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Content for Wednesday, April 6, 2016

News & Stories

Stuart Caldwell opened soul-food restaurant in tijuana

Whenever I tell someone I’m from the South, his mind — with his mouth in hot pursuit — scurries straight to assumptions about racism, deep fried fill-in-the-blanks, Paula Deen, and Confederate flags. Whenever I mention ...

April 6, 2016
Creation of the Animal People

The earth was once a human being: Old One made her out of a woman. “You will be the mother of all people,” he said. Earth is alive yet, but she has been changed. The ...

The nut of consciousness

Does anyone remember who R. Buckminster Fuller was? I must admit that my knowledge of him was limited to remembering that he was something of an innovative thinker from the past. Just the other evening ...

April 6, 2016
Sick seal saga goes on

While paddling offshore a couple miles outside of La Jolla a decade or so ago, I came across a large pregnant female sea lion that seemed to be struggling to keep her head up and ...

April 6, 2016
The most devastating film about divorce ever made

At Play in the Fields of the Lord (USA/Brazil, 1991, Universal) is a probing drama about the arrogance of American missionaries in the Amazon. Two couples — Aidan Quinn and Kathy Bates, and Darryl Hannah ...

April 6, 2016
Parker and the jazzmen

“I’m doing performances in a trio with me on vocals, jazz drummer Nathan Hubbard, and jazz bassist Harley Magsino,” says Jack King, aka Parker Edison of hip-hop trio Parker & the Numberman. “We’ve definitely had ...

Physical therapy business has become a thorny issue

The Republican mayor of Encinitas, currently challenging incumbent Democratic county supervisor Dave Roberts, runs a physical therapy business on the side. What to do when a lawyer for DCM Properties, a real estate developer suing ...

Gaslamp prices, but Lazy Hippo is still a find

Mary Smith sat here. So did a lot of her ladies of the night. So did the mayor of San Diego. They say he was a client. But that was the Gilded Age. It was ...

India Street "speedway" under consideration

Residents and business owners from Middletown (south of Mission Hills) showed up angry and worried at a neighborhood meeting held at Joyce Beers Community Center Tuesday night (April 5) to ask why no one told ...

Movie picks from Down Under

A dark, uneasy and all too-real journey into a remote corner of the Australian outback, Wake in Fright (Australia/USA, 1971, United Artists) is the film that left Martin Scorsese speechless. Singer-songwriter Nick Cave calls it ...

April 6, 2016
From the “General Prologue” to The Canterbury Tales

Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote, The droghte of March hath perced to the roote, And bathed every veyne in swich licóur Of which vertú engendred is the flour; Whan Zephirus eek with his ...

April 6, 2016
Zigzag, climb, and loop for miles in Crestridge eco reserve

The Crestridge Ecological Reserve is one of 16 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Ecological Reserves in San Diego County. The current 136 statewide ecological reserves provide habitat for a wide diversity of plant and ...

April 6, 2016
America's finest variety show

Local talk show Tonight in San Diego kicks off its fourth season on Monday, April 11, in a new location, the Raw Space Theatre on First Avenue downtown. Organizers recently concluded a successful Kickstarter campaign, ...

Kid-friendly runs through mud and foam and for yogurt

My teens participated in the Color in Motion 5K chalk run last month with a bunch of their friends. They returned triumphant after the jaunt around Qualcomm Stadium, looking as if they had returned from ...

Funny openers

Making fun of hip-hop is part of Steven Briggs’s act. “Rappers are proof that freedom of speech exists. Most of them just talk about booty...over and over. If they didn’t have a beat behind them, ...

Weird, wonderful Weerasethakul

If there is indeed only one chance at making a good first impression, then an impeccable introductory shot is as essential to a film’s narrative as a lashed Windsor knot and highly reflective pair of ...

April 6, 2016
Swordfish dig California

Little do most anglers know there are scientists in Oceanside who provide fish resource information to agencies such as National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the state’s Department of Fish ...

Dinner party two-step

The guy with the beard further demonstrated his grace: “So, tell us about you,” he said to the girl, politely indicating it would be nice if she talked about what she did, rather than what she did not.

April 6, 2016
Third Eye open

Third Eye Blind took six years between their last album, Ursa Major, and their new platter, Dopamine, owing in large part to leader Stephan Jenkins’s struggles with writer’s block, a problem he tried to cure, ...

Batman v. Superman, Hydrox v. Oreo

Dear Hipster: If everybody — and I really mean everybody, because I do not know a single person who liked it — unequivocally hates Batman v. Superman, wouldn’t it be the most hipster thing ever ...

April 6, 2016
Four all-usable acres

Current Owners: Gregorio & Vanessa Reyes Beds: 7 Baths: 11 List Price: $8,995,000 The “magnificient” Summerhill Estate is a 15,000-square-foot estate “sited on four all-usable acres atop a private knoll” in the “high end luxury ...

The Music Band from Music City

If all goes according to plan, by the time Music Band plays here in April, their debut full-length will be a couple of weeks old. For reasons unknown, the band picked April Fools’ Day as ...

April 6, 2016
Five wild parrots killed with pellet gun in Point Loma

Who’s killing the great parrots of Ocean Beach/Point Loma?

Assessing the three farces

Product of Affirmative Action Stealing jobs from qualified white men is part of the system. H-1B is only a small addition (City Lights, March 31, “Engineers Get Axed, Then Train Foreign Replacements”) In 1959, the ...

April 6, 2016
Sleep doctor no more

A drug-plagued La Jolla psychiatrist specializing in sleep disorders has agreed to permanently surrender his license to practice medicine in California, according to a stipulation with the state’s medical board. On November 5, 2014, the ...

April 6, 2016
The cult of Barbra Streisand

I never understood the cult of Barbra Streisand until seeing her play Fanny Brice in Funny Girl (USA, 1968, Columbia Pictures). Fanny is a rising star who thinks she’s made it because of her humor, ...

April 6, 2016
Operators, Peelanderz, Music Band, and Moody

Sunday 10Soda Bar sets up Dan Boekner’s (Wolf Parade/Divine Fits) Operators on Sunday night. Formed in 2013 with New Bomb Turks/Divine Fits drummer Sam Brown and multi-instrumentalist Devojka, the Operators last week released their debut ...

April 6, 2016
Elvis, Hunx, Vinyl Junkies

Thursday 7Grammy-winner, Rock-and-Roll-Hall-of-Famer, and memoirist (with the release last year of Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink) Elvis Costello embarks on his “Detour” this week, a string of dates in the Western states in which the ...

April 6, 2016
In search of the unwanted

U.S. government didn’t fool Cecilio Blacktooth.

March 31 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 10. Gregory Chauncey, La Jolla, 10. Rafael Gaceta, San Diego, 10. Don Ganoe, San Diego, 10. Paula Henderson, La Jolla, 10. Richard Johnson, La Jolla, 10. Larry Lewis, Poway, 10. Terry ...

April 6, 2016
March 31 Crossword Contenders

Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 10. (winner!) Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 10. Dennis Butterworth, San Diego, 10. Leslie Chase, Campo, 10. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 10. Allan Dorfman, Del Mar, 10. Chad Griffith, Poway, 10. Susan Haley, Chula ...

April 6, 2016
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