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Content for Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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Anheuser-Busch uses 10-Barrel Brewing to invade East Village

The San Diego Brewers Guild and its members triggered a hearing of the Downtown Community Planning Council in February in order to voice opposition to a brewpub proposed for East Village. Oregon-based 10 Barrel Brewing ...

"I don't get people being vibey."

Name: Bob Thomas Age: 57 Occupation: English as a second language, San Diego Community College District Lives in: Ocean Beach Surfing: O.B. Pier “This is my favorite spot. I live down the street. My buddies ...

March 16, 2016
Breastplate

I arise today Through the strength of the love of cherubim, In the obedience of angels, In the service of archangels, In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward, In the prayers of patriarchs, ...

March 16, 2016
Drawing the Witch House

“Mike Dalager had already produced the Dreams in the Witch House album and had been doing press for it here in the States and over in Sweden [when] he found me at San Diego Comic ...

March 16, 2016
Get a reward for nabbing a tagger

Over the past few years, the sandstone cliffs and similarly colored retaining walls in Ocean Beach have been plagued by graffiti and tagging. The City of San Diego has a rewards program if you nab ...

March 16, 2016
Another Elvis has left the building

Back in the 1970s, it wasn’t until a 1950s dress-up day at San Dieguito High School that Encinitas resident Gary Ferritto felt vindicated. Ferritto was mocked and teased in school for being a “greaser” — ...

March 16, 2016
Squelch, tang, and crunch at Striders Clublounge

“Usually, you’ll hear the roar down here, guys yelling when a race is entering the last stretch.”

March 16, 2016
Lute love

“This is the monster-truck version of the lute.” Kyle Patterson grins. “It’s a lot louder than your standard lute.” On his smartphone, he has a photo of a type of lute known as a theorbo ...

March 16, 2016
Cowboy John

Ex–Padres owner John Moores, who is helping the initiative drive of lawyer Cory Briggs to raise hotel taxes that could aid siting of a new Chargers stadium near Moores’s property downtown, is also busy building ...

March 16, 2016
Gluten-free rock

‘I was living in Columbus, Ohio when I first played a gig in San Diego, and I liked it so much that I ended up moving here,” says singer-songwriter Mike Wojniak. After releasing his debut ...

March 16, 2016
Imagine an internet as elegant as a third-wave coffee roaster’s logo

Dear Hipster: Every now and again, I get a Twitter follower from my past, often someone I haven’t spoken with since before Twitter existed, and then that person pops up with “so-and-so has followed you.” ...

March 16, 2016
Allegiant's Nadia Hilker and Bill Skarsgård take questions

Nadia Hilker and Bill Skarsgård join the YA dystopia franchise for its third installment, playing two residents of the cheerfully named Bureau of Genetic Welfare who find themselves watching over fugitive lovers Four (Theo James) ...

March 16, 2016
Folks get caught up in old ways of thinking

"I was called by God. I tried to say no and God didn’t take that as an answer."

March 16, 2016
Take time to smell the lemony leaves off Jasper Trail

The name of this hike hints at the history found here. The Jasper Trail is named after Ranchita cattleman Ralph Jasper, who owned over 5500 acres in portions of Montezuma Valley, Grapevine Canyon, and Yaqui ...

March 16, 2016
Decorating ideas for Easter

Our backyard’s prima donna moment comes in late March and early April. The wild lilac’s violet blue flowers complement the rose bushes’ magenta blooms. Orange and lime tree blossoms compete with the tiny pink blooms ...

March 16, 2016
Out of the depths

“San Diego Police! Hey you, come here a minute!” It was September of 2005 and I often recall that dreadful encounter in downtown San Diego where a one-minute request turned into a three-year prison sentence. ...

March 16, 2016
Gambling conventions

There was bad news for the San Diego Police Department vice squad when it asked the office of city attorney Jan Goldsmith whether there was a chance of passing city laws to regulate so-called mini-satellite ...

March 16, 2016
Your guide to movie theater parking

The impetus for this public service announcement began two weeks ago when I was trying to attend a 10:30 a.m. screening at Arclight La Jolla. A mall without a multiplex is as useless as a ...

March 16, 2016
Three versions, one song

Dear Mr. Stevens I have never considered myself hipster. I was an A-student, in the marching band, graduated in 2001 a year early. I thought being cool or popular was lame. My husband is 12 ...

March 16, 2016
Life on the top

This joint has a separate elevator for tradespeople.

Tails in the sand

Frank Zappa wrote a song about them. Charles Bukowski used them in poetry: “and the grunion ran again through the oily sea, to plant eggs on shore and be caught by unemployed drunks with flopping ...

March 16, 2016
How to pick the NCAA winner

The Box solves NCAA tournament’s bracketology.

March 16, 2016
The synesthetic Splavender

Danny Ellis attended Valhalla High School, where he sang tenor in the choir. It was a rewarding experience, one that sent him to Europe three times. “I sang at the Vatican, all around Rome, Germany, ...

March 16, 2016
Chula Vista’s city jail loses major green

Why is Chula Vista's jail filled with young Hispanic women?

March 16, 2016
That's Colonel Wilkes to you

J.D. Wilkes is a backwoods renaissance man. The singer/banjoist/harmonica player may have invented punk bluegrass when he fronted the Legendary Shack Shakers and later, a tamer version of that same ethic with his wife in ...

March 16, 2016
Roe’s show boat

Due to his position as chief political advisor to Republican mayor Kevin Faulconer, GOP campaign guru Jason Roe is used to having plenty of clout around city hall. But last year Roe was singled out ...

March 16, 2016
Letters: Misinformation, redundancy, and regret

Helping a Trivial Number Re: News Ticker, “Take a Hike, Bikers” The attempt by Little Italy’s Business Improvement District to preserve parking spaces rather than allocate street space for bike lanes through the heart of ...

March 16, 2016
Wax Idols and Quilt hit the Hideout

Thursday 17Happy St. Paddy’s, lasses and laddies. To celebrate your Irishness, be sure to flip or click over to the Reader’s Your Week page, where they’ll have you bloated with cabbage and swimming in green ...

March 16, 2016
Chekhov skewers theater culture

Whether torn by love (Masha, Treplev, and Nina), antagonized by the unstoppable march of aging (Arkadina and Sorin), beset by ideas of their own mediocrity (Treplev, again, and Trigorin), or burnt to cinders by the ...

March 16, 2016
Soda Bar sets up Dwarves and Queers, Yuck

Sunday 20Dwarves and Queers split a fun-punk bill at Soda Bar Sunday night. Singer Blag Dahlia and guitarist HeWhoCannotBeNamed have been touring together since the early ’80s, when they started performing as the Sonics-style garage-rock ...

March 16, 2016
March 10 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 7. Gregory Chauncey, La Jolla, 7. Rafael Gaceta, San Diego, 7. Don Ganoe, San Diego, 7. Paula Henderson, La Jolla, 7. Richard Johnson, La Jolla, 7. Larry Lewis, Poway, 7. Terry ...

March 16, 2016
March 10 Crossword Contenders

Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 7. Dennis Butterworth, San Diego, 7. Leslie Chase, Campo, 7. Allan Dorfman, Del Mar, 7. Chad Griffith, Poway, 7. (winner!) Susan Haley, Chula Vista, 7. (winner!) Ron Hootman, Santee, 7. (winner!) Richard ...

March 16, 2016
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