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Content for Wednesday, November 15, 2017

News & Stories

Are San Diego Chargers followers back on bandwagon?

For a number of years now, I have pedaled eastward from my house near Morley Field with the goal of eventually depositing myself on a stool at True North Tavern, on 30th Street just south ...

November 15, 2017
SANDAG needs spin help

Newly reconstituted by legislation sponsored by Democratic assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, the San Diego Association of Governments, blasted in the media for its lack of transparency, is seeking a spinmeister. “The Senior Public Outreach Officer ...

November 15, 2017
Godfathers of vinyl

After a five-year break, former M-Theory owner Eric Howarth is getting back into the brick-and-mortar record-store business. His new shop will be a mere stone’s throw away from the old M-Theory location on the corner ...

November 15, 2017
Albert Schweitzer — the mystical Lutheran

Affirmation of the world, which means affirmation of the will-to-live that manifests itself around me, is only possible if I devote myself to other life. From an inner necessity, I exert myself in producing values ...

Barbarians at heart

What is The Square? Well, it’s a piece of art, so there are no doubt any number of interpretations. But I’ll hazard a guess: The Square is writer-director Ruben Östlund’s latest salvo against institutions that, ...

November 15, 2017
Not melted cheese, not sour cream

Guy sits at a bar, staring at a bull. Or is it a pig? Or is it a man? The bull’s part of a fresh-painted wild-colored mural on the wall behind the Negra Modelo and ...

November 15, 2017
Unapproved by Country Dick (22 years ago)

“It seems to me, Ocean Beach has long been a place for songwriters to feel creative and free,” says drummer and bandleader Chris Giorgio, whose upcoming album as Jackslacks, Earthling Sessions, includes an ode to ...

November 15, 2017
SDG&E pillow talk

A member of the board of the San Diego County Water Authority, married to a computer engineer for San Diego Gas and Electric, will have a little less voting to do, as a result of ...

November 15, 2017
Best of Anne Albright's Kid Stuff columns

The case for motherhood Unlike a lot of my classmates, I don’t practice law anymore. I stay at home with my kids. On a good day, I’m happy about my decisions. I wouldn’t trade Johnny’s ...

November 15, 2017
Where to get your pie in San Diego

“I say make the whole dinner a pie,” said my friend May when I asked for Thanskgiving pie suggestions. “Patton Oswalt may have been right about KFC’s Famous Bowls being failure piles, but that’s because ...

November 15, 2017
Pedal to the metal

When retired veterinarian Jim Palenscar opened the Steel Guitars of North County store 15 years ago, he knew his storefront was destined to be more about personal gratification than a business slam-dunk. “It’s such a ...

November 15, 2017
The line between genius and stereotype is just so thin

Dear Hipster: What’s the most hipster thing you have done recently? What’s the most hipster thing you have ever done? What’s the most hipster thing you can possibly conceive of doing but have not yet ...

November 15, 2017
Close encounter of the drone kind

The pilot of an Airbus passenger jet descending for an August landing at San Diego’s Lindbergh Field has reported a harrowing encounter with an unmanned aerial vehicle at 1200 feet. “The drone passed less than ...

November 15, 2017
Youngblood blues

To help launch her career internationally, North County blues belter Casey Hensley turned to Vizztone Records’ more streamlined approach to market her first album, Casey Hensley Live, featuring Laura Chavez, released three weeks ago. “This ...

November 15, 2017
Wonders of the Tijuana Estuary

The Tijuana River Estuary is unique in California as the only estuary that does not have a road, railway crossing, or bridge across the river mouth. The salt-marsh estuary has remained connected to the sea. ...

November 15, 2017
The 411 on 311 and Queens of the Stone Age

Back in early ’83, when a newly opened musicians’ shop out near Morena Boulevard was running TV ads starring a mullet-headed rock singer who crooned “Music Mart, your complete music stoooore,” one commercial announced an ...

November 15, 2017
The truth behind mustaches and charity

Dear Hipster:My friends and I agreed that we would all participate in Movember this year, each fully committed to grow his bushiest mustache. As a somewhat hirsute gentleman, my mustache has grown well and rapidly, ...

November 15, 2017
The past tells me I won’t learn from it

Hooked We complicate In savage glee Casting many Lines into Lifeless waters Hooking each Other’s hooks and Pulling mad to Never have the Tension reveal itself As the tangle of Our wild dreams Of darling ...

November 15, 2017
Troubling lullabies by Chad VanGaalen

Chad VanGaalen’s got a troubling voice. The Canadian singer/songwriter sounds like a cross between another Canadian named Neil Young and a smoke alarm. He uses that singing voice to bait a listener into simple-sounding little ...

November 15, 2017
E-lynched in Barrio Logan

On October 26, Jenny Niezgoda launched a Kickstarter campaign for La Gracia Modern Fruiteria, a café and coffee bar she planned to open in Barrio Logan. Hours later, with 14 backers and $812 of her ...

November 15, 2017
Double-duty lobbyist

The lawyer representing San Diego city councilman Chris Cate in matters related to state attorney general Xavier Becerra’s investigation of Cate’s leak of a confidential memo to SoccerCity lobbyists has been doing a little city ...

November 15, 2017
A word on Scripps Ranch NIMBYs

NIMBY = not in my back yard Re: “Scripps Ranch — cows gone, rattlers remain,” cover story. 1) Be prepared for the onslaught of Scripps Ranch protectionists (they are not just NIMBYs). 2) The article ...

November 15, 2017
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