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Content for Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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NFL seeks larger (court) audience

The National Football League and a group of related entities, including equipment manufacturers, moved June 3 to have a concussion-related suit tried in U.S. District Court, instead of Superior Court. The defendants, who were served ...

June 4, 2014
Car-crazies in I.B.

About 50 cars and some motorcycles — from lowriders and hotrods to Harley-Davidsons — showed up for an informal car show on Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach on June 3. Derek Spencer, who sports a ...

Interview with Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia director Nicholas Wrathall

Gone are the days when public intellectuals roamed the television airwaves. (Gone, for many, are the television airwaves.) They may have been partisan, but they were not merely pundits. They classed up the joint, offering ...

June 4, 2014
Cory Briggs, environmental ambulance-chaser?

City attorney Jan Goldsmith and the attorneys working for him are doing their best to try and dig out the thorn in their side whose name is Cory Briggs. Briggs is an environmental lawyer who ...

June 4, 2014
$6 million glass home for sale

A luxurious glass house in Pacific Beach has gone on the market for $5.995 million. "Press a button and part of the roof — 30 feet above the floor at the house's entryway — retracts ...

June 4, 2014
The Sickstring Outlaws: Straight Outta Bakersfield

“Our best gig,” writes Drew Gino Zollo, “was opening up for a sold-out David Allen Coe show right here in Ramona.” The Sickstring Outlaws are a rugged country band based in the North County. “We ...

June 4, 2014
Five minutes in, eyes are glued

Jim Carrey took the “I’m funny but take me serious” route to a whole different level with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. One of the only movies I crave watching over and over. Simply ...

June 4, 2014
Don’t call me Shirley

The Big Lebowski is near and dear to my heart. It’s great the first time but even better the second, third, and thirty-ninth times. A sign of a good movie is when the characters stick ...

June 4, 2014
Borrego's own Jurassic Park

Tour Borrego Valley’s spectacular southern Sky Art metal sculptures.

Buzzo’s new voice(s)

Recalling previous trips to San Diego with his long-running, ever-heavier band the Melvins, Buzz Osborne, coming to the Casbah on June 10, tells the Reader that he remembers “lots of [gigs] over the years but ...

June 4, 2014
Stock shots

“The shot of me that’s on the front of the new GoPro box?” says Tyler Jordan. “It’s on all their billboards, too.” That’s him, for example, on the side of the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. ...

June 4, 2014
Want to play the arena?

San Diego’s live-music venue options have been shrinking over the past five years. Bucking that trend is the arrival of a new venue — within a venue. While it still does not have an name, ...

June 4, 2014
Sophisticated simplicity

‘We have signs outside that say, ‘Home of the Salty Dog,’ so people think we’re claiming we invented the Salty Dog,” bartender Daniel Baker says with a laugh. “But I have to tell them that, ...

Budgetary trauma, outsourced

Should San Diego open its police department “psychological services” contract to competitive bidding? No, says the department in a memo to city council. “The utilization of another counseling firm would require all employees utilizing services ...

June 4, 2014
Watch the Damn Movie

“I don’t want to watch something I’ve never seen and am really excited to see, because with a crowd like this, there’s gonna be talking, and I don’t want to be the bitch who tells everyone to shut up.”

June 4, 2014
Swing dancing is the happiest dancing

“Swing dancing is the happiest dancing around,” says Margie Adams, owner of 2 to Groove in Clairemont Mesa (619-291-3775; 2togroove.com). I like happy, so I asked for more info. “If you’re a newcomer, I suggest ...

June 4, 2014
All the wine glasses on the high shelf shatter

Opera? On Orange Avenue? I was ambling up Coronado’s main street, trying to figure out what to do for the three hours Carla usually takes to get her hair frou-froued up over here — Diane ...

King Buzzo's acoustic machine kills artists

Sunday 8It’s “wild” night in Normal Heights, as Soda Bar stages Wild Ones with Idyll Wild. Wild Ones is a five-piece dream-pop band from Portland in Oregon. Idyll Wild are “a band of ghosts from ...

June 4, 2014
Hillbilly-tinged steampunk

The Bucking Delorian is the kind of place you want to fall in love with. I mean, it’s a freaking Back to the Future–themed bar in downtown Lakeside! But, not unlike the broken promises of ...

June 4, 2014
To lobby is divine

The tortured saga of the City of San Diego’s high-priced Washington lobbyist entered yet another round of possible contention with a request last week by GOP mayor Kevin Faulconer for proposals from a fresh round ...

June 4, 2014
Parking structure, SDSU style

Trustees of the California State University system advanced a plan to spend $142.7 million to build Plaza Linda Verde at San Diego State. The so-called mixed-use facility, in the works since 2011, “will house 659 ...

June 4, 2014
Lost and found in Detroit

Thursday 5After years of anonymity, toiling in Detroit as a day laborer, singer/songwriter Sixto Rodriguez, who had released two LPs in the early ’70s (Cold Fact, Coming from Reality) and then was rumored to have ...

June 4, 2014
Lions out of cage

It’s been less than a year since Soft Lions started playing together, but they are releasing an EP titled Earth Energy, on June 7 at Soda Bar. The self-described “moody post–riot grrl jams” feature members ...

June 4, 2014
The many trials of Madame Tingley, part three

Tingle, tingle, little star / Oft I wonder who you are. / What you do that isn’t right, / Every blessed, spooky night. In mid-October, 1901, as Madame Katherine Tingley’s Universal Brotherhood gained popularity, the ...

Cubicle Wars

Post Title: All the Battles I Fought When I Worked in a Cubicle Post Date: February 23, 2014 As an HSP, I’m highly tuned in to my environment, and lots of little things become big ...

June 4, 2014
Classic on so many levels

Brazil’s City of God, about growing up in favelas (slums), is great. Any more realistic and it’d be a documentary. One DVD extra is a documentary about the current state of favelas. They interview not ...

June 4, 2014
Stabbing outside Carrows Restaurant in Oceanside

Steven said the voice was suddenly closer to him, when he heard “Welcome to hell!” It was after 8 p.m. and dark. “I happened to turn around and look, and this guy was coming up ...

June 4, 2014
I Am

I am — yet what I am, none cares or knows; My friends forsake me like a memory lost: I am the self-consumer of my woes; — They rise and vanish in oblivion’s host, Like ...

June 4, 2014
Militant in the communion of the church

After I came to years of discretion, by all the best means I could, to inform myself whether the religion of England were indeed the very same which being prefigured and prophesied in the Old ...

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