Content for Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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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 ...

Renewable Sandwich Bags

“Each plastic bag takes over 1000 years to break down.”

Reusable sandwich bags reviewed.

Out of This World. Past Mars.

“We’d stop, throw them a bottle of whiskey, and they’d shower every kind of fish on us.”

Ed chews at Baja Oyster & Sushi Bar in Nestor.

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.

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.

Digital Diggin'

Interview with Trill promoter Andre Power.

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 ...

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 ...

The Erica Show

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

Pacific Crest Trail: Kitchen Creek Road to Cibbets Flat

Hike to a tumbling creek among cottonwoods and willows.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

More San Diego Convention Center Lies

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

John Clayborne Kerr tried to invade a Carlsbad home through a doggie door

"Chased him down the street”

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 ...

Enviros try to stop channelization in Tijuana's Colonia Chilpancingo

Showdown on the Rio Alamar

The government plans to develop the last remaining wild stretch of the Rio Alamar in an outdated fashion.

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 ...


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 ...

With Heart On Sleeve

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


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; ...