By Charlene Baldridge
Anyone here not remember the plot of Richard O’Brien’s 1973 “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”? Soon after the show’s London debut, it was adapted into what became a classic cult film musical devoted to B movies and science fiction of earlier decades. Read More
By David Dixon
Garnett Bruce — director of the famed Opera de Montreal — returns to Downtown San Diego later this month to present Giacomo Puccini’s Italian opera, “Madama Butterfly.”
This will be the fourth time Bruce has staged the tragic story for the San Diego Opera and its fans. Read More
Neighborhood organizers concerned about the Mobility Plan
By Dave Fidlin
It has been touted as the next step toward making Downtown San Diego a community that is truly friendly toward bicyclists and pedestrians. Read More
By Diana Cavagnaro
Taking it to the sky
A fashion show and luncheon was held at the US Grant Hotel on March 2. The event began with a Champagne social hour and boutique shopping. Guests arrived in all shades of blue, in keeping with the theme, The Sky’s The Limit. Co-chairs were Kristi Pieper, Jacqueline Foster, Bib Herrmann, and the social chair was Margo Schwab and mistress of ceremonies Kelly Embry got the festivities started. One of the big moments of the afternoon was bringing the Spanos Family and San Diego Chargers to the stage for the Light of Hope Award. Read More
By Jake Romero | Gaslamp Landmarks
On Jan. 6, 1888, George J. Keating acquired the land that the future building that bears his name would eventually be built upon.
Keating, a successful partner in one of the world’s largest farm implement and equipment firms, Smith and Keating, came from Kansas City, Missouri, to San Diego with his wife Fannie in 1886. Read More
By Andy Cohen
In late February, the FBI sued Apple, Inc. to receive the company’s help in decrypting an iPhone 5c used by the couple who killed 14 people in a terror attack in San Bernardino last December. The FBI’s efforts to gain access to a password-protected and encrypted cell phone had utterly and completely failed to that point, and Apple has refused to cooperate. Read More
Chargers and mayor not on same page
By Scott Lewis
The Chargers asked Mayor Kevin Faulconer and hotel industry leaders over the past week to support a new ballot measure that would significantly raise the hotel-room tax and pave the way for a campus-style convention center and stadium in the East Village. Read More
By Ann Wilson | Growing Balboa Park
It’s spring! I do believe this is my favorite time of the year in Balboa Park. The gardens are at their colorful best, daylight lasts longer and the throngs of summer visitors have not yet arrived.
I urge you to take advantage of the season and take a stroll through our beautiful park. If you’re not sure where to go, take a tour. Park rangers lead tours of the park’s historical and botanical treasures every Tuesday and Saturday at 11 a.m., departing from the visitor’s center in the House of Hospitality on the Prado. Volunteers in the visitor’s center will also be happy to assist you and recommend things to do and places to see. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
The East Village welcomes its first fast-casual Mexican eatery with the arrival of Oscar’s Mexican Seafood, which has locations in Pacific Beach and Hillcrest. Owner Juan B. Montes De Oca seized the space that formerly housed Toast Enoteca. Read More
By Jeff Josenhans | Drink Shrink
Despite San Diego being the craft beer mecca that it is, you truly don’t see many lagers coming out of the San Diego region.
Traditionally, English style beers — such as the IPA, stout, brown ale, etc. — have dominated our local craft beer scene. On the other end of the spectrum, you have your mass-produced beers, dominated by lagers such as Corona, Bud, Heineken, and the list goes on … Read More
Three solutions for the conservative investor
By Taylor Schulte | Finance News
In January 2016, U.S. stocks posted the worst 10-day start to a year in history. And, while the stock market has moved upwards, it continues to be volatile, causing some investors to be fearful about putting their money in equities. Read More
LIA launches crowdfunding campaign to redesign Amici Park
By Christopher Gomez | Little Italy News
The Little Italy community has been hard at work to find a solution for the multi-use space known as Amici Park, where students of Washington Elementary School play and residents and their canine companions run. Read More
By Toni G. Atkins | Speaker Emeritus
It’s easy at the state capitol to get caught up in negotiations over precise bill language and amendments and so much legalese and legislative jargon. It’s an intense place. And then something happens that reminds us why we take it all so seriously. Read More
A lifetime of art
[Ref: “#ArtYouEnjoy,” Vol. 16, Issue 6, or at tinyurl.com/hhulhjs]
I enjoyed reading your story and learning about [her] family. I met Phylicia a week ago. I am a multimedia artist; I am 73 and still creating and producing my artwork. We moved from Julian to the city of San Diego almost two years ago. Read More
It’s alcohol awareness month
By Bob Elliott
The need to provide meaningful education on the dangers of underage drinking and drug use here in San Diego County has never been greater. And it is important to know that parents can play a significant role. Read More
Actress identifies with humorous but empathetic script
By David Dixon
A singing and dancing comedy about losing weight has become a surprise hit. Productions of “WaistWatchers the Musical!” have been staged since 2007 and a new one is now running at the Lyceum Space at Horton Plaza.
In Miss Cook’s Women’s Gym, a fitness instructor, Carla (Yvonne Brown), tries to help three of her clients get into shape and live a healthier lifestyle. She learns about the intimate private lives of the gym members. Read More
By Charlene Baldridge
Farce. Usually. Has. High absurdity content.
The U.S. premiere of Kenneth McLeish’s (1940-1997) English translation of Georges [sic] Feydeau’s “Now You See It,” is no exception. Farce is beloved at North Coast Repertory Theatre (NCRT), where it plays through March 20 in a splendid looking production directed by Bruce Turk. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
Aside from its priceless perch on San Diego Bay, everything at the 27-year-old Top of the Market is fresher than a fish out of water.
A roof fire in May closed down the iconic seafood restaurant as well as its casual ground-floor sibling, The Fish Market, which sustained less damage and reopened in August. The upstairs, however, didn’t spring back to life until December. It was given a costly facelift that coincided with the arrival of accomplished chef Stafford Mather, who revised 90 percent of the menu with specialty entrees that change daily. Read More
New GQA marketing director has big goals
By Dave Fidlin
After years of neglect, earnest efforts have been undertaken within the past three-plus decades — many of them notably successful — to restore the deep historic luster of the Gaslamp Quarter. Read More
By Dave Schwab
Fifty-four pairs of shoes lined the steps of City Hall on Feb. 2, signifying lives lost to traffic accidents in 2015, as community activists called upon the city to spend more money to make San Diego’s streets safer. Read More
Annual Cajun and Creole festival tickets now on sale
By Wendy Lemlin
May is still a few months away, but if you are a fan of Gator by the Bay, one of San Diego’s largest music and good time festivals, you’ll be happy to know that advance tickets for the popular four-day event have just gone on sale. Taking place May 5 – 8 at Spanish Landing Park on Harbor Drive, across from San Diego International Airport, the festival attracts participants from around the world. Read More
By Jeff Clemetson
“Good news” and “tax season” are phrases that are rarely seen together, but a new statewide program really is good news for low-income workers this tax season.
The California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) initiative is a cash-back tax credit that is new this year. The program was designed to complement the impact of the federal EITC by giving an additional check to the most vulnerable low-income workers. Read More
By Chris Gomez
Spring is in the air and with warm weather comes more outdoor activities to do with your family in Little Italy. We encourage you to come experience San Diego’s culturally vibrant neighborhood for yourself! Read More