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Content for Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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Pot farm busted in Rainbow

Sheriff’s deputies say that the bust of a large-scale marijuana farming operation in the rural North County community of Rainbow on Tuesday afternoon (September 3) could have netted up to $7 million worth of cannabis. ...

September 4, 2013
San Diego Reader Feast issue 2013

Reader foodies set the table for you with this year's delectably eclectic restaurant guide. Dig in!

The end of the elites

I wrote about the evolution or deterioration of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon from a marathon event to a half marathon event with a marathon option. RunBlogRun broke the news on the continued popularization of ...

September 4, 2013
Chula Vista school hurries to get ready for Arne Duncan

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is paying Sweetwater Union High School District a visit. Duncan is on a Southwest bus tour and will be at Castle Park Middle School September 13. Why Castle Park Middle? ...

September 4, 2013
Scrumptious nuptials

Ed gets the "dough" part, but what about the "nut"? And why the hole? Our frugal fork finds the answers and a couple of guys who are redesigning the donut.

September 4, 2013
King of Cups

Who cares who put the chocolate in the peanut butter, who does it best?

September 4, 2013
Mosh pit hip-hop

At Mission Bay High, Sloat Dixon sported a mohawk and played in punk bands such as Common Ground and Black Republic. Now he plays drums for Yuma-based cow-punk band the Tramplers. Thanks to a random ...

September 4, 2013
Soul death

Matthew Lickona: How did you pitch this film? Jill Soloway: A mom rescues a stripper and realizes that she’s the one who needs rescuing. ML: So Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) is the mom in that sentence, ...

September 4, 2013
The NFL’s paltry concussion settlement

Should footballers trust the NFL brain trust with their brains?

September 4, 2013
Black Market Blinn

Black Market III's Black Roses hooks up blues roots and "the stories of today."

September 4, 2013
Viejas Mountain

Enjoy great views of San Diego all the way up to the top of Viejas Mountain, which is green again after the Cedar Fire in 2003.

September 4, 2013
A love-hate relationship with top-ten lists

The one question I’m asked most frequently is “What’s the best restaurant in San Diego?” Impossible! How can I compare this deliciously fresh, perfectly seasoned, crisply battered fish taco with that subtly nuanced, silky smooth, ...

September 4, 2013
Where the Diva eats

I have more restaurants in my repertoire than a jukebox has records, and I love to go on new foodie adventures. But despite the myriad options at my disposal with the extensive selection of restaurants ...

September 4, 2013
Peter Pan in San Diego

Do San Diego men suffer from Peter Pan Syndrome? The San Diego women who have to date them sure do!

All over the map

I’m usually at a loss when asked what the “best restaurant neighborhood” in San Diego is. The truth is, we log in some miles going to our favorite places. South to Chula Vista for Mariscos ...

September 4, 2013
The Bedford files

Boy, so many good places to choose from, from O’side to the Other Side of the line. The major discovery for me has been the incredible bargains you can get in the exploding world of ...

September 4, 2013
La Fenice

Current Owner: Terravista Partners, Ltd. Listing Price: $9,875,000 to $12,900,000 Beds: 6 Baths: 8 House Size: 10,000 square feet “La Fenice,” named after a famed 18th-century Italian theater, is one of the oldest and most ...

September 4, 2013
Can Qualcomm buy the GOP?

Ramping up for what’s expected to be an all-out company effort to get former GOP assemblyman Nathan Fletcher elected mayor of San Diego, cell phone giant Qualcomm still had plenty of cash for federal candidates, ...

September 4, 2013
This week in the San Diego clubs, September 5–11

Thursday 5Are you ready for some footbaaaalll. Yuhmeneither. Let’s go out.... From Chicago’s South Side, rapper/provocateur Chief Keef is in town for two gigs this week. In just over a year, the 18-year-old has gone ...

September 4, 2013
The view from the top

An uncertain economy, in tandem with the rise of gastropubs, upscale comfort food joints, and other trends driven to tiresome status by their ubiquity, have rendered fine-dining establishments to endangered-species status in San Diego County. ...

September 4, 2013
Nathan Fox's free puzzle

Local songsmith Nathan Fox explores cabaret bop on this year's I'm All Done EP.

September 4, 2013
Indie takes a hit

San Diego Indie Fest takes a hit this year, but producer Alicia Champion is undeterred.

September 4, 2013
Baja Makes Me Hungry

Tijuana and nearby cities to the south have become famous in the past few years for their locally sourced Baja Med cuisine. The fusion fare of traditional Mexican dishes with Asian and Mediterranean influences highlights ...

September 4, 2013
La Jolla Playhouse presents Detained in the Desert

It’s always a relief when license plates with Saguaro cacti exodus east this time of year. Our roads thin out, like arteries purged of cholesterol. But Teatro Mascara Magica’s staging a play all Zonies should ...

September 4, 2013
Great war for a vacation

With rumblings of revolution and war in the Middle East, maybe summer 2013 wasn’t exactly the best time to take off for a free deluxe tour of Israel, but freshman Democratic congressman Juan Vargas, accompanied ...

September 4, 2013
Jelly Bread

Funk mined from the best days of funk, meaning the music that was made during the ’80s R&B revival days by the likes of alto saxist Maceo Parker and bigger horn-band acts like Cameo. Jelly ...

September 4, 2013
Twitter – tool for the people in Mexican narco war

Baja's social network has boots on the ground and up-to-the-minute news to tweet — #dontcrosstheborderwithoutit.

September 4, 2013
Ten great dishes (and the places that served them)

For this list, I have decided to use not great restaurants but great dishes. It gets a handle on ten local restaurants by looking at some of the best individual dishes I’ve eaten in the ...

September 4, 2013
Letters to the Editor

Double Trouble You have Holler in the August 29 Reader. The one from Clairemont was already printed a few issues ago in the same column. I know that, because the guy called it “Square-mont.” I’m ...

September 4, 2013
Legislative pit bulls

Telecommunications giant AT&T apparently felt generous back on June 13, anteing up a pair of free tickets to Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena concert of Pitbull for Crystal Quezada, legislative director for first term San Diego ...

September 4, 2013
O.B. One Church

OB One Church finds the lost and lights them up like a rocket.

September 4, 2013
The Birthday Diaries

Birthday girl Sarah divulges the secret to picking winners at the track — check out their butts.

September 4, 2013
Blonde in White Convertible

Do you know me? I am the blonde in the white convertible. Have you seen me cruising up the coast on a mango day? Top down, honeydew bandana holding back my hair, juicy fruit lips ...

September 4, 2013
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