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Content for Wednesday, February 18, 2015

News & Stories

San Diego's falcon lovers

It was during one of my forays down the YouTube rabbit hole that I happened upon a “parahawking” video. In the two-minute clip, a hawk soars alongside a man as he paraglides over the oceanfront ...

February 18, 2015
I, Being Born a Woman and Distressed

I, being born a woman and distressed By all the needs and notions of my kind, Am urged by your propinquity to find Your person fair, and feel a certain zest To bear your body’s ...

February 18, 2015
Hello (and goodbye)

Several new local acts and team-ups are prepping debut releases and performances. British invader Dave Humphries has been collaborating with Bass Clef Experiment Trio, with their next joint performance set for Java Joe’s on February ...

February 18, 2015
Charged

Sempra Energy gave GOP assemblyman Brian Jones an undisclosed number of tickets to the Poinsettia Bowl on December 23 to watch Navy beat San Diego State, according to the utility’s lobbying report. The package was ...

February 18, 2015
Wake the f*** up. We’re in a drought.

A new study on water consumption in the San Diego region has conservationists renewing a call for mandatory restrictions on residential water use, including ramping up enforcement efforts and considering implementation of currently temporary measures ...

February 18, 2015
Desert Line grit

During a February board meeting, Metropolitan Transit System chief executive officer Paul Jablonski delivered the January news: Pacific Imperial Railroad, the lessee of the troubled binational railroad, had new management and this gave new hope ...

February 18, 2015
Mod and pop

“Five years ago here in Tijuana and all of Mexico was in a cartel drug war. Order has been restored.”

February 18, 2015
Refi on multimillion-dollar debt? Good idea

On February 12, the San Ysidro School District board announced a plan that could save property taxpayers $51 to $71 million over the next 35 years by refinancing the district’s Prop C bond. Trustees convened ...

February 18, 2015
Jazz Vespers

“This was Big Jerr’s idea.” Archie Thompson takes a break from rehearsal for a recording session in the chapel at First Presbyterian Church downtown. He’s talking about Jazz Vespers, where each service begins with a ...

February 18, 2015
Alien(s)

After the lovable droids and creatures of Star Wars, the Alien franchise decided to take sci-fi someplace a little darker. Ridley Scott’s Alien launched the franchise followed by James Cameron’s Aliens. These films are my ...

February 18, 2015
Roast Highway

Coffee tourism hit San Diego in January with the Caffeine Crawl, a series of coffee-shop tours inspired by the pub-crawl concept. This is the second year beverage marketing firm the LAB has organized the tour ...

February 18, 2015
Pavement lobby

As first reported here last month, GOP assemblyman Joel Anderson filed a December 23 declaration saying he intended to run for county supervisor in 2020 for the seat now held by fellow Republican Dianne Jacob. ...

February 18, 2015
Even Antarctica

Tim Mudd gets up at 4:30 every morning and begins writing music in his University Heights home studio. Mick Van Dyck of North Park carves blocks of recording time out of his work days. Chris ...

February 18, 2015
Cavemen ate these

Two ancient tastes and methods, one downtown fusion joint.

Mac Sabbath does Black Sabbath McDonald’s style

Not a fan of Black Sabbath? Not to worry. That line is long and includes everyone from the religious right to certain members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame who made the heavy-metal ...

February 18, 2015
Appeal of the cutting-edge '90s

Dear Hipster: Am I uncool for not wanting a smartphone? My friends tease me, but I enjoy a $20/month phone bill and a 72-hour battery life. — Annie Good news, Annie. You may actually fall ...

February 18, 2015
The cross is everything

After a week of being beaten up by the world, listen to Pastor Henderson.

February 18, 2015
Worth every minute

I feel Blazing Saddles is a timeless, purely American comedy, the likes of which will never be repeated. Successfully, at least. I feel it does the best job of ripping open the guts of a ...

February 18, 2015
Oscars 2015: Who’s gonna win?

Losing the ability to live-blog his angst during last year’s Academy Awards ceremony made it hell on this reporter. Forced to sit and watch the damn thing in real time — the horror. Matthew Lickona ...

February 18, 2015
Bro deal

Thanks to Tijuana’s Jorge Fonseca, it’s no big deal for a band to fly in from Europe and play two different countries in one weekend. Fonseca’s day job is with the Mexican electric company (CFE). ...

February 18, 2015
Marijuana is a gateway drug — to sports betting!

You can feel the tipping point. It happened with gay marriage in June 2013, when the Supreme Court struck down the law banning federal benefits for married same-sex couples. From that point on, state-sanctioned same-sex ...

February 18, 2015
Be a better person, or like, whatever

Dear Hipster: My sister and I went to Luigi’s Pizza on a recent Friday night. And as you can imagine, the place was packed with hipsters galore and their hipster tots in-tow. We ordered, ate, ...

February 18, 2015
The last remnant of the Mission Bay wetlands

The Famosa Slough State Marine Conservation Area is a 25-acre wetland that connects to the San Diego River Estuary via a 12-acre natural channel. The slough includes fresh water, brackish, and salt-marsh habitats. It is ...

February 18, 2015
Might need a ridable vacuum cleaner for this one

Current Owner: B. Edward Ewing Beds: 12 Baths: 13 List Price: $36,500,000 “No event is too large for this grand residence built to impress,” promise listing materials for Casa del Sol, a six-building “master-planned compound ...

February 18, 2015
Now read this if headed for malted barley along San Diego County's SR-78

“It’s not like we’re going to camp out in the parking lot of an establishment.” Lt. Eric Skaja, spokesman for the Escondido Police Department, maintains that the “Avoid the Eight on the 78” campaign isn’t ...

Not everyone wants to do everything online these days

Pun-upping Re: Diary of a Diva, “GroundFrog Day,” February 12 — Shouldn’t it have been: “that she croakcheted the night before”? ;-) W. Kang Austin, Texas Stop for a Cold One Kudos to Els Hekkenberg ...

February 18, 2015
Pulling for Wes

Hey Hipster: Give us some hipster-approved Oscar picks! — Devon Hipsters the world over will be pulling for Wes Anderson to win Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay for The Grand Budapest Hotel. ...

February 18, 2015
Publicity planner

The long hunt for a new San Diego planning director may finally be nearing an end. When Bill Fulton, who had been hired by then-mayor Bob Filner, stepped away from the job last August, David ...

February 18, 2015
House of McCartha

You won’t be able to stop watching Under The Skin with Scarlett Johansson. You’ll think it’s a hidden camera film and they told her to improv her lines. However, this story unfolds into a wicked ...

February 18, 2015
Hangin' yellowtail

The conventional half day boats did well yesterday, February 17, as the Daily Double AM run carrying 11 Anglers reported 3 Sculpin, 15 Rubberlip Seaperch and 2 Barred Sand Bass while the Premier 1/2 Day ...

February 18, 2015
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