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Content for Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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400 different brokerages in San Diego and 12,000 realtors

San Diego realtors have made do during years of a depressed market. They are optimistic in 2013.

January 16, 2013
The Best BBQ Sauce

We use a lot of barbecue sauce in the Kelly house. Our favorite has always been Gates Original. It hails from Kansas City, and my mom sends me a bottle every year at both Christmas ...

January 16, 2013
Ja jien mein (noodles with meat sauce)

Mark Sun opened Khan’s Cave after he realized he couldn’t stay out of the kitchen on a Friday night.

January 16, 2013
Heard of the Baja-Med movement?

Snail pizza at Tijuana’s El Taller Baja-Mex Restaurant.

January 16, 2013
Outlaw-country-blues-rockers Tilt to release debut full-length at Belly Up

“The band is now essentially myself and singer Jesse Malley...we do the songwriting and band management,” says guitarist Jeff Irwin of outlaw-country-blues-rockers Tilt, whose debut full-length, Howlin’, will drop January 23 at the Belly Up. ...

January 16, 2013
B Street rave

4th&B nightclub may reopen, this time as a dance club featuring electronic music.

Under the Sea

I stood alone in the middle of a long aisle at Party City. I looked left. The only person in sight was the young clerk behind the register. Her face was turned away from me. ...

January 16, 2013
The Harbaugh brothers get another chance at the Super Bowl

Coaching twins have another chance — read the script.

January 16, 2013
Cat mitzvah

A shaggy dog story about a nearly hairless cat in 1920s Algiers. He serves his master the rabbi, but he loves his mistress, the rabbi’s fleshy daughter. When he eats the family parrot and so ...

January 16, 2013
Sunset trail

Montana is not the only state that can boast being “Big Sky Country.” We have the same bragging rights in our own backyard: the Laguna Mountains (locals call it “the Lagunas”). Tucked in the Cleveland ...

Joey Harris & the Mentals — rock stars posing as a club act

“A rock star posing as a club act.” This is how a talent buyer at a local nightclub once characterized Joey Harris. A guitarist and a singer and a songwriter, Harris was solid gold even ...

January 16, 2013
The week in music in San Diego, January 17-23

The Reader's picks for best pop, rock 'n' soul, punk 'n' blues 'n' all that jazz

January 16, 2013
Daniel Sigmon's dream of a Smart Car

Name: Daniel Sigmon Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Vibe How do you feel about your car? I actually like it quite a bit. This is hard because I don’t care about cars. My dream is not to ...

January 16, 2013
Serious supporters of Sweetwater trustee Pearl Quiñones

It’s no secret that the allegations of long-term corruption in the Sweetwater Union High School District have roiled the South Bay waters. A recent U-T article even calls on South Bay politicians to discuss the ...

January 16, 2013
Rozzers — a slang term for police

Hey Matt: My English friend was riding in my car recently when I was pulled over by the police. I had not noticed them, but Nigel did and exclaimed, “Cripes, the rozzers are after us!” ...

January 16, 2013
Leucadia’s Calypso Cafe closes

The Calypso Cafe, which opened in Leucadia in 1995 and featured music seven nights a week for most of its existence, held its final show this New Year’s Eve. Located in a converted house, the ...

January 16, 2013
Santee house fire displaces family

A Santee family of four was burned out of their Poinciana Drive home Tuesday, January 15, by a two-alarm fire that destroyed much of the house's interior. A firefighter and a civilian suffered minor injuries ...

January 16, 2013
San Diego Central Library's moving daze

Now that the new downtown library is almost finished and preparing to open in July, moving day is just around the corner. This being the city, of course, a contractor is required. Based on a ...

January 16, 2013
Let's catch us some tuna!

The tuna spotters sought jumpers, foamers, and boilers on the water’s surface, an indication of schools below and potential future profits.

Are cats lazier than dogs?

Hey Matt: Why is it that a dog stays firm and muscular when you pick him up while a cat goes all loose and floppy and sags to the bottom like the stuff in a ...

January 16, 2013
Send in the AUSAs

United States Attorney Laura Duffy, who has been waging a lengthy war against medical marijuana in San Diego — along with the city’s current mayor — is calling for reinforcements. During last year’s campaign, the ...

January 16, 2013
Free barbecue in Ocean Beach

I was riding my bike along Abbott Street and Saratoga Avenue on January 13 and smelled the smoke of a barbecue coming from Saratoga Park, right next to the sand. I saw a long line ...

January 16, 2013
Oceanside mechanic wakes up with knife at his throat

Gerardo said he was visiting family in Mexico when he got the first bizarre phone call. “I was in shock,” he said. He thought the first two calls were a “prank.” “First he said, ‘You ...

January 16, 2013
Where paper sizes come from

Heymatt: How did we arrive at our crazy “standards” for paper sizes? I mean, where did sizes like eight-and-a-half by eleven inches come from? Who is responsible for this mess? And what would have happened ...

January 16, 2013
Tied up in notes

Newly installed Democratic congressman Scott Peters is already entangled in some nagging post-election financial disclosure questions, courtesy of the Federal Election Commission. In a letter to Peters campaign treasurer Nancy Haley, dated January 4, the ...

January 16, 2013
To: Reader From: readers

Cosplay Replay I just read the article by Siobhan Braun (“Adorable When I Dress Up,” January 10), and I would like to extend an invitation to her to go to another cosplay gathering. A handful ...

January 16, 2013
Excerpt from Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States

Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense and to this extent ...

Remember those black-haired dead souls who hold up the white-haired mothers

If my feet are chained, I’ll use my ten fingers to climb to you If my hands are tied, I’ll use my knees and chin to climb to you If my legs are smashed, I’ll ...

January 16, 2013
Catch and Compassion Fatigue

Blogger pledges to devote most, if not all, of her do-good energies to the plight of the orangutan.

January 16, 2013
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