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Instagram cat influencer or guest spot on Ellen as a parrot who can sing renditions of Beyoncé songs in Spanglish?

Imagine the possibilities!

Hey Hipster: Would it be better to get reincarnated as a cat who’s famous on Instagram or a parrot who gets to be on Ellen (but only for one day) because it learns how to ...

Sweat: There are no successful victims

“They took our jobs!”

Sweat is a great example of a play written for people who go to the theater but about people who would never go to the theater. In other words, this is a “blue-state” playwright writing ...

Melissa and Jon Block welcome you to the first Tiny House village in San Diego

You use less energy, you regain a kind of intimacy, you talk more, you’re closer to nature and each other

Right next to the harpists’ colony, you spot an odd sight. At first, among the trees, it looks like an RV park. But then you realize: there’s no RV in here. It’s all houses. Lilliputian ...

A lot of speechifying in Lynn Nottage’s Sweat

The script calls for all the characters to be far too angry for far too long.

This should have been a good story. Writer Lynn Nottage went to Reading, Pennsylvania — one of the poorest cities in the country — to talk to people about the effects of de-industrialization on the ...

Garden of the Dead reborn, Old Town Cinco De Mayo, San Diego Birds, Animales Nocturnos, Nocturnal, The Church

Events May 2-May 8, 2019

Thursday | 2 Garden of the Dead reborn Local “History Alive” series continues with historian Alexander Bevil on the importance of the “Garden of the Dead,” known as “The Franciscan Garden,” located at the foot ...

San Diego political ethics fines down in 2018, but why?

Voice of San Diego defends Jacobs pull-out from Balboa Park

Black box for corruption Political ethics are improving at San Diego’s city hall — if last year’s drastic drop in financial penalties meted out by the city ethics commission is an accurate gauge. There could ...

Some bad news for the Vista Home Boys

The phone call from jail that alarmed police

San Diego County law enforcement invaded the apartment of known gangster Jose Antonio Sorto, Jr. in April of 2018. They believed that the man, better known as Stomps, controlled most of the meth flowing into ...

Why so many pedestrian accidents in San Diego?

The fatal 15 intersections upgraded

A week doesn’t go by without news of a hit-and-run or a near miss caused by a speeding driver. Residents on the Mount Streets in Clairemont have reported parked cars in front of homes getting ...

Phyllis and Robbie Robinson’s harp heaven

From the Beatles to the Beach Boys... people have been playing harps for at least 5000 years

I’m halfway up Mount Laguna, walking off the Sunrise Highway into a little house on the edge of the forest. Through the gate, up redwood steps, through another gate. An elderly lady appears at the ...

Why the Uber-Lyft confusion at airport

Santee lover, Chevy Cavalier lover, scooter hater

Spotty holiday FYI, The staff of [San Diego County Regional Airport Authority] were off in honor of Cesar Chavez holiday thus reason nobody answered the phone (“Message at airport on Uber-Lyft staging area a joke?” ...

Monica’s black bangs and bell sleeves ensemble from Forever 21, Aldo, Topshop and Target

Casual enough for downtown errands, but also very sophisticated

One sunny Friday morning on the way to work, I decided to stop and get an iced latte from one of my favorite coffee shops, Copa Vida in East Village, just north of Petco Park. ...

Dredging large dirt parking lot opened up the tidal flow for San Dieguito Lagoon

Today the lagoon is full of plant and bird life

San Dieguito Lagoon is the largest of San Diego County’s six lagoons and is part of the 92,000-acre San Dieguito River Park. The park contains the Coast to Crest Trail, which will eventually run from ...

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