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Content for Wednesday, March 5, 2014

News & Stories

San Diego Reader Happy Hour Guide 2014

Reader writers chase cheap chomps and chugs in SD: Nobody knows Happy Hour in San Diego like Ed Bedford — The man has been chasing cheap chomps and chugs around San Diego (and telling you ...

My Niece

Born on the first day of spring the first year of the millennium. Imitator of waitresses and magicians; unpredictable thrower of tantrums; connoisseur of Gummy Bears, vanilla yogurt, and orange juice with calcium; disliker of ...

March 5, 2014
Showers closed at Robb Field Fitness Club

If you break a sweat during a workout at Robb Field Fitness Club — or if you're homeless and looking for a place to clean up — you'll have to find someplace else to take ...

March 5, 2014
SENTRI pass border-crossers frustrated

Drivers coming north from Tijuana through the San Ysidro Port of Entry this week have been struggling to figure out the new route to the SENTRI lanes — a route that hasn't worked well for ...

Rancho Shampoo

Amid playing with Mexicali hardcore outfit Los Nuevos Maevans (actually just some dudes Milli Vanilli-ing a pre-recorded ’80s punk play-list — seriously), Guillermo Estrada went on a spirit quest and re-invented himself as flute-tooting techno-shaman ...

Profound effects of social media overstated?

While social media may have been the catalyst for launching such events as the "Arab Spring" uprisings, most rumblings of civic activism birthed on the web tend to birth much less tangible end results, a ...

March 5, 2014
Elephants in the room

“After splitting ways with our old label,” says Hills Like Elephants frontman Sean Davenport, “we were told, even though it was them saying they didn’t want to work with us, that we were ‘in breech ...

Detroit Red Wings deal a cautionary tale

The sports publication deadspin.com this week excerpted a story on the Detroit Red Wings scam from Next City, a magazine for urban leaders. The story unearths some new, horripilating facts. A week after Detroit declared ...

March 5, 2014
Sex Pistols salute

The Super Bowl halftime show got close to punk with the once-revolutionary Red Hot Chili Peppers. The founder of local Sex Pistols salute Rotten Johnnies maintains that all threatening rock eventually becomes safe. “If enough ...

Nobody knows Happy Hour in San Diego like Ed Bedford

The man has been chasing cheap chomps and chugs around San Diego (and telling you all about it) for over 20 years. Ed, we raise our discounted-drink glasses to you.

March 5, 2014
Aural gravy

“We’re re-releasing digital formats of defunct San Diego bands, to bring their music back to life,” says Stephanie Rose, production manager at Aural Gravy Records. “We’ll be releasing one album per week, beginning in March, ...

March 5, 2014
Ian Pike's Beachtastic Happy Hour Spectacular 2014

Sea 180 The view from this bar is so good, it makes IB worth driving to. Happy Hour, which fills the gap between lunch and dinner service, runs 2:30-5:00pm every day. There are half-price cocktails ...

March 5, 2014
Crock pot to dog bowl

“Would you feed your baby the same processed food day in and day out every day all day for the rest of his or her life? Probably not. So why are you feeding that to ...

March 5, 2014
City distances itself from Filner harassment case

Court documents filed in the case of military veteran Katherine Ragazzino and her nurse Michelle Tyler — who allege that former mayor Bob Filner sexually harassed them during a meeting last year — shows the ...

March 5, 2014
Visitors is Paranormal Activity for eggheads

Godfrey Reggio uses precisely 74 shots to tell his story. With only four behind me and 70 left to go, the film’s thesis was already stated and its conclusion long foregone. Do I grab a ...

March 5, 2014
San Diego Rep visits Detroit...or is it Kansas City, maybe Denver?

They have trod the proscribed path: college, marriage, no beer-drinking in the front yard.

Where the Diva Gets Happy

Counterpoint Counterpoint is a perfect destination for that right-after-work stop-by for a quick few drinks on the cheap, with the welcoming option of staying and lingering while sharing scrumptious plates from the starters section of ...

March 5, 2014
Elephant Tree Trail, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

The elephant tree (Bursera microphylla) is rarely found in the United States. It is found in the Gila Range of Arizona and, more commonly, in Baja California and Sonora, Mexico. For many years it was ...

Chad Deal deals details...

The Brigantine Landlocked pirates, beware! The Brigantine — a microchain that touts more seafood specials than one’s sextant can fathom — finds true north during Happy Hours from 4pm to close on Sundays and Mondays, ...

March 5, 2014
Montana judge won't dismiss SDG&E wind-farm case

A Montana judge yesterday (March 4) kept a temporary injunction in place against San Diego Gas & Electric. The local utility wanted the judge to dismiss a case and permit it to withdraw its planned ...

March 5, 2014
Sports scandal aftermath

Great scandals. The world is agog. The world moves on. The world forgets. How many of the following scandals do you remember? Where is Tim Donaghy, the corrupt NBA referee? August 2007, Donaghy pleaded guilty ...

March 5, 2014
In the San Diego music clubs Sunday–Wednesday, March 9–12

Sunday 9From Chicago, heady-metal trio Russian Circles spin into Casbah Sunday night. The post-rock instrumentalists are touring in support of last year’s critical hit Memorial, a record that out-explodes Explosions in the Sky, pummels the ...

March 5, 2014
In the San Diego music clubs Thursday–Saturday, March 6–8

Thursday 6From Oakland, producer-musician Matthew Melton (ex–Bare Wires) and his latest “lo-fi-glam-garage-pop” project Warm Soda pour their sticky goodness on the Hideout stage Thursday night. Warm Soda’s 2013 set, Someone for You, arcs from the ...

March 5, 2014
Best value per square foot in San Diego

Current Owner: David Rosenaur Listing Price: $4,995,000 – $5,395,000 Beds: 7 Baths: 9 “It’s the best value per square foot for a house with this build quality and view, anywhere in San Diego,” says Berkshire ...

March 5, 2014
Before he was @sdbeernews, he was @offdutyfoodie

The Hake Sequestered below street level on Prospect, this seafood enclave has a broad assortment of mezcal, some of which find its way into tasty signature cocktails like the Oaxacan Old Fashioned — smoky mezcal, ...

March 5, 2014
Get your dog supplies delivered

“We have seven office dogs that eat the treats and play with toys all day.”

March 5, 2014
Carlsbad roommate who wanted the music turned down is dead

“He attempted to punch me in the face as he ran towards me,” said Carlsbad police detective Scott Stallman. The murder suspect had become increasingly “agitated” and “animated” after detectives confronted him with evidence that ...

March 5, 2014
Happy Hour picks from Reader new guy Patrick Henderson

Casa de Pico The bar is loud and hopping, even on seemingly off nights. Beers are $1 off normal prices but each $4.50 margarita (served blended or on the rocks), gets you a small paper ...

March 5, 2014
Christ the King Lutheran Church

Membership: 1200 Pastor: Mark Johnson Age: 46 Born: Minneapolis, MI Formation: Lutheran Bible Institute, Anaheim; Concordia University, Irvine; Lutheran Seminary, St. Paul Years Ordained: 17 San Diego Reader: What is your favorite subject on which ...

March 5, 2014
Mr. Perch weighs in

My name is Red C. Perch, and I am writing in response to Old Mackerel Breath ("Straight from the Sea Lion’s Mouth," Letters, February 6). I take offense to your comments. My family and the ...

March 5, 2014
Ticket to Park

I just had to respond to “Ticket to Ride” (Letters, February 20) and the comment, “There are No Smoking signs posted everywhere in El Cajon, and a person smoking under each one of them.” I ...

March 5, 2014
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