Content for Thursday, October 29, 2015

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Hardcore death talk

The dead don't get high, but they can dance and chit-chat

Saint-Saëns Danse Macabre is a somewhat sterile version of the “Dance of Death”. In this version death shows up at midnight on Halloween and calls all the other dead folk together for a party. There ...

No rubber burnt getting to candy bar beer

Carmel Mountain chocolate-coco concoction at Hillcrest Brew Project

San Diego County's over 4500 square miles. I'm not sure how it measures north to south or east to west, but I know it's too far to Uber. I also know there are a lot ...

Development-crazy on Chula Vista's west side

There's plenty wrong with plans for Third Avenue, say residents

A five-story building with 80 condominium units has been proposed for the northeast corner of Third Avenue and K Street in downtown Chula Vista. When the proposal was brought before the public in mid-October, it ...

Polite as F**k

Mayor's friends on both sides of escalating Little Italy eatery war

A battle over the fate of a new restaurant and night spot for Little Italy has taken a controversial new turn as two top friends and associates of Kevin Faulconer have been drawn into a ...

Pretty quiet for a railroad

Desert Line president doesn't respond to court summons

The wild ride continues for owner and operator of Metropolitan Transit System's Desert Line, Pacific Imperial Railroad. On October 19, the California Labor Commission ordered the fledgling binational railroad company to pay $90,152 in unpaid ...

No fat villains?

Falstaff ruined it for the bad guys

In the mid-to-late 19th century, touring theater companies had specific types. Along with the Leading Man and Woman — i.e. the headline performers — there were: First Old Man and Old Woman Juveniles: needed large ...

The anti-Trump: open the border, wide

University City grad runs for San Francisco mayor's seat

A longtime University City resident (he moved there when he was seven) and UC High graduate, Stuart Schuffman, is running for mayor of San Francisco. In the November 3 election, he'll have to defeat Democrat ...

DoorDash is knocking

...and with no minimum delivery

For our latest foray into restaurant home delivery services, I checked out a new app that hit town with a strong marketing push the past couple of months. DoorDash enters what’s become a crowded market ...

Muertos season kicks off in Sherman Heights

Community center's traditional Mexican celebration offers education and entertainment

It's officially Muertos Season. So proclaimed the Sherman Heights Community Center on October 22 concerning the Mexican celebration called Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos). "It's our kickoff of the celebration" which is ...

Big-box war in Lakeside

County approves building of Tractor Supply store on modified permit

A group of Lakeside residents (unaffiliated with any common nonprofit organization) sued a big-box store developer and the county of San Diego on October 23, claiming the county should have required an environmental impact report ...