Scott Ellis

Articles by Scott Ellis

San Diego's onset of winter things to do

Star Wars party, Dave Koz, ugly sweaters and beer, ice skating in Del Mar

Thursday | 14 Star Wars: the Last Jedi Get in on a private screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But first, a party at the Fleet. Meet R2D2 and hang out with Stormtroopers from ...

Tons of Christmasy things to do

Frosty Farm, The Nutcracker, Parade of Lights, Lessons & Carols...

Thursday | 7 Prophets of Rage At first it may seem an unlikely pairing — players from Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave teaming up with members of Public Enemy and Cypress Hill. But Rage ...

Blood-red flowers, blood-red sunsets

Try Soledad, Helix, Cowles, Woodson for sun viewing

Poinsettias, a favorite of backyard gardeners, are now exhibiting their scarlet, petal-like bracts, just in time for the holidays. The onset of 14-hour-long nights triggers their behavior: In San Diego this condition is met just ...

Bill Murray, Jewel, and those December Nights

Lots to do in December

Friday | 1 Bill Murray, Jan Vogler, and Friends: New Worlds It’s a safe bet that SNL original-cast-member-turned-movie-star Bill Murray has never bored anyone with a conversation, let alone a performance. His appearance at the ...

Ephemeral snow in Cuyamaca and on Palomar

But shore birds everywhere

Cross-Country Skiers are in for a short-lived treat this month through February if winter storms intense enough to drop several inches to two feet of snow hit San Diego County’s higher mountains. As the clouds ...

Trot like a turkey and learn about honey badgers

Things to do over Thanksgiving weekend

Thursday | 23 O’side Turkey Trot “Move your feet before you eat!” is the annual refrain at the O’side Turkey Trot 10K Run/5K/15K, kids run/walk, and Senior 1-Mile. Includes a costume contest with a $300 ...

Freemont cottonwoods and why rainbows come now

The sun never gets higher than 42 ̊

The Fremont Cottonwoods along the San Diego River in Mission Gorge are now showing their best tawny foliage. You can park at the Old Mission Dam historic site or the Mission Trails Regional Park visitor ...

New to San Diego this week: Global Winter Wonderland

Plus David Sedaris, San Diego Bay Wine + Food, and Art of Élan

Thursday | 16 David Sedaris David Sedaris returns with social critiques that have made him one of America’s preeminent humor writers. Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice and several collections ...

Ice crystals, liquidambar, sycamores

Look for the ring around the sun

Atmospheric Ice-Crystal Effects are often observed, starting about this time of year, because of the frequent appearance of high clouds made of tiny bits of ice. The most familiar of these optical effects is the ...

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