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Content for Thursday, March 3, 2005

News & Stories

San Diego couples give robbing the cradle respectability

WHILE THE DEBATE OVER GAY MARRIAGE ROILS THE COUNTRY AND INTERRACIAL COUPLES continue to be stigmatized in many communities, the true frontier of romantic transgression can be found in relationships between people of vastly different ...

Success Tour

“The broker gave me six pairs of legs on the streets to introduce my wines to people.”

March 3, 2005
LifePoint Christian Community

"The seven deadliest words in churches are, 'It's the way we've always done it'," Pastor Ken Hensley remarked. Hensley recently returned to San Diego where he once served five years as pastor of Allied Gardens ...

Wing Man

I went to a party that was going on two weeks before the Super Bowl. The conference championship games were being played to determine who would make it to the big dance. I walked in ...

March 3, 2005
"He's Got It If He Wants It"

"He's got it if he wants it," said Mike McSweeney, marketing director of Qualcomm Stadium, about Street Scene promoter Rob Hagey. "We have July 29 and 30 on hold." Joe Callahan, spokesman for Hagey, would ...

March 3, 2005
We All Have Children

"We all have children, and I think it's a good time to be home with them." Without the knowledge of Rick DeVoe Management, which oversees blink-182's business, drummer Travis Barker called up radio station KROQ, ...

March 3, 2005
Is David Lee Roth the next Howard Stern?

"He was the best so far," said one Infinity/CBS employee about the auditions for a Stern replacement. The former Van Halen lead singer recently tried out as a nighttime talk-show host at FM talk station ...

March 3, 2005
House of Blues

"House of Blues will significantly change the local landscape," said Jeff Gaulton, citing the new club's arrival as the reason he moved from his position as talent buyer for downtown's 4th & B to the ...

March 3, 2005
Keyboard Player Lester Alvarez

Keyboard player Lester Alvarez was detained for 25 days five years ago when he immigrated from Cuba while playing with a 12-piece salsa band. "I said I am a Cuban refugee.... They put me in ...

March 3, 2005
Thanks to Votes Cast by the Public at Christian Music Website

Thanks to votes cast by the public at Christian music website CMCentral.com, Switchfoot won ten awards and beat out P.O.D. as the most popular Christian rock band of 2004. Switchfoot will perform tonight on MTV, ...

March 3, 2005
The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote about Unwritten Law's most recent album Here's to the Mourning earlier this month, saying, "San Diego's unruly post-punk posse -- how nasty must you be to get kicked off the Warped ...

March 3, 2005
You Think You Really Know Me: The Gary Wilson Story

You Think You Really Know Me: The Gary Wilson Story is a documentary that details the life of punk-pop pioneer Wilson. Best known for his 1977 LP You Think You Really Know Me (only 2000 ...

March 3, 2005
Moog

Moog, a documentary by San Diego musician Hans Fjellestad about the 70-year-old inventor of the Moog synthesizer, had its San Diego premier February 11 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla. A February ...

March 3, 2005
San Diego Police Officer L. Carincross

San Diego police officer L. Carincross took a vandalism report (#05-006601) on January 30 from Francisco Arementa, whose company, Standing Room Mobile Entertainment, is hired by Moondoggie's in Pacific Beach. "He parked his vehicle in ...

March 3, 2005
Earlier This Month

Earlier this month Billboard.com reported, "Up-and-coming San Diego rock outfit Louis XIV will release its debut album, The Best Little Secrets Are Kept, March 22 via Atlantic. First single 'Finding Out True Love Is Blind' ...

March 3, 2005
As Underground As They Come

'It's free. It's fun. It's fresh. It's freaky. It's fanatical. It's funky. It's flavorful. It's freakin' rad! Besides, we can't shop all day long, can we?" This is how Isabelle "Izzy" Tihanyi and her sister, ...

March 3, 2005
It's a Crime: Verbatim Police Reports

ARMED ROBBERY Location: 9310 Kearny Mesa Road Time/Date: 12:30 p.m. on 1/30/05 Investigation: I was dispatched to the Best Western Motel on an armed robbery that had just occurred. The radio message said the suspects ...

Delia’s Secret

“This is what Mexico’s peasants live on. America is exploding because it eats too much.”

March 3, 2005
The waters of Cedar Creek, southwest of Julian, pack the punch of a double-normal rainfall season as they leap over a 90-foot ledge.

In the aftermath of this season's repeated downpours, San Diego County's "big falls" have been showing their stuff. Big, in this neck of the woods, means a hundred feet or so. Of four such falls ...

March 3, 2005
Love: It’s What’s for Dinner

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness. -- Friedrich Nietzsche 'Are you sure you don't need any help in there?" David asked when he heard me ...

March 3, 2005
Of a Certain Maturity

"Kids in the clubs are shaking their assets to prerecorded music. I believe they call that progress."

March 3, 2005
Hot town tonight

Those increasingly frequent shutdowns at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station are starting to draw scrutiny from one of the nation's top independent nuclear industry watchdogs. Last week federal regulators said a cooling-water valve that ...

March 3, 2005
We Say Everything Is Wonderful

'Dear San Diego Tourism Industry: Stay as sweet as you are. Leave the vice to Vegas. But in playing the ingénue, don't get cute with the statistics, as your convention center is now doing. If ...

March 3, 2005
I Warn People

You can buy a "Brain Machine" at the online store O2Planet.com. According to the site's promotional material, the machine uses light and sound to "induce a range of altered states of consciousness," "quickly achieve states ...

March 3, 2005
The Reader's Eye on Television

I WAS ALWAYS CHASING CIGARETTES AROUND and grabbing them by the butt. The ashtray before me heaped with gray dust and leafy tubes of cotton. The barbecued tobacco stained my fingers and turned them into ...

March 3, 2005
Fat Girl: A True Story

I wrote Fat Girl because I'd read books that other fat women wrote about how they were fat. Most fat women didn't write the truth about fat. They didn't write about fat fat fat fat ...

March 3, 2005
Suburban Grillmasters

"There's the sign," said my wife Grace. "No, Grace, that's the Colonel. No fried chicken tonight. Tonight is all about the grilling." "No, not that sign. The other one. Behind the Chevron." "Good gravy, you're ...

The Road to Peoria

In the spring of 1903, Wyatt Earp was working as a special assistant to the Los Angeles Police Department and the Chicago Cubs were in town for spring training. The Cubs finished third in the ...

March 3, 2005
Marmalade

Ma Kelly's birthday is next month, and, for once, we have a gift idea well in advance. Husband Patrick wants to send his mom marmalade. She's been a connoisseur of jams and marmalades since she ...

March 3, 2005
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