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REVIEW – Adams’ apples

Lauren Ciallella and Lauren Ciallella

May 7, 2007

By Lauren Ciallella City Times Grilling Me Softly - Grill Bill (volume one) - Adams Ave Grill might not be able to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, but they have managed to make one out of crab meat and walnuts, giving a luxurious new meaning to "pursing your lips." This all around good guy grill is easy to miss with its modest storefront exterior, but shines within all...

EuroFoto enables students to focus abroad

Rebecca Saffran

March 19, 2007

By Rebecca Saffran City Times A class unlike any other, City College's EuroFoto offers students the opportunity to learn new photo techniques, earn class units, and see some amazing places. Photo department chairman, Dave Eichinger, brought the program with him from Dallas two years ago to share the experience with his San Diego students. The 2007 EuroFoto itinerary will...

Without labels (major ones anyway)

Lauren Ciallella

March 19, 2007

By Lauren Ciallella City Times Donning a scarlet burlesque, can-can dress (one of many costumes changes), an enthused Laura Jane (LJ) cruised the main stage while emceeing San Diego's third Indie Music Festival on March 3. Tripling in size since 2004, the event's increased volume made it necessary to move from The Abbey (2825 5th Ave.), which housed this So Cal 'happening'...

Review: Tango steps on your toes

Lauren Ciallella

March 19, 2007

By Lauren Ciallella City Times News of this distinctive wine shop had the six of us traipsing to Little Italy for a Saturday evening at Tango. Sidestepping wine store convention, their quirky twist on potluck has customers toting their own tapas to 2161 India Street. Captivated by the thought of an indoor picnic while sipping regional wines, we arrived laden with Tupperware...

Review: Cafe Bassam adds a shot of Old World to San Diego

Nicole Burdette

March 19, 2007

By Nicole Burdette City Times On the corner of Fourth and Market and just a hop, skip and jump away from the main street of San Diego's Gaslamp District, CafÇ Bassam has served coffee connoisseurs since 1991. The ambience is that of a quaint European cafÇ complete with impressionist paintings and an impressive gun collection displayed on the walls. An awe-inspiring assortment...

Experience through expertise

Lauren Ciallella

December 12, 2006

By Lauren Ciallella City Times Kathi Diamant, known for her work on KPBS' "San Diego Treasures" and as the anchor/producer of KPBS on-air fundraising, spoke to Spike Sorrentino's Performance for Television class on Nov. 16. City students gained first hand perspective in the field, not only from the open forum where Diamant answered a multitude of questions, but also through...

‘King of the ‘Hill’

Lauren Ciallella

December 12, 2006

By Lauren Ciallella City Times Forget up and coming, Hillcrest has carved its niche and still continues to thrive. Serving as a blueprint for surrounding neighborhoods mentioned in the series (North Park, South Park, Golden Hill and Downtown), Hillcrest's bohemian undercurrent has transcended its early '80s remodel, retaining a sassy persona while becoming financially prosperous....

‘Been Down (town) So Long, it Looks Like Up to Me’

Lauren Ciallella

November 14, 2006

Editor's Note: This is the fourth installment in a series reviewing some of San Diego's eclectic neighborhood hot spots. Part Four - Downtown By LAUREN CIALLELLA City Times It's true that you wouldn't recognize parts of Downtown these days, especially areas like the East Village that have gone through a complete facelift. Certain streets here were considered dangerous after...

City Works seeks aspiring authors

Maria DeLorenzo

November 14, 2006

By MARIA DELORENZO City Times San Diego City College has the market cornered on independent publishing. City Works Press, run out of several tiny offices on campus, is run collectively, self supported and entirely innovative. Say what you will about San Diego's rapidly growing population, posh downtown development, rejuvenated "urban living", or the local music scene, but...

Association features touch of glass

David Olender

November 14, 2006

By DAVID J. OLENDER City Times The Art Glass Association of Southern California (AGASC) held its 25th annual juried art glass exhibit Nov. 3-14 at studio 21 in Spanish Village at Balboa Park. All artists that participated in the exhibit were members of AGASC. A spectrum of glass related media was shown (cold glass, warm glass, hot glass, mixed media glass and uroboros),...

Walking the chalk

Chris Rice

October 31, 2006

By CHRIS RICE City Times A festive celebration of all things Italian, San Diego hosted the 12th annual Precious Festa! the weekend of Oct. 7 and 8 in Little Italy. Basking in the afterglow of recent national recognition for its festivities, Little Italy served up a weekend of entertainment enjoyed by all. On hand this year were vendors selling a variety of Italian arts and...

Golden Hill’s silver lining

Lauren Ciallella

October 31, 2006

Editor's Note: This is the third installment in a series reviewing some of San Diego's eclectic neighborhood hot spots. Part Three - Golden Hill By LAUREN CIALLELLA City Times It's hard to say exactly where the perimeters of this neighborhood begin and end, since much of what used to be considered Golden Hill is now grouped with South Park (because of its skyrocketing real...

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