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Content for Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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A San Diego life of car accidents

My life has been tossed like a salad, mixed like a drink, and pushed off the cliffs into the ocean so many times I don't even remember.

February 6, 2013
San Diego Public Library boosts local authors

For 47 years the downtown San Diego Public Library has invited local authors (both traditional and self-published) to submit their work and be recognized in a monthlong exhibit that kicks off with an authors’ reception. ...

February 6, 2013
Whiskey Girl's Warm Whiskey Cider

It was an atypical day, bar manager Jake Southworth recalls, that led to an atypical cocktail for San Diego — the hot whiskey drink. “Someone came in looking for something warm on a cold day,” ...

February 6, 2013
No changes afoot after arrest of Humphreys’ talent buyer

Talent buyer/manager of Humphreys Backstage Lounge, Jeremiah Smith, was arrested for felony drunk driving. Will that change the Shelter Island venue’s ability to book shows?

As “Esse Jeisner,” Eisner retakes his states

“I went crazy writing this and it all came out,” says Jesse Eisner. “‘Esse Jeisner’ says all the stuff that is hard to think about and all the shit we don’t like to acknowledge.” Shit ...

February 6, 2013
On the Rocks

On the Rocks in Chula Vista -- a good place to find out if your date is a bedwetter or cheapskate.

February 6, 2013
Painting and wine classes in San Diego County

‘Didn’t you used to want to be an artist?” I asked Patrick as I dragged him out the door. “At least I’ll get a drink,” he grumbled. We were on our way to a Painting ...

February 6, 2013
Swarmius-Haussmann septet: classic not classical

Interview with Joe Waters of the Swarmius Trio and the Hausmann String Quartet, which merges classical music with rock, hip-hop, jazz, and world-music genres.

February 6, 2013
As I chew at Sora

As the cocktail world turns, Ed Bedford chews at downtown’s Sora Restaurant.

February 6, 2013
Jim Ryan's project full of projects

Jim Ryan has to give up Cardiac Kidz but starts his own Jim Ryan Project.

February 6, 2013
The Old Globe stages The Brothers Size

They are three African-American males at San Pere, Louisiana, near the Bayou. Ogun Henri Size, a mechanic, prides himself for being a responsible adult. Free-spirited younger brother Oshoosi’s back from two years in prison. Now ...

February 6, 2013
Jorge’s Xolos

Interview with journalist Jorge Aranguré, raised binationally, in Tijuana and southern San Diego County.

February 6, 2013
Jam for Jesus

Eastlake Church currently occupies Junior Seau’s former restaurant in Mission Valley.

February 6, 2013
Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park

Once a mecca for the Hollywood set; includes trails connected to the City of Carlsbad

February 6, 2013
Only one way in and one way out of the post office

Hey Matt: A colleague and I were at the Tierrasanta post office. It’s located in a typical shopping center with enough room for traffic lanes in each direction, yet they have signs showing only one ...

What's in them sambusas?

Hasno Ali, 46-year-old owner of East African Cuisine, has to struggle to make money at San Diego’s farmers’ markets.

OFF! songs...and the rest of the week in San Diego music, February 7–13

Thursday 7Like the very best punk rock, OFF! songs are short, sharp, violent shots that don’t connect with your flesh as much as they insert themselves into your head and proceed to bang their way ...

February 6, 2013
Bedtime Proposals

"Whoa, what is that on your finger?” Shawn reached out to grab Jordan’s hand. “Did you guys get married? What is that, titanium?” Jordan smiled sheepishly and then removed his ring and handed it over ...

February 6, 2013
The Highwayman, a quartet of one, at Belly Up

“About six years ago, I had an epiphany of sorts.” Tony Suraci, aka the Highwayman, explains how he came to front such a complicated show. “For a long time I performed Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, ...

February 6, 2013
Selections by the 347 Steps crew

Hot Rod: Despite the luke-warm reviews, I found Hot Rod to be incredibly funny and full of quotable lines. I’ve watched it with my kids numerous times. It’s just a fun movie for kids of ...

February 6, 2013
Con-man math

Heymatt: My brother-in-law used to tell me this riddle all the time, but he passed away a few years ago and now none of my family can remember the answer, if ever there was one: ...

February 6, 2013
Airport lobbying: not priceless

Some longtime San Diego lobbyists and Republican political players are picking up major change from the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority in the form of a lucrative “public outreach” contract ­— which during a ...

February 6, 2013
Should you pay that ticket issued by Ace Parking?

The City of Chula Vista has an arrangement with Ace Parking that enables the company to issue parking tickets…is that legal?

February 6, 2013
San Diego, haven for pyramids

San Diego is a haven for multilevel marketing scams, which are often pyramid schemes.

February 6, 2013
Sodium-free milk of politics

Sodium-free milk of politics Poseidon Resources, the desalination outfit that finally got a contract from the San Diego County Water Authority last year, spent heavily on local political campaigns, according to its recent disclosure filing. ...

February 6, 2013
Stepping into Mission Valley from Hillcrest

Heymatt: About 30 years ago I heard about some concrete stairs leading from the area around UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest down to Mission Valley. I went exploring and found them, but I only went ...

Skyline Church

Interview with pastor Jim Garlow of Skyline Church in La Mesa.

February 6, 2013
10 Ways Your Camera Can Change Your Life in 2013 (Part Two)

Frank the photographer finds out that the better camera doesn’t necessarily lead to the best photos.

February 6, 2013
Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight

It is portentous, and a thing of state That here at midnight, in our little town A mourning figure walks, and will not rest, Near the old court-house pacing up and down, Or by his ...

February 6, 2013
Mailbag

In Honor of Glen I found the Desert View Trail Roam-O-Rama hike description by the Canyoneers (January 31) to be somewhat bittersweet. Although the description of the hike to Glen’s View is accurate in all ...

February 6, 2013
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