Content for Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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Local hops for local beer

Move over, avocados

Monkey Paw, ChuckAlek, and Nickel Beer have joined Ballast Point, Coronado, and Hess in using locally grown hops. Because some people want their beers fruitier, pinier, and/or spicier.

Two poems by Gabriel Olearnik

His third collection, Wolf Sermons, is scheduled to be released this fall

Wanderer The sea has soaked my heart and so my soul will take the road the spume playing a billow on a bright wind. And if I am alone, it does not matter for Poseidon ...

Chemistry of Garbage

Shirley Manson and bandmates arguing over title of new album

Shirley Manson’s back together with her Garbage bandmates Butch Vig, Duke Erikson, and Steve Marker. They hit Humphreys Concerts by the Bay on October 6. She took some trans-Atlantic phone questions from the Reader. What ...

Palate and wallet favor cod over lobster

Taste of three dollars in a tale of two gastrotrucks

“This truck’s been open in this spot for three weeks, and already they’re popular.”

Beer-friendlier in Chula Vista

Nine years later, the South Bay’s first brewery has a tasting room

A recent social-media surge around the hashtag #southbayuprising has been calling attention to the proliferation of craft beer in the South Bay. While the recent addition of Border X Brewing, Novo Brazil Brewing, and a ...

Dane Coffee takes aggressive baby steps

Coffeee shop to open next year or the year after

Back in 2013, a change in California law allowed individuals to sell food prepared in home kitchens. Such “Cottage Food Operations” also applies to coffee, and for nearly a year husband-and-wife team Scott and Brielle ...

Party at Pier Plaza with Pepper

Brooklyn of the West

“I plan on stumbling home that night,” singer/guitarist Kaleo Wassman says about his show Friday at Oceanside’s Pier Plaza Amphitheatre. It’s five blocks from his house. Pepper moved to North County from Hawaii 16 years ...

Meet shore crabs

Coastweeks is a monthlong celebration of the coastal habitats and water resources found along San Diego’s coast. Among the events and activities this coming weekend are an animal-tracking walk in the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, ...

It’s not about the religion; it’s about the relationship

The appropriate response to grace is a life of thankfulness

Pastor Glen Larsen of Community Church of Poway takes questions.

Odds-on favorite for the most scenic hike in San Diego

Thank Guy Fleming for this hike among Torrey pines

Follow the trail as it winds through old groves of Torrey pines and opens up to wonderful ocean views.

Fantasy games are fantasy, not gambling

DraftKings and FanDuel are not putting sports books inside NFL stadiums

I TiVo NFL games. If you wait until halftime and then start watching via TiVo, you can skip through commercials and wind up at game’s end in real time. Sadly, this season, thanks to a ...

Takes a vampire to show that humans don’t change

What are you reading? “Rick Steves’ Ireland 2015. And I also have Rick Steves’ Scotland.” Why are you reading them? “My travel agent with AAA recommended them by saying that no other travel writer does ...

Susan Sarandon on social justice

Through homeless eyes at the San Diego Film Festival

As much as I would have loved to spend our limited time together talking about Joe, Atlantic City, Light Sleeper, The Last Robin Hood, and many other Susan Sarandon performances I’m ga-ga over, the timing ...

Fundraising work is never done

Drinks, politics, and Scott Peters

Douglas Manchester may be out as a Republican media baron, but the fundraising work of Democrat Scott Peters, who last year beat back GOP ex-city councilman Carl DeMaio in one of the region’s nastiest congressional ...

What it was like to sit next to Lester Bangs for six years

Jaan Uhelszki on El Cajon's famous rock critic

"A truly good friend. He was truthful to the point of it being painful. A tremendous amount of fun, and up for anything. He would tell anyone anything, often to his own detriment.”

Trending: Rock bands that do R&B

Leading the way: Vintage Trouble

It’s the new big thing: pairing a soul-singing frontman with a hard-driving rock outfit. Vintage Trouble may be to blame (in part) for the success of the trend. They’ve been strong ever since they went ...

Felony on your record? No problem!

Follow hipsters to where your neck tattoos (or criminal past) don't matter

Dear Hipster: I’m a U.S. citizen who has a felony on my record and a bachelor’s degree on my résumé. I am afraid to get a job or need help with job placement, but I ...

Green invasion

Showdown with the bull thistle

What exactly is an invasive plant, and why should we give a rotten rhizome if one crops up in our side yard? Dan Gluesenkamp answers: “One widely accepted definition includes two components: It’s not native ...

The decline in civility in America

We encourage violators while we punish the obedient

Even the Eddie Haskells of the ’60s had good manners.

La Osita, the teddy bear of Rancho Santa Fe

This is what L.A. car dealership money will buy

Beds: 6 Baths: 7 Current Owner: Coberly Family Asking Price: $10,495,000 This week we visit “La Osita,” a property billed as having “one of the most magnificent hilltop ocean view locations in all of Rancho ...

State utility regulator re-examines secret meetings

Don’t expect big changes yet

By now, savvy folks know that the California Public Utilities Commission has to clean up its act — thoroughly. Commissioners and staff members used illegal, back-channel communications with Southern California Edison to fleece ratepayers over ...

Letters from casual riders to bike commuters

Open and Serving Beer It has come to our attention that a San Diego Beer News item about the Brew Project caused some hasty readers to conclude that 57 Degrees — the Mission Hills wine ...

Disappointed Rick Perry donors

Young wives club

Now that former Texas governor Rick Perry has dropped out of the Republican presidential derby, some San Diego–linked big-money donors to his cause will have a bit more than loose change to devote to other ...

October album drops

Record-release roundup

New releases this week include a full-length from Brian Ellis called In the Dark, as well as a fifth studio album from Wavves, titled V, and Lurid Memory’s Dematerializing EP, which premieres October 2 at ...

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