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German Currents Film Festival, October 14-15

Think high tide, not slack water when the German Currents Film Festival returns to the Museum of Photographic Arts on October 14-15, bringing with it five films to celebrate its seventh year. Saturday evening’s opening ...

Short-lived TV shows made here

If Netflix's Ted Sarandos reads this...

Simon & Simon was a buddy detective series set in San Diego that ran for eight seasons on CBS during the ’80s. Veronica Mars put a teenage girl in a noirish milieu and managed three ...

Interview with a Balboa Park transient

"I thought there was doors into the bridge but they are locked."

Back in 2007, it was reported that a group of transients was evicted from inside the columns of Cabrillo Bridge. A photograph featured in an article showed a makeshift apartment inside the bridge complete with ...

Transients block access to Cabrillo Bridge interior

They come and go via manholes in Balboa Park landmark

"We've had some transients living in the bridge," Balboa Park operations district manager Mario Llanos said last month. "They're going in and out of the manholes on the bridge, so I'm not sure what we ...

Special events aren't so special for Sixth Avenue residents

"There are times we're blown away with 100 decibels."

A topic of discussion at Balboa Park Committee's July meeting was that of noise along the western edge of Balboa Park, also known as the West Mesa. Specifically, noise from special events that are causing ...

Balboa Park Photos

In 1915 a lagoon was below ...

Balboa Park - Harvest Moon

Sun setting through the California Tower

a 360 Panorama of Balboa Park ...

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