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Content for Wednesday, February 22, 2017

News & Stories

San Ysidro – where it's cheaper for kids to live in a motel

Veronica Medina sits in an office overflowing with blankets, shoes, and donated school supplies. A native of San Ysidro, she has a perennial smile and wears pink lipstick that accents her jolly laugh. She doesn’t ...

February 22, 2017
Four children, two cars, and a forest of walnut trees

A Summer Place The chestnut tree is sick, its bark scaled By yellow lichen, its leaves curled and brown, Falling already in August when the wind rises Across the patio our rented farmhouse opens Against ...

February 22, 2017
Kamau's gold

“I was at home working on a new project,” says musician/producer Kamau Kenyatta explaining why he had to miss this year’s Grammy awards. Kenyatta helmed the sessions behind Gregory Porter’s Take Me to the Alley, ...

February 22, 2017
Congressman Issa missed at town-hall meeting

Hundreds of North County residents packed Jim Porter Recreation Center in Vista on Tuesday night (February 21), while a thousand or more were left to gather outside for a town-hall event missing only its guest ...

February 22, 2017
Lobbyists in Mission Valley land rush

The controversial plan by a stealthy group of La Jolla money men known as FS Investors to replace city-owned Qualcomm Stadium with a soccer venue and high-end commercial and housing development is turning into a ...

Pulled-pork sandwich hunted down in Hillcrest

Huh. A smoker. And smoking away right now. Not some guy — a wood-burning meat smoker. I’m loping up Indiana Street. Where it forks into Park and Robinson, and right beside a li’l ol’ bungalow, ...

February 22, 2017
Lap up the Dog's Brew

When 22-year-old college student Brett Miller and partner Dean Marchant bought the bar at 4479 Everts Street in 1989, it was hemorrhaging money due to poor and often absent management. While pursuing his degree to ...

February 22, 2017
$250,000 immigration art

Public art, $1.2 million worth, is being commissioned by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority to adorn the main airport’s forthcoming Federal Inspection Services facility, says a February 8 call for proposals. “This opportunity ...

Cardiff shreds

It was never this good in Beach Blanket Bingo. Kut U Up’s singer/bassist Chris Cote assembled the lineup for Camp Shred, a combination campout, beach party, music fest, and surf-industry demo held at the Cardiff ...

Boot up for snow-play

Snow fever, it comes regularly to this East Coast transplant. The relatives back there chuckle at me when I mention “going to the snow” — those poor folks don’t have the luxury of escaping it ...

February 22, 2017
Easy stroll around Discovery Lake in San Marcos

The loop around Discovery Lake in San Marcos makes a perfect hike for those who want to do a light and easy stroll but still see a diversity of species and beautiful lake scenery. This ...

February 22, 2017
Roxy reunion

“The Big Stir Powerpop Show was something I first organized last year in San Diego in conjunction with L.A. band the Armoires, who hold monthly Big Stir shows up in North Hollywood,” says singer/guitarist Scott ...

February 22, 2017
Tuner, composer, space traveler

Reclusive jazz composer Joe Garrison is unveiling a new CD called The People Upstairs with his large ensemble Night People. The musician makes his living tuning pianos and long ago he came to this revelation: ...

February 22, 2017
Find the Easter egg hidden in Urinetown

Following O.B. Playhouse’s production of Urinetown: The Musical (directed by Jennie Gray Connard), I could ramble about the ins and outs of the real-life Malthusian trap on the edge of which we, the global population, ...

February 22, 2017
Beads (Fat Tuesday), birds (raptors), birdies (Dave Freeman), and dogs (American Kennel Club)

Thursday | 23 Celebrating African-American Women in the Arts To commemorate Black History Month, the Women’s Museum of California celebrates African-American women in the arts by honoring jazz musician and composer Jeannie Cheatham, Moxie Theatre ...

February 22, 2017
Normal Heights foodie gang goes underground

Hello again, Hipster: I saw the attached graffiti near my workplace in Normal Heights. Are there hipster turf wars in San Diego? Is this the foodie gang’s tag? If they have a beef with another ...

February 22, 2017
Female-fashioned frights

"Four deadly tales directed by four killer women.” That’s the tagline for XX, the new horror anthology opening Friday at the Digital Gym. This type of press agent math never adds up. Has there ever ...

February 22, 2017
C Street downtown and in Golden Hill crumble

On C Street in San Diego’s Golden Hill neighborhood, cracks in the asphalt meander like fault lines. Near C Street’s intersection with 23rd Street, in a block where single-family homes are valued anywhere from $750,000 ...

February 22, 2017
Gavin Turek and the nu disco

Straight out of the 1970s, with all the commingled smells of sweat and polyester and a big fat four-on-the-floor beat like God’s metronome, and soaring above it all is a lovely, lithe voice: that’s the ...

February 22, 2017
Like Trump, like Bersin

The tumultuous rollout of president Donald Trump’s immigration policy has at least one member of the Fifth Estate yearning for the good old days of Alan Bersin, the controversial border czar under Democratic president Bill ...

February 22, 2017
Scientist Michael Faraday on the Word of God

The Christian who is taught by God (by His Word and Holy Spirit) finds his guide in the Word of God, and commits the keeping of his soul in the hands of God. He looks ...

The need to respond

Just the Right Edge Your Walter Mencken article (“Breaking Up Is Hard to Do”) had clarity and just the right edge of bitterness in the aftermath of the Chargers’ departure. May they continue to choke ...

February 22, 2017

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