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San Diego Public Library calls Cut! on Film Forum

31-year-old film-screening series ends

The new Central Library opened its doors on September 30, 2013, with what appeared to be a commitment to the Film Forum screening series. The morning email brought dire tidings for one of our town’s ...

Cervecita bien costarricense

San Diegans return from Costa Rica to start Pure Project

When Jesse Pine and his wife Agi moved from San Diego to Costa Rica three years ago, they found a craft-beer scene in its infancy. "It was kind of a struggle, because you could really ...

Taking care of planet Earth is a moral thing

Pope's climate message to be echoed at multiple-faith gathering tonight

The latest local climate action group to launch, dubbed San Diego Coalition to Preserve our Common Home, gathered on the steps of Saint Joseph Cathedral downtown on Thursday morning (September 24) to cheer on Pope ...

San Diego sheriff's costly overtime overpay

Nearly half of sampled approval records missing and can't be verified

San Diego taxpayers may have been taken for a costly ride over excess overtime pay awarded to county workers, including those in the sheriff's department, says a newly released August 21 report by county chief ...

North County millionaires' buyers market

Slowdown or just a blip in normally robust real estate sales?

Are rising post-recession real estate prices starting to crack? Yes, for high-end properties, says inland North County realtor Suzan Isber. “Three weeks ago we started noticing sellers of million-dollar-plus properties not getting their asking price. ...

Is it worth the wait at Panama 66?

“When my sandwich arrived, all of my irritation faded away.”

Two women who work from home walk into a bar, find a huge crowd, and suddenly realize it’s Friday. “I usually avoid going out on Friday nights,” I say, as we take in the long ...

Free night of Stooges & Marx Brothers on October 1

Punch Drunks and Pop Goes the Easel topped by Duck Soup

“Do you really want to spend your 60th birthday showing movies?” inquires a concerned Jo Ellen Brantferger, regional publicity director for the Angelika Film Center. You ask me that? The idea has been growing in ...

English is the business at Conversation Café

San Carlos library makes a spot for melting pot

Between the hours of 2 and 4 p.m. on Thursdays, the San Carlos Library community room becomes the English Conversation Café, a program that gives nonnative speakers the opportunity to practice English. The program led ...

Music video number zwei

Beethoven, Mahler, and — Dudamel!

How do we get to music video number zwei in our curated playlist? We started with Beethoven's Fifth and then we found out about Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic creating a Fifth virtual ...

SD climate plan moving backward or forward?

Association of governments' vision at odds with city's aims, say activists

The long-controversial transit plan inching toward implementation by the San Diego Association of Governments, dubbed San Diego Forward, could actually move the city backward when it comes to meeting pollution goals set by its own ...

Surf and dye in Imperial Beach

Scripps drops 30 gallons of colorant into ocean to monitor currents

Morning beachgoers in Imperial Beach on September 23rd found surprising colors in the ocean after bright pink tracer dye was released by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in an experiment to study the movement of ...

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