La Jolla ‘Gems’ of the Week

Zesty Hummus

A side of Kobe beef with onions and pine nuts goes right along side hummus, Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza on Draper Avenue serves its hummus dip with warm, grilled flatbread. Sammy’s pureed garbanzo beans with lemon, tahini, garlic dip and extra virgin olive oil; costs $8.50-$11.95.

— Susan DeMaggio

Now In The Vernacular

mob-isode: noun. A short program, or the edited highlights from a longer program, designed to be watched on a small mobile screen such as a digital media player or a mobile phone. (Blend of mobile and episode.)

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Wish I Said That!

“Marge, don’t discourage the boy! Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It’s what separates us from the animals! Except the weasel.”

— Homer Simpson

True or False?

World War I started on June 28, 1914.

(True.) The spark that set off World War I was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914. Since a Serbian nationalist secret society was blamed for the death, Austria-Hungary immediately declared war on Serbia. Russia (bound by treaty to Serbia) backed Serbia. Germany (allied to Austria-Hungary by treaty) declared war on Russia. France (bound by treaty to Russia) found itself at war against Germany. Britain (allied to France by a loosely worded treaty that placed a “moral obligation” upon her to defend France) declared war against Germany on Aug. 4.

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Hot Ticket

San Diego’s Big Time Operator really swings when it comes to playing classic big band, Latin and original arrangements. Come hear it Sunday when the band takes the stage from 2 to 4 p.m. at Scripps Park at the La Jolla Cove. Don’t forget your lawn chairs or a blanket.