Content for Friday, July 1, 2016

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Manual labor

Brawley cattle, La Jolla lobsters, San Diego tugs, circus workers, sea urchin divers, downtown highrise construction, shopping cart retrieval, truck driving

Sweet, Wet, Ugly, and Tough Culbertson fished out of La Jolla for years. “I was born in La Jolla; that was my home. I rented a two-bedroom house there for $75 a month. I fished ...

Encanto charter school, facing shutdown, files lawsuit

San Diego Unified said criteria were not met to stay open

A charter school in Encanto that serves minority and underprivileged children is suing the San Diego Unified School District for wrongfully revoking its charter, resulting in the displacement of 172 elementary-school children. Twin sisters Shelia ...

SD Fringe: The Test and Mysterium: A Magic Show

Challenges for academics and skeptics

The Test Katie Brady wrote this musical about “surviving college application hysteria” and says it’s best described as: “Sara Bareilles meets Stephen Schwartz,” but the Coronado resident also cites 10,000 Maniacs and Jason Mraz as ...

Pedestrian restrictions in Coronado

No-crossing signs are “a prudent measure,” says mayor

In Coronado, pedestrians face new restrictions on crossing two major streets at intersections near the bridge. The roadway, also known as SR-75, runs to and from the bridge along Third and Fourth streets, acting as ...

BFG = Boffo Fart Gag?

Opening this week: The BFG, The Legend of Tarzan, Our Kind of Traitor, and more

I never had to tell my daughter to read the book before seeing the movie. All she needed was to see the first film adaptation of her beloved Percy Jackson novels. Now she makes a ...

O.B. mainstay makes the most of its view

South Beach has opened the second-floor deck to diners

For a while there, South Beach Bar & Grill was fish taco central for this San Diego transplant. When I moved to Ocean Beach in 2005, the restaurant facing O.B. Pier was so routinely jam ...

Buckethead — mad scientist of electric guitar

Worshippers wore buckets on their heads, played along on air guitars

Without a live band, Buckethead kept the packed Music Box of hardcore fans salivating over his axe handling. A souped-up guitar capable of making you breakfast and doing the dishes, buzzed, ripped, soared, and dominated ...

Chili Peppers' Getaway doesn't get too far

SoCal funk-rock act stays in its safe zone but gets high marks for revitalized production

Following the commercial high-water mark of Red Hot Chili Peppers' By the Way, it's been a decade plus of funk-rock mediocrity from an aging band with a formulaic sound. The average listener's impression of the ...

Jerry Schad's Afoot and Afield fifth edition on the way

Scott Turner walks in the bootsteps of local hiking pioneer, updates book

Scott Turner has hiked more than a thousand miles carrying Jerry Schad's invaluable <a href="http://Afoot and Afield, so when he offered to update what is the best San Diego hiking franchise, he knew he had ...

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