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Content for Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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San Diego ranks neither in top ten or bottom ten of debt-ridden

How some San Diegans (including the author) paid their way out of sleep-depriving debt.

July 25, 2012
“Safe Access Now!” Shout Pro-Pot Protesters at Downtown Rally

An estimated 50 people showed up in front of the downtown Federal Courthouse on Wednesday, July 25, to protest the closing of medical marijuana dispensaries countywide. The rally, held at noon, was directed against federal ...

Musical Booty Call

Jammingout.net will help you find a jam session to sit in on anywhere you travel. First, though, the designers need $25,000 to $250,000 to finish the website.

July 25, 2012
High Urban Cooking

“People started looking back, to find how they had survived pre–Burger King.”

July 25, 2012
Record-Release Roundup

Stick Figure launches their full-length Burial Ground at 710 Beach Club on July 28. “We’ll have some limited-edition T-shirts,” says Scott Woodruff, who recorded the album with reggae singer Half Pint and longtime musical co-conspirator ...

July 25, 2012
Beer and Barbeque, in That Order

Go gobble on the mountain — a revisit to Julian’s Bailey Wood Pit Barbeque.

July 25, 2012
Steph Johnson left banking, funk, and R&B for jazz

Interview with Steph Johnson, making strides on the jazz front after dumping the funk and R&B.

Nothing Left to Lose

I’ve got drugs on the brain, mostly because of my current surroundings. I’m on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, to attend my man’s annual photographic art exhibition at the Granary Gallery and visit my in-laws, ...

July 25, 2012
Engelmann Oak Loop Trail — Daley Ranch

View the somewhat rare Englemann live oaks from a relatively secluded trail.

July 25, 2012
Burning of Rome's Pleasing and Strange New Disc

If Burning of Rome’s September CD release doesn’t go big, will they have to return to their day jobs?

July 25, 2012
Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles

Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles started out their career playing for spare change on the University of Minnesota campus, and — in a move that is exceedingly rare among college-campus buskers — they soon ...

July 25, 2012
Don't Embarrass the Hells Angels

Eric Wayne Thorsgard was in the worst possible situation. He was taken into custody, accused of beating up somebody in the alley outside a biker bar in Oceanside. That wasn’t the worst part. Eric is ...

July 25, 2012
The Education of a Young Councilman

Fourth District San Diego councilman Tony Young caused a disgruntled stir in some quarters when word got around city hall in late June that he was taking the month of July off to attend a ...

July 25, 2012
It’s Not All Sexy Times in the Face-Painting Biz

‘Face painting gets a bad rap,” said Megan Norgan of the Rosy Glow Paint Co. (858-633-ROSY; rosyglowpaintco.com). “People think it has that carny feel or that it’s cookie-cutter. But my aim is to show it ...

July 25, 2012
Church Bells Chime Again in Tijuana

The Catedral de Nuesta Señora de Guadalupe (Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe) in downtown Tijuana was bestowed historical monument status on Sunday, July 23. Construction of the church, located on the corner of Niños ...

July 25, 2012
Competitive Canaries

Interview with David Benites of the San Diego Canary Club.

July 25, 2012
Zeros to Heroes

The Zeros regroup (again) for another tour.

July 25, 2012
Cal Fire’s Mission Has Changed

California State Assembly Bill x1 29 calls for an annual “fire prevention benefit fee” of up to $150 per “habitable structure.”

July 25, 2012
Horning In

If there were any uncertainties about Bill Horn’s intention to run for reelection yet again in 2014, the incumbent GOP county supervisor dispelled them on July 4 by signing a “candidate intention statement” he filed ...

July 25, 2012
League of California Cities Touts Openness but Shuns Disclosure Requirements

What does San Diego get out of the Sacramento-based League of California Cities?

July 25, 2012
Dead Feather Moon

It’d be a stretch, but you could say that Dead Feather Moon started in an Escondido high school. “That’s where I met two of the guys who are in the band,” says Justen Berge, who ...

July 25, 2012
Keep the Aspidistra Flying, by George Orwell

What are you reading? “Keep the Aspidistra Flying, by George Orwell. It’s a novel set in 1930s London, and it follows mostly the interior life and misadventures of Gordon Comstock, a former copywriter turned poet/bookstore ...

July 25, 2012
Prince Chapel by the Sea African Methodist Episcopal Church

Grow, glow, and go at Prince Chapel by the Sea African Methodist Episcopal Church.

July 25, 2012
"Spots on the Wall"

Before the final night hits us Let’s examine the spots on the wall: Some resemble plants And others mythological creatures. Hippogryphs, dragons, salamanders. But those that resemble atomic explosions Are the strangest of them all. ...

July 25, 2012
A Slow-Moving Meditation

Title: I Have A Voice Too Address: ihaveavoicetoo.com Author: Matthew Melao From: Santee Blogging since: March 2012 Post Title: A Slow-Moving Meditation Post Date: June 23, 2012 The best way to explore a city is ...

July 25, 2012
Letters

Confusion Junction I’m calling in reference to “That Could Never Happen to Me” (July 19 cover story). I was kind of disappointed. I love your stories; you do good work. But with this one here, ...

July 25, 2012
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