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Content for Thursday, August 14, 2014

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Leslie Zemeckis on Siamese twins, life on the midway, and directing Bound by Flesh

I’m old enough to have had a chance to witness an actual “freak show.” Chicago’s legendary Riverview Amusement Park played home to one such production right up until their gates were shuttered in 1967. At ...

August 14, 2014
Ian Campbell blasted in opera magazine

The September edition of Opera News, the magazine for opera lovers published by the Metropolitan Opera Guild, has a long, sizzling investigative piece on the demise and (hopefully) rebirth of San Diego Opera. Ian Campbell, ...

August 14, 2014
Gourmet, you say?

Maybe it's just me, but the term "gourmet hot dog" conjures an image of a guy in a white-tie tuxedo peering through a quizzing glass at a cocktail wiener, probably muttering something along the lines ...

Trial for Los Angeles man accused of killing mom in Solana Beach to begin

A Los Angeles man accused of beating his mother to death in her million-dollar Solana Beach home more than four years ago is set to go on trial this month. Potential jurors are expected to ...

August 14, 2014
Fracking the ocean blue

A group of protesters organized by environmental organizations SanDiego350 and the Center for Biological Diversity, some donning mock hazmat suits, gathered Wednesday morning outside the Catamaran Resort on Mission Bay. Inside, the California Coastal Commission ...

August 14, 2014
Dig a hole: the Merrie side of Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall, who died this week at the age of 89, was one of the few movie stars to be twice immortalized in Warner Bros. “Merrie Melodies” cartoons, one of which bore her name in ...

August 14, 2014
Could San Diego save the Met?

With the first of a few benefit concerts for San Diego Opera coming up in a few weeks, let's talk a little bit about what has happened in San Diego and what is happening in ...

August 14, 2014
Pave it

After hearing hours of commentary both in favor of and against a proposed multibillion-dollar expansion of Interstate 5 in North County, members of the California Coastal Commission gave their blessing to the plan. The plan ...

August 14, 2014
Big money gambling emporium gets Brown break

The traditionally free-spending Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians has received a financial break from Jerry Brown, to whose political friends and causes the Alpine casino and hotel owner has long contributed. In an August 13 ...

August 14, 2014
SD pension mess hits Journal's front page

On the front page of today's (August 14) Wall Street Journal is a story titled, "Facing a Pension Shortfall, San Diego Dials Up the Risk." The article tells how the county's pension fund, only 79 ...

August 14, 2014
Top 10: From a first-hand, encyclopedic knowledge of theater

Welton Jones began writing about theater while a student at Texas A&M, in 1957. He’d been drawn to the arts since childhood, but when he wrote that first review, he’d only seen one play “that ...

August 14, 2014
You’re totally coming to our housewarming party

Upon meeting Steve Lettow at his El Cajon home, I immediately notice two pink flowers and a small green leaf tangled in his hair. When I point them out, he says, “Sometimes it’s worse. When ...

August 14, 2014
Spellchecking for dollars

Teresa Poole, from UCSD Extension, explains how you can become a copyeditor. First, please tell me about yourself. I am the program manager for several certificate programs here at UC San Diego Extension, one of ...

August 14, 2014
Sneak Peek: Toolbox Brewing Company

When it comes to breweries, Vista’s motto is “come one, come all.” The City has embraced the budding craft beer industry and is currently home to 10 operating brewhouses. Come the end of the month, ...

August 14, 2014
Are you ready for a football job?

Even if you’re too skinny or the wrong sex to make it as a linebacker in the NFL you can still have a career in football. With a background in everything from public relations to ...

Pride flag funding problem?

The Hillcrest Community Foundation, the group in charge of collecting donations for Hillcrest's Pride Flag monument, may soon be the subject of an investigation by California's attorney general's office. According to an email obtained by ...

August 14, 2014
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