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Content for Wednesday, October 22, 2014

News & Stories

Record-release roundup

This week’s new releases include Ten Shades of Green from guitar teacher Wayne Riker: “[It is] my solo-guitar instrumental album. It has ten holiday classics, with no overdubs, with each tune done in a distinctive ...

October 22, 2014
Do Not Weep, Maiden, for War Is Kind

Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind. Because your lover threw wild hands toward the sky And the affrighted steed ran on alone, Do not weep. War is kind. Hoarse, booming drums of the ...

October 22, 2014
Dueling sanity experts expected

The young man had delusions that his mother was “destroying him” so he had to “destroy her,” according to a defense attorney who spoke at the beginning of a sanity-murder-trial yesterday afternoon, October 21. Bryan ...

October 22, 2014
Healthy meals right to your door

“I might make a lasagna that uses vegetables instead of pasta noodles.”

October 22, 2014
Rick Roberts goes on anti-Islam rant

Rick Roberts, formerly a talk show host on 760 KFMB in San Diego, is now on KTOK AM in Oklahoma City and KKFT FM in Gardnersville, Nevada, a Fox affiliate. Recently, Roberts went on a ...

October 22, 2014
USS Halloran

San Diego’s on-air Energizer bunny is still going and going... But now he has a louder bass drum. Mike Halloran, the DJ who has always said he cared more about the music he played than ...

October 22, 2014
Making lluvia 101

UCSD is looking for a new chief for its Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies. “The Director will design, plan and execute a strategic vision for the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies,” says a recent online job notice, ...

October 22, 2014
O Truck, where art thou?

Not your grandma’s sprouts. Get 'em while they're hot.

Legally Homegrown

“I left KPRI for a few reasons. The biggest,” former Homegrown Hour host Cathryn Beeks tells the Reader, “is that I wasn’t going to be able to play and represent all genres of our San ...

October 22, 2014
Invited by our good angel

The hour of meditation being come, we may imagine ourselves to be invited by our good angel or by some other saints to whom we are particularly devoted, to appear in the presence of God. ...

Must-see Mast Park

Follow a San Diego River trail through sycamores, cottonwoods, and willows to bird-watch.

October 22, 2014
WTF at Tijuana’s “The Kitchen”

Post Title: WTF at Tijuana’s “The Kitchen” Post Date: May 20, 2014 In the 1930s, artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo were in the vortex of the “Mexican Renaissance,” surrounding themselves with an inner circle ...

October 22, 2014
Spits kill the cool, Gene Ween escapes

Sunday 26Sunday’s funday, as “punk for the people” Kalamazoo quintet the Spits hit Soda Bar on their California Torta Tour. Ripped this promo from the Soda Bar site: “Their throbbingly addictive songs just drip like ...

October 22, 2014
Big Whigs and Big Ups

Thursday 23“If you didn’t see me, then you weren’t on the dancefloor.” Detroit indie-rock s/ash electro-pop duo Dale Earnardt Jr. Jr. make a pit stop at Belly Up behind their new two-song set of drunken ...

October 22, 2014
The thing with feathers

Michael Keaton used to be a box-office superstar, in part because he played Batman in two films. Now he’s starring in much artier fare: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s darkly comic backstage drama Birdman or (The Unexpected ...

October 22, 2014
Here’s Hillary

Former first lady Hillary Clinton has a long-term relationship with San Diego. Back in the 1990s, when husband Bill was president, she spent leisure time with him hanging around with Democratic donor and Hotel del ...

October 22, 2014
Jackie & Jill

“It’s sad for her dad. I feel bad for him. He’s the one being deprived today. Most parents just want their kids to be happy, and that’s enough. But this guy, he’s robbing himself of this moment.”

October 22, 2014
Richly concentrated

Several established local roasters have been building out new storefronts this month, giving third-wave coffee drinkers plenty of new neighborhood options going into November. Dark Horse Coffee Roasters is just about set to open a ...

The Melvins are the grungiest of them all

Sure, grunge is long gone, but the grungiest of them all, a sludge-metal band that many consider to have been the musical point of detonation that created the grunge movement, never got that memo. The ...

October 22, 2014
Nothing ironic about saying exactly what you mean

Dear Hipster: As you well know, people accuse hipsters of being terminally ironic. I watched the Onion video you referenced last week, and I felt like the idea of going to Applebee’s “ironically” wasn’t quite ...

October 22, 2014
Like an aquarium at feeding time

It was 5:45 a.m., and nine men stood in a group at the counter of H&M Landing. We were there to celebrate the bachelor party of our good friend by chartering a boat to take ...

Borrego: build a home, lose a farm

San Diego may have to adopt the Borrego strategy: fallow farms in order to permit development.

October 22, 2014
Sharing is caring

Lack of Smell The situation regarding the intervention at Valley View Ranch was, among other things, a waste of resources and emotion. PETA and the Humane Society both do an amazing amount of good in ...

October 22, 2014
Not quiet on the set

Millions worldwide are utilizing smartphones to capture concert footage these days, but few are producing anything worth watching. These clips often capture truncated versions of songs, and the video quality is shaky at best with ...

October 22, 2014
Political housing

Ex–city councilman and former weekly newspaper owner Jim Madaffer has turned to a new trade. According to an October 10 lobbyist disclosure statement filed at city hall, he’s now peddling influence for real estate developer ...

October 22, 2014
Prowler limits out

October 21 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 29 Anglers, 1 Boat, 4 California Sheephead, 12 Barred Sand Bass, 8 Rockfish, 5 Kelp Bass, 19 Pacific Bonito Fisherman's Landing 46 Anglers, 3 Boats, 36 Dorado, 90 ...

October 22, 2014
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