Content for Friday, February 1, 2019

News & Stories

Sheppard Mullin lobbies SDSU’s city deal

The unseen hands of Moores and McGrory

During last fall's war over the fate of what used to be Qualcomm Stadium and surrounding acreage, an éminence grise from the city's scandal-ridden history hovered over the political battlefield. Rancho Santa Fe's John Moores, ...

Reader's Steve Sorensen publishes new book, A Branch of the Sky

And how he came to write San Diego feature stories

Editor: Steve Sorensen, who wrote for the Reader from 1976 off and on through 1997, has come out with a new book, A Branch of the Sky: Fifty Years of Adventure, Tragedy, and Restoration in ...

Shan Xi Magic Kitchen's two kinds of noodles

Hand pulled vs. hand ripped

When the table next to us were told they couldn’t order rice, they decided to leave. “What kind of Chinese restaurant doesn’t serve rice?” they muttered on the way out. The short answer is: duh, ...

Jazz on film: bops, blues, and Bernstein

All jazzed up

This week’s three-course buffet comes with a cartoon, a short, and a feature guaranteed to get the viewer all jazzed up. — Scott Marks Three Little Bops (1957) Composer and trumpeter Shorty Rogers provides the ...

No longer bullish on Barrio Logan's Alta

What happened when a brand and its brewer parted ways?

Casual beer fans don’t often see it, but behind the scenes, the people making a brand’s beers may change often, as brewers bounce from one brewery job to another. For larger businesses with established beer ...

Pit bulls no match for Imperial Beach feral cats

Olive had tears of blood

“These Imperial Beach cats are ballsy,” Julie said, “normally cats just freeze and run away.” She was referring to the rash of cat attacks reported on the Ring and Facebook apps. “Both of my [Pitbull ...

The “transforming-the-world conversation” of Christ United Presbyterian

Can the church hold onto its definition as passed down through the centuries?

Christ United Presbyterian Church of San Diego Contact: 3025 Fir Street, San Diego 619-239-2346 www.christunitedsd.org Membership: 100 Pastor: Nathan Byrd Age: 54 Born: Washington, D.C. Formation: University of Delaware, Newark, DE; U.S Army; Princeton Theological ...

Even the DA buys into Alphabetic Evolution

Transition of script lettering to graffiti writing

On January 25, Jose Venegas finished painting a mural titled Alphabetic Evolution at the juvenile office of the district attorney, located at Meadow Lark Drive, northeast from 163 and Genesee. “This 15-foot painting represents the ...