Almost Factual News Entries for November, 2012

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Rewriting pop music history?

Newly discovered artifact points to alternate, original version of San Diego-scribbled song "Peaceful, Easy Feeling."

If you believe the history - and up until now, you would have had no reason to doubt it - ...

Nuclear Regulatory Commission offers public virtual tour of San Onofre plant

Virtual guide: "At the NRC, we're committed to transparency and accountability, even if weEEAAAARRRGH!"

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/nov/30/36247/ Bob the Virtual Tour Guide leads visitors into the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station's main control room. RELOADING AT ...

Dueling poop groups

Poop! RECONSIDERING OUR ORDER, BROCKTON VILLA, LA JOLLA - "It started with the seals," recalls Eloise McKinley-Braeburton, who famously spearheaded ...

En feugo? Or just blowing his own horn?

Controversy erupts over dual versions of David Copley's will

Who got the yacht? According to Hornblower Cruises owner Larry Longshore, today should be a banner day for the local ...

Kickstart my heart! Also, my brain, lungs, colon, etc.

Salk Institute launches Kickstarter campaign to fund its research, offers awesome pharmacological rewards to donors

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/nov/26/36011/ In what many are calling a breakthrough in the field of crowdsourced medical innovation, La Jolla's Salk Institute has ...

Classing up the joint

SeaWorld buys Knott's Soak City, plans "tasteful" renovation, "because that's what people expect from a water slide park."

Simon Blowhole, Sea World's head of aquatic aesthetics, sat down with SD on the QT to discuss some of the ...

Koan Korner!

The Zen question for the day: How many Chargers are required to stop a Raven running back on 4th and 29 with 1:50 to go in the game?

The answer is, of course, is unknowable. Seek instead for understanding of your own desire to keep the Chargers in ...

U-T San Diego scrambles to cover up Copley death story snafu

Overheard in the U-T San Diego editorial offices: "Dammit, that should read 'publisher;' do you hear me? 'Publish-ER!'" http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/nov/21/35823/

[Long-]Stem cells

Local biotech struggles to penetrate market via "miracle" application of stem-cell research

Ever since the passage of Proposition 71 eight years ago, California has been leading the nation in stem-cell research. And ...

Mural furor: ACLU nay-saying MLK praying

Godless atheists demand removal of Christian minister's image from embankment along 94 freeway

When San Diego State School of Art Design and Art History instructor Phillip Matzigkeit's mural honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther ...

Fairy-tale ending - UPDATE

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who worked and worked and saved her money... http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/nov/16/35553/ She hoped ...

Democrat Avengers Assemble!

Stronger mayor begins putting together super-team of super-governors to save city

First Up: Donna Frye, aka The Tranparency Woman, capable of making even the most smoke-filled room behind even the most ...

REVEALED: Halftime locker-room photo exposes source of Chargers' second-half meltdowns this season

Coach-Provocateur Norv Turner points to demotivational banner posted in Chargers' locker room during halftime of the team's November 11 game ...

Strong Mayor defeated!

We here at SD on the QT thought we had seen the last of this sort of thing, but apparently, ...

An open letter from Eyecandy manager Randy Bumregard to the City of San Diego

First of all, I would like to thank Walter Mencken for giving me this opportunity to address the government of ...

Ex-Wired editor's DIY drone company releases first models

Chris Anderson, longtime editor of the nerd-journal Wired, has taken up residence in San Diego as the CEO of 3D ...

Local kids grill mayoral candidates on bullies and booze

With just one day to go before America's Finest City selects its new mayor, local youth groups submitted questionnaires to ...

Sweetwater Superintendent Ed Brand's refusal to remove Halloween costume raises concerns

Halloween was two days ago, and he's still dressed as a ghost! Concerned Parent Hallie Copter: "He's cancelled his appearance ...

Chula Vista Installs New Strip Club Regulations - UPDATE

The saga continues! Following the news that the Chula Vista City Council had held a series of emergency Happy Hour ...