Jane Belanger

Jane Belanger is a Reader contributor. See staff page for published articles.

May Ten: Big Screen Anniversary Party at House of Blues

When I worked with the public radio station in town we were forbidden from handing out prizes on the air. ...

The Big Screen Movie Trivia Party: Group Photo

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/10/24188/ That's Scott Marks front and center. Thanks to all who attended, and to everyone who helped make it possible, ...

Le Dîner à San Diego: Evening in White

Le Dîner à San Diego will debut in San Diego this May. Inspired by Dîner en Blanc, the refined flash ...

Dotty Harry makes RNC's day

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/30/30573/ A man's got to know his limitations and Clint Eastwood's performance at the Republican National Convention earned him notices ...

Nothing Left to Lose

I’ve got drugs on the brain, mostly because of my current surroundings. I’m on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, to attend my man’s annual photographic art exhibition at the Granary Gallery and visit my in-laws, ...

Landmark Blows Out Ken's 100 Birthday Candles With a Yawn

The Big Screen was the first to break the news: Landmark's Ken Cinema will celebrate its 100th birthday this year. ...

velo333 Aug. 28, 2012 @ 8:43 a.m.

Yes, it is. My trust deed clearly identifies my property northwest of 30th and Adams, developed in 1915, as "University Heights." Postal code does matter in this case: San Diego 16, California. City maps were revised in the early '70s when C. Arnholt Smith and his cronies were buying up single family homes, razing them, and replacing them with full-lot six pack apartment buildings. At that time the eastern part of University Heights was transferred to the North Park Planning Commission for administration. University Heights was delineated on August 6, 1888 with Subdivision Map #558. Trapezoidal in shape, the subdivision is bounded by the south rim of Mission Valley, the canyon where SR163 is today on the west, and Boundary St. on the east. Boundary St. is named for the divisonal boundary between City of San Diego pueblo land and the land belonging to Mission San Diego de Alcalà. The physical boundary separating University Heights and Normal Heights was the now obliterated Wabash Canyon where I-805 is today. Revisionists take note.

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Ian Pike Oct. 3, 2012 @ 7:25 a.m.

I must be the only person in town who thinks that Pernicanos is a novelty, the real estate version of a decorative antique. I'd rather see it there, stoically refusing to accept the passage of time, than another Starbucks or Denny's.

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Happy 40th, San Diego Reader: whither Rodney Wanker?

So the Reader is 40 today, and to celebrate, they've put their first issue online. As the promo notes, "Among ...

Tempus Fugit

I'm not ready for Christmas music. I love it. Will listen to it all the time, when the calendar calls ...

angelsflight2 Dec. 4, 2012 @ 11:11 a.m.

After much work on my part, I submitted the refund request and got a partial refund. Getting the paperwork together and submitting it was such a hassle, it was obvious that as many impediments as possible were being put in the way of getting a full refund. It shouldn't have been so difficult. The illegal charge was itemized on each property tax bill. The assessor has computer records. In a grown-up world, the assessor's office should have been able to extract a list of people who were due refunds and automatically sent out checks or credits much in the same way it sends out bills. I too am disappointed by Todd Gloria's lack of leadership on behalf of his constituents. It seems like the residents of his district are "small time" when compared to the business interests and the city bigwigs he associates with. I expected more when we elected him.

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Another Truth that Sets Me Freer

when I was 12 years old, my oldest brother, who was 20 at the time and living at home while ...

Filner ends pot dispensary crackdown; U.S. Attorney Duffy yet to respond

Today’s move may position new Democratic San Diego mayor for head-on collision with Obama’s U.S. Attorney here

San Diego mayor Bob Filner, whose election was opposed last year by U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy, today told the city's ...

Atheist advocacy billboard erected in Lemon Grove

The San Diego Coalition of Reason, a collection of local groups of non-theists and church-state separation activists, has teamed up ...