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Content for Wednesday, November 16, 2016

News & Stories

Water level appears low at Jacumba Hot Springs

Jacumba is at the epicenter of an ongoing struggle for economic revival tempered by a grassroots commitment to natural preservation.

November 16, 2016
The Obama effect

As revealed in the recent Reader cover story “What WikiLeaks reveals about San Diego,” former Blink-182 player Tom DeLonge is apparently obsessed with interviewing federal and military bigwigs about the truth behind UFOs. However, local ...

November 16, 2016
Bad audit times at iHigh

San Diego Unified’s iHigh Virtual Academy, “a tuition-free public high school offering students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma primarily online,” per its website, has an overspending problem. So says a report for ...

November 16, 2016
A caveman Thanksgiving

“We soak cashews, swell them, and cream them down so that they act like a kind of cream cheese.”

November 16, 2016
Straight into bed

"Uh, is that Russian you’re speaking?” Long silence. “Not Russian. Romanian.” The guy looks at me. “Excuse me for saying so, but next time you are not sure, it is better to suggest Czech, or ...

Hipster laughmongers

Dear Hipster Lore Master: You mentioned Louis C.K. in one of your recent dispensations of wisdom. It got me wondering: What kind of comedy works best for hipsters? C.K., I could see working because of ...

November 16, 2016
Now you know: The Lulls

"Our music is something like surf rock meets shoegaze, but there’s a lot more to it than that,” says singer/guitarist Rutger Rosenborg of the Lulls. “It’s a little post-punky and ambient, but it also has ...

November 16, 2016
SDSU’s six-figure club

It’s November, extra cash time for executives at San Diego State University, where bonuses are being handed out by California State University trustees for “established goals met.” Provost and senior vice president for academic affairs ...

November 16, 2016
Fourth-wave surf rock

Local surf rocker Jason Lee and his bandmates are putting the finishing touches on their sophomore release, Monsters and Mai Tais, due out in Spring, 2017. Featuring members from both of his bands — the ...

Brush up on your Shakespeare

Watching Measure for Measure — performed as part of the Old Globe’s “Globe for All” program, which injects free productions into unconventional venues all over town — I got deja vu listening to Angelo, the ...

November 16, 2016
Wet your toes on Torrey Pines Marsh Trail

The Torrey Pines Marsh Trail is not easily found, much like the cave of the hermit who carved a home out of the sandstone bluffs along the trail. The Marsh Trail does not appear on ...

November 16, 2016
Two films on photography and more this week at MoPA

It’s always nice to welcome an old friend back to town, particularly one who is as bright and talented a filmmaker as Wolfgang Hastert. After years spent studying and getting his graduate degree from Duke ...

November 16, 2016
The Edge of Seventeen — the kids of today

Writer-director-producer Kelly Fremon Craig’s The Edge of Seventeen offers a verbally frank take on the horrors of adolescence — difficult parents, difficult siblings, difficult romantic interests, and even difficult best friends — gentled just enough ...

November 16, 2016
Late life for the San Diego Music Awards

It was announced on 91X’s Loudspeaker show November 6 that the San Diego Music Awards was taking a year off this year with hopes to return next year. Through November 7 the SDMA website was ...

November 16, 2016
Why club fishing?

Fishing is my life away from the hassle of making a living. Wherever I’ve found myself I’ve found a fishery, whether it was the Colorado or Montana high country, the lakes of north-central Texas, or ...

November 16, 2016
Road-trip musical Miss You Like Hell pulls into La Jolla Playhouse

Miss You Like Hell, world-premiering at the La Jolla Playhouse, tells the reunion of Beatriz and her estranged daughter Olivia. They ride a beat-up blue Datsun pickup from Philadelphia to Yellowstone National Park. On the ...

November 16, 2016
Catch Toruk, go skating, go fishing, go running, go drinking

Thursday | 17 Fantasy on Ice The old Horton Plaza ice-skating rink has been permanently relocated to a new Liberty Station location. The venue has changed, but the event continues to benefit the Peckham Center ...

November 16, 2016
Gogol Bordello: not boring world music

From a handwritten “artist statement”: “Gogol Bordello’s task is to provoke audiences out of post-modern aesthetic (illegible word) into a neo-optimistic communal movement towards new sources of authentic energy.” This, from a singer/songwriter and former ...

November 16, 2016
Anna Danes's up and down year

“The whole thing was made and produced in Los Angeles at Capital Records,” says jazz singer Anna Danes, on the phone from her home in Solana Beach. We’re speaking of her brand-new release Find Your ...

November 16, 2016
Ampersands are cool

Dear Hipster: (1) What’s with the trend of local hipster places with two words separated by an ampersand? Like: Herb & Wood, Soda & Swine, Craft & Commerce, Ketchup & Vodka, etc. (2) Are those ...

November 16, 2016
Wall Street doesn’t seem impressed with either print or online newspapers

"Get a horse!” From 1900 to the 1920s, those were the words that made a comedian out of every American who shouted them. Those bellowed beratings were, of course, aimed at people who had purchased ...

November 16, 2016
Dakota pipeline protesters flood Kearny Mesa courtyard

Despite a call from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday (November 14) for a round of additional studies that would temporarily delay construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, supporters of residents at ...

November 16, 2016
Downsizing

for Bunny 1. The Early Stages of Our Move Hammer Out a Simile In our case, it was stress from moving, though It’s a mundane variety. The house We couldn’t think, for thirty years, of ...

November 16, 2016
Last-minute contributions to Measure A campaign

Wealthy out-of-town contractors doing business with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG for short) continued right up until the end to give big money to the agency’s ultimately failed sales-tax-raising Measure A, which fell ...

November 16, 2016
Lord Mayall, Lord Stax, Red Fang and the Man in Black

Sunday 20The 83-year-old British bluesman John Mayall was the leader of one of the more prominent ’60s blues groups, the Bluebreakers, which included in its ranks over the years a shifting lineup of musical greats, ...

November 16, 2016
Mad Doctors, Moon Hooch, Night Beats, and Neko Case

Thursday 17“We are all (mal)practicing doctors in various fields. Dr. Applebaum is a surgery ‘specialist,’ Dr. Park is a veterinarian, and Dr. X — well, that is undisclosed for various legal reasons,” the Mad Doctors ...

November 16, 2016
Editor's mailbox

Not There This Week On page two you usually have a comic (Obermeyer). I don’t see it this week (November 10). I was just curious what happened, if whoever writes it doesn’t do it anymore ...

November 16, 2016
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