Content for Thursday, January 10, 2019

News & Stories

Bright Lord and Bad Guys

Award-winning poetry translator shares two of her own poems

Bright Lord (there are muscles everywhere) I am tapping the pulse of the faucet water and winding a string of light from the rain gutter I’m pressing the window glass which presumes tension between inner ...

Point Loma’s largest Italian Renaissance mansion

Portion of Point Loma Nazarine once known as Lomaland on the peninsula

Rosecroft is a historically-designated estate occupying nearly two-and-a-half acres atop Point Loma. Built in 1912 by architect Emmor Brooke Weaver, who oversaw the design of dozens of local residences between 1904 and 1945, the Italian ...

No knives or forks

Why not switch Irish stew to Ethiopian stew?

Cold night. I’m walking down El Cajon Boulevard, fully intending to cut north and head for Rosie O’Grady’s pub on Adams Avenue for a solid Irish stew. What’s making me hesitate is this Ethiopian place ...

January 3 Sudoku Contenders

Isabella Bosch-Sorensen, San Diego, 1. Sheila Brown, Golden Hill, 1. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 1. George Cooper, El Cajon, 1. Philip Faker, Jamul, 1. Jim Felix, San Diego, 1. Rafael Gaceta, San Diego, 1. Carol ...

January 3 Crossword Contenders

Mary Arana, Encinitas, 1. Stephanie Arcadia, Chula Vista, 1. Greg Bergeron, Tierrasanta, 1. Orville Brown, San Diego, 1. Jon Christianson, El Cajon, 1. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 1. Carol Georges, Poway, 1. (winner!) Jon Hutchens, ...

Mostly upsides

Veronica May finds that trauma can cause serious growth

It might seem strange to fixate on the upside of a condition that turns your life into chaos and just might kill you. But singer/songwriter Veronica May is determined to stay optimistic. “So many upsides,” ...

Nearly novelty

Danko Jones, Nashville Pussy, Novo Amor, Cold Cave, Baby Bushka

Canadian rock trio Danko Jones will make their first appearance at Observatory North Park (having previously favored the Casbah and Brick By Brick) on February 10, where they’ll presumably preview their upcoming ninth studio album, ...

Life through music

Christopher Hollyday releases his first album in 26 years

Christopher Hollyday — jazz saxophone prodigy, composer, teacher — wasn’t sure he’d landed in a good jazz town when he moved here in 1996. “I checked the San Diego Reader [for jazz listings]. I listened ...

Club 33 footage resurfaces of early '80s Tell-Tale Hearts, more

The Monroes and The Beat Farmers also appeared on the Cox Cable public access TV program

“I’ve been looking for that footage for 35 years,” says Ray Brandes of a recently uncovered 1983 video performance by his influential garage band, the Tell-Tale Hearts. “I don't remember much, other than going out ...

Instant hit

YouTube sensation Charlie Rae wants to “bring back feeling”

It’s all true, Charlie Rae says, the story about how a random passerby recorded her one day while she was busking, uploaded the performance to YouTube, and 500,000 hits later, she was a social media ...