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Content for Wednesday, March 25, 2015

News & Stories

San Diego's wishful world of tiny houses

Tiny houses are great if you’re fresh from a divorce.

March 25, 2015
Thus God made a covenant with all the prophets

When Muhammad the apostle of God reached the age of forty, God sent him in compassion to mankind “as an evangelist to all men.” Now God had made a covenant with every prophet whom he ...

Creeker punches it up

To say Chris Thile is interested in music would be akin to saying that boxing is reliant on punching. The guy is obsessed. He was born in Oceanside in 1981, and he told the Reader ...

March 25, 2015
Billion-dollar wait

Some hold-ups have developed in the Navy’s Mobile User Objective System, a way for the Pentagon to connect its forces via satellite. Developed by San Diego–based Lockheed Martin Space Systems, the elaborate space and ground ...

March 25, 2015
Happy coincidences

“‘Fabulous reality’ was a phrase a high-school English teacher drummed into our heads in a writing class,” says Scott Samuels of the title to his upcoming fourth full-length. “It’s also referenced in a song on ...

March 25, 2015
Hot cup of science

Ironsmith Coffee Roasters officially opened its Encinitas roaster shop to the public in February, the culmination of a year-long effort by rock-climbing cohorts Raul Macias and Matt Delarosa. Prior to founding Ironsmith, neither had experience ...

March 25, 2015
Place for schminkas

Joining the in-crowd between wavy walls and infinite oceans.

Day the music died

“When they wanted someone to talk to the TV cameras, no one was dressed for it.”

March 25, 2015
Political entertainment

San Diego Democratic assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, mentioned in some circles as a possible candidate to replace retiring U.S. senator Barbara Boxer, was out and about the state last year, courtesy of corporate and nonprofit donors. ...

March 25, 2015
SoKo mines her psychic backyard

The two SoKos: first, there’s a dream-pop side where sensory input is reduced to a simple trickle of fragile chords and a voice that sounds as if filtered through layers of gauze, or, the darker ...

March 25, 2015
Nine-piece puzzle

Trent Hancock’s 13 years as a musician have been filled with moving parts — bandmates, bands, cities, and scenes. After a two-year stint pursuing a solo career in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, Hancock has returned ...

March 25, 2015
Geology in motion

Church Spur provides overviews of Borrego Valley and the work of profound geological forces.

High-risk television

Dear Hipster: What should I watch on TV this week? Guide me. — Hilary Since everything TV becomes meaningless when Game of Thrones comes back on the air next month, I suggest you go for ...

March 25, 2015
Have a new Easter

“I am hoping the Easter bunny brings me new lingerie, chocolate, coffee, tickets to concerts, and housecleaners, all in that order.”

March 25, 2015
Kensington Video goes on record

There wasn’t an empty seat in the house of worship as friends, well-wishers, and members of the family packed the Kensington Community Church to pay affectionate tribute to Kensington Video proprietors excelsior: Winnie, Rich, and ...

March 25, 2015
What’s in a team name?

There are very few cool team names. Which is curious, since there are mucho thousands of teams requiring names. Consider the needs of elementary schools, junior high schools, senior highs, colleges, company teams, adult league ...

March 25, 2015
“Catenary,” a word worth saving

Post Title: Catenary Post Date: December 14, 2014 I like words. Sometimes I find words and type them into my phone to think about later. While at SanFran’s “Exploratorium” this summer, I happened upon “catenary.” ...

March 25, 2015
Whatever, Gladys

“You like to know everything that’s going on,” he said. I was about to balk when he added, “You’re always trying to find patterns in everything, and that gives you a sense of comfort.”

March 25, 2015
You made this? I made this

Dear Hipster: So, this lawsuit where Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke have to pay Marvin Gaye’s heirs seven million dollars has me and the rest of the world wondering, Where does it end? Maybe the ...

March 25, 2015
Indie city

After taking 2014 off, the music and arts street fair IndieFest returns in a new location, City Heights Urban Village (3795 Fairmount Avenue), on March 28. The event started in 2004 as San Diego Indie ...

March 25, 2015
Alarm

I wake to the scream of the fire alarm, like the shock of neon in the dark, stumble into the hall, and see a tongue of light beneath Carmen’s doorway. Throwing the door open, I ...

March 25, 2015
Daughter talked her way into jail following matricide in Serra Mesa

Ghazal Mansury could lift 100 pounds, or about the weight of her mom.

March 25, 2015
Feedback potpourri

Already Frightening One Paseo has been bitterly opposed by many in Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and Solana Beach for a few years. While a small amount of funding and support has come from Donahue Schreiber, ...

March 25, 2015
Onions and onions

Would a crooked politico smell just as bad under a new name for San Diego’s ethics commission? That was the question discussed at last month’s meeting of the body tasked with meting out justice for ...

March 25, 2015
Pile into Soda Bar

Sunday 29Spanish band Hinds hits the Soda Bar Sunday night after our own Muscle Beech and Geyser House. Hinds is from Madrid and is formerly known as the Deers, which NME had hailed as “Europe’s ...

March 25, 2015
Double Burgerama!

Thursday 26South by Southwest has let out and it looks like everyone’s heading west. So, put your head on a swivel, Crawler follower, here they come... Nashville’s “modern classic rock” duo Jeff the Brotherhood got ...

March 25, 2015
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