Content for Thursday, May 2, 2019

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North Island Navy jet repair depot hit by audit

Condition of combat aircraft fix-it facility labeled "poor"

San Diego's Fleet Readiness Center Southwest at Naval Air Station North Island is badly broken and must be fixed to avoid a big hit on the nation's combat readiness, says an audit by the U.S. ...

The four important elements of button-down

When in doubt, err on the side of boring

Learn to wear a casual button-down shirt. It’s the most versatile shirt on offer, appropriate for everything but weddings and funerals. They’re not dress shirts. The main difference is that you can wear casual shirts ...

Stephen Vincent Benet: his short story was basis for Academy Award-winning 1954 musical film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Also known for his long poem about the American Civil War John Brown’s Body

May Morning I lie stretched out upon the window-seat And doze, and read a page or two, and doze, And feel the air like water on me close, Great waves of sunny air that lip ...

Pine House Cafe & Tavern: Knotty, but nice tree people

“Tables reserved for Pacific Crest Trail walkers”

‘Bobcat!” says Mag. This hairy-tailed thing pads across the Sunrise Highway and up into the trees. Bobcat? Fox? Raccoon? Or just someone’s big hairy pet kitty? Mag and I stare across the gravel lot outside ...

The White Crow: Art is a wart

A strange affliction that besets certain people even as it fascinates others

For his third outing as a director, Ralph Fiennes gives the title, star billing, and great majority of screen time to Oleg Ivenko in his turn as famed Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, who also ...

Sandi King and Joshua Taylor tie the knot with King Taylor Project

King Taylor Project, Black Market III, Pete Seeger, Neurotic Mirage, Abner, Apocalyptica

“King Taylor Project is soul, funk, blues, and jazz,” says singer-percussionist Sandi King. “We improvise and have a blast playing off of each other and like to incorporate everyone’s musical style into the band and ...

New records by Neurotic Mirage, Missy Alcazar, Secret Fun Club, Tori Roze & the Hot Mess, Robin Henkel, The High Gallery, and Jacob Turnbloom

“Might have to hire some dancing bears or something for the occasion."

Rancho Peñasquitos punk metalheads Neurotic Mirage will premier Psycho Carnival at Navajo Live on May 5. “We're going to be performing the new album in its entirety,” says singer-guitarist Nathan Mansi. “Most of the songs ...

Pharlee melds Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and others for their brand of psychedelic speed rock

San Diego’s newest heavy rock supergroup

You summon that heavy-metal-but-high-ballin’ sound of Deep Purple circa Machine Head, cover it with sweet thick-fug mysterioso, swell up the organ, and top off with a commanding female wailing through astral planes and supreme beings ...

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