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Content for Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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News & Stories

Tijuana Storm Drains Release Sewage and Trash

Storm drains that lead to the Tijuana River estuary outlet just north of the pedestrian bridge (alongside the construction of the Chaparral border-crossing station) have recently emitted effluent known as aguas negras (“black waters”). Within ...

September 5, 2012
Renewable Sandwich Bags

Reusable sandwich bags reviewed.

September 5, 2012
Out of This World. Past Mars.

Ed chews at Baja Oyster & Sushi Bar in Nestor.

September 5, 2012
Letters from the End of the World, Part Two

Letters from Tetsuzo “Tets” Hirasaki, an interned Japanese-American at Poston, Arizona, during WWII.

We Opened the Bar

Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper will hook up at this year’s Adams Avenue Street Fair.

September 5, 2012
Unconscious Woman at Bus Stop

Shortly after 2 p.m. on September 3, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department paramedics and a Rural/Metro ambulance responded to a 911 call regarding an unconscious female at Fourth Avenue and Broadway. Upon arrival, emergency personnel found ...

St. Mark's United Methodist Church

Interview with pastor Craig Dorval of St. Mark United Methodist Church.

September 5, 2012
Digital Diggin'

Interview with Trill promoter Andre Power.

September 5, 2012
Flakes Turn to Dust

When I pulled up at Mike’s studio and his car was nowhere in sight, my gut clenched with comprehension. I knew even as I was texting “Where are you?” that Mike was a no-show. My ...

September 5, 2012
Sic Alps Make Dark Comedy of Rock and Roll

What got my attention focused on Sic Alps was the cover they did of Throbbing Gristle’s “United.” Not an easy task for a band with, say, a more ordered sound, but a perfect fit for ...

September 5, 2012
Big League Zebras; the Speed of Thought

Referee college and the speed of thought (uncorrelated).

September 5, 2012
The Erica Show

Erica Putis plans a San Diego-centric music TV program.

September 5, 2012
Pacific Crest Trail: Kitchen Creek Road to Cibbets Flat

This trek is along a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail, beginning at the junction with Kitchen Creek Road. It starts on a ridgeline with expansive views of backcountry and south toward Mexico and Cameron ...

September 5, 2012
Regrouping: Spinoff bands from the Screamin’ YeeHaws

With the Reader’s local-music database now topping 3200 bands, 1000 MP3s, and over 8100 musicians, several new bands (and a few reunited ensembles) will soon be competing for your dollars and downloads. Cowpunk singer Nick ...

September 5, 2012
Block No. 16 Union and Spirits’ Junior Exec

As the political season heats up, Block 16 Union & Spirits manager Johnny Leal is holding fast to the party line. “A lot of the stuff we do at the Block,” he tells me, “is ...

September 5, 2012
Terry Malts' Retro Shake

A friend of mine says Terry Malts sound like the perfect combination of the Ramones and Jesus and Mary Chain: simple, irresistibly catchy rock ’n’ roll songs full of guitar feedback. Most of the bands ...

September 5, 2012
Brian Holwerda Gets Weird

"Blackout Party came together a few years back as a bluesy, unplugged, acoustic-folk project,” says singer/guitarist Brian Holwerda. “The ‘Blackout’ was actually a reference to us playing without electricity at the time. We’ve since morphed ...

September 5, 2012
The Touch and How to Use It

Congressman Bob Filner, running for mayor against city councilman Carl DeMaio, is being warily eyed by the ranks of the city’s lobbyists. But after his recent flip-flop in support of Irwin Jacobs’s controversial plan to ...

September 5, 2012
More San Diego Convention Center Lies

San Diego Convention Center expansion boosters knowingly cooked the books to fool the public and justify the project.

September 5, 2012
John Clayborne Kerr tried to invade a Carlsbad home through a doggie door

One Tuesday afternoon last June, Donna heard a noise that sounded as if someone had come over her backyard fence. Her dogs heard the noise, too. “The dogs started going crazy,” she said. “I was ...

September 5, 2012
Enviros try to stop channelization in Tijuana's Colonia Chilpancingo

The government plans to develop the last remaining wild stretch of the Rio Alamar in an outdated fashion.

September 5, 2012
Shamu Bucks

Shamu bucks GOP county supervisor Ron Roberts has been getting credit for a lot of free SeaWorld passes lately, donations made at the “behest” of Roberts by the Competitor Group, the San Diego–based outfit that ...

September 5, 2012
Letters

Grow Up Since produce is grown and not manufactured, your cover story on rare fruit (August 23) should have been titled “Grown in San Diego” rather than “Made in San Diego.” Robert Lernervia email This ...

September 5, 2012
With Heart On Sleeve

Blog entry of Casey McCarthy, who quit her U.N. job in Cambodia and moved to America for love.

September 5, 2012
Sympathy

I know what the caged bird feels, alas! When the sun is bright on the upland slopes; When the wind stirs soft through the springing grass, And the river flows like a stream of glass; ...

September 5, 2012
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