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Classic rockers headline KAABOO Del Mar music festival

Ricardo Soltero April 30, 2016

After a successful debut last year, KAABOO Del Mar released the lineup for its three-day music festival. Some 71 artists were announced to appear for KAABOO’s second edition in mid-September. During...

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Ballast Point Tasting Room is a classy spot to enjoy house specialties. Photo credit: Bernadette Hilgeman.

Local brewery still grand

Ricardo Soltero April 5, 2016

San Diego local craft beer breweries and pundits were shaken last year when Constellation Brand bought Ballast Point Brewing Company. The Modelo and Corona distributor reportedly acquired Ballast Point,...

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The band Violent Femmes gcomes back to life with their new album

Violent Femmes new record worth the wait

Ricardo Soltero March 26, 2016

The Violent Femmes released their first record since 2000’s “Freak Magnet,” titled “We Can Do Anything.” Sixteen years is a long time, even longer when it comes to the music-streaming...

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Stone Brewery offers 20 beers on tap every day rotating its line-up every week. Photo credit: Bernadette Hilgeman Contributor

Craft beers carved in Stone

Ricardo Soltero March 25, 2016

Stone Brewing Company, the ever-expanding brewery that was voted by Beer Advocate readers as number 1 "All Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” in 2013, has a new tasting room located on Kettner in the...

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New advisers for a new semester

Veteran journalists Tara Pixley and Jerry McCormick become the new co-advisers in the Digital Journalism department starting in spring 2016
Ricardo Soltero December 15, 2015

Two adjunct instructors are joining San Diego City College’s Digital Journalism program during the upcoming spring semester. One an experienced photojournalist, Tara Pixley, and the other a seasoned...

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Perspective: The Internet that stole Christmas

Ricardo Soltero December 8, 2015

Earlier this month, Joshua Feuerstein called out Starbucks in a video that went viral, claiming that the company was waging a war against Christmas. Feuerstein goes on to say that the company’s choice...

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Michael Chao's samples of his upcoming project for the

Bodies exhibit to showcase beauty in imperfection

Ricardo Soltero October 29, 2015

Photographer Michael Lee Chao has stumbled across a medium through which women can take their insecurities and project them in a positive way. With a single photograph, women can help erase all previously...

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Bolt Brewery offers a vast array of craft beers that are sure to please novice and veteran beer aficionados alike. Photo credit: Ricardo Soltero

Pints for Knights: Time to Bolt Up

Bolt Up is Little Italy's new Tasting Room
Ricardo Soltero October 15, 2015

San Diego is vying for craft brewery supremacy. The city has seen an influx of breweries and tasting rooms. With the help of some friendly competition, Stone Brewery, Ballast Point and Karl Strauss among...

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San Diego alternative three-piece the Shady Francos play for a crowd during a 2014 concert.    Photo by Otis, official Facebook photo.

Album Review: Local band Shady Francos introduce ‘Gabe’

Ricardo Soltero September 28, 2015

From time to time, certain bands come and generate so much hype and excitement that it’s hard for music fans to not get caught up in it. Such is the case for Shady Francos, the San Diego-based trio...

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Potential donors Maria Victoriano (right) and Louis Resendiz (left) discuss San Diego Blood Bank application with volunteer James Ward on Sept. 11. Photo credit: Ricardo Soltero

Bloodmobile to the rescue

Ricardo Soltero September 14, 2015

San Diego Blood Bank held its most recent blood drive on Sept. 11 in Gorton Quad at City College.Susana Gonzales, a Psychology major at City College was the first to arrive and eager to do her part.“There...

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Jazz 88.3 wins Station of the Year

Ricardo Soltero September 6, 2015

City College based radio station KSDS Jazz 88.3 was named 2015 Station of the Year during the JazzWeek annual summit held in San Jose in August, according to a press release.The award, voted by JazzWeek...

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