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Will San Diego survive a fall without classical music?

It’s August, a month in which I usually begin to look forward to the Masterworks Season at the San Diego Symphony. However, in my opinion, there will be no fall concerts this year. One of ...

August 5, 2020
Alison Tummond: preventing summer’s silent killer

Alison Tummond has devoted her swimming career to teaching babies not to drown. I met her tackling actual ocean waves here where she was cooling down after Arizona’s punishing heat. “Bode Miller’s daughter Emeline drowned, ...

August 5, 2020
More palm greasers’ help wanted

More palm greasers’ help wanted Faced with a housing meltdown aggravated by Covid-19, the San Diego Housing Commission is preparing to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars not on new residential units but to retain ...

August 5, 2020
Hard times for San Diego County cities

San Marcos City Manager Jack Griffin begins his annual June letter to the mayor and city council, “It is kind of my pleasure to submit the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Operations and Maintenance Budget.” That “kind ...

More on Orange County vs. Del Mar fair money

Ollie’s joyful legacy In many respects we make San Diego our second home. We are here five or six times a year and find a tremendous sense of peace and serenity. We are certain that ...

August 5, 2020
Treetop Tutoring Center: Jeanne Volk‘s triple tutoring whammy

For Jeanne Volk, it was a triple whammy. “I had been teaching fourth graders for 20 years, out of the same classroom. I loved it, but I was thinking of change, about maybe starting a ...

August 5, 2020
Pandemic dating smalltalk

Dear Hipster: When are you going to cover that mugshot of yours in the Reader with a mask? You could just draw one on that supposed likeness of you. — Sam King, El Cajon You ...

August 5, 2020
As COVID-19 lockdown lifted, mayoral fundraising delivered better results

How much of a hit has the coronavirus pandemic inflicted on San Diego political fundraising? Based on a comparison of first-half 2020 campaign contributions versus the 2016 take, a sizable but not overwhelming one, partially ...

August 4, 2020
Corner Chicken spices up East Village

Coronavirus isn’t the only thing going around. Nashville hot chicken is really catching on in San Diego. Years after conquering Los Angeles, the spicy take on fried chicken has been showing up all over town ...

Olive Street pocket park weathers appeal by adjacent home owner

An appeal of the environmental determination for the Olive Street park in the uptown area was defeated by a unanimous vote of the San Diego City Council last Tuesday. City staff had determined that the ...

August 4, 2020
Vista squeezes pot clinics with 4375 percent fee rise

By playing by the rules and turning in an estimated $175,000 a month in extra tax dollars the city of Vista has rewarded its six pot dispensaries with a remarkable thank you gift. “They told ...

Covid-19 casts a pall over San Diego political money

The failed campaign for this year's Measure C posted the city's biggest cash haul during the first half of this year. The measure would have hiked the tax on hotel stays in the city of ...

August 3, 2020
Cigarette smokers across the border take a hit

During the first three months of the COVID-19 health emergency beginning in March, “sales of cigarettes in Mexico were “extinguished by 45 percent, [an equivalent to] 254.5 million packs,” reported El Financiero on July 27. ...

August 3, 2020
Ocean Beach – San Diego's last true neighborhood

Pros and cons of berms – shelter for homeless, backwash for surfers The sand berms are up in Ocean Beach. For some it signals the beginning of winter when kids can be seen boarding down ...

Björk Live from Reykjavik, Zoonotic Diseases of Marine Mammals

Sunday | 9 Björk Live From Reykjavik Icelandic pop star Björk livestreams three matinee performances, staged before a live audience at Reykjavík’s Harpa Hall. The concerts showcase Icelandic musicians with whom Björk has worked over ...

August 2, 2020

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