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Content for Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Missiongathering Church in San Diego’s North Park

“Ranked in order, I honestly believe the most common causes of homelessness for this age group [18–24] are family, followed by mental health issues, and, third, drug or alcohol abuse,” explains Alexandra Cochran, 28, a ...

May 24, 2017
Holla Pointe lets 'er rip clean out of the socket

Pass This Way, the new Holla Pointe song collection, reminds me a little of the John Spencer Blues Explosion: guitars frying on overdrive that melt away into the larger grip of some concussive, sexy, groove-blues-rock ...

May 24, 2017
Political locavores

San Diego–based Sempra Energy, whose corps of lobbyists regularly hand out food-and-drink freebies to California legislators and their staffers, took a bit of a break during the first three months of this year, spending just ...

May 24, 2017
Sportscasting now the "real" alternative radio?

Does Linkin Park mix with Petco Park? Not really, according to newly released Nielsen ratings showing the results of the first full month Padres play-by-play aired on alt-rocker FM-94/9 — the station took a ratings ...

May 24, 2017
Food doesn't have to be fancy to be good

Dear Hipster: I consider myself a well-above-average cook. I enjoy entertaining and hosting dinners. One particular couple, whom I love, have come over for a few get-togethers in the past, but I stopped inviting them ...

Sonics' sound grounded in garage

In the late ’60s, Rob Lind joined the Navy and became an aircraft-carrier pilot. He flew in the Vietnam War, and he followed his love of aviation into a long career as a commercial pilot ...

May 24, 2017
A drum-tight belly by way of Taqueria Revolución

"The southland has much more interesting Mexican food,” says Juan Carlos. “I’m thinking Chula Vista, I.B., San Ysidro. But in North Park the other day, we had been drinking, we needed something to put in ...

May 24, 2017
Dayanara’s diary

Washington’s always-on political intrigue may have its peculiar charms, but last month ranking aides for San Diego House members Darrell Issa of the GOP and Democrat Juan Vargas took off for the 24-hour bright lights ...

May 24, 2017
New music in San Diego announced

Any musician will tell you what a challenge it is to cover Steely Dan in concert. Not just the mathematical precision of the arrangements and the individual styles of the various guest guitarists, but because ...

May 24, 2017
We bring Hollywood to San Marcos

When horror maestro William Castle parked ambulances outside theaters showing Macabre in 1958, it was a publicity stunt. Today, it would be called experiential marketing, and the operation might well be handled by Hadley Media ...

May 24, 2017
That Movie You Love, Part Four

If Part Two is a sequel and Part Three a threequel, what term describes a film franchise’s fourth installment? Four-Shit would be a fitting brand, seeing as most of them are, but my editor will ...

May 24, 2017
Exotic woods and full slabs of onyx

Beds: 7 Baths: 7 Current Owner: Harry Rady Asking Price: $11,800,000 The estate offered for sale at 6001 La Jolla Scenic Drive South boasts “almost two acres of lush tropical grounds and an expansive residence ...

May 24, 2017
Whitney Shay's "away" game

A chance encounter at the Doheny Blues Festival two years ago proved to be a pivotal moment for North Park blues woman Whitney Shay, who met a Brazilian guitarist/concert promoter named Igor Prado. “A couple ...

May 24, 2017
Flora, fauna, and folks on San Luis Rey River bike trail

The San Luis Rey River bike trail is a multi-use trail that follows the San Luis Rey River, whose headwaters are in the Palomar Mountain range some 60 miles inland. The path runs along the ...

May 24, 2017
He crashed Ford F-150 through the Bancroft's wall as band was starting

It happens. Rob Logic, owner of the Bancroft in Spring Valley, can rattle off a list, starting with the time in 1964 when James Nelson Spencer smashed his Pontiac Bonneville through the front door of ...

Midwest hipster traditions

Dear Hipster: Stop me if you’ve heard this one, or if you aren’t having fun anymore, but what’s the difference between a local SD hipster and a Midwestern hipster, say, from Madison or Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...

May 24, 2017
Freshmen be advised, Birdy's a sophomore

“We’re all releasing our albums at the Casbah in a 3D release party,” says Shawn P. Rohlf (7th Day Buskers) of the May 27 event he’s staging with Jeff Berkley and Veronica May. “My new ...

May 24, 2017
Pot shop or landlord the bigger problem for San Diego Alano Club

“You know when somebody just wants you gone.”

He never tried to seduce their girls or boys

Love Poem Your love is gentle only as the earth is gentle: You are a truth of the myriads her soils And brine can breed, protect with humid fumes, Then obliterate in possessive innocence. Men, ...

May 24, 2017
Bipartisan plunder

Congressman Duncan Hunter continues to grapple with a series of Union-Tribune exposés regarding the propriety of his campaign spending in Las Vegas, including an $896 January 11 tab at the Cosmopolitan Hotel’s main bar, “where ...

May 24, 2017
Next stop won’t necessarily include brimstone or clouds

Resurrection Lutheran Church of Coronado Membership: 75–100 Pastor: Brian Oltman Age: 59 Born: Glencoe, MN Formation: St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN; Golden Valley Lutheran, Minneapolis, MN; Antioch University, L.A.; Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, IA; ...

May 24, 2017
A correction, a clarification, comments on the homeless, and tributes to Jason Hanna and Susan Luzarro

Correction Last week's installment of Golden Dreams identified volunteers working at The Vault medical marijuana dispensary as employees, which they are not. We regret the error. — Editor Typoglycemia This is an honest-to-god question from ...

May 24, 2017
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