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Content for Wednesday, November 18, 2015

News & Stories

The bars of El Cajon Boulevard

The wild west end: Park Boulevard to 805 — Chad Deal They sure do cuss American: 805 to 15 — Ian Anderson Shots are a dollar when an ambulance drives by : 15 through 56th ...

I am come hither to die

I am come hither to die, and would willingly speak something…I am a Lancashire man and am brought hither to die not for any crime I have committed against the laws, but for being a ...

Everclear's Art Alexakis talks addiction from a Starbucks

Art Alexakis, leader of Everclear, brings the band to the Music Box on Saturday, November 21. Alexakis took time out from hunting down a Starbucks in Greensboro, North Carolina, to take a few phoner questions. ...

November 18, 2015
Lake Murray rebel has a short run

On November 16, at about 2 p.m., a 20-year-old Caucasian male started screaming and verbally threatening Lake Murray walkers near the 1¾-mile marker along the road that runs around the lake. According to a few ...

November 18, 2015
Café Virtuoso nabs internationally known roasting artist

It’s been a busy year for Café Virtuoso (1616 National Avenue, Barrio Logan). Back in March, cofounder and head roaster Stephan Vonkolkow took third place in the roasting competition at the US Coffee Championships. The ...

November 18, 2015
Smokin’ big

You feel a little awestruck just walking around here. This is Scripps, maybe the biggest concentration of brainpower west of Harvard Square. Everyone has to have a PhD to even get in the door, seems ...

November 18, 2015
Holly Golightly Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda

When finally we connect by telephone, Holly Golightly is in transit somewhere in Minneapolis, recovering from two weeks of road flu. The conversation is abbreviated by random bouts of coughing. The Brokeoffs — two people, ...

November 18, 2015
Now you know: Girlboy

“I was raised on bluegrass and gospel in the Bible Belt of Asheville, North Carolina, and I always fancied myself a folk songwriter,” says Matthew Blake, who — with rapper Haley Hill — is one ...

November 18, 2015
Three poems by Stephen Milne

Bouzincourt The woods are full of the sound of birds and the doors of every village shuttered to the sun. In lingering fields of wheat, white crosses burn: the names of all our dead are ...

November 18, 2015
Katniss’s concentric circles of concern

Matthew Lickona: If you had to say, “If The Mockingjay Part 1 was x, then Part 2 is y,” how would you describe that difference? Nina Jacobson: I would say that Part 1 is a ...

November 18, 2015
On the lookout for buffleheads in Del Mar

Bird watching and scenic views of seasonal ponds are highlights.

November 18, 2015
Campy Kings

Halloween may be gone for a year, but dressing up and performing like famous singers is a nonstop pursuit for one of San Diego’s longest-running shows. “We are the oldest, continuously running drag-king show in ...

November 18, 2015
What’s wrong with kelp?

With a growth rate equal to bamboo at up to two feet per day, kelp forests along California’s coast have been harvested since World War I. The first large industrial uses of kelp were for ...

The bars of El Cajon Boulevard: 70th to Baltimore

“No matter where you are on the Boulevard, no matter what part of town, you’re always on the Boulevard,” says Chino. The Boulevard, of course, is El Cajon, and Chino, whose long dark beard sways ...

John Crowley reimagines Brooklyn

An Irish immigrant is set adrift in an impeccably reimagined 1950s New York.

November 18, 2015
The ideal hipster Thanksgiving

Here comes the “what yams actually are” lecture.

November 18, 2015
Flying first class? Better have a note from your doctor.

UCSD’s ailing ethics When a purportedly sick UCSD professor and his researcher assistant fly first class with taxpayer money, auditors may later ask to see the prescription. So says a recently released University of California ...

November 18, 2015
Color me ecstatic

All my new materials may have been “professional quality” and “intended for adults,” but when the tip of the pencil touched the page, it was childlike joy that coursed through my veins.

November 18, 2015
Rockstar teacher Martin Coughlin

Although he was championed as “Westview’s rockstar teacher” on a campus newscast, Martin Coughlin was a high school dropout. “I got picked up by the Scottish Premier [soccer] League to play for Glasgow Celtic. I ...

November 18, 2015
A gift for a grieving friend

This has been a rough year for funerals. We are attending more than I wish to acknowledge. This past week it was a dear friend’s mama. Besides the usual flowers and meal, which feel sort ...

November 18, 2015
Arab Film Festival 2016

The Arab Film Festival returns to the Museum of Photographic Arts this week and with it a promise to “provide realistic perspectives on Arab people, culture, art, history, and politics.” The jury’s still out on ...

November 18, 2015
The bars of El Cajon Boulevard: 15 through 56th

Maybe it’s the walk toward the little yellow bar near the corner of 50th Street and El Cajon Boulevard that skeeves a person out. Eyes are fixed to the ground to avoid stepping on an ...

Chula Vista fetes Seven Mile Casino as FBI investigates it

Travel Interstate 5 through the South Bay and you will notice the flashy billboards beckoning you to Seven Mile Casino. Located on Bay Boulevard in Chula Vista, the casino is an extravagant piece of work ...

November 18, 2015
The internet is a big time suck

Technology is stealing “pause time”

November 18, 2015
Christina Chadwick has more than a friend at city hall

Christina Chadwick, vice president of communications at the Downtown San Diego Partnership, an outfit that lobbies for center city business and development interests, has more than a friend at city hall. Husband Scott Chadwick is ...

November 18, 2015
The Bars of El Cajon Boulevard: 805 to 15

Most of my experience drinking on this section of the Boulevard has taken place in rock clubs. I suppose Soda Bar (3615 ECB) qualifies as a dive because it’s dark and loud, with old arcade ...

Yob Woggles

Thursday 19Tinnitus unite us! From Eugene, Oregon, the mighty Yob takes the stage at Brick by Brick behind their latest record, the crushing Clearing the Path to Ascend. Four tracks clocking in at just over ...

November 18, 2015
It's Wand Wednesday at Soda Bar

Sunday 22Beery band Lucero will belly up to Belly Up Sunday night. The Memphis septet morphs country into punky roots-n-roll and writes some real fist pumpers. Except on this year’s pensive All a Man Should ...

November 18, 2015
Speaking up

A Beef with the Facts There is an article about Albie’s Beef Inn. My husband is the owner. All of the information is not true. I need some clarification about the details in the article. ...

November 18, 2015
The bars of El Cajon Boulevard: 56th through 70th

Zzzzooooommm! It’s 11 p.m. A roar like a fighter jet in trouble heads right for us. Actually it’s a squadron of bikers, taking off at the light here at ECB and 70th. First one, then ...

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