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Content for Thursday, September 7, 2000

News & Stories

The Man who Turned Fact into Fiction

"There were five canneries on Harbor Drive. I ended up on a fish boat for about seven years because they were paying pretty good money, but Larry never worked as a fisherman. He was too intellectual for that."

The novel about San Diego Little Italy: Lorenzo Madalena's Confetti for Gino

Read about author Lorenzo Madalena. Gino DeMarino nervously jerked his gray-visored fishing cap over his eyes, rubbed his hard palms over faded navy dungarees, and for the tenth time slapped the spokes of the wheel ...

September 7, 2000
It's Not Like What People Think

Tuesday, August 1, is a busy evening at Las Colinas Detention Facility in Santee. People of all races begin filling the lobby at 7:00 to get a window assignment for visitation. Unlike the downtown jail, ...

September 7, 2000
Never Went to Padres Games

A client once remarked to Margarita Alvarez that all of San Diego's fruit and vegetable vendors would eventually move to the edge of downtown. That prediction, made in the 1970s, surprised Alvarez, the assistant board ...

Moores's mayor's money

New Yorker Jay Emmett, the Padres boardmember who pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from his alleged role as bagman in the Westchester Theatre Mafia scandal, is listed as giving $250 to the San Diego ...

September 7, 2000
CD review: Alan Lechusza/Christopher Adler Duo, Pleistocene

There’s nothing wrong with this — it’s great. Oh, okay — so what izzit? Two guys playing, well, one of ’em’s on saxophone, two saxes actually — soprano and baritone — and the other on ...

September 7, 2000
What kind of health danger could a person experience from eating hot sauce?

Hey, Matt: A friend of mine told me a story about her boss, who was on a business trip to Chicago. One night he was in a restaurant that had on the menu something called ...

September 7, 2000
What happened to the wooden black horse statue that was outside Mimmo's Italian Village on India Street?

Heymatt: What happened to the wooden black horse statue that was outside Mimmo's Italian Village (next to Filippi's) on India Street? Please reply soon. Our four-year-old daughter is quite distraught over its disappearance. -- Jill ...

September 7, 2000
Guide to Local Music Sites —BandConnexion

“We didn’t like any websites about San Diego music,” says Kevin Hoffrichter, cofounder of bandconnexion.com. “So we built ours as guys who actually hang out in the clubs… It’s updated daily and not at all ...

September 7, 2000
Skateboard Grinds

Drive down 16th, cross the trolley tracks at Commercial, and turn left at the base of Chicano Park, then pull into what used to be a gas station. Five neighborhood kids doing skateboard grinds off ...

September 7, 2000
Punk Rock Thursday

It’s punk rock Thursday. “I’m hating life,” sniffed Brian, 28, a North Park local and regular at the Turquoise room at the Aztec Bowl. “Punk is adolescent, abusive, aberrant behavior.” Nevertheless, there are a hundred ...

September 7, 2000
Guitar Trader Burnouts

“The first guy was, like, this 14-year-old kid from Irvine,” says Chris Greenslate about auditions for his punk band, the Cause. “He said all he listened to was Marilyn Manson. He sent us tapes [of ...

September 7, 2000
Lessons in Buying a Bar

“When you buy your first bar nobody ever tells you about ASCAP or BMI. If you listen to them, you need their license to open your doors,” said Tom Goettle. Goettle and wife Flo Mowery ...

September 7, 2000
Eminem's Dad

Eminem’s dad, Marshall Mathers Sr., a 48-year-old Chula Vista factory worker, thinks his story is worth money. A recent issue of Star divulged that he wanted to reconnect with his multiplatinum-selling son. The two hadn’t ...

September 7, 2000
A Sad Punk Rock Parade

“A sad punk rock parade” is how Justin Fairweather, a local DJ and promoter, 23, described a recent Green Day music video shoot in San Diego. “The director was telling us we were supposed to ...

September 7, 2000
Journey to Baja's Sierra de San Francisco, where larger-than-life, centuries-old pictographs decorate canyon walls.

Frozen on stone for centuries, the larger-than-life cave paintings of humans and animals in Baja's Sierra de San Francisco hover over the thousand or more awe-struck visitors who come to see them in a typical ...

September 7, 2000
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