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Letter sent by San Diego Opera board members today

March 28, 2014 Dear Ian and Karen, We as Board members believe the following information is essential to understanding the current situation of the San Diego Opera and to knowledgeably participate in Board meetings that ...

March 28, 2014
Eleven opera board members demand information

Eleven irate members of the San Diego Opera board held a private meeting Wednesday. They will be sending out a letter to the other 47 board members this afternoon. "We have to have the information ...

March 28, 2014
Seaport Deli: Is there happy hour after happy hour?

It's about the sunset. The water. The squawking gulls. The magician disappearing balloons down his throat. Say what? Oh, and the food ain't bad either. I'd just missed happy hour at the Cheesecake Factory, across ...

An operatic death

Opera is dying, opera is dying, opera is dying! Ticket sales are down across the country from San Francisco to The Met. In a recent interview I had with Ferruccio Furlanetto, he mentioned that things ...

March 28, 2014
What is the name of this funk-bound train? Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings!

A soul revue of eight airtight musicians travels through groovy songs showcasing two strutting backup singers. If the crowd is already gyrating with joy and anticipation when the lead singer arrives, her hands held high ...

March 28, 2014
Zapf eludes O.B. Town Council

It's not uncommon for a roster of participants in a debate for elected office to include a representative for one of the candidates. Last October, when a previous engagement prevented Nathan Fletcher from attending a ...

Serving soul food since the beginning

"Ain't nothing fancy about this place except me!" says Barbara Harris, the ebullient and charismatic lady behind Sister Pee Wee's Soul Food. And she's right. If anything's changed about the modest lunch- and dinner-counter over ...

Gloria and Goldsmith vindicated so far

Open government advocates' hopes for transparent government were partially shut on Thursday when California's appellate court overturned a Santa Clara County judge's ruling that deemed private email messages and text messages pertaining to government business ...

March 28, 2014
Hacker attacking Israeli group gets 15 months

On Thursday (March 27), a computer hacker who had lived — and was briefly jailed — in San Diego was sentenced to 15 months in prison by a St. Louis federal judge. Jonathan Cowden had ...

March 28, 2014
Twenty-three percent at UCSD experienced "exclusionary" conduct, survey says

The results are in and UCSD has received a generally passing grade in the University of California's recently released "Campus Climate Assessment Project" survey, though there are some downsides. "The purpose of the survey was ...

March 28, 2014
Atlas by Real Estate

The instant “Had to Hear” begins, you welcome back the awaited jangle of Real Estate. The indie-pop band of the moment knows exactly what you expect of them and their third LP delivers. So much ...

March 28, 2014
La Mesa resident exposed to e-cigarette smoke at restaurant

The La Mesa City Council on March 25 rejected Mayor Art Madrid's request to modify the city's smoking ordinance to ban electronic cigarettes in parks and other locations where smoking is prohibited. Madrid joined in ...

March 28, 2014
Dos Desperados comes out with guns blazing

These desperados have been tough to track down. Rather than drum up pre-open hype, Steve and Dora Munson have channeled their husband-and-wife energies into quietly establishing their plot a block north of San Marcos’ Restaurant ...

March 28, 2014
Kraftwerk performs The Man-Machine in 3D

Although it was tempting, I decided that it was not worth the time, hassle, and money to see Kraftwerk play Coachella in 2008, since, frankly, they were the only band in the lineup that I ...

March 28, 2014
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