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Aftermath of an Accident

A Caltrans worker surveyed the broken fence area where a car reportedly traveling west at 100 MPH went off the Ocean Beach freeway in the early morning hours of Monday, August 15. A woman identified ...

August 17, 2011
The Musical Recyclings of Alberta Cross

“Alberta Cross hasn’t had an original idea since the day they started,” if you follow music blogs or the rock press. The Cross sound is favorably compared to Van Morrison, the Black Crowes, the Band, ...

August 17, 2011
Home Is Where the Art Is

When the American furniture manufacturer Gustav Stickley returned from a trip to England in 1897, he brought back an idea promulgated by John Ruskin (social reformer, connoisseur, premier art critic of his day) and William ...

August 17, 2011
Aztec Radio

“We spent almost eight years in the lady’s room in Aztec Center.” Skot Norton, KCR faculty/staff advisor, makes no joke when he describes the many humble locations on campus that the KCR studios have been ...

August 17, 2011
Kids Swing Blue

Last month, several members of the 1990s hardcore/screamo band Swing Kids reunited for a European tour under the name Blue Note, with local All Leather guitarist Nathan Joyner in place of the late Eric Allen, ...

August 17, 2011
Bayview Orthodox Presbyterian Church

Membership: 100 Pastor: Roger Wagner Age: 62 Born: Burbank Formation: Westmont College, Santa Barbara; Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia; Westminster Seminary, Escondido Years Ordained: 38 San Diego Reader: How long do you spend writing your sermon? ...

August 17, 2011
Spicy English Muffin Pizza Bites

Recipe by Ben Diaz, Executive Chef, McCormick & Schmicks at The Omni Hotel My father was a chef. When I was about 15, he used to bring me into his kitchen to peel potatoes. I ...

August 17, 2011
Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare

Coral is far more red than her lips’ red; If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. I have seen roses damasked, red ...

August 17, 2011
Hocus, Better Than You

Hocus is fronted by Lando Martinez (aka Fat Lando), who retired from the U.S. Navy in 2008 after serving 20 years. “I’m a rarity,” he says. “I’ve served my country honorably, and I write great ...

August 17, 2011
Not a Quiet Room

In June, the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad closed its doors to remodel it’s galleries into an exploration of the history of American music and instrument-making from late 19th Century to present. “We’ve been ...

August 17, 2011
Stops and Starts

Last week, my iMac’s hard drive died by way of self-immolation. I’ve had computers die before, saying goodbye with a blue screen of death. One laptop emitted puffs of smoke from underneath its keyboard. But, ...

August 17, 2011
Stout Public House Is Hockey Central

Stout people? My first encounter with these guys was a heady night in June, at Stout Public House at Sixth and C. It seemed like all of Canada had turned up to drink the Vancouver ...

August 17, 2011
Bra Fitting

“As your Irish nanna would say, ‘A good-looking person looks good in anything,’” said hubby Patrick, as I tried on an evening gown for an upcoming wedding. “Assuming her bra fits properly,” I countered. “I’ve ...

August 17, 2011
Adventures with the Compost Pile

Homemade compost adds nitrogen and other nutrients to soils. It improves tilth and contributes to microbial action that greatly enhances plant health. No wonder throwing good stuff from the kitchen down the drain or sending ...

August 17, 2011
Nine-Ten Is Off the Charts

It’s been too long since I’ve eaten at Restaurant Nine-Ten, but I’m always hoping for an excuse to revisit, as the restaurant’s reputation has slowly rocketed (forgive the oxymoron). July marked their tenth anniversary, with ...

August 17, 2011
Letters

Plus And Minus Congratulations on a fine article regarding the new homeless storage program and its civil rights lawsuit (“Anatomy of a Good Idea,” “City Lights,” August 11). There are, however, things you did not ...

August 17, 2011
Wooden Shjips: Enigmatic As Ever

Here’s what you’re supposed to do if you want to make it as a rock band: Record with big-name producers, build an online presence, tour constantly, work with the most buzzed-about record labels, partner with ...

August 17, 2011
Reviews: The Whistleblower, One Day, Salvation Boulevard, Crime After Crime, The Future, Point Blank

The summer harvest, mid-August — we reap what we can: Rachel Weisz was excellent in Agora, one of the few movies to deal smartly with the cultural collapse of classical antiquity. Not many Americans paid ...

August 17, 2011
Painting the World

“I never got to interview him because [doctors] had taken his voice away, and I didn’t want to do that.” When Leucadia-based filmmaker Clint Burkett began work on a documentary about Steve White last year, ...

August 17, 2011
Heraclitus

(1) It is wise to hearken, not to me but to my word, and to confess that all things are one…. (57) Good and ill are one…. (59) Couples are things whole and things not ...

County Seeks Psychologist to Assess Workplace Threats and Romney Collects Money in La Jolla

It’s a dangerous place out there in the public sector. Witness the County of San Diego, currently seeking a contractor “experienced in risk assessment for public entities in potential workplace violence.” According to a request ...

New Calif. redevelopment law could stop Chargers stadium

When the economy weakens, resolve stiffens. Glum consumers do fewer giddy things. It’s becoming apparent that lack of buying by debt-sated consumers could push us into another recession, or close to one, and the pain ...

August 17, 2011
Barona and Sempra Provide Hospitality to Pols and Their Staff

Local politicos of both major parties continue to partake of the hospitality offered by Native American casinos around the county. During the second quarter of the year, according to state lobbyist disclosure filings, Barona spent ...

August 17, 2011
It's a Tough Crowd at Vista Boxing Ring

It's a tough crowd. It’s such a tough crowd th at no one believed the repeated messages that the killer left on the victim’s cell phone threatening to “bust a cap” into him. Until Hector ...

August 17, 2011
Tyler Adams uses mom and dad's identities to borrow $3 million

How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it isTo have a thankless child! — Shakespeare’s King Lear Tyler Adams is accused of using the identities of his mom and dad to run up more than $3 ...

August 17, 2011
El Dorado's Americano

Since the El Dorado Cocktail Lounge started offering what bartender Matthew Stanton calls “advanced cocktails” on its menu, he says they’ve been a hard sell to the status quo. In particular, Stanton says, he’d like ...

August 17, 2011
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