Content for Wednesday, September 18, 2019

News & Stories

Starting R and B soul group singing the Dramatics and Temptations songs

San Diego Reader Classified ads, September 19, 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) ...

Doug Manchester 's PR disaster tour

Ex-U-T publisher hits TV news trail promoting Bahamian relief and himself

Former Union-Tribune owner Douglas Manchester, his appointment by Republican President Donald Trump to be ambassador to the Bahamas stalled for over two years in a GOP Senate, has been promoting his charitable good work on ...

Psychologist Pat Deasy Spinetta saves Mount Laguna from wildfires

“I had won a contest for our slogan: ‘Clean up or burn up.’”

“What was that?” says my friend Mary. She’s looking up. A golden bird with huge wings cruises over us. It finally settles in a Jeffrey Pine tree down in the gully. “Chicken Hawk? Red Tail?” ...

Foxfire: Appalachian lore

Not a musical, a play with music

The title, Foxfire, refers to a project started in 1966 by an English teacher in Appalachia who encouraged his students to hone their writing skills by documenting their family histories and Appalachian lore. They christened ...

Yo La Tengo: The Love Song Of Buckminster Fuller, Speed The Plow, Log Toss, Norse Gods, And Mead, Artwalk Carlsbad, GI Film Festival

Events September 19-September 25, 2019

Thursday | 19 Yo La Tengo: The Love Song Of Buckminster Fuller Academy Award nominated filmmaker Sam Green (The Weather Underground), in collaboration with the band Yo La Tengo, presents a “live documentary” that explores ...

Still no replacement for San Diego auditor Eduardo Luna

Sara Jacobs money edges others out of race

The auditors are still out San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, a veteran of the public relations business, put a few good ones over on out-of-town media members covering the California Republican Party’s annual convention in ...

Adams Avenue gone funky

The beginnings of a genuine scene.

I had intended to arrive at Rosie O’ Grady’s well before the music started. Like most of life’s good intentions, that plan was thwarted by a personal inertia more powerful than wishful thinking. As I ...

Who are the drag queens at Chula Vista library?

Would they try this in Coronado or La Jolla?

On September 10, Francisco Soto and Xaime Aceves Equihua (stage names “Barbie-Q” and “Raquelita”) presented Drag Queen Story Time to a reported 300 adults and children at the Civic Center Chula Vista Public Library on ...

Captain Pete Bethune: transforming an ex-Navy WW2 tugboat

He also created Earthracer, a speed boat that ran on used domestic vegetable oils

Getting aboard is an act of recklessness in itself. The bouncy gangplank is not attached to anything. You edge your way over like a tightrope walker. Men and women crisscross with paint brushes, drills, mysterious ...

Reader promotes obesity with Burger issue

More than one poet named David Berman

Poetic confusion Just wanted to let you know that only one of three poems you featured by David Berman in the September 12 issue was written by the actual David Berman, the one who passed ...

Mocking minimalism from Dwell magazine

We vigorously defend our stuff; its existence becomes a point of pride.

Dear Hipster: You made me LOL at your August 29th article where you said most people do not have room to park in their garages that are filled with boxes, many untouched for over ten ...

Marston Canyon: follow a creek bed from Richmond Street to CA-163

Discover a quiet urban canyon connected to the Balboa Park trails network.

This urban canyon just north of Balboa Park features a wide variety of native and non-native vegetation surrounding a cobblestone creek. The canyon follows a creek bed from Richmond Street to CA-163. Two parallel trails ...