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Content for Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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Defibrillators spread around San Diego

Dr. Ken Anderson, the affable owner of Pacific Beach’s Anderson Medical Clinic, has his hands folded, fingers interlaced, on his desk. He’s remembering the date, September 26, 2010. That day, the temperature over 100 degrees ...

April 1, 2015
Political labors

State senator Joel Anderson, preparing for a political wrestling match with fellow Republican Dianne Jacob for her county supervisorial seat next year, is on the prowl for a few new student interns. “Leapfrog your peers ...

April 1, 2015
Legit salad

“People around Nazareth only harvest the olives every second year, so the trees have time to recover.”

Ten songs that make you want to fall in love with (at?) the movies

1) “Saturday Night at the Movies” by the Drifters The Drifters was formed in 1953 and in the 62 ensuing years, the band played on in spite of the multitudinous changes in personnel. R&B singer ...

April 1, 2015
Existential Donkey

Unlike Harsh Toke, Soft Lions, and Prayers — San Diego bands that headlined at this year’s South by Southwest music festival — the Donkeys were one of many bands who made the trek to Austin ...

April 1, 2015
Passport for global beer travel

An international craft oasis in El Cajon's American macrobrew desert.

UCSD bombshell

Last July, auditors for the University of California dropped a bombshell on the San Diego campus. Following the May death of undergraduate computer science student Ricardo “Ricky” Ambriz after a Sun God Festival drug overdose, ...

April 1, 2015
Doyle Bramhall II music is a train that runs right on time

The job of any Texas blues-rock guitarist is to rise above all other such Texas guitarists that came before him or her and, good lordy, that deck is stacked. The Lone Star State has given ...

April 1, 2015
Movie theater popcorn in your home!

“What the hell do you think you’re doing?” barked Larry in an accusatory tone second to none. With a dirty Farberware pot in one hand, a soapy sponge in the other, and a sink before ...

April 1, 2015
The White Snake slithers into the Old Globe

"Sir, you are married to a snake!” the holy man Fa Hai tells bewildered Xu Xian at the Golden Monastery. “You are coiled in the snares of a snake demon.” His wife and her sidekick ...

You’ll laugh, you’ll weep

“The production and arrangements on this album feel very Louisiana Delta to us,” says Calman Hart of the upcoming Berkley Hart full-length. “It’s really a double album. Twenty songs.” “It’s named after a song on ...

April 1, 2015
Padres TV takeover

A big new dose of video advertising is in store for baseball fans at Padres games this year. “Five new ribbon displays will be added to the seating fascia at Petco Park along each baseline ...

April 1, 2015
After we die, we’re going to be part of that dream

No longer assume that everyone goes to church, synagogue, mosque, or temple.

April 1, 2015
Vespa Guy, please park however you want

Forty-something shouldn’t be a viable, die-able age.

April 1, 2015
Need a swift sailor to operate a swift boat

They’re officially called Patrol Craft Fast (PCFs), but the men who served on them during Vietnam have always known them as swift boats. The Navy first used the swift boats in the coastal waters to ...

Public health? Over it!

What’s next, government subsidies for mustache care?

April 1, 2015
Bo Diddley’s pick stolen

According to Folk Art Rare Records owner Brendan Boyle, on the morning of February 25, a framed piece of San Diego music history was stolen from the walls of Folk Arts Rare Records. The missing ...

Hoof it in Anza-Borrego’s Sandstone Canyon

Sandstone Canyon is one of several long canyons that stretch down the flanks of the rapidly eroding Vallecito Mountains. Frequent visitors to this part of the Anza-Borrego Desert consider Sandstone Canyon to be the most ...

Golf, golfed, golfing

Never liked golf in high school or college; it was something old people did. Old people dressed up in clown clothes, drove their station wagons to the country club, climbed into golf carts, snaked around ...

April 1, 2015
Give me the pills and nobody gets hurt

The downside of happy-pill nation.

April 1, 2015
That includes you, Reader!

Mellon’s Hand The article (News Ticker: “Blame Reagan, Bush Jr, Obama…and Andrew Mellon”) said that “Laffer lauds tax policies of Andrew T. Mellon,” but did not specify Mellon’s hand in transforming a voluntary excise on ...

April 1, 2015
Ode to My Terrible Poem

I loathe you more than a full blown tantrum. More than eating crow with your tongue shoved down my throat. More than hip hop, more than this red thong shimmied up my ass. I’d rather ...

April 1, 2015
Referendum renderings

Chamber of commerce chieftain and ex–San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders — widely credited with pioneering the use of the referendum process to outrun city-council decisions on hiking the minimum wage and planning for Barrio Logan ...

April 1, 2015
One big sunfish!

Another big fish in the books for 2015. Diamond Valley Marina reported that Jesse Mena caught a 4.72-pound redear sunfish on a nightcrawler at Diamond Valley Lake, breaking the previous lake record of 4.48 pounds. ...

April 1, 2015
Jehu sells out — twice!

Sunday 5L.A. show band Vaud & the Villains will perform their latest jazzy noir at Belly Up Sunday night. It’s like dinner theater without the garlic mash. I’ve never been because I’ve never been that ...

April 1, 2015
From Venice Beach: Shriners, Dustbowlers, and Vinyl Junkies

Thursday 2The gf and her bff are pleased as punch with their pair of sold-out TV on the Radio @ Observatory North Park tickets, thanks to yours true. I handed them over when I saw ...

April 1, 2015
Record-release roundup

Tolan Shaw chose San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas to host the April 3 release of his Chin Up EP. “The Performing Arts Center is a brand new theater at my old high school, which is ...

April 1, 2015
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