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Content for Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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Cosplayers don't like the Reader writer coming in costume

Wardrobe malfunctions of the very stareable.

January 9, 2013
SDPD Eastern Division crime report from Capt. Andy Mills

San Carlos was among the neighborhoods where residential burglaries increased during 2012, San Diego Police Department captain Andy Mills reported at the January 2 San Carlos Area Council meeting. Mills is commanding officer for the ...

Late-late brekky

The Village @ 631 serves up come coffee and sausage at Ed’s request

January 9, 2013
The appeal of 98 Bottles

Taking their name from a twist on the drawn-out folk song (the 99th bottle presumably being the one in your hand), 98 Bottles lends its own flourishes to the bottle-shop/beer-lounge arrangement that is on the ...

January 9, 2013
Story poles and oleander along I-5

Hi Matt: Travelling between San Diego and Oceanside via the 5 I’ve noticed a couple of things. At the Via de la Valle turn-off on both sides of the freeway there are white PVC pipes ...

January 9, 2013
Ways to quit smoking

The cognitive thought-based method versus hypnosis for quitting the habit.

January 9, 2013
The Clinic's got positive swag

Clairemont rapper Joseph Sardina, aka Lil’ Joe, is now known as the Clinic.

January 9, 2013
Life Christian Church

War is a reflection of what hell is about.

January 9, 2013
In the Lab

I squeezed the plastic dropper and watched the first tiny glob break away and plummet into the big bowl. The droplet was supposed to slip through the surface of the liquid and end up at ...

January 9, 2013
Anatomy of a tuna clipper

Navy salts are clock-punchers compared to the tuna men.

Borderphobia in Tecate

"I don’t know what you know about big cats,” Emilio says as he reclines in his chair and draws from a glass of whiskey, “but one thing you have to know is to always look ...

January 9, 2013
Gangster Squad = Gangster Goulash

Judging by the dewy exhalation that sighed forth from at least half the audience in attendance at the prerelease screening, it may be that the opportunity to put sensitive, handsome Ryan Gosling in a suit ...

January 9, 2013
Bond. Favorite Bond.

Gadgets really define the Bond films and the ones I really love are ones that would be great to actually have because I could see myself using them. One gadget is from one of the ...

January 9, 2013
The Caravaggio effect

Caravaggio and His Legacy, on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art until February 10. 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. 323-857-6000; lacma.org In his 20s, in Rome, in the first decade of the ...

January 9, 2013
P.R. at eleven

The nation’s TV and radio stations use the public airways — which are licensed by the Federal Communications Commission — to make a lot of money. The stations are required to file a quarterly “Issues ...

January 9, 2013
Rock 'n' soul 'n' punk 'n' blues 'n' all that jazz in San Diego January 10-16

Thursday 10From the mythical city of Tijuana, borderland goth-pop band Dancing Strangers will visit their beats-borne take on ’80s post-punk (Joy Division, JAMC) on the Tin Can Ale House. Astronauta Jackson (Niña Camara) and Eric ...

January 9, 2013
Tijuana waiter busted cloning credit cards

A waiter at a restaurant in the popular and upscale Zona Rio business district was recently busted by TJ police when it was discovered he was cloning patrons’ credit cards. The scam was discovered when ...

January 9, 2013
Why everyone loves pizza

Heymatt: So, everyone likes different kinds of music, clothing, TV shows, beer, food, jobs, cars, etc. My question is: if everyone likes all sorts of different things in life, why does everyone love pizza? At ...

San Diego’s Qualcomm is the fifth-largest user of H-1B talent

American engineers, scientists, and mathematicians can convincingly show that they are not in short supply, as corporations claim. But increasingly, politicians are siding with big business, which wants the government to loosen restrictions on the ...

January 9, 2013
Lake Murray Kiowa

A walk at an important lake where waterfowl are plentiful.

January 9, 2013
Bald eagles have landed in Ramona

A Ramona raptor hotspot attracts a pair of bald eagles.

January 9, 2013
Buzz and Bob

Investigative Newsource, San Diego’s smallest nonprofit online-news operation, managed to grow its cash a bit in 2011, according to an annual charitable disclosure report filed in August with the Internal Revenue Service and recently posted ...

January 9, 2013
Firefighting CO2

Heymatt: If fire extinguishers use carbon dioxide to snuff out flames, why is it that the CO2 in expelled breath doesn’t blow out a fire? In fact, blowing on a hot ember usually causes it ...

January 9, 2013
Red Wanting Blue

They can make a whole song out of two major chords. This means that something very entertaining must also be going on simultaneously. Not that it happens all the time in the Red Wanting Blue ...

January 9, 2013
Dear Reader:

The L.A. Reader? Last week you forgot the remaining part of Barbarella’s column. This week you forgot the movie showtimes. I think you guys are drinking over there or something. You’re really messing things up ...

January 9, 2013
L.A. is like a huge high school cafeteria

Eh, West Hollywood wasn’t that charming anyway.

January 9, 2013
My Grandmother’s Love Letters

There are no stars tonight But those of memory. Yet how much room for memory there is In the loose girdle of soft rain. There is even room enough For the letters of my mother’s ...

January 9, 2013
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