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June 8's Mainly Mozart: Handel, Mozart, Mendelssohn

On Saturday, June 8, The Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra exploded into the Balboa Theatre with a performance of Handel’s Royal Fireworks Music, thereby opening their five-concert series with music director Michael Francis. Full disclosure: I ...

June 12, 2019
Azam Ahmed travels the entire US-Mexico border to discuss “magical thinking” of immigration

Azam Ahmed, the New York Times bureau chief for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, was in town recently, after traveling the entire US-Mexico border, from Brownsville/Matamoros to San Diego/Tijuana. He talked about how it ...

June 12, 2019
Little Shop of Horrors: Roger Corman’s best B movie

Like the undercard of a title fight, a B Movie in the 1930s was the show nobody had come to see, but watched anyway because it was included with the price of the ticket. Thus, ...

June 12, 2019
Lee Blessing’s A Walk in the Woods: the forging of a friendship under stressful, high-stakes circumstances

It defies imagination that two hours listening to two people talking about arms negotiations could be watchable, let alone highly engaging. But playwright Lee Blessing has a keen insight into human nature and a benevolence ...

June 12, 2019
The Weight Band, John Ferguson, River Trail Group ride, Archery, Renaissance costumes, and BBQ, Taste of Little Italy

Thursday | 13 The Weight Band Led by Jim Weider, a 15-year former member of The Band and Levon Helm’s group, The Weight Band originated in 2013 inside the Woodstock barn where Levon Helm and ...

June 12, 2019
San Diego city data employee stays at ZaZa, risqué fantasy hotel

Decadent dungeon Serena Blanks, a data center manager for the city of San Diego, was off on a mid-May overnight excursion to Houston, Texas, where she was put up in the city’s luxury four-star Hotel ...

June 12, 2019
Reader writer concludes he is his father's son

All my friends have settled down/ Become their mothers and their fathers without a sound… — Cowboy Junkies, “A Horse in the Country” I saved the audiobook of Michael Brendan Daugherty’s memoir My Father Left ...

June 12, 2019
Abortion wars at UCSD

Fallaciously balanced ARE YOU KIDDING??? I know you’re not a first-line journalistic organization, but how on earth could you consider publishing anything whose main source is The Center for Medical Progress (“UCSD researchers use organs ...

June 12, 2019
Whether to kill San Diego mountain lions

At approximately 2:30 pm on May 27 (Memorial Day), a 4-year-old boy was attacked by a mountain lion in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve. The child survived the attack and was transported to Rady Children’s Hospital ...

Melvin Parker: making “The Block” TV show for “ourselves”

“I want to start my own network.” Melvin Parker reckons it was these words that won him a scholarship to study broadcasting. But that turned out to be just the beginning of a two-decade struggle ...

June 12, 2019
Mitigating climate change with more than #NODAPL protests

Dear Hipster: How do we make mitigating climate change hip in the sense of people actually doing something about it? Yeah, they may post a few things on Insta or RT, but how do we ...

June 12, 2019
LA politician Manchester Boddy dug five ponds, built greenhouses, to create Wilderness Gardens Preserve

For a brief time in the 20th century, the Wilderness Gardens property was owned and named by Manchester Boddy, a Los Angeles politician, publisher, and horticulturist. For his “wilderness,” he dug five ponds, built greenhouses ...

June 12, 2019
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