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Content for Wednesday, September 3, 2014

News & Stories

San Diego Reader 2014 Feast issue

Reader eaters graze their way around town for the 2014 Feast! issue: Europe would be impressed — Ian Anderson My fantasy food day — Mary Beth Abate It'll probably involve offal — Brandon Hernandez The ...

Worlds of color and whimsy and erased memories

I was intrigued by the title Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (USA, 2004), although Jim Carrey isn’t one of my favorite actors. I’m currently still in love with this film, which is part sci-fi ...

September 3, 2014
If I can stop one heart from breaking 

If I can stop one Heart from breaking I shall not live in vain If I can ease one Life the Aching Or cool one Pain Or help one fainting Robin Unto his Nest again ...

September 3, 2014
Rapper Mitchy Slick arrested for kidnapping, human trafficking

Local rapper Mitchy Slick — aka Charles Mitchell — was arrested in Marin County on Tuesday and booked on suspicion of human trafficking, kidnapping, criminal threats, exhibiting a firearm, and participating in a criminal street ...

September 3, 2014
Wil Blades, the future of the Hammond

At first, it was a money thing, admits Wil Blades, of the organ. A die-hard guitarist from his teens, Blades was studying music at Berklee College when he chanced upon the mother of all electric ...

September 3, 2014
Pop goes the Groupie

Austin Steele owes his neighbor. Before his pop band even had a name, Unwritten Law frontman Scott Russo would invite the 16-year-old singer/guitarist and his band over to record at his home studio. “I knew ...

September 3, 2014
How dry is it?

Notice to the Southwestern United States: the drought may worsen and last much longer than anticipated. A new study by the University of Arizona, Cornell University, and the U.S. Geological Survey is disquieting. The researchers ...

September 3, 2014
Crazy? Or Sixth Sense?

I saw Call Me Crazy (USA, 2013) at a screening NAMI San Diego had to highlight mental health in the media. It’s fantastic because it highlighted the relationships affected when someone is living with a ...

September 3, 2014
Sweetwater cash cow improperly milked

Several years ago, the Reader published an article on cell-phone towers, safety concerns, and the Sweetwater Union High School District. This old story has a new twist. When the story was published three years ago, ...

September 3, 2014
R.I.P. Andrew Kay

Andrew Kay died August 28 at age 95. Kay, who was born Andrew Kopischiansky, played a key role in San Diego's up/down business history. His company, Non-Linear Systems, came out with one of the early ...

September 3, 2014
Interview with Robin Hood’s merriest men, Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland

Wash Westmoreland had to laugh when asked how he and Richard Glatzer went from writing and directing their debut film The Fluffer to The Last of Robin Hood, a biopic about Hollywood’s most insatiable fluffee, ...

September 3, 2014
R.I.P. Daniel Jackson

San Diego jazz sax master Daniel Jackson passed away this morning (September 3). Jackson was active in the jazz community since the late 1940s, famously touring Europe as a member of the Ray Charles band, ...

Late-night Nirvana

“I found a dead body in the doorway. It was gone in the morning, and no one believed me.”

September 3, 2014
Baby won’t be bullied

“It’s been a tough but empowering year,” Gone Baby Gone frontwoman Veronica “Dizzy” Collins tells the Reader. “We neglected a lot of our internal stuff...we brought in the new year saying goodbye to two of ...

September 3, 2014
Pork rinds now, shawarma later at Bakbuk

When it comes to nightlife, Tijuana’s Sexta has something for everyone — time-honored cantinas, craft-beer cinema bars, kitschy mezcalerías, jazz joints, after-hour dance clubs, ’til-dawn punk dives, and old-timey cumbia halls. Now, Bakbuk is bringing ...

September 3, 2014
We beat the big boys

The sounds of construction, not jazz, resonate in Mark DeBoskey’s office. Any week now, the entirety of KSDS Jazz 88.3, some 500 square feet of studios and cramped admin offices, will move into a spacious ...

September 3, 2014
Alcohol, foodies, and negativity

Card-Carrying Alcoholics How disgusting, your big article on moonshine (“There Are No Laws on How to Make Moonshine,” August 14 cover story). One of the worst drugs of all is alcohol. It causes violence, major ...

September 3, 2014
God among prostitutes, drug addicts, and gang lords

Membership: 160 Pastor: Tim Captain Age: 27 Born: Logansport, IN Formation: Cincinnati Christian University, Cincinnati, OH Years Ordained: 5 years San Diego Reader: What is your favorite topic on which to preach? Pastor Tim Captain: ...

September 3, 2014
Everything comes back to the game

In 2007, members of REM, the Dream Syndicate, and the Young Fresh Fellows united for a common cause — to write songs about baseball. “We wanted to do an ice-hockey band but had been beaten ...

