Content for Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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Babes in boyland

Like Flashdance but with a hammer.

“When I first hired in, I would have people ask me all the time, ‘You want me to carry your tools for you?’”

Clancy the Dog

— For Claire He is so ugly he is a psalm to ugliness, this extra-terrestrial, short-haired midget sea lion, snorts, farts, grunts, turns somersaults on his mistress’ bed. She calls him an imperfect Boston terrier, ...

Cherry-picking a no-no

Mausner, Drennan banned from securities industry

A Securities and Exchange Commission administrative-law judge yesterday (Aug. 5) banned Ian O. Mausner and Douglas F. Drennan from the securities business. Mausner, was a cofounder and chief executive officer of J.S. Oliver, an investment ...

Would-be railroad baron backstory

More questions raised about the Desert Line

Rancho Tembabichi: the 21,326 acre beachfront property in Mexico touted by the principals of Pacific Imperial Railroad, operators of the controversial Desert Line, as collateral for a loan to pay for repairs on the line ...

When wood sings

“I’m starting over again. I mean, this move is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done,” says instrument repairman/musician Dave Millard, taking a break from shuttling materials from his former home workshop in South ...

Baseball for breakfast

Morning crowd gathers in Encinitas to root for all-star team

On August 6, the Encinitas Little League all-star team was playing another regional playoff game for the Western Region Championship in San Bernardino. The team had advanced through the ranks to represent all 600 Leagues ...

Like a sloppy Loggins

High Mountain Tempel creates soundscapes for seekers.

“I’d like to be like Edith Piaf and say, ‘Je ne regrette rien,’ but that wouldn’t really hit the mark.”

Jingoistic male stereotypes

Mission: Impossible: The Original TV Series I grew up watching this series when I was a lad and enjoyed the smooth, concise manner in which Dan or Jim went about their business of protecting the ...

Nunu's sees the light

Hillcrest mainstay tweaks the vibe but not the essentials.

Anyone who’s had the pleasure of tossing back a few cocktails at this 50-some-year-old Fifth Avenue landmark knows that a large part of the appeal comes from its shadowy interior lined with red Naugahyde booths. ...

Jewel Robbery tops list of pre-code curios this month on TCM

It was a period of virtuous depravity, where sin and salvation giddily intertwined. Suicide was a viable out (Three on a Match), crime did pay in the end (Trouble in Paradise), and a gal’s road ...

I need a bigger amp!

Nik Turner, Hawkwind founder, amphetamine mystic of space rock, nominally of England but probably from a few solar systems over, has been known to sport full-head makeup, paisley camouflage, and alien armature. But according to ...

In response to last week's cover story about Dr. Joseph Abramowitz

Ready to Believe Re: July 31 cover story: “What If I Cured Alzheimer’s and Nobody Cared?” Fascinating article! Thank you for running it. I have known doctors resembling Dr. Abramowitz. I have been impressed by ...

A Copley by any other name

Its new website suggests that the David C. Copley Foundation, formerly known as the Helen K. and James S. Copley Foundation, may be about to flex some new-found financial muscle, thanks to major asset sales ...

Fish taco versus California burrito

Getting the best of a local chain

When you say "berto's", I think burrito. Adalberto's or Filibertos? Burrito. Aliberto's, Humberto's, or Rigoberto's? Burrito. Or if there's no drive-thru, maybe some rolled tacos. It's just a fact of living here: at some time ...

The jam they give you

Ed fattens up in the front row at Rebecca’s Coffee House.

“When I first met her, I weighed 190 pounds. Now I’m 240,” he says.

Broken adults

Music mines memory

“I’ve forgotten so much,” says the 90-year-old woman who opens the documentary Alive Inside. “I’m very sorry. I’ve forgotten what I did after I became a young lady. If I could tell you, I would.” ...

Rock ’n’ roll therapy

Singer/songwriter Josh Blevins knows Gunner Gunner’s reputation as the band that really hustles with posters, social media, and intense person-to-person lobbying. Blevins tells the Reader that it’s the best way to keep getting the prime ...

Rebels by the Bay, Clap Your Hands Say Casbah, Two-Headed Ken

...and the best of the rest in San Diego clubs this weekend

Thursday 7Warm and fuzzy but far from cozy. That’s what it feels like cuddling up to Barbarian, a local beach-goth band that earned an SDMA nomination for Best New Artist last year. Their debut EP, ...

Wide-open space abounds

Watch hawks soar on a stroll through oak-studded open grasslands.

Wide-open space abounds at Barnett Ranch, the 728-acre preserve that is now owned by the County of San Diego. The historic cattle ranch is part of the property that was once the home of Augustus ...

Reverse psychology in the desert of the real

How do you attract the people who encompass and refuse all categories?

The public doesn’t like dead horses

The cost of doing business

The tenth horse died at Del Mar on Saturday, August 2. This one was Chattering Gambler, a three-year-old colt who collapsed during the third race as he drove toward the finish line. This makes 10 ...

Buzzing up

KPBS is giving itself a big pat on the back for what it calls its “exclusive coverage of the San Diego Mayor Bob Filner story.” A glossy pamphlet put out by the station, which is ...

It doesn't get any better than this* (*if you have $17.5 million)

35 feet of ocean frontage in the heart of Del Mar

Current Owners: David and Lori Sykes Listing Price: $17,500,000 Beds: 3 Baths: 5 Listing materials for this week’s home invite would-be buyers to “take your front row seat to the spectacular Pacific Ocean and California’s ...

The birds around our home are losing their minds

Lessons of birds and seeds.

Post Title: A Box of Beaks Post Date: July 8, 2014 The birds around our home are losing their minds. I understand that the birds and the bees go bananas in the springtime, but this ...

Cross-border terminal may soon become reality

With no thanks for Ralph Nieders

There will be shovels, most likely a ribbon of some sort, and, of course, a group of well-dressed developers and public officials. They will stand at a barren plot of land in Otay Mesa, the ...

Record-release roundup

With the New Archaic on indefinite hiatus, Tolan Shaw has been writing songs with Jason Mraz for an upcoming collaborative project. The latest installment in the Album Leaf’s collaborations series is a new track featuring ...

Letting the Lord have his way in us

Membership: 250 Pastor: Brad Lambert Age: 61 Born: Venice, CA Formation: University of Redlands, Redlands; Point Loma Nazarene University; University of California-Fullerton; Calvary Chapel Bible College, Murietta (professor/director) Years Ordained: 23 San Diego Reader: How ...

Silver bullets

Sheriff Bill Gore, re-elected with no opposition this June, is now sitting on a fat campaign war chest of $59,339, according to his latest disclosure report. Private prison proprietor Corrections Corporation of America, looking to ...

A silent classic and a binge-worthy space show

Pandora’s Box G.W. Pabst’s Pandora’s Box silent classic is near perfect (Germany, 1929, Criterion). It’s about the rise and fall of Lulu, the dancer/streetwalker who captivates all men in her path with her uncommon beauty ...

It's a scatalogical Planet

Plus Iron, Wine, and the hippie dippy Foxygen

Sunday 10What’s in a name, yo? From Nashville in Tennessee, punky-rock roustabouts Diarrhea Planet will explode on the Soda Bar stage after garage-rock trio Those Darlins and like-minded locals Buddy Banter. After some pretty relentless ...

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