Content for Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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San Diego booksellers succumb

Book ends

Amazon’s got everything, but some illusions must be kept alive.

April showers of San Diego record releases

...the latest from local artists

New Orleans-style jazz outfit Euphoria Brass Band will debut their new CD at Panama 66 in Balboa Park on Friday, March 31. Santee reggae band Strictly Skunk has a CD release planned for April 1 ...

Two-dog night

Low-budget scarf trawl in the Gaslamp

Gaslamp. Monday night. It’s a concert, for one. Sarah the street violinist has got me glued to her spot on the sidewalk at Fifth and F. Because, hey, she’s playing Umm Kulthum’s “Enta Omri” — ...

Fat-wash did the trick for Patio on Goldfinch’s Sheer Determination

The concoction has less to do with pigskins or gridirons than with making a cocktail using coconut water.

Brandon Curry, bar manager at the Patio on Goldfinch, presumed that the rollercoaster ride that was Super Bowl XLI would end with the Atlanta Falcons joining the New York Giants (who did it twice) as ...

No car-sleeping in Encinitas, say lobbying city fathers

Election-runoff killers

San Diego’s Republican county supervisors say they are gunning for legislation introduced by the local Democratic Assembly delegation that would allow for charter amendments requiring a general-election runoff for the top two finishers in primary ...

Civic San Diego considering new pedestrian plaza in East Village

Another parklet — but it doesn’t remove any parking spaces

Owners of The Patio restaurant group are hoping for approval from Civic San Diego of its application to build a 126-square-foot pedestrian plaza in front of its Harvest by the Patio eatery, at 369 10th ...

Strawberries from Rome

Burning of Rome sews Strawberry Moons — they play Friday at Casbah

While the value of winning a San Diego Music Award is unclear, some insiders joke that in 2014, SDMA love seemed like the kiss of death. Just after Burning of Rome won three awards (Song ...

The Boss Baby gets its kids just right

Diapered disruption

The first sign that The Boss Baby will be a pleasant surprise — and not simply an exercise in sticking Alec Baldwin’s Scotch-mellowed tycoon’s rasp in the mouth of a CGI infant and chuckling at ...

Rain, washing me cleaner than I have been since I was born

Three poems by Edward Thomas

April The sweetest thing, I thought At one time, between earth and heaven Was the first smile When mist has been forgiven And the sun has stolen out, Peered, and resolved to shine at seven ...

Baby Vivian needs a stroller for her European vacation

Consider baggage claims, diminutive European rental cars, cobblestones...

My friend Marie is headed to the Emerald Isle in May. “My husband’s brother is taking us,” she explained over brunch last week, “and we will be staying one week in Killarney. Passports are in, ...

Farce reigns On the 20th Century train

Cygnet puts the loco in locomotive

Theatrical wizard David Belasco (1853–1931) was a major link between 19th- and 20th-century theater. Instead of deep-fried, scenery-chomping acting, he demanded a more naturalistic style and detailed sets famous for their “tidiness.” He banished footlights ...

Music therapy is real

...just ask local artist Mandi Jo Miller, she's seen it work

Mandi Jo Miller wasn’t looking for a new career when a chance meeting redirected her path in life on New Year’s Eve in 2008. “I met a music therapist in a bar,” says Miller. “I ...

Discover a hidden treasure on the UCSD campus

The short-leaf dudleya occurs nowhere else in the world.

Nestled on the north end of the UCSD campus, the trail through the Ecological Park is a true hidden treasure. The trail meanders through sections of the university’s planted Eucalyptus Grove and the Ecological Reserve, ...

Things hipsters ought to like, but don't

Dennistown is a bit too obscure

Hi, DJ Stevens: Are you a real DJ or are those your initials? — PM (initials) I wouldn’t say I’m not a DJ. Calvin Harris has been biting my style for years. He knows I ...

This week in San Diego: Latin American art and Indian music

Or chase slimy little fish across the beaches

Thursday | 30 Grunion Run 2017 For those not familiar, grunion is a species of fish that leaves the water at night to spawn on beaches during the spring and summer months throughout Southern California. ...

Home is where you park it

Trailer life at Sandy Shores RV Park in Oceanside

Each morning I wake up to the continuous hum of the traffic on I-5, crawl out of my bed, and take one step into the bathroom. After I shower — the shower being only half ...

Don't call him Billy Bob

"W.R." Thornton his rockabilly band the Boxmasters play Belly Up

A band with a couple of directions: one is old-timey country-western and one is swayed by the look and feel of the rock-and-roll music that Great Britain exported to the U.S. 50 years ago. The ...

More parking than most Del Mar homes

$8.8 million gets you space for six of your favorite cars

Beds: 6 Baths: 6 Current Owner: Mark Van Oene List Price: $8,800,000 “It’s getting harder to find a property like this,” warn listing materials for the “magnificent Del Mar Craftsman estate” constructed in 1997 at ...

Yay! San Diego reservoirs filling up

Aquifer-dependent Borrego Springs doesn’t have much to cheer about

On January 26, San Diego County’s water authority exulted that the drought was over. On March 22, the New York Times wrote, “We have some good news on the California drought.” The huge snowpack in ...

Santee Lakes catfish opener April 1 and 2

Take the carp — we don’t want them

The seven small lakes called Santee Lakes began as part of a recycling plant. In 1960, the district started recycling wastewater for irrigation and commercial uses. The seven lakes were at the end of that ...

SDSU’s big birdies’ tab

High-dollar public employees at KPBS

San Diego State University, its future clouded by a brewing fight for control of Mission Valley’s Qualcomm Stadium site, along with the imminent departure of president Elliot Hirshman for greener financial pastures at Maryland’s Stevenson ...

Pastor Parcel is concerned about the state of our nation

Person A and Person B need to agree on the essentials

First United Methodist Church Membership: 650 Pastor: Brian T. Parcel Age: 42 Born: Taft Formation: Louisiana, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA; Claremont School of Theology Years Ordained: 16 San Diego Reader: How long do you ...

Why?, Vinyl Junkies, Dead Deer, and Boxmasters

...plus the best of the rest in San Diego clubs March 30 through April 5

Thursday 30“I don’t have a record player,” I shouted at Yoni Wolf over the Spaceland cocktail table that served as his merch booth. It was 2008, and I was in Silverlake because Why?’s Elephant Eyelash ...

Letters about San Diego, TJ, and the Reader

Conversations continued

Why Are They in TJ? Re: “Gateway between Worlds,” March 23 cover story I recently went to Tijuana to see architecture — a getaway day. I saw something there I haven’t seen before. I saw ...

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