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Content for Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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Navy SEAL punches cabdriver at Bayfront Hilton

He looked at the shattered driver's side window of his cab and worried about how his boss would react. He never saw the punch coming.

December 24, 2014
To Jesus on His Birthday

For this your mother sweated in the cold, For this you bled upon the bitter tree: A yard of tinsel ribbon bought and sold; A paper wreath; a day at home for me. The merry ...

December 24, 2014
All you want for Christmas

Wages are stagnant, album sales miserable, and download revenues a joke. In this harsh, wintry economic climate, musicians are more dependent than ever on Santa Claus to deliver the goods. Circa 2014, it seems as ...

December 24, 2014
Despite the rumors, San Diego has soul

Although it may not be the first genre one associates with San Diego, soul music is experiencing a resurgence here, with over a dozen soul bands playing and recording around town. Two of the groups ...

December 24, 2014
Squeaky cheese?

She looks like Renée Zellweger. Wait. Maybe she is René Zellwegger. Maybe the real Renée got sick of the movie life and paid another chica to come out to the cameras after the “facelift,” pretending ...

Keane eyes

What could Tim Burton have possibly seen in Big Eyes, the story of a monotonous, marginally talented, yet enormously successful “artist?” Something of himself, perhaps? For years, even Burton’s staunchest detractors (I’m one of them) ...

December 24, 2014
Blame it on college

“I’m pretty dang happy right now...a steady paycheck would be groovy, though.”

December 24, 2014
Cash’d Out Christmas with Rosie Flores

A double-header with Cash’d Out and Rosie Flores for your holiday pleasure. Cash’d Out is a Johnny Cash tribute act. They’ve been around San Diego now for close to a decade. For what it’s worth, ...

December 24, 2014
Our plan Everything

Touring bands and booking agents will tell you local opportunities are few compared to the thriving hard rock scenes in L.A., the Bay Area, or Texas. But the five guys in A New Challenger Approaches ...

December 24, 2014
Beer and Bar Mitzvah

A Jerry Brown appointee to the board that runs the Del Mar fair has decided to throw in the towel after just one four-year term. “I am writing to inform you that I will not ...

December 24, 2014
Ten Worst Films of 2014

Much of what follows was regurgitated from capsule reviews with the occasional extra added dash of bonus bile. (You don’t really expect me to give any of these a second look, do you?) Haters gonna ...

December 24, 2014
There are midnight lips to kiss

Sunday 28From Los Angeles, “dirty reggae” act the Aggrolites (“1960s soul music, funk, and skinhead reggae”) skank into Belly Up Sunday night. The Aggrolites’ 2006 self-titled Hellcat Records release is an essential set to get ...

December 24, 2014
Adolescents at play, Hideout at Soda Bar, Cured for your holiday hangover

Thursday 25Happy hols, y’all. Fa la la la, la la la. Friday 26Belly Up stages a Cash’d Out Christmas featuring the top-shelf JC tribute with wicked special guest Rosie Flores. Flores is Dave Good’s Of ...

December 24, 2014
Abundant signs of renewed life

Hike this peak for dramatic views of the desert, mountains, and ocean all from one spot.

Drainpipes 'n' winklepickers

Who is this Elvis Presley character you speak of?

December 24, 2014
That old black magic

In terms of fan interest, yes, the Chargers Saturday night comeback ranks right up there. The Bolts push on with their December heroics, every game is a must-win game, every game is a walking–to-the-edge thriller, ...

December 24, 2014
Championship living

An elegant solution for those who enjoy entertaining formally.

DeMaio’s vows

Word out of Washington earlier this month that defeated GOP congressional candidate Carl DeMaio is starting up a new super PAC has been followed by a quick rollout of the committee’s website, which suggests the ...

December 24, 2014
Going once, going twice...

“Is that the actual key?” Eric Denton says with obvious delight. “And it still works?” It does. “We should raise the price,” he says, only half joking about the $99 price tagged onto an old ...

December 24, 2014
No internet naïveté

Dear Hipster: How come you don’t have a personal blog? I thought all hipsters had to have personal blogs, or at least Tumblrs. I might read it, if that’s any consolation to you. — Bernie ...

December 24, 2014
No girl sets out to die

November Butterfly (my first poetry collection) comes out in 30 days! I’m anxious, nervous, and excited. Inadvertently, over the past seven years, as I wrote the poems that would become November Butterfly, I left a ...

December 24, 2014
Texts and death in Oceanside

In 2006, when he was 17, Arturo Salazar came north from Oaxaca, Mexico. He attended El Camino High School in Oceanside where he met 15-year-old Edith Garcia. “She was the woman that I loved from ...

December 24, 2014
Humanity is not all written off

Pastor Terry Brooks preached his first sermon at age eight.

December 24, 2014
Wheel-greasing

Republican county supervisor Bill Horn has been getting some reflected financial love from one of the San Diego’s biggest landholders. Rancho Guejito, which is enmeshed in a struggle to develop its sprawling 22,000-acre holding in ...

December 24, 2014
Yesterday's catch is tonight's dinner

December 23 dock totals *Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 39 Anglers, 1 Boat, 27 Vermilion Rockfish, 3 California Sheephead, 128 Rockfish H&M Landing 86 Anglers, 5 Boats, *2 Spider Crab, 3 Red Rock Crab, 5 California Spiny ...

December 24, 2014
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