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Content for Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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Still fat –fFrom Webster Elementary to Pershing Jr. High to law school to single motherhood

I didn’t know who this poor girl was to be so hated by Jimmy, but I felt sorry for her. I was the lucky girl who got to share a desk with him. “It’s YOU!” ...

December 5, 2012
Carlsbad power outage prompts reminder

Last Friday, November 30, I was reminded of the dangers of electricity as I ignored orange safety cones and approached SDG&E workers at an open transformer box at Melrose Drive and Rancho Santa Fe Road. ...

December 5, 2012
Federal government settles border land lawsuit with county and state

On Tuesday, December 4, the federal government agreed to pay $7 million to the county parks, state parks, and California Coastal Conservancy for land that was condemned in order to build additional layers of border ...

Weird noise manglers

Marcelo Radulovich of Nice World creates music on his iPod and iPhone.

December 5, 2012
Ma's the backbone

Ma Eugenia’s Kitchen in Logan Heights prepares several traditional stews daily.

December 5, 2012
Steve Haney has found himself in some wild, unexpected places

‘My band Jungle Fire was recently asked to make an appearance on the Showtime season finale of their show Dexter,” says Mission Valley percussionist Steve Haney, who also plays with the Anthology House Band and ...

December 5, 2012
Le Pew

David’s parents seemed surprised when, upon entering their house, David remarked, “So, Riley got skunked again, huh?” “How did you know zat?” Ency asked. “What do you mean, how did — I can smell it,” ...

December 5, 2012
The atomic weight of the Mountain Goats

My phone conversation with Mountain Goats mastermind John Darnielle gets off to a bad start when I ask him about his love of black metal. He corrects me: he is a fan of death metal, ...

December 5, 2012
Concussions trump guns in the NFL

Sympathy for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher; minimal thoughts for his 22-year-old girlfriend Kasandra Perkins after Belcher’s act of murder-suicide.

December 5, 2012
Gina Granier's Prius has bells and whistles

Name: Gina Granier Car: 2008 Toyota Prius Do you like it? I love it. I like its fuel efficiency and its comfort. I think Toyota has done a really good job making a sedan that’s ...

December 5, 2012
America's Finest Mural

A temporal mural that's stood time's test.

Alcoholic Pass Trail

A short, steep desert trail gives bird’s eye view of canyons and mountains.

December 5, 2012
Video stars of city hall

No one’s naming names, but somebody over at San Diego city hall wanted to be video star. Before the recording began, however, an opinion from City Attorney Jan Goldsmith was sought. “Does a member of ...

December 5, 2012
Dropping trou in North County

Coda Reactor frontman Miles Orff gets ejected from Boar Cross’n for dropping his trousers in protest over his band’s abbreviated set.

December 5, 2012
4th & beyond

With the court’s recent 4th&B verdict, will Public Enemy still take the stage at the downtown venue on December 12?

Have all San Diego mayors been weasels?

Hey Matthew:Has there been a mayor in the history of the San Diego who hasn’t been generally considered a self-serving weasel?— Fred I guess it’s a general rule of thumb for any public official: give ...

December 5, 2012
Twelves are wild

Thursday 6I’m not going to geek out on the Black Crowes or the super-soulful singing of that blues-rock jamboree’s ringleader. I’m not. (Dave crowed enough in this week’s Of Note for both of us.) I ...

December 5, 2012
Organic dream

I couldn’t believe the sunshine, 75 degrees, a soft wind playing over my skin. My husband and I grinned as we made our way from where we’d parked our car on Narragansett Avenue to Ranchos ...

December 5, 2012
Chris Robinson Brotherhood: where Southern twang meets rock and roll decadence

My favorite Chris Robinson story takes place in a beach bar, back when the Black Crowes was playing small venues. Someone in the audience had bounced a lime wedge off his brother’s dome. He stopped ...

December 5, 2012
You will get hoodwinked on San Diego stadium costs

On August 17 of last year, San Diego Chargers flack Mark Fabiani told a KPBS audience that local taxpayers would have to pick up most of the tab for a new stadium so the team ...

December 5, 2012
Solutions for Change goal is to take 200 families out of homelessness

Jennifer Pankey, a formerly homeless mother of two, works five days a week inside a greenhouse tending the lettuce and basil crops at Solutions Farms, an aquaponics farm in Vista. She works silently as she ...

December 5, 2012
Letters

Sleepless in University Heights The comments printed with “Like Beirut,” News Ticker, support the repeated complaints I have heard regarding noise from helicopters — especially at night. Despite living in a relatively low crime area, ...

December 5, 2012
Desmond Smith on Grisham's King of Torts and numerology

What are you reading? “Two books, actually. I’m finishing up The King of Torts, by John Grisham, and I’m reading a book on numerology.” Tell me about the Grisham. “It’s about a lawyer. He’s, like, ...

December 5, 2012
Top-secret sky spies

National drone watchdogs have been having trouble getting details about San Diego County’s plans, if any, for robotic aerial intelligence gathering. But county documents confirm that Sheriff Bill Gore is eager to proceed with at ...

December 5, 2012
Developer gets cracking on unapproved Chula Vista project

Chula Vista residents who have been battling the city and the developer about a proposed 284-condo/apartment complex in eastern Chula Vista were alarmed last week when earth-movers appeared on the scene. Barney Reed, a spokesperson ...

December 5, 2012
Toxic county outsourcing

As the sheriff shops for high-tech spy gear, the county is looking to farm out its “response services to hazardous materials incidents,” according to a November 8 request for information from would-be contractors. “There are ...

December 5, 2012
Hometown horror, cont.

Tales from a San Diego landlord with shady tenants.

December 5, 2012
Love Poem to My Husband of Thirty-One Years

I watch you walk up our front path, the entire right side of your body stiff and unbending, your leg dragging on the ground, your arm not moving. Six different times you ask me the ...

December 5, 2012
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