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Freshest Tortillas

My two middle boys went deep-sea fishing a while back, and a couple of Fridays ago I cooked up some killer fish tacos with their rockfish. But while the insides were awesome, the tortillas proved ...

Jim Lauderdale & Hot Tuna Blues

Jim Lauderdale has written hits for such country-music glitterati as George Strait, Patty Loveless, and George Jones but never for himself. It’s not that he hasn’t tried. The night before we talked, I listened to ...

The Concretes Can’t Hurry Love

The Concretes came together in Stockholm in 1995 and made a modest splash in the United States when their song “You Can’t Hurry Love” showed up in Target commercials six or seven years ago. With ...

Padres’ Single-Game Ticket Sales Date Changes

Folks have been lining up at Petco Park on the first Saturday in March to buy single-game tickets ever since the park opened in 2004. This Saturday, March 5, will be different because the Padres ...

David Hume

…philosophers cannot entirely exempt themselves from this natural frailty; but have oft ascribed to inanimate matter the horror of a vacuum, sympathies, antipathies, and other affections of human nature. The absurdity is not less, while ...

There's an App for That

“I used about ten different apps, with a total cost of about $50,” says Gary Gorzoch, aka DJ Shag, whose entire new album Made with My Phone was recorded using his iPhone 4. “It’s a ...

Italian Grilled Chicken with Vegetables and Quinoa

Recipe by Mike Liotta, chef de cuisine, Quarter Kitchen I spent my early years in the South. I know, an Italian family that grew up in the South, right? But I think it’s a really ...

War Paint

Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks. — Lin Yutang I stood beside David in the atrium on ...

This Little Piggy — Tre Porcellini

The very week that I received the elaborate press kit from Tre Porcellini (which means “three little pigs”), Barbarella mentioned the restaurant favorably in her column. Knowing her and David’s fine palates, I looked at ...

Fingerprints/Footprints, Déjà Vu

Matt: I have this friend who decided that burglars should learn to use their feet instead of their hands when they steal things so they won’t leave any fingerprints behind. I think he was kidding ...

Letters

Hey, Babe Re the cover photo (“Cat Snip,” February 24), isn’t it distressing when a castrating woman is drop-dead gorgeous? Gary Whitlockvia email Cat Lovers Protest This week’s cover of the Reader is very offensive ...

Craig Oliver and Volar Records

I met Craig Oliver at a scorching rock spread (Oh Sees, So Cow, and Bare Wires at Bar Pink). Unless he’s pouring lager and adjusting sound at the Whistle Stop, Oliver’s at just about every ...

Lakeside Christian Church

Membership: 300 Denomination: Independent Christian Church Pastor: Marshall Masser Age: 38 Born: San Antonio, Texas Formation: Lincoln Christian Seminary, Lincoln, Ill. Years Ordained: 15 years. San Diego Reader: How long do you spend writing your ...

The Joy of Being Alive

March may have blustered into San Diego like a lion more than once but never often enough to earn a cuteism like June Gloom or May Gray. Nothing like, “Ah, yes, just like clockwork every ...

The People We Play for Are Sipping on Champagne

Unlike, say, rock-and-roll bands, classical musicians in a quartet are not required to exhibit personalities as they perform. A tuxedoed homogeneity and a serious sameness of expression will do nicely, thank you. If the performers ...

Here's the Deal: Kadan

Kadan at 30th and Adams takes its name from the town where owner Chris Heaney met his wife at a smoky café in 1994. Inspired by a Czech discotheque that played eclectic music to a ...

"Your Birthday in the California Mountains," by Kenneth Rexroth

A broken moon on the cold water, And wild geese crying high overhead, The smoke of the campfire rises Toward the geometry of heaven - Points of light in the infinite blackness. I watch across ...

Would You Want Halibut? Spaghetti and Meatballs?

Thursday 3SanFran garage-pop band the Nodzzz will stretch out at Tin Can Ale House. The trio’s ’08 debut received favorable reviews for its no-fi, less-is-more take on the trend of the day — doo-wop noise-pop ...

DVD Review: The Illustrated Man, OldBoy, Restrepo

Chris VannoyPoet and artist I recommend the 1969 film The Illustrated Man, starring Rod Steiger and Claire Bloom and based on Ray Bradbury’s 1951 book of the same name. Steiger puts in a stellar performance ...

