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Content for Monday, November 16, 2009

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The Incident

Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson, itching to create a prog-metal masterwork with the audacity of Tales From Topographic Oceans or The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, at last materializes his wish. The Incident takes up 55 ...

November 16, 2009
Never Cry Another Tear

Former New Order singer-guitarist Bernard Sumner debuts his new outfit, Bad Lieutenant, with Never Cry Another Tear. In the ranks of BL are New Order conscripts Stephen Morris and Phil Cunningham, but anyone expecting a ...

November 16, 2009
Humbug

Two years have passed since the Arctic Monkeys’ sophomore disc Favourite Worst Nightmare, so was Humbug worth the wait? On the first listen, it seems layered, structured, safe...mature. Happens to the best of us. Or ...

November 16, 2009
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, Long Beach

Tranquility is a state of mind that is hard to achieve in today’s world. Fortunately for the addled and the anxious, there are Japanese gardens. One of the loveliest Japanese gardens in the state is ...

Nerja, Spain: The Balcony of Europe

My spiritual quest began in what was once a quaint Spanish fishing village. Nerja, in Andalusia, Spain, is located 50 kilometers east of Malaga along the Costa del Sol. Imagine standing on the “Balcony of ...

Cosmopolitan Copenhagen

Copenhagen may lack the glamour of London, Paris or Rome, but the discerning traveler can find just as rich a travel experience in this cosmopolitan city. If arriving by train, you’re within walking distance of ...

November 16, 2009
Sonic Crowd Control

Danish rock duo the Raveonettes stopped at Solano Beach's Belly Up, bringing their harmonies, fuzz noise, and solid rock ’n’ roll to the show. Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo shared the vocal duties, utilizing ...

November 16, 2009
A Side Trip from Sedona, AZ

Visitors to the spiritual center of Sedona, Arizona, may not know of the many wonders nearby. Sedona is known for amazing red rock formations and its “vortexes,” centers of spiritual energy. But in addition to ...

November 16, 2009
Haleakala Crater in Haleakala National Park, Maui

I’m not much of a morning person, so if I’m going to get up at 3:00 am and trek up a 10,023-foot dormant volcano to watch a sunrise, it better be worth it. Watching the ...

Solana Reef

In an effort to slow erosion at Fletcher Cove, a popular strip of coastline in Solana Beach, the United States Army Corps of Engineers proposes constructing an artificial offshore reef. The reef's main purpose would ...

November 16, 2009
Coastal Commission Omission

City plans for the development of the parcel of land at Abbott Street and Saratoga Avenue have been approved by the California Coastal Commission, but one important consideration seems to have been given short shrift. ...

November 16, 2009
Eligible Violators

I was driving through Pacific Beach on Saturday, September 14, when I noticed a small group of people on Garnet Avenue clad in orange vests and armed with trash tongs. I stopped to chat. Turned ...

November 16, 2009
Mass Transit Cuts

At a Friday, November 13, news conference held at the 12th and Imperial Avenue trolley station, Metropolitan Transit System representatives announced plans to make cutbacks to service. According to transit-system spokesman Rob Schupp, “Sales-tax shortfalls ...

Family Court Protest

A small protest was held in front of the Family Court at 1555 Sixth Avenue in downtown San Diego on Friday, November 13. A sign leaning against a planter read, “STOP giving kids to abusers!” ...

Zapped

SDG&E issued notices to La Jolla property managers a week in advance of a planned energy outage to occur at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 9. But the outage affected approximately 20 buildings on Genesee ...

Gas Pump in Question

On Monday, November 9, I filled up my empty gas tank at a station in Mira Mesa. (The tank was so empty, the car had stalled once just before I reached to the station.) After ...

November 16, 2009
Beauty's Benchmark

This morning I sat on a bench with my organic cup of joe, but this was no typical bench, for it looked as though it belonged in a museum rather than on the sidewalk in ...

November 16, 2009
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