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Content for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

News & Stories

Why people leave San Diego

San Diego's income: 12.3% above the nation's average. San Diego's cost of living: 29.2% higher than the nation's average.

July 16, 2014
Summer in the South

The Oriole sings in the greening grove As if he were half-way waiting, The rosebuds peep from their hoods of green, Timid, and hesitating. The rain comes down in a torrent sweep And the nights ...

July 16, 2014
66.3% — Isn't that a solid "D"?

Clean Edge, a clean-tech research firm, yesterday (July 15) published its ranking of states and metro areas in clean-tech commitment and leadership. San Diego ranked third among the largest metro areas, up from seventh last ...

July 16, 2014
Run silent, run the risk

An elderly woman on a motorized scooter was hit by a car while trying to cross the street in Pacific Beach on Sunday morning, July 13, at 10:30 a.m. The scooter entered the intersection of ...

Consider beard-transplant surgery

Dear Hipster: I really want to cement my ironic nonconformity with a magnificent beard, but I can’t grow any facial hair for the life of me. What can I do? — Jesse As I’ve said ...

July 16, 2014
Panahi’s Closed Curtain finally gets a commercial release

Panahi appears suddenly and unexpectedly halfway through the film. His arrival is the most dazzling in-camera special effect of the year.

July 16, 2014
Potato salad and the the ultimate dark secret

DJ: I just heard about the Potato Salad Kickstarter Guy. Is ironic Kickstarting the next wave of hipster entrepreneurism? — Dave The potato-salad campaign contains even less irony than the Alanis Morissette song about irony, ...

July 16, 2014
Left speechless

In an era when any jerk with a Wi-Fi connection can condemn every small business on Earth for no good reason, it speaks volumes to find a bar with zero Yelp reviews. No off-topic whiners. ...

Stone is a funk star

“I can tell you that Sal Filipelli: This Day in Music History will feature three songs written by Sal Filipelli and Sly Stone,” says Sal Filipelli of his upcoming full-length. Its debut single, “One More ...

July 16, 2014
Just the right amount of wrong

Oh, man. This is one desolate little stretch of street. Lytton. Loma Portal. Quarter mile of traffic-crammed blight. Maybe it’s the half light. Whatever, I come to a closed-up, windowless, brick-red-painted concrete building with no ...

Lawyer's money train seems to be stopping

James Warner, the criminal defense attorney who yesterday pled guilty to stashing $100,000 in drug money for a client of his, has played a role in other allegedly fraudulent endeavors in San Diego County. Warner ...

July 16, 2014
Former busker Andy Grammer

In music-industry years, Andy Grammer is about three years old. The Los Angeles native released his self-titled debut in 2011 and with it pretty much went from being a dude that busked street corners in ...

July 16, 2014
In search of coastal sage scrub

The coastal sage plant community has been nearly eliminated in San Diego County, replaced by housing developments, shopping centers, business centers, and golf courses. However, remnants remain in some of our coastal canyons and in ...

A tourist in my own town

My college roommate came to town, her first visit to San Diego since we graduated an undisclosed number of years back. “I have limited time,” said Crystal, “and I want to see it all, by ...

July 16, 2014
Chill out, man

Dear Hipster: I am nearly dying from the heat of late. Your hipster mind hold any creative ideas for staying cool? — Jenn Seriously, the best thing I can think of is to paint your ...

July 16, 2014
Recording outside the box

“Dr. Jeffrey Welsh is the president of Mueller College,” Dan Roberts says, “and a lifelong musician. He founded a prog-rock band called the Ninth Choir.” Roberts is the college’s marketing director. He checks in with ...

July 16, 2014
Sacrificial stands

The stylized piece stresses not the gore but the fierce resolve that led to it.

July 16, 2014
SDSU’s self-report draws a blank

It took almost two weeks, but KPBS, the public broadcast operation owned and run by San Diego State University finally got around to reporting on a state audit blasting the school for mishandling its sexual ...

July 16, 2014
X unplugged and a big bag of Burger bands

Sunday 20L.A. punk perennials X play Belly Up, acoustic-like, after Sean (Throw Rag) and Zander (Circle Jerks) and O (Fluf). If you’d like a preview of what X gets up to unplugged, I’d recommend John ...

July 16, 2014
Hillbilly boogie, Chain Gang Daydreams, one-man's carnal carnival

Thursday 17Yeehaw — there’s gone be a barn-burner at Bar Pink Thursday night when SanFran “hillbilly boogie” band Jimbo Trout & the Fish People surface at the NoPark hot spot. Trout and the Fish are ...

July 16, 2014
A boy’s life

“Twelve Years in the Making!” Sounds more like a tagline from a Hollywood biblical epic, not Boyhood, the latest, commendably ambitious film from director Richard Linklater. I know what you’re thinking. Would it really have ...

July 16, 2014
Bell wins — Yay!

“I had a new CD coming out of 20th-century classical music, but I added an original piece dedicated to my flute mentor,” musician Lori Bell tells the Reader in an interview conducted in her second-floor ...

Standup guy

What does it take to be a TV anchor in San Diego these days? Judging from a recent job notice by Tribune Company, owner of Fox affiliate KSWB, 1970s parody Ron Burgundy might still make ...

July 16, 2014
Apologetic demons

“You just bought me lunch,” I responded. “And I told you I could help. If I wasn’t available, I would have said no. And give me a little more credit — you know I don’t do things I don’t want to do.”

July 16, 2014
Taking Sides

It’s in the Omission In publishing a controversial report by the Center for Investigative Reporting (News Ticker: “SD's For-Profit Colleges Devour GI Bill Bucks”), you have advanced a misleading impression based on a critical lack ...

July 16, 2014
Selling businesses is his business

Not long ago, business broker Gary Grine was summoned to a mailbox franchise outlet. The owner had purchased the business as an investment and now wanted to sell. From the glowing terms the man was ...

July 16, 2014
La Jolla Music outraises San Diego Opera over 10-1

La Jolla Music Society has raised $50 million while San Diego Opera has raised $4.5 million. But still, the opera is doing well, given this spring's turmoil.

Amy and Freddy and Charro and Ethel

“Reality shows aren’t real,” says Amy Armstrong, who was given a unanimous thumbs-up by the judges on America’s Got Talent and was promised on air to move on to a third competition in Las Vegas. ...

July 16, 2014
Message in Congress

Inasmuch as our greatest leaders have shown no doubt about God’s proper place in the American birthright, can we, in our day, dare do less?.... In no other place in the United States are there ...

Fountain of traffic

A May announcement in U-T San Diego by Charley Marchesano, project management chief of the county’s Department of General Services, that Qualcomm would be staging an exclusive party for 5000 at the county’s new bayside ...

July 16, 2014
“Mom Card” up for review

Post Title: About this writer You know how you hide the Costco-sized bag of peanut M&Ms in the freezer behind the frozen broccoli and when no one is looking, you sneak a handful and eat ...

July 16, 2014
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