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Content for Thursday, August 23, 2007

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San Diego's non-Hispanic whites not creating enough babies

Our future began on Wednesday, February 5, 2003, when a UCLA doctor announced that for the first time since the late 1850s, Hispanic births accounted for more than half the births in California.The UCLA Center ...

August 23, 2007
Cockfighter, Thumbsucker, Kinky Boots

Vernon MortensenFilmmaker and board member, San Diego Filmmakers Looking for something different? Try the long-lost '70s gem Cockfighter, based on Charles Willeford's novel. Roger Corman produces, Monte Hellman directs, and world-class cameraman Néstor Almendros provides ...

August 23, 2007
The Reader's Eye on Television

Tiki people are a disgusting, wild, terrified group. This weekend at the tiki convention I witnessed the grossest of base, amoral misbehavior by adults. It was in the tiki and sushi bar that I saw ...

August 23, 2007
A Charmed Life

Title: A Charmed Life Address: http://acharmedlife.typepad.com/a_charmed_life/ Author: Debbie Angelo From: Escondido Blogging since: March 2006 Post Date: May 16, 2007 Post Title: Wardrobe, Malfunction So things are going as well as I can make them ...

August 23, 2007
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Encinitas

It's easy to be suspicious of good taste in matters of religion, to fear that a refined aesthetic sense, so concerned with making the atmosphere harmonious and pleasing to the senses in an unobtrusive way, ...

August 23, 2007
The Bourgeois Marxist

Herbert Marcuse was the single most famous person who ever taught at [University of California San Diego], and there was no living connection to him, no evidence of Marcuse having been there," says Professor Andrew ...

August 23, 2007
Windansea, La Jolla

Chris served as a Navy SEAL until last November. "I hit the 20-year-mark," he says. "And I figured that was good, I'd retire. I'd spent more time here in San Diego than anywhere else, so ...

August 23, 2007
Car Trouble On SR 163, 1958

It only looked like car trouble on SR 163, near the Laurel Street bridge, in July of 1958. A newspaper reporter was dispatched to the site to pretend her car conked out. "Sixty cars passed ...

August 23, 2007
Night and Day in Portugal

This restaurant is closed. "Point Loma and Ocean Beach were the traditional centers for the Portuguese in San Diego," said my friend Laura, a native San Diegan, as we settled down to our first meal ...

August 23, 2007
International Man of Partying

I grew up in Mira Mesa and played basketball at USIU off of Miramar Road. Kids of different races played in that gym. The idea of an "international" university seemed cool. I had never heard ...

August 23, 2007
San Diego has greatest urban infrastructure deficit in California

The Minneapolis bridge collapse and New York City steam pipe explosion have engendered introspection: Is the nation neglecting infrastructure? But the city with one of the most gaping infrastructure deficits, San Diego, has a slogan: ...

Jendeh

Mike Ayzen Age: 21 Occupation: Student Lives: La Jolla I have a few close friends who are Persian and who speak Farsi. In Farsi, "jendeh" is a derogatory word for a girl who gets around. ...

August 23, 2007
Steve Peace's plan to remodel San Diego's downtown waterfront

Ex-Democratic state senator Steve Peace, still peddling his plan to remodel San Diego's downtown waterfront, recently changed the articles of incorporation of the nonprofit he's been using to promote his agenda. Currently an aide to ...

August 23, 2007
San Diego's retirement officer John Paul Colafrancesco gets gifts

With the stock market melting down, it's getting harder to remember the money world's free-spending heyday, when exotic investment vehicles such as hedge funds were confidently prospecting for new money from public pension funds. But ...

August 23, 2007
EastLake Development Company does more for Chula Vista than pull strings

On any given day, it's difficult to tell who works for the residents of Chula Vista and who works for private industry. A proposed residential development by CV 42 Investments, LLC, represented by Bill Ostrem, ...

August 23, 2007
Sempra Energy execs open wallets for presidential candidates

Like most of their cohorts in big business, executives of Sempra Energy have been opening their checkbooks for presidential campaigns. They include Jessie Knight, the first African-American executive director of the San Diego Chamber of ...

