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Content for Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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Trevi: Ten inch pizza deal in the wilds of Chollas Creek

These are desperate times. I’ve promised Carla a meal and it’s heading for nine o’clock at night and I’m still traipsing across the bridges over the open wound they call Chollas Creek. No bus, no ...

San Diego, America's funnest city

75 fun, way out-of-the-ordinary things to do in San Diego County.

Tijuana trucking disasters facilitated by residents

Residents of a modest Tijuana neighborhood are as much to blame as the out-of-control tractor-trailer trucks that have repeatedly damaged or destroyed homes, wrecked cars, and claimed at least one life during the past two ...

June 12, 2013
San Diego Bible Church

No man-style religion at San Diego Bible Church.

Something in the air

Interview with Jason Farnan (aka Lieutenant Facemelter, the 2010 and 2012 San Diego air-guitar champion) about this year’s U.S. Air Guitar competition.

June 12, 2013
Rockin' Baja, Toscana, and the perfect afternoon

With a $30 budget (and on a mission to spend every cent of it), Ed hits Toscana Café & Wine Bar and the Rockin’ Baja Lobster.

Solutions for a dirty pool

Swimming-pool water filtration instead of replacement could save you thousands.

June 12, 2013
Bringing out Lakeside's best at Eastbound

Lakeside. Unless you live there, you probably only know it as that rodeo alcove of tweekers, rednecks, and Klansmen out past Santee. Often the butt of the joke, Lakeside touts a handful of merits that ...

June 12, 2013
For Brett Ellis, blues is everything

The chicks dug Spandex. Brett Ellis did not.

June 12, 2013
Tolan Shaw's home turf

Interview with Encinitas resident Tolan Shaw, who’s releasing his first album, inspired by a seven-and-a-half-month-long trip to South and Central America.

June 12, 2013
La Jolla Playhouse stages John Guare's tour de farce His Girl Friday

Ben Hecht was a writer’s writer. He won the first Academy Award for a screenplay (Underworld, 1927). He rewrote the first nine reels of Gone with the Wind in seven days. He wrote 35 books ...

June 12, 2013
Big Laguna-Gatos Spur

Pines, oaks, and incense cedar on this six-mile loop of the Gatos Big Laguna Trail Spur.

Can’t keep the Birdman down

All about Miami Heat basketball player Chris Andersen’s troubles and good luck.

June 12, 2013
Milagro Farm Vineyards and Winery

Listing price: $3,500,000 Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Lot size: 110 acres Has sunning on one of the coast’s pristine beaches become a bore? Is collecting cars a bit of a drag? For San Diego’s well-to-do ...

June 12, 2013
Los Peñasquitos Lagoon sand removal, redux

San Diego city crews started sand removal from the Los Peñasquitos Lagoon on the morning of June 11. Less than a month ago, California State Parks did an emergency lagoon opening to release stagnant water ...

June 12, 2013
Accidental Bachelor: A perfect vessel

Interview with author Tim Holsten about his book The Accidental Bachelor, which touches on San Diego’s ’80s scene and pop culture.

June 12, 2013
Heart the song

Interview with Slacker internet radio senior VP Jack Isquit.

June 12, 2013
Mouthy ASL users, “South” vs. “Southern” Florida, the surname South

Why do people mouth words while using ASL? Why “South” and not “Southern” Florida? Popularity of the surname South.

June 12, 2013
Social Club

Social Club, of North Park, has invented a new genre they call “pull.” “It’s a really bad name,” says John Levan. He fronts the band, writes most of the lyrics, and sings most of the ...

June 12, 2013
Del Mar cat fight

Border Patrol agents Kallie Helwig and Gerald Torello were both accused of being involved in a sex act in public at the Del Mar Fairgrounds last year that resulted in a physical altercation between Helwig and an accuser. A jury found Torello not guilty; Helwig got probation.

June 12, 2013
Letters

Squelchy Dear Ed Bedford: I don’t read everything you write, but the last five food reviews I did read used the word “squelchy.” I suggest you lose the word. It was kind of descriptive the ...

June 12, 2013
Growl and grumble

Look! Up on the screen! It’s absurd! It’s inane! It’s Snyder’s Man! Zack Snyder sucker-punches Richard Lester’s Superman II to date Hollywood’s final say on how to film a comic book. Credit the man of ...

June 12, 2013
This week in the San Diego clubs, June 13–19

Thursday 13Portland pop-punk trio the Thermals will heat up Casbah with their sound-bit brand of socio-politiking. Hutch Harris still has one of the coolest names in rock, even if his band has succumbed to numbed ...

June 12, 2013
A Hard Place

I have been suffering from what I refer to as Cause Fatigue, brought on by a barrage of missions mowing me down on the street, at the grocery store, or wherever I am via tweets, ...

June 12, 2013
Schemmel's sweet home Alabama

JMI Sports, the big-money consulting outfit set up by controversial financier and ex-Padres owner John Moores, has picked up another client in the chronically scandal-tainted world of college athletics. This time it’s Alabama’s public Auburn ...

June 12, 2013
Some gal pal Donna Lee Darling turned out to be

Donna Lee Darling, accused of trying to kill nonagenarian Benjamin Farber, gets her day in court on June 25.

June 12, 2013
Booze, sweets, and Vargas

It took only a short time for Democrat Juan Vargas to conduct his first San Diego fundraiser as a newly elected Democratic congressman. On March 22, according to an invitation widely circulated here and on ...

June 12, 2013
Carlsbad’s Sage Creek High School to open fall 2013

At the northeast corner of College Boulevard and Cannon Road, the Carlsbad Unified School District’s new high school is prepared to open this fall. After three years of processing an environmental impact report , another ...

June 12, 2013
Getting my FIX

A blogger abroad ponders if the Greek beer named “FIX” is a bit too suggestive of the nature of his beer-drinking habit.

June 12, 2013
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