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Content for Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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San Diego Police analyst, accused or rape-murder, hangs himself in Cuyamaca

Rebecca Brown was getting ready for work at her Chula Vista home on Tuesday, January 9, 2014 when detectives from the San Diego Police Department knocked on the front door. Her husband, Kevin Brown, who ...

September 16, 2015
No Miami-ization of Mission Beach

Rudeness ruled at a Mission Beach Precise Planning Board meeting Tuesday night, September 15th, as the board rejected a plan to build 51 homes on land that had once been set aside for an elementary ...

September 16, 2015
After the flood in Ocean Beach

On September 15th, local evening news programs were full of reports on the effects of over an inch of rain that fell across the county during a one-to-three-hour time span. 10News reported a submerged Lamborghini ...

Dumb Numbers — one part vegemite

Dumb Numbers’ Adam Harding, late of Australia, likes to make music with his funky friends, who include the Melvins, David Lynch, and Jesus Lizard’s David Yow — when he isn’t shooting videos with many of ...

September 16, 2015
In the land of tango and empanadas

"I tell you,” says Patrick Brown, “San Diego has the most competitive happy hour on the whole coast. And I’ve researched happy hours from Seattle to San Francisco to L.A. We have the best.” I’m ...

A Negroni is the bacon of cocktails

There is a rule in my house: if I ever make a Negroni for myself and Victoria is home, I have to make one for her, too. Every time. This rule was put in place ...

September 16, 2015
"Once-in-a-lifetime" fishing losing its meaning

While El Niño conditions continue to influence the great fishing along the California coast, reports of "once in a lifetime" catches seem to diminish in meaning. It's not all that surprising when a dorado or ...

September 16, 2015
Party like you're in the city council skybox

There was a wild and crazy time this spring in the city council’s luxury skybox at downtown’s Petco Park, judging from the ballpark suite’s official second-quarter attendance sheet filed with the city clerk. On April ...

September 16, 2015
Four poems by Cally Conan-Davies

Shelly Beach Sunday A girl climbs in the scarred pandanus, a boy digs a moat in the sand, a yellow sail glides on the swell, gulls and terns hang blithe behind the surf, then hit ...

September 16, 2015
Lucy's Fur Coat is resurrected

When Lucy’s Fur Coat sold out a Friday/Saturday stint at the Casbah two months ago, the five guys in the band, once signed to Sony/Relativity, were getting together for the first time in seven years. ...

September 16, 2015
Experience dramatic transition in Sloan Canyon

Dry chaparral becomes lush riparian habitat on this East County hike.

September 16, 2015
Salty Vixens battle the sexes with fishing rods

Katharina Eckert started fishing the sportfishing boats out of the San Diego area about a year and a half ago. At first, she was apprehensive: “It took some convincing of local captains to talk me ...

September 16, 2015
Everything you wanted to know about the National Sports Law Negotiation Competition

The fifth annual National Sports Law Negotiation Competition will be held on the campus of Thomas Jefferson School of Law in Gaslamp, California, aka downtown San Diego. Be there. Randy Grossman is on the phone. ...

September 16, 2015
Beyond the maze

The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials — part two of Wes Ball’s adaptation of the hit YA trilogy — runs and runs and ultimately stumbles on its way to part three. But first, there’s lots ...

September 16, 2015
Will self-driving cars and delivery drones take your job?

Forty-eight hours before Union-Tribune and L.A. Times Democratic publisher Austin Beutner was fired last week, the U-T was out with a prescient Labor Day editorial entitled “The foreboding future of work.” Said the paper’s opinion ...

September 16, 2015
Woody Guthrie called it music about folks

In 1972, folkie Joel Rafael planted roots in Valley Center, where he built a home studio, Lilac Sound. In 2000, he signed to Jackson Browne’s Inside Recordings label, which in April of this year released ...

September 16, 2015
From eternal death to eternal life

We who live in America — our blessings get in the way.

September 16, 2015
San Diego radio personality Sue Delaney remembered

“She raised the bar,” KGB FM morning-show cohost Coe Lewis says of the radio personality who held her same position some 32 years ago. “Sue Delaney was a game-changer,” Lewis explains. “I think she was ...

September 16, 2015
Best in La Jolla? Try all of Southern California

Beds: 11 Baths: 13 Current Owner: Doug Manchester (through corporate layers) Asking Price: $13,900,000 This property promises “the premier in-village living experience in La Jolla, if not all of Southern California.” Indeed, the 11-bedroom, 13-bath ...

September 16, 2015
Online arguments are not meant to be won

Dear Hipster: I belong to a local community organization, relatively small in number, but passionate in spirit. Like any group, ours gets its fair share of agitators from time to time. I like to think ...

September 16, 2015
100 waves in 12 hours — a Mission Beach marathon

On Saturday, September 19, former touring pro surfer Damien Hobgood will be joining hundreds of surfers at Mission Beach in the Hundred Wave Challenge, where participants ride 100 waves over a 12-hour period. Similar to ...

Good Jobs First attacks corporate welfare

The city’s sweetheart real estate deals are how sweet?

September 16, 2015
Professor Longhair's prized pupils

A NOLA super-group, if ever there was one. The New Orleans Suspects started out under a different name a few years ago as the result of some jam sessions at a New Orleans nightclub called ...

September 16, 2015
Two Qualcomm billionaires give big to Democrats

Qualcomm billionaire Irwin Jacobs and wife Joan, big-money backers of Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, have kicked off the La Jolla giving to the U.S. Senate campaign of California Democratic attorney general Kamala Harris with $1000 ...

September 16, 2015
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