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Content for Wednesday, February 17, 2016

News & Stories

Fat Tire Ale: pledge to go a year without a car

“I think of the bike being like a prism ­— the trader is a beam of light going in, and from that they emit a rainbow.”

February 17, 2016
Two poems by Emily Grosholz

Uncertain “Someone who, dreaming, says “I am dreaming,” even if he speaks audibly in doing so, is no more correct than if he said in his dream, “It is raining,” while in fact it was ...

February 17, 2016
Jimmy Choos now vacant

On a sad note for local film-lovers, Lee Ann Kim, the founder and Queen Mother of the Pacific Arts Movement and the San Diego Asian Film Festival, has decided to “transition out” of her role ...

February 17, 2016
Mr. Buck's Full Contact bric-a-brac

Some people know Davit Buck for fronting such wild and woolly local bands as Jack Septic, Bad Apples, Mother Russia, Subterranean Horses, Mother Bitch, and John Wayne Gacy Daycare. The only band name that caused ...

February 17, 2016
Jack in the Box stock plummets

Stock of San Diego fast-food chain Jack in the Box plunged more than 19 percent in after-hours trading today (February 17). The company missed Wall Street's quarterly revenue and earnings-per-share expectations, and also gave a ...

February 17, 2016
Joshua Oppenheimer brings The Look of Silence to SDSU

Award-winning documentarian Joshua Oppenheimer brings his Academy Award–nominated film The Look of Silence to the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Theatre for a one-night screening on February 23. Oppenheimer was gracious enough to speak at ...

February 17, 2016
Revisiting the flat earth concept

Dear Hipster: Is the Earth really flat like B.o.B. says? — Donnie G., Cardiff Dear Hipster: How is it even possible to believe in a Flat Earth? — Evelyn Dear Hipster: Would it be hipster ...

February 17, 2016
San Diego tube amped over SoundDiego TV

Note to music fans who want to get on TV: it pays to be seen at shows. Or at least it did for the host of SoundDiego, the weekly half-hour music-and-interview show that is starting ...

February 17, 2016
Better than Blu-ray

No one has wanted to see the Media Arts Center’s Digital Gym make a bigger name for itself than I. (It’s the only gym you’ll ever see me set foot in.) There’s not enough space ...

February 17, 2016
Raiding Lucky Liu’s kitchen to say Happy New Year

“Shin-nyen kwhy-ler,” says Dong Ha. “Happy New Year! Mandarin. What they’d say in Beijing.”

February 17, 2016
SDG&E seeks social journalist

Beset by attacks and controversies over everything from soaring electric bills to the high costs of closing the San Onofre nuclear power plant and a chronically leaking gas plant up in Los Angeles, San Diego–based ...

February 17, 2016
God's stormtrooper

“My album release will be my first solo CD in 15 years, featuring songs written over that time period,” says pastor Brendan Prout, whose area ministries have included fronting worship bands and choirs. “I play ...

February 17, 2016
Poem in stone

They must keep their backs to the Taj and not witness the most beautiful object that will ever be.

February 17, 2016
Barker Valley

Barker Valley, sitting at the southern end of Palomar Mountain and between the peak of Palomar Mountain to the north and Lake Henshaw to the south, is one of the most remote and least-visited locations ...

February 17, 2016
Club Mend

Film critic David Elliott introduced me to the Chilean original Pablo Larrain, now on his fifth feature, The Club, which opens Friday at Landmark Hillcrest. A Post-It affixed to a San Diego Film Festival screener ...

February 17, 2016
State Controller to Douglas Manchester:

Every year the office of California State Controller Betty T. Yee accumulates more millions of dollars that belong to individuals and companies throughout California. These amounts range from as low as 1¢ to five figures. ...

February 17, 2016
Itai's ah-ha moment

Last summer, San Diego singer/songwriter Itai Faierman had a new band and a new record. Critics called the band (Speaker in Reverse) his best effort yet. The six-piece delivered a lean, stripped-down song collection that ...

February 17, 2016
Why are we here and what is the meaning of all this?

Interview with Pastor Tom Sannar of One Heart One Mind Center for Spiritual Living

February 17, 2016
Still intimate under 12,000 square feet of roof in Roxbury Terrace

Current Owner: Sunwest Builders Development Beds: 7 Baths: 11 List Price: $9,800,000 This week, a visit to “the newest home at Rancho Santa Fe’s intimate gated enclave of Roxbury Estates.” The residence at 14771 Roxbury ...

February 17, 2016
Fighting monsters with Cave Singers

From the residue of Seattle band Pretty Girls Make Graves, the Cave Singers arose in 2007. Now they’re touring their fifth album and first crowd-sourced recording project, Banshee. They play the Casbah on Sunday, February ...

February 17, 2016
Does Sober February have to end?

Dear Hipster: A handful of my friends are in the middle of Sober February, and I couldn’t be happier! Since I don’t drink anymore, I often feel awkward going out. Most of my friends are ...

February 17, 2016
Dizzy's turns a spotlight on the baritone saxophone

Sometimes considered the “blue-collar” saxophone for its supporting role as the Great Punctuation Mark in much of pop music, the baritone sax actually has range enough to go from soothing cello to car horn. A ...

February 17, 2016
Eighteen holes with Chris Berman

I’m standing in front of the Lodge at Pebble Beach. Here for the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. It’s Tuesday. Players, those who are here, have today and tomorrow for practice rounds. The tournament goes off ...

February 17, 2016
Why half of San Diego’s bees are gone

Basta! Enough talk about the potential departure of a greedy billionaire’s professional football team. Let’s talk about something important: relentless departure of bees. Mother Nature has walloped us with her version of The Sting: bee ...

February 17, 2016
Hammering away on that mall-crazy Carlsbad City Council

Ten reasons to vote "No on A" in Carlsbad’s Special Election

February 17, 2016
City attorney’s sex talk

Endorsements are streaming in for candidates locked in the hotly contested race for San Diego city attorney. Last week Democrat Gil Cabrera announced the backing of Republican ex–city attorney Casey Gwinn. A Cabrera release says ...

February 17, 2016
Letters to the Reader

Get Your Latin Straight Matt Potter’s cover story is very interesting. All about how Susan Golding and city hall and the power structure stuck it to us, sold us down the river to Dean Spanos. ...

February 17, 2016
This week’s calendar: hot sauce, invasive beetles, and death

Thursday | 18 A discussion group explores questions around death and dying, life and living. It is not grief support or a counseling session. As the promoter puts it, “Chat over coffee, make new acquaintances, ...

February 17, 2016
Ringo Deathstarr, Reagan Youth, Lake Street Dive

Sunday 21Charlie Hilton of Portland band Blouse is at the Hideout Sunday night with Dum Dum Girl Sandra Vu’s SISU. Both ladies specialize in narcotic pop — shoegaze in a haze of lush looping vocals. ...

February 17, 2016
Toasters, Bag Raiders, Dr. Dog

Thursday 18Thirty-five years ago, after attending a Beat concert in New York City, comic-book shopkeeper Robert “Bucket” Hingley started third-wave ska band the Toasters. And though Hingley is the only constant member, the Toasters are ...

February 17, 2016
February 11 Crossword Contenders

Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 3. Dennis Butterworth, San Diego, 3. Chris Byzewski, San Diego, 3. Leslie Chase, Campo, 3. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 3. Allan Dorfman, Del Mar, 3. Chad Griffith, Poway, 3. Susan Haley, Chula ...

February 17, 2016
February 11 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 3. (winner!) Gregory Chauncey, La Jolla, 3. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 3. Patrick Driscoll, Santee, 3. Rafael Gaceta, San Diego, 3. Don Ganoe, San Diego, 3. Paula Henderson, La Jolla, 3. ...

February 17, 2016
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