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16 vacant lots remain on San Diego County beaches

Israel and Lebanon were at war. England and Argentina were at war. In Hollywood, the Red Hot Chili Peppers were formed. Navy beat Army 24-7, the Chargers beat the Dolphins 41-38 to make it to ...

Starlite Lounge

Samurai Jim, so much "scenier" than I am, suggested that we check out the Starlite Lounge. Normally, I steer clear of lounges, sports bars, etc., leaving anything smacking of pub grub to Tin Fork -- ...

October 25, 2007
Heave-Ho Heifer

Hey, Matt: Three people from back East told me they had participated in cow-tipping episodes. When I said that I didn't believe them, they said that since I am not from back East, I wouldn't ...

October 25, 2007
Sucker for Donuts

John Hermsmeier, a.k.a. Josh Herms, is a local drummer for hire. "I came to San Diego in 1996 to begin my freshman year at Point Loma Nazarene University," he says. "I developed a number of ...

October 25, 2007
103.7 FM

DJ: jt Station: Sophie 103.7 FM Shift: 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. week days Well, I've been in radio for 27 years, so when it comes to Peter Frampton, I'm pretty much tired of all his ...

October 25, 2007
Design Trumps Function

"Weavers are more at ease, more laid back maybe, and very patient -- warping a loom can take four to six hours," says Palomar Handweavers' Guild member Lynn Ely. "Everyone is so hypered out now ...

October 25, 2007
Avalanche in O.B.

Name: Chuck Yearman Lives: O.B. Surfs: Avalanche in O.B. Chuck Yearman loves being able to surf close to home, but convenience isn't the only reason he loves surfing O.B. After having surfed all around San ...

October 25, 2007
American Dream Come True

"They say in Napa Valley, 'The best fertilizer for the vineyard is the owner's footsteps.'"

October 25, 2007
Feeding Gwen

Todd Weiler has worked backstage-catering jobs at concerts since the mid-'90s. He recalls what Gwen Stefani ate at Anaheim Stadium three years ago. "She ended up having a spinach, mandarin orange, candied walnuts, and cranberry ...

October 25, 2007
Chowderheads!

"We probably spent $400 promoting an event that never happened," says Agave drummer Chris Flores of the band's scheduled October 13 CD-release party at PB's Longboard Grill. "We were aware that they already had a ...

October 25, 2007
M.P.J. in Upstate New York

My Son Doesn't Eat My six-year-old son is autistic, and like many autistic people -- children and adults -- eating is difficult for him. My son has never eaten like a typical child. People who ...

October 25, 2007
Nice, but Not Naked

"We were the first band to play at Dreamgirls," says bass player Chuck Holiday. His band Two Word Name played at the Kearny Mesa topless bar last month. "We just were looking for sponsorships. We ...

October 25, 2007
Wild Guessing

Q: Who was asked to be Van Halen's lead singer before Sammy Hagar? If you know the answer, maybe you're already planning to do battle in Cover Me Badd's Music Trivia tonight at the Whistle ...

October 25, 2007
Administration Of Rubella Vaccine, 1970

In the years 1963 and '64, an outbreak of the disease affected 12 million people in the U.S. When the virus caught up with expectant mothers, 11,000 fetuses died; 20,000 babies were born with permanent ...

October 25, 2007
Bankrupt Tome

May 15 is the target date for release of a new book by best-selling financial writer Roger Lowenstein entitled Mortgaging the Future: How Pension Debts Ruined General Motors, Stopped the NYC Subways, Bankrupted San Diego, ...

October 25, 2007
Breaking Stories: Alan's Condo Stash

Now that the name of ex-schools superintendent Alan Bersin is being bandied for a possible challenge to City Attorney Mike Aguirre's reelection bid, many eyes are turning to his personal financial statement, on file with ...

October 25, 2007
Union-Tribune slow, but its fire blog was not

Give the Union-Tribune credit for ingenuity in the face of disaster. During this week's county fire calamity, the paper's main website was sometimes slow, apparently unable to handle the high volume of users desperate for ...

October 25, 2007
Chula Vista Elementary's notorious cheese sandwich lunch

The School Nutrition Association announced Monday that Biff Burger won the election. He beat Jesse Wrap, Yumi Rice Bowl, Pippa Potato, and Patty Mac 'n' Cheese in the Vote for School Lunch competition. On August ...

October 25, 2007
Clear Channel flips liberal talk station KLSD-AM to jock talk XTRA

San Diego's political progressives think Clear Channel Communications is flipping them the finger. It is. Clear Channel, owner of the liberal talk station KLSD-AM (1360), is ready to "flip" the station, in radio jargon, to ...

