By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Restaurant Review
The annual Maine “lobster festival” at King’s Fish House had sadly ended by the time I could no longer endure seeing yet another unrelated television commercial showing beads of fresh lemon juice bouncing off shellfish in captivating slow motion.
So instead of succumbing to those compelling ads for Red Lobster, which for value reasons often disappoint, I steered my appetite to King’s for its current celebration of wild salmon from Alaska. Read More
Exquisite Native American wares featured in Old Town outdoor fair
By Joyell Nevins
Take in the sights, sounds and rich art of Native American culture at Bazaar del Mundo’s 35th annual Santa Fe Marketplace.
The outdoor fair brings two dozen vendors of Native American arts, crafts, décor and jewelry every year to Old Town. Wares come from the Navajo, Cherokee, Hopi, Pima, Isleta Pueblo and Santo Domingo Pueblo tribes.
Some vendors are crowd favorites, some are talents spotted by the Bazaar coordinators throughout the year and some are found through the national Indian Arts and Crafts Association (IACA). This year, five of the Marketplace artists are previous “Artists of the Year” through the IACA. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
Famous for its vegan cinnamon rolls, Cinnaholic made its San Diego debut Aug. 12 in Westfield Mission Valley mall via a kiosk in front of Macy’s. The rolls, which are available with flavored icings and various toppings of choice, are free of dairy and eggs. Read More
By Erica Moe
Me, myself and, of course, I. Surely one of us can figure this out. “This” is an exercise routine. And what I need to figure out is how to stick with one. I thought I could do it by myself. However, the cycle ends up being exercise; lose weight; try to keep it off; repeat. I have a degree, several certifications — and a hard time sticking with the routine. But why? Maybe, you are like me and need a supernatural power outside of yourself. We may need the power of a group. Ever wonder why 60 percent of people are drawn to exercise as a group? Read More
By Dr. Ink
At nearly 20 years old, El Agave in Old Town just introduced its first-ever happy hour to the tune of very strong Cadillac margaritas, Mexican beers and a menu that raises the bar on south-of-the-border cuisine. Read More
By Sari Reis
Does your sweet sociable canine turn into Cujo when he sees another dog while walking on leash? If so, he is likely displaying “leash reactivity.” I have met numerous dogs that are as sweet as can be off leash at the dog park but unruly and obnoxious when walking on leash. This type of erratic behavior can be very unsettling for the handler as well as embarrassing and stressful. Unfortunately, many owners display anger or punish their dog when he is “acting out.” This is not the way to change the behavior. Read More
By Kathy McSherry | Ask Kathy
My partner and I recently purchased a new home under construction. We will not close on the home for approximately eight months as they are just beginning to build it. When we were signing the purchase agreement, the sales agent briefly went over taking title to the property and asked how would we be holding title? She spoke so fast that we didn’t understand exactly what title was all about and the fact that we needed title insurance. It would help so much if you could explain what does holding title mean and why do I need title insurance. The sales agent said I wouldn’t have to decide until I signed my loan documentation at closing. Any clarification would be greatly appreciated.
—Joe Willy M. Read More
10 Plants with beautiful fall color for San Diego
By Gary Jones
Can’t tell by the look of your garden when fall arrives? You must be missing those important trees and shrubs that provide gorgeous fall color in San Diego. As Southern Californians, we need to look beyond the classic maples and deciduous oaks that other climates revel in each autumn, since most don’t grow well here. Read More
By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch
Election Day 2016 is just over two months away, and for the first time since being elected to Congress in 2000, Darrell Issa (R-49) might face real difficulty in keeping his job. The millionaire Issa, the richest member of Congress for the third year running, is facing a challenge from Doug Applegate, an attorney and former Marine from San Clemente. Read More
Wednesday, Sept. 14
Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park
- 7 p.m. Opening Night screening and reception
Featuring the 2016 documentary, “USS Indianapolis: The Legacy.” Local filmmakers Sara Vladic and Melanie Capacia Johnson will participate in a Q&A and a reception afterward. This retells the fate of the World War II heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis, using first-person accounts from 107 survivors of the devastating torpedo attack. West Coast premiere. Read More
Worth a thousand words?
Re: “Discover nature in Mission Valley” [Volume 10, Issue 8 or bit.ly/2bCUBJ2]
Read your piece in the Mission Valley News concerning the proposed River Park and want to comment. Read More
By Scott Sherman
As many residents know, a segment of Mission Gorge Road between Old Cliffs Road and Greenbrier Avenue has been closed off in response to soil settlement problems, causing a significant increase in traffic. The City is concerned that the settlement could progress to something much worse, perhaps a sinkhole. The two south and two northbound lanes, and the median, were closed June 1, with emergency work to investigate the cause of the settling begun June 7. Read More
Assemblymember Weber’s mobile office
Second Tuesday of the month, 6–8 p.m. and third Monday of the month, 10 a.m.–noon
Connect with Assemblymember Shirley Weber’s staff in your community, get help with any problems you are having with public agencies, ask questions about legislation and learn about state and local services. Issues that staff can assist with include renters and homeowners assistance programs, property tax issues, consumer complaints, unemployment and disability insurance. No need to make an appointment; just stop in. Read More
Thursday and Fridays: Antonio Fe at the Cosmo in The Cosmopolitan Restaurant and Hotel. Free. 6 p.m. 2660 Calhoun St., Old Town. OldTownCosmopolitan.com.
Fridays: Jazz Happy Hour at Handlery Hotel’s 950 Lounge. Free. 5 p.m. 950 Hotel Circle North, Mission Valley. SD.Handlery.com. Read More
Crafts for kids
Tuesdays, 4–5 p.m.
Stretch your imagination and create fabulous crafts. The craft is different every week.
Do your homework at the library
Mondays and Thursdays, 3–6 p.m.; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3–7 p.m.
Branch library has help. Students from kindergarten through eighth grade can receive free personalized assistance. Read More
By Charlene Baldridge | Theater Review
Many critics claim that “Gypsy, a Musical Fable,” the 1959 Broadway musical loosely based on Gypsy Rose Lee’s memoirs, is the perfect musical to emerge from the last half of the 20th century.
It has a book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and music by Jule Styne. Readers may judge for themselves through Sept. 4 at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town as performed by a company of 25 and a band of six, including conductor/keyboard Terry O’Donnell. Read More
By Gary Jones
Due to a unique combination of climate and terrain, California will always suffer from wildfires. But with appropriate planning, planting and maintenance, these fires won’t be devastating to homeowners.
A large portion of our state is a Mediterranean-type climate, situated in a region close to the sea with hot, dry summers, recurring winds and mountainous terrain. All of these create favorable conditions for fire. In drought conditions, the risk of fire is even greater. Read More
Before the local barbecue craze took hold, there was Frankie the Bull’s BBQ, which opened nearly eight years ago on an inconspicuous frontage road that runs along West Morena Boulevard. It was launched in part by Frank Terzoli, the vivacious contestant from Bravo’s “Top Chef” (season two), who eventually bailed to pursue other endeavors locally and abroad. Read More
By Scott Sherman
Like the rest of San Diego, I recently awoke to the tragic news that two of our police officers were shot and one, tragically killed.
I have a deep respect for our police force and recognize that the city of San Diego is blessed to have one of the best-trained and most professional police departments in the nation. Read More
By Erica Moe | Get Fit
Are you scratching your head, yet? If not, you should.
You may just think that calories are those pesky things that sneak into your closet at night to sew your clothes together more tightly. However, a calorie is simply a unit of energy. When we consume calories, they stay with us until we use them. Imagine how much stored up energy you are carrying with you right now. Read More