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Content for Thursday, April 28, 2005

News & Stories

Buzz Gibbs smells something fishy at Montgomery Field

For decades, the Gibbs family and Montgomery Field, the city-owned airport on Kearny Mesa, have been joined at the hip. The family's concrete-block buildings and metal hangars, its gas pumps, taxiways, and tie-down areas, have ...

April 28, 2005
Minor Fallout

“It was a bit of a train wreck the first couple of times, but it’s evolved nicely.”

April 28, 2005
The Poet's Guide to Life: The Wisdom of Rilke

The Poet's Guide to Life: The Wisdom of Rilke. Written by Rainer Maria Rilke; edited and translated by Ulrich Baer; Modern Library, 2005; 215 pages; $19.95. FROM THE DUST JACKET: In this treasury of uncommon ...

April 28, 2005
Live from Marin County, California

Waiter, There’s A Finger In My Chili In my refrigerator, there's a carton of chili con carne from Paradise Foods, a very well heeled market near my home in Larkspur. I notice I haven't touched ...

Back When

Thirty Years Ago I have wasted no time. Tom Laughlin, to synchronize perfectly with the spring reissue of The Trial of Billy Jack, has put the question, "Why are movie critics out of touch with ...

April 28, 2005
Don't Wear Shorts

I have found that the person who is making the argument wants to impress upon the listener that they care about their subject matter. However, they don't want to be too passionate or appear to ...

April 28, 2005
$200 Million Is A Ludicrous Sum

For years, San Diego subsidized affluent effluent. Now, victims want compensation. In mid May, superior-court judge Ronald Prager is slated to hear arguments in a case filed on behalf of city residential property owners who ...

April 28, 2005
Sweat Tax

Piling a full tub of dishes on top of another full tub, Willy lumbers across the wet tile floor calling "corner" as he rounds blind walls. He's hoping to dump the dirty dishes he carries ...

April 28, 2005
Office Enemies

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it. -- Voltaire 'So , whatchya do this weekend?" She waited for my ...

April 28, 2005
Scope out the twin Tecates (Mexico and California) from a vantage point high atop Tecate Peak.

Tecate Peak straddles the U.S./Mexico border, overlooking the twin towns of Tecate, California and Tecate, Baja California. Kumeyaay Indians called this peak "Kuchumaa," and believed that a holy power, for healing or harm, emanated from ...

April 28, 2005
The Reader's Eye on Television

"Trigg, how's it going?" I asked. Trigg was the kind of guy who would tell people how he was doing instead of going through the "Fine, how about you?" process. "Well, first of all, my ...

April 28, 2005
Moving on Up

Pacific Coast Grill, nearly ten years old, is a restaurant that, until now, I've passed dozens of times without feeling the urge to eat there. Maybe what kept me away was the sense I had ...

April 28, 2005
Sunglasses

Husband Patrick's eyes are beginning to have that squinty Clint Eastwood look that his father's eyes have. Crow's-feet are starting to appear on my sugar lump's face. He needs sunglasses to slow down their onset, ...

April 28, 2005
Spey Cast Or Die

Brian Aguon, an Oregon fishing guide, is describing the benefits of spey casting. "First, you don't need to have a lot of room behind you to throw an 85-foot cast. Secondarily, it's easier for the ...

April 28, 2005
Wandering Jew

"Yoko Ono came in and ordered a latte. I gushed about John Lennon for about five minutes."

April 28, 2005
Belief in a real heaven and hell at Bonita Valley Community Church

"Fifty percent of all people who attend church don't have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Many don't even know they don't have a relationship with Jesus," said Pastor Jeff Brawner from Bonita Valley Community Church ...

April 28, 2005
Matters of Life and Death

Movies reviewed this week: House of D and The Interpreter

April 28, 2005
The Magic Touch

I went to two parties one weekend that were for good causes. The first was a luncheon for the volunteers of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization I volunteer with. It was at the Officers' Club ...

April 28, 2005
Death threats

Death threats and "some complaints" have been reported by European booking agents 2 for the Road. They hired San Diego's Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower, which played several German dates in April. The ...

April 28, 2005
The tooth truth

Heymatt: What is the origin of the tooth fairy? When I was a kid I thought the idea was great when I got a quarter. But now that my kids are holding me up for ...

April 28, 2005
The Largest Concert Company

The largest concert company in the U.S. (Clear Channel) will not buy the second largest (House of Blues) because of what is happening in San Diego, according to House of Blues CEO Greg Trojan. He ...

April 28, 2005
Floaties vs. sinkies

Hey Matt: While reading a copy of Mad magazine while contemplating life the other day, I quietly exclaimed, "Hmmmmm, I wonder why we sometimes have floaties and sometimes not." Fortunately, the guy in the next ...

April 28, 2005
It is an Extremely Difficult Market

"It is an extremely difficult market to be profitable in because there are so few players," says former veterinarian Jim Palenscar, who recently opened the second steel-guitar store in California. "I must know all 30 ...

April 28, 2005
Music maven Kenny Weissberg

Music maven Kenny Weissberg has left KPRI 102.1 after six and a half years. His two-hour Sunday-night show, Music without Boundaries, is no more. "The station hired a consultant/operations manager...a few months ago," says Weissberg. ...

April 28, 2005
In the End

"In the end, we could not get a lease here. These buildings will go away and be turned into something else." After more than a decade on India Street, owner DeForest Thornburgh says the Blue ...

April 28, 2005
For a Family of Four

"For a family of four to get good seats, you are looking at $1400. If you add the price of gas and, say, $50 for concessions, you are looking at quite a price tag." Darrel ...

April 28, 2005
I Was on the Dance Floor

"I was on the dance floor with my friends when this guy started dancing next to us," states Rachel Groom in a battery report on file with the SDPD. The incident happened at 2:30 a.m., ...

April 28, 2005
Extra Bitsy

“They say people are harder back there, but once you’re their friends, you are friends for life.”

April 28, 2005
Heroics

Heroics In commemoration of Black History Month last year, Union Bank and San Diego State University's KPBS-TV handed out the sixth annual Hero Awards for community service. "I think this is a wonderful way to...celebrate ...

April 28, 2005
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