Content for Wednesday, December 19, 2012
- Outrageous scam by CPUC
- Arellano Félix kidnapping kingpin caught
- The 411 on San Diego's 311 "pothole" app
- Sports scam
- National Film Registry adds another 25 titles
- Disbarred attorney leaves San Diego County
- Gun seizures, assaults, and rapes escalating at SDSU
- Slow Food at Saltbox
- Homeless man released from custody
- Holiday gifts at Lux Art Institute
- Sweet Cheeks at El Dorado
- 2012: the music year in review
- Avoiding Plastiception
- Best San Diego Events December 22-26
- A Clipper what?
- Edison grilled by federal regulators over San Onofre restart proposal
- Street Style PB: Grunge with a modern twist
- Recycling robbers escape
- The Gap Store
- Another musician loses gear in 5th Ave/HOB garage break-in
- No icky girls in Peter Jackson's Hobbit?
- SDSU Aztecs down Point Loma Nazarene for ninth straight win
- Turner on Ryan: "Spoilsport!"
- No icky girls in George Lucas's Star Wars
- Soup Shoppe
- Home values keep rising
- Guns for groceries trade offered by Sheriff's Department
- Baja & Border News Translations: PGJE to Verify Pawn Shops and Flea Markets; Airport Must Pay Property Taxes
- Baja & Border News Translations: Domestic Violence Persists due to Culture; Ignacio Anaya Will Run BC in 33 Days
- Baja & Border News Translations: Complaints Persist on International Migrants Day; Altiplano Families Must Walk in the Mud
News & Stories
An American couple moves to Tijuana to avoid the high cost of living in the U.S. They become food smugglers for Mexicans living in the U.S.
Two minutes or forty — you choose
Lori Ruedi of Carlsbad exited the long line at the Aviara Parkway post office on December 11 and said she would return in the morning. Then she decided to try a self-service kiosk that had ...
The ghost comes and sits in Chanel’s husband’s chair. “I heard the chair creak. Then I looked, from ten feet away, right here by the curtain, and I saw it, the empty chair, bounce back ...
They were new last year: the San Pedro el Cortez band, home-based in Tijuana, where there is currently a resurgence of rock bands that follow different camps: shoegaze, psych, British mod, American garage. SPeC fit ...
The deafening, complex roar of urban movement finds kindred company in Tristan Shone’s homespun sound machines.
Photographer Rick Gould’s ’70s concert photos were made into art for the interior of Sports Arena.
A memory of a Christmas spent on Mexico’s Isla Mujeres
At my desktop computer, I have clicked over to YouTube and typed in “Christmas music.” First up is, “Christmas Music Playlist Part Two For Your Christmas Party.” I click again. The party begins with Elvis ...
She’s got the goods
I’m into delayed gratification. For example, if someone gives me a cookie, I’ll rarely eat it right away; instead, I’ll save it for a time when I’ll get maximum enjoyment from eating it (such as ...
Another piece of unfinished business for new San Diego mayor Bob Filner: deciding what kind of expensive new-fangled solar-powered, radio-controlled parking meters to buy. “The City still has approximately 4,700 single space parking meters that ...
My youngest daughter always feels ripped off at this time of year because her birthday comes just three days after Christmas. She gets a second dose of presents, but we’re usually too wiped out to ...
Tim Foley is best known in San Diego as a multi-instrumentalist performer with the Celtic-folk group Skelpin and for his solo work, but for his appearance in the upcoming season eight of Bravo television’s reality ...
Discover Indian rock art and grinding areas on this desert hike.
Thursday 20“Rex Everything” is in town at the Shakedown. Bassist Nick Oliveri has one hell of a heavy-rock résumé, including stints with Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, and the Dwarves. These days the Palm ...
I picked Alien because it’s a perfect example of what a horror movie should be: tight, dark corridors, the crushing black of space, and a creature you never quite see until the end. This one ...
Tale of a stealthy super PAC. During the days leading up to last month’s election, a mail piece was dispatched to voters in San Diego’s third county supervisorial district, where Republican Steve Danon was facing ...
Heymatt:I live near two parks that have hundreds of ducks that pair up during mating. When they all scatter from kids or dogs chasing them or from someone feeding them, the ducks quickly rejoin each ...
Sleep-apnia device-maker ResMed threatens to leave San Diego because CEO says it’s too hard to run a business in California. Valid gripe or jobs blackmail for taxpayer funds?
Nonalcoholic drinking and driving
Hey Matt! I’m an alcoholic and I’ve recently cut down my consumption to the point that I’m not hammered all day every day. Well, I’ve converted to nonalcoholic beer for the daytime — ’cause I ...
Staci Johnson, a 26-year-old Marine , recently became the fifth diver to die while diving the Yukon, a Canadian escort ship sunk off of Mission Beach in 2000. Because the vessel is on its side, it is disorienting.
We buy a lot of bulbs
“I realized that booking and promoting shows was a risky business to be in, and it wasn’t a sufficient way to make a living,” says Sulo King, whose career in concert promotion included a trouble-plagued ...
One painting depicts St. Nick smoking pot
After seeing a window painting of Santa smoking a pipe and a snowman holding a water pipe at an Oceanside smoke shop, I decided to see if there were any other businesses that had pictures ...
Heymatt: Why is a Mexican flag included at the courthouse at Third and H streets in Chula Vista? Does this mean some courtrooms there follow the “guilty until the level of extortion has been satisfied” ...
Border Clarifications The news titled “Border Patrol to the Rescue” (Neighborhood News, December 6) is almost certainly misleading. When crossing the border by car you will be inspected by a U.S. Customs Agent. Very rarely ...
O good Father in Heaven, albeit there is nothing that we greatly fear, having the merciful unto [sic] us and while mutual love and charity each with other maketh us thy children of more strength ...
An estate sale makes the author sad for the deceased’s scattered fragments of life.