Content for Wednesday, June 8, 2011

News & Stories

San Diego County Board of Supervisors Accused of Neglecting Social Services

About 40 people attended the June 7 San Diego County Board of Supervisors' public hearing on the 2011-2012 budget. Four women at the 2 p.m. session urged supervisors to fund social services, salaries, and staffing. ...

Turf's Sidecar

In the late ’40s and early ’50s, the Turf Supper Club was a magnet for bookies and horse-racing enthusiasts, according to bartender Stacey Sloate. “They [had] a group here that would go to both Del ...

There Is No Black San Diego

Evelyn Irving-Jackson’s olive-green Hummer takes up two of the four pint-sized parking spaces in front of the 1100-square-foot Trinity House thrift shop. The ostentatious gas guzzler seems incongruous, not only with the size of the ...

Garcia 3: Suitable for All Ages

With a name inspired by their role models the Jackson 5, the brothers of the Garcia 3 were age 7 (Angel), 9 (Hector), and 11 (Juan) when they founded a band last year. The boys ...

Pizza Ain't a Pizza

“Got three minutes?” Mickey Gonzalez is lookin’ at me, and you just know he’s from back East ’cause he speaks in that big “You talkin’ to me?” voice. “I’ve got a fresh one in the ...

I Want Love Now

Veruca Salt: I wanted to be the first to find a Golden Ticket, Daddy! Mr. Salt: I know, angel. We’re doing the best we can. I’ve got every girl in the place to start hunting ...

The Tree of Life: Malick Wraps Big Images

Clutching a chainsaw, we visit a big, beautiful tree: The Tree of Life In 38 years, Terrence Malick has directed only five feature films. Even Stanley Kubrick, the Great Oz of take-it-slow cinema, achieved eight ...

Hot Dogs Around Town

“Last time you bought hotdogs for a Saturday picnic, I was still tasting them on Monday,” grumped Patrick. “I don’t have the cast-iron plumbing that the kids have. So maybe this time, get some grown-up ...

Revenge Songs

The Vindictive Bitches believe in settling scores. “If you fuck with someone, you get fucked with back,” says singer/guitarist Jesser Jaxx. “We played Mi Pueblo in Tijuana and some guy yelled out, ‘Show us your ...

Frankie the Bull at Proud Mary's

What’s a Louisiana restaurant doing in a Ramada in a sterile business district near Montgomery Field? Well, it’s making a lot of pilots happy, and me, too. With Magnolia gone and Bud’s moved up to ...

Casting Call for Good Guy

Even though we’re facing long odds, the NBA finals still have a shot at being good theater. As sports fans and drama students know, to be good theater you’ve got to have a good guy ...

Train-Wreck Rock at Pink Punk Lotto

“It’s time to get weird! Play with strangers! Feel like part of a kinky experiment!” reads the poster for Pink Punk Lotto. A few days before the showcase, rocker, DJ, and PPL organizer “Swami” John ...

The Gathering

Membership: 140 Pastor: Deron Higgins Age: 51 Born: San Diego Formation: Point Loma Nazarene University (Point Loma College), Point Loma; Bethel Seminary, Bethel University, San Diego Years Ordained: 25 years San Diego Reader: How long ...

Accident Doctors and a Letter From a Storm Chaser

Hello, Matt: My friend in Florida was recently in an accident and she reported to me that her normal doctor would not see her for her accident-related injuries, that she had to see special “accident ...

Simon Open Space Preserve

Simon Open Space Preserve, on the edge of the San Diego Country Estates housing development, is prototypical of other such parks and open-space preserves we’re likely to see established throughout the county’s rural areas during ...

Humphries at Humphrey’s: Cats 'n' Jammers

On June 14, British-born Hillcrest resident and singer/songwriter Dave Humphries will perform at the opening of the Humane Society’s new North County small-animal facility. Located at 572 Airport Road in Oceanside, the new 30,000-square-foot building ...

Rock-Opera Badassery

Thursday 9<br>“Flower-punk” four-piece the Black Lips will lay a big wet one on Casbah. The Atlanta band was lumped last decade with the likes of King Kahn and Jay Reatard as leaders of the garage-punk ...

The Lamplighter

The Lamplighter feels like it’s been around forever. Its heady booze stink and retro aesthetic attest to a tradition of transgression, which often seizes the unwitting patron like a phantom and invokes all manner of ...

Report Criticizes Reengineering at Health and Human Services

The worst thing about the job, Blanca tells me, is the chaos. “It’s not being able to control the influx of clients. It’s happening so fast that before I’m finished with one application I have ...

Hard Money Lender's 17 Percent Return Didn't Last

"Speed is the name of the game,” boasted Jeffrey Lubin, head of a real estate lending operation, Scripps Investments & Loans, in a San Diego Magazine advertisement in September 2004. “We try to give real ...

The Waterman Wins One

“Another Dustup for ‘Waterman’ and Police.” This was the headline May 19, 2011, in the Union-Tribune for a story by Kristina Davis. It was about the arrest of David “the Waterman” Ross, “two weeks after ...

Naysaying

Thirty-Five Years Ago<br>The popular theme in this season’s batch of grievances is my alleged negativism. In a typical case, this accusation comes from someone who advocates love, fun, coolness, and peace, and who then demands ...

"Thou still unravish'd bride of quietness...," by John Keats

Thou still unravish’d bride of quietness, Thou foster-child of silence and slow time, Sylvan historian, who canst thus express A flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme: What leaf-fring’d legend haunts about thy shape Of ...

Young Widows: In and Out of Youth

Young Widows is a band from Louisville, Kentucky, and they play the kind of music that has kept their hometown on the indie-rock map since the days of Slint: moody, atmospheric, guitar-based stuff with vocals ...

Lollipop Meat Puppets

Lollipop, the Meat Puppets’ new country-rockish CD, isn’t even close to the sun-baked 1990’s desert thrash that defined the trio. If you’re looking for anything akin to 1994’s Too High to Die, you won’t find ...

Letters

Little Faith I’m calling in reference to Matt Potter’s article regarding Dr. Susan Little at UCSD and her HIV-testing campaigns (“Under the Radar,” June 2). I’d like to thank you for doing the article and ...

June 2 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 10. Loren Boyer, El Cajon, 10. Felix E Charfaurs, San Diego , 10. Greg Chauncey, La Jolla, 10. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 10. Patrick Driscoll, Santee, 10. Michelle Dutra, Serra Mesa, ...

June 2 Brainstorm Contenders

* Conway Redding, La Mesa, 10. No, Kathy didn't. * Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 9. The road to success is alwaus under construction. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 9. Tom Somich, Clairemont, 9. * Ed Barno, San ...

June 2 Crossword Contenders

Flo Abena, Rancho Penasquitos, 10. Mary Arana, Encinitas, 10. Thomas Baggot, Carlsbad, 10. L. Barling, El Cajon, 10. Bob Carlson, Serra Mesa, 10. Leslie Chase, Campo, 10. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 10. * Jon Connor, ...