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Content for Thursday, November 7, 2013

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Carlsbad’s first “curb café” opens

A colorful new “parklet” opened last weekend on State Street in Carlsbad, adding more al fresco dining to the heart of the village. Decorated with planters and umbrellas, a curb café now occupies the two ...

November 7, 2013
Motorcycle rider attempts to escape police, strikes officer

An alleged motorcycle thief in El Cajon landed first in an area hospital and then in jail after a brief and fruitless attempt to evade authorities Wednesday afternoon, November 6. Per Lt. Rob Ransweiler, 42-year-old ...

November 7, 2013
Interview with Anchorman actor and comedian David Koechner

David Koechner is probably best known for playing San Diego sportscaster Champ Kind in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Michael Scott's obnoxious friend Todd Packer on The Office. Personally, I'm very fond of ...

November 7, 2013
La Mesa council term-limit proposal inches forward

A committee that includes La Mesa vice mayor Kristine Alessio filed paperwork at city hall on November 5 to launch a petition drive to place a term-limit measure on the November 2014 ballot. The committee's ...

November 7, 2013
Pho Point Loma & Grill: the OG Midway noodle shop

Here’s the text of the recommendation that came in for Pho Point Loma & Grill (2788 Midway Drive): “Dude! Goooood!” Yeah. That’s five o’s of good. With a sign that obscures the surrounding night sky ...

New This Week: Recent Additions to the Local Music Database

Here are the newest (and sometimes oldest) bands to be added to the Reader’s Local Music Database [http://www.sandiegoreader.com/music/], which includes profiles, discographies, MP3s, and concert dates for over 3,600 San Diego bands and more than ...

November 7, 2013
Cafe Massilia open in University Heights

For whatever reason, 2121A El Cajon Boulevard went tentantless for an eternity after the departure of Eclipse Chocolat. Downtime for empty restaurant buildings is usually minimal. Landlords want rent paid, and there’s no shortage of ...

Cambodia: one mine at a time

Stepping into a mine field gives one a whole new appreciation for the word "concentration." Akira tells me to follow him closely, and I am practically in his back pocket. The sun is a swirling ...

Dumanis funding plea goes for the jugular

Amid the big-money heat of the current campaign to replace fallen Democrat Bob Filner for mayor of San Diego, Republican district attorney Bonnie Dumanis has been on a mission of her own to raise cash ...

November 7, 2013
Like pub crawls, but we visit restaurants

Lindsay Marks explains what it takes to be a Dishcrawl Ambassador. First, tell me about Dishcrawl. Dishcrawls are kind of like pub crawls, but we visit restaurants instead. It’s not your typical tour company. Rather, ...

Raw and Chad Deity: When chaos demands a cameo

Ion Theatre’s current production, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity spoofs and critiques The WWE’s Monday Night Raw, the TV wrestling show with ratings through the roof. As the playwright points out, the WWE shamelessly ...

November 7, 2013
Design your own career

Heather Maynard of Cardiff started creating prom dresses when she was 15 with her mother Lisa. She learned to sew and design patterns from Lisa who had worked in Hollywood making costumes for movies. Today ...

November 7, 2013
Papa Doug Manchester voted "Nice Guy of 2013" by San Diego chapter of Ladies Who Lunch

It looks like nice guys finish first, after all. The luncheon was oh-so-private — strange to see a newspaper man honored by ladies who don't believe it's in good taste to appear in the newspaper ...

It’s risky to stifle risk

Years ago, I worked at a company that didn’t have the most progressive management. In fact, it often seemed to be backward to me. I soon noticed that no one really felt good about working ...

November 7, 2013
Best of Beer Week: November 9

Open House: Vista’s Mother Earth Brew Co. has done some major expanding and upgrading at its original brewery, which has necessitated them closing off its tasting room. Come in for a long overdue brew and ...

Scammers in Poway squatting plot arrested in Vista

A pair of con artists who targeted a Poway homeowner were arrested in Vista yesterday afternoon (November 6), according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. Per detective Dan Meyers, in 2011 Arthur Lewis and ...

November 7, 2013
Lawyer suspended six months for multiple violations

The State Bar of California has suspended Kenneth Matthew Cooke of San Diego for six months and until he makes restitution of money he owes clients. According to the California Bar Journal, Cooke initially stipulated ...

November 7, 2013
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