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Content for Wednesday, February 25, 2015

News & Stories

My Mira Mesa roommate called the police on himself

The war continues in the mind.

February 25, 2015
From “Urvasi, or Ideal Beauty”

Thou art not Mother, art not Daughter, art not Bride, thou beautiful comely One, O Dweller in Paradise, Urvasi! When Evening descends on the pastures, drawing about her tired body her golden cloth, Thou lightest ...

Vanity press

The La Jolla Light, owned by mega-millionaire Douglas F. Manchester, is out with a glowing filial profile of the U-T publisher and the hotel he is building in Austin, Texas. “For Manchester, the venture is ...

February 25, 2015
The curious ears of Midnight Pine

It was Midnight Pine’s cover of Radiohead’s “Exit Music (For a Film)” that caught the attention of a person working on cable network Bravo’s first scripted series, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce. Not long after, the ...

February 25, 2015
Wine boom meets whiskey craze

If there’s going to be a bar in town that serves a wine-and-whiskey cocktail — and make it work — why not Asian-fusion eatery Roppongi Restaurant and Sushi Bar? It makes sense, coming from the ...

February 25, 2015
Instant pour convenience

Local coffee roasters have arrived downtown. The West Bean has been keeping regular hours at its new central Broadway location since soft opening in late January, serving a short roster of its own beans via ...

Age integration or keep ’em separated?

Soma did not serve alcohol when it opened in downtown San Diego in 1986 or when it moved to a Bay Park warehouse in 1994. The all-ages/no-booze policy continued when Soma moved to a remodeled ...

February 25, 2015
Lucchino’s big crash

Larry Lucchino, famous for getting the Padres a taxpayer-subsidized downtown ballpark, is experiencing a bit of a rough patch in Boston, where he has long run the baseball team for a group of wealthy investors. ...

Tea like a dragonfly ride through the African bush

“Juicy brightness dapples your palate like light filtering through a poppy parasol.”

February 25, 2015
Like rich people

"This is crazy,” says Carla. We’re climbing up the stairs toward the most expensive watering hole in downtown Coronado, if you’re after steaks. A $120 steak, anyone? News of this ran like an electric shock ...

The Garden of Love

I went to the Garden of Love, And saw what I never had seen; A Chapel was built in the midst, Where I used to play on the green. And the gates of this Chapel ...

February 25, 2015
Happiness is Taking Back Sunday

You remember your first high school crush, yes? Who doesn’t recall that queasy over-the-falls feeling that percolated in the back of your head like some form of madness? Well, as a band, that’s where Taking ...

February 25, 2015
Floating Flogging festival

Carlsbad resident and accordionist Matt Hensley is preparing for a new album with his band Flogging Molly. “We have been meeting in Detroit for writing sessions,” Hensley tells the Reader. In the meantime, on March ...

February 25, 2015
Interview with She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry subject Alice Wolfson

The historical documentary She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry stitches together — to borrow an image from one of its subjects — a magic quilt of the various groups, motivated by various concerns, that more or ...

February 25, 2015
Graphic designer, eh?

The state of the art world itself created the hipster graphic designer stereotype.

February 25, 2015
Ramble along the shores in Encinitas

The hike begins at the top of a cliff adjacent to a small park with a few artistic statues. A long stairway leads down to the beach. Here, the ocean is the high point as ...

February 25, 2015
Scheming Diva

I might compliment her and she’ll say, “Are you manipulating me?” I’ll say, “No, of course not.” And she’ll look distressed and say, “Are you just saying that to manipulate me?”

February 25, 2015
The smallest of all

Unable to peer into the depths for millennia before sonar came along, fishermen found friends and helpers where they could. Diving pelicans tell them there is bait. Working seagulls tell them the bait is being ...

La Jolla’s Marco moment

Republican senator Marco Rubio isn’t giving up on his putative bid for the Republican presidential nomination, even as fellow Floridian Jeb Bush tries to clear the field for his own ambitions. While U-T San Diego ...

February 25, 2015
Shortly after my 70th birthday, I began my math quest

Post Title: It’s Not Too Late to Learn Post Date: October 8, 2014 Eight months ago, shortly after my 70th birthday, I began my quest to conquer calculus. I justified my interest in higher-level math ...

February 25, 2015
Missing from the Barry Minkow movie

The unfinished movie about Barry Minkow characterizes him as an ex-crook turned angel. The script must be completely rewritten.

February 25, 2015
Less Anna and Hans, more Anna and Elsa

Mr. Hipster: My girlfriend spent a significant portion of Valentine’s Day with one of her friends. She said it was important to show some solidarity for a single girlfriend, and that it should be more ...

February 25, 2015
What you think

Famosa Memories The Roam-o-Rama you have in the February 18 issue about Famosa Slough is very interesting. I used to play there as a 12-year-old boy with my 10-year-old brother and my 7-year-old brother, and ...

February 25, 2015
When is the surf too big?

The news weather people love to talk about high surf advisories. They always throw in “strong rip currents” and warn that only “advanced” surfers should enter the ocean. Sometimes they are right, but more often ...

February 25, 2015
Hired guns to the rich and famous

Celebrities Concierge & Staffing Services, a Beverly Hills–based personal service agency with an office in San Diego, is out with a new offering: hired guns. “We know our clients don’t want to compromise on their ...

February 25, 2015
The joy of No Joy

Sunday 1He was a hardcore Bad Brain. Now a solo-roller, rasta-punk frontman H.R. hits Brick by Brick behind his new joints, Quest, recorded with the DC rocksteady crew the Scotch Bonnets, and H.R. & Dubb ...

February 25, 2015
Deap Vally rawk, Gulf Coast soul, Six Organs psych-out

Thursday 26The band that crochets together, stays together. The hard-rocking duo Deap Vally — Lindsey Troy (guitar, vocals) and Julie Edwards (drums, vocals) — met stitching and bitching in Silver Lake before becoming the throwdowningest ...

February 25, 2015
Nasty, beautiful, Swervedrivery

The 1990s shoegaze band Swervedriver may have reformed in 2008, but it took them seven years to pull together a record. “I think it was Jimmy [Hartridge, guitarist] and Steve [George, bass player] that initially ...

February 25, 2015
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