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Content for Thursday, November 29, 2007

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San Diego underground music mogul Chris Squire crashes

It had been another sleepless night for Chris Squire, pedaling around San Diego delivering drugs. When the sun rolled into the sky on August 14, 2006, he knew he was looking at his last few ...

November 29, 2007
Martial Arts Class, 1971

Local martial arts class, 1971. Karate schools multiplied in the 1970s, but in the mid '60s the discipline began getting attention from our local daily. In 1965, it was noted that 11 martial artists wore ...

November 29, 2007
Honk if You Hate Christmas

Christmas gargles mule, and let me tell you why. It's not religion or my lack of it. Everyone has a deal. Your deal is what gets you through the long, cold night. If in the ...

November 29, 2007
Catch a panoramic view of the L.A. Basin from the historic Mount Wilson Toll Road high above Pasadena.

For hikers, the flattish 5700-foot summit of Mount Wilson -- home of the historic (and still viable) Mount Wilson Observatory -- is a jumping-off spot for vintage trails that run downhill in practically every direction. ...

November 29, 2007
Horizon Park Chapel

A cluster of the homeless was encamped across the street from the church, sitting on the narrow strip of lawn between the Sixth Avenue sidewalk and the hillslope leading up into Balboa Park. Inside, the ...

November 29, 2007
Hipsters Overnight

Cry-Baby, book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, songs by David Javerbaum and Adam Schlesinger, based on the John Waters movie La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive Directed by Mark Brokaw; cast: Chester ...

November 29, 2007
The Lost Weekends

It was for just such situations that we have coined the expression "no-brainer."

November 29, 2007
Mighty Hungary

"Hot wine. Hot diggety," I say. "Cold beer. Cool," says Hank.

November 29, 2007
To Ota, with a Sensei and a Nisei

**** 1/2 (Excellent to Extraordinary) 4529 Mission Bay Drive (at Bunker Hill Street), Pacific Beach, 858-270-5670. HOURS: Saturday--Monday 5:30--10:30 p.m., Tuesday--Friday 11 a.m.--2 p.m. and 5:30--10:30 p.m. PRICES: Sushi and sashimi $25--$35 for full dinner ...

November 29, 2007
The Best American Science Writing 2007

What book are you currently reading? "It's a collection of best science writing from 2007 [The Best American Science Writing 2007 (Best American Science Writing)]. It's selected by -- I know one of the two ...

November 29, 2007
Bad Movie

Blackout Party front man Brian Holwerda is grateful to Rockit Entertainment, the local booking company that set up five shows for his band in Memphis and Nashville. (Holwerda's folky six-man band includes lap steel, cello, ...

November 29, 2007
Not So Sweet

"They tried to be too upscale, too downtown for that area," says a former employee of Dolce in Bonita. "That's why they are boarded up now." The restaurant and dance club -- which abruptly closed ...

November 29, 2007
Alex Van Who?

In 1998, Van Halen played Philadelphia's Spectrum on their first tour with ex-Extreme singer Gary Cherone. When Todd Weiler lived in Philadelphia and worked for a caterer, he helped set up the backstage food for ...

November 29, 2007
Married...without Children

Post Title: [none] I'm enrolling in a culinary arts program. I've decided that in my early to mid 20s my inability to cook was fine -- almost cute to some. But now, as I stride ...

November 29, 2007
Bob and the Bible

Twenty-eight years ago this week, Bob Dylan brought his Gospel Tour to Golden Hall for two nights -- November 27 and 28, 1979 -- during which he was reportedly booed during monologues about his newfound ...

November 29, 2007
Don't Worry, We're Not Hippies

Some gems from November posts on the San Diego Musicians page at craigslist.org: "Looking for some people to jam with. I'm not looking for the best.... Must be willing to piss off neighbors, must like ...

November 29, 2007
Dirigibles Were Banned

Thirty Years Ago Frank Curran is going to ride the issue of paving Horton Plaza until the opposition collapses under the sheer weight of his persistence. Early this year a downtown study group headed by ...

November 29, 2007
Aye, but a Good Run It Was

Any chances that San Diego's pirate radio station will sign on again appear to have been snuffed. During its years of operation (2001--2006), Free Radio San Diego used the 96.9 FM frequency to broadcast its ...

November 29, 2007
SDIB

Album: SDIB (2007) Artist: SDIB Label: Aku Roots Where available/price: Online at akuroots.com for $13.99 and cdbaby.com for $14. Songs: 1) Midnight Hour 2) Sugar 3) Runnin 4) Sweet Anela 5) Wrapped Up 6) Where's ...

November 29, 2007
Love it Local

"While living in L.A., one of my jobs was talent scouting for child actors and models. It sucked."

November 29, 2007
Steve Poltz, Trevor Davis, Assunda Bolo

Artist: Steve Poltz Song: "Haters' Union" (from the CD Traveling) Heard By: Lauren Russell, North Park I thought that it was interesting, but I actually found the CD insert booklet more entertaining than the music ...

November 29, 2007
Auto Detailing

My great aunt Edna is the just-so lady -- "A place for everything and everything in its place." Her home in Pasadena might be a historical museum; everything is so perfectly arranged and spotless. Not ...

November 29, 2007
Splat! You're Dead

"The Marines got into it just recently," says Ryan Greenspan, founding member of the professional paintball team San Diego Dynasty. "They see it as a militant sport because guns are involved. I don't think there ...

November 29, 2007
Foodie Appeal

"We want everyone to have a fighting chance to get exposure."

November 29, 2007
Goatfest 2007

I got word of a party called "Goatfest 2007." As I drove into the P.B. neighborhood, I saw a party being broken up by the police. It wasn't the one I was looking for, though.There ...

November 29, 2007
Daddy Dogma

There are no facts, only interpretations. -- Friedrich Nietzsche 'You want some eggs with that ketchup?" "Very funny, Four-Eyes," Dad said, using the nickname he gave me when I got my first pair of glasses ...

November 29, 2007
Letters

We Own The Air I admire Doug Curlee as a reporter (KUSI), but I don't agree with his letter last week (November 21) about KLSD talk shows that were all canceled by the corporate owner, ...

November 29, 2007
When It Was a Game, The Natural, Bull Durham

Eric HanauerWriter, underwater photographer, and retired professorwww.ehanauer.com Now's the time my Chicago Cubs usually go into early hibernation. So, I depend on DVDs for a baseball fix to survive a long, cold winter. When It ...

November 29, 2007
Jonathan Richman

Belly Up Tavern, Monday, December 3, 8 p.m. 858-481-8140. $15 Iggy Pop and Frank Black and the Violent Femmes all have Jonathan Richman in common, but you're not likely to get the connection without having ...

November 29, 2007
Vampire Weekend

The Casbah, Sunday, December 2, 8:30 p.m. 619-232-4355. $12. In October, New Yorker magazine published "A Paler Shade of White: How Indie Rock Lost Its Soul," an article by Sasha Frere-Jones in which the always-provocative ...

November 29, 2007
The Long Way Around

It's given that anyone who takes the Chargers head-coach job assures himself of temporary employment and a downhill NFL career path. Go back 20 years and except for Marty Schottenheimer (now doing piece work for ...

November 29, 2007
South Mission Beach Jetty

Name: Chris Hartin Lives: Pacific Beach Surfing: South Mission Beach Jetty "I grew up in that house there," says Chris Hartin, pointing to a row of homes overlooking the South Mission Jetty. "The house with ...

November 29, 2007
102.1 KPRI FM

DJ: Astra Kelly Station: 102.1 KPRI FM SHIFT: Saturday nights, 9·10 p.m. I was working the front desk at KPRI just after moving to San Diego earlier this year. This was before taking on DJ ...

November 29, 2007
Does the pounding of tech stocks mean bubble is over?

Some scholars say there is no way to tell if the economy or stock market is in a bubble. Wrong. The telltale signs are maniacal initial public offerings (IPOs) -- young companies taking their stocks ...

November 29, 2007
San Diego's frequent fires endanger native plants

Fires make David Hogan nervous. It's not because he's afraid his Pine Valley house will burn down. It's because after every fire in Southern California, politicians start clamoring for reduction of the "fuel" that covers ...

November 29, 2007
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