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Content for Wednesday, March 11, 2015

News & Stories

Tam Hoang, Coronado teacher, recounts his voyage to English

Good-bellied people with novel-like life stories.

March 11, 2015
Appropriate language

Gang of Four just released the year’s best album so far, What Happens Next. They play Belly Up March 25. Guitarist Andy Gill chimed in over email. What are your memories of playing San Diego? ...

March 11, 2015
Binge-watch selections from a theater person

I’m a busy theater person, so when an episodic series like Mozart in the Jungle can actually slow me down to binge-watch, it’s worth noting. It’s about an orchestra, conductors, musicians, board members, donors, and ...

March 11, 2015
Chug, chug, chug, shhhh...

Donald Stoecklein, president and former lead counsel for the troubled binational railroad known as the Desert Line, has run into trouble in the form of the Securities and Exchange Commission. On March 11, the Securities ...

March 11, 2015
Every 25 years...

“A band never really truly breaks up until someone dies.” That is how bassist Mike Jones describes Saturday’s first smART Teens show in almost 25 years. All four original members — Jones, guitarist Joe Comacho, ...

March 11, 2015
Zen-like

Virtuoso roaster brings home bronze from national competition in Long Beach.

March 11, 2015
Satisfactory clank!

Getting escorted out of Lou & Mickey’s...to the redesigned patio.

Honeyblood is juicy rock for women

Credit to whoever at Fat Cat Records saw through the lo-fi veneer of Honeyblood’s self-made release and heard the songcrafting for what it was: money. Honeyblood wasn’t actually trying to be scuzzy. One mic and ...

March 11, 2015
Touching donors

The hiring of Ann Spira Campbell, ex-wife of former San Diego Opera honcho Ian Campbell as a UCSD fundraising executive was just the beginning. She has been tasked to hit up $1 million-plus donors. Now ...

March 11, 2015
Loony in La Mesa

“Bands from the 1960s evolved based on the technology. We ignored technological advances ... the evolutions are personal.”

March 11, 2015
Turn up the deep end!

Singer/guitarist Elias Avila of Groms learned about 1960s-style garage rock at the border. “For about two years, me and my dad lived in Tijuana. It was a good two hours to get across the border ...

March 11, 2015
Sweeter, funnier, and kinkier than Fifty Shades of Grey

For anyone in a tizzy over the innocuous and mentally challenged Fifty Shades, allow me to direct your attention to older films that are both sweeter, funnier, and most certainly kinkier than that fan-fiction mommy ...

March 11, 2015
Life’s kind of beautiful

Mr. De Pinna delivered ice to the Vanderhof home eight years ago, and stayed. When Mr. De Pinna isn’t modeling for one of Penny Sycamore’s paintings, he and her husband Paul experiment with explosives in ...

March 11, 2015
Travel safely on St. Patty’s Day

“We are a charity that educates people about planning when going out with groups of friends.”

March 11, 2015
Bombingham, Memories of a Geisha, Born to Run

What are you reading? “Bombingham, by Anthony Grooms. It’s a story about the South. This kid grew up in a really racist town where some people got killed when a black church got bombed. The ...

March 11, 2015
Dress overexposure

Dear Hipster:What color did you see when you looked at #TheDress?— Amanda DJ:I don’t care what science says. I don’t care if BuzzFeed and Wired tell me otherwise. The damn dress is white and gold!— ...

March 11, 2015
Coronado carpetbagger

San Diego’s GOP mayor Kevin Faulconer has reappointed Frank Urtasun to the city’s housing commission. “Mr. Urtasun is Regional Vice President of External Relations for San Diego Gas & Electric Co.,” says a February 15 ...

March 11, 2015
Sí, more movies

“The goal of this year’s festival?” said the San Diego Latino Film Festival’s proud papa Ethan van Thillo, echoing my question. “To get people to see more movies!” Now who can argue with that? Something ...

Clean slate

“You don’t even have an ex,” David said.
“You act like it’s some kind of shortcoming that I nailed this relationship stuff the first time around,” I joked.

March 11, 2015
Say it ain’t so

In February, the San Diego Chargers dropped a bomb when they announced plans to build their own stadium in Carson, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. This, in the midst of ongoing negotiations with the ...

March 11, 2015
A missive from North Park’s “super sketchballs” quarter

Dear Hipster: My wife and I are stoked to be first-time homeowners in North Park. We had a housewarming party the other day, and a few friends of ours were saying how our part of ...

March 11, 2015
Let this be a learning experience

Juiced Re: Regarding the Chargers and the NFL (News Ticker, “Tale of Two Sleazes”) Capitalism on steroids is now overwhelming this professional sport. Everyone should read March 5’s News of the Weird, the lead story ...

March 11, 2015
H-1B – a scheme to lower engineers’ wages

Qualcomm’s stated motivation behind the push for H-1B workers is H-1BS.

March 11, 2015
Thousands of white seabass die in power outage at Redondo captive breeding program

March 10 dock totals The Dolphin 1/2 Day AM run carrying 16 Anglers reported 1 Sculpin, 94 Rockfish, 1 Lingcod and 3 Calico Bass caught, with 65 Calico Bass Released. Their 1/2 Day PM run ...

March 11, 2015
Big Laguna for little legs

Keep the kids off the antennae and away from the laser targets on Monument Peak.

Remembering Mom

Mom died last week at the age of 93, two months after Dad’s funeral, which came a few weeks after he turned 95. Although they were inseparable and fiercely loyal to one another throughout their ...

March 11, 2015
DeMaio’s gold

Former San Diego city councilman and unsuccessful Republican mayoral and congressional candidate Carl DeMaio, who fell to Democratic incumbent Scott Peters in a nasty fight last year, is back on the fundraising circuit. “On Sunday ...

March 11, 2015
The 75-pound balsa board

Founded in 1986 at George’s Restaurant in Encinitas Moonlight Plaza, the California Surf Museum has moved several times since. They have been in the Encinitas Promenade Shopping Center, Pacific Beach, in Oceanside just off the ...

March 11, 2015
Shamrock 'n' roll this St. Patty's Day

Sunday 15From Sacramento-via-Reno, punker-turned-trubadour Kevin Seconds (7 Seconds) plays Bar Pink with local flim-flammer Grampa Drew and Matt Strachota (Long and Short of It). Seconds last year released New Year’s Rulins, “songs inspired by Woody ...

March 11, 2015
Single Mothers unite!

Thursday 12Before frontman Drew Thomson hooked up with Single Mothers, he spent a year as a gold prospector in a town called Swastika. (You can’t make this stuff up, people.) But the vein Thomson tapped ...

March 11, 2015
King of tall tales

From the makers of The Red Shoes and A Matter of Life and Death comes The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (England, 1943, United Artists), an epic look at love spanning decades and on ...

March 11, 2015
No Second Troy

Why should I blame her that she filled my days With misery, or that she would of late Have taught to ignorant men most violent ways, Or hurled the little streets upon the great, Had ...

March 11, 2015
In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate

The Clot In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate: Recite: In the name of your Lord who created, Created man for a clot. Recite: And your Lord is most generous, Who taught by ...

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