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Content for Wednesday, October 12, 2016

News & Stories

A bumpy road through Civita in Mission Valley

ON A HOT AUGUST AFTERNOON in Mission Valley, 47 men, women, and children stand on newly laid squares of sod at the temporary park inside San Diego’s largest mixed-use, environmentally sustainable communities, Civita. It sits ...

October 12, 2016
Banjo maestro Danny Barnes

And now for some banjo love: many have tried to make that instrument cool and failed. Danny Barnes, 55, from Temple, Texas, claims to not be affected by the limitations of it. And there are ...

October 12, 2016
The whole half-yard at Hungry’s

"Milwaukee.” “San Diego.” “Milwaukee!” “Saan Diy-egow!” “’Scuse me. Ever hear of Miller? Schlitz? Pabst? Old Milwaukee? And you’re trying to tell me San Diego is the beer capital of America?” Did I mention Saf is ...

October 12, 2016
Wells Fargo says Americans timid with investments

Yesterday (October 11) Wells Fargo released a study concluding that many Americans are investing too conservatively for their retirement. Today (October 12) Wells Fargo announced that its chief executive, John Stumpf, will retire, effective immediately. ...

October 12, 2016
That ain't the Yawpers

When imagining a band composed of two acoustic guitar players and a drummer, most would envision some sort of mellow country or folk group. That ain’t the Yawpers. The Yawpers play acoustic guitars, but they ...

October 12, 2016
Most surfers pee in their wetsuits

The standard wetsuit for fall and winter surfing is a 3-2. That means that most of the wetsuit is 3 millimeters thick and some parts are only 2 millimeters thick. That normally is warm enough ...

October 12, 2016
Reggae boom

The so-called “San Diego sound” has at times been described (usually by non–San Diegans) as pop punk (Blink-182, Pierce the Veil ), Christian rock (P.O.D., Switchfoot, As I Lay Dying), screamo (Far, My American Heart), ...

October 12, 2016
Shopping carts, bottles and cans, fish line, and netting

My friend Joe and I used to have a running bet on the number of bass caught that morphed into who found and hauled the most trash from the water. Down between the riprap rocks ...

October 12, 2016
The Upper Santa Ysabel Truck Trail on foot

Santa Ysabel Creek is a major tributary of the San Dieguito River. As it flows near Ramona, it is separated into upper and lower branches by the Pamo Valley. The Upper Santa Ysabel Truck Trail ...

October 12, 2016
I wept for the lagoon

It’s a mild, breezy afternoon at Agua Hedionda Lagoon. From the vantage of the visitors center, I can see small boats and jet-skis carving whitewater trails off to the west. Right above me are massive ...

October 12, 2016
Radio Moscow, dialed in

“It’s actually kind of strange how the band ended up here,” says Parker Griggs of Radio Moscow. The psychedelic-blues/hard-rock trio was founded in Story City, Iowa, before moving through Eureka and then Humboldt County. “Our ...

October 12, 2016
SDSU’s beachy breakfast

As the cost of running campaigns in San Diego has grown, so has the influx of major corporate and union contributions. An example is the big money rolling into the San Diego Chamber of Commerce’s ...

October 12, 2016
Taxi Driver is on the big screen October 16 and 19

Listen, you screwheads, here’s a film that still can take it...a theatrical revival over 40 years after its initial release...a film that stood up...to the test of time...here is Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver. Nothing before ...

October 12, 2016
A house that biotech built

Beds: 5 Baths: 6 Current Owner: Howard Birndorf List Price: $8,900,000 The estate home situated at 5979 Rancho Digueno in the southern hills of Rancho Santa Fe is described in listing materials as an “Asian ...

October 12, 2016
Keeping up with the Kinmans

Don’t expect the Dils to throw a 40th-anniversary show honoring the birth of punk in San Diego. Along with Chula Vista’s Zeros, Carlsbad’s Dils created local punk from scratch. Because of their leftist tunes like ...

October 12, 2016
Escondido, La Mesa, Coronado, National City demur on police oversight boards

The 2015–2016 San Diego County Grand Jury Report on Citizen Oversight Boards of Police Behavior issued on May 25 recommended that seven cities establish citizen review boards or consider establishing regional boards. Jurors suggested that ...

October 12, 2016
Like the Last English Guy in India

All Fall Down Samaras twist and twirl their way to the ground. The shower of green just will not stop. It’s like A toddler spinning, spinning. All fall down. Spring’s run hot, then cold, this ...

October 12, 2016
Miserly Moores and his minions

Ever since his slate of members for election to the homeowners’ association board that runs Rancho Santa Fe was defeated in a controversy-filled election this past summer, mega-millionaire ex–Padres owner John Moores has gone to ...

October 12, 2016
A chance to say, “God, I messed up”

Joy Lutheran Church Contact: 810 Buena Vista Way, Chula Vista, 619-262-4444 Membership: 100 Pastor: Deacon Don Heien Age: 56 Born: San Diego Formation: Lay Leadership Program for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Years Commissioned: 3 San ...

October 12, 2016
Pink Dots, Goblin Cock, Helado Negro, and Tobacco

Thursday 13When Syd Barret took to his garden shed and my Piper at Gates of Dawn and Madcap Laughs cassettes were played out, I deliriously drowned in the Legendary Pink Dots catalog, born again to ...

October 12, 2016
Feedback from our readers

You Don’t Even Know Where It Is Re: “I Thought I Knew Mission Hills,” October 6 cover story On page 15, under a graphic of a map, you are talking, basically, about where things are ...

October 12, 2016
Flock of Dimes, Gang of Four, Screaming Females

Sunday 16Wye Oak’s lady part, the singer/shredder Jenn Wasner, has released a solo set under the name Flock of Dimes, a synth-pop record called If You See Me, Say Yes. I haven’t heard it, but ...

October 12, 2016
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