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Content for Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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Wanted: Hula hoop dancers, medieval violinist, indoor soccer team sponsor

Personals JOCKEY BILLY PEARSON 1950’s west coaster, “jockeys would sometimes agree which horse was going to win (by holding their own horses back) and bet it.” CONNECT WITH A PASSED LOVED ONE The Los Angeles ...

July 31, 2019
Mark Miner's classical take on gender fluidity

When classicist Mark Miner read that Mission Hills Town Council President Leah Shuchter was interested in hosting a Drag Queen Story Hour in the Mission Hills Library on Washington Street, he wrote her a letter ...

July 31, 2019
Whitesnake’s lonely street of dreams

“Hanging on the promises in songs of yesterday,” the verse goes, “I know what it means / To walk along the lonely street of dreams.” "Lonely street of dreams" is hardly great poetry, and it’s ...

July 31, 2019
Bon Odori Festival, Hiking to Goat Canyon Trestle, Vegan night market, Songs for a New World, Weird Al Yankovic

Friday | 2 Bon Odori Festival Bon Odori, or “Gathering of Joy,” is a two-day festival with food, crafts, entertainment, community group booths. and dancing. On August 2, make your own toro nagashi to take ...

July 31, 2019
Who killed the giant squirrel of the Cuyamacas?

We’re not talking about a backyard squirrel, the kind your dog chases up trees at the neighborhood park. This was a burly mountain squirrel, a western gray with steely black eyes and the hind legs ...

July 31, 2019
A fateful ride with Kellen Winslow, Jr.

"He said, Hey, do you want to go get some dinner, something to eat? And I said, I already ate dinner. And so then he mentioned coffee. And I said, Sure! Coffee! And for some ...

July 31, 2019
GOP launches right-ward San Diego News Desk

Costly mayoral affair The revelation that top members of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s official taxpayer-paid staff have been taking out-of-town trips to boost his quest for higher office hasn’t surprised city hall insiders, who ...

July 31, 2019
Used to pick up the Reader

Unusual rarity A rare mistake in the Reader Puzzle. Mr. Wilk calls the “quickest point in tennis” an ace, actually, it’s a foot fault. And an argument could be made for calling a “point penalty” ...

July 31, 2019
Storytime with Miss Oona Upland

There was no discussion of drag at the Drag Queen Story Hour held in the clean, well-lighted You Belong Here community space last Sunday morning. Charles McGrath, performing as Ms. Oona Upland, noted that he ...

July 31, 2019
Pinterest-worthy artisans

Note: a friend of mine, whose name I cannot reveal, from a city somewhere in the United States, the location of which I cannot reveal (but I assure you, wherever you’re thinking, you’re wrong), heard ...

July 31, 2019
Enjoy the urban landscape of Canyon Hills Open Space Loop

Canyon Hills Open Space is a surprise and a contrast to the noise from nearby I-15, which is quite close indeed. This open-space area is a reminder why it is so important to continue to ...

July 31, 2019
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