August 23, 2007
This Bullet Passed By

Two assailants are serving time (40 years and 21 years) for the June 2005 Oceanside murder of Rusty Seau, a cousin of former Charger linebacker Junior Seau. Attempts to prosecute a third person, rapper Joseph ...

August 23, 2007
City Gets Bad Rap

Josh Dunn owns nightclubs in Escondido and San Marcos. His busiest night used to be Thursdays at Club Tropics in San Marcos, where he featured hip-hop. Last summer, he discontinued hip-hop at Club Tropics because ...

August 23, 2007
More Beats, Please

"This isn't [Richard Simmons's] 'Sweatin' to the Oldies,' " says Techno Sweat CEO Rick L. Frimmer, whose Carlsbad company sells music downloads and CDs remixed at various BPM (beats per minute); the music is designed ...

August 23, 2007
Irony!

The Death Squad posts songs on their MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/thexdeathxsquad) such as "Emo Arab Turbins" [sic] and "White Power": "Hail Hitler, white power, supremacy is the best, tattoo a swastika on my chest/ I pay ...

August 23, 2007
FedEx Cup. Round One.

Congratulations to professional golfer Brandt Snedeker, who won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday with a stunning two-point victory over the field. Perhaps I should make that, "won with a final score of 266, 22 under ...

August 23, 2007
Number 5 on the Gay Index

Hey there, Matt: I got this line from Wikipedia explaining the culture of San Diego: "San Diego had a gay index of 186 (gay male index of 226 and a lesbian index of 144); the ...

August 23, 2007
Sophie 'n' Anya

Charlie Quinn, operations manager of new radio station Sophie 103.7, put Anya Marina's "Miss Halfway" into regular rotation (which means it's played about every other day). Marina has been a DJ on FM-94/9 since 2002. ...

August 23, 2007
More Like Vomiting

Happy Songs About the War, set to debut in January '08 at [email protected] in Hillcrest, is a one-man musical being developed by singer/songwriter J.D. Boucharde and local theater maven Leigh Scarritt. "It started as a ...

August 23, 2007
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Anima

What books are you currently reading? "I always read a few books at once, so that I have something that suits whatever mood I'm in. I'm always reading fiction, but lately, I'm reading more non-fiction ...

August 23, 2007
He did not call and I waited like a ditched lover.

I would have thought I could find at least one more joke, yet another gag along the Dean Martin, Foster Brookes line of humor, that oldest of joke butts since the prostitute and/or lawyers: the ...

August 23, 2007
Back When

Thirty Years Ago Roger Hedgecock, the youngest San Diego county supervisor ever elected, sometimes has an excited vision of Idi "Big Daddy" Amin circling in a C-130 Transport 15,000 feet above the ocean off the ...

August 23, 2007
Ferrell Laughed

"I don't know. I think they were called Krunk. They didn't last long."

August 23, 2007
Extraordinary Aliens

Hey, Matt: Why can foreigners like David Beckham, Yao Ming, and many others just pop over to the USA whenever they want, make millions here "working," yet the foreigners who come to pick the lettuce ...

August 23, 2007
Hushed House

I have always wanted to turn the eyes of local theater artists outward: have them look at examples of their craft in San Diego at large. Eric Lotze, the award-winning lighting designer for Cygnet, Moxie, ...

August 23, 2007
Gym Rats

An hour of basketball feels like 15 minutes. An hour on a treadmill feels like a weekend in traffic school. -- David Walters I was five minutes in; by ten minutes, sweat would begin to ...

August 23, 2007
blurt's debut

blurts bigger

August 23, 2007
Kebob Invasion

"It's like soccer - Everywhere in the world except the U.S. So I'm bringing it here."

August 23, 2007
Roadside Auto Service

I strolled out of Nordstrom Rack, my bag heavy with suede pumps, cropped pants, and strappy tops. Just before I got to my car, I stepped on something squishy -- a fat Gucci wallet. I ...

August 23, 2007
Ramble about Bonelli Regional Park in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains near Pomona.

Girded by freeways and busy streets, the trails around Puddingstone Reservoir in Bonelli Regional Park are hardly the place to get away from it all -- unless, perhaps, you arrive early on a Saturday or ...

August 23, 2007
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