By Ken Williams | Editor
Boxing legend and humanitarian Muhammad Ali died June 3, 2016, in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 74.
In Ali’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, an estimated 14,000 people attended his Muslim funeral on June 9 and another 14,000 celebrated his life at an interfaith service on June 10. Thousands of people lined the streets to pay their last respects as Ali’s funeral procession passed by. Read More
Photos by Ken Williams and Morgan M. Hurley
The San Diego LGBT Community Center was packed for a “San Diego United: #OrlandoStrong Rally” on Monday, June 13, so a large crowd gathered outside to listen to speakers via a speaker. Read More
By Ken Williams | Editor
More traffic. More congestion. More noise. And worsening air quality.
That is the environmental determination by the city’s Planning Department for North Park and Golden Hill in the next 20 years.
The cautionary warning can be found in the draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) prepared in connection with the North Park and Golden Hill Community Plan updates. The PEIR is required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Read More
Time to turn back the clock to when early-20th-century homes were one with nature?
By Michael Good | HouseCalls
History seems to have overlooked the landscape architect. On the city of San Diego’s website you’ll find information about some 60 master architects, roughly 30 master builders, but only two master landscape architects.
Yet garden design was an important part of early-20th-century residential architecture. The Craftsman house was specifically conceived as a blend of indoors and out. Esthetically, Craftsman houses were based on natural forms and colors. Philosophically, they were based on the belief that nature didn’t have to be tamed and subdued, as the Victorians thought. The Craftsman house’s mix of earth tones, natural materials, ground-hugging construction, and interconnected plants and garden structures made the house appear part of the landscape. Read More
Uptown Planners face a controversy
By Ken Williams | Editor
In 2015, Maya Rosas was named one of San Diego’s 40 Under 40 young professionals by SD Metro Magazine. She had made a name for herself as a policy assistant at Circulate San Diego, the regional nonprofit that advocates for improved transit and active transportation infrastructure such as bicycle lanes.
Last year, Rosas was hired by Atlantis Group Land Use Consultants in Liberty Station as an associate land use consultant. Read More
By Dr. Ink
It’s called “Death in the Afternoon,” a bubbly cocktail invented by Ernest Hemingway after he delved into the literary and epicurean culture of Paris in the 1920s. Bars were part of his odyssey, and so were absinthe and Champagne. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
Taking shape in Bankers Hill is The Corner Drafthouse, due to open by late June at Laurel Street and Fifth Avenue in the space previously occupied by Hexagone. The drink menu will spotlight more than 70 local and regional beers on tap, as well as wine and craft cocktails. Read More
By Blake and Gwen Beckcom | Fitness
Most people think that muscles develop and grow during a training session. Actually, it is during the periods between workouts that stimulate muscle growth. Without proper rest between sessions, the muscles cannot repair themselves properly, which will hinder any growth. Read More
By Sari Reis
If you have a fat cat at home, you are not alone. Fifty-eight percent of our domestic cats are considered overweight or obese. Many people, not realizing their furry felines are overweight, continue to indulge them with food and treats as a form of showing their love. Read More
By Andy Cohen
Much like Duncan Hunter in last month’s column, it was a rough May for Darrell Issa (R-49).
First, there was the serious matter of the Congressional investigation of the IRS, with Republicans seeking to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for singling out conservative organizations that claimed tax exempt status; accusations that have been proven again and again to be baseless after numerous Issa investigations as Chair of the House Oversight Committee. Read More
Exciting new versions of old stalwarts
By Gary Jones
In just a few weeks, summer’s hot days will be upon us. But it is not too late to fill pots and borders with hot weather flowers that will pump out color all summer. The key to success will be to keep these plants well-watered while they root in. While they become established, they should never be allowed to become completely dry. Read More
By Kit-Bacon Gressitt
Arts events are common these days. Every month, if not every week, denizens of the Uptown area can plan a weekend outing to dine on the cultural arts, whether a new gallery exhibit or theater production opening, or a festival of film, music or visual arts. But not every arts event includes attractions such as an athletic ballet of wrestling villains and heroes or a standup comedy trolley or elegantly crafted crossbows. These are a few of the many fanciful features that define Art Around Adams, coming up on Saturday, June 4. Read More
FilmOut’s LGBT Film Festival is ready for prime time
By Ken Williams | Contributing Editor
If you like to laugh, FilmOut San Diego has something for you. If you like to cry at the movies, bring your tissues. And if you like films that are moody or dramatic, that’s on the festival program, too. Read More
By Charlene Baldridge | Theater Review
The 1980 Broadway musical “42nd Street” is set in 1933, near the end of the Great Depression. Legendary, ill-tempered director Julian March (Robert J. Townsend in San Diego Musical Theatre’s production) has just held New York auditions for “Pretty Lady,” the musical he knows will lift the nation’s spirits. Read More
By Dr. Ink
The warm, cozy ambiance left behind by the Farm House Café a couple years ago is upheld at Circa. It’s actually been enhanced with additional antique appointments that include an old record player spinning out bluesy jazz — a perfect come-on to a relaxing happy hour. Read More
By Dave Schwab
Immigrant San Diegans are organizing socially, economically and politically under the banner of Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans (PANA), which is headquartered in City Heights.
“Our mission is to promote the fair treatment and equitable inclusion of refugees,” said Ramla Sahid, a spokesperson for the 501(c) 3 nonprofit with offices at 4089 Fairmount Ave., just south of Kensington and Talmadge. Read More