Salt Lake City Weekly | Issue Archives | Jun 12, 2008
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  • Jun 12-18, 2008
  • Vol. 25, No. 4

News

  • Hits & Misses | Parking, Payoffs & Pipelines
  • Hits & Misses | Parking, Payoffs & Pipelines

    Free Parking The Salt Lake City Council reversed itself during budget talks and decided not to eliminate free evening and weekend parking in downtown after all. The about-face came after a collective scream from citizens. Business groups like the Downtown...
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  • 5 Spot | Artist Kristin Abraham & Musician Alfonso Llamas
  • 5 Spot | Artist Kristin Abraham & Musician Alfonso Llamas

    In 2006, artist Kristin Abraham and musician Alfonso Llamas sold their belongings, packed up their Honda Element and hit the road. Traveling for one year, they spent a week in each state, where Abraham would paint and Llamas would record music and videotape...
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  • The Ocho | A Private Club for Members
  • The Ocho | A Private Club for Members

    Eight fine-print stipulations in the proposed repeal of Utah’s “private club” law: 8. Bar patrons will be charged a 20-percent convenience tax for the trouble and money they’ve been saved. 7. The tax’s convenience tax...
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  • Staff Box
  • Staffbox | your most unusual or memorable summer job

    What was your most unusual or memorable summer job? Jeremiah Smith: Does panhandling for ramen count as a job? Jennifer Higgins: Any of my wall-mural gigs. I painted a children’s wall mural for a public library in Illinois a couple years ago. I...
  • The Straight Dope | Lawn Order
  • The Straight Dope | Lawn Order

    I recently read that the city of Turin, Italy, had decided to use sheep to keep the grass in its parks trimmed. Being the lazy sort, I started to wonder: Could my fenced quarter-acre backyard of Bermuda grass and crabgrass sustain a sheep? —Chris...
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  • Ask A Mexican | Mexican Ice Cream Truckers
  • Ask A Mexican | Mexican Ice Cream Truckers

    Dear Readers: The Mexican has previously published only one Best of column in his nearly four years living under his cousin’s identity in this country with, but I must pull this week’s first pregunta out of the archives because ustedes keep...
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  • Lake Effect | Attention, Nice People
  • Lake Effect | Attention, Nice People

    As part of a cunning plan to turn the tables on park zombies, who normally scare people away from Pioneer Park, Salt Lake City is encouraging nice things to happen there, in hopes the zombies will themselves be scared away. Noticing that the area brightens...
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  • News Quirks
  • Newsquirks | Spray Cans & Rectums

    Curses, Foiled Again •  When police in Sheboygan, Wis., stopped a vehicle for improper registration, one of the passengers identified himself by giving a false name, hoping to conceal unpaid traffic citations in another state. The name he gave,...
  • The Way It Is | Shaantai Leary of East Coast Subs
  • The Way It Is | Shaantai Leary of East Coast Subs

    Rising fuel costs have pushed the Salt Lake City 2009 budget into the red by nearly $1 million, causing city leaders to consider reducing free meter parking nights and weekends. Local businesses, however, railed against this, saying it would scare business...
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Eat & Drink

  • Restaurant Reviews
  • Dining | Wine: Celebrating Sonoma

    Having recently been afforded the pleasure of a trip to Sonoma County, the epicenter of California wine country, I’m already jonesing to return. With more than 350 wineries in Sonoma County and 13 designated wine regions—not to mention 40...

Music

Culture

  • Summer Guide
  • Summer Guide ’08 | Summer Theater Listings

    Through June 15 The Tricky Part Plan B Theatre Company Studio Theatre, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center 138 W. Broadway, 355-2787, ArtTix.org Through June 15 Revenge Of Yoga, the Musical SB Dance Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Center 138...
  • 2008 Summer Guide
  • Summer Guide
  • 2008 Summer Guide

    Getting from spring to summer in Utah: What a long, strange trip it’s been. Between straight-line winds, driving hail and May blizzards, we’ve seen the wettest spring in years. And yep, I’m pretty sure the webbing that’s developing...
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  • Summer Guide
  • Summer Guide ’08 | Summer Concerts Listings

    June June 13 Dwayne Dopsey Ogden Amphitheatre, 343 25th St., Ogden, 801-629-8311 The Golden Boys Peppermill Concert Hall, 300 Wendover Blvd., Wendover, 800-648-9660 June 14 Creedence Clearwater Revisited Peppermill Concert Hall, 300 Wendover Blvd.,...
  • Summer Guide
  • Summer Guide ’08 | Summer Festivals

    June 13-14 Highland Games and Scottish Festival Thanksgiving Point 801-768-2300 Scottish dancing and highland athletics, along with 12,000 Scot-loving people make for a good time. The 34th annual event will host clan tents, tattooing, musical groups,...
  • Summer Guide ’08 | Summer To-Do List
  • Summer Guide
  • Summer Guide ’08 | Summer To-Do List

    Diversions & Shopping Clark Planetarium, 110 S. 400 West, 456-STAR Experience daily star shows, 3-D music concerts and 3-D Imax movies. Located in The Gateway in west downtown Salt Lake City, open seven days a week from 11 a.m.nThe Gateway Mall,...
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