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Content for Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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New San Diego girl tries OkCupid, Plenty of Fish, Christian Mingle, Match.com, eharmony

“I never thought I would actually meet someone I’d want to marry from one of these sites.”

December 26, 2012
The man behind the Lennon conspiracy van

On Christmas Eve, I stumbled upon this van (pictured) on Newport Avenue, parked on Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach. The website “www.LennonMurderTruth, com” was written loud and clear on both sides of the van; and ...

December 26, 2012
Parental Guidance: Let the gags begin

A nonstop joke machine (Billy Crystal) and his equally overbearing wife (Bette Midler) are forced to spend time with their work-obsessed daughter (Marisa Tomei), son-in-law (Tom Everett Scott), and a trio of estranged grandchildren, all ...

December 26, 2012
Buena Vista Park — Arroyo Vista Trail

An urban park opens to a natural, semi-wild area with a creek and a dense riparian forest. No virgin forest, but there's shade in Buena Vista Park.

December 26, 2012
No.

When I tell friends I don’t “do” Christmas in the traditional gift-exchange sense, the most common reaction is, “How do you get away with that?” They never ask why — they just want to know ...

December 26, 2012
Charcoal House

Charcoal House Restaurant in La Mesa offers the Wrinkle Room, full of cougars and saber-toothed tigers.

December 26, 2012
Record-release roundup

Americana popsters the Midwinters will drop their sophomore EP All There Is on January 7. Two preview tracks are streaming online and available as free downloads: “Resign” and “Gets You By.” According to singer/guitarist Paul ...

December 26, 2012
Happy New Beer: 2012's Best Breweries

There were more new brewery openings than there were months in 2012, and the field is as varied as it is extensive, ranging from veteran brewers looking to challenge the big boys to guys with ...

Rosie Flores has something to hide behind

Rosie Flores apologizes for not making her scheduled gig at Queen Bee’s last year, but she got a counteroffer to play with Chuck Berry at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

December 26, 2012
Claudeo's goal to eat ice cream across America

Indie electro-pop duo Claudeo recently returned from their first U.S. tour.

December 26, 2012
Jessica Crosby’s in her cups

Jessica Crosby’s YouTube music video of her doing a cover version of “Cups” from the film Pitch Perfect.

December 26, 2012
The history of sports, abridged

End-of-the-world sports wrap-up, giving a final tip of the hat to the biggest sports stories Earth has ever known.

December 26, 2012
Hilarities and incompletions in 2012’s theater productions

THE YEAR IN REVIEW. The world’s most anticipated drama — its end — came and didn’t. Advocates of the apocalypse are probably scrambling for a new Day of Doom so they won’t have to face ...

December 26, 2012
Takes some green to chase away the holiday blues

“Viejas Outlet Center has the largest outdoor skating rink in Southern California.”

December 26, 2012
B-Side Players

We pause now at year’s end for a visit with some old friends: the B-Side Players. A trusty bunch of local loyalists, the Players have been a part of the hometown music scene for years. ...

December 26, 2012
I try to never wear the same thing twice

“When people ask what my favorite decade is, my answer is ‘Now.’”

December 26, 2012
Economy for 2013: San Diego worse than state, nation?

Are you tired of sluggish economic growth? Well, you could live in Europe, which is in a recession, or Japan, which has been struggling since 1989. Local economists look for slow growth in the United ...

December 26, 2012
Doug Manchester's La Jolla restaurant Amaya rattles neighbors

"If I could tell you there was going to be a restaurant there, or an art gallery, an office, or a bank — I would. I will tell you there is no definite plan for ...

December 26, 2012
The Reader's Inbox

Border Moguls I was reading your Neighborhood News article, “Border Bounty: Federal government settles border land lawsuit with county and state,” concerning Border Field State Park. That land that they’re disputing — in 1984 I ...

December 26, 2012
Verna Clark is never really sure how fast she's going

Name: Verna Clark Car: 2005 Chevy Cavalier What do you like about your car? It gets good gas mileage. Is there anything you don’t like about it? It’s kind of a piece of junk, but ...

December 26, 2012
Ring Out, Wild Bells

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light: The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. Ring out the old, ring in ...

December 26, 2012
Sponge for knowledge of all things weird

Imperial Beach blogger says she loves taking a stroll down everyone’s crazy block.

December 26, 2012
To God

To God How many things they say about you — that you created the expanding universe, or was it that the world’s people created you? Whose side do you choose? The rich — who take ...

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