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Content for Wednesday, October 1, 2014

News & Stories

Girls at Carlsbad, Ocean Beach, Mission Beach converse on the blanket

At 17, she could pass for 21. Her wild brown curly hair is streaked with turquoise highlights. A cluster of freckles sprinkle the bridge of her pierced nose. Abby wears a 1920s-inspired emerald-green tropical-print bikini. ...

October 1, 2014
Marinkovic's case goes kerplunk

In a judge's decision filed September 29 in the Western District of Pennsylvania (embracing Pittsburgh and Erie), Oceanside's La Paloma Healthcare Center and XETV 6 were decisive victors. The plaintiff was Mel Marin, also known ...

October 1, 2014
Julie Harper not guilty of first-degree murder

Julie Harper was declared not guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband Jason, in court today, October 1, 2014. The defendant’s parents, John and Donna Cihak, were in the courtroom to ...

October 1, 2014
Between Diablo and the deep blue sea

With the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station out of commission (though a debate over who will pay for the plant's decommissioning still rages), environmentalists have set their sights on the state's last remaining active nuclear ...

October 1, 2014
Nothing stank with Balboa Park Celebration, Inc.

City auditor Eduardo Luna's report of what went wrong at the fizzling of Balboa Park Celebration, Inc., points few fingers According to a report released today, October 1, the committee got $3.08 million in funding, ...

October 1, 2014
Scum of the earth shoots parrot

One of the wild parrots that live in Imperial Beach was shot by one or more shooters on Monday night, September 29. Amanda Plante, the development and education director for the nonprofit organization SoCal Parrot, ...

American Aquarium on the distractions of living in the digital age

BJ Barham, the songwriter and front man for American Aquarium, checks in with the Reader from Charlottesville, VA. He says the band has a couple of days off before heading up to Washington DC. This ...

October 1, 2014
Water worry: avocados

As if San Diego doesn't have enough drought-related problems, here is another: avocados. According to the magazine Mother Jones, avocados, which don't require nearly as much water as almonds, still need a lot. According to ...

October 1, 2014
Grecian Daddy Drama

It’s not a subtle move to open your story with a tour guide (Oscar Isaac) leading a group around some sun-drenched ruins and telling site-specific stories from the Greek myths. (In this case, the story ...

October 1, 2014
I experienced the calling myself

Membership: 280 Pastor: Robert Davis Age: 50 Born: Dunellen, New Jersey Formation: Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA; Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indiana University-Indianapolis; Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena Years Ordained: 13 San Diego Reader: What ...

October 1, 2014
Qualcomm does Koch

A political action committee going by the name of Team Republicans for Utilizing Sensible Tactics (TRUST) picked up a $5000 contribution from San Diego chip-making giant Qualcomm’s PAC on August 22. Other major givers to ...

October 1, 2014
Plays well with others

When J Mascis, Dinosaur Jr. frontman, was preparing to record his new solo album, Tied to a Star, released on August 26, he searched for musicians capable of not only singing backup vocals but people ...

October 1, 2014
Heff’s unholy dreams

“I find most books of poetry suffocating and stifling,” Gary Heffern emails, “so it was important to me to add all the artwork and pictures in order to allow the reader some time to breathe, ...

October 1, 2014
Blitzen Trapper’s evil plan

Blitzen Trapper released VII about a year ago on their new home, Vagrant Records. The songs on the album blend the band’s country-rock standards with a dose of funk. So, how did these Portland boys ...

October 1, 2014
Moxie witchcraft

A raucous opening night makes an all-around odd Discourse on the Wonders of the Invisible World.

October 1, 2014
Snacktime

The NFL season is running at max RPM. College football is well underway. Baseball playoffs have begun. Hockey kicks in next week. The NBA preseason starts Saturday, and Major League Soccer is ongoing. Wake up, ...

October 1, 2014
I wanna be a freakbeat BBQ cowboy

Sunday 5London-based garage-rocking “freakbeat” trio Little Barrie will be at Soda Bar Sunday night with like-minded locals the Schitzophonics and Amerikan Bear...Norwegian songsmith Sondre Lerche is at House of Blues behind his brand-spanking new CD, ...

October 1, 2014
Cymbals Eat Guitars, Blondie eats cake...

Thursday 2From Torrance, California, punk quartet Joyce Manor, touring in support of this year’s hella fun Epitaph set Never Hungover Again, plays the all-ages Irenic in NoPark. The A.D.D.-afflicted Manor eschews blink’s obnoxious spew and ...

October 1, 2014
The most exciting moment I have had in the outdoors

Set the hook, keep the tip up, and reel like hell.

October 1, 2014
Dryer than ice

Dry ice and flying don’t mix. That’s the word from Los Angeles, where two ex-airport workers were each sentenced to three years’ probation and 480 hours of community service for setting off dry-ice bombs at ...

October 1, 2014
Crushed seashells + limestone + Kumeyaay “laborers” = the Mission Dam

This hike goes through scenic Mission Gorge and leads to the Old Mission Dam that impounded the San Diego River to provide water for the Spanish Mission San Diego de Alcalá. The dam is a ...

Enjoy the next five months

“Where’s my movie?” the voice on the phone demanded. It was Kensington Video’s Winnie Hanford calling to remind delinquent me to return a ridiculously past-due rental. “And by the way,” she added in the same ...

October 1, 2014
Emma Watson as purveyor of 21st-century feminist doctrine

Dear Hipster: How about that Emma Watson? Her UN feminism speech impressed me. I’m a 28-year-old white male, working in the graphic design field. In my circle for friends, most of whom would I guess ...

October 1, 2014
Before Oceanside had a harbor

Last weekend, September 27 and 28, Oceanside hosted its 54th annual Harbor Days.

October 1, 2014
The second-priciest home in La Jolla

Current Owner: Gary Barber Beds: 6 Baths: 11 Price: $26,950,000 This week’s home, the second-priciest in the already exclusive neighborhood of La Jolla, sits at 6114 Camino de la Costa on an oceanfront lot along ...

October 1, 2014
San Diego grape growers don’t blame it all on the rain

When it comes to the California aggie scene, news headlines scream “drought,” conjuring up, at least in the minds of outsiders, sepia-toned images of impoverished farmers toiling in Dust Bowl grit. But whatever havoc has ...

October 1, 2014
Less tact than the memes themselves

Show Me the Data Your article on stadium and convention center lies (City Lights: “Stadium, Convention Center Lies You Will Hear") is no better than the propaganda we hear from the white-elephant convention-center advocates and ...

October 1, 2014
Lacy to the rescue

“For the past four or five years, I’ve done a lot of charity shows.” Country-rocker Lacy Younger works on an iced decaf and brings a visitor up to date on her career. In jeans and ...

October 1, 2014
Hard time city

September has been a tough month for layoffs in San Diego, according to an online bulletin posted by the state’s Employment Development Department. The biggest unemployment numbers were generated Microsoft-owned Nokia, with 378 permanent layoffs. ...

October 1, 2014
Little Goat

Last night, driving home from rehearsal, tender from singing Bach, Bleib Bei Uns, “Stay with Us, for the Evening is Coming and the Day Draws to an End,” turning into Oak Street, I saw in ...

October 1, 2014
Opah!

September 30 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 16 Anglers, 1 Boat, 1 California Yellowtail, 20 Barred Sand Bass, 6 Kelp Bass Fisherman's Landing 130 Anglers, 5 Boats, 215 Yellowfin Tuna, 14 Yellowtail, 132 Bonito, 6 ...

October 1, 2014
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