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News & Stories

Excalibur, A Knight’s Tale

Excalibur was released when I was rekindling my interest in armor that began when I was ten. Excalibur’s “look” departed from earlier films: the armor had weight, affected the actors’ movements.... Excalibur treated armor respectfully ...

November 14, 2013
Construction begins on Oceanside's grand entrance

After years of planning, Oceanside has finally begun its long-planned streetscape program for its main entrance into downtown. Mission Avenue, between Horne Street and Coast Highway, was closed to two-way traffic on November 12. K-rail ...

November 14, 2013
Much Ado About Nothing: Old Globe/USD Graduate Theatre Program

Shakespeare loves to build a scene or a state of mind, then flip it, in a heartbeat, to its opposite. In the olden days, this was called a volte face — an about face — ...

November 14, 2013
Tuna tune-up

My friend Sorin and I have come through the sunny doors of Ryan Bros Coffee here in Barrio Logan. Beautiful place they gutted after taking over from Chuey's old school Mexican bar/eatery/dance spot and transformed ...

Ocean Beach talks about the next 30 years

Over 60 people turned out for the Ocean Beach Town Council’s “town hall” meeting at the Masonic Lodge on November 13. Attendees were there to help decide how to shape the community over the next ...

November 14, 2013
Chargers Coach McCoy: "The City of San Diego doesn't much care for losers, but what they really hate are winners."

"You ever hear of the San Diego Gulls?" asks Chargers Head Coach Mike McCoy as he cracks open a frosty can of Amstel Light. "Hockey team. They were around for eight seasons in the '90s ...

How Qualcomm got a UCSD institute named after itself

Millions of dollars of free publicity and good will have been garnered since cell-phone-chip-making giant Qualcomm, Inc., made the fortuitous 1997 move to pay the City of San Diego a mere $18 million for two ...

November 14, 2013
City sued over petition drive to overturn Barrio Logan plan

San Diego's shipping industry has waged an all-out assault on the newly adopted Community Plan Update for Barrio Logan. A handful of large shipping-related businesses such as General Dynamics (NASSCO), BAE Systems, Continental Maritime, and ...

November 14, 2013
Better than Hawaii?

Puerto Rico offers a better travel experience than Hawaii - it is more accessible to visitors, more wildly beautiful, friendlier, less expensive, and has a rhythmic undercurrent that is infectious, lively, delicious and mindbending. San ...

November 14, 2013
And the last Blockbuster rental is...

Oh, for the sweet irony of someone choosing Last Tango in Paris or The Last Temptation of Christ — two titles that Blockbuster refused to let sully its shelves in their original form, if at ...

November 14, 2013
The trio helming El Cajon’s URBN St. Brewing Co.

When El Cajon Brewing Company opened in 2011, there was some degree of professional brewing experience, but none where it came to operating a craft beer production business. Due mostly to that lack of experience, ...

November 14, 2013
Insurance or documentaries?

Charles Ives was a New England insurance actuary and executive. He worked for a few companies before founding Ives & Co., which later became Ives and Myrick. Ives structured life insurance policies in such a ...

November 14, 2013
Little Leucadia post office to close?

The United States Postal Service, in an effort to reduce continuing losses, has been looking to close, consolidate, or downsize several area post offices. While the possible closures of the La Jolla, Mission Valley, and ...

Don't sing with your mouth full

It’s no secret that music and food are a good match, so aficionados may want to check out the second volume of the Listen Local cookbook, featuring 75 recipes and 30 tunes from San Diego–based ...

November 14, 2013
Revised Harbor Island plan adds hotels

The Port of San Diego has completed an environmental study that could serve as a precursor to expanded development on the east side of Harbor Island. As many as three hotels and 500 rooms may ...

November 14, 2013
San Diego's Berkley Hart re-create The Last Waltz

On Saturday, November 16, the 809-seat Poway Center for the Performing Arts will be the site of, The Last Waltz, a re-creation of the last concert by the Band, as filmed by Martin Scorsese in ...

November 14, 2013
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