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Content for Thursday, March 9, 2006

News & Stories

San Diego's Crawdaddys big In Spain

"In the future," Andy Warhol predicted, "everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes." But for a few San Diego musicians, it seems that the future's arrived ahead of schedule and landed them halfway around the ...

March 9, 2006
Name That Fiend

Mikaela's Fiend returns to San Diego this week for the first time since their November recording fiasco that involved a Santee record producer. The producer, whom the band did not want to name, owed a ...

March 9, 2006
Wordsmiths and Shutterbugs

Local paper Word San Diego invited me to their 3rd Annual Anti-Social Writers Party. I was told the $10 cover at the door was to keep the publication running. I threw in the cash and ...

March 9, 2006
Take This to the Bank

Three million copies of the Walk the Line DVD were sold on February 28, the first day of its release. Record companies have released at least seven box-set compilations of Johnny Cash music. Business has ...

March 9, 2006
Brass-Knuckle Belt Buckle Blues

On Super Bowl Sunday, registered nurse Morgan Mieras had an altercation with a woman in an Oceanside bar. "She was kicked out of the bar," says Mieras. "She kept trying to get back in.... I ...

March 9, 2006
Surprise, Surprise

When the Black Heart Procession plays the Casbah on March 12, about nine months will have gone by since the locals played their hometown. The show will be on the eve of the band's jaunt ...

March 9, 2006
Rip-Hop

"We've been together for ten years," says MC Frosty. "No San Diego hip-hop group has been around as long as us." Frosty and producer/MC Sketch are original members of the Icons. DJ/producer Demon has been ...

March 9, 2006
Yes, "Stairway to Heaven"

Thirty-one years ago tomorrow (3/10/75), Led Zeppelin -- on tour behind their Physical Graffiti album -- played a 14-song set at the Sports Arena. No band opened for them. Doors for the sold-out concert opened ...

March 9, 2006
Fermenting a Dream

'It's amazing - we get phone calls almost every day.'

March 9, 2006
Adobe Dreams

'When people paint it, they stop the dynamic of the adobe. They also seal in moisture -- adobe is wicking moisture up from the ground, destroying their walls, and they can't see the damage," says ...

March 9, 2006
When Lars arrived, I wanted to kiss him

The tendency to write about my own Fridays rather than others' has always been pronounced as there is something about another's Friday activity that is so — what do I want to say? — not ...

March 9, 2006
County As Kingfish

What's the difference between a 95-pound ballerina and a 350-pound offensive lineman? A public subsidy to the ballerina can pay for itself, as incoming tourist dollars more than offset the cost of the handout. That ...

March 9, 2006
Hike the El Cariso Nature Trail and get a taste of Cleveland National Forest's Ortega Corridor

From San Juan Capistrano to Lake Elsinore, Highway 74 -- Ortega Highway -- snakes across the Santa Ana Mountains and the northernmost section of Cleveland National Forest. The roadway, completed in 1933, followed a turn-of-the-century ...

Migrant Kids Behind Bars

'Let's not talk in here," says Juan Enrique Méndez Meza, an official of the Desarrollo Integral de la Familia, which is known in Mexico by its acronym DIF (it rhymes with "beef"). The agency is ...

March 9, 2006
Breaking Stories

Friend in a high place Two secretive brothers in La Jolla and some associates in west Texas stand to add to their fortunes if their friend George W. Bush prevails in his initiative to push ...

March 9, 2006
One Zillion Moves

The 2006 United States Chess Championship is being played through Sunday at the McMillin Event Center, 2875 Dewey Road, San Diego. A field of 64 is on hand. The youngest entrant and last to qualify ...

March 9, 2006
Scared to Grow Up

Okay. I won't panic. Even though I graduated high school in the top 10 percent of my class and managed to gain acceptance into my preferred college, I still have my problems. My main problem ...

March 9, 2006
Video DeMille

'I bought my first bass at age 18 for $99 at a pawn shop," says singer/songwriter Scott Wilson. "It was a piece of crap, but it was a good thing to learn to play with ...

March 9, 2006
First United Methodist Church of San Diego

A wave of late afternoon light gushed through the great arched window at the head of First United Methodist as the congregation waited to begin Vespers on Ash Wednesday. It washed over the white-tiled high ...

Back When

Thirty Years Ago "Logan Heights is divided up into territories. Shelltown, which stretches from 43rd and Highland to Wabash and National and from Division to Imperial. After that comes Logan and that goes from the ...

March 9, 2006
My Fundamentalist Education: A Memoir of a Divine Girlhood

My Fundamentalist Education: A Memoir of a Divine Girlhood by Christine Rosen. PublicAffairs, 2005; $24; 231 pages FROM THE DUST JACKET: A touching, funny memoir of growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida, in a household, ...

March 9, 2006
The Reader's Eye on Television

Our last night in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, we sat in the yellow light of a Khmer restaurant and sloshed beer across the table and ate frogs. The frogs came out skewered through and giving off ...

March 9, 2006
Rosa Jurjevics in Boston

Nasty Old Bird It was my aunt's truncated e-speak -- in which she disregards all conventions of grammar -- that informed me my maternal grandmother was dying, and I suppose that made it...blander, less impacting. ...

March 9, 2006
I Miss the Guilt

" 'And lo, da boid is on da wing.' Let's eat."

March 9, 2006
Codependent Ever After

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale. -- Hans Christian Andersen 'I'm so tired," David said. "It's like I have no energy." His eyelids drooped and his shoulders fell forward; he had dragged his ...

March 9, 2006
Pet Rabbits

My chum Bernice is not an animal person, but she has given in to getting a low-impact pet. She's thinking about a rabbit and asked me to drum up some info on rabbit hutches. My ...

March 9, 2006
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