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Gays’ Day in Court

After Northern California’s chief district judge Vaughn Walker on August 4 ruled that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional, I contacted Robert R. DeKoven, law professor at San Diego's California Western School of Law, since he writes ...

Get Out of the House

After a year and a half of layoff, Reggie Vaughn has finally found work. Tell me about your layoff? I was a truck driver for a large freight company. I’d been working there since 2005. ...

August 4, 2010
What If the Person Interviewing You is Half Your Age?

You are a senior job search candidate and you are interviewing for a new position. You have been successful in the interview process and are one of five finalists. You note that the other finalists ...

A Boss Shouldnt Have to Go Undercover to Know How His Employees Are Doing

One of this year’s popular reality TV shows was Undercover Boss, which gave executives the chance to sneak into their own workplaces to see what was going on with the rank and file. Executives of ...

August 4, 2010
Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay...Not Wastin' Time

Being out of work can make you feel lost and disconnected, especially if you’re job hunting purely to survive unemployment. To regain a sense of control, shift your viewpoint to purposeful drifting. Now is the ...

August 4, 2010
Between Mel and JC

On Sunday, August 1, James Caviezel, star of the 2004 film The Passion of the Christ, was the guest speaker at The Rock Church in Point Loma. The Oscar nominee shared his story of what ...

August 4, 2010
Boots Were Made for Lightin’

“I’m not a zapatero by trade,” says sitarist Rama of the beat-heavy world-fusion band Universal Beats Universal Vibe, “but everything we do we do 110 percent. With our costuming and everything, we go over the ...

August 4, 2010
How a Heart Implodes

Guitarist William Nephew and El Capitan High School friends Seth McCarter (guitar) and David Esau (drums) formed Jack’s Broken Heart in 1999. In three months they finished recording their Against Forgetting EP and got busy ...

August 4, 2010
What's Your News IQ?

1. Countywide consumption of what commodity decreased by 13 percent during San ­Diego’s 2010 fiscal ­year? A. Milk B. Gasoline C. Water D. Natural Gas 2. Sales of what product rose 30 percent in San ...

August 4, 2010
Baby Memory, TV Ad Volume

Heymatt: This is a really hard thing for me to believe. My friend says she remembers being born. She says she has dreams about being in a real dark place and then being pushed along ...

August 4, 2010
If you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans!

Membership: 400 individuals Pastor: Tim Tiffany Age: 64 Born: Kansas City, Kansas Formation: University of California Los Angeles; Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana Years Ordained: 30 years San Diego Reader: Can you think of a ...

August 4, 2010
Craic Addicts

Craic (crack) — a term for fun, entertainment, and enjoyable conversation, particularly prominent in Ireland. After suggesting we all meet at around 8 or 8:30 for breakfast, Dad confirmed the rendezvous for 8:15. His decision ...

August 4, 2010
White Mystery

You might ask yourself if pop music needs another duo from the Midwest with the last name of White. White Mystery is Alex and Francis White, a brother-sister duo from Chicago. They don’t break any ...

August 4, 2010
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

Ariel Pink’s new release, Before Today, is widely seen as his commercial breakthrough. It also contains a droning song called “Menopause Man” in which Pink bellows, “Rape me, castrate me, make me gay!” So, let’s ...

August 4, 2010
Leppard Hunger

“In the course of 30 years, I’ve photographed just about every musician you could name,” says Oceanside-based rock photographer Rick Gould. His list includes Michael Jackson, Madonna, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Tom Petty, ...

August 4, 2010
Enchiladas and Scotch

Thirty-Five Years Ago The Average White Band has two encores down and none to go. “Those few minutes before they whip on the lights make the night for me,” exclaims bassist Alan Gorrie. Hunched over ...

August 4, 2010
Fueled by Testosterone

When Pierce the Veil takes the stage this summer at Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre as part of the Vans Warped Tour, it will be a homecoming for the San Diego band. Vic Fuentes, 27, says he ...

August 4, 2010
Foster Point

Come to Foster Point not only for a great view, but also for an opportunity to identify many of Southern California’s highest mountains. A direction finder, installed by the Sierra Club, shows 17 peaks, including ...

August 4, 2010
Walk-Thru Healer

Picking up from last week. Tai Chi Teacher, Her Spouse, Their Friend, and I made our flight on the second try. We caught up with our baggage in Chicago, changed planes, and endured the long ...

August 4, 2010
Freaked, Blade Runner, Horror of Dracula

Bob RoseCritic, asitecalledfred.com Freaked is a hand grenade of funny that most people have never had the pleasure of exploding to. I can know the future success and/or worth of a budding friendship based on ...

