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Content for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

News & Stories

Joseph Abramowitz scoffs at Alzheimer’s tests

There aren't too many doctors on planet Earth who think like Joseph Abramowitz.

July 30, 2014
Peeved, to be sure

This week, two events affecting Pacific Gas & Electric, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and CPUC president Michael Peevey, have ignited a firestorm of justifiable indignation. First, the City of San Bruno managed to ...

July 30, 2014
The Clams have an antique tone

Shannon and the Clams create little madhouse videos that both entertain and leave a viewer glad the real world is the way it is. Shannon Shaw’s a cherubic blonde with dark and artsy deliriums. In ...

July 30, 2014
Mr. Kilgour’s SoCal holiday

When you think New Zealand, quality rock isn’t usually what comes to mind. Back in the early ’80s, though, a small label called Flying Nun Records began churning out stimulating releases by bands such as ...

July 30, 2014
"Official ticket site," in a pig's eye

The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Connecticut have fined three online ticket resellers $1.4 million for deceptive advertising. One of the companies, SecureBoxOffice, is run out of San Diego by James Moran. SecureBoxOffice ...

July 30, 2014
Bad son

Gregory Dale Foley, 56, pleads not-guilty to the attempted murder of his 81-year-old mother and cruelty to his 86-year-old father, in a trial that began yesterday, July 29, 2014. The prosecutor played a chilling 911 ...

July 30, 2014
Firefighters call police

A Bonita man was arrested on Monday night, July 28, after a couple of foiled burglary attempts, beginning at La Mesa Fire Station 12 on the 8800 block of Dallas Street. Firefighters from Station 12 ...

July 30, 2014
Strawberry blusters, bourbon finishes

The 22-story high Altitude Sky Lounge stays grounded in the fundamentals of good cocktails, says head mixologist Jeremy LeBlanc. Southern cousin to the Moscow Mule, the Kentucky Buck is a great example. According to LeBlanc, ...

July 30, 2014
Rockers who write

The local music scene abounds in literary aspirations, with new and reissued books from players such as Ben Johnson, Alfred Howard, J.D. Boucharde, Wayne Riker, Justin Pearson, and Jon Kanis. Drummer and longtime Casbah bartender ...

July 30, 2014
Park it here

This spring, Duncan Solutions, a parking-meter provider from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, paid the CrisCom Company of Chatsworth, California, $5000 to lobby the City of San Diego regarding procurement of its wares. Earlier this year the city ...

July 30, 2014
Pleasure additive

‘Whu-where are we?” Yes, I’m kinda nervous. Driving with Ria, Carla’s best buddy. I mean, she’s a good driver and all, but this wagon: Volvo, 200,000 miles before the odometer stopped working, heater won’t turn ...

Between Hipsterville and Broburg

Dear Hipster: I find myself floating back and forth between Hipsterville and Broburg. There are times when the more intellectual and artistic ways of Hipsterville (even if they verge on pretension) appeal to me. But ...

July 30, 2014
Hold Steady Deathtrap

After a four-year hiatus, Brooklyn-based alt-rock band the Hold Steady is back on the road supporting a new disc, Teeth Dreams. They’ll be at Belly Up Thursday night, July 31. The band toured relentlessly during ...

July 30, 2014
The effect of Ether

Just about every patented discovery has either multiple claimants or someone who got to the patent office too late.

July 30, 2014
Name Withheld

ADA Abuse Dave Good’s article (“San Diego Among Worst Postal Dog Bite Cities,” City Lights, July 24) may lead the Reader to look into the pit bull service dog connection. In Los Angeles a psychologist ...

July 30, 2014
Very, very good?

The PR slaves at Tribeca Films want potential viewers to believe their latest release, Very Good Girls, spotlights a pact between two high school virgins, Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen, to enter college unchaste. All ...

July 30, 2014
With cruel glee

The Scandalous Art of James Ensor explores the art of the Great Distruber.

July 30, 2014
My Spoon is too big!

Sunday 3There’s an early show (4p) out at Tower Bar by 30-year-strong garage punx M.O.T.O. (Masters of the Obvious). Later on you get a reunited Last Years as well as the Ferments and Badabing...or head ...

July 30, 2014
Brassy Budos, salty Clams...

Thursday 31Brooklyn-via-Minneapolis alternative act the Hold Steady have held steady to their punk’d-rock form, churning out guitarist Tad Kubler’s brand of beery-brawny rawk while frontman Craig Finn sing-speaks his beery-brainy poetics, mini-epic tales of the ...

July 30, 2014
Because cyborgs

Cyborg party at the Xoo brings in a few lawn chairs.

July 30, 2014
Stone deaf

After the wildfires in San Diego this past May, some hearing-impaired viewers of television station KGTV complained to the Federal Communications Commission that the broadcaster’s so-called closed captioning didn’t work very well. The station provided ...

July 30, 2014
Dubstep speaks to me

“When you talk about ‘classical music,’” he said, using air quotes, “you limit yourself to composers of a specific era. Why aren’t you exulting the genius of the ancient Greek composer Limenius?”

July 30, 2014
Some of that California money

Doug Manchester, who intends to build a long-delayed hotel in Austin, is putting on a glitzy fundraiser for Greg Abbott, the Republican who is running for Texas governor against Democrat Wendy Davis. Manchester and his ...

Too hip, gotta go!

DJ: "Garfield" from 7/15 made me think of you! Did you ever hear of a guy named Frazer Smith? He was a DJ on KLOS radio in the ’80s, and he had a club called ...

July 30, 2014
A look down on Escondido from Dixon Lake

Dixon Lake is a multipurpose recreation area adjacent to the Daley Ranch Open Space Preserve. Both are managed by the City of Escondido, but separately. Dixon Lake provides drinking water for Escondido, so swimming isn’t ...

July 30, 2014
City of San Diego Auditor Luna gets snubbed

City Auditor Eduardo Luna was promised he would be independent. But after stepping on toes of the downtown crowd, he is catching flak.

July 30, 2014
Hard to swallow

“The letter came registered mail — signature requested on July 3.” It was an eviction notice. Katie Halvin says it gave her until November 1 to vacate her Parkway Bar. She and her husband Doug ...

July 30, 2014
Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longam

They are not long, the weeping and the laughter, Love and desire and hate: I think they have no portion in us after We pass the gate. They are not long, the days of wine ...

July 30, 2014
Juan’s campaign laundry

Freshman Democratic congressman Juan Vargas has many political mouths to feed. In addition to tending this year’s campaign fund, Vargas has been raising cash for his 2010 California senate election committee, which still owes about ...

July 30, 2014
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