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Content for Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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San Diego's obsessive surfers

Interviews with San Diego surfers who describe the lengths they go to in search of stoke.

October 3, 2012
Aerial Assault on Larvae in Lakeside

This helicopter, owned by Hummingbirds Helicopters Inc. of Valley Center, was recently conducting an aerial assault on mosquito larvae in ponds along the San Diego River. This particular chopper was spraying larvicide onto the edges ...

October 3, 2012
Getting old-looking? Supercharge your skin!

My college friend Sarah is hitting a milestone birthday this year. The number shall remain secret. The ladies in our dance group want to shower her with gifts, and they’re thinking makeup. “Eve, can you ...

October 3, 2012
Navajo Canyon Open Space

Explore an urban canyon with a riparian area and over 100 palm trees.

October 3, 2012
Chula Vista Project Raises Ethics Questions for Council Members

Residents who live near a proposed development called Lake Pointe in the eastern part of Chula Vista were stunned that the city council voted last week to change the general plan to accommodate a 284 ...

October 3, 2012
Shepard Fairey's Graphic Activities

Shepard Fairey avoids a six-month prison sentence for lying to prosecutors.

October 3, 2012
Party with Centerfolds

Hardcore rap-rockers Hi Def Dynamite regroup after a decade apart.

October 3, 2012
A Tijuana Spring in the Entrepreneurial Sector

Today, out of the 35 shops at Pasaje Gomez, all but two are rented as artists’ spaces, bookstores, cafés, clothing stores, and even a music school.

October 3, 2012
Observation Hour

I thought it would take more than the promise of seeing a few dogs to incentivize making a trip to El Cajon in the middle of a heat wave. The temperature climbs one degree for ...

October 3, 2012
Eddie Long's '56 Pickup

Name: Eddie Long Car: 1956 GMC pickup; 1950 Ford sedan Is this your daily driver? Yes. I also have a ’50 Ford sedan. I’ve had a lot of older cars. What was your favorite car? ...

October 3, 2012
The Church of Yeshua Ha Mashiach

Membership: 50 Denomination: Nondenominational/interdenominational Pastor: Dennis Hodges Age: 57 Born: Chicago Formation: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; International Theological Seminary, Bradenton, FL; Ashford University, Clinton, IA Years Ordained: 7 years San Diego Reader: What is ...

October 3, 2012
Healing Sounds

"I don’t know how it happened.” Ricky Soltero is surprised to see the emergence of both shoegaze and dreampop in the rock clubs along Calle Sexta in downtown Tijuana. He plays there in a band ...

October 3, 2012
Was Ike Turner Murdered?

Jeanette Bazzell Turner believes there was a conspiracy to kill her former husband Ike Turner.

October 3, 2012
Partner in Grime

Thursday 4Longtime partner in grime Gaslamp Killer (Flying Lotus, Gonjasufi) this year broke out with his first solo set, the appropriately titled Breakthrough, out now via Lotus’s Brainfeeder label. GLK breaks down the shapes of ...

October 3, 2012
The Ultramind Solution

What are you reading? “The UltraMind Solution, by Dr. Mark Hyman. It’s about a doctor who had a very good diet when he was in college and medical school, but after he graduated and got ...

October 3, 2012
Yoga May Be More Swedish Than Indian; and College Area’s Eruv

Heymatt:Massage has been an effective therapy for thousands of years. It started a long time before there was a country called “Sweden.” So, how come it’s called “Swedish massage?” — E. Gregor, University City It’s ...

Feeling Manly

Slurpin’ at Pho Vinh Vietnamese Noodle House in deepest Chula Vista.

October 3, 2012
Surfacing

In writing this last poem I will have to include everything: the contests lost like tears in darkened theaters, the rain stopped on the waxed hood of the ambulance, my wet shoes — even the ...

October 3, 2012
Throwing Frisbee in Alaska

It's freezing, it's dark, it's time for Frisbee golf.

October 3, 2012
Sharks in Swampland

La Jolla Playhouse stages David Mamet's blowtorch comedy Glengarry Glen Ross.

October 3, 2012
Dr. Dog: Bad Band Name with Good Things Going for Them

The guys in Dr. Dog aren’t going to set any fashion trends. They aren’t particularly charismatic. They don’t have a sound that fits into a trendy cubbyhole. They don’t have a terribly interesting backstory. They ...

October 3, 2012
The Melodic Scheme of the Queers

Maybe we all hold a certain fascination for bands with offensive names. That, and there always has been, at least on my part, a compulsion to hear the inner voice of a class of people ...

October 3, 2012
Tax Hikes and California's Free Movie Grants

Times seem to be getting better for the City of San Diego, judging from a recent “request for quotation” for the cost of presenting free movies in local parks. According to the document, the expense ...

October 3, 2012
Brew House at Eastlake Closes — Why?

The Brew House at Eastlake closed its doors for good a couple days ago, leaving many more San Diegans out of work. On the morning of Monday, October 1, some employees and patrons were surprised ...

October 3, 2012
Rearranging the Lobby

A lot of top lobbyists, registered to do business at San Diego’s city hall, spent a busy summer shuffling their client lists around. The biggest and most intriguing of the changes, local political insiders say, ...

October 3, 2012
San Diego, one of the five richest cities in the U.S. Wow. Details?

Brains and bucks go together. Cities with the highest percentage of adults with a bachelor’s degree or more tend to enjoy higher household incomes. Look no further than San Diego. On September 20, the American ...

October 3, 2012
San Diego water bill outrage

A harrowing tale of San Diego’s waterworks bureaucracy.

October 3, 2012
Doing is King

The real estate market is like underwear.

October 3, 2012
Letters

Groceries & Free Speech I would like to comment on the News Ticker item, “False Arrest and Battery: Lawsuit filed over voter-registration arrest,” regarding a gentleman by the name of Ray Lutz. Apparently, Ray ran ...

October 3, 2012
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