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Content for Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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What we hate about San Diego

A childhood friend of mine from Chicago recently admitted that she unfollowed my Facebook feed. “In February Chicago had its coldest month on record since 1875! We froze our asses off. Looking at pictures of ...

April 29, 2015
At the End of Spring

To Yüan Chēn (A.D. 810) The flower of the pear-tree gathers and turns to fruit; The swallows’ eggs have hatched into young birds. When the Seasons’ changes thus confront the mind What comfort can the ...

April 29, 2015
This is a job for the master of disaster

San Diego attorneys Mike Aguirre and Maria Severson tonight (April 29) received word from Southern California Edison on the documents it refuses to turn over in a lawsuit the lawyers filed against the company in ...

April 29, 2015
May record-release roundup

The release party for Steven Ybarra’s What I Really Want to Say happens May 1 at Valley View Casino Center. “We have exclusive access and use of the VIP lounge,” Ybarra says of the event, ...

April 29, 2015
Rainmaking 101

San Diego State University’s business school is seeking to hire a schmoozer-in-chief in the form of a full-time “events coordinator.” According to the job posting, “These events are done for the primary purpose of providing ...

April 29, 2015
Virtually Corelia

“We’re bigger now than we’ve ever been,” Corelia band guitarist Chris Dower says, “even though we haven’t played shows in a while. We’ve been growing our fan base online.” Corelia is an as-yet unsigned progressive ...

April 29, 2015
This is a new burger day!

“The End is Beer,” reads a little sign. “Uh, you do food?” I ask the gal at the bar.

Battery salesmen HATE Kyle

Dear Hipster: If you drop a dead alkaline battery on a hard surface, it will bounce. If you drop a good battery, it won’t. Did you know that? It’s an easy way to test whether ...

April 29, 2015
Go OK Go OK Go!

OK Go is a band less famous for its music than its videos, some of which have gone viral on YouTube to the tune of 10 million hits, including one that netted the band a ...

April 29, 2015
Be very very quiet...I’m hunting rabbits

I sent a text to my wife, “Let’s drop everything this weekend, throw the air mattress in the back of the Jeep, and cruise up the Eastern side of the Sierras for an epic adventure.” ...

Jazz speak with Miles Away star and co-writer Sid Burston

The request to review the Saturday premiere of Miles Away didn’t arrive until late Thursday afternoon. I’m never one to scramble, but there was something about the tone of the email and subsequent voicemail that ...

April 29, 2015
Couldn't afford Coachella? Check out Lupepalooza Chuckfest

Weekend Coachella tickets carried a face value of $375. Some resold on Craigslist for twice that amount. Then you have this weekend’s Lupepalooza Chuckfest on the grounds of a Calexico Swap Meet. It’s named after ...

San Diego Rep explores the Uncanny Valley between you and your replicant

Robots became so human-like that thoughts of playing God plagued their creators.

Jamaican, prove thyself

Dear Hipster: I have recently moved to San Diego and have immediately noticed a general affinity for reggae music. It seems that everywhere I go, hipsters are wearing the T-shirts, the beads, playing the music ...

April 29, 2015
Putting the Ultimate in Frisbee

There is a professional Frisbee league. In fact, there are two. But don’t say “Frisbee,” the proper word is “ultimate.” The American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) says they are the first and largest professional ultimate ...

April 29, 2015
Find your way to the woodland

One of the highest peaks in Anza-Borrego has fascinating plant life and gorgeous views.

The call to preach is the call to prepare

Pastor: David Cajiuat (pronounced ka-hee-watt) Age: 48 Born: Baguio, Philippines Formation: Ambassador Baptist College, Shelby, NC Years Ordained: 12 San Diego Reader: What is your favorite subject on which to preach? Pastor David Cajiuat: Jesus. ...

April 29, 2015
Mayor’s Jumbotron debt

When Kevin Faulconer announced in January he was setting up a Citizens’ Stadium Advisory Group, the Republican mayor insisted one thing was certain: there would be no tax money or city staff time spent on ...

April 29, 2015
OK GO's artistic turn-ons

OK Go pop-rocks stunning, single-take videos featuring everything from wait-a-minute optical illusions to chorus lines on Honda electric mini-scooters. They play House of Blues on May 1. Drummer Dan Konopka took some email questions. What ...

April 29, 2015
Dude, where’s my yacht?

Current Owner: Varasano Family Trust Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 5 List Price: $10,998,000 “Bring your yacht home,” invites a listing pitch for the waterfront estate at 979 Scott Street in Point Loma’s La Playa neighborhood. In ...

April 29, 2015
What beard? I never had a beard

The decline of the handlebar ’stache began on July 17, 2011

April 29, 2015
Largest shark in La Jolla

The return of the prehistoric-looking sevengill sharks to La Jolla Cove can be safely witnessed by humans. Sevengill sharks migrate to the cove every spring and can be seen by swimmers and divers in water ...

April 29, 2015
Encinitas schools have scrubbed their yoga programs clean

Since 2012, the Encinitas-based Sonima Foundation has given $3.3 million to the Encinitas Union School District so that students can practice yoga. Sonima is spreading money around elsewhere — for example, it is giving $400,000 ...

April 29, 2015
Beginning of the backlash

Short on Water, Long on Houses Neal Obermeyer had a cartoon in your April 9 issue that asked, “Which is the biggest threat to California water conservation?” He should have had another box labeled Excessive ...

April 29, 2015
ICE Air’s costly fares

The Department of Homeland Security’s ICE Air doesn’t fly to the North Pole, but it might just as well have for all the empty seats and wasted taxpayer money it has been responsible for. So ...

April 29, 2015
Austin gets Levitated, San Diego gets Kaboo'd

Sunday 3Johns Flansburgh and Linnell make up East Coast odd-rock act They Might Be Giants, this year celebrating 35 years in the music-making biz and a new record (their 17th!), Glean. Catch up with the ...

April 29, 2015
The Soft Moon at Casbah, the stars of In-Ko-Pah

Thursday 30From Richmond, Virginia, heavy psychedelic experimenters Inter Arma explore The Cavern at Soda Bar Thursday night. The single, 45-minute take drags Floyd and Zeppelin through the sludge, with the occasional acoustic rinse à la ...

April 29, 2015
April 28 dock totals

9 anglers aboard the Dolphin 1/2 day am run caught 36 rockfish and 4 sculpin. Their pm 1/2 day run with 12 anglers at the rail reported 2 sculpin and 49 rockfish for the total ...

April 29, 2015
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