Content for Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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Miss USA vs. Miss America rivalry even in San Diego

Donald Trump is the enemy

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

Dorkbot One

Electronics meets music meets ears at Whistle Stop on Wednesday

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. ...

Naughty breakfast

A bulging, steaming egg breakfast at Anna’s

‘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, ...

Now you know: Kids in Heat

Catch the up-and-coming locals Sunday with Nobunny at Soda Bar

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

Westfield advertises for an events manager

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 ...

The Sabbitch is back

All-female Sabbath tribute rocks Soda Bar on Saturday

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 ...

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 ...

The talent follows Michael Pritchard

Former Anthology talent-buyer now booking shows for Humphreys Backstage Live

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

Interview with Pastor Rob Savlato

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

Inaja Memorial Nature Trail

In memory of fallen firefighters in Santa Ysabel

This short hike explores the transition between forest and chaparral.

Peyton Manning meets Al Jazeera

An NFL quarterback’s spouse using HGH, prescribed or no, is a red flag

Best not to believe anybody when it comes to doping.

Where to buy really fresh fish

Feel free to stray away from the salmon

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

Dopey Nazis, geezer porn, and all the moves you can do on a submarine

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. ...

Wyatt's return

Young blues phenom Wyatt Lowe back in San Diego for a weekend of shows

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 ...

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

Just south of $25 million with views in every direction

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

Demos and espressos

Ben Moore talks about his record production rampage

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

Gynecological gifts

John Moores makes waves in Britain

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Auld Lang Syne

A perennial favorite for bringing in the new year

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’ ...