Content for Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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Drug War reparations tanked by San Diego's city attorney

Can't earmark marijuana tax for cannabis equity fund

Two San Diego city council members exploring ways to tap the city's $12 million annual marijuana tax haul are likely out of the money, based on a July 31 memo from City Attorney Mara Elliott. ...

Paradise Mountain retreat house for rent, $1500 for lost bulldog in Imperial Beach, dictionary donations wanted

San Diego Reader Classified ads, August 14, 2019

Call in your FREE classified ad (619) 450-4293 voice mail. Or text it to us (619) 272-2772. Or visit sandiegoreaderstore.com and fill in classified ad form. (Businesses can use this too for $5 classified ads) ...

Is Dogfight harmless after Tailhook scandal?

It is the symptom of a mindset which is the complete opposite of the Marine Corps motto

The musical Dogfight at Coronado Playhouse is set in the early 1960s at the start of the Vietnam War. In this show, we follow a cast of characters who participate in a competition to find ...

Is San Diego like Chinatown?

“I think a writer can window-dress a novel with headlines”

Jonathan Lethem, whose Motherless Brooklyn has got to be one of the only detective novels to snag a National Book Critics Circle Award, liked Fallbrook author T. Jefferson Parker’s The Last Good Guy enough to ...

Pablo Picasso: the King of Trash

Art, creativity, family, politics, and truth

One of the most charming scenes in this tri-lingual, one-man show comes when Picasso takes the audience on a tour of his cluttered studio, explaining his dumpster-dive art: his late dog crafted out of a ...

Movies by Moonlight, impossible railroad is 100 years old, Noel Coward’s Private Lives, Luchadors and Food Trucks, Frank Zappa Tribute

Events August 15-August 21, 2019

Thursday | 15 Movies By Moonlight Silent films curated by Scott Paulson with the UC San Diego Library, featuring live music from Scott and the Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra. August 15: Carmen (1915). In order to ...

Jane Fonda helps an old San Diego friend

Disappointing numbers for L.A. Times

Granny power While one candidate takes maternity leave from the campaign trail, the San Diego Democratic Party has set up a so-called independent committee to take on incumbent Kristin Gaspar in next year’s race for ...

San Diego State – an elite school

69,725 apply for 5400 freshmen spots

The Event: College Fair Night. The Venue: San Diego Convention Center. The Scene: A big-box room rowed with white linen-covered tables behind blue-curtained backdrops. The Hosts: More than 300 college admissions table-sitters selling the glories ...

Democracy Counts' five apps for election reform

One will photograph and upload suspicious activity at polling stations

San Diego-based company Democracy Counts has developed technology its founders are convinced will restore Americans’ confidence in the legitimacy of U.S. election results. Describing Democracy Counts as a nonprofit tech startup “that has developed the ...

A wall to take care of Tijuana sewage

America has always been great

Detouring Mexican Sewage How about we build a wall/island right on the Tijuana River, that goes 35 miles out to sea and build a military base there (“The sewage that Imperial Beach wants to put ...

T. Jefferson Parker enshrines Fallbrook in The Last Good Guy novel

Fallbrook has its own schemers, scammers, and scoundrels

In 2018, Jason Berry published City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300. James Carville blurbed it thus: “We’ve been taught since we were children that New Orleans has the ...

Kyle takes a crack at kale chips

I think I could have gotten 24K gold at the same price per ounce!

So, here’s the thing. I know I impliedly promised a swift return after investigating the prison-themed hipster bar supposedly selling artisanal pruno in decidedly poor taste. Terrible idea, but, hipsters will hipster. If I may ...

Wooded Hill: the highest peak in San Diego County covered by trees

This hike is short but packed with great scenery, lots of shade, and an abundance of late-blooming native plants.

According to Jerry Schad, in his book Afoot and Afield in San Diego County, Wooded Hill is the highest peak in San Diego County that is covered by trees. The other nearby higher peaks are ...