September 3, 2014
What becomes a legend

“They’re real sticklers for the rules these days, not like in my time,” says Errol Flynn (Kevin Kline) while effortlessly trying to put across Hollywood’s attitude toward May/December romances to star-struck Florence Aadland (Susan Sarandon), ...

September 3, 2014
Knowing when

It’s an odd skill — esoteric, really — knowing when to quit, when to walk away. It’s not taught in school, parents don’t coach it, friends either don’t know or don’t like to talk about ...

September 3, 2014
Catalina to mainland in 5 hours, 23 minutes

I remember sitting in the La Paloma Theatre watching the 2012 major release surf film Chasing Mavericks. The biopic of Jay Moriarity’s rise to world-class surfing depicted his mentor, Frosty Hesson, training the young Moriarity ...

Hoosier rock?

Thursday 4Hoosier folk-rocker Timothy Showalter, aka Strand of Oaks, takes the stage at Casbah behind his fourth studio set, HEAL. Opener “Goshen ’97” is the tell here, relating Showalter’s discovery of song’s reflective ability and ...

September 3, 2014
The last word in cheap eats

First up, I’m not an early-morning guy. But on this perfect food day, you’ve got to start at the crack of dawn. Because that’s when the dja kwai are at their freshest at Trieu Chau ...

A lush riparian area despite a year of drought

The Azalea Glen Loop Trail is on the slopes of Cuyamaca Mountain, the second-highest peak in San Diego County. Despite the fact that the area is still recovering from the 2003 Cedar Fire that devastated ...

September 3, 2014
Wasabi burritos get my attention

La Mesa is not known for its food, but it’s a great place to raise a family and there are plenty of good places for tasty, reasonably priced food for my perfect food day. For ...

Europe would be impressed

The Whisknladle charcuterie plate might not transport easily, but it’s too good not to take on a picnic. House-cured chorizo, house-made pâté, several types of house-pickled olives.

It’ll cost almost $13 million to live next to Mitt

Current Owner: Yaz, LP Listing Price: $12,980,000 Beds: 5 Baths: 7 With only 2850 square feet of living space, the just-remodeled luxury home at 310 Dunemere Drive in La Jolla doesn’t match up in size ...

September 3, 2014
Gifts for the new mom (and baby)

“Look out for Mr. Stork, that persevering chap. He’ll come along and drop, a bundle in your lap...” My friend Bernice sat singing the song from Dumbo as we sipped cappuccinos one recent morning. The ...

September 3, 2014
Map-makers did the best they could during WWII

Unfold a 1944 map of San Diego County by the Automobile Club of Southern California and look for Lindbergh Field, the port, Point Loma’s Naval Training Center or Marine Corps Depot. You won’t find them. ...

September 3, 2014
San Diego checks on City Farmers’ recycling practices.

“When you’re running a small business and you get this stuff in the mail, you go, like, ‘Oh, crap.’” That was the initial reaction of Bill Tall in June when he received a letter from ...

September 3, 2014
From stupid girl to stalked

Within 30 minutes of meeting Nikki Rettelle I have seen her completely naked.

September 3, 2014
Barbarella al fresco

Nothing enhances the flavors of nibbles and sips like fresh air, sunshine, and blue skies. Fortunately for us, it’s not hard to find these extra special ingredients. On an ideal day of dining al fresco, ...

September 3, 2014
The crushing weight of an epic food day

One does not simply waltz through a perfect food day with nary a care in the world. No, sir. A day of eating requires hard work. Down and dirty stuff, with much elbow grease, and ...

September 3, 2014
My fantasy food day

My day always starts with coffee from Cafe Moto (2619 National Avenue), whether it ends up being a dream day or not. It’s usually in my own kitchen, but my fantasy morning would have me ...

It’ll probably involve offal

When I think of my ideal food day in San Diego, it doesn’t involve heavy white linens, maître d’s, or putting on a suit and tie. Maximum dining enjoyment in my laidback hometown comes from ...

Hot Snakes slither through two

Sunday 7“In 1973, three brothers, David, Bobby, and Dannis Hackney, formed the rock and roll band Death” (Wikipedia). Wiki-flash-forward 35 years: “Three brothers — Bobby (Jr.), Julian, and Urian Hackney — formed a band to ...

September 3, 2014
Dock report

September 2 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 32 Anglers, 1 Boat, 27 Kelp Bass, 6 California Yellowtail, 18 Pacific Bonito Dana Landing 10 Anglers, 2 Boats, 14 Yellowtail, 50 Yellowfin Tuna, 1 Dorado, 5 Yellowtail ...

September 3, 2014
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