Town and Country hotel to transform 4.33 acres for public use
Bu Ken Williams | Editor
A 4.33-acre park will be built along the south side of the San Diego River on land belonging to the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center.
Although the park will be open to the public, the land will remain the property of the hotelier, according to Todd Majcher with Lowe Enterprises Real Estate. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
Dungeness crabs from San Francisco Bay waters have returned after a temporary ban, arriving this month to King’s Fish House in Mission Valley and Carlsbad, and its sister restaurant, Water Grill in the East Village. The ban began in November, when waters in and around the Bay Area showed high levels of domoic acid, a naturally occurring neurotoxin produced by algae that had infiltrated the crustaceans. Read More
By Charlene Baldridge | Theater Review
Anyone here not remember the plot of Richard O’Brien’s 1973 “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”? Soon after the show’s London debut, it was adapted into what became a classic cult film musical devoted to B movies and science fiction of earlier decades. Read More
By Erica Moe | Get Fit!
It’s too hot. I have a sports injury. I have back pain. I’m pregnant. I have arthritis. All are excuses that seem worthy of skipping a workout. Or are they?
Actually, there’s no need to skip that workout anymore. Instead, just add water. The buoyancy of water can reduce bodyweight by about 90 percent, making exercise more doable and enjoyable, but still challenging. What’s more, you can avoid much of the pain that’s brought on by weight-bearing exercise. Read More
By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch
In late February, the FBI sued Apple to receive the company’s help in decrypting an iPhone 5c used by the couple who killed 14 people in a terror attack in San Bernardino last December. The FBI’s efforts to gain access to a password-protected and encrypted cell phone had utterly and completely failed to that point, and Apple has refused to cooperate.
It’s an incredibly touchy subject with strong arguments on both sides. Read More
Speaker Emeritus Toni G. Atkins | Notes from Toni
It’s easy at the state capitol to get caught up in negotiations over precise bill language and amendments and so much legalese and legislative jargon. It’s an intense place. And then something happens that reminds us why we take it all so seriously. Read More
By Gary Jones
Bees, butterflies and other insects go about their quiet work with little appreciation. But without them, our gardens would be a lot less colorful and bear fewer fruits and vegetables. Read More
By Sari Reis
If you have a dog or cat taking regular medication and you are planning to travel, it is important that you engage appropriate care for your pet.
As our companion animals age, many of them require medications or supplements to keep them healthy, manage their illnesses, or to keep them pain-free. 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
Chinese language storytime with Mr. Enyu
Saturdays, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Come enjoy exciting stories told in Chinese. 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. Read More
By Jeff Clemetson
When I was 9 years old, my favorite TV show was “The Greatest American Hero.” The premise of the show went something like this: Aliens give a high school teacher a powerful suit that turns him into a superhero. But he loses the instruction manual on how to use it and so all his powers are performed with less than perfect finesse — especially the flying, which resulted in comical crashes and wobbly takeoffs. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
Despite the suggestion of a waterfront location, there is no bay in sight at Brazil by the Bay. What you see instead while savoring dishes that are as common to Brazilians as meatloaf is to Americans, are low-rise industrial structures and the rear parking lot of the Valley View Casino Center.
This is Hancock Street, an unglamorous loop of automotive shops and home-supply outlets that happens to also squeeze in a café and two breweries, not to mention a Thai massage parlor. Read More
By Charlene Baldridge
Farce. Usually. Has. High absurdity content.
The U.S. premiere of Kenneth McLeish’s (1940-1997) English translation of Georges Feydeau’s “Now You See It,” is no exception. Farce is beloved at North Coast Repertory Theatre (NCRT), where it plays through March 27 in a splendid looking production directed by Bruce Turk. Read More
By Dr. Ink
The saloon at the historic Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant in Old Town is always a big draw for me with its ornate, wooden bar shelves, striped wallpaper and 19th-century relics strewn throughout the room. It’s a place where you can easily imagine regional travelers parking their stagecoaches outside and poking in for a whiskey when the hotel served as a crash pad for them. Read More
By Gary Jones
Spring is the best time of year for a garden party. Outdoors, there are layers of fresh, bright green foliage, vibrant colors and mild temperatures. The holidays encourage us — Purim, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and Mother’s Day are all ideal outdoor spring celebrations. Read More
By Sari Reis
I recently went to meet a new client who had told me on the phone that his dog was a rescue and was quite timid around new people. When I met her, Lola appeared somewhat shy. I spoke to her softly and with his permission, offered her some treats. She took them out of my hand, ate them, and came back for more. Her dad was astonished. Read More
Adding to the roster of incoming tenants to Liberty Station are Nekter Juice Bar, a national chain, and Dirty Birds, a homegrown eatery rooted in Pacific Beach that specializes in chicken wings and craft beer. Both are due to take residence on the property this summer. In the meantime, look for March-April openings at Liberty Station of Fireside by the Patio, Liberty Public Market and Buona Forchetta, as well as Breakfast Republic in late spring. libertystation.com. Read More
By David Dixon
A singing and dancing comedy about losing weight has become a surprise hit. Productions of “WaistWatchers the Musical!” have been staged since 2007 and a new one is now running at the Lyceum Space at Horton Plaza.
In Miss Cook’s Women’s Gym, a fitness instructor, Carla (Yvonne Brown), tries to help three of her clients get into shape and live a healthier lifestyle. She learns about the intimate private lives of the gym members. Read More
By Lucia Viti
One Fit & Company is a one-stop fitness shop that offers everyday folk a link into a lifestyle of health and wellness.
Owned and operated by Brandon Carey, Florian Carr and Darrell Alonzi –– business aficionados, fitness enthusiasts and “gym-rat friends” –– the spacious Mission Gorge facility is not just a fitness company. The all-inclusive blueprint offers personal training, competitive coaching, nutritional counseling, meal plans, a variety of natural, raw, organic vitamins and supplements and quality fitness apparel. Read More