‘Living With Animals’

Posted: March 24th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Feature, News, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

Humans and animals have co-existed since the dawn of mankind, a relationship as benign as cuddling on the couch with Fido, as creepy as sharing an old house with rodents and roaches, or as sacrificial as eating them as food on a plate.

“Living With Animals,” a fascinating new exhibit that opened March 11 at the San Diego Museum of Man in Balboa Park, explores those themes and more. Created in-house, the exhibit will be on view for the next three years.

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Helping children overcome grief

Posted: March 24th, 2017 | Feature, News, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

Longtime North Park resident Cara Allen has been named clinical director of Experience Camps, a national nonprofit devoted to helping children who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Allen has more than 14 years of experience in bereavement, currently running a private psychotherapy practice in San Diego.

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Get ready for Taste of Morena

Posted: March 24th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, News | No Comments

By SDCNN Staff  The date is set and tickets are on sale for one of the Morena District’s premier events. The 10th annual Taste of Morena will be held on Wednesday, April 26, from 5 to 9 p.m. and will feature an evening of savory food samples, drink specials from microbreweries and local bars, and special sweets from several eateries, sponsored by the Morena Business Association, Max Folkers Team at RE/Max Pacific, US Bank, Mission […]

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‘Shadowlands’ is a ‘must-see’

By Charlene Baldridge | Theater Review

The time is right for Lamb’s Players Theatre to produce the San Diego professional premiere of William Nicholson’s “Shadowlands.”

The production — directed by longtime Lamb’s associate artist Kerry Meads — is a must-see for lovers of C.S. Lewis with fine acting and meaningful, affecting work. It continues through April 9 at the Coronado theater.

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Talking bicycling, Gateway, history

Posted: March 24th, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor The Uptown Bikeways plan, the Uptown Gateway project and the potential historic designation of the old Rees-Stealy Medical Clinic drew the attention of Bankers Hill business leaders at the monthly meeting of the Metro San Diego Community Development Corp. (Metro CDC). The meeting, held March 13 in St. Paul’s Manor Café Room, attracted about 40 members who heard updates on three big projects that will directly or indirectly affect Bankers […]

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Catapulted to France

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

There we were dining for the first time at Et Voila French Bistro just hours after friends touring Paris had taunted us on social media with magnificent pictures of the Eiffel Tower, as seen from their hotel balcony.

And earlier that day, my dining companion saw Disney’s adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast,” set within a fairytale French village and castle. We were in a Francophile state of mind.

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Read the writing on the wall

Posted: March 24th, 2017 | Columns, Feature, HouseCalls, News, Top Story | No Comments

By Michael Good | HouseCalls

The ultimate of the antique world is the signed piece. This is an object whose provenance is beyond questioning, because the craftsman who made it has carved, branded, etched or scrawled his name into the surface.

Over the years, “signed” has come to mean “labeled by the factory.” And today hardly any furniture is worth signing, because it isn’t worth keeping more than a few years.

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From the heart

Posted: March 10th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Feature, Top Story | No Comments

By Lucia Viti

“Life imitates art far more than art imitates life,” Oscar Wilde wrote long ago. But peer into Kelly Paige Standard’s artistic world and one may beg to differ.

Standard, a gifted oil painter from Talmadge, depicts life through her art. Narrative paintings and collectible portraits captivate life, love, grief and hope. Figures tell stories as faces, some hidden to be found “like an Easter egg hunt,” and tug at heartstrings. Portraits capture likenesses: “Spot on,” she said, “so my art imitates, even preserves, pieces of life.”

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