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Content for Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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Hop growers in Fallbrook, Ramona, San Pasqualf

Monkey Paw, ChuckAlek, and Nickel Beer have joined Ballast Point, Coronado, and Hess in using locally grown hops. Because some people want their beers fruitier, pinier, and/or spicier.

September 30, 2015
Two poems by Gabriel Olearnik

Wanderer The sea has soaked my heart and so my soul will take the road the spume playing a billow on a bright wind. And if I am alone, it does not matter for Poseidon ...

September 30, 2015
Chemistry of Garbage

Shirley Manson’s back together with her Garbage bandmates Butch Vig, Duke Erikson, and Steve Marker. They hit Humphreys Concerts by the Bay on October 6. She took some trans-Atlantic phone questions from the Reader. What ...

September 30, 2015
Palate and wallet favor cod over lobster

“This truck’s been open in this spot for three weeks, and already they’re popular.”

Beer-friendlier in Chula Vista

A recent social-media surge around the hashtag #southbayuprising has been calling attention to the proliferation of craft beer in the South Bay. While the recent addition of Border X Brewing, Novo Brazil Brewing, and a ...

September 30, 2015
Dane Coffee takes aggressive baby steps

Back in 2013, a change in California law allowed individuals to sell food prepared in home kitchens. Such “Cottage Food Operations” also applies to coffee, and for nearly a year husband-and-wife team Scott and Brielle ...

September 30, 2015
Party at Pier Plaza with Pepper

“I plan on stumbling home that night,” singer/guitarist Kaleo Wassman says about his show Friday at Oceanside’s Pier Plaza Amphitheatre. It’s five blocks from his house. Pepper moved to North County from Hawaii 16 years ...

September 30, 2015
Meet shore crabs

Coastweeks is a monthlong celebration of the coastal habitats and water resources found along San Diego’s coast. Among the events and activities this coming weekend are an animal-tracking walk in the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, ...

It’s not about the religion; it’s about the relationship

Pastor Glen Larsen of Community Church of Poway takes questions.

September 30, 2015
Odds-on favorite for the most scenic hike in San Diego

Follow the trail as it winds through old groves of Torrey pines and opens up to wonderful ocean views.

September 30, 2015
Fantasy games are fantasy, not gambling

I TiVo NFL games. If you wait until halftime and then start watching via TiVo, you can skip through commercials and wind up at game’s end in real time. Sadly, this season, thanks to a ...

September 30, 2015
Takes a vampire to show that humans don’t change

What are you reading? “Rick Steves’ Ireland 2015. And I also have Rick Steves’ Scotland.” Why are you reading them? “My travel agent with AAA recommended them by saying that no other travel writer does ...

September 30, 2015
Susan Sarandon on social justice

As much as I would have loved to spend our limited time together talking about Joe, Atlantic City, Light Sleeper, The Last Robin Hood, and many other Susan Sarandon performances I’m ga-ga over, the timing ...

September 30, 2015
Fundraising work is never done

Douglas Manchester may be out as a Republican media baron, but the fundraising work of Democrat Scott Peters, who last year beat back GOP ex-city councilman Carl DeMaio in one of the region’s nastiest congressional ...

September 30, 2015
What it was like to sit next to Lester Bangs for six years

"A truly good friend. He was truthful to the point of it being painful. A tremendous amount of fun, and up for anything. He would tell anyone anything, often to his own detriment.”

September 30, 2015
Trending: Rock bands that do R&B

It’s the new big thing: pairing a soul-singing frontman with a hard-driving rock outfit. Vintage Trouble may be to blame (in part) for the success of the trend. They’ve been strong ever since they went ...

September 30, 2015
Felony on your record? No problem!

Dear Hipster: I’m a U.S. citizen who has a felony on my record and a bachelor’s degree on my résumé. I am afraid to get a job or need help with job placement, but I ...

September 30, 2015
Green invasion

What exactly is an invasive plant, and why should we give a rotten rhizome if one crops up in our side yard? Dan Gluesenkamp answers: “One widely accepted definition includes two components: It’s not native ...

The decline in civility in America

Even the Eddie Haskells of the ’60s had good manners.

September 30, 2015
La Osita, the teddy bear of Rancho Santa Fe

Beds: 6 Baths: 7 Current Owner: Coberly Family Asking Price: $10,495,000 This week we visit “La Osita,” a property billed as having “one of the most magnificent hilltop ocean view locations in all of Rancho ...

September 30, 2015
Loretta Lynch, former president of P.U.C., says it is a “corrupt, co-opted agency

By now, savvy folks know that the California Public Utilities Commission has to clean up its act — thoroughly. Commissioners and staff members used illegal, back-channel communications with Southern California Edison to fleece ratepayers over ...

September 30, 2015
Letters from casual riders to bike commuters

Open and Serving Beer It has come to our attention that a San Diego Beer News item about the Brew Project caused some hasty readers to conclude that 57 Degrees — the Mission Hills wine ...

September 30, 2015
Disappointed Rick Perry donors

Now that former Texas governor Rick Perry has dropped out of the Republican presidential derby, some San Diego–linked big-money donors to his cause will have a bit more than loose change to devote to other ...

September 30, 2015
October album drops

New releases this week include a full-length from Brian Ellis called In the Dark, as well as a fifth studio album from Wavves, titled V, and Lurid Memory’s Dematerializing EP, which premieres October 2 at ...

September 30, 2015
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