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Content for Wednesday, October 7, 2015

News & Stories

San Diego businesses chafe under Yelp's increasing power

“How sad to know that your job is in jeopardy because you didn’t pour water quickly enough for one angry customer.”

October 7, 2015
Three poems by Brian Jobe

In Vento et Rapida Aqua Even if her words could be written on wind and rapid water, they were seductive and sussurant — and electric. I sought her again and again, wanting to be bitten ...

October 7, 2015
Justin DeCesare collects

Republican-turned-Democrat Nathan Fletcher, whose failed mayoral bid was backed by billionaire Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs, has endorsed Justin DeCesare’s bid for the seventh district city-council seat held by GOP incumbent Scott Sherman. A former real ...

October 7, 2015
Before Neverland

If the names Mary Martin and Walt Disney top the Peter Pan pantheon, and if Hook — Spielberg’s nadir — remains forever anchored at the bottom of Mermaid Lagoon, then Joe Wright’s Pan ranks somewhere ...

October 7, 2015
Go for the fruit and score a bulging torta also

Was Frederico's Mexico-style frutería the first across the border?

SDSU rock-and-roll anthropologists dig deep into campus music history

“Jaime and I have become rather obsessed with the history of live music at SDSU,” says Seth Mallios, professor of anthropology at San Diego State and co-author of Let It Rock!, a five-volume book series ...

October 7, 2015
Director Ariel Kleiman on Partisan

Partisan tells the story of an urban commune, led by the charismatic Gregori (Vincent Cassel), and supported by its children, who are trained to carry out assassinations in the outside world. (Kleiman, who co-wrote the ...

October 7, 2015
Cannonball's Rum Manhattan breaks the surface with a balance of taste and texture

While the usual vodka- and gin-based poolside-fixtures are welcomed mixtures on the menu, Cannonball’s general manager Ray Means says Cannonball also serves up the brown liquors and offers seasonal variations on classic cocktails. “We could ...

October 7, 2015
The game has changed for San Diego jazz scene

“I found out my jam session at Seven Grand was being canceled with just one week’s notice,” trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos related to the Reader over breakfast at Swami’s in North Park. “I mean, the manager, ...

Beth Hart: The blues in tattoos

She is the embodiment of every one of the best of the blues stylists I grew up listening to during the ’60s and the ’70s. Beth Hart has got Janis Joplin and Etta James and ...

October 7, 2015
The Lot brings luxury cinema to La Jolla Village

“Today, you can watch a movie in a ton of different places,” acknowledges Adolfo Fastlicht, owner of the LOT, a new premium entertainment and dining venue on La Jolla’s Fay Avenue. “Many people don’t mind ...

October 7, 2015
Shifty sandbars

This World Junior Surfing Championship, back in California for the first time since 2005, will host competition October 11–18 south of the Oceanside Pier in four divisions: under-18 boys, under-16 boys, under-18 girls, and under-16 ...

Exercise both your body and spirit in Monserate Mountain Preserve

Monserate Mountain Preserve, located in San Diego’s North County, is the second largest of 11 preserves within the 2700-acre Fallbrook Land Conservancy. The preserve began with an acquisition of 225 acres in 2000; more acreage ...

October 7, 2015
Kitty Plague was getting back to rocking, then Miss Kitty got preggers

“When we first started recording this album over 18 months ago with Jeff Forrest at Doubletime Studio, Stephen Case was on drums and John Falk was on bass,” says sole Kitty Plague survivor Mark Haemmerle ...

October 7, 2015
Style and substance run Full Gallop at the Globe

“...It’s a way of life. Without it you’re nobody. And I’m not talking about a lot of clothes.”

October 7, 2015
Monthlong series showcases local filmmaker

The Paul Espinosa Film Series kicks off Saturday, October 10, from 5 to 7 p.m., with an opening night reception at the Seuss Room of UC San Diego’s Geisel Library. The award-winning independent filmmaker’s personal ...

October 7, 2015
City hall child slavery act?

Should San Diego lower the city’s voting age from 18 to 16? Not such a great idea, opines deputy city attorney Sharon Spivak, a onetime Union-Tribune city hall reporter, in a response to a request ...

October 7, 2015
Royal pain in the wedding

“Every single conflict can be boiled down into one underlying problem, and that’s one person in the family not being happy with another person’s choices.”

October 7, 2015
If "gentrification is driving poverty," are hipster consumers pushing the gas pedal?

Attack on Cereal Killer Cafe nothing to fret.

October 7, 2015
My morning walk with Jim James

In late 2013, My Morning Jacket set up camp north of San Francisco in Marin County to begin recording the collection of songs that became The Waterfall. The band selected a new studio called Panoramic ...

October 7, 2015
Where to get a great pumpkin

“The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed over 2000 pounds.”

October 7, 2015
Border crossing rules have changed at San Ysidro

In fact, you will need some steenking papers to enter Mexico.

Out-of-towners influence the Strawberry Field vote

The homework is done on Carlsbad mayor Matt Hall.

October 7, 2015
On languages, bike paths, and horse feathers

For a Good Time, Read Re: News Ticker, October 1, “San Diego Sheriff’s Costly Overtime Overpay” Of course that’s what we do! We swap shifts all the time. Better yet, instead of swapping days, you ...

October 7, 2015
Will Faulconer’s political chums clash over Airbnb?

Sometimes labels can be tricky things to find, especially inside political underwear. When home-stay booking firm Airbnb retained the services of the Sacramento super-lobbying outfit California Strategies, run by ex–Pete Wilson aide Bob White, it ...

October 7, 2015
Boogie rock from Saskatoon

Thursday 8Canada band Sheepdogs bring their brand of boogie rock to town Thursday night. The ten-year-old Saskatoon troupe is touring in support of their brand new record, Future Nostalgia, a set that gets classic guitar ...

October 7, 2015
Help, lord, my hope increase

O let thy wretch find that relief Thou didst afford the faithful thief. Please for me, love! Allege and show That faith has farther, here, to go And less to lean on. Because then Though ...

Wolf Alice and the grunge daddy

Sunday 11Soda Bar stages Off with Their Heads on Sunday. The Minneapolis four-piece trades in melodic hardcore seasoned with straight-ahead punk rock, and it looks as if they are picking up a tour that was ...

October 7, 2015
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