Art

  • La Jolla's 'Steel Goddess' artist Faiya Fredman reigns at Oceanside Art Museum

    La Jolla's 'Steel Goddess' artist Faiya Fredman reigns at Oceanside Art Museum

    LET'S REVIEW: At age 93, La Jolla artist Faiya Fredman well deserves being called the matriarch of San Diego's contemporary art scene, which is how Mark-Elliott Lugo, who curated her new exhibition at Oceanside Museum of Art, refers to her. The show, titled "The Steel Goddess," features 70 of her...

  • Kitchen Shrink: The herb garden of my dreams

    Kitchen Shrink: The herb garden of my dreams

    KITCHEN SHRINK: While recently chatting with a family friend, she exuberantly mentioned that she was whipping up a mixed-green salad with the herbs, lettuces and cucumbers that she freshly picked from her garden, as well as a marinara sauce with the Technicolor heirloom tomatoes overflowing in...

  • ‘San Diego: The Architecture of Four Ecologies’ Historical Society exhibit looks to drive home car-use

    ‘San Diego: The Architecture of Four Ecologies’ Historical Society exhibit looks to drive home car-use

    “San Diego: The Architecture of Four Ecologies” looks at San Diego’s four independent terrains – beaches, freeways, sub/urban and the border – and how they are connected through cars. Curator Rebecca Webb considers the exhibit is both a critique and an homage to Southern California’s use of cars.

  • Pocket Park opens on La Jolla Historical Society campus

    Pocket Park opens on La Jolla Historical Society campus

    If you happen to be walking around La Jolla this weekend, or any day thereafter, the La Jolla Historical Society’s new “pocket park” may provide a place for a peaceful break and a breath of ocean air. At the center is the pergola that once fronted the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD),...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Saving summer's glorious bounty

    Kitchen Shrink: Saving summer's glorious bounty

    KITCHEN SHRINK: The other day the produce guy and I were sadly staring (and unhappily murmuring under our breaths) at the fresh mounds of apples and pears lining the produce aisles. The invasion of these fall crops means the dwindling of stone fruits — including sweet and succulent peaches, plums,...

  • Solo in Scotland: La Jolla singer tours with San Diego Children’s Choir

    Solo in Scotland: La Jolla singer tours with San Diego Children’s Choir

    Ever since La Jolla resident and Muirlands Middle School student Solomon Weinstein was a young child, he loved to sing. He made so much vocal noise, his parents gave him the nickname “Solo.” He was born into a musical family; father Joshua plays the piano, and mother Sarah Schwartz is a violinist...

  • Art Me San Diego: A place for creativity in La Jolla

    Art Me San Diego: A place for creativity in La Jolla

    Nestled on the bottom floor of a quaint blue house with white trim just on the rim of tourist activity at 862 Prospect St., Suite A, is a creative space that attracts adults and children alike. Art Me San Diego opened its doors in mid-June and classes have been pretty much sold-out every week since....

  • Kitchen Shrink: Lesson on breadless sandwiches for lunch

    Kitchen Shrink: Lesson on breadless sandwiches for lunch

    KITCHEN SHRINK: Today, the greatest thing since sliced bread is a sublime sandwich minus the bread, especially for healthful and fun school-lunch options. While some kids have Celiac disease (where the small intestine is under attack from eating gluten, the "glue-like" protein found in certain...

  • 'HALO' to a new art piece at Scripps Memorial Hospital's Wolfstein Sculpture Park in La Jolla

    'HALO' to a new art piece at Scripps Memorial Hospital's Wolfstein Sculpture Park in La Jolla

    A new kinetic sculpture, titled "HALO," has been installed at the Wolfstein Sculpture Park, a collection of more than 30 pieces sprinkled across the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Standing just under 20 feet, it's the tallest piece in the collection. Its geometric stainless titanium...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Make a pit stop with mighty avocados

    Kitchen Shrink: Make a pit stop with mighty avocados

    KITCHEN SHRINK: I was chatting with a natural food guru about what he eats to stay so fit and youthful looking. Turns out he tends to overdose on avocados. This fruit, that's botanically a berry, has become so popular it's given quinoa the shaft and thrown peanut butter under the school bus. The...

  • Kitchen Shrink: French Fries sizzle across the globe

    Kitchen Shrink: French Fries sizzle across the globe

    KITCHEN SHRINK: On my recent trip to Canada, I indulged in a platter of fish and chips, nostalgically wrapped in newsprint, and sprinkled liberally with sea salt and malt vinegar. This brought back great childhood memories — before I had to train my brain to translate "chips" into "French fries,"...

  • San Diego's Moxie Theatre takes new look at 19th century African 'Venus'

    San Diego's Moxie Theatre takes new look at 19th century African 'Venus'

    Have you ever heard of "The Hottentot Venus"? In 1810, a buxom and dramatically big-bottomed young woman named Saartjie Baartman was talked into leaving her native South Africa to go to England, where she was told she'd be hailed as "the burnt toast of the town." She ended up spending the rest...

  • 'Community Spirit' bench added in Bird Rock to remember La Jollan Todd Cooper

    'Community Spirit' bench added in Bird Rock to remember La Jollan Todd Cooper

    The Bird Rock Community Council recently added a new "seat" to the neighborhood's Bench Beautification series. "Community Spirit," at 5510 La Jolla Blvd., was sponsored by the family of Todd Cooper, who passed away suddenly at age 50. In a press release about the bench dedication, artist Jane Wheeler...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Tacos gone wild!

    Kitchen Shrink: Tacos gone wild!

    KITCHEN SHRINK: Ahh, the scrumptious taco — a popular, portable Mexican street fare that can be crunched on the fly for a spicy, protein-packed nibble — has trickled north of the border and transformed into a mainstream, gourmet meal. So when did the taco come out of its shell? Food folklorist...

  • Brazilian Bowls opens with 'affordable organic' in Pacific Beach/San Diego

    Brazilian Bowls opens with 'affordable organic' in Pacific Beach/San Diego

    IN GOOD TASTE: Once upon a time, there was a Brazilian couple who had their hearts set on opening an organic Brazilian restaurant somewhere in the United States. But they weren't sure where to go. So they hopped on a plane and traveled across the country for a year looking at prospects. New York?...

  • Kitchen Shrink: The homegrown tomato invasion

    Kitchen Shrink: The homegrown tomato invasion

    KITCHEN SHRINK: "Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad." — Miles Kington An old friend with an enviable green thumb called me the other day complaining that her homegrown garden was producing too many tomatoes. Even after gifting most of...

  • La Jolla Symphony & Chorus sets 2018-19 program: 64th season to musically explore 'lineage'

    La Jolla Symphony & Chorus sets 2018-19 program: 64th season to musically explore 'lineage'

    An adventurous mix of traditional favorites, premieres and contemