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Pho Forager

It came to me four or five years ago as — surfacing to catch my breath — I looked up from a steaming bowl of pho: there were more non-Vietnamese patrons having lunch in this ...

Boy Collides with Truck in Imperial Beach

At approximately 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12, San Diego sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call to the alley between the 1200 block of 11th and Florida streets in Imperial Beach. The driver of ...

A Letter Concerning Toleration, by John Locke

The articles of religion are some of them practical and some of them speculative. Now, though both sorts consist in the knowledge of truth, yet these terminate simply in the understanding, those influence the will ...

Harbor Presbyterian Church

Contact: 1055 Hunte Parkway, Chula Vista, 619-851-6465; harborchulavista.com Membership: 80 Pastor: Russ Kapusinski Born: Akron, Ohio Formation: North Park University, Chicago, Illinois; Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida Ordained: 12 years San Diego Reader: How long ...

Not So Sharpie

Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it’s addressed to someone else. — Ivern Ball I told myself not to freak out as I peered at the paper that ...

Forty Miles of Bad Road

Thirty-Five Years AgoYou’d be surprised at what people consider waste products. According to operators of the Point Loma plant, anything that fits through a manhole will do. Water heaters, bed springs, 2x4s, bus tires, and ...

Sweet Apple Has Pedigree

In some ways, Sweet Apple is just a good ’70s-style hard-rock band — the kind that puts naked girls on the CD cover but is clever enough to pose them in an homage to Roxy ...

The Jasmine in One's Mind

Going to the jasmine in my mind... It is 5:00 a.m. this Sunday winter morning in the new year and I can’t sleep. I’m staring at the tube: a marathon infomercial for “The Singers and ...

Roth, Rhymes with Goth

“My first day back was actually the day after my birthday, October 25,” says Robin Roth. “It was the most wonderful birthday present I could have asked for.” Roth, a local since the age of ...

Garnet Chic

"The tequila is almost gone, and we were already told to be quiet,” Alex said as she mixed margaritas for me and my unofficial photographer/full-time enabler Brett. It was only 10:20 p.m. when we arrived ...

Nicky Silver's Dark Farce

Andrew, a gay character in Nicky Silver’s Maiden’s Prayer, says he looks for three things in a man: the size of his Manhattan apartment, if he has cable, and external beauty. Then he pauses, sensing ...

FM 94/9 Out of the Sahara

“When they said my name, there was a chorus of boos. It really hurt my feelings, but I understand it.” Mikey Esparza, the anchor of The Mikey Show on FM 94/9, was reflecting on the ...

The Big Rich, Part Two

In last week’s cover story, we described how two of America’s richest and most powerful oil barons took a small La Jolla hotel called Del Charro and turned it into an unlikely base for their ...

Anza Borrego's Coyote Mountain

The desolate ridge of Coyote Mountain rises like the dark, furrowed flank of an elephant over the sand-drowned Borrego and Clark valleys in the north part of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Scattered amid slabs of ...

Groove Kitties at Brick by Brick

The Groove Kitties are an all-girl group featuring San Diego performers Cathryn Beeks (Gandhi Method), Marcia Claire (Coyote Problem), Becky Fleming (the Ordeal), Garrison Bailey, and Nancy Bee. “I used to play in a female ...

Joe Mariglio and George Foreman — Sonically Searing

Burning Meat, Ominous Roar

Several people jumped when Joe Mariglio coaxed claps of thunder and ominous roars from a laptop at North Park’s Thumbprint Gallery in December. For Mariglio, a Ph.D. candidate at UCSD, the merging of digital audio ...

From Auguries of Innocence, a Poem by William Blake

To see a world in a grain of sand And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand And eternity in an hour. A robin redbreast in a cage ...

Paranormal Heights

Thursday 13From Columbus, Ohio, cult-y collective the Black Swans bring their brand of haunted folk to Soda Bar to set up the April release of their fourth full-length, Don’t Blame the Stars, a concept album ...

R.I.P., Stimy

The arrival of 2011 found many in San Diego’s music scene saddened. Michael H. Steinman, 37, the talented rock singer-songwriter-guitarist and former Live Wire bartender, passed away on December 30 (causes unclear at press time). ...

Good Enough for Fourth Place

Monday morning...pick up bottle caps and scoop up bean dip from living-room rug. Looking back, I had a hunch the weekend was going to go badly. There was something about Saturday ante meridiem that had ...

Letters

Oh, Please. Thank You. I feel I should respond to Name Withheld from El Cajon who wrote in with the suggestion to “Save Our Brizzolara” (Letters, January 6): “let’s show thanks for this guy who’s ...

The Redneck Hipster of Country Strong

Riding into town a day late and a dollar short, ready to review the big releases from last week. Howdy, folks. I’m staff writer Matthew Lickona. You may remember me from such Reader columns as ...

Turkado, I Say, at Board & Brew

Another rainy day: Del Mar is not its usual sunny self. I’ve been sheltering in their grand old library. Big ol’ house. What a gem. Now waiting just across Highway 101 — they call this ...

Teengirl Fantasy Stoner Remix

Call it a stoner remix, but those of us who grew up during the psychedelic ’60s listening to bands like the Strawberry Alarm Clock get what Teengirl Fantasy is doing today. I think it’s what ...

PechaKucha: Where You Have 6 Minutes + 40 Seconds to Explain Yourself

It was 8:20 p.m. on a Wednesday in mid-October. Over 100 San Diegans were wedged into the Whistle Stop bar in South Park, listening to marketing guru David Lecours, the emcee for San Diego’s ninth ...

OMD: History of Modern

OMD's first album since 1996. The first classic-lineup album since 1986. "New Babies: New Toys" comes in clean like a virtual world sunrise then fuzz-rubbers the bass, toughs up the drums, throws words like "shit" ...

Rock 'n' Roll Suicide with the Midnight Rivals

San Diego band Midnight Rivals showed the crowd at Casbah why they're one of the best rock ’n’ roll bands around. The Rivals opened with a rousing "Kings Are Queens," highlighted by Mark Maigaard’s pummeling ...

Full Disclosure at Adamis Pharmaceuticals: Yeah, Sure

The Reader has received from Dr. Zanetti a copy of the court order dismissing the case Cosmo Bioscience Inc. vs Adamis Pharmaceuticals dated February 21, 2013, with prejudice. The order states: "The Court hereby lifts ...

Nathan and Mindy Fletcher Attend to Rail Transportation

As the ultimate status of San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders continues to intrigue political onlookers, yet another rumored candidate to replace him has come to the forefront. GOP assemblyman Nathan Fletcher (whose official campaign biography, ...

Imposter Geezer Bandit Strikes Carlsbad

"He seemed very intoxicated,” said Adrienne Goldston, the receptionist at Access Medical Center on Camino Real in Carlsbad. A man had stumbled in the front door of the center shortly after 3:00 p.m. on November ...

New Point Loma High Classrooms Almost Completed

Point Loma High School will soon have 15,000 square feet of new classroom space in the form of a two-story building on the southwest corner of campus. The facility sits on a hill above where ...

January 6 Crossword Contenders

Flo Abena, Rancho Penasquitos, 2. Woody Anderson, Carmel Valley, 2. When you're tired, sloth is a virtue, not a sin! Mary Arana, Encinitas, 2. Happy birthday Sadie Rose! Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 2. Don't break your ...

January 6 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Joe Arbusto, Rancho Penasquitos, 2. Health care is a right, not just for the privileged! John Baddour, San Marcos, 2. Julia Richard, hope you both live to experience marons TLC. Elizabeth Baddour, Carmel Valley, ...

January 6 Brainstorm Contenders

Carl Baltrunas, Milpitas, 2. Thank you Jeff Loeb, just too many words to copy… Ed Barno, San Diego, 2. Just took off my glasses and, voila, it looked normal. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 2. Never ...

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