Content for Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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Lost meaning in Smugglers Canyon

Maybe the pictographs were used in female initiation ceremonies

After parking at the Pictograph Trail trailhead, begin your hike by heading east up the well-marked Pictograph Trail. Be sure to take a moment to read the informational kiosk so you understand the importance and ...

Listen to the kebab guy

Charles III, folk wisdom, and the survival of England

Shakespeare is universally acknowledged to be the greatest English playwright, yet very few playwrights have the audacity to leap the cultural and historical chasm and try to imitate him. I get it. First, there’s the ...

Flu talk, devil dog, pipe playing, gold panning, electro-funk

What's doing April 5-11

Thursday | 5 The Flu of 1918 In September 1918, the San Diego Sun reported that “San Diego is full of colds, just now.” Around the time of the Sun article, sailors at the Balboa ...

County Fire's unfixed asset

Only volunteer fire department left in the county weighs disbanding

As the only volunteer fire department left in the county weighs disbanding and turning over its duties to the San Diego County Fire Authority, auditors have recently discovered that the firefighting assets of volunteer operations ...

Three poems

"A Page from the Apocrypha," "She Waits," and "Alone"

A Page from the Apocrypha So God throws Adam and Eve out of paradise but they don’t slink away wailing and ashamed like the characters in Italian frescoes. Instead, Adam turns and says, “Ah, You ...

The color of LimeBike's money

Rental bike company needs you and your car

San Mateo’s LimeBike, one of a host of controversial free-standing bike and scooter rental services to enter San Diego’s frenzied sidewalk transportation market, has retained the lobbying firm of Rath Miller LLC to help juice ...

Sushi's cruel amusements

Shrimp Liberation Front, anybody?

Can we stop this already? I’m in a Japanese sushi eatery. The sushi chef - attractive girl – takes this live shrimp, throws his rear end into the fryer, brings it out red and cooked, ...

Hipster humor, explained

The majority of your friends will hate the Orange Head joke

Dear Hipster: Please tell me a good hipster joke. What kind of jokes do hipsters generally like, anyways? — Chad Well, on the one hand, you have your “hipster jokes” such as, “How many hipsters ...

Summer Camp

A little less time curating their lives online

You love your children. You want them to grow up into happy, healthy adults. But you want them to savor their precious childhood. You want to give them opportunities to develop skills and interests. But ...

For epilepsy, ADHD, Aspergers, and more

Special needs

Camp Quest, 4761 Pine Hills Road Julian “Not another moment lost to seizures” is the tagline for the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County. Every summer, the foundation sponsors Camp Quest for kids age 8-12, ...

Baseball, basketball, golf, fencing, surfing

Sports

Padres Baseball Camps locations around San Diego Aspiring Babe Ruths take heed, Padres Baseball Camps will be running weekly from June 18 through August 10, (except the week of July 4th) at locations around San ...

Rock music, theater, studio art, ballet, cooking

Arts and performance

School of Rock San Diego 2850 Womble Road Liberty Station The School of Rock San Diego offers weeklong day camps throughout the summer to help children bring out their inner Dewey Finn (Jack Black’s character ...

Debate, French, coding, leadership, science, and the marine word

Educational

SEACAMP Fiesta Island Road Mission Bay Park SEACAMP San Diego is a residential camp for budding marine scientists from 7th through 12th grade. Camp sessions run from Saturdays through Thursdays starting June though August 9. ...

YMCA, Outpost, Camp Kroc, Camp Stevens, Camp Kesem

Outdoors and activities

YMCA Raintree Ranch 2315 Frisius Drive Julian YMCA Raintree Ranch, located in the mountains of Julian, offers weeklong overnight camps for kids age 9 through 16, filled with horses, swimming, canoeing, archery, hikes, and campfires. ...

When teens (and tiger moms) panic over the SAT

SAT prep for all budgets

My high school junior daughter came home from class all in a panic over college admission testing and what kind of prep was needed. I told her I would get right on it. I contacted ...

Travels with Darrell Issa

plus: San Diego Gun Owners, and no free meals for Nisleit

Liberated from reelection challenges, wealthy North County congressional Republican Darrell Issa has been on the road to Africa, courtesy of taxpayers. For three days, from November 24 to 27, the Foreign Affairs committee member hit ...

Scandal-plagued regional teams, crowds absent from local March Madness

Scalper: "How low do you need to go. Name your price."

San Diegans lost a last chance to see one of their former prep basketball stars play again locally. Give credit (blame?) to the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s deployment of teams for the first two rounds ...

Quartyard II aims for East Village's sweet spot

If you build it, will they come...again?

By the time you read this, Quartyard II should be up and running. That’s what they promised. But I’ve been wandering past this replacement location at 13th and Market in East Village for months, chafing ...

Clairemont braces for homeless housing

Residents fear the project will exacerbate growing transient problem

A proposed homeless housing project in Clairemont seeks to turn an old office building in the Balboa Mesa Shopping Center into 52 permanent apartments for the chronically homeless. The proposed housing is located on Mt. ...

Opera board member: Bauder's all wrong

plus: Coronado golf, Trump and sex dolls, Bahia expansion, dockless bikes

Spuck speaks I wish to clarify an erroneous point in Don Bauder’s article regarding San Diego Opera’s selection of David Bennett as General Director (“Opera turns to time-tested titles,” City Lights, March 21). The article ...

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