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Content for Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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3 Minutes to Stardom brings fake laughter, stardom

Some San Diegans who have made it onto reality TV shows speak of the experience appreciatively but don’t seem to want to further their TV careers.

February 13, 2013
Ekco Metals procures permit to open recycling center in Grant Hill

Despite an appeal of the permit for Ekco Metals International by the Southeastern San Diego Planning Group, the city council voted unanimously on Tuesday, February 12, to allow Ekco to run its recycling facility in ...

February 13, 2013
Katsuya's Pucker Up

When it comes to holidays, few lead to such controversy as Valentine’s Day. He thinks the day is only for her — she thinks it’s for both of them. Discussion ensues, shifts into a debate, ...

February 13, 2013
Jam session with the Kellys

Apricot jams, spreads, and preserves are trundled into the taste-test kitchen.

February 13, 2013
We're talkin' cavemen with Not So Fast food truckers

Ed has a meaty snack at the “Not So Fast” food truck, which specializes in paleo diet items.

February 13, 2013
North Park Leggings

Last night my dryer called it quits. We saw it coming. It had been making an alarming sound for weeks, a noise akin to a toddler shrieking. When I went to change out my clothes, ...

February 13, 2013
Lacey hates the 8

Name: Lacey Micheals Car: 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Do you like your car? I do! It’s small enough for an SUV and gas-economical because it’s a four-cylinder, but I have room to shove stuff in ...

February 13, 2013
Brother Walrus

Longtime San Diego DJ Rich “Brother” Robbin, back on the air at 105.7/The Walrus.

February 13, 2013
Cry Girls

Jane came rushing in like a gust of wind, disrupting the air in the room with her abrupt appearance. As usual, she managed to not miss any surface as she unloaded her many things — ...

February 13, 2013
Funeral ganja

Slightly Stoopid trumpeter/keyboardist Christofer “C-Money” Welter talks about his side band, Players Inc.

February 13, 2013
Wounded Warriors bike from Oceanside

Local representatives of the Wounded Warrior Project sponsored a group of 45 veterans in a 30-mile bike ride along Coast Highway 101 on February 9. Starting off at Buccaneer Beach in Oceanside, the riders were ...

Soccer crime syndicate doesn't pay...well

Europol has press conference to disclose extensive investigation that revealed widespread soccer-match fixing in the FIFA league.

February 13, 2013
Is San Diego bait for a nuclear attack?

Interview with Bobby Bray of Innerds, who has a series of shows booked on the outskirts of San Diego, his “pre-postapocalyptic” tour that suggests San Diego is a military target.

February 13, 2013
Bullfight at Sweetwater

Rodeo people christen bulls with colorful names. Country singer Tom Russell sang about East Texas Red. Chris LeDoux tells about Dust Devil Rage — there was a man killed by that bull in Jasper, Texas. ...

February 13, 2013
Cupid's got a quiver full of shows, San Diego, February 14–20

Thursday 14Happy Valentine’s Day, Crawler followers, Cupid’s got a quiver full of shows tonight, so read real quik and see what sticks: Brooklyn-based “art-rock installation paratroopers” Japanther’s at the Soda Bar with like-minded locals (read ...

February 13, 2013
There was port, and plenty of port

It was no doubt a tough job, but somebody at the Port of San Diego apparently had to do it. In this case, somebody was district board member Lee Burdick, who recently quit the port ...

February 13, 2013
The cliché-bashing Mouse on Mars

Does anybody remember Sparks? The brothers Mael launched that band in Los Angeles during the early 1970s, and while I don’t think they ever had what could be described as a big following, the memory ...

February 13, 2013
Underground burlesque

Interview with lounge singer David Patrone, who has teamed up with cabaret and burlesque dancers.

February 13, 2013
Gem of the Ocean docks in Old Town

“What good is freedom if you can’t do nothing with it?”

February 13, 2013
Shadow World: John Dies at the End

In the interest of objectivity, I suppose I should start out by saying that it’s difficult for me to be objective about John Dies at the End. It hits too many buttons for me to ...

February 13, 2013
North Shore, Lake Hodges Dam

A walk to the Hodges Dam and back through coastal sage scrub habitat.

February 13, 2013
John Moores' house can be yours for $23 million

Former Padres owner John Moores’ Del Mar pad up for sale.

February 13, 2013
A roll up a gravity hill

Mattster: In my ’50s cruising days, after hitting Oscar’s Drive In on El Cajon Boulevard, one stop we would always make was at a “magnetic hill” where steel cans appeared to roll uphill. I believe ...

February 13, 2013
Sempra, always with the political dough

Lobbyists for Sempra Energy were kept busy during the last quarter of 2012, arranging a mass handout of political largesse to San Diego city council and mayoral candidates. Under the city’s ethics ordinance, the maximum ...

February 13, 2013
San Diego's convention center expansion would build into a glut

Can common sense and the legal system keep a bubble from inflating further? And maybe prevent a traumatic bursting? San Diego could be the canary in the coal mine on these critical questions. The subject ...

February 13, 2013
Mission Bay turf wars

San Diego’s Park & Rec Department continues with a crackdown on frisbee and soccer players who where rubber cleats at Ski Beach. Players say they don’t tear up the fields, that it’s a small number of people who complain.

Clairemont Mesa's spooky windowless, signless, addressless building

Heymatt: This has been bugging me for YEARS. There is a very mysterious, windowless, signless, addressless building in Clairemont Mesa. It has a high, barbed-wired fence around it and a key-card access gate, but no ...

February 13, 2013
Secretary of state's friend disbarred

Wade Sanders, the Navy veteran who served with U.S. Senator John Kerry during the Vietnam War and later played a prominent role in Kerry’s failed presidential campaign, has finally been disbarred from the practice of ...

February 13, 2013
A variety of letters

Red Asphalt in Order How can you in good conscience print such an incoherent and semiliterate piece (“My Life: Love and car crashes,” February 7 cover story), which all but celebrates reckless driving? The author ...

February 13, 2013
10 Ways Your Camera Can Change Your Life in 2013 (Part Three)

Photography tips from Frank McKenna.

February 13, 2013
Elegy for Kenneth Koch

d. July 6, 2002 It seems too crazy, like one of your mad, funny poems, that you’re not with us anymore, not here to point out the thisness of things, like mountains, circuses, and fresh ...

February 13, 2013
"Peace"

Now, God be thanked Who has matched us with His hour, And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleeping, With hand made sure, clear eye, and sharpened power, To turn, as swimmers into cleanness ...

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