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Chula Vista's Sumach Ecks went from beat producer and rapper and then left

Sumach Ecks, aka Gonjasufi, went from under-the-radar beat producer and rapper to a dreadlock-shrouded icon with the 2010 Warp Records A Sufi and a Killer, a collection of psychedelic hip-hop tracks featuring Ecks’s craggy, overdriven ...

San Diego Mayoral Candidates’ Opinions on the New Chargers’ Stadium Issue

Despite the Chargers' losing season, negotiations over a new stadium (the results of which may or may not see the team leave the city) remain at the forefront of San Diego's political discussions. During the ...

January 18, 2012
Crispy Chicken Thighs

I remember coming home from school in junior high and watching this show called Great Chefs, Great Cities. I watched it every day. When one of my guidance counselors in high school told me about ...

January 18, 2012
Mean Beans

As a longtime San Diego resident, I’ve often been puzzled as to why, in a city full of amazing Mexican food stands, anyone would go to Taco Bell or Jack in the Box. Why order ...

January 18, 2012
You Have To Know Yourself

“This is my Harley,” says Junior with pride. He hovers over the motorized kiddie motorcycle, which sits in the living room of Chris and Laura’s Santee home. Junior is five; his sister Lizzie is three. ...

January 18, 2012
Serious Coffee

It hangs below four others like it, an ancient rifle from ancient wars. Did it kill people? Did it save someone’s life? As I stand in line waiting for coffee and something to eat, I ...

January 18, 2012
Giving Thanks to the San Diego Music Foundation

From the appreciative letters that San Diego elementary school students have sent to the San Diego Music Foundation: “Dear Mrs. Taylor, Thank you for the beautiful guitars that you gifted us. We are very greatful. ...

January 18, 2012
Elephant Revival at AMSD

Daniel Rodriguez tells this story about the origin of his band’s name, Elephant Revival: “Our bass player busked outside the elephant cage at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago,” he says, where two elephants had ...

January 18, 2012
Major Label Machine

Kansas City native Jason “Captain Blackie” Blackmore has been playing guitar and singing in San Diego for over 11 years now, but before the Turf Club doorman began blowing the roof off of local venues ...

January 18, 2012
Tallsharon’s Extraordinary Adventures

Title: Tallsharon’s Extraordinary Adventures Address: afortunatelife.net Author: Sharon J. Corrigan From: Carlsbad Blogging since: 2008 Post Title: Bitches Brew Post Date: Saturday, November 6, 2010 It’s 3 a.m., and we are headed home from the ...

January 18, 2012
So, you think your boss is a psycho

Hiya Matt: I haven’t actually worked for too many bosses, so maybe this isn’t true for everybody, just for me. Out of three bosses I have had two of them turned out to be crazy. ...

January 18, 2012
Inner Vibration

in November, musicians/promoters Michael Mannino and Arian Banki threw a party called Inner Vibration at a private residence near Vista in celebration of a close friend who passed away in June. Preston Grover was a ...

January 18, 2012
¡Mexitronicaaaaaaa!

Thursday 19America’s Finest! Where punk rockers wear Dockers! SoCal punk perennials Total Chaos hit Brick by Brick with them drunkin’ punkin’ idiots D.P.I. and Social Spit spinning a maelstrom of a pit. Rob Chaos and ...

January 18, 2012
Sonic Extravaganza at the San Diego Experimental Guitar Show

“A few years ago, there was talk in certain music publications about the death of the guitar,” says Sam Lopez, curator of the San Diego Experimental Guitar Show. “Notions were made that this archaic instrument ...

January 18, 2012
Dashboard Confessional Unplugged: Chris Carrabba

The New York Times’ Jon Caramanica recently wrote that mainstream rock has become zombified, that even country music has shown more experimentation than rock in recent years. He raises some interesting points, but his article ...

January 18, 2012
Will Indianapolis Heal Madonna?

The 49ers beat New Orleans, and Alex Smith is redeemed. The San Francisco QB, in crunch-chomp time, game on the line, threw a touchdown pass, a 14-yarder to Vernon Davis, with nine seconds left in ...

January 18, 2012
North Coast Rep stages James Goldman’s Lion in Winter

Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, their sons Richard I and King John: mighty names, each exuding historical import. Henry II dressed like a commoner and ruled, at one point, from Scotland to the Pyrenees. His ...

January 18, 2012
Belly Dance Your Belly Away

New Year, new me, etc. Maybe lose weight with…belly dancing! “I’ve danced my whole life,” said Sabrina (858-337-1728; sabrinabellydancer.com). “I studied dance at UC Irvine, and in my second year I saw belly dancers at ...

January 18, 2012
Pinyon Wash/Harper Flat

This hike takes you up Pinyon Wash, lined with wildflowers in the spring, and into Harper Flat, an extensive area of Native American use. At the end of Pinyon Wash Road, the well-marked trail takes ...

January 18, 2012
I Almost Died

“When I was in the Bay Area for the holidays with my family,” says singer/songwriter Kenny Eng, “I broke my hip, two left ribs, my left scapula, my C6 vertebrae in my neck, and punctured ...

January 18, 2012
Elder's Dead Roots Stirring

What the heck does “dead roots stirring” mean? Is it meant to evoke horror? When one stops and considers, dead roots stirring could be kind of horrible. But it’s never made sense to over-analyze stoner ...

January 18, 2012
Chinese, It’s the New Spanish

Robert Dorsey is not Chinese, but he drives 25 miles from El Cajon to Point Loma every morning so his two daughters can learn to speak, read, and write in Mandarin. “In my culture, it’s ...

January 18, 2012
Stearman Flips Over at Montgomery Field

Former naval aviator Bill Wachtler of Solana Beach is an engineer with multiple patents to his name. He still flies a Stearman biplane, the kind of two-seater used for training at North Island before and ...

January 18, 2012
Chili Pepper Report

Fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers awaiting their sold-out show scheduled for Wednesday, February 29, at the Valley View Casino Center, will need to cool their heels until September 23. It was announced on ...

January 18, 2012
Redevelopment promoters weep over supreme court decision

"The good news is the bad news — that the state is desperate for money,” says Richard Rider. If the state’s books were in good shape, the corporate welfare lobby would probably succeed in getting ...

January 18, 2012
Judge’s Double-Dipping Pool 

With public pension costs going through the roof, the stock market flat, and a shortage of tax dollars to make up the difference, politicians everywhere say they’re looking for ways to force “double-dippers” — government ...

January 18, 2012
Government Grants Fund San Diego Sports Commission

The San Diego Sports Commission paid its president Alan Kidd a total of $165,477 during the 12 months ending in June 2010, according to the nonprofit group’s most recent Internal Revenue Service report. The group ...

January 18, 2012
Ultra Deep Field

Note from Lover Number 403 These photons traveled 13 billion years So you could see them on your laptop screen Ten thousand blips of light, each one A galaxy in its own right, each one ...

January 18, 2012
Letters

Paint Fight I love the idea of Painting with Prudence, mainly because I’ve come to terms with the fact that I am not an artist (“Check Out My Sizzle Reel,” Cover Story, January 12). Bob ...

January 18, 2012
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