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Content for Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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The fateful drive from Vegas to San Diego

Nosey and Antonia were boyfriend and girlfriend not so long ago — they met on Valentine’s Day in 2016. It was a good time in his life then, when they were together, Nosey had a ...

October 11, 2017
Siri, are you there?

Water I The womb Is made up of equal parts Water and stars. There is no way to distill this brew Further down in its essence. You wait until you cannot stand anymore The pressure ...

October 11, 2017
Crime on campus

Rape was on the rise at UCSD during 2016, with ten cases reported, versus eight the year before, according to the school’s latest Clery Report, required by federal law to be filed annually. Arson reports ...

October 11, 2017
Falling Doves hold formation after Mexico quake

“Our show at Mexico City’s Imperial House will either be postponed or we may turn it into a benefit,” says Christopher Leyva of Falling Doves, who was about to launch a world tour that included ...

October 11, 2017
Consider the lowbrow Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key

That thundering synthesized flop you hear is Blade Runner 2049 coming in well below industry expectations; guess you people don’t have much use for highbrow, three-hour sci-fi epics that are long on scenery and short ...

October 11, 2017
Mineral-driven tequila first, then ginger beer

Green Acre’s director of food and beverage Chris Simmons serves his Mexican Mule the same way as the Moscow Mule — in copper cups. While his variation on the vodka-cum-ginger-cum-lime original is served as cold ...

October 11, 2017
Two words for rehearsal-space rockers: renter's insurance

The storefront for Global Tile & Marble, a Kearny Mesa tile-and-marble contractor specializing in home renovations, had a major fire on February 13. The structure suffered extensive damage and, afterward, was basically “just a black ...

October 11, 2017
Momentary meatball regret at Hungry Lu’s

"I’m a vegan and I live on Bacon.” “Ocean Beach is a sunny place for shady people.” Kip Krueger’s signs are everywhere. He paints them on blocks of wood. He has plenty more. “Dissent is ...

October 11, 2017
Neither sonnets nor haiku

Dear Hipster, Do you agree with my belief that haiku ought to be the poem of choice in the hipster community? They are simple yet crafty, and the principle of kireji — a sort of ...

October 11, 2017
Public relations hiring binge

San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, besieged by critics who blame him for mishandling the city’s epidemic of hepatitis among the homeless, has gone on a public relations hiring binge. Last month he snapped up ex-SDSU ...

October 11, 2017
Virtual Strangers see bluer grass in Nashville

Mike Tatar has been proudly playing bluegrass for 40 years, in spite of the hayseed prejudice. “I know a lot of [venue owners] who say, ‘I love your music in general,’” he says. “But they ...

October 11, 2017
Yes, German satire!

Think high tide, not slack water when the German Currents Film Festival returns to the Museum of Photographic Arts on October 14-15, bringing with it five films to celebrate its seventh year. Saturday evening’s opening ...

Did the Glen Street killing start at El Cajon Oktoberfest?

I moved from Normal Heights to La Mesa in 1999, mostly because I wanted a yard for my kids. But also because an old woman was attacked across the street from my house on East ...

October 11, 2017
Walk along Rattlesnake Creek shade trees

Poway has 55 miles of trails and other options that are not designated as trails but still are enjoyable to walk or jog. The walk described here ends either through or close to Old Poway ...

October 11, 2017
Found church while USIU grad student

Point Loma's First Church of the Nazarene bloomed from a tent revival.

October 11, 2017
Hot tickets: Caifanes, Sports, and the L.A.M.F. tribute show

It’s been a few years since Caifanes headlined in San Diego, which is strange since this would seem a tailor-made audience for their prog-leaning, British-inspired, Latin-branded rock en español. They first emerged in the late ...

October 11, 2017
Despite Monty Python's best efforts, Billy Elliot exists

One would think that by the year 2000 the whole Northern England coal mining family with a son who “just wants to sing [or dance]” trope would have played itself out. Especially after repeatedly being ...

October 11, 2017
African-American experience starts off with the Odyssey

Suzan-Lori Parks loathes safe theater. The “insidious, schmaltz-laden mode of expression threatens to cover us all, like Vesuvius, in our sleep.” She writes “don’t be afraid to show your ass” plays to “defend dramatic literature ...

October 11, 2017
Warpath follows ancestors, inspired by Pantera

If you’ve ever hiked in the woods near Julian, you’ve seen those holes in hillside boulders where the native Americans used to grind acorns for food. Dean Osuna, drummer of hard rockin’ Warpath, explains what ...

October 11, 2017
Navy nerd money built this La Jolla mansion

This newly constructed home at 6045 La Jolla Scenic Drive South, listing materials boast, is a “spectacular Santa Barbara Coastal Classic custom estate” featuring “unparalleled quality and design” sited on nearly an acre backing open ...

October 11, 2017
DJ Ferny prefers to go manual

Green light glows off the stippled white exterior of Priveé Lounge Bar, perched above the Plaza San Angel on Tijuana’s Avenida Sonora. (Just off Boulevard Agua Caliente before the Club Campestre.) Inside is white as ...

October 11, 2017
I have never met a real life Dave Matthews fan

Dear Hipster: Who would win in a fight, Rick Sanchez or Scrooge McDuck? — Allen Some questions just can’t be answered, Allen. You might as well ask: Why is Germany the only country where the ...

October 11, 2017
Repurposeful Rising Appalachia

“I heard the sound of a thunder, it roared out a warnin’/ Heard the roar of a wave that could drown the whole world.” Not surprised to hear Bob Dylan early in the soundtrack of ...

October 11, 2017
Bike for boobs, drinks spirits by the bay, and get scared in Belmont Park

Friday | 13 Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show Billed as the “West Coast’s largest and most prestigious indoor showcase,” the Harvest Festival creates a mega shopping experience with 24,000 handmade originals from hundreds ...

October 11, 2017
Don’t expect Florida and Caribbean tourists to flock west

Can San Diego and other West Coast metro areas make money because of the hurricane-prone eastern U.S. and the Caribbean? Florida and Caribbean islands are tourist havens. Now some of those areas lie in ruins ...

October 11, 2017
Brizzolara, from the best to the last

John Brizzolara wrote for the Reader from 1989 to 2013, including a weekly column, TGIF. John died in his sleep at Father Joe’s Villages on October 11, 2016. He was 65. A Fear of Cold ...

October 11, 2017
Transactional ethics

In recent years, University of California auditors have unearthed a range of shortcomings, including questionable expenses by wealthy UCSD professors. “Travel and entertainment reimbursements were not always submitted in a timely manner, and some travel ...

October 11, 2017
A reader defines real love

That’s real love, right? Re: “South Bay residents still leery,” Neighborhood News. I just wanted to give a voice to people who see that projects like this, “for recovering addicts who would otherwise be in ...

October 11, 2017
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