Content for Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Some people make livings. Others piece them together.

Hustlers, jugglers, bottom-feeders.

From bubble-making to the skid-row standbys, the buck must be turned.

Come, My Celia

Come, my Celia, let us prove While we may, the sports of love; Time will not be ours forever; He at length our good will sever. Spend not then his gifts in vain. Suns that ...

Suicide at Gopher Canyon

Man told witnesses what he was going to do

At around 3:30 p.m. on May 21, a gray-haired man in a white T-shirt stopped his pickup truck on the northbound on ramp of I-15 at Gopher Canyon Road. The man said to witnesses he ...

Sea star health watch

“The die-off is pretty extensive and getting worse all the time."

If you've spotted a severed arm or leg along the shoreline, take note. Something is mutilating sea stars, and extra eyes are urgently needed to solve the mystery. “Sea star wasting syndrome,” a disease that ...

Trunk of bourbon, branches of syrup, roots of Chartreuse

The Seven Grand’s bar manager Brett Winfield wants to give it to you straight. But before he does, you better have a cocktail — or, as he calls it, “a Whiskey Delivery Method.” “We don’t ...

Heavy Glow Hauling Co.

It’s been over a year since Heavy Glow has played a local show. But it’s not because the psychedelic/metal trio doesn’t like to play. “We did five tours last year,” says singer/guitarist Jared Mullins. Their ...

Beer ambassador

“It’s been a real odd position for me, as it blurs the lines from artist to marketing and advertisement guy,” says Falling Doves frontman Chris Leyva of his side-job as SoCal music-brand ambassador for Sapporo ...

Are you ready to rumble?

A few months back, my roommate Matt came to me with an idea. His buddy David — a mixed-martial-arts student at Chakal Mx gym in Tijuana — wanted to throw a festival. The gym would ...

Your Inner Needs

Post Title: Inner Simplicity Post Date: January 13, 2014 As we seek to refresh and revitalize ourselves, getting to a place where our minds can experience calm and quietness is vital, as it allows us ...

Defining faith

Oxymoronic I had written a letter to you in answer to David Child’s letter (April 24) suggesting a nonreligious column in addition to your religious section — I, as an atheist, without belief, to promote ...

Vitriolic toward hipsterkind

Hating hipsters is soooo mainstream.

Dear Hipster: Why are all you such pretentious douches? Is it wrong of me to want to hit all of you in the face? What is especially troubling is how you guys are now starting ...

Canyon adventure two-for-one

Explore two very different canyons while looking for bighorn sheep.

Stalk bighorn sheep in the Anza-Borrego...but don’t drink their water.

Protomartyr's Under Color, Bowie's Undercover

...and the Eagulls have landed

Sunday 25Sunday’s in play if you’ve got a three-day weekend. And if you do, have I got a show for you: out to tout my early pick for 2014’s record of the year, Under Color ...

Sprouts and mussels and — wait, did I miss it?

Slurping it up at Sea180.

“Everyone has waited ten years for this,” he says. “People said, ‘It’s I.B. It’ll never happen!’”

Play Hide and Seek with the Rosalyns, drop in with Gang Green

...and get down in Pioneertown with Freaks for the Fest

Thursday 22The all-star garage group the Rosalyns (featuring members of the Loons, the Schitzophonics, Gore Gore Girls, New Kinetics, and Chinese Rocks) will headline sets at Casbah after Diddley Daddies, Grim Imperials, and Two Wolves ...

The business of lust

Instead of surrealist spinnings along the lines of Luis Buñuel’s Belle du Jour, spend the four seasons in a suite at the Four Seasons with a high-school harlot in Francois Ozon’s Young & Beautiful. The ...

SchlockFest: Battle in Outer Space

Top events and things to do in San Diego this week, May 22–May 28

A photographic and interpretive art exhibition. Each piece is created using succulents and repurposed objects, each telling a story of recovery. Featured art will be auctioned or available to attendees for a donation to the ...

Spooky tourism

Toorcon San Diego is a convention of computer hackers that convenes every fall here to discuss the fine art of electronic breaking-and-entering. “Schools don’t teach hacking, and the Internet hides it for both profit, and ...

No place in the sun

One simply does not wear skinny jeans and Chuck Taylors to the beach.

Dear Hipster: What’s the best beach in San Diego? — Sara O.B. has too many hippies. P.B. has too many bros. Shores has too many tourists. I.B. is in I.B. Mission has too many tourists. ...

My Sudden Torment

“I could sit and read all day, but then I won’t be able to pay my bills. And it’s not like I dread the work. It’s not like I have to scrub toilets. I enjoy doing all the things on my to-do list.”

Villa V

Pick up this Requa gem and park the yacht in the front yard.

Current Owner: Veronica Engel Listing Price: $4,595,000 Beds (main house): 4 Baths (main house): 4 This vintage villa was designed and built in 1930 by renowned local architect Richard Requa. He is known for works ...

Amanda Vs. The Arbolcots

Waypoint Public chef brews collaboration beer with Stone

I’ve had the honor of being involved in the production of a few beers. Usually, brewers are kind enough to invite me into their space to lend conceptual and/or physical assistance in the brewing process. ...

American export — tribute bands!

“People think finding an Anthony Kiedis impersonator is easy.” It’s harder than it seems, says Red Not Chili Peppers founder/bassist Jonathan Savage. “Over-doing the impersonation is common among fake Kiedeses. The real Anthony Kiedis has ...

L.A. chillwave by the Baths

Not a bad way to begin a career in the music business: three years ago, the debut album Cerulean earned Album of the Year Honorable Mention recognition from Pitchfork. The A.V. Club liked the CD, ...

Non-locals only at the county fair

Why not have local musicians?

If you want to sniff an Encinitas-grown rose or pet a Ramona-bred goat, come on down to the San Diego County Fair. But if you yearn to grab an earful from the county’s best musicians, ...

Pay for appointments

Two more big-money lobbyists and campaign contributors have gotten the nod from mayor Kevin Faulconer for high-profile city development positions. Donna Jones, a land-use partner at the downtown powerhouse influence-peddling law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, ...

From all my foolish fancies now let me be free

Now all my days with joy I’ll fill Full to the brim, With all my heart to [Visnu] cling And only him. He will sweep utterly away All dole and care; And all in sunder ...

May 15 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Joe Arbusto, Rancho Penasquitos, 8. Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 8. Clyde Christie, Coronado, 8. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 8. Paula Davis, Spring Valley, 8. Patrick Driscoll, Santee, 8. George Elam, Vista, 8. Martin Guillen, Oceanside, ...

May 15 Crossword Contenders

Mary Arana, Encinitas, 8. Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 8. Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 8. Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 8. Marvin A. Brown, Clairemont, 8. Charlotte Brown , Clairemont, 8. Mark Burton, San Diego, 8. Leslie Chase, Campo, ...

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