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Content for Wednesday, February 1, 2017

News & Stories

For San Diego high schoolers, college is kind of scary

Last year, when my 16-year-old was a freshman in high school, we attended his school’s open house. I was interested in meeting his teachers and getting an idea of what his school day was like. ...

February 1, 2017
You used to care. Now you don’t give a whit

Condo This property is absolutely ideal Because of the incredible view. The design might be a bit dated, But the price is totally appropriate. The incredible view of the ocean Beyond the easily accessible beach ...

February 1, 2017
Brooklyn-based soul/funk revival

The best documentary I’ve seen this year is Barbara Kopple’s Miss Sharon Jones! (USA, 2015, Starz) Kopple is able to compellingly intertwine the personal tragedy of dealing with cancer with the interpersonal and economic fallout ...

February 1, 2017
Cash rains on supe

A termed-out San Diego county supervisor who last month voted himself a $19,000 raise and a comparable hike in benefits is also tapping in to a five-figure campaign bank account left over from his final ...

February 1, 2017
Monty Python meets Clerks

More than 25 years of bookselling to wonderful souls that eschew the online Prime Deals for the smells of a real bookshop can still wear me out at the end of the day. My moment ...

February 1, 2017
Revivalists or revitalists?

The Revivalists (no, they don’t live up to their name, but we’ll get to that later) are among the crop of indie rockers who have discovered soul and R&B and in their own DIY way, ...

February 1, 2017
Home & Away surpasses Old Town average

If ever there were a compelling reason for San Diegans to hang out in Old Town, it’s Home & Away at the former location of Kelly’s Pub. For about two years now, locals and tourists ...

February 1, 2017
Record-release roundup for February

Two years after their debut full-length, Hideout’s sophomore album, So Many Hoops, So Little Time, is due February 3 via Small Plates Records, preceded by singles for “Doctor” and “I Got Your Message.” 500 vinyl ...

February 1, 2017
James Baldwin’s notebook

I was sorry when my interview with I Am Not Your Negro director Raoul Peck was cancelled at the last minute, in part because I wanted to ask him — out of genuine curiosity as ...

February 1, 2017
Go Biga downtown, mop the plate

I look at my chunk of bread. Just think, Napoleon ate this. Could have. Really. This bread. That’s how long it’s been going. Back in 1815, Battle of Waterloo and all that, this exact same ...

February 1, 2017
Fought-over Fourth

While Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat Nathan Fletcher continues to mull his options regarding running next year for the board seat being vacated by Ron Roberts, another supervisorial hopeful has jumped into the race ahead of him. Lawyer Omar ...

February 1, 2017
Stories from NAMM

The annual NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) convention just wrapped in Anaheim, and San Diego musicians were well represented, as performers, consumers, and product endorsers. Guitarist Wayne Riker has been attending the convention for ...

February 1, 2017
Three films to see at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

The Museum of Photographic Arts Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre once again plays home to the Human Rights Watch Film Festival which runs Thursday, February 2 through Sunday, February 5. For more information and a ...

February 1, 2017
Check-box blacksmiths and the Black Smiths

Dear Hipster: I was reading that column you did a while back about hipster baby names, and I had an idea. You know how some names are basically supergeneric white-guy names? I mean, here’s looking ...

February 1, 2017
Viva Las Vegas

While North County Republican congressman Darrell Issa has been jousting with critics and backers of president Donald Trump who gathered outside his Vista office, a top aide has drawn lighter duty. For three days beginning ...

February 1, 2017
Big wall realities

The October record-release show for Cruz Radical’s self-titled album at the Whistle Stop had one snafu: no vinyl. “We held out hope until the last minute they would show up. Part of it was our ...

February 1, 2017
Mission Bay marsh opens the chain-link fence — for a day

What is now the Kendall-Frost marsh reserve at the northeast corner of Mission Bay Park was acquired by the city and set aside in 1965. Since then, the De Anza Cove trailer park, Campland on ...

Punk-rock Patriots

Dave Smalley is about to roll through San Diego with the same line-up of Down by Law that played on 1994’s Punkrockacademyfightsong. The band has gone through its fair share of membership fluctuations over the ...

February 1, 2017
$45 mil gets you in Rancho Santa Fe

Current Owner: Sunranch LLC Listing Price: $45,000,000 Beds: 6 Baths: 10 House Size: 20,408 square feet The 22-acre estate at 17111 El Vuelo in Rancho Santa Fe “is located on one of the most coveted ...

February 1, 2017
Downsize the NFL?

Here’s a fun fact: the Los Angeles Chargers might sell out some games in 2017. They are likely to pull off this seemingly impossible feat by aiming small — as in 30,000 fans small. That’s ...

February 1, 2017
Views of Mount Woodson and Iron Mountain among the rewards

The Twin Peaks trailhead begins at Silverset Park, which is an ideal spot to park and head out onto the trail. For the adventurous souls who seek the summit, the trip is well worth the ...

February 1, 2017
Val Kilmer never should have stopped doing comedies

Real Genius (USA, 1985, TriStar) captures the culture of college nerds better than any other movie I’ve seen. Many characters, anecdotes, and even graffiti come from Caltech students that helped with production. The movie’s also ...

February 1, 2017
Former lieutenant guns for Goldsmith

Jan Goldsmith completed his eight-year term as San Diego’s city attorney on December 13, 2016. His legacy will remain present at San Diego city hall for years to come, possibly not as much for major ...

February 1, 2017
Fill your weekend with fermentation and ballet

Thursday | 2 Lotus The Philly-based “jamtronica” band last year released their most stripped set yet in Eat the Light, the album’s name and rhythmic dance vibe a nod to new-wave icons the Talking Heads. ...

February 1, 2017
Travel light and fast to heaven

Riverview Church Membership: 900 Pastor: Mel Svendsen Age: 59 Born: Brooklyn, NY Formation: Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago; Northeastern Bible College, Essex Fells, NJ Years Ordained: 35 San Diego Reader: What’s your favorite subject on ...

February 1, 2017
Just how real is news purveyed by the U-T?

“Conquer your fear of sharing fake news by keeping it real,” goes a recent email pitch for bargain online subscription rates from the financially flagging San Diego Union-Tribune. “148 years of trusted journalism is a ...

February 1, 2017
Down by Law, Revivalists, the Nots

Sunday 5Dave Smalley and his Beantown punk band Down By Law set up at Soda Bar after Pulley, Skipjack, and Hurricane Kate blow through the Normal Heights nightspot. Smalley had a chat with the Reader’s ...

February 1, 2017
Lotus and El Ten Eleven, Metalachi, Sweet and Tender Hooligans

Thursday 2The Philly-based “jamtronica” band Lotus last year released their most stripped set yet in Eat the Light, the album’s name and rhythmic dance vibe a nod to new-wave icons the Talking Heads’ Remain in ...

February 1, 2017
Inbox of feedback

Alleged Sex Offender Elicits Laughter Your cover story about the alleged sex offender was funny. The guy didn’t really try to prove his innocence at all! After four embarrassing accusations, he resorted to Google. LOL! ...

February 1, 2017

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