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By Rep. Susan A. Davis
San Diego is the proud home to thousands of military families, who make sacrifices everyday to protect our democracy and keep us safe. As the ranking member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, I advocate for increases in the benefits for our men and women in uniform and their families. Read More
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New play recreates a 1930s nudist camp that resembled a human zoo
By Margie M. Palmer
When most people hear that Balboa Park was once home to what was likely the first, and only nudist park open to the public, the phrase “urban legend” quickly comes to mind.
But during the two-year run of the 1935-36 California-Pacific International Exposition, anyone could pay their hard-earned 75 cents to gain entry to Zoro Garden. Once inside, they could spend as long as they wished watching fellow human beings hang out and move about stark naked. Read More
By David Dixon
A hit production of the musical “42nd Street” should feature wonderful choreography, a triple-threat cast and tuneful renditions of songs like “We’re in the Money,” “I Only Have Eyes For You,” and “Lullaby of Broadway.”
San Diego Musical Theatre’s production at the Spreckels Theatre should have plenty of all that in spades. Read More
By Cody Thompson | Suds in the City
It is no surprise that San Diego loves its hoppy beers. In fact, calling our city “bitter” might actually be seen as a compliment in most circles. In a city that has been dry-hopped to the bone, the North Park neighborhood is getting a whole lot sweeter as they celebrate the opening of ChuckAlek Biergarten. Read More
Casper Andreas scores two movies at annual FilmOut festival
Ken Williams | Editor
A FilmOut festival without a movie by Casper Andreas is like a rare day in San Diego without sunshine, so it comes as no surprise that the Swedish-born filmmaker has been tapped for the 18th annual San Diego LGBT Film Festival.
Fans of Andreas — known for hits such as “Big Gay Musical” and “Going Down in La-La Land” — are in for a double treat when FilmOut’s festival returns June 3 – 5. In an unprecedented honor, Andreas has had two of his films chosen to open and close the festival. Read More
By Gary Jones
Tomatoes are, by far, the most popular home-grown “vegetable.” (It’s really a fruit.) Their ubiquity is not surprising for obvious reasons. They are very easy to grow and the flavor of a backyard tomato is sensationally better than store-bought.
Whether you are a tomato newbie or a hardcore tomato-maniac, there is always a new variety to try or a new tomato trick. (Remember the “upside-down” tomato craze a couple of years ago)? Read More
A dancer honors her mother — and the past — by restoring a piece of architectural history
By Michael Good
Today’s new homeowners tend to rush into things. And you can hardly blame them.
First, they rush into making an offer on a house — because they’ve learned from experience that in this overheated market those who wait get outbid. Then they rush into closing, because the sellers and the real estate agents and the lenders want a quick escrow. And then, once they actually own their dream home, they rush into remodeling, because their former house has been sold and their furniture is in storage and the kids are about to start school, and they can’t afford to rent another house, and, well, at this point hurrying has become a habit. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
The converted house on 30th Street in North Park where Eddie’s Philadelphia Steaks and Hoagies previously resided is undergoing a major remodel for the June opening of Dunedin, named after the New Zealand city. The venture (pronounced duh-nee-din) is backed by in part by P.J. Lamont, who also operates Bare Back Bar, Queenstown Public House and Raglan Public House. All three establishments carry a New Zealand theme. Read More
By Dr. Ink
The aromas of red sauce, lasagna and hot pizzas are like a kiss on the cheek when you step inside DiMille’s Italian Restaurant in Normal Heights, which ranks among the oldest mom-and-pop establishments on Adams Avenue. Read More
By SDCNN Staff
A grand reopening for Cody’s Home + Gift shop will be held from 3 — 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at a new and larger location at 1029 University Ave. in Hillcrest.
The shop previously operated on the far western edge of Hillcrest, at 142 University Ave. Read More
By Toni G. Atkins
Last month, some observers remarked that the new minimum wage in California went from idea to legislation to law with lightning-fast speed. But really, the wave that crested with the bill signing had been swelling for quite some time, as activists, union groups, and just plain regular working citizens up and down California and across the country agitated for higher minimum wages and protested against growing income inequality. Read More
By Andy Cohen
It’s been a rough month for Duncan Hunter (R-50). First there was the matter of some questionable charges made to his campaign credit card. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) had called to question some 68 charges made to the campaign account for video games, which were filed to his campaign disclosure statement with the notation “personal expense — to be paid back.” Read More
By Mary M. McKenzie
The forum on homelessness sponsored by the Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) at its May 10 community meeting drew a crowd of over 100 concerned community members.
Moderated by HTC’s immediate past president Luke Terpstra, the forum panel consisted of San Diego police Officer Ricardo Pinon, Jennifer Buck of Think Dignity, Alpha Project’s Brandon Smith, Ben Nicholls of the Hillcrest Business Association, and Karina Vesco, a licensed clinical psychologist. Read More
By Kit-Bacon Gressitt
The Bankers Hill neighborhood has been known for many things over the years, from its first, affluent residents in the 1890s to its lush landscapes and canyon trails to one of the nation’s first AIDS hospices, in the historical Truax House. Today, it enjoys the serendipity of being home to the top two winners of the San Diego Watercolor Society’s March Member’s exhibit, a competitive juried show. Read More
By Margie M. Palmer
The 2016 San Diego American Indian Pow Wow, a cultural event that showcases the heritage and traditions of American Indians, is set to take place May 7-8 in Balboa Park.
More than 2,500 people from Southern California and Arizona are expected to attend, event organizers said, adding that the Pow Wow will be a colorful demonstration of cultural and spiritual traditions.
Participants of all ages will be drumming and performing bird songs, gourd dancing and all forms of Pow Wow dancing. Read More
By David Dixon
Sleuths who enjoy their mysteries with humor instead of dread should visit the Mystery Café Dinner Theater in Bankers Hill.
For over 25 years, the company has been producing original comedies that encourage audience participation coupled with the ability to go with the flow. Read More