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Content for Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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The tanda system of savings among Oceanside immigrants

Miguel Herrero, a Oaxacan native, has deep roots and profound trust in both places.

April 25, 2012
No More Road Dogging

“We’re going to put out teasers on the internet,” Scottie Blinn says, “and hope the show goes viral and possibly lands sponsors.” He is not particular who. “Taco stands, guitar-repair shops, car-parts stores, record stores.” ...

April 25, 2012
Sunny Rude Receives Nuisance Noise Citation

After being cited by party-pooping cops, Sunny Rude may have to pay almost $7000 to play about 35 minutes of music.

April 25, 2012
Almond-Crusted Portobello Mushroom

Katherine Humphus started as a restaurant hostess; now she gives you her almond-crusted Portobello mushroom recipe.

April 25, 2012
Big Heart and Kitchen

Judy the Beauty on Duty’s Big Kitchen serves a big breakfast in South Park.

April 25, 2012
Letters

In Control I applaud you, Barb, for having the courage to take back control of your life (“Diary of a Diva,” April 18). I have been on Lexapro as well as a dozen other drugs. ...

April 25, 2012
Immobile Phone

Do you not see this light blinking?” David squealed, in the same voice he uses when impersonating Vizzini from The Princess Bride, a character best known for the line, “Inconceivable!” “No,” I shrugged. “Phone’s behind ...

April 25, 2012
Santee Lakes Regional Park

Santee Lakes Regional Park, a waterfowl haven that started out as a wastewater treatment facility.

April 25, 2012
Tectonic Temple at Telemagica

“I have the habit of making seemingly insurmountable goals for myself,” says Joe Mousey, an art student, musician, and promoter who will be constructing a 20-foot-tall pyramid and six 4-foot pyramids for an upcoming outdoor ...

April 25, 2012
Wives, Mothers, and Sluts

Very little honor among certain sportsmen – looking at you (again), Tiger.

April 25, 2012
San Diego State’s Mouthpiece in Chief

San Diego State University’s $400,000 man, president Elliot Hirshman, is looking for a $45,000- to $50,000-a-year ghostwriter to be his “presidential communications manager,” according to a recent post by the university on the career networking ...

April 25, 2012
Marco Li Mandri wants to get around Prop 13

Residential property owners throughout San Diego might be finding an additional charge on their annual property-tax bills if a local businessman gets his way. The extra assessment would pay for enhanced services such as trash ...

April 25, 2012
Timothy Alan Simon: Commissioner with a Past

A California Public Utilities commissioner has his unimpressive/brow-raising track record laid out.

April 25, 2012
Record-Release Roundup

The release party for Dawn Mitschele’s EP Love Remains happens Friday, April 27, at Mueller College in University Heights. “I chose this venue because I got my start at Twiggs across the street before they ...

April 25, 2012
John Moores, Scandal Magnate

Ex–San Diego State University athletic director Jeff Schemmel exited Aztec Mesa back in November 2009, ejected by then–president Stephen Weber after it came to light in a divorce case that Schemmel had spent state funds ...

April 25, 2012
Sheriff Gore Seeks Analysts for Top-Secret Fusion Center

Attention all spies: San Diego county sheriff Bill Gore, himself an ex–FBI special agent, is in the market for those schooled in the dark arts of espionage. “The Sheriff’s Department is seeking proposals from qualified ...

April 25, 2012
Residents Gather to Foster Respect for Ocean Beach

Well over 200 Ocean Beach residents showed up between the veterans’ memorial and main lifeguard tower at the foot of Santa Monica Avenue on the afternoon of April 24. They were there for an event ...

fIREHOSE Rages Full On at Belly Up

As a gift to the good people of San Diego, the reunited fIREHOSE crammed a Belly Up set between their two Coachella weekend appearances. The band walked onstage with little fanfare to set up some ...

April 25, 2012
Bonnie Raitt's Slipstream

Blues-rock icon Bonnie Raitt's first studio album in seven years was worth the wait. In the album-cover photo of Raitt ascending stairs, she looks much younger than her senior-citizen status, and her voice and guitar ...

April 25, 2012
Crazy Happens Here All The Time

In Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman writes brilliantly about how the mind works and how we make decisions. He calls one of our most consistent errors “WYSIATI,” the assumption that “what you see is ...

April 25, 2012
Where Ants Go When It Rains

Where do ants go when it rains? Can man and woman live on milk and potatoes alone? Why is Antarctica a continent, but the Arctic isn’t?

April 25, 2012
The Dirty Brew of Short Eyes

Short Eyes claims to play “dirt pop” because “grunge” is dead.

April 25, 2012
No Sex in San Diego

Tease. Prude. The Virgin. Whore. Naive. Heart-breaker. Serial Dater. Bible Thumper. Megan Looney has been called all these things.

April 25, 2012
Little Hurricane Brings Roadwork to the Casbah

When talking about San Diego’s Little Hurricane, it’s best to get the White Stripes comparison out of the way first. Little Hurricane is a duo with a guy singing and playing guitar and a woman ...

April 25, 2012
The Greatest

What I remember most about Muhammad Ali Are not the fast hands and loose, graceful footwork, Or Manila or Zaire. Or even what came after­ — The slurred speech, the sad slow shuffle. No, what ...

April 25, 2012
Sonny Vincent Keeps It Real

Last week a writer posed this question to online magazine Slate: “Is Madonna too old to make Madonna music?” Sonny Vincent would have a laugh. He’s just turned 59 and has no trouble still being ...

April 25, 2012
What Now, Son!?

Thursday 26Between Beatlemania, La Bamba, and Walk Hard, singer/songsmith/guitarist Marshall Crenshaw has had a nice, quiet career in rock ’n’ roll. The New Yorker by way of Detroit surfaced in the early ’80s between disco ...

April 25, 2012
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