Content for Sunday, September 24, 2017

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San Diego's serious music

Harry Partch, Gustavo Romero, Diamanda Galas, Pacific Strings, inside the opera, best organs, best pianos, the composer, the concertmaster, the piano tuner, the tenor, the symphony player’s wife

The Partch Reverberations The instruments are in varying states of sickness and health. While some can be replaced – improved even, as is the case with the New Boo built by local composer Cris Forster ...

Hotter water for San Diego's fire department

State commission launched gender-discrimination investigation

An emergency medical technician for the City of San Diego says the fire department denied her a job because of her gender. Nicole Pappas filed a lawsuit against the department on September 13 for discrimination, ...

Me, a grown man, enjoying a cake pop

North Park treats for graduation, wedding, Easter

My latest dessert quest took me to North Park, where novelty cake curator The Cake Pop Shop recently opened its first storefront. Already known among wedding planners, the business has a knack for crafting decorative ...

Autumn trademarks in San Diego — dense fog and Chinese flame trees

November is our real fall

Chinese Flame Trees are now displaying colorful clusters of orange, reddish, or salmon-pink seed pods. Good specimens line the south end of Balboa Drive in Balboa Park and Lake Murray Boulevard through San Diego’s San ...

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