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Latino Film Festival Q&A with crew of Levantamuertos

Friday was a grand night for moviegoing at this year’s San Diego Latino Film Festival, where I had the pleasure of introducing a couple of pictures on behalf of the San Diego Film Critics Society. ...

Strike called off at UCSD hospitals

Four percent raise, limits on contract workers.

An eleventh-hour settlement has averted yet another strike on the University of California's medical campuses, including hospitals in Hillcrest and La Jolla. The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees union local 3299, which ...

Documentary at La Paloma: Surfers travel to Aleutian island

Hunting season over, winter storms pending.

Playing to two shows at the La Paloma Theatre on March 22, Surfer magazine presented the San Diego County premier of its new film, The Cradle of Storms. The 25-minute documentary follows three West Coast ...

North Park memorial for 1978 PSA crash that killed 144

Relatives want more than small plaques

Aside from the 22 newer homes and buildings in North Park, a newcomer to San Diego would never know that on September 25, 1978 a total of 144 people died as the result of a ...

Dumanis set to open TV ad war

Embattled District Attorney lays out big cash for pre-primary television spots.

San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, beset by a well-funded opponent and a high profile federal case against a wealthy political backer, is laying out big bucks for television spots prior to June's primary election. ...

The unimaginable depth of Japanese cuisine

Finding it exotic all over again

I love Japanese food, and I have eaten a lot of Japanese food. But if a recent visit to Izakaya Sakura proved anything, it's that I've developed a sort of Japanese comfort zone, and it's ...

Pacific Brewing Company set to open

This weekend marks grand opening for new Miramar brewery

I’ve made it a focus to meet brewing entrepreneurs in the earlier stages of their brewery start-ups. Such was the case with Andrew Heino and Chris Chalmers, former Stone Brewing Co. brewers staking out together ...

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