October 25, 2007
Cooldown

In March, longtime DJ Mike Soul announced that he'd become general manager at Heat nightclub on Fifth Avenue. Soul promised to expand the Gaslamp's cultural reach by bringing Latin bands and dance music to the ...

October 25, 2007
House Rules

"The shitheads at the House of Blues in San Diego said they didn't know that [the Black Crowes] was going to record the show ourselves, he didn't read the contract," writes Boa at Crowesbase.com. Since ...

October 25, 2007
Play Ball

The count is 400 square miles as of Tuesday morning and 1000 homes destroyed. I've been following the fire of '07 by way of San Diego police scanner (http://scansandiego.net:7000/scanner3.ogg). Also, telephone, television, radio, and Channel ...

October 25, 2007
Making the Move

Singer/guitarist Matt Lamkin and guitarist Matty McLoughlin front the Muslims. They didn't think about playing music when they both went to Torrey Pines High School in the late '90s. "I didn't feel the need to ...

October 25, 2007
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, Mother's Day

Pete TombsProducer, Hell's Ground and founder Mondo Macabro, www.mondomacabrodvd.com To fully enjoy our movie and appreciate all the references we're making, you need to see Texas Chainsaw Massacre; that's the seminal horror movie. It's the ...

October 25, 2007
Agave, Immovable Objects, Mike Press

Artist: Agave Song: "Drippin' Bitches" (from the CD Radiates Your Head) Heard By: David Martin, Golden Hill When it first started, I thought it was serious and I was, like, "wow, that's some pretty bad ...

October 25, 2007
The River of Doubt

Name: Randy Wilson Occupation: High School Counselor Neighborhood: Encinitas Where Interviewed: The Coffee Bean, Carlsbad What book are you currently reading? What page are you on? "It's called The River of Doubt. I'm about halfway ...

October 25, 2007
Workin' for the Man

Pandalike, I remain uninterested in much except rolling on my large furry back, grappling with my own feet, and gnawing on things. There existed a time when I modeled productivity by the American standard. Worked ...

October 25, 2007
Morality Mania

Oscar Wilde loved to spin platitudes on their ear. "Fathers should be neither seen nor heard," says Lord Goring in An Ideal Husband. "My Reginald is quite hopelessly faultless," says Mrs. Marchmont. "There is not ...

October 25, 2007
Alcoholism is a progressive, unstoppable disease that wants nothing more than to kill you.

It is certainly tiresome to me to keep writing of the same thing. Some have said they enjoy the hell out of my descriptions of affliction. I refer, of course, to alcoholism. But it is ...

October 25, 2007
Roxanne

Grown men should not be having sex with prostitutes unless they are married to them.-- Jerry Falwell Braced against the elements with newly acquired rubber-toed boots, bright red scarf, and a wooden-handled umbrella whose underside ...

October 25, 2007
Get in My Belly

I got a call about a belly-dance party in Spring Valley. I'm sure my neighbors heard my car tires burn rubber. When I arrived, the place was SRO. I found space in the kitchen with ...

October 25, 2007
Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara Quin have been playing music professionally long enough to have long since moved on from their folk-rock days (they played one of the Lilith Fair tours -- remember those?) and to develop ...

October 25, 2007
Popa Chubby

Ted Horowitz is Popa Chubby from the Bronx, a guitarist who once toured with Richard Hell and the Voidoids but who earned his fame during a long stand at Manny's Car Wash. Manny's is a ...

October 25, 2007
Let's Get Serious

There is no shadow of ambiguity in the characterization of the aghast suspect.

October 25, 2007
Men's Underwear

'I'm at the age and size when regular briefs -- or, as I call them, 'tighty whiteys' -- just aren't working for me anymore," my husband Patrick griped as he stood in front of his ...

October 25, 2007
Tiger Woods, Baby

"Comes down for paintball war games with his buddies at the military range. I cooked his burger."

October 25, 2007
From the top of the Angeles Crest, view an unmatched panorama of ocean, islands, and mountains.

Angeles Crest Highway (Highway 2) snakes along the crest of the San Gabriel Mountains, offering always impressive and sometimes stupendous views of thousands of square miles worth of Southern California real estate, mountain and desert ...

October 25, 2007
Sheriff John Duffy v. Mike Aguirre

Thirty Years Ago COUSINS MICHAEL and Andrea, met you 22 September Mission Playhouse, please contact Mickey, PO Box 1093, San Diego 92112. KEARNY HIGH is number 1 and we know it. We're the best! Eat ...

October 25, 2007
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