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Content for Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Hard to breathe in Barrio Logan

Barrio Logan’s mixture of residential and industrial use has taken its toll on the citizenry, who have higher rates of asthma than people in other San Diego neighborhoods.

False report of gunfire at Tijuana kindergarten

Several youngsters were injured — one seriously enough to require hospitalization — when false reports of imminent gunfire outside a Tijuana kindergarten caused parents, teachers, and children to run for cover. The incident occurred at ...

June 26, 2013
100-pound turtle saved from San Felipe fish market

According to a few Baja newspapers, a large loggerhead sea turtle — weighing over 100 pounds and measuring about 96 inches in length and 66 inches in width — was saved from certain demise by ...

June 26, 2013
Brandon Madrid and his art guitars

North Park artist turns vintage objects into guitars, but he also builds high-end instruments worthy of art galleries.

Secret sushi society?

Ed stumbles upon Sushi on a Roll, gets an education — for example, eat sushi with your fingers, not chopsticks. And by all means, don’t stab sushi with chopsticks (bad luck).

June 26, 2013
DJ/engineer buys run-down North Park building

Nestled between URBN Coal Fired Pizza and the empty old F.W. Woolworth building in North Park sits a building that last housed the Windmill Thrift Shop. After it closed, the structure, owned by a Los ...

Pepperin' O'side

The Hawaiian transplants in Pepper describe their beginnings in North County, where they moved about four years ago from Hawaii.

June 26, 2013
The Material on harsh realities and silver linings

Interview with the Material, a San Diego band that started about five years ago and is often compared to Paramore due to their rock sound and frontwoman.

June 26, 2013
Great White Buffalo roams into town

What is it about Great White Buffalo? It’s the kind of music that acts like the perfect tonic for rabid politics and sour television news. GWB is an L.A.-based indie band that is very much ...

June 26, 2013
Louis A. Stelzer County Park Trails

The varied topography and ecosystems of Louis A. Stelzer County Park make this 420-acre reserve a delight to visit. It is situated along Wildcat Canyon Creek and includes the rocky hillsides, ridgeline, and a peak ...

June 26, 2013
San Diego national champions

Not all San Diego competitors are failures! A rundown of teams that have posted winning seasons.

June 26, 2013
The 10th most expensive home in La Jolla

15 properties in La Jolla's 92037 zip code are currently offered for sale at a list price of $10 million or higher.

June 26, 2013
Blogger vs. behemoths

Blogger Maura Larkins goes to court against Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz, which represents the San Diego County Office of Education. They say she’s damaged their reputation.

June 26, 2013
Hip-hop shop opens in downtown Vista

Darrell Waterman remembers the names of the local hip-hop artists who drove a healthy local hip-hop scene when he was in high school (Oceanside’s El Camino, class of 2002). “The old-school cats that inspired me ...

June 26, 2013
Band ch-ch-ch-changes

Band lineup changes are as common as busted guitar strings, but several local ensembles have undergone nearly complete personnel changeovers. “The entire band was fired by the singer who founded the band,” says Subliminal Trip ...

June 26, 2013
Toxic Fairy

Jenny, my wittiest sister, recently discovered a new app for her iPhone that has made group-texting with my sisters far more interesting. Though Heather and I benefit from the potentially endless supply of hilarity, the ...

June 26, 2013
San Diego County Water Authority manipulates grand jury

San Diego County Water Authority and the Metropolitan Water District continue to clash. UCSD political science professor Steve Erie says consumers are the losers.

June 26, 2013
About the Reader

Be Grateful, Lady Thank you, Ms. Mitchell, for a very well-written article about your dad (“God, Country, and My Dad,” June 20 cover story). Be thankful, in whatever way you choose to do that, because ...

June 26, 2013
Cures for the summertime greens

My towheads have turned into toads. My daughters’ hair, once so golden, has gone green from too many hours in the pool. And the standard stuff at Target and Walmart didn’t get the job done. ...

June 26, 2013
Rushing Wind Ministries

Hell will not be a big party where we all run around naked.

June 26, 2013
Paul Simon

Such a brave generation. We marched onto the streets in our T-shirts and jeans, holding the hand of the stranger next to us with a trust I can’t summon now, our voices raised in song. ...

June 26, 2013
Everything is my fault

A Down syndrome boy seeks reassurance from his dad, a veritable mathematician with tons of guilt.

June 26, 2013
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