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Content for Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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A Resolve to Not Resolve

The third week of January, and it seems about the right time to check in on how any New Year’s resolutions might be going. Me? Since you ask, I no longer make them. That is, ...

January 19, 2011
Slimmer of Hope

The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books — how not to eat what you’ve just learned how to cook. — Andy Rooney I delight in playing hostess to out-of-towners. I use ...

January 19, 2011
Shrimp Scampi

Recipe by José Sanchez, executive chef, Point Loma Café. I grew up in Mexico City and came to the U.S. in 1975. I came here looking for a better life and started working in a ...

January 19, 2011
Flee the Limelight of the Golden Globes

The awards season swaggers on, but I shall refrain from commenting on the 68th Golden Globes, held last Sunday. Let us flee the limelight: Inspector Bellamy In the great harvest of film exploration and innovation ...

January 19, 2011
Community of Hope Church of the Nazarene

Contact: 3310 Bancroft Drive, Spring Valley, 91977; 619-587-8106 Membership: 150 Denomination: Evangelical Christian (Church of Nazarene) Pastor: Mariota Sola Age: 45 Born: Apia, Samoa Formation: Lighthouse Bible College, American Samoa Years Ordained: 21 San Diego ...

January 19, 2011
Here's the Deal: Imperial House

Rick Lyon taught himself the piano playing to jazz records and drawing from his experience on the accordion. He’s played aboard ships in the Navy, overseas, and at many a bar, lodge, and party. Now ...

January 19, 2011
Now You Know: Liquid Geometry

“The morning of the festival I didn’t have a sound system or generators,” says Joe Mousey, a member of the psychedelic rock band Pilots and organizer with the Liquid Geometry arts and music collective. The ...

January 19, 2011
Double Vision

When Henry Luce launched LIFE magazine in 1936, he was on a storytelling mission. He said he wanted to edit photographs “into a coherent story and harness the main stream of optical consciousness.” He wanted ...

January 19, 2011
Letters

Clarification In a website blog story called “San Diegans Dominate Delinquent Tax List,” which appeared on April 11, 2010, our writer Don Bauder included Dr. Ronald Petrillo in a list of delinquent taxpayers that was ...

January 19, 2011
A School Principal’s Reflections on Race

At 10:25 a.m. on the last Wednesday in October, the auditorium at Adams Elementary School in Normal Heights buzzes with the voices of parents and children waiting for the student-recognition assembly to begin. The parents ...

January 19, 2011
Cataracts and Hurricanoes, by Joseph O'Brien

—for Poff We settled to great small talk on the back porch Despite green skies and scratchy radio warnings; The beer was cold and the rain came down in sheets To simmer a stew in ...

January 19, 2011
I Cry Drum and Bass

“I don’t know what it is about drum and bass,” Tyler “Ridda” Rosier says from a barstool at the Ruby Room in Hillcrest, “but it is the most addictive, infectious music I’ve ever heard.” Ridda ...

January 19, 2011
Reverend Stickman: Nearly Beloved

“I play alternative folk rock, with a twist of the blues,” says San Diego singer-songwriter Reverend Stickman. “The music is a guitar-driven and an unconventional fusion of Americana and alternative. Most of my songs are ...

January 19, 2011
Why Rotate Your Tires?

Every year, Patrick resolves to lose that spare tire. Every year, he fails. And then he complains about it. He caught me at a low point last week, and I barked back, “Well, why not ...

January 19, 2011
We Love Jerry at Tin Fish Gaslamp

Late Sunday afternoon. Hungry for fish. Just got off the trolley at the Gaslamp, bottom of Fifth. I see I have a choice, har-de-har. Lou & Mickey’s, Nobu, Tin Fish. As they say, no contest. ...

January 19, 2011
The Making of Fowl Play

Thirty-Five Years AgoI find an annoying monotony in [Tennessee] Williams from play to play: always the lecherous, oppressive Southern summer, always the longing for emotional closeness that can only be expressed through a sexual desire ...

January 19, 2011
Silva Futures

After a 15-year absence, Bill Silva, who started promoting concerts in the ’70s while a student at UCSD and went on to produce shows by Pearl Jam, Madonna, Cher, and Depeche Mode, is back doing ...

January 19, 2011
Stanley Peak in Daley Ranch

The recent purchase of a parcel of land on the east border of the Daley Ranch preserve in Escondido ensures that hikers can now visit boulder-dotted Stanley Peak, a summit that formerly lay just out ...

January 19, 2011
Blood Sucka David J

David J, former bassist for Brit goth-rock bands Bauhaus and Love and Rockets, isn’t straying far from his goth roots. On Saturday, January 22, the North County denizen will appear at North Park venue Bar ...

January 19, 2011
Steel Train: Terrible Thrills

Steel Train came out of New Jersey six years ago when they signed to Drive-Thru — the same label that brought us emo acts Dashboard Confessional and New Found Glory — but it quickly became ...

January 19, 2011
Average Easy Comforts of La Playa Bistro

La Playa is a sweet little neighborhood spot that its neighborhood obviously embraces — it was packed on a Thursday night. The Lynnester (slim, chic, and currently very blond) arrived early and seemed to be ...

Antiques Roadshow Needs to Appraise the Appraisers

“I was just trying to get on television,” says über-collector and longtime eBay hawker Duane Dimock. It was while haunting Kobey’s swap meet and the garage-sailing circuit that Dimock first heard that the TV program ...

January 19, 2011
Bowling’s Back on Network TV!

I realize many of you were mindlessly following the sports fashion of the moment, watching the Packers and Falcons grind through another ho-hum NFL playoff game. Well, that’s too bad, especially since you could have ...

January 19, 2011
Get Your Mind Blown at Til-Two, Your Thoughts Rocked at Kava

Thursday 20When actress Ellen Page was asked by writer Diablo Cody what she thought the smartypants teen would be listening to in their hit flick Juno, Page said it had to be Moldy Peaches. That ...

January 19, 2011
Eric Johnson: Cliffs of Dover at 4th&B

Frank Zappa said this: “The disgusting stink of a too-loud electric guitar…now that’s my idea of a good time.” I submit that no other musical instrument has caused as many arguments as the electric guitar. ...

January 19, 2011
Rabbi Samuel ben Abraham Laniado

From Keli Hemda, (in N. Glatzer, ed., In Time and Eternity) “…you shall. Love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord…” [Leviticus 19:18]. …This explains two things. First, since the souls that are as ...

San Diego's antismoking law – cause of fires and second-hand smoke

On September 29, Blease Johnson moved the old sofa in his living room to the curb outside his apartment building, near the intersection of 36th Street and Monroe Avenue in Normal Heights. The sofa was ...

January 19, 2011
San Diego Tech Stocks Give You Butterflies

"Risk” is not a naughty four-letter word. At least, that’s what our central bank, the Federal Reserve, keeps telling us. The Fed is openly stating that it is flooding the nation with liquidity so people ...

January 19, 2011
Sheriff's Department Shopping for Bomb Truck

With all the hubbub surrounding the destruction of that bombmaker’s house in Escondido, it comes as no surprise that the San Diego sheriff’s department is in the market for a new “Law Enforcement Bomb Truck,” ...

January 19, 2011
Craig Venter Lab at UCSD on Regents' Agenda

Whether famed UCSD alumnus and genetic-engineering legend Craig Venter will get to lease a parcel of choice UCSD campus land was set to be quietly taken up by University of California regents at their San ...

January 19, 2011
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