Content for Friday, February 21, 2014

News & Stories

The quasi-religious experience of Oneothrix Point Never

In a nondescript church with high ceilings, listeners assume a wide variety of positions; some sit cross-legged on the floor and some lie on their backs, some close their eyes and some stare catatonically. Other ...

Major League Soccer eyeing San Diego market

But Sockers are not involved in talks

According to the Associated Press, Major League Soccer aims to have 24 teams by 2020 and is talking to San Diego. "There have been some discussions in Southern California, in San Diego," commissioner Don Garber ...

Residential rehab facility opens in Old Town

Aspire Center to treat veterans, help stop homelessness

On Monday, February 17, community dignitaries, public officials, veterans’ representatives, and members of the neighborhood gathered in Old Town for a grand-opening ceremony for the Aspire Center; Aspire is an acronym for "American Service members ...

Isis stock soars on positive data

Biotech's treatment does well in early stages

San Diego biotech Isis Pharmaceuticals announced before market opening this morning (February 21) that it has had very successful results in early-stage tests for its experimental treatment for spinal muscular atrophy in children. The stock ...

U-31 taken over by scantily clad models

Valentine's edition of Fashion Whore brings runway models to North Park

On a recent Saturday night at North Park's U-31, the usual beard-wearing, IPA-drinking scene was turned upside by MayStar's Club Fashion Whore. Fashion Whore is a monthly runway show taking place on the second Saturday ...

UCSD = UC Seeking Diversity

TIRED OF THE SAME-OLD SAME-OLD, LA JOLLA — In 2012, UC San Diego hired Wisconsin-based law professor Linda Greene to fill the newly created position of Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Now, after ...

Off-ramp improvements part of I-5 HOV lanes

Dangerous exit to be redesigned for safer traffic flow

On February 20, Caltrans began construction on the long awaited improvements at the I-5/Santa Fe Drive on and off ramps — on the west side of the freeway. The southbound I-5 off-ramp is one of ...

Chickens may come to roost in La Mesa

Planning commission votes to recommend allowance of fowl

The topic of chickens and eggs came up before the February 19 La Mesa Planning Commission hearing on a zoning amendment to allow residents in single-family homes to keep poultry — excluding roosters. The meeting ...

In for a sandwich, out with a slice

Nostalgic market turns up some nontraditional pizza

From the outside, The Market Place looks like a convenience store four or five decades past its heyday. But, like other nearby fixtures Hobnob Hill and Nunu's, the place must have been doing something right ...

Beer of the Week: Coronado / Cigar City Jurata

Coast-to-coast collaboration yields mermaid-inspired Baltic porter

Last September, a most alliterate duo — Coronado Brewing Company and Tampa, Florida’s acclaimed Cigar City Brewing — collaborated to create a “not so common” India pale ale. Dubbed “Last Spike,” it was the first ...

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