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Kept on Truckin'

Just after 1:30 a.m. on July 14, a truck drove through the front of a home at the intersection of Arrow Rock Avenue and Gold Coast Drive in Mira Mesa. The vehicle took out an ...

Letters

Unnecessary Re “SD on the QT,” July 8. I want to know why it was necessary to say “the Black employee”? Does it matter what color the employee was? Name Withheldvia email Walter Mencken replies: ...

July 14, 2010
Life on Earth, Mecca's Direction

Dear Matt: When we went to the desert once, there was a ranger who told us that there were lots of things that could live there, even though it mostly looked like rocks and sand. ...

Lakeside man dies after Feds tear apart his mobile home

On August 3, 2009, Colin Kent approached the front door of his home in the Lakefront Mobile Home Park in Lakeside that he shared with his middle-aged son to find an eviction notice. Kent, who ...

July 14, 2010
Minds think deeply at the 2010 Comic-Con

“People who can’t draw are stunned by those who can.” — Scott Peterson, editor at the La Jolla–based comic imprint WildStorm. When Peterson said that, it struck me as being a pretty good explanation for ...

July 14, 2010
San Diego County Bar attacked for judge recommendations

"It’s like the Star Chamber,” quips Craig Candelore. “It’s all done in secret. And they don’t even have the authority to do it in the first place.” That’s what this local family law attorney and ...

July 14, 2010
Torrey Pines Christian Church

Membership: 600 individuals Pastor: Michael Spitters Age: 48 Born: St. Joseph, Michigan Formation: Hope College, Holland, MI.; Texas Christian University-Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, TX.; Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL.; missionary work in Taiwan Years ...

July 14, 2010
Fast and Young

Trumpeter Teddy Kyle was 17 years old when he composed and recorded the horn section for the San Diego “Super” Chargers theme song with the Modoc Horns. The 1978 Santee studio session was the first ...

July 14, 2010
Music by Skype

Guitarist/keyboardist/electronic-manipulator Marcelo Radulovich is a founding member of veteran San Diego group the Playground Slap. Blending punk, jazz, psychedelic, and funk, the band has been extant for 33 years. Radulovich also writes and records solo ...

July 14, 2010
Here Come the Trappers

“What nameless tortures and miseries Americans suffer in foreign climes from despots,” complained the mountain man James Ohio Pattie. “They hate the victims of their oppression, as judging their hearts by their own.” One of ...

No Better Feeling

Oh, the summer night/ Has a smile of light/ And she sits on a sapphire throne. — Barry Cornwall It had been a lackluster evening. Our waiter was unnaturally perky. The bare-wood acoustics made for ...

July 14, 2010
A Goat Comes to North Park

The small sign on the restaurant’s front door, displaying the charming logo of a clever-looking billy enjoying a pipe, is hard to spot when you’re driving by. You have to know where to look: the ...

What's Your News IQ?

1. ­Tijuana’s new mayor, Carlos Bustamante is American-born, has a degree from USD, and speaks fluent English. In what town was Bustamante ­born? A. Chula Vista B. East Los Angeles C. Riverside D. National City ...

July 14, 2010
Burn, Piano, Burn

“I love San Diego and I love Brooklyn,” explained Golden Triangle drummer Jay Hough via email from Calgary. Trapsman from 1999 to 2003 for San Diego’s defunct GoGoGo AirHeart, Hough returned to SD last Sunday ...

July 14, 2010
Moon in July

Pardon my priorities. Now that Alain Resnais has been addressed in timely fashion, I am able to double-back and attend to a matter of greater public concern. Tens if not dozens of readers will have ...

July 14, 2010
Public Service Announcement

Thursday 15Dinky diva Lil’ Kim comes to town tonight. The New York hip-hop hit is back on the road after doing time on Dancing with the Stars and doing time in federal prison. Who’s to ...

