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News & Stories

San Diego airport authority spends $4.2 million to persuade us to move Lindbergh Field

The stealth campaign that spends your money to buy your vote.

February 24, 2005
Meat, Tomato, Lettuce

Movies reviewed this week: Inside Deep Throat and Nobody Knows

February 24, 2005
Cab Queen

“It’s something I would like to drink; I like how it has tropical, perfumey, floral qualities to it.”

February 24, 2005
Surprise Ending

I went to a party last year when local author Jennifer Coburn released her first book, The Wife of Reilly. I was surprised when she had a party for her next book, Reinventing Mona, coming ...

February 24, 2005
"Gonzo"

"Gonzo" journalist/author Hunter S. Thompson shot himself in his Aspen home Sunday. My friend Doug called me four months ago and asked if I wanted to go meet Thompson in L.A. He was doing a ...

February 24, 2005
According to Troy Johnson

According to Troy Johnson on February 3's Fox Rox, "In March Clear Channel Communications is going to spin off four of its San Diego stations, including 91X. Our inside source says that 91X is being ...

February 24, 2005
Is Blink-182 Still a Band?

Questions about the future of Poway's most successful musical group began to percolate after the trio blew off a well-publicized tsunami benefit concert last Friday at the Pond in Anaheim that featured Linkin Park, No ...

February 24, 2005
Kuumba Fest 2005

Kuumba Fest 2005 at the San Diego Rep's Lyceum starts tomorrow, Friday, February 25, and includes African drumming, jazz, and gospel. "Each band is made up of young people," says Daj-ahn Blevins, artistic director. Acts ...

February 24, 2005
"I Know Atheists Who Love Gospel Music"

"I know atheists who love gospel music." Lord Chris, 56, is now on Tijuana's XRCN (1470 AM) as of February. "We are the only English-speaking show on that station." Heard Sundays from 7 to 8 ...

February 24, 2005
"He's Dead in the Water"

"He's dead in the water," said an insider last week about recent developments concerning Mike Glickenhaus and his attempts to purchase Clear Channel's Mexican stations. "He can't get the money. I heard he paid a ...

February 24, 2005
I Called the Casbah and Asked for a Refund

"I called the Casbah and asked for a refund, and they flat out said no," e-mails Sam Sheppard about the Razorlight show on January 24. "The singer sounded like he had the flu or something, ...

February 24, 2005
Back When

Thirty Years Ago Who among your readership knows enough about such obscure references as a "vacant Tunisian landscape" or "Hawks's (movie) His Girl Friday of 1940" or the "genteel fiction of Eudora Welty" to make ...

February 24, 2005
February House: The Story of W.H. Auden, Carson McCullers, Jane and Paul Bowles, Benjamin Britten, and Gypsy Rose Lee, Under One Roof in Wartime America

February House: The Story of W. H. Auden, Carson McCullers, Jane and Paul Bowles, Benjamin Britten, and Gypsy Rose Lee, Under One Roof In Wartime America. North Point Press, 2005; 166 pages; $22. FROM THE ...

February 24, 2005
Think Persian

“I’m sitting. Don’t think my legs’ll hold up for how long this is gonna take.”

February 24, 2005
Skinless Mystic

Life-size paintings of men, women, gods, goddesses, and human anatomy convey the convergence of the spiritual, medical, and psychotropic influences on Alex Grey's portrayal of the divine. These paintings are on display for Grey's five-year ...

February 24, 2005
Harding Canyon's rain-swollen stream leaps over boulders and tumbles through the Santa Ana Mountains.

The "Seven Pools hike" into the upper reaches of Harding Canyon will simply amaze you -- assuming you go before summer's heat and drought dries up the canyon's lively, crystalline, spring-fed stream. It's almost unbelievable ...

February 24, 2005
Gambling Gourmand 2: Go Back, Jack

When the Santa Anas sent the downtown air pollution score to a choking 106, my partner and I drove an hour north for a few days of good country air and culinary research at Harrah's ...

February 24, 2005
Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice

A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. -- Marion C. Garretty 'I want to make a toast," Jane said, lifting her glass, "to our guys. All of us are ...

February 24, 2005
Red, white, and drugged

A Department of Veterans Affairs audit has discovered rampant irregularities in the handling of narcotics and other controlled substances at La Jolla's V.A. Hospital. According to the report, the VA Inspector General Office's "collaboration in ...

February 24, 2005
Alex the Greek

Chargers owner Alex G. Spanos, the megamillionaire who reportedly wants San Diego taxpayers to give him 60 acres of prime Mission Valley property as part of his latest stadium scheme, has turned Hollywood mogul. The ...

February 24, 2005
The Objective Is to Dominate

On the north side of the Tijuana River, across from the Zona Rio, stands a shopping center with a department store, a dozen or so nondescript shops, and "World Famoso" Señor Frog's nightclub. Between the ...

February 24, 2005
Will Clean Giant Nab WD-40?

For more than three decades, San Diego icon WD-40 didn't have to worry about competition. It sold a legendary lubricant by a name that came to be used in 80 percent of U.S. homes. Profits ...

February 24, 2005
Wild Truth

"We just couldn't all get it together in the same place at the same time."

February 24, 2005
The ManKind Project

Galloping Horse, Soaring Eagle, Temple Badger, and Powerful Jaguar are some of the 30 graduates of the New Warrior Training Adventure. The New Warrior Training is a weekend retreat facilitated by The ManKind Project (MKP). ...

February 24, 2005
The Reader's Eye on Television

"I WANT TO GO ON OPRAH AND HAVE HER ANNOUNCE ME AS 'The Man Who Made Wearing Skirts Okay,'" David gushed. The others at the party hardly noticed the frilly petticoat purposefully pouring from his ...

February 24, 2005
Geezer Sports

There are senior tours for golf, tennis, billiards, and bowling -- sports that are normally not identified with broken clavicles, necks, and spines. In other words, sports that have nothing to do with rodeos. On ...

February 24, 2005
Housecleaning Services

When my husband Patrick sneezes, the house rattles. And it's rarely just one sneeze; three seems to be the minimum. His attempts at sneeze control are all in vain, and his schnozz is getting more ...

February 24, 2005
Ft. Knox: plenty of tanks, maybe no gold

Hey Matt! How much gold is in Fort Knox? Is it true that it hasn't been physically audited since the Eisenhower administration? Why can't we sell off the gold now and fund Social Security or ...

February 24, 2005
Sour Cream and Onion Doritos: just a dream?

Dear Matt: Did Doritos ever have a sour cream and onion flavor? I could swear they had them when I was a kid, green bag and all, but my friends say it never existed. Please ...

February 24, 2005
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