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U-31's Paloma

¡Viva La Revolucion! ¡Viva La Paloma! That’s not exactly how U-31 bartender Chris Freeman sees it. Ask him, though, and this budding bartender will fill your glass with a cold decant of the paloma. As ...

April 20, 2011
Bring in the Banh Mi Brigade

You could say that the missus and I were stalking the banh mi lady through the streets of Hanoi. Winding through unfamiliar enclaves and avenues, she was easy to spot with the tall wicker basket ...

April 20, 2011
Haley Allen Is Solid

Haley Allen started playing drums at age nine. As alumnus of the Hollywood School of Rock, she says Kevin Fig (drummer for Extreme and Perry Farrell) showed her the ropes. Allen, now 22, says she ...

April 20, 2011
Balls in Bowls

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. — Steve Jobs Just as the modern woman doesn’t go on a first date without a new dress and ...

April 20, 2011
Consider the Condo

Almost a decade ago, when I worked in a high-rise office building downtown, some coworkers and I stood at a corner window and counted the mega-sized cranes that dotted the scenery. “One, two, three, four,” ...

Lamb’s Players Theatre's The Book of the Dun Cow

In Chaucer’s The Nun’s Priest’s Tale, Chauntecleer the Rooster dreams an omen. A beast “like a hound” terrorized him with such a fearsome look, the rooster almost died. He wakes up groaning and tells his ...

April 20, 2011
Mario Rubalcaba, former drummer for rocket from the Crypt, busted in Arizona for vegetable oil

“We actually got arrested for stealing used vegetable oil,” Mario Rubalcaba tells me. The former Hot Snakes/Rocket from the Crypt drummer now plays drums with OFF!, Keith Morris’s new post–Circle Jerks project. He says they ...

Space-Rock Invasion

Thursday 21 Orange County kids Janu and the Whalesharks swim their storied songcraft into the Loft at UCSD. What stands out with this quartet is the pristine harmonies of brother and sister front folks Jake ...

April 20, 2011
Stadium Doo Dads

“ASCAP does not track songs that are publicly performed in stadiums, which policy ASCAP has intentionally hid from composers,” according to a lawsuit filed by Bobby Kent, the former musical director for the Chargers. Kent ...

April 20, 2011
Gremlins Grumble at Cardamom Café

Galen’s walking a mile in President Obama’s shoes. “My dad’s Ethiopian, my mom’s American,” she says. “He’s a lawyer. My mom was always baking at home, so when this restaurant came up for lease, he ...

April 20, 2011
Self-Help Issue with Tim Ferriss

When it comes to diets, you’re on your own. Step right up, sucker, the nutrition bazaar is open for business. Why not test-ride the hCG Diet? Daily female pregnancy hormone injections coupled with a generous, ...

April 20, 2011
It's a Nicey Nice World

Since October 2010, Joyce Rooks has driven her cello from Oceanside to Marcelo Radulovich’s studio in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Jim Call brings a theremin from Lemon Grove. Wherever the trio sets up, it’s a Nicey Nice World. ...

April 20, 2011
Jumpin' Julian, Way Back When

Civilization and Its Malcontents “Julian was never the hell roarin’ town commonly associated with mining camps,” wrote Dan Taylor in 1939. And that’s been pretty much the image ever since. Even so, the lure of ...

Dog Photography

A sole, fuzzy photo of our miniature schnauzer Nellie is all we have to remember her by. What were we thinking? We weren’t. So when gal-pal Bernice adopted a terrier, I insisted that she get ...

April 20, 2011
P.O.D. Says C.O.D. to INO

On March 25, San Diego rock group P.O.D. filed a lawsuit against their record label, Tennessee-based INO Records, in U.S. District Court in Nashville. In the filing, P.O.D. claims that the company breached its contract ...

April 20, 2011
Easy Strumming

(Names and locations have been changed to protect the innocent, though innocent of what is unclear.) Weekends are the obvious time for spring-cleaning. Saturday, at least, one supposes. Been living for a bit in a ...

April 20, 2011
Hot Club of Cowtown Blisters Fretboards

“We lived in San Diego all of ’97,” says Whit Smith by phone from Delaware. As guitarist, Smith is one-third of the country-swing/hot-jazz group Hot Club of Cowtown. “We arrived New Year’s Day, 1997, and ...

April 20, 2011
Spectrum Can Go into a Trance

When fans try to explain Spacemen 3 to the uninitiated, they inevitably refer to the title of one of the many compilations of the band’s outtakes, Taking Drugs to Make Music to Take Drugs To. ...

April 20, 2011
Is Microwave Popcorn Bad for You?

So, Matt: I love popcorn, so, of course, I’m lazy enough to prefer microwave popcorn, since all you have to do is close the door and punch the “Popcorn” button. I have friends who flip ...

April 20, 2011
Main Street media snarls at Rancho Santa Fe News,

On Valentine’s Day, Anthony Allegretti, president of MainStreet Media Group, a company that publishes eight community newspapers in San Diego County, wrote letters to two fellow publishers. One went to Jim Kydd, owner of the ...

16 arbitrations and 4 written demands registered against WFP Securities

WFP Securities is a brokerage house headquartered on Cornerstone Court in Sorrento Valley. It is one of an interlocking network of financial companies with offices mainly in Southern California. The brokerage boasts on its website, ...

April 20, 2011
A Rocky Neptun Mayoral Run Based on Nuclear Safety?

“What if you had just 15 minutes to evacuate, looking around your apartment or house, trying to quickly decide what you will take, how overwhelmed would you be, knowing you couldn’t return for 10,000 years?” ...

Susan Davis: Another Junket

Democratic congresswoman Susan Davis, by far the most prolific junketeer of either party in San Diego’s congressional delegation, managed to fit in an eight-day trip to Tokyo before Japan’s earthquake and nuclear disasters hit. The ...

April 20, 2011
Labor Pains for San Diego Police

The San Diego Police Officers Association has its hands full warding off efforts by city councilman and prospective mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio to make the City’s pension plan for cops into a 401(k) retirement system. ...

April 20, 2011
Letters

Pointless Labor With regard to your April 14 edition and Don Bauder’s article on redevelopment funds for all the churches in the poorer neighborhoods (“They Prey, We Pray,” “City Lights”), what difference does it make? ...

April 20, 2011
Angst and Assurance at Mission Hills UCC

Membership: 275 Pastor: Scott Landis Age: 55 Born: Souderton, Penn. Formation: Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pa.; Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ Years Ordained: 31 San Diego Reader: How long do you spend writing your ...

"A Bright Day," by W.H. Davies

My windows now are giant drops of dew The common stones are dancing in my eyes; The light is winged, and panting, and the world Is fluttering with a little fall or rise. See, while ...

April 20, 2011
Anonymous

They are 7 in number, just 7 in the terrible depths they are 7 bow down, in the sky they are 7 In the terrible depths, the dark houses They swell, they grow tall They ...

The Baja Pipeline

Thirty-Five Years Ago The temple sits on the bluffs at the southern edge of Encinitas, perched beside the ocean and the community like a kind of 25-acre transplant from India, uprooted halfway around the world ...

April 20, 2011
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