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Cirque du Soleil’s Volta walks the line between art and sport

Are gymnastics even really a sport? Is freestyle cycling?

The touring Cirque du Soleil show Volta performs at the Del Mar Fairgrounds until May 5. Coloring a loose, dystopian future narrative with ballet, aerial acrobatics, and freestyle bicycle stunts, the show presents a bit ...

Geography of a Horse Dreamer, Vernal pool walk on Lopez Bridge, Surfboard art, Little Saigon Stories, NWEAMO Electronic Music Festival

Events April 25-May 1, 2019

Thursday | 25 Geography of a Horse Dreamer Cody is chained to a bed, where he is being watched by gangsters. A radio announces action at local race track for horses. Cody keeps begging the ...

Mara Elliott warns city council on Brown Act

City employees accused of personal internet use, long breaks

Illegal secrecy San Diego city council members are at risk of breaking the state’s so-called open meeting law if they ask too many questions during closed-door sessions with mayor Kevin Faulconer about his behind-the-scenes dealings ...

Spring breakers flock to Rosarito

The thrill of Papas and Beer, Bombay Beach Club, Club Tequilas, Coco Beach

Any worries among local business that media reports and government warnings about violence in Mexico would scare away spring breakers were dispelled when college students flocked to Rosarito Beach in droves. “It’s not as bad ...

Car talk at the Concours D’Elegance in La Jolla

“I have 17 cars,” he says, “doesn’t everybody?”

She: “This is you in your element. I love it.” He: “I’ll show you another car I could have bought for $500,000...” The owner of a local Mercedes garage is showing a 1965 Pontiac GTO. ...

San Diego purveyors of hip-hop gear

Dr Dre, Ice Cube, Tribal Clothing, Snoop Dog, Writerz Block, Wild Style

Local sports team gear — an SD hip-hop first Word on the South Bay streets is much of the 619-based hip-hop movement started at the Vista Terrace Hills apartments in San Ysidro. “We’ve been repping ...

Restoring a 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster with Craig Hopkins

Judged at La Jolla Concours D’Elegance after seven years of reconstruction

Craig Hopkins of Dallas, Texas has a collection of model cars in a cabinet, organized “by how much I like them. This car is on the top row.” “This car” is his restored and very ...

Nostalgic about Mexican radio, angry about Soapy Joe's

The truth about classical music, airport bureaucrats, and Imperial Beach

Commoners’ guide to classical music Please, please, please let the essay/article on classical music be some kind of twisted satire (“Classical music not for dummies”, Classical Music, April 2). You have to train to understand ...

Colonel Sanders as a Coachella-bound influencer?

After all, they call it a “fortune” because luck has more to do with it than anything else.

Dear Hipster: What the heck do I have to do to become a multi-millionaire hipster Instagram influencer with lucrative contracts from big companies? I want free hotel stays, toys for my kids, treats for my ...

Anza-Borrego’s Lycium Wash via Split Mountain Road: a more primitive experience

Hike along an ancient sea bottom with multi-hued hillsides

Located south of Ocotillo Wells, Lycium Wash via Split Mountain Road is about 45 minutes from Anza Borrego Desert State Park’s Visitor Center, making it an ideal hike for those wishing to have a more ...