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Content for Wednesday, December 4, 2013

News & Stories

In the San Diego Clubs Monday–Wednesday, December 9–11

Monday 9Canada band Dinosaur Bones rattles into Soda Bar Monday night behind its latest, Shaky Dream. This is Dave Good’s Of Noted show this week, but I couldn’t not add this cut-n-pastable from Allmusic: “[Shaky ...

December 4, 2013
Imperial Beach lifeguards save life of unconscious surfer

Lifeguards in Imperial Beach used an electronic defibrillator to revive a 65-year-old bodyboarder on November 30th who lost consciousness while surfing with friends. The man, who authorities declined to identify, had gone surfing with two ...

Study on fast-food workers reveals reliance on tax dollars

Employees of the Wendy's at 101 Broadway go on strike at noon Thursday, December 5, along with fast-food workers in 100 cities. But the strike doesn't tell the story. A study by the University of ...

December 4, 2013
Jesus Christ. At the movies?

Spoilers ahead, folks. I need to see Gravity again before I can really go after my co-critic for his dismissal of a film that actually manages to dramatize the Christian notion of being “born again” ...

December 4, 2013
Florida jury awards $1 billion to Lennar

Giant homebuilder Lennar Corp. was awarded $1 billion yesterday (Dec. 3) by a Florida jury as compensation for defamation and conspiracy to extort money from the company. Expected to pay the $1 billion are developer ...

December 4, 2013
In the San Diego clubs Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8

Saturday 7Casbah and Daydream Nation host another Vinyl Junkies afternoon of quaffing and record-swapping to the tunes of special guest DJ David J (Bauhaus, Love & Rockets). And then on Saturday night, it’s San Clemente ...

December 4, 2013
Fairy shrimp likely to close a Sweetwater Reservoir trail

More than 150 bicyclists, hikers, and equestrians heard less than good news Tuesday night, December 3, as the general manager of the Sweetwater Authority explained that a popular trail may be closed by the U.S. ...

Ubu is the idea

Pere Ubu can and have been praised for their salvo of dark matter fired from America’s heart (their native Cleveland) starting with their first single “30 Seconds Over Tokyo” in 1975. They bring their Lady ...

December 4, 2013
Dinosaur Bones on the launch pad

Write this down: Dinosaur Bones is a band to watch. Stick a little memo on your record collection (or wherever you store music). One day, you will be glad you did. Listen to Shaky Dream, ...

December 4, 2013
Beethoven 9th

Speaking of Germans, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 is coming up this weekend at Symphony Hall. The orchestra, conductor Ken-David Masur, and the San Diego Master Chorale are all familiar entities, but what about the soloists? ...

Steak and no mistake

“Well you know you can get half-size entrées for half off the normal price during happy hour.”

Cage the Elephant gets honest with their music

Interview with Brad Shultz of Cage the Elephant, who recounts the story of his brother eating a fish taco in San Diego and his face “swelled up huge.” Not bad fish, just a clogged salivary gland. His bro “squeezed it out.” Eww, gross, amirate? LOL!

Billboard execs, Walmart continue pouring cash into mayoral race

Retail giant Walmart, which is said to have big plans for its San Diego development portfolio, this Monday (Dec. 2) kicked in another $10,000 to the county Republican Party, according to a filing made yesterday ...

December 4, 2013
File under “Genuine”

How did the band X come to establish an annual holiday show in San Diego? This year they play the Belly Up on December 8.

December 4, 2013
Old new media

“The open-source movement and creative-commons licensing have been central to my ongoing learning and creative practice,” says computer-music grad student, educator, and do-it-yourself instrument designer Brendan Gaffney. Open-source software and creative-commons licenses offer alternative approaches ...

December 4, 2013
Los Peñasquitos Canyon, Camino Ruiz Trailhead

This is the only trail that accesses Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve from the south rim between Black Mountain Road and the West End parking lot off Sorrento Valley Blvd. Before the Camino Ruiz Trailhead was ...

December 4, 2013
DVD picks from a vault-dweller/horror geek

When I saw the Divimax release of George Romero’s Day of the Dead on the shelf, I knew that it was something special. More than simply an enhanced widescreen version of the film, this fold-out ...

December 4, 2013
And into the Oven

The only enjoyable part of Out of the Furnace was untangling its plot loopholes on the car ride home. An ex-con (Christian Bale) with the word “fishy” tattooed across his forehead takes a road trip ...

December 4, 2013
Gah! Ugh.

“Gah!” I grumbled at my computer screen. “What?” Of course David had to ask. You can’t sit four feet away from someone who’s grumbling at her computer screen and not ask. “Remember those funny cards ...

December 4, 2013
Infighting among East County Chaldean community

Members of San Diego County's large Chaldean community are clashing with one another in hopes of gaining power, and naming rights, to a Chaldean business community. On November 27, a group of Iraqi Christians known ...

December 4, 2013
In the San Diego clubs Thursday & Friday, December 5 & 6

Thursday 5It took buds Pete Yorn and J.D. King, both accomplished singer-songwriters, ten years to make a record together, but when they did, as the Olms, it came pretty quick. The pair reportedly sneezed out ...

December 4, 2013
Beer Touring: Legacy Brewing Company

For many, it’s monuments in Washington, D.C. that put people in a patriotic mood. But for me, the son of a soldier born on an Army base, the grandson of a Navy man who served ...

December 4, 2013
Stealing bases

The award for most political bases covered so far this unusual mayoral election season must go to Michael Gelfand of Terra Vista Management, which has the lucrative city leasehold at Campland on the Bay. The ...

December 4, 2013
Fed shovels money to Wall Street, not Main Street

Wall Street, with its ties to housing and the auto industry, has prospered during these years following the government bailout via “qualitative easing.” The little people? We have done terribly.

December 4, 2013
Former Charger among five suing Kansas City Chiefs

Five former players for the Kansas City Chiefs — all of whom suffered head injuries while playing — filed a lawsuit yesterday (Dec. 3) against the team, charging management was aware of head dangers but ...

December 4, 2013
Don we now our pol apparel

Once-imprisoned super lawyer Bill Lerach, now ensconced on a lavish La Jolla estate overlooking the Pacific, didn’t come out a winner in the derby to replace fallen Democratic mayor Bob Filner. The onetime Bill Clinton ...

December 4, 2013
The hooks

Interview with 91X DJ Steve West, here since 1983, playing the “classic alternative” hits when they were new, alternative — not classic. Meanwhile, competitor FM94/9 played the same three hits every two hours on November 25. Bad FM94/9! or giving the people what they want?

December 4, 2013
Really smoking

Termed-out Republican state senator Mark Wyland, who has his eye on a Board of Equalization seat next year, picked up $5800 last week from tobacco giant Phillip Morris… When it comes to stealing, crime was ...

The Caffeinated Thinker

Jewish woman blogs about terminal illness and hope.

December 4, 2013
Ku Sang

As this country rocked like a boat in Galilee’s storms, I spent the whole year not losing my belief in God alone, just doing as I could what had to be done. Laid up, sick, ...

December 4, 2013
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