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Content for Wednesday, August 27, 2014

News & Stories

San Diego Meetups: Ghosts Happen, Bitcoin, Zeitgeist, Furries,

If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good. — Dr. Seuss

August 27, 2014
Kaleidoscope

I remember sex before my husband as a vague, vagrant landscape of taller, darker men, all thick hair and hands, the full lips of the rich past. And sometimes, when I’m taking a sidewalk full ...

August 27, 2014
Late is late

Dear Hipster: When is it too late to send a thank-you note? — Lily You know how they say, “If you have to ask if something is racist, then it’s probably racist?” Well, this is ...

August 27, 2014
Raider Nation invades Mission Valley

Soon after exiting the 8 freeway off Hotel Circle on August 23, you could hear, “Raaaiiiiiiiders, Raaaiiiiiiiders.” Oakland Raiders flags, banners, and decals were plastered over the majority of the cars in the lot. The ...

Total Wealth mis-Management

On April 15, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged that Total Wealth Management, a San Diego investment firm headed by Jacob Cooper, had taken kickbacks without informing its clients. The firm's regular KOGO radio ...

August 27, 2014
Reunite Like Jehu

It almost seemed like a prank, the Facebook announcement that Drive Like Jehu planned to reunite, at least long enough to play one free show on the big concrete stage at the Balboa Park Organ ...

August 27, 2014
Jimmy Carter and People magazine (shh...)

Name: Crystal Sloan Age: 49 Occupation: Administrative assistant at a nonprofit Neighborhood: College Area WHERE INTERVIEWED: Barnes & Noble, Grossmont Center What are you reading? Rational Recovery: The New Cure for Substance Addiction, by Jack ...

August 27, 2014
Serious Manhattan

Every so often in life, paperback utility ought to give over to leather-bound editions; the joy of a Swisher Sweet to the experience of a Romeo y Julieta; the usual Manhattan cocktail to nothing less ...

Bonding with The November Man, Pierce Brosnan

I hopped a Trailways bus to the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills recently, where I teamed with CraveOnLine’s Fred Topel for a rousing chat with Pierce Brosnan on his latest action thriller, The November Man. ...

August 27, 2014
Back to innocence

Javier Escovedo’s return to local music has been gradual. The guitarist/songwriter is an on-again, off-again San Diegan. He lived in Huntington Beach before moving to Chula Vista in his teens. In the mid ’70s, Escovedo’s ...

August 27, 2014
Third wave breaks in Bird Rock

I drink coffee every day. I probably don’t even drink water every day, or beer, or any other important beverages. But coffee gets the call, rain or shine. For a time I was content to ...

August 27, 2014
Record-release roundup

This week’s new releases include Kris McCoy’s Toes in the Sand CD, which he says was inspired by “summer, Ocean Beach, and meet-ups at Tower 2 for family beach days and surfing”; Reverend Stickman’s More ...

August 27, 2014
Lotsa pork and onions

Wow. Pointed prow of a big ol’ Navy cruiser knifes right past. In the waters between us and the island of Coronado. It kinda fills the sky. Heading under the bridge and home port. The ...

Shake Before Us blends the old

A contemporary rock-and-roll band using vintage gear from the 1960s — but not to make modern music so much as to keep that old party going. Shake Before Us are like the ’60s never ended. ...

August 27, 2014
Welfare cheaters

San Diego County officials have been playing fast and loose with the so-called Electronic Benefit Transfer cards used by welfare recipients to buy food and other essentials, according to a July audit. In addition to ...

August 27, 2014
Happy 9 Old Men doc won’t leave you sleepy

To those familiar with the term, “9 Old Men” hearkens back to the Golden Age of studio animation. From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Rescuers, this elite corps of Disney animations — ...

August 27, 2014
Yoo-hoo, it's Jehu

Sunday 31So, this blew up local social media (and several national sites) last week: 20-years-gone post-punk locals Drive Like Jehu will reunite at the organ pavilion in Balboa Park at 7 p.m. on Sunday night. ...

August 27, 2014
Odd lover out

Might have felt like a good news/bad news situation. Renowned director Mark Lamos gets to do Shakespeare at the Old Globe. The bad news? It’s “Two Gents.” The Two Gentlemen of Verona was a popular ...

August 27, 2014
Safety dancers, crunk kickers

Thursday 28“You can dance if you want to” Thursday night, when Belly Up hosts an ’80s dance party, featuring new-wave acts Men Without Hats (“Safety Dance”) and Betamaxx, a seven-human jukebox of all things ’80s. ...

August 27, 2014
Hip-hop U

While much attention has been given to the plight of the Ché Café, the larger Porter’s Pub (550-person capacity) has been proceeding with little fanfare, presenting national artists, often to a packed house. In the ...

August 27, 2014
Ice bucket meh

Dear Hipster: I nominate you for an ice-bucket challenge!!!! Who will you challenge? You can do up to four. — Mark Meh. I’m already over it. (For anybody living under a rock, Ice Bucket Challenge ...

August 27, 2014
Happy horses

Someone else, having overheard our conversation, piped in, “Most of these horses have stylists, massage therapists, and veterinarians constantly catering to their every need.”

August 27, 2014
Strapped to my kayak

In the past two decades, a new sport has taken root in the fishing community, in freshwater and saltwater — kayak fishing. The kayak-fishing industry, barely a blip on the radar a decade and a ...

August 27, 2014
Influence 101

UCSD is searching for someone expert in the gentle art of political schmoozing to promote the giant taxpayer-funded institution with federal officials in Washington. Reporting to vice chancellor for research Sandra Brown, the new hire ...

August 27, 2014
Promoting free speech

Necessary for Life Itself Re: “The Big Dry,” (August 21 cover story) I never understood why people have green lawns. It is work to maintain a green lawn. If you’re like Maynard G. Crebbs (and ...

August 27, 2014
Straddle the Sunrise

When the Anza-Borrego Foundation bought the ranch, they saved the ranch.

Soon, I was in the 40/40 flow!

The internet will save things for you.

August 27, 2014
Use brains, stay in California

Texas governor Rick Perry touts low taxes and wages, but the companies wanting brains stay in California.

August 27, 2014
Ché Café digs in its heels, lawyers up

The attorney who helped stopped the removal of the seals from Children’s Pool in La Jolla, has signed on to halt the removal of live music and healthy food from the Ché Café, UCSD’s 34-year-old ...

August 27, 2014
Lawyers’ feast

A campaign committee backing a drive by Democratic Qualcomm co-founder and La Jolla billionaire Irwin Jacobs and allies to counter the GOP’s effort to repeal the city’s new minimum-wage ordinance may have the longest name ...

August 27, 2014
Espoused syncretism

On God “Thou art That” is the preaching of the Upanishads; that is their message. Great is their reliance upon this; but how can they, however mighty, describe Him? Pandit, your thoughts are all untrue; ...

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