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Content for Wednesday, January 7, 2015

News & Stories

Record-release roundup

Marujah’s release party for Gringolandia happens Thursday, January 8, hosted by Tim Pyles at Mary Jane’s, inside the downtown Hard Rock Hotel. “Gringolandia is the story of the musical melting pot and the influence of ...

January 7, 2015
Westinghouse aims to cork up the nuke juice

Westinghouse Electric Company, successor to the company that brought the first nuclear reactor online at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in 1968, announced on Monday, January 5, that it will now seek the contract for ...

January 7, 2015
The Lord really spoke to us

Membership: 200 Pastor: Carolyn Nichols Age: 81 Born: San Bernardino Formation: University of La Verne, La Verne; Claremont Graduate University, Claremont; the King’s Seminary, Van Nuys Years Ordained: 22 San Diego Reader: What is your ...

January 7, 2015
Don’t rule out the Flesh Eaters

It’s far too soon to rule out the Flesh Eaters. By now, the band members are all on the verge of being old, but no matter. What they bring to the stage is about 200 ...

January 7, 2015
I am the Delta Lady

“Joe was very private, almost shy. I think the reason why he drank and did the other stuff was to bring himself out.”

January 7, 2015
Yeti again

It’s been eight years since Doña Pancha Fest held their first fringe showcase at a brothel in Tecate, featuring the zebra-costumed Anal Core and Los Nuevos Maevans, whose air-guitar old-school punk jams have become a ...

January 7, 2015
Del Martian bust-out

A major battle over the fate of the Del Mar Fairgrounds may be shaping up in Sacramento later this year, judging from a description of work filed by Capitol Strategic Advisors, lobbyists for the 22nd ...

January 7, 2015
Ancient rock music

When guitarist Sergio Estrada and the band Relax Max take the House of Blues stage January 9 with fellow rockers the 6ONE9 band and Madman and Arena, he expects to see a lot of his ...

January 7, 2015
Blade Runner and more at Landmark’s Ken Cinema

With nothing but Oscar-bait currently damming up local multiplexes, there is no time like the present to take advantage of a week of classic films starting Friday, January 9, at Landmark’s Ken Cinema. My original ...

January 7, 2015
Ure legacy

If Midge Ure were a fictional character in a movie about musicians, his real-life career would seem nothing short of impossible. Most performers would give their right arm to have one successful group, but Ure’s ...

January 7, 2015
Q is the key

Dear Hipster: My mother-in-law incessantly lords her board-game superiority over me. How do I get better at SCRABBLE? — Brandon I’d like to go on the record that this is a poor use for my ...

January 7, 2015
Step back in time at Santa Rosa Plateau

Hike along a boardwalk to a vernal pool.

January 7, 2015
Voilà, instant burger

“This place is old-fashioned, like a Cairo café. We don’t do loud music and DJs.”

Say, what happened with that whole Ray Rice thing?

We are deep into the NFL playoffs and villagers feel the energy. Big like for the 7-8-1 Carolina Panthers making it to the second round. Cowboys-Packers should be good, Broncos-Colts, Ravens-Patriots set up nicely, and ...

January 7, 2015
Burning cool

Dear Hipster: Why the hell do hipsters feel compelled to gather so much useless knowledge to themselves? What’s the point in memorizing the characters and actors from a questionable 1990s sitcom? — Amy, North Park ...

January 7, 2015
First he sold diapers at Kobey's Swap Meet

When Jon Carder became a multimillionaire at the age of 26, his mother thought he was a drug dealer. “For a good four years, she thought for sure I was selling drugs. I bought a ...

January 7, 2015
Hype meets reality

Back in November, San Diego mayor and former public relations man Kevin Faulconer heralded the arrival of Maksim Pecherskiy in a glowing news release. “Maksim is a perfect fit for the role of Chief Data ...

January 7, 2015
KKK adopts a highway

Post Title: KKK Post Date: January 5, 2014 Driving country roads in the Ozarks, maybe the late ’80s. We took notice of a sign crediting the KKK for maintaining the next two miles in a ...

January 7, 2015
Year of the ... selfie stick?

Dear Hipster: I went ice skating a little while ago, and this group of teenagers had a selfie stick that they were using to take pictures of themselves not skating (because they were too busy ...

January 7, 2015
Fourteen levels of warmth

If you live anywhere north of Santa Barbara, you always wear a wetsuit. When you get up to Oregon and Washington it does not matter what the season might be — you will be in ...

January 7, 2015
“Experience the magic" of five bedrooms and eight baths

Former Owners: Hughes & Sheila Potiker Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 8 Price: $14,500,000 Listing materials touting the oceanfront property at 9046 La Jolla Shores Lane — situated on the northern bluffs of La Jolla within a ...

January 7, 2015
Mark Potter, founder of the Center for Disability Access, files suits

Even chair people say frivolous lawsuits don’t help their cause.

January 7, 2015
New year, new letters

The Equation of a Straight Line I didn’t read the story yet, but on the cover of “I’m Judo Math Dude” (January 1) there is a mathematical mistake. Directly below the R in Reader, there ...

January 7, 2015
Lights, action, politics

The County of San Diego is getting ready to shoot a series of video extravaganzas extolling the recreational amenities of the south of Interstate 8 supervisorial district represented by Republican Greg Cox. “The San Diego ...

January 7, 2015
Where to kayak: San Diego Bay — Chula Vista

Launch: Concrete boat ramp Parking: Large lot adjacent to boat ramp Access: Southern end of San Diego Bay, turtle coves to south, cross to Coronado Cays. Conditions: Easy flat-water conditions in the morning, wind and ...

January 7, 2015
California X is Dinosaur country

Sunday 11The fifth-best band out of Minneapolis, the Jayhawks, land at Belly Up Sunday night. Since the reissue of stellar three-record set Sound of Lies, Smile, and Rainy Day Music this past summer, the ’Hawks ...

January 7, 2015
Psych rap, hardcore, honky tonk, Olivelawn — yes, Olivelawn

Thursday 8If the people’s hip-hop duo Run the Jewels (El-P and Killer Mike) is a march on the Mall in DC, then Hail Mary Mallon, featuring indie-rap duo Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic, is a ...

January 7, 2015
To the New Year

With what stillness at last you appear in the valley your first sunlight reaching down to touch the tips of a few high leaves that do not stir as though they had not noticed and ...

January 7, 2015
January 6 fishing report

Only a couple boats made it out yesterday to the kelp beds. The New Seaforth 1/2 Day PM run with 15 Anglers aboard reported *3 California Yellowtail, 25 Pacific Mackerel, 2 Pacific Bonito, and 1 ...

January 7, 2015
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