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Hoctails at Stout Public House

“There are a lot of hockey fans in San Diego because there are a lot of people here from somewhere else,” Stout Public House bartender Daniel McCullough tells me. “Since they don’t have anywhere else ...

July 27, 2011
Golden Hill's Counterpoint

My friend Audrey and I hadn’t been in touch of late and finally settled on a time to catch up. “Where shall we meet?” she asked. “I really just want to hang out but also ...

O'Bistro Café on Voltaire

Who can resist eavesdropping? Not me. Debbie, the owner of an O.B. eatery named Tower Two; Elsa, the interior designer; Melalee, the kindergarten teacher; and Brenda, who, along with her husband Jong, owns this joint ...

July 27, 2011
Swimmer Guy

So, last week, the Box introduced Monarch School, a kindergarten-through-12th-grade public/private school (don’t ask) for homeless children and children affected by homelessness, located in downtown San Diego. This is the outfit Blair Cannon, aka swimmer ...

July 27, 2011
Zulayka: Puerto-Rican Brooklyn

“I call my music ‘Brooklyn style,’” says Puerto Rican vocalist Zulayka. “I mix R&B, Latin, house, hip-hop, traditional Spanish, Caribbean, and reggaeton sounds in a synth-driven pop/dance format. After 15 years in the music business, ...

July 27, 2011
Where's Flickerstick?

On April 2, 2001, VH1 debuted a competitive reality TV show called Bands on the Run. The concept was to have four unsigned bands compete for a prize package that included $150,000 in cash, equipment, ...

July 27, 2011
The Who's Tommy Unleashed at the Rep

You may remember him as Tonex (pronounced “To-nay”). The young mega-talent, who won a Craig Noel Award for Dreamgirls in 2008, changed his name. He’s now B. Slade. His skills have changed a bit, too. ...

July 27, 2011
Captain America Gets Ready to Avenge

In 1991, director Joe Johnston brought us The Rocketeer, in which a decent All-American guy chances upon the means to become a superhero. This enables him to take on the Nazi menace and its plan ...

July 27, 2011
Mortero Palms

From the trailmaster’s favorites folder. "Limmipedes,” my three-year-old son called them, those many-legged survivors from the Mesozoic era, marching across the sand in seemingly random directions, oblivious to our flashlight beams. Our land of limmipedes, ...

July 27, 2011
Selling at San Diego mall kiosks was the best

I’m choking on the drifting smell of Mrs. Fields cookies as I stare into the eyes of the middle-aged woman. Her look conveys doubt as I reach out and place my hand on her wrist. ...

July 27, 2011
Last and First

The deed is done. Last night David and I slept in our new home for the first time. We have moved the bulk of our things from the Egyptian (the name of our old condo ...

July 27, 2011
Free Fun in the Summertime

“Summer’s here and the time is right for dancin’ in the street.” And today is as summer as you get in this city. Pop lyrics are triggered, which is a major improvement on heat rash ...

July 27, 2011
Brohemian Grove

My roommate Eli’s birthday falls on the same day as the Cremation of Care ritual at the annual elite getaway in Bohemian Grove, where politicians, bankers, and reptilian overlords spend two weeks pissing on old ...

July 27, 2011
Amplifier Fryers

Thursday 28<br>Three nights of pissah punk-n-roll shows as that hooligan haberdasher Brixton brings its fourth annual Johnny Rad Fest to Uptown this weekend. It kicks off tonight at Til-Two, where Seattle’s “punk for the people” ...

July 27, 2011
Gary Holt's Grandmother Test

After decades of choral experience that included singing with the Tucson Boys Chorus and at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Missouri, Gary Holt became artistic director for the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus in ...

July 27, 2011
Alleged Rapist Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charge, Is Released From Custody in Vista

Giovanni Abarca, 18, pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a misdemeanor, in exchange for dropped felony charges — including rape of an intoxicated person — according to prosecutor Kate Flaherty. Abarca ...

July 27, 2011
Coronadans voice opinions on Spreckels Mansion death

Rarely has Coronado been so abuzz. In the early morning of July 13, a young naked woman hanged herself (or did she?) at the Spreckels mansion on Ocean Boulevard. Two days before, a six-year-old boy ...

July 27, 2011
Who Watches the UCAN Watchdog?

The website of local watchdog Utility Consumers’ Action Network (UCAN) has a photo of executive director Michael Shames. Underneath, it says that Shames “serves as an expert witness and attorney on behalf of UCAN.” (Italics ...

July 27, 2011
Thurston Moore and Kurt Vile at the Casbah

When I first heard of Kurt Vile, I thought he must have taken his stage name in honor of Kurt Weill, the composer best known for The Threepenny Opera. (Weill’s name is pronounced “vile.”) I ...

July 27, 2011
Filner's Road to Paris

Democratic Congressman Bob Filner, who has declared his candidacy for mayor of San Diego, took a free trip to Paris last month courtesy of a group of Iranian-Americans from Colorado tied to a controversial organization ...

July 27, 2011
Man smuggles cigarettes and marijuana into weekend jail sentence

Piggybank Heist. On Friday, July 1, Alice police officers arrested a man for stealing ten dollars from a child’s piggybank. Daniel Zurovec was part of a work crew installing screens at a residence. Two juveniles ...

July 27, 2011
"Woman's Constancy," by John Donne

Now thou hast loved me one whole day. Tomorrow when thou leav’st, what wilt thou say? Wilt thou then antedate some new-made vow? Or say that now We are not just those persons which we ...

July 27, 2011
Record-Release Roundup

Pharmacy’s release party for No Drugs Included happens Friday, August 5, at the Go Lounge in La Mesa. “One of the covers we plan on doing is an old Zeros song,” says frontwoman Kitten Johnson. ...

July 27, 2011
Letters

Gardening Tips Kudos to Susan Luzzaro on her article (City Lights: “How Did We Get in This Mess?” July 21). It is probably worth peeling the onion one or two more layers when it comes ...

July 27, 2011
Comic Book Bash

Thirty-Five Years Ago<br>SAM: WE’RE THROUGH, you airhead. Jack is meeting me this Friday at City College to see “That Scoundrel Scapin.” Eileen. ANGEL, SORRY we couldn’t finish the voyage, but rock and roll is calling ...

July 27, 2011
The Blitz Brothers' Roach Factor

This year there were two milestones in Richard Livoni’s life. He turned 60 in July and, following a hiatus of nearly 30 years, he decided to resurrect rock trio the Blitz Brothers. “We’re gonna do ...

July 27, 2011
“What’s Different?” Eyelash Extension

“What’s different?” asked Patrick. “I didn’t have time for mascara this morning.” “Oh.” He didn’t say any more, but I knew what he was thinking: She really does look better with mascara. “A lot of ...

July 27, 2011
Lao-Tzu

The appearance of Virtue in its fullest exuberance is no more than the result of compliance with the Tao. Tao, considered as an entity, is obscure and vague. Vague and obscure! yet within it there ...

Slightly Stoopid and Ocean Beach

Slightly Stoopid says the band is a master of the “stealth groove.” That’s when you sneak a melodic hook or two into a long-winded jam. Otherwise, the laid-back Jack Johnson imprint abides. More skatepunk in ...

July 27, 2011
Ridgeview Church

Membership: 600 Denomination: Independent Christian Pastor: Bill Trok Age: 49 Born: Chicago Formation: Talbot School of Theology-Biola University, La Mirada Years Ordained: 20 San Diego Reader: How long do you spend writing your sermon? Pastor ...

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