July 14, 2010
Hero Worship

We usually think of the Greek gods as figures, as human embodiments, but to the Greek mind the gods were also, above all, states or conditions of being. Poseidon is god of the sea, yes, ...

July 14, 2010
Wolf'd

"B, u, bb, le. G–u–m spells bubble gum/It’s the only kind of chewing gum/The guy who made it must have really been a bum…” Beth, the gal behind the ice cream counter, will sing this ...

July 14, 2010
Drunken Noodles

Recipe by Alex Thao, executive chef, Rama. My family has been in the restaurant business for so long that it kind of runs in the genes. My dad has owned restaurants for years. Growing up, ...

July 14, 2010
Superhero Power

After five years, six tours, and over 150 shows, indie pop quartet the Modlins are calling it a day following a final performance at the Whistle Stop on August 20. During its run, the prolific ...

July 14, 2010
Two poems by Laurel Ann Bogen

Vocation of the ChairIt longs to be one who holds you, keeps you from falling, its curved legs shapely as a bride. The chair that would be saint, martyr, acolyte. Your little sins of omission ...

July 14, 2010
Icon or Abusive Swine?

The males in Shakespeare’s original audience for Taming of the Shrew probably saw Petruchio as a Hercules and Katherine Minola as his 13th labor, far graver than swabbing down the Augean stables or slaying the ...

Miggs

Don Miggs says he wrote his first song when he was eight years old, but he didn’t turn pro until years later after one of his songs landed with a producer named Gavin MacKillop. MacKillop ...

July 14, 2010
Gonna Find Me

“I have a degree in music from the University of Pittsburgh,” says singer-songwriter John Miller. “I studied jazz vocal...and I was president of the glee club. I know, laugh it up!” Miller arrived in San ...

July 14, 2010
Victory to Las Virgenes

The Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve (former Ahmanson Ranch) in the Simi Hills contains some great examples of oak-studded hilly terrain symbolic of coastal California. Right now these hills have lost their green sheen, ...

July 14, 2010
Schwaggering

So many gifts, so little time. That appears to have been the dilemma faced by San Diego–based members of the state legislature, judging from statements of financial interest covering 2009 filed earlier this year. Democratic ...

July 14, 2010
Juan, Buzz, and BP

The California Fair Political Practices Commission is out with a list of the top ten biggest independent spending committees in the state’s June primary, and it features prominent links to two influential San Diego political ...

July 14, 2010
Dead Weather

“Let’s go where no one can see us and find the difference between us,” sing Jack White and Alison Mosshart on Sea of Cowards, the second album by Dead Weather, the supergroup featuring White and ...

July 14, 2010
See Mick Jump

Thirty-Five Years AgoSeveral years ago, when asked what he thought about rock music, Marxist philosopher Herbert Marcuse replied, “It’s impotent violence.” At the time I had no idea what he was talking about and really ...

July 14, 2010
We're Honored

Much has changed for indie instrumentalists Tristeza since forming in San Diego in 1997. In 2003, guitarist Jimmy LaValle left the band to pursue his solo project, the Album Leaf, and in 2005 guitarist Christopher ...

July 14, 2010
Beer Background

Ryan Baker was happy. Living by the beach in PB at the dawn of the millennium, working at Stone Brewing, and attending San Diego State. “I was, like, ‘Why would I go anywhere?’” he recalls. ...

July 14, 2010
Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

After years of delay and a label change, Big Boi's solo career is finally out of the gate. While Sir Lucious is a solo record, Speakerboxxx found Big Boi operating under the Outkast framework with ...

July 14, 2010
Pay Up to Park

On July 12, the Del Mar City Council unanimously adopted a new ordinance to declare certain private property open to public parking and added a parking-meter zone on the 1400 block of Maiden Lane. The ...

July 14, 2010
Backed-Up Toilets

On July 13, Izean Rim Jr. walked down the aisle toward the dais to address the San Diego City Council. Rim, a homeless man, knows the trek well. He often appears at council meetings advocating ...

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