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Content for Wednesday, December 10, 2014

News & Stories

My daughter told us in Marina Village parking lot that she is heroin addict

I'm not going to sleep for a week. I'll throw up and have the shakes.

December 10, 2014
In August

We sit on the sun porch and watch the storm roll in from the Rock River, he with Jane Kenyon’s Otherwise, her luminous poems about dying, cradled in his lap, a book I bought him ...

December 10, 2014
City to retake De Anza Cove real estate

After an 11-year-long legal battle, the fight over De Anza Cove in Mission Bay is over. On Tuesday, December 16, city-council members will sign off on a $32-million payout in relocation fees for mobile-home owners. ...

December 10, 2014
Mursic: strange name, great band

The first time I heard Mursic was at a coffee shop in La Mesa. No, they weren’t performing there — Clay Hackett, a drummer, had saved some of their demo tracks to his iPad. He ...

December 10, 2014
Record-release roundup

New releases this week include Poor Life Choices by alt-country band Mark Kramer and the 12 Steps, Hurricane from Rob Bondurant (release party December 12 at 7 Grand), and 21st Century ShatMan by William Shatner ...

December 10, 2014
Does alcohol really slow my goals?

Earn your shower!

December 10, 2014
Breakfast or bust

"Best Breakfast in Town Coming Soon.” I’ve been watching this sign for months. We’re up on Hancock in the courtyard of 57 Degrees, the wine barn that hosts a monthly food-truck get-together. Not to mention ...

Everybody wants a seat in La Jolla

La Jolla residents Robert Whitney and Michael Morton feel they should have had a chance to serve on the La Jolla Community Planning Association, so much so that the men are suing the city, community ...

December 10, 2014
Talking soundtracks with Wild director Jean-Marc Vallée

Matthew Lickona: Tell me about putting the soundtrack together. I thought it was a very interesting approach, having snatches of songs come in here and there, sometimes having them sung by the characters. Jean-Marc Vallée: ...

December 10, 2014
Mainstream U.

UCSD administration first took aim at the Ché Café, and now it has its sights set on Porter’s Pub. “It’s like they’re giving themselves chemo but killing off all of the wrong organs,” says a ...

December 10, 2014
Bacon, lettuce, and tornado

Looking for an off-the-wall gift for your white-elephant holiday party? Get to Lou’s Records in Encinitas and pick up one of their random mystery boxes. Each box costs $5 and contains around 30 compact discs. ...

December 10, 2014
The abundant life of Peter Kuhn

“As things started to really break for me, I was blowing relationships and embarrassing myself in a lot of ways.”

December 10, 2014
Borrego Badlands, here we come

Hike along this cliff edge for a spectacular view of the western and southern badlands.

For your inconsideration

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, a month when studios, eager to rack up as many awards and nominations as possible, fill critics’ yuletide stockings (and inboxes) with dozens of “for your consideration” ...

December 10, 2014
Retired lobbyist

It’s official. Chris Cate is no longer a lobbyist for the San Diego County Taxpayers Association. So says a December 2 lobbyist disclosure statement filed by the group with the city clerk’s office. This month ...

December 10, 2014
Sad Boys, Mystic Braves, Bastard Sons

Sunday 14Sunday’s a little lean — Yung Lean! The Swedish MC and his crew, the Sad Boys, play Porter’s Pub behind this year’s Lavender EP. Lean gets a little press grief for his grief, slack-rapping ...

December 10, 2014
See you in the nosebleeds

Thursday 11So, Thursday night’s X and Blasters bill at Casbah sold out, surprising no one...but there’s more around town to soothe your rock-roll soul, as Detroit dynamo Jessica Hernandez and her Deltas roll into Soda ...

December 10, 2014
Artisanal, handcrafted bends

Dear Hipster: How do they make the stripes on candy canes? And when was the candy cane invented? And why canes? — Angie If I may condense a lot of accessible information into one super ...

December 10, 2014
Paul’s archive

Singer/songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill is in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to fund an upcoming album, but now wonders if December was the best time. “The timing is challenging, but I’m at the mercy ...

December 10, 2014
Artists not residents

The city is getting ready to spend $280,000 for “artwork design, fabrication, and installation” to decorate the soon-to-be constructed Hillcrest and Mission Hills library. “The budget is all-inclusive and must cover all costs associated with ...

Hoof beats usually mean horses, not zebras

“There was no shower. Molly told me she’d made the whole thing up. None of it is true.”

December 10, 2014
Hipsters don't ski

Dear Hipster: I just got back from an early-season ski trip with my kids’ families. Let’s just say it’s been a long time since I hit the slopes. Ski fashion has changed...a lot. I don’t ...

December 10, 2014
Dolphin water fountains and balustrade walls in Rancho Santa Fe

Current Owner: Exploron Corp. Bedrooms: 10 Baths: 14 Price: $11,500,000 Come home to “one of Fairbanks Ranch’s finest creations,” boasts the opening in marketing material for the estate at 16715 Camino Sierra Del Sur, a ...

December 10, 2014
Playing through pain

Tricky topic. Civilians and athletes have different tolerances when it comes to pain, although, counterintuitively, they have similar “pain thresholds” (the point where pain begins to be felt). According to a research article in the ...

December 10, 2014
Seeking juice

The Chargers and their lobbyist Mark Fabiani, ex-president Bill Clinton’s onetime “master of disaster,” have ostensibly been hard at work on getting a new billion-dollar taxpayer-subsidized stadium in San Diego. But if they build it, ...

December 10, 2014
Walk it off

Wild tells the story of a woman named Cheryl Strayed (an unadorned Reese Witherspoon) and her attempt to, in her words, “walk myself back to the way I was.” How was she? “I was strong,” ...

December 10, 2014
Cursed with the whip

“I’m a writer, and I use everything. Did all those people think I was just there to entertain them?”

The Bible is clear

Membership: 1500 Pastor: Al Valdez Age: 40 Born: Hollywood, CA Formation: Latin American Bible Institute, La Puente, CA; Facultad Teologia, Montebello, CA; Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA Years Ordained: 15 San Diego Reader: What is ...

December 10, 2014
Hope for Theo

Well-Compensated at Walmart I’m calling you about the article in News Ticker, “Almost a Dirty Secret” by Dave Rice. For once, Dave has his facts completely wrong. For one thing, there is no Walmart in ...

December 10, 2014
Catfish on the chew

Seaforth Sportfishing 37 Anglers, 2 Boats, 4 Sheephead, 105 Rockfish, 1 Lingcod The Sea Watch 1/2 Day AM run with 14 Anglers aboard returned to the dock with 4 California Sheephead, 62 Rockfish, 1 Lingcod ...

December 10, 2014
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