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Content for Thursday, August 18, 2005

News & Stories

San Diego newspapers Union, Sun, Labor Leader on Sacco and Vanzetti

“He say goodbye to his wife, he say goodbye to his friends, he say goodbye to his children. He say, ‘Long Live Anarchy!’”

August 18, 2005
Landismom in New Jersey

This morning, as we were getting ready to go to the Farmer's Market, I threw a T-shirt and shorts on to my unshowered body. The Bee, in her ineffable way, was dressed to the nines ...

August 18, 2005
Maranatha Seventh Day Adventist

"Today's passage tells us about a slave girl that was pimped twice over. She was being pimped by her master and she was being pimped by Satan," said Pastor Andrea King. King's sermon, The Art ...

August 18, 2005
The End, No Doubt

On July 25, Jim Morrison's parents won their lawsuit against Robbie Krieger and Ray Manzarek; a permanent injunction prohibits the two former Doors members from using the name that made them famous. Octogenarians George and ...

August 18, 2005
Von Bondage?

Aaron Sherman plays guitar in Guerilla Transammo and works part-time as a stagehand at the House of Blues. He recently took up the offer to go on a ten-date, 16-city tour with the Von Bondies. ...

August 18, 2005
I Insult Women

"I Insult Women, homosexuals, and drug addicts...especially tweakers. They are at the low end of the food chain," says Mike Hood, who admits he's a recovering addict. After playing guitar for years with the Shot ...

August 18, 2005
The Nortec Collective

The Nortec Collective's new disc, Tijuana Sessions, Vol. 3, recently edged out such platinum acts as Enrique Iglesias and Shakira to reach number one on the iTunes Latin Albums chart. Robert Mendoza (known as Panoptica) ...

August 18, 2005
¡Ay, Frankie!

San Diego crooner Frankie J's next single will be a remake of Extreme's 1991 ballad "More Than Words." "I don't think anyone's ever done it in Spanish before," says the 24-year-old. "I'll be doing an ...

August 18, 2005
Bird Savior

Peter Sprague was eight when his family moved from Cleveland to Del Mar, where surfing and music became, as he puts it, his "life and religion." Peter continues, "Though I hate to admit it, I ...

August 18, 2005
It Was 40 Years Ago Today

It Was 40 Years Ago Today (almost) when Helen Halmay interviewed the Beatles before their only San Diego concert (August 28, 1965, at Balboa Stadium). Halmay, who was 20 at the time, says she has ...

August 18, 2005
Corporate Rock Albums Sound Better

Fifteen years ago tomorrow (8/19/90), Nirvana played the year-old Casbah. This gig (a year before the release of Nevermind) has appeared on two bootlegs. The first to surface featured only 46 minutes of the band's ...

August 18, 2005
Damn the Torpedo, Tuna Salad Instead

When Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers play Coors Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 20, the band hospitality suite should be stocked with a six-pack of Budweiser ("long necks"), a six-pack of Corona, two quarts of Knudsen ...

August 18, 2005
Freakish Overlap

We need objects to remind us of the commitments we've made. That carpet from Morocco reminds us of the impulsive, freedom-loving side of ourselves we're in danger of losing touch with. Beautiful furniture gives us ...

August 18, 2005
Greek Triplets

“You’d pay $13, $14 at other places for what you get here for $8.61, including the tax.”

August 18, 2005
The Reader's Eye on Television

"Ugh," I say and roll my eyes. "Change it." "What are you talking about?" Joe, my cousin asks, incredulous. "That's Metallica." "I know it's Metallica. They suck. Change it." "Metallica rocks," he says and throws ...

August 18, 2005
Scam Wizards

This is a tale of an author and an alchemist. One writes books about corporate governance, and the other says he can make mercury into gold. That's a feat that alchemists and assorted mystics of ...

August 18, 2005
Anything Is Possible

In 1980, the city of Escondido stood on the verge of a decade of explosive growth. Within ten years, the town of 30,000 would become a city of 120,000. And on a ten-acre ranch outside ...

August 18, 2005
This Isn't a Free Library

Late last summer, the New York City-based Library Journal named then-San Diego mayor Dick Murphy the 2004 "Politician of the Year." What attracted his editors' attention, the magazine's editor in chief, John N. Berry III, ...

August 18, 2005
A Mouth Like Yours: A Novel

A Mouth Like Yours by Daniel Duane. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005; 195 pages; $24. FROM THE DUST JACKET: A brutally honest novel about love and illusion from the author of Caught Inside. Cassius Harper, ...

August 18, 2005
Tourist Class

Harbor House Shiver me timbers, the "tall ships" are here this week for the Festival of Sail (August 17--21), a treat for residents and visitors alike. Twenty vessels are plying the bounding main (well, the ...

August 18, 2005
The remote Parsons Landing hike-in campground offers splendid isolation on the northwest shore of Santa Catalina Island.

Parsons Landing on Santa Catalina Island is not only the site of a small beach and a spacious camping area; it is also the home of one of the best examples of native Southern California ...

Book Donation

My husband Patrick is a terrible book snob. Not a literary snob, mind you -- he'll read anything that catches his wandering attention, regardless of pedigree -- but a book snob. Most of the time, ...

August 18, 2005
Padres Puzzle

Here's what we know: (1) The Padres are in first place in the National League West. (2) The Padres have lost more games than they've won. Why is the NL West, in all of Major ...

August 18, 2005
No Jewel in La Jolla

'The thing that convinced me that I should write the book on San Diego place names was the discovery of errors in earlier books on the subject," writes Leland Fetzer in the preface of his ...

August 18, 2005
Must Love Dogs

Last month, Norma and Joe of Rancho Bernardo had a luau-themed party for their dog's first birthday. I'm not sure if that meant dog years. I'm not sure the dog realized that this event was ...

Wong Place, Wong Time

Movies reviewed this week: The Great Raid, Grizzly Man, Junebug, 9 Songs, Red Eye, and 2046

August 18, 2005
Black -- it's the new black

Dear Matthew Alice: Why do judges wear black robes? Do they come in different styles? What's the bill to the taxpayers so they can dress up? -- Quinn, the net Ma Alice has spent so ...

August 18, 2005
Back When

Thirty Years Ago "I'll give you a dolla for the coat." My sidewalk saleswoman instinct is aroused and practically swallowing the stem from the grapes in outrage, I intone, "Look, lady, feel the material. Genuine ...

August 18, 2005
The Battle of San Diego Bay, Part 1

“Merchant navigators” — a polite phrase for “smugglers” — William Shaler and Richard Cleveland agreed on almost everything. Both were New Englanders, born in 1773. Both went to sea as teenagers. Shaler, whose ancestor Thomas ...

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