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I gioielli della Madonna, a new old opera

A new recording of Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's old-fashioned jewel

Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari is a name we might not recognize. An upcoming release of his opera I gioielli della Madonna has him pinging on my esoteric radar. I gioielli della Madonna, The Jewels of the Madonna, ...

Public Utilities Commission reopens San Onofre case

Admits they "undermined public confidence in the agency"

In a surprise move, the California Public Utilities Commission today (May 9) reopened the 2014 agreement by which ratepayers got stuck with $3.3 billion of costs related to the sudden closing of the San Onofre ...

Rockers with walkers

Coachella grounds will host two Desert Trip weekends this fall

The band that once put on their own free show at Altamont with drugged-out bikers as security now rolls a little differently. Anticipated demand for the Rolling Stones (along with The Who, Neil Young, Paul ...

Mission Brewery on the 50-yard line?

After expansion, "Suddenly they want to put a stadium on top of us."

On April 25th Mission Brewery debuted a new tasting-room extension, adding 5400 square feet to the 20-thousand-plus it occupies in East Village's historic Wonder Bread building. Only two days prior, the San Diego Chargers officially ...

One oar in the water

Bali "high" or just a little dingy?

May 7 — HP responded to a dinghy that was adrift near the Shelter Island fishing pier. The dinghy was impounded at the HP Impound dock. — HP responded to the shoreline near the Bali ...

Can San Diego’s big GOP money beat the NFL?

Mission Valley special interests regroup for well-financed frontal attack

Gauntlets are being hurled, but who is footing the bill of the throwers? The question is being asked by those tracking the byzantine political money war over a new tax-funded downtown luxury venue for the ...

Plane hits bird at Lindbergh, lands, lands again in Phoenix

Houston, there was a problem — two problems with flight 1451

San Diegan Todd Sturtz thought he would be in Houston in time for his business lunch date when his United Airlines flight 1451 pulled out of Lindbergh Field on the morning of May 9. Within ...

Movie Madness with Scott Marks

Kensington-Talmadge Community Association dinner May 19

Last year’s presentation at the presumptive Kensington Video farewell dinner met with such little negative response, the good folks at the Kensington-Talmadge Community Association have invited me back as their guest speaker at this year’s ...

Resurrect the bird

The Crack Shack is all things chicken and egg

For decades, chicken has gotten a bad rap. Looked down upon by sophisticated palates, this lean and mild meat is routinely dismissed as the vodka of proteins. Growing up, all of the chicken that I ...

Marine Safety Center greenlighted for Moonlight Beach

Don't call it a "lifeguard station" — it's got a pole, mini cop-shop, and animal-rescue pen

Eleven years in the making, a new Encinitas lifeguard tower at Moonlight Beach finally got the green light. The city’s planning commission unanimously approved it last week. The new “Marine Safety Center” was conceptually approved ...

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