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
By Sari Reis
Acupuncture is a non-drug treatment that was developed in China about 5,000 years ago. Its goal is to encourage the body to heal itself by correcting energy imbalances that exist. The philosophy is based on the concept of “Qi”, the life force of energy, which when out of balance, causes disease.
By inserting tiny metal needles into “acupoints,” physiological changes occur. These acupoints run along meridians which connect the entire body and are pathways through which the Qi circulates. Read More
From event management and filmmaking to learning how to manufacture guitars, San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, along with San Diego Continuing Education, are offering an array of new degrees, certificates, and programs for students when the San Diego Community College District’s (SDCCD) 2016-17 academic year begins Aug. 22. Read More
By Kathy McSherry
I have been renting for the past two years in Mission Valley and I have saved enough money for what I think is a reasonable down payment for a small condominium that I would qualify for. I have been told that the better my credit, the better interest rates that would be offered to me from a potential lender. I think my credit is somewhere around 705. Is it true that if my score were to raise to 740 or better, I would be eligible for the best interest rates? If so, what can I do to raise my credit score? Read More
By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch
In 2013, enraged by their inability to repeal the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) after 50-plus attempts in Congress to scrap the first major healthcare legislation since Medicare, and just as the law was about to take effect, Congressional Republicans decided to send a message and refused to negotiate on a federal budget unless Democrats agreed to repeal the law in its entirety. 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. Read More
Frank Sabatini Jr.
True Foods Kitchen in Fashion Valley Mall has made significant upgrades to its menu, which remains driven by the principles of Dr. Weil’s popular anti-inflammatory diet. New and re-invented dishes include a series of meat, seafood and vegetarian bowls, plus summer squash pizza, grilled avocados, a roasted vegetable “summer ingredient” salad with Manchego cheese, and an organic egg sandwich with smoked turkey that is available on the brunch menu. 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 – Thursdays, 3 – 6 p.m.
Branch library has help. Students from kindergarten through eighth grade can receive free personalized assistance. 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
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
The widely rooted concept of a “gastropub” has arrived to Mission Valley, in a tucked-away segment of Camino del Rio South that dead-ends at TGI Fridays.
Situated at the base of a low-rise office building, the Mission Valley Gastropub is the re-branded version of Bali Thai Café under the same ownership. So for customers who grew fond of the café’s Asian-fusion cuisine and small craft beer selection, most of it still remains. Read More
By SDCNN Staff
On June 17, the city of San Diego and Kinder Morgan announced that they have entered into a settlement resolving all claims related to the historical contamination at the Qualcomm Stadium property.
The settlement provides for a $20 million payment to the city, and also includes an agreement by Kinder Morgan to cover additional, incremental costs, if any, incurred by the city in the redevelopment of the Qualcomm Stadium property or development of the groundwater beneath the property, that are caused by historical releases from the Mission Valley Terminal. This settlement ends nine years of litigation between the parties. Read More
The 2016 graduates of CONNECT’s Springboard program include two Mission Valley-based businesses — H2Bid and One Earth Recycling.
CONNECT is an innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales companies in the technology and life sciences sectors. Springboard is a mentorship program for innovators and entrepreneurs that helps them develop compelling commercialization strategies and prepare for future funding and growth. Read More
Frank Sabatini Jr.
Rumors that The Hole in the Wall in Point Loma was sold and will be closing are not true, said owner Karen Sherman, whose son, Crosby Roper, is about to begin managing the bar once Sherman moves to France at the end of June.
The business was actually up for sale recently, with the goal of selling it to a buyer within the LGBT community. Read More
By Gary Jones
Succulents are pretty darn smart. They store water in their leaves and are smart-looking. Who doesn’t love their dramatic architectural quality? Better yet, they are virtually carefree plants. It should come as no surprise that they are hugely popular. Read More
By Dr. Ink
There are normally two reasons why I go to malls. Those being when my iPhone needs repair at the Apple Store, and on fewer occasions, to shop for things I don’t need with gift certificates given to me for Christmas. Neither provides social or spiritual fulfillment. Read More
By Sari Reis
When it comes to choosing cat litter, there are a multitude of choices available these days.
There is clumping and non-clumping, scented and unscented. You can also choose between granules, crystals, grains, pellets and silica gel beads. Litter may be made of clay, corncobs, walnuts, pine chips, wheat or recycled newspapers. Some have added deodorizers like baking soda. The size of the particles can also vary from very small (a fine sand) to much larger (as in the crystals). Read More