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Apple and Brown Butter Cake

Recipe by Amy Simpson, Pastry chef, Bertrand at Mr. A’s I grew up in a pretty traditional Italian family. And my mom and grandmother happen to be the best cooks in the whole world. One ...

December 7, 2011
Tijuana River Bridge Undergoes Reinforcement

The 50-year-old Tijuana River Bridge has been crossed by hundreds of thousands of pedestrians over the years. The structure replaced a wooden bridge, which had undergone several incarnations since the 1920s and was used for ...

December 7, 2011
DVD Xmas Review: Gremlins, Still Bill, Lethal Weapon

Erika Hughes Kindergarten teacher, Chula Vista Elementary School District Everyone has a “my Christmas movie,” the classic they watch religiously year after year. For me, that film is A Christmas Story. Watching Ralphie and his ...

December 7, 2011
In the Doghouse

David and I rarely argue. Bicker, sure, everyone bickers -- a cranky huff, a misunderstanding that leads to irritation, we are human after all. But argue? As in fundamentally disagree and dig our respective heels ...

December 7, 2011
Karen Boyd

Title: Karen Boyd Address: karenboyd.org Author: Karen Boyd From: Normal Heights Blogging since: January 2009 Post Title: Be Honest: Those Yellow Smileys Give You The Willies, Too. Post Date: August 9, 2011 From a business ...

December 7, 2011
Milton the Barber

The waiting area at Headlinerz Barbershop on El Cajon Boulevard looks like a swank doctor’s office. In one corner of the spacious room, five men wait on a leather-cushioned, L-shaped bench. The black, laquered floors ...

December 7, 2011
Sour Power

Of all the world’s adult beverages, beer offers the widest range of flavors for pairing with food. The vast number of taste combinations attained through mixing malt, hops, water, and yeast with an endless list ...

December 7, 2011
Fuzz-Huzzi Revival

Based in Imperial Beach, Fuzz-Huzzi is fronted by singer/guitarist Allen Camp. His late-’80s hardcore punk band Misguided Children was once booked by Eddie Vedder when the future Pearl Jam singer was organizing local shows. “We ...

December 7, 2011
That Meat Melts!

Whew. Walking, walking... North up Mission Boulevard. I’m in P.B. Looking for breakfast, dammit. Okay, so it’s lunchtime. Need a place that doesn’t cut off at 11:00 a.m. I come up on this guy in ...

December 7, 2011
Mountain lions, badgers, crows, falcons nibbling around the edges of San Diego

Midsummer. Japatul Valley, south of Alpine. Too hot to sleep indoors. Warren Storm-thunder snoozes in his hammock. He has slung it under trees down by a creek bottom near his isolated valley home. Then, around ...

December 7, 2011
Earth's Magnetic Field, Beer Bubbles, Silicon/Silicone Boobs

Dear Matthew: I learned that electrical power can be produced using magnets and other things. I know the Earth has a big magnetic field around it. Could this be used to generate power for the ...

December 7, 2011
Toy-tronica

“Our band utilizes modified children’s toys to create our sounds,” says Jacob Roske, one half of art-rock duo Beatrix*JAR. “It’s an art form called circuit bending, the creative short-circuiting of battery-powered devices like toys and ...

December 7, 2011
Little Extra Holiday Cash

Thursday 8“Well, it’s hard to get too bored when you pick the right two chords.” There’s the rub. Anti-folkie/cartoonist Jeffrey Lewis has a knack for the two-chord attack; like early Mountain Goats or Jonathan Richman, ...

December 7, 2011
Don't Take Exit 40

“That douchebag was definitely not at our show.” It’s James Smith, the Drowning Men’s singer on the phone from Boston. On November 18, a Friday night, the Oceanside band’s van was hit by a drunk ...

December 7, 2011
Holiday Makeup Tips: Highlighters, Glitters, and Sparkles

“I think the wintertime is a great time to use your highlighters, glitters, and sparkles because it’s cold and gray outside, and you want to liven up your skin a little bit,” offered Alexis Hoerres ...