August 4, 2010
Love’s Errant Eyes

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 148 complains: “O me, what eyes hath love put in my head,/ Which have no correspondence with true sight!/ Or if they have, where is my judgment fled,/ That censures falsely what they ...

August 4, 2010
Food Girl's Mexican Soul

I headed for Barrio Star with fear in my heart. Fear, and numerous variations of annoyance. Let’s start with the annoyances and touch on the fear later. Barrio Star is a new restaurant in Banker’s ...

Grinning in the Dark

“We got some national airplay last month on the new FOX TV cop show The Good Guys,” says Heavy Glow singer-guitarist Jared Mullins. “They used about a ten-second clip of the song ‘Grinning in the ...

August 4, 2010
Death Alley

The Butterfield Stage line between Warner’s Ranch and Oak Grove was a narrow trail, dusty in summer, soggy in winter, rutted the year round. On its weekly treks, the stage always stopped at Deadman’s Hole, ...

Famous Breakfast Man

Arnold Schwarzenegger sweated here. Stern’s Gym, North Park, “California’s oldest bodybuilding gym.” So did half a dozen Mr. Universe winners. So should I, except that right now I’m searching out the North Park Post Office. ...

August 4, 2010
Get Married (At Least Once)

My son will turn 33 this August, on a Friday coming up. It is a significant age for a man, at least in Christianity, and it is one-third of 100 years. He was born in ...

August 4, 2010
Smugglers scatter in San Diego, Texas

Woolly Weather. As Hurricane Alex approached the coast of Northern Mexico during the Independence Day weekend, nearly ten inches of rain flooded the streets of San Diego and other parts of Duval County. In Freer ...

August 4, 2010
Russian boars let loose on Capitan Grande Indian Reservation

The only sign of life in Julian at 5:00 a.m. this April morning are men in white paper toques rolling out pie dough at the bright-lighted Julian Bakery. It’s a deep black morning when I ...

August 4, 2010
Ranch Dressing

“Are you trying to kill me?” gasped hubby Patrick. He was eyeballing the lineup of 24 bottles of ranch dressing on the counter. Patrick doesn’t even like ranch dressing, but his family does and they’re ...

August 4, 2010
East India Grill Villanelle

Across the table, Bridget sneaks a smile; she’s caught me staring past her at the man who brings us curried dishes, hot and mild. His eyes are blue, intensely blue, hot sky; his hair, dark ...

August 4, 2010
Bumpy Ride

Given the City’s financial meltdown and the national economic crisis, about the only thing growing in San Diego is the size and number of its potholes. But while there may be no money left to ...

August 4, 2010
Predatory Eating

Predatory eating Amid a slew of highly classified endeavors, La Jolla–based General Atomics, which has billions of taxpayer dollars at its disposal to build Predator drones, research nuclear power options, and grow algae for experimental ...

August 4, 2010
San Diego example of Freddie Mac's work

La Mesa's Heather McGuire bought a condo in 2006, got married the next year, and before long got into a fight — not with her new husband. She moved in with him. Her battle — ...

August 4, 2010
Escondido traffic checkpoints take families' cars

Police drunk-driving checkpoints are big business. Just ask the City of Escondido, which has been racking up profits courtesy of federal grants and an aggressive vehicle-impound regime instituted by the Escondido Police Department with the ...

August 4, 2010
Letters

Money University Elizabeth Salaam notes accurately the common view that today’s 20-somethings feel entitled to lucrative careers and have unrealistic expectations (“What Have You Done for Us Lately?” Cover Story, July 29). The reality, of ...

August 4, 2010
The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams

…to Adams the dynamo became a symbol of infinity. As he grew accustomed to the great gallery of machines, he began to feel the forty-foot dynamos as a moral force, much as the early Christians ...

What Is Art? by Leo Tolstoy

The religious perception of our time, in its widest and most practical application, is the consciousness that our well-being, both material and spiritual, individual and collective, temporal and eternal, lies in the growth of brotherhood ...

Will Stab for Beer

On July 30 at about 2 a.m., the clerk working at the 1290 West Valley Parkway 7-Eleven saw a man walk out of the store with a six-pack of beer he hadn't paid for. After ...

August 4, 2010
And the Waterworks Began

At high noon on Sunday, August 1, a geyser of water sprayed from a pipe on the 4500 block of West Point Loma Boulevard — enough water so that cars in both lanes heading into ...

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