Balboa Park

The maddening inconsistency of Balboa Park busking

“Hotel California” is the busker’s “Freebird.”

“As long as the buskers are getting along with each other and not fighting…everything is fine,” said Chet Harrison, a guitarist and fiddle player who makes his living as a busker in San Diego. “The ...

Politicians stand up for deported veterans

"Every American can look at this issue...and know that this isn't fair."

A group of advocates for veterans and local politicians gathered in Balboa Park on Monday morning (September 19) to call attention to the plight of servicemembers who, after receiving honorable discharges following their military service, ...

Run over in Balboa Park

Settlement of $1 million; victim's back broken in several places

A 52-year-old man who was sleeping in Balboa Park when a park ranger drove over him will receive a $1 million settlement from the city, it was decided Tuesday (September 13). Derrick Marable was sleeping ...

Love’s Labor’s Lost in the towering eucalypti of the Old Globe’s festival stage

Talk the talk

The Old Globe’s got a charmer on its outdoor stage. Director Kathleen Marshall, scenic designer John Lee Beatty, Peter Golub’s original music, and a uniformly fine cast turn Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor’s Lost into a Greenbelt ...

San Diego High land-lease ballot measure discredited

"They say, 'trust us.' That means trouble."

Opponents have filed their opposition letter pertaining to a ballot measure that, if passed, would extend San Diego High School's land lease in Balboa Park. The letter, written by Balboa Park Heritage Association president David ...

Meteor Shower — this is a play by Steve Martin, after all

One night in Ojai...

Laura suffers from “Exploding Head Syndrome.” A mere soupçon of stress and — ka-bloooey!

State fines Plaza de Panama project consultant

Technicality, says Gordon David Kovtun of KCM Group

The State of California's labor commissioner has fined the lead consultant on the Plaza de Panama project $19,200 for hiring unlicensed contractors and failing to issue pay stubs to two employees. According to a complaint ...

Steady as she goes on proposed Balboa Park project

City attorney advises seeking opinion from Fair Political Practices Commission

The San Diego city attorney's office has cleared the way for the city to rehire Plaza de Panama building consultant KCM Group to complete design work on the controversial Cabrillo Bridge bypass road in Balboa ...

Hipster sensibilities

Most of the jokes in Sense and Sensibility are pretty subtle....

It’s not every day that a musical adaptation of English Regency drama comes chock full of hipster jokes. But, Paul Gordon’s Sense and Sensibility at the Old Globe, directed by Barbara Gaines, made me stop ...

The Old Globe arrests the dead butcher Macbeth and his fiend-like queen

Evil aflame

Macbeth knows how to kill, but he has never committed murder and fears the consequences.

Trolley Dances 2015

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