December 7, 2011
Now You Know: Pal&Drome

Having grown up on the unevent horizon of suburban Rancho San Diego and rural Jamul, I was never accustomed to nightlife in my homogenized hometown. So it came as some surprise when, as a high ...

December 7, 2011
Boxer Rebellion: “The Best Men in Black”

Spin Magazine’s critic called Boxer Rebellion the “Best Men in Black,” following their performance this year at SXSW. Was that a reference to Johnny Cash? Will Smith? No. Spin tagged Boxer Rebellion as a standard ...

December 7, 2011
Soul of San Diego

Three and a half years ago, singer/songwriter Tori Roze played her first show with her current band the Hot Mess at the now defunct Portugalia in Ocean Beach. “The owner loved the turnout, so we ...

December 7, 2011
Super Bowl Count: Packers 13, Chargers 0

I’m assuming you’ve heard about the Green Bay Packers’ stock sale that began Tuesday. The defending Super Bowl champion and only publicly owned nonprofit franchise in SportsWorld, USA division, is offering 250,000 Green Bay Packers, ...

December 7, 2011
Tennis at the Casbah

The past few years in indie music have belonged to bands such as Vampire Weekend, who celebrate the fashion and sensibilities of East Coast trust-fund kids. But in recent months, we’ve become aware of how ...

December 7, 2011
Letters

We Need You, Go Away Although this week’s cover story is about using the SENTRI system to cross the border, the cover photo speaks volumes about the philosophies and policies of the United States and ...

December 7, 2011
Movie Review: Shame, London Boulevard, New Year's Eve

In the early moments of Shame, we learn that sex addict Brandon Sullivan (Michael Fassbender) has a huge member, as if nature was instructing him in the way he ought to go and he was ...

December 7, 2011
Rock the Cynics

‘What’s buzz? Tell me what’s a-happening!” “When do we arrive in Jerusalem?” “Will no one stay awake with me?” “Did Mohammed move a mountain, or was that just PR?” “Did you mean to die like ...

December 7, 2011
“And you as well must die”

And you as well must die, belovèd dust, And all your beauty stand you in no stead; This flawless, vital hand, this perfect head, This body of flame and steel, before the gust Of Death, ...

December 7, 2011
San Diego has a civic inferiority complex

San Diego needs counseling. If you could bring back a great name from the past to give advice, who would it be? Real estate wizards Alonzo Horton or John Spreckels? Civic activist George Marston, who ...

December 7, 2011
Mary Walshok at the Oasis

UCSD’s associate vice chancellor for Extended Studies and Public Programs and professor of sociology Mary Lindenstein Walshok has long been noted around campus for her many extracurricular activities. She’s on the board of La Jolla ...

December 7, 2011
Victors Write Chula Vista's History? Politicians Do

Chula Vista turned 100 this year. Along with holding celebrations, the city published a centennial book detailing the growth of San Diego County’s second-largest city. A popular adage maintains that history is written by the ...

December 7, 2011
Jerry Sanders and San Diego County Play Computer Santa

San Diego’s budget has been out of whack for years, but that hasn’t stopped Mayor Jerry Sanders from embarking on a pre-Christmas shopping spree, starting with an elaborate new computerized scheduling system for the police ...

December 7, 2011
Susan Davis Seeks Holiday Funds

The holiday season presents an excuse for politicians to stage fund-raising parties. On Tuesday of this week, San Diego Democratic congresswoman Susan Davis was to hold a home-cooked omelet event at her house on E ...

December 7, 2011
A Very She and Him Christmas

The two best-selling Christmas albums this year are Christmas from crooner Michael Buble, who channels Sinatra and Dino Martin's jazzy renderings of Christmas albums past, and A Very She and Him Christmas, a future classic ...

December 7, 2011
The Beautiful and Brutal My Morning Jacket

Virtuosity is the name of the game when the Louisville-based My Morning Jacket takes the stage. The band's dynamic instrumentation makes it impossible to tell where one note ends and the next begins, where the ...

December 7, 2011
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