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Content for Wednesday, August 5, 2015

News & Stories

Doula dilemma at Mary Birch

“I tried to figure out if I should suck it up and push through, because I really wanted to try and help these women.”

August 5, 2015
Bands out of storage

Seedheads frontman Kevin Pulido says the lack of affordable practice space countywide may impact the ability of his five-man reggae band to stay together. They were just kicked out of Storage West, a San Marcos ...

August 5, 2015
When pensions fly

That well-traveled investment officer at the San Diego city pension fund has been at it again. This time Jamie Hamrick flew off to Boston from May 20 to 21 courtesy of Long Wharf Real Estate ...

August 5, 2015
Online community helps police in bike theft bust

Police arrested a suspected bicycle thief in South Park on August 5, after neighborhood residents used a location-based social media website to raise alerts about the crimes and disseminate a description of the suspect. NextDoor.com ...

August 5, 2015
Mr. Patrone's napkin diaries

“Basically, it’s a collection of my poems from barstools and other musings that I’m going to do in a small run on actual cocktail napkins,” says supper-club crooner David Patrone of his Napkin Diaries project, ...

August 5, 2015
Cowboy Mouth's primal scream

Everybody’s got a primal scream locked up inside they just can’t let out, right? Reason enough to go to Cowboy Mouth — they’ll do it for you. I think the fomenting of public catharsis is ...

August 5, 2015
Country breakfast? Ribs and cornbread

Skull Creek: I’m bouncing past in a 955 when I spot it. Want to yell “Stop the bus!” Instead I just pull the cord and wait while we cruise another country mile up this long ...

Talking to Jason Segel about The End of the Tour

Longer intro: In which a curly-haired journalist (me) interviews a famous person (writer/director/actor Jason Segel) about, among other things, the experience of being famous during the famous person’s publicity tour for his movie (The End ...

August 5, 2015
The world seems terminally ill

Membership: 100 (Attendance: 190) Denomination: American Baptist Pastor: Adam Stadtmiller Age: 45 Born: San Diego Formation: Point Loma Nazarene College, Point Loma; Azusa Pacific University, Azusa Years Ordained: 20 San Diego Reader: What’s your favorite ...

August 5, 2015
Slamming with Tigers

The future of the long-threatened Ché Café now looks promising. But Soda Bar booker Cory Steirs, who booked many shows at the Ché over the years, says the on-campus club would not have made it ...

August 5, 2015
Eve of destruction

Did Eddie spend four years in Vietnam? Or did it just seem that way?

Hot day? Hop in the Harper Creek pools

Harper Creek Trail puts on a colorful show!

Little man with a big gun

Wallace Leach barged into the Occidental Hotel bar with a broken nose and a powerful thirst. He was in San Francisco on business, he said, but was out for revenge. He came to hire a ...

Stop hating and ask the cool cat where he got his café racer

Dear Hipster: What is the typical life cycle of a Hipster fad? You guys don’t usually annoy me. Hey, every group has its own uniforms, totems, and mores. But, lately I’ve seen (heard) a troubling ...

August 5, 2015
Cell phone bandit hits stores from Solana Beach to Chula Vista

Law enforcement officials are looking for help in identifying a man associated with at least five robberies at mobile phone stores in recent weeks. Cuts the cables on display models The suspect, described as a ...

August 5, 2015
Homeless library patrons must park their gear at the door

City librarian Misty Jones had a thorny problem for city attorney Jan Goldsmith: how much gear can homeless readers take in from the cold? “Some library patrons have asked to bring all of their belongings, ...

August 5, 2015
Joel Edgerton talks about The Gift

The best thing about this movie-lover’s job is one morning I’m in a theatre watching a picture, the next I’m speaking with its director and star. In this case, Joel Edgerton. The Gift, opening wide ...

August 5, 2015
Overlooking the bow on the Barber Tract

Beds: 5 Baths: 7 Current Owner: Meyer Gottlieb Asking Price: $14,000,000 This week we visit an oceanfront La Jolla home in the exclusive Barber Tract, where the listing promises that “sitting in the living room ...

August 5, 2015
Destroyed cell phone reinflates deflate-gate

Tom Brady and DeflateGate. It’s an eye-rolling, buzz-killing story that has been sucked dry by the national media. I don’t want to be associated with it, but would like to slip in one point, so ...

August 5, 2015
Three minutes to Nashville

“All my friends and family are here,” country singer/songwriter Suzanne Harper tells the Reader, “but it’s time to go.” Go where? She and her husband Ross, their two children, and a fellow band member named ...

August 5, 2015
To ride the nose

In order to noseride, the surfer moves to the front of the board and performs one or more maneuvers or positions. Hawaii’s Rabbit Kekai is often identified as the first surfer to ride the nose ...

Water wars: View from the delta

Beef is the beef in the current water war.

August 5, 2015
A closer look at the Reader

Correction Subsequent to the publication of July 30’s City Lights article, “Two Views of a Housing Project,” a demographer for the San Diego Unified School District has stated that although Casa Mira View residents had ...

August 5, 2015
Suit claims police raids at Cheetahs caused loss of business

A federal court battle over whether San Diego police illegally disrupted the lives and finances of local strippers during vice squad raids on the Cheetahs nightclub is destined to continue, a judge has held. “Plaintiff ...

August 5, 2015
Three Powers poems

Small Business Man He says it’s for money – they all do. Hypocrites, you know, in their small way, pretending to be more worldly than they are. He works morning, noon, afternoon, far into the ...

August 5, 2015
Meet my nudie friend...

This beautiful little creature is the glaucus atlanticus, also known as the blue dragon or blue ocean slug. They float upside down on the surface of the water where they are subject to winds and ...

August 5, 2015
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