save A Seat At The Table Adios, Naomi. I was saddened to read of the death of Naomi Wise in Ed Bedford’s blog tribute. I began reading Naomi’s restaurant reviews from the very beginning. After ...

Borrower

A poem by Una Nichols Hynum

A hesitant knock at the door. I look out, then down. The neighbor’s little boy, I think his name is Christian, Stands staring at his tennis shoes, Faded t-shirt ripped at the neck. He holds ...

December 22 Crossword Contenders

Flo Abena, Rancho Penasquitos, 3. * Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 3. We all know that new years resolution goes in one year and out the other. L. Barling, El Cajon, 3. Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 3. Bob ...

December 22 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Susan Avery, Escondido, 3. Carl Baltrunas, Milpitas, 3. Felix E Charfaurs, San Diego , 3. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 3. Patrick Driscoll, Santee, 3. Michael Fabonan, Chula vista, 3. Paula Henderson, La Jolla, 3. ...

December 22 Brainstorm Contenders

* Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 3. The famous chauffer for the Apple Corporation was caught grieving. The newspaper headline read: "Jeeves Sobs for Steve Jobs." * Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 2. The economy is so bad ...