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San Diego Airport Noise Advisory Committee Fines JetBlue

The San Diego Airport Noise Advisory Committee recently released the latest number of time-restriction violations for take-offs from Lindbergh Field. A curfew forbids planes from departing between 11:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.; fines are issued ...

September 7, 2011
Imperial Beach Burger King Closes with No Notice

It’s been over 20 years since Burger King opened their restaurant at 1180 Palm Avenue. Recently, though, all the Burger King logos were stripped off the building, and the restaurant's appliances and equipment were removed. ...

September 7, 2011
The Best Main Dishes from the "Feast" Blog

What follows is a selection of posts from our Feast! blog. Every day our team of foodies posts news and reviews from San Diego eateries. New Menu Trend Leaves Too Much to the Imagination<br>By Brandon ...

September 7, 2011
Assault the Place of Peace

By rights, we should call San Diego “San Miguel,” after the archangel who evicted Lucifer and his minions from heaven. At his first landfall in Upper California — September 28, 1542 — Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo ...

Reviews: Warrior, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy, Brighton Rock

The sport of mixed martial arts battles for legitimacy, being perceived somewhere between a barbaric form of pugilism and a glorified WWF match. Likewise, MMA movies have had to forge a meager existence as genre ...

September 7, 2011
National City man leaves his liver to retired CHP officer

Michael McCrerey wanted to die at home. In the four years since he’d been diagnosed with liver disease, he’d been hospitalized at least a dozen times (six in the past 12 months), his abdominal cavity ...

September 7, 2011
Meijo Sushi's Tiger Eyes

"We should be so lucky,” says Michael. The two of us are looking at a wooden box, maybe four-by-four inches and three inches deep. Joe, the owner here, has brought it over to our table. ...

September 7, 2011
Painful Childbirth, Rats Eat Car Wiring

Dear Matthew: I just had my second baby. During the few times I could actually think straight during labor, I began wondering why something as basic to the survival of the species as childbirth is ...

September 7, 2011
Sam Woodhouse Picks the All-Time Best of the Rep

The San Diego Repertory Theatre has entered its 36th season. It has produced 265 shows. I asked Sam Woodhouse, cofounder, to talk about the ones where the Rep or he, personally, made a leap forward ...

September 7, 2011
Where Ya Been, Mr. B.?

It is still August, and I have resumed work after a summer hiatus during which I lounged on the deck of my condo in Maui, jetted to an island off Malta, where I keep my ...

September 7, 2011
Mighty Update

Ace keyboardist Mighty Joe Longa of Joey Harris and the Mentals has spent around four months receiving chemotherapy and “catching up on a lot of sleep.” The Mentals have been playing around town with a ...

September 7, 2011
Gallagher's on Newport

Advertising itself as a “fun, friendly, and exuberant atmosphere,” Gallagher’s Pub in Ocean Beach is my favorite place to indulge in that special abandon found where whiskey and soulful blues-rockers Lady Dottie and the Diamonds ...

September 7, 2011
Atropal Is Visual Metal

Matt Arbaugh and Paul McFaddin of Escondido’s hard-rocking Caustic Felon have formed a new side band with Arbaugh’s son Mitch on drums, James E. Meidinger on guitar, and singer Ryan Brink. “Atropal is visual metal,” ...

September 7, 2011
Soil: To Test or Not to Test

“When are you going to learn?” asked Patrick as I lamented another failed crop in the front-yard garden bed. “There’s a witch buried under there. Nothing will ever grow. It’s just bad mojo.” “Nonsense,” I ...

September 7, 2011
Crackwood, the Clown Western

“I heard that Lemmy has a sword collection,” says self-described “freak-show” performer Scott Nelson, aka Murrugun the Mystic, who appeared with the Motörhead frontman in a locally shot “clown Western” called Crackwood, narrated by Gilbert ...

September 7, 2011
Here's the Thing...

Thursday 8<br>Here’s the Thing... The San Diego Music Thing (née North Park Music Thing)(née North by North Park)(née Southern California Regional Confab for the Continued Commodification of Rock and Roll) launches tonight with a kickoff ...

September 7, 2011
Butterfly Beings Drink Bassnectar

Lorin Ashton’s transformation into Bassnectar the DJ began when he was a teen. “Being 16 and playing guitar in my death-metal band was an amazing way to learn the ins and outs of harnessing energy ...

September 7, 2011
Pierce the Veil's Mexi-Core

Fearless Records, a California-based alt-rock label, has announced the signing of homegrown rockers Pierce the Veil. “We are excited and grateful to be part of the family,” says singer Vic Fuentes. Pierce the Veil was ...

September 7, 2011
Latebirds — Last of the Good Ol' Days

An inveterate Band whore, I was initially motivated to give Latebirds a spin by Levon Helm's presence (along with Benmont Tench, Nels Cline, Minnie Driver, and Kris Kristofferson) on the bonus disc, Woodstock Sessions. And ...

September 7, 2011
Courtesy of Gibbytronix

Butthole Surfers took the stage at Brick by Brick for an hour and a half of grown men acting like profane hooligans, devastating all taste and propriety. Gibby Haynes addressed the public with an apathetic ...

September 7, 2011
Imperial Beach gets aggressive on code violators

There is a multicolored slide, part of a jungle gym, in Robert Brians’s front yard on Delaware Street in Imperial Beach. But I am admiring his two large African turtles crawling along the dusty ground. ...

September 7, 2011
Paradise Plundered tells San Diego story

Abe Lincoln championed government for the people and said you can only fool some of the people all of the time. In San Diego, government gives succor to a handful of the most affluent people ...

September 7, 2011
Girlie Dogs Need Not Apply to Sheriff's Canine Unit

San Diego sheriff Bill Gore is looking for a few good dogs. “Occasionally, canines need to be replaced due to retirement, injury, disease, age or death,” says a request for proposals posted on the county’s ...

September 7, 2011
Letters

Hell Right Here Wow! The article “I’m Coming to Rescue You From Protestant Hell” by Brianna Van Ness (Cover Story, September 1) is really powerful! At least Brianna needn’t worry about going to hell; she’s ...

September 7, 2011
North Park and Two Jerrys

Governor Jerry Brown and the state legislature are out to kill redevelopment, but San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders is counting on the state supreme court to quash Brown’s efforts so that the mayor can spruce ...

September 7, 2011
Lucretius

This terror, then, this darkness of the mind, Not sunrise with its flaring spokes of light, Nor glittering arrows of morning can disperse, But only Nature’s aspect and her law, Which, teaching us, hath this ...

"His Parents' Baggage," by Marylin Chin

When we first met he had nothing, naked as a brand-new lamb. Fresh dew shimmered on the wool of his back. Then, slowly, my small apartment filled with meaningful gimcrack of his past. And then, ...

September 7, 2011
What O.B. Were You Visiting, Mister?

Thirty-Five Years Ago<br>Being a life-long resident of Ocean Beach, I found your article last week on the O.B. Pier a little amusing. Maybe your writer found one or two fishermen whom he could romanticize, but ...

September 7, 2011
Vista La Mesa Christian Church

Membership: 135 Pastor (interim): Marianna Kirwan Age: 70 Born: Chicago, Illinois Formation: Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley; Claremont School of Theology, Claremont Years Ordained: 32 San Diego Reader: How long do you spend writing your ...

September 7, 2011
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