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Content for Wednesday, January 6, 2016

News & Stories

Miss USA vs. Miss America rivalry even in San Diego

“Miss USA girls want to grow up and become lingerie models. Miss America girls want to be doctors and lawyers.”

January 6, 2016
Dorkbot One

Dorkbot: “people doing strange things with electricity.” It was founded by Douglas Repetto 15 years ago as a music and technology conclave in New York and has since spawned meet-ups in about 140 cities worldwide. ...

January 6, 2016
Naughty breakfast

‘Do you know how to operate this projector?” asked H.R. Haldeman, President Nixon’s chief of staff. “Sure,” said Tony Vasquez. And from that day on, Tony, the guy sitting next to me at the counter, ...

January 6, 2016
Now you know: Kids in Heat

Mikey Belknap’s helium-spiked vocals ended up at Kids in Heat’s lead microphone almost randomly. “My brother Stan was always playing guitar in bands. I wasn’t a musician, just really into skating. I was in Texas ...

Refurbished plot gets another refurbishing

Horton Plaza, the chronically neglected half-block park on Broadway next to the floundering shopping mall — itself a product of a costly redevelopment scheme engineered by ex–San Diego mayor Pete Wilson — is about to ...

January 6, 2016
The Sabbitch is back

Over the years, Black Sabbath has proven to be an easy mark for the creative tribute band. In a recent issue I wrote about Mac Sabbath, a bona fide tribute that, while keeping the music ...

January 6, 2016
Appeals to audiences of all ages and expectations

The main character of Niki Caro’s Whale Rider New Zealand, 2002, New Market Films), portrayed by Keisha Castle-Hughes, is an energetic, determined young person who is driven to become the next leader of her Maori ...

January 6, 2016
The talent follows Michael Pritchard

Anthology gave Michael Pritchard the opportunity to establish himself as a talent buyer during its 2007–2012 run. By bringing artists such as Natalie Cole, Wynton Marsalis, India Arie, and Michael Buble to the Little Italy ...

When Jesus was found in the Monkey Place

“Some will ask, ‘How can a loving God send people to hell?’”

January 6, 2016
Inaja Memorial Nature Trail

This short hike explores the transition between forest and chaparral.

January 6, 2016
Peyton Manning meets Al Jazeera

Best not to believe anybody when it comes to doping.

January 6, 2016
Where to buy really fresh fish

It’s just before 8:00 on a cool December morning. A crowd of about 30 people has gathered at the edge of a short pier on the north end of Seaport Village. A light breeze blows ...

2015 movies from top to bottom

In a good year, I’ve been known to publish a top 20. This year’s standouts were as obvious as they were few and far between. As such, more thought went into selecting the bottom ten. ...

January 6, 2016
Wyatt's return

Teenaged blues guitarist Wyatt Lowe was on a roll three years ago when he and his band the Youngbloods played the House of Blues, Gator by the Bay, and Adams Avenue Street Fair. But in ...

January 6, 2016
If you have ten cars, this should be on your short list

Some of the most attractive perks are found outside the main residence.

January 6, 2016
Demos and espressos

“The guitar tones were super legit, using 1960s guitars through the right 1960s amps.”

January 6, 2016
Maple Canyon neighbors want parks. The city wants houses.

Balboa Park is not enough.

January 6, 2016
Gynecological gifts

Ex-Padres owner John Moores, who’s been enjoying a popular revival of sorts with his six-figure financial backing of an initiative campaign to boost hotel taxes and attempts to bring a professional soccer team to town, ...

January 6, 2016
Owls, the economy, blastocysts, and a Cupid ad from back in the day

How to Save the Owls Regarding the group in South Park, the Protect 28th Street Canyon Coalition — I suggest they go to the Nature Conservatory. They buy a lot of property that has wildlife ...

January 6, 2016
The drop-dead gorgeous (pre–Planet of the Apes) Kim Hunter

A Matter of Life and Death (England, 1946, Universal) is a beautiful fairy tale starring David Niven and the drop-dead gorgeous (pre–Planet of the Apes) Kim Hunter. Niven, a doomed RAF pilot, falls in love ...

January 6, 2016
Auld Lang Syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne! Chorus: For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne. We’ll tak a cup o’ ...

January 6, 2016
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