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Content for Thursday, April 19, 2007

News & Stories

Back When Roger Hedgecock wrote a letter to the editor

Thirty Years Ago Approximately 10,000 Indians reside in San Diego County, with roughly 7,500 living in an urban setting and 2,500 on or around the 17 reservations. There are four tribal clans native to the ...

April 19, 2007
Thearle Music Co., 1930

Piano recital at Thearle Music Co., 640 Broadway, c. 1930. The Chicago-based firm opened a store in San Diego in 1903. The article that announced their arrival included this: "It has been and is today ...

Cool San Diego: Stunna shades, gray hoodies, Feng Shui haircuts

TRENDS STUNNA SHADES: "Stunnas" refers to the type of oversized sunglasses that make the Terminator's wraparounds look modest by comparison. Worn 'round the clock, indoors and outdoors, and most especially behind the wheel, where nobody ...

April 19, 2007
When Clans Converge

If I'd belched, I'd have cleared the table, and some people would have passed out. -- My father It was decided months ago that if they wanted to jump into the deep end of the ...

April 19, 2007
Fall-Out-of-Favor Boy?

On April 6, Fall Out Boy announced that because of "personal issues" connected with bassist Pete Wentz, the band would postpone the first two weeks of its headlining U.S. tour. Instead of beginning April 28, ...

April 19, 2007
The Few, the Proud, the Rocking

Metal singer/guitarist Josh McArdle and two other Marine corporals formed Hatchet Wound in Iraq. Now at Camp Pendleton, they practice in a 10' by 10' barracks; they started in McArdle's, moved to the drummer's (Hunter ...

April 19, 2007
Sad Day for Hip Punk Drummer

David Bronner runs the Escondido soap company founded by his grandfather in 1948. Although his Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap brand has generated controversy for its hemp content, he couldn't have imagined that the product would ...

April 19, 2007
Borders Crackdown

"I will no longer be performing at Borders Stores in San Diego," read the subject line in an e-mailing from local guitarist Jim Earp on Monday, April 9. "Two days ago," Earp wrote, "all artists ...

April 19, 2007
Bring Back the Soul

San Diego's Marcia Claire is one busy bassist -- she currently plays in four bands: Citizen Band ("power country rock on ephedra, caffeine, and Jameson"), the Cindy Lee Berryhill Band, the Barbara Nesbitt Band ("beautiful ...

April 19, 2007
Loathsome Rockwrite Shuck

Veteran Portland garage-pop duo the Bugs includes S.D. native and Grossmont High School grad Michael Coumatos. On the band's new vinyl LP, Paul Haines and Coumatos alternate singer-guitarist and drummer duties on 18 stripped-down tunes ...

April 19, 2007
Folks Worth Saving

Folk Arts Rare Records owner Lou Curtiss was recently awarded $35,128 by the Grammy Foundation Grant Program to preserve 400 tapes of concert performances. "It only covers a fraction of my collection, but it's a ...

April 19, 2007
Jigsaws

Why is it that every time I use this jigsaw, the blade breaks right before I finish the project?" complained my father. My parents were visiting and Dad was spending a lot of time in ...

April 19, 2007
San Diego land czar James Waring defends Sunroad construction

On January 23 of this year, city land czar James Waring wrote a letter to Jeff R. Brown, aviation safety officer of the California Department of Transportation in Sacramento. In the City of San Diego ...

April 19, 2007
Taxi driver Bruce Francis sues owners of Baltic Inn

In 2003, Bruce Francis was driving a taxi late into the night and sleeping daytimes at the Baltic Inn on Sixth Avenue downtown. One day he lodged a complaint. "I told the managers, 'A lot ...

April 19, 2007
Information Week Blog

Title: Information Week Blog Address: http://informationweek.com/blog/main Author: Mitch Wagner (among others) From: La Mesa Blogging since: 1996 Post Date: April 10, 2007 Post Title: Ten Fun Things to Do in Second Life that Aren't Embarrassing ...

April 19, 2007
Student Loan Xpress, headquartered on High Bluff Drive in Del Mar Heights

A key lobbyist for the parent company of Student Loan Xpress, that controversial student loan company founded by San Diegans Robert deRose and Fabrizio Balestri in 2002, used to work for GOP congressman Randy "Duke" ...

April 19, 2007
David Brenner, dean of UCSD med school, lured here by $720,000 salary

When Dr. David A. Brenner was named vice chancellor and dean for the school of medicine at UCSD in February, his salary was the talk of the campus. Brenner, a gastroenterologist who came from New ...

April 19, 2007
As Enchanting As You Want

Warning: mysql_num_rows(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /mnt/disk1/sdreader/php/smith_show.php on line 87 Flawed scripts, polished productions. The long, sketchy first act of Enchanted April, at Lamb's Players, recalls Chekhov's Three Sisters. ...

April 19, 2007
Unfixable by Rachel Burnett

I knew from our first phone call that Jim was a self-centered, self-absorbed, man-sized boy. We met via the Internet. I was newly out of a long-term relationship and 12 years older than he was. ...

April 19, 2007
The Reader's Eye on Television

Hey, man, could you stop doing that? Could you stop marching American kids to their deaths in a crappy desert country so we can lay claim to their oil? Also, could you guys over there ...

April 19, 2007
Great Strides

'Sometimes students will create something that is super stable but becomes too heavy and laborious to even move it," says Leonard Perry, professor of industrial engineering at the University of San Diego. "They'll have a ...

April 19, 2007
Brian M. Palmer in Long Beach

Fifteen feet from Natalie My interest in Natalie Portman began when I saw a trailer for Mars Attacks . I was 16. I didn't know who she was, but her almond eyes and aquiline nose ...

April 19, 2007
Good Job, Dog

I went to a tiki party at a campground by the beach in Cardiff. Over the weekend, they had over 200 people there, which, they told me, was their biggest turnout yet. They had tiki ...

April 19, 2007
The Devil in His Cellar

"France is known for great wine, but that will never happen down here, because we're just South America."

April 19, 2007
Hoppy Hour

"Just be there when I get back? Please? Here. A sawbuck. Beer on me, okay?"

April 19, 2007
St. John the Beloved Cathedral, Hillcrest

"I've been to some places that consider themselves liberal and accepting," said one congregant at St. John the Beloved. Those qualities were important to him because he was both gay and divorced. "But for them, ...

April 19, 2007
"Where are these so-called novels by... Brizolxkszzio?"

George Orwell once said something to the effect (which is why I won't put quotes around it, but I need to attribute it to him) that, ahem, deciding to write a novel is to deliberately ...

April 19, 2007
Glimmers

If the laughter tends to be spotty and unlusty, the labor is always energetic.

April 19, 2007
Food Porn

Jack's La Jolla has been on my "must do" list ever since it opened well over a year ago, but the daunting question was always "which Jack's?" The restaurant offers three distinct venues -- the ...

April 19, 2007
Scope out soaring birds, wildflowers, and a waterfall on the Chiquito Trail near Ortega Highway.

The Chiquito Trail, a multiuse (hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding) route down from Blue Jay Campground to Ortega Highway in the Santa Ana Mountains, is best explored (if hiking) in the one-way, downhill direction. Mountain ...

April 19, 2007
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