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City Checks Its Math on Five-Year Financial Outlook

When the mayor's office released the City's 2012–2016 five-year financial outlook on February 1, there was cause for celebration. The outlook revealed that next year's $72.5 million budget shortfall had shrunk by $28 million due ...

No Turkey Hunt at William Heise Regional Park in Julian

On Tuesday, February 8, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors passed a motion in a 3-2 vote to amend the County Code of Regulatory Ordinances "to allow a mentored, youth-only wild turkey hunt at ...

U.S. Cilantro in Tijuana Prompts Salmonella Warnings

Cilantro, found regularly in Mexican food, has received an unclean bill of health by Tijuana food inspectors. According to a report in Tijuana’s daily Frontera, a salmonella-contaminated cilantro from U.S. sources has been introduced into ...

Laura Roppé Wants to Smell George Clooney

Within 24 hours of being uploaded to YouTube in mid-January, the video for Laura Roppé’s song “George Clooney” earned her over 20,000 views and an interview with Billboard Magazine. As of this writing, Billboard has ...

We Think We Know Fol Chen

In many ways, things have never been better for music fans. Heard about a new band and you want to check them out? If you go on YouTube, you can probably find video of them ...

Water’s Monopoly Game — Public? Private?

"You want to privatize my water? This isn’t Bolivia, Pal. We’re not going to let you thieve from us so you can get a seat on the board of directors of the winning firm. Take ...

Got Grass? Hire Some Goats

“Can’t we just rent a goat and let it do the weed whacking?” moaned my hubby Pat. He had been cutting the tall grass for an hour and still had an hour’s work to do. ...

Do the Freddie

Zac’s 28th birthday party was what every respectable social gathering should aspire to be. Everybody at the Golden Hill house near 20th and Broadway was dressed as an approximate Tony Soprano, Louise Brookes, Blues Brother, ...

New York Bakery: Your Typical 1950s, Back-East, Back-Then Bakery

The cookie monster’s calling. You know me and my sweet tooth. Having apple-strudel dreams again. ’Specially now, as night comes on, and you feel like a little reward for having gotten through the day. Trouble ...

Unforgettable San Diego: Did They Go Gentle Into That New Town? Part Two

Albert Seeley ran the U.S. Mail stage line from San Diego to Yuma and Los Angeles. In 1868, Seeley bought the Bandini residence in Old Town. When Alonzo Horton heard Seeley wanted to convert it ...

Kensington Community Church

Membership: 200 Denomination: United Church of Christ Pastor: Paula Elizabeth Born: Boston, Mass. Formation: Boston University School of Theology, Boston, Mass. Ordained: 13 years. San Diego Reader: How long do you spend writing your sermon? ...

Cygnet Theatre's Tragedy of the Commons and a Musical Emma at the Globe

Dakin and Macy Adams live on the southern slope of Mount Soledad, about a mile up from Bird Rock. Their terrace overlooks P.B., Mission Bay, and Point Loma. Pan left and there’s SeaWorld and, deeper ...

Letters

What’s Up, Switzerland? If Ashley Gardner was referring to the United States when she stated it has been 100 years since women were allowed to vote, she is incorrect (“Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History,” Cover ...

Love and Mariachis in Chula Vista

The Music Leaves No Space for Sadness.

This is a love story. It begins in Guadalajara and is rekindled four times a day in room 1204 of Chula Vista High, a setting that is not romantic. The windows of the band room, ...

NFL Giveth. NFL Taketh Away.

The Box congratulates Green Bay. That was a good Super Bowl, solid B+. The better team won; more importantly, the better team covered. So, as we slip harbor from NFL World and set course for ...

Band Sandwich

Thursday 10The Lady Killer, Cee Lo Green (Gnarls Barkley), is bumpin’ around the Southland circling a Sunday night Grammys date to perform with Gwyneth Paltrow and some Muppets. No joke. Cee’s a nominee for hit ...

Most Common Birthday, O-Rama's Roots, Peeping Tom

Heymatt: A bunch of us were wondering what’s the most common birthday. Is there a day that a lot more people were born? We have two friends who were born on September 30, so is ...

Leave Me Alone

Thirty-Five Years Ago[Susan] is alone this sunny morning, as she usually is while working.... Something catches her attention and she angles to a quick stop along the curb. Stepping lightly to the pavement, she walks ...

Miso Glazed Salmon

Recipe by Brent Calley, executive chef, Porto Vista Hotel I remember being at my grandfather’s house on vacation. I was about ten. Every night he would ask me what I wanted for dinner and then ...

S-a-t-u-r-d-a-y NIGHT!

“The dancers had heard of the band and the song, but it was the dancers’ mothers that were freaking out,” says local singer Eric Sage, whose band the Bay City Rollers Featuring Ian Mitchell filmed ...

Poetry by Christopher Marlowe

Come live with me, and be my love; And we will all the pleasures prove That hills and valleys, dales and fields, Woods, or steepy mountain yields. And we will sit upon the rocks, Seeing ...

The Eagle Is Totally Masculine

My invaluable but doomed-to-be-forgotten thoughts about the Oscars must wait until the Reader before the big night on February 27. The news of this year’s San Diego Jewish Film Festival can wait until later in ...

Hipstrels

Ah, good taste, what a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness. — Pablo Picasso I mustered the energy to lift my head from the spot on the wall that had been holding it ...

Gu Cheng

“An Imperialist Soldier’s Judgment Day” when that fateful bullet struck you turned instantly tragic forgetting sharp pant-creases and military salutes like a scaleless fish caught in a swamp clutching the cool moist earth you writhe ...

Incurable Romantics

If romantic love is a chimera, then so is its annual namesake. Our most convenient (if sometimes sketchy) online encyclopedia will give you this next paragraph — and more — but as for “Who was ...

Liquid Light

“You kind of get obsessed when you get into it,” says liquid-light artist Josh Bohannon. “Anything you can think of can be applied. There aren’t books about it or anything, so you have to figure ...

Judy Collins Has Launched Careers

In 1961, Judy Collins was a Greenwich Village folk singer with a strong debut called A Maid of Constant Sorrow. An Earth-mother type with astonishing blue eyes, Collins had an airy voice that floated above ...

Chairs Missing Time

“As soon as we get home, it’s gonna be Chairs Missing time, and Tape Deck Mountain will be on a sort of hiatus,” writes TDM drummer Paul Remund in a January 29 email from the ...

Anza-Borrego's Pinyon Ridge

Like caterpillars marching to their own drummers, the rock-ribbed mountain ridges of the Anza-Borrego Desert nose this way and that, eventually finding their roots in the sand-drowned valleys sloping downward into the Salton Basin. The ...

Southwestern College Vice President Nicholas Alioto Resigns

In an email to faculty and staff, on February 8, Southwestern College vice president Nicholas Alioto resigned from his position. Two months ago the president of the college, Dr. Raj Chopra, resigned. Alioto wrote in ...

Heavy Metal for Sale

Things looked promising for the third annual San Diego Metal Swap Meet. “The first one [in 2009] was held on my driveway in City Heights,” says organizer Brian Parker about the bizarre bazaar that connects ...

Interview: Channing Tatum

[John Rubio interviewed Channing Tatum February 2, 2011.] Rounding the top of the staircase of the Se Hotel (lusciously subtle decoration with an Asian accent), I almost miss him until we are introduced — Channing ...

California State Bar Rejects Charges Against Mike Aguirre

"Bar launches Aguirre inquiry,” shouted a Union-Tribune headline November 20, 2007. It was followed by many others: “State bar seeks details of meeting with Aguirre” and “Bar subpoenas bills of firms tied to Aguirre,” for ...

Waverunners on City's Shopping List

San Diego may be having budget problems, but the City is still in the market for five brand-new shiny black FX HO Yamaha Waverunners, so-called personal watercraft that start at about $12,199 each, according to ...

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Gave Pols $63,000

When Democrat Juan Vargas narrowly edged out Assemblywoman Mary Salas in last year’s primary race for the state senate’s 40th District, it was tantamount to winning the general election, thanks to the gerrymandering that both ...

February 3 Crossword Contenders

Mary Arana, Encinitas, 6. Welcome back from Fiji Lynne! Jon Christianson, El Cajon, 6. Aztecs are looking good. * Harry Engel, La Jolla, 6. H.E. loves L.B. Manny Faria, Point Loma, 6. Elaine Marume, Oceanside, ...

February 3 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Joe Arbusto, Rancho Penasquitos, 6. Obama take note… John Baddour, San Marcos, 6. Oh, how they danced, on the night he was dead. Elizabeth Baddour, Carmel Valley, 6. Their dream was fulfilled , now ...

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