The Adjustment Bureau’s Metaphysical Muddle

The Adjustment Bureau For everyone who couldn’t get enough of the Matt Damon metaphysical muddle in Hereafter, here’s a second helping, the chief lesson of which seems to be: it’s hard out there for an ...

Interview: Brad Anderson

I’ve followed the work of director Brad Anderson ever since Session 9. When I was given the chance to interview him for his new film, Vanishing on 7th Street, I jumped at the opportunity. I ...

Honoring Hollis

On February 24, Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) San Diego and the O’Farrell Community School in Skyline hosted a dedication concert on campus to name their auditorium after a former student, the late jazz saxophonist ...

Upper Aliso Canyon in Chino Hills State Park

The sprawling Chino Hills State Park east of Los Angeles offers 14,000 acres of open space for hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers to roam (note: dogs are not welcome). Unfortunately, the November 2008 “Freeway Complex ...

What of Young Teddy Ballgame?

Be it glorious summer — or just after another homegrown baseball talent leaves the Padres for the Red Sox — Ted Williams (1918–2002) remains eternally relevant. “Teddy Ballgame” endures as arguably the greatest achiever among ...

Record-Release Roundup

New this week is the debut from Middle Brother, featuring Delta Spirit singer Matthew Vasquez alongside Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes) and John McCauley (Deer Tick). A free download of the track “Me Me Me” is available ...

Five-Hour Drive from San Diego to Las Vegas? I Can Do It in Four

The Purple Heart license plate on my car makes the cops more sympathetic if I get caught. “Do you know how fast you were going?” “I’m not sure, Officer.” “You were going 85 in a ...

The Waterfront Tavern

"I’m jonesing to get back down to Panama,” says Jeff. “‘Jonesing’?” says this old guy who is seated next to me. “Yeah,” Jeff says. “Like, longing.” Huh. I’d forgotten the word myself. But Jeff, it ...

Women and Technology

Thirty Years AgoA large library in our town has in its subject catalog one and three-quarters inches of entries under the heading “Men” and sixty-six inches — seven full drawers — under the heading “Women.” ...

Owners’ Arrogance Sinking Football

Call me Little Mary Sunshine. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. But I am beginning to believe that pro football’s domination of the national psyche peaked with this year’s Super Bowl. This can only be good news ...

David Copley Retains High-Priced Downtown Influence Peddler

It wasn’t so long ago that David Copley enjoyed free rein at city hall, easily convincing the City’s Planning Department to allow him to combine a cluster of adjacent houses on La Jolla’s Virginia Way ...

Bob Filner Visits the Grand Bazaar

Despite the state’s budget crisis, Sandra A. Brown, the new vice chancellor for research at UCSD, has been awarded a salary of $290,000 a year by UC regents. A Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Wayne ...

San Diego Democrats Versus Drug Lords

Alan Bersin, President Obama’s customs and border chief, often touts the administration’s efforts to counter the danger to American tourists from Mexico’s cartel-spawned violence, and it appears that San Diego Democrats are taking him at ...

San Ysidro Is Too Far South for Sidewalks

Juan Mariscal rests a hand on the new walker he started using two days ago. In November, doctors amputated the 64-year-old man’s right leg because of complications from diabetes. During the next three months, as ...

February 24 Crossword Contenders

Mary Arana, Encinitas, 9. Hey you, don't miss The Drawer Boy! Leslie Chase, Campo, 9. Let us replay John Lennon's Imagine. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 9. Excuses are tools for losers, lawyers and politicians. Ben ...

February 24 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Joe Arbusto, Rancho Penasquitos, 9. Thank you Scott Walker- re-awaking Democracy in America! Carl Baltrunas, Milpitas, 9. Thank you Jeff Loeb- try iblockade for the iPhone. Peter Bartkiewicz, Chula Vista, 9. Cougar Mary prowls ...

February 24 Brainstorm Contenders

* Ed Barno, San Diego, 9. The numbers assigned to these keys are their own puzzles. Susan Morfey, Little Italy, 9. What is it about National TV and San Diego sports! Miyuki Passchier, Clairemont, 9. ...

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