Balboa Park

When nudity was celebrated

Posted: May 20th, 2016 | Balboa Park, Featured | No Comments

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 […]

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A Pow Wow tradition

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 […]

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Keeping cool with EarthFair

Posted: April 8th, 2016 | Balboa Park, Featured | No Comments

Annual planet-embracing festival returns in advance of Earth Day By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor If you aren’t already doing it in your daily life, it’s that time of the year to feel connected to the Earth again, as the annual EarthFair 2016 heads to Balboa Park on April 17 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Though the internationally recognized Earth Day is actually the following Friday, April 22, San Diego Earth Works — the […]

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Fleet’s new film brings national parks to life

Posted: March 25th, 2016 | Balboa Park, Feature, Top Story | No Comments

By Tori Hahn | SDCNN Intern

Fighting 25-below-zero temperatures and exhaustion from ice climbing off the shores of Lake Superior, Rachel Pohl’s muscles finally shut down. She was lowered from the ice shelf and had to worry that the multimillion-dollar camera that captured her moment of weakness would broadcast it across the country.

“I just couldn’t hold on to my ice tools,” Pohl said. “My hands were frozen; I was just so tired.”

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Life in the fun zone

Posted: December 4th, 2015 | Balboa Park, Columns, Featured, Homes & Garden | No Comments

In the spirit of the 1915 Panama California Exposition, the people again take over Balboa Park By Michael Good | HouseCalls San Diego’s greatest achievement of the last 100 years took place about 99 years and 11 months ago when the Panama California Exposition opened on Jan. 1, 1915. We’ve been trying to do something as big and do it as well ever since.

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Timken celebrates its 50th anniversary

Posted: November 6th, 2015 | Arts & Entertainment, Balboa Park, Feature, Featured | No Comments

Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park held a masquerade gala on Oct. 30 featuring two parties: the Orange & Black Ball and the Timken After Dark Cocktail Party. Led by Gala co-chairs Joye D. Blount and Jessie J. Knight Jr., honorary co-chairs Joy A. and Ward J. Timken and Sue and WR Timken Jr. and Art co-chairs David Bull and Teresa Longyear, the masquerade-optional black tie event commemorated the museum’s 50th anniversary. Event proceeds […]

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Art for all

Posted: October 23rd, 2015 | Arts & Entertainment, Balboa Park, Feature, Top Story | No Comments

Timken’s Orange & Black Ball helps fund museum’s Creative Choices program

By Ken Williams | Editor

Children sent to juvenile hall face an uncertain future, their lives hanging in the balance, their schooling disrupted and their path ahead filled with the great unknown. But some children are finding refuge in art, thanks to an innovative program sponsored by the Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park.

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Balboa Park is turning pink again

Posted: October 23rd, 2015 | Balboa Park, Feature, Featured | 1 Comment

Race for the Cure returns Nov. 1 By Hutton Marshall Laura Farmer Sherman said the walk back to work from her doctor’s office was surreal. She was processing the fact that she had just been diagnosed with breast cancer after getting her first mammogram. She would soon be given just a 20 percent chance of survival.

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