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Content for Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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It's 9:30 p.m., and San Diego's Gaslamp crackles with anticipation

It’s half past 9:00. The happy hour/dinner crowd is packing into their vehicles, creating precious new parking spaces for the new guard. Apart from a few locals blaring hip-hop from a boombox, the sidewalk of ...

Faulconer’s mid-summer S.F. daydream

GOP San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, who has generally sworn off seeking higher office anytime soon, is popping up August 15 to sing his own praises at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. “He has ...

July 19, 2017
Topshelf label notes absence of DIY infrastructure

“Since we moved here two years ago one of the biggest questions we always get is what San Diego bands have we signed,” says Topshelf Records co-founder Seth Decoteau. The label has a roster of ...

July 19, 2017
Lady Macbeth’s director on morality, animals, and his star Florence Pugh

William Oldroyd’s elegantly executed debut feature Lady Macbeth may prove to be the sort of quiet breakout for star Florence Pugh that Martha Marcy May Marlene was for Elizabeth Olsen (as opposed to the more ...

July 19, 2017
Chaldean pizza, Chaldean ribs

"It’s the only thing that’ll settle the kids down for the evening,” says Mr. F. He’s talking about this place’s big deal: “Pizza, $5.99.” And that’s for a 14-inch pepperoni pie. A big permanent sign ...

July 19, 2017
Blackberry Smoke likely to fill Belly Up

Blackberry Smoke looks like they just stepped out of a 1960s promo photo shoot — wardrobe, hair, and all — that one where the band Blue Cheer posed on a pier with their mountain of ...

July 19, 2017
Now they tell us

Word that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian emissary last year in an effort to find negative information on Hillary Clinton has the New York Times digging up San Diego–linked stories of opposition research ...

July 19, 2017
Music v. silence when writing

Dear Hipster: My writer friends and I differ on what I think is the biggest question of them all, music v. silence when writing. Personally, I require total silence. I have some friends who will ...

July 19, 2017
Shuggie raked in the Bud Lite ad money

“I was sitting at Satellite Amps where I work part-time,” Andrew McKeag explains, “and Tommy Garcia, who’s in Mrs. Magician, was telling me about how they sold a song to Guitar Center for a TV ...

July 19, 2017
Get close but not too close to Carrizo Gorge trestle

The trek to upper Goat Canyon is not a long hike but it is strenuous because of the rough terrain and boulder-hopping above Mortero Palms. The canyon’s name correctly implies that the nimbleness of a ...

July 19, 2017
Once you get out to Lakeside, it’s more rolling coal in your F-250

DJ: (1) The ’90s bite also, but I’m thinking there was the rise of “alternative” culture, which has hipsterish strains. The ’70s were cool, but maybe I’m biased from knowing my parents met in a ...

July 19, 2017
UCSD jazz haters prompt Brian Ross to move on

After more than 13 years of bringing concerts to UC San Diego, program and events manager Brian Ross called it quits on June 23. Ross collaborated with students to bring many pop and hip-hop acts ...

Who are you to write about the Fitzgerald, about clams, about von Metzke?

What’s His Background? I’m interested in the article, “Standing Orders: How Navy Culture May Have Caused the Fitzgerald Disaster” (cover story) by Kevin Eyer. He certainly has a lot of conjecture without having the facts. ...

July 19, 2017
Imperial Beach remains remote and intolerable

1967: “My World Fell Down” Imperial Beach remains remote and intolerable, Both in memory and all its stammering desire. My radio flourished with L.A.’s visionary decibels. I feared its LSD as friendly fire. The hippies ...

July 19, 2017
At the Old Place makes Chekhov seem operatic

The La Jolla Playhouse is doing whole seasons with only world premieres. From musicals (artistic director Christopher Ashley won a Tony Award for his direction of the Playhouse’s Come From Away) to drama (Rebecca Taichman ...

July 19, 2017
Get your tickets to Regina Spektor, Echosmith, Tori Amos...

Thornton Winery has been promising for weeks to add two more marquee headliners to its already packed schedule of jazz concerts, with the first now revealed to be returning sax symbol Boney James on September ...

July 19, 2017
You’ll find Grace Bible Church at Balboa Park on Saturday afternoons

Membership: 125 Pastor: Curt Arend Age: 54 Born: Cincinnati, OH Formation: Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies-Westminster Theological Seminary, San Diego; Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship, San Diego Years Ordained: 17 San Diego Reader: What’s ...

Another mess for San Ysidro School District

“It’s a typo,” Arturo Sanchez-Macias, assistant superintendent for San Ysidro School District says. The “it” to which Sanchez-Macias refers is the date, January 15, 2016, on a settlement agreement between the district and a San ...

July 19, 2017
Comic-Con + Comic-Con adjacent

Thursday | 20 Jay and Silent Bob/Babble-On/Fatman on Batman Kevin Smith is in San Diego for Comic-Con, and as usual he has a lot to say. On Thursday it’s “Jay and Silent Bob Get Old” ...

July 19, 2017
San Diego’s on for Ossoff

Georgia Republicans handily beat back an attempt by Democratic documentarian Jon Ossoff to wrest that state’s Sixth District congressional seat from the GOP’s Karen Handel. The victory was in part due to pro-Handel television commercials ...

July 19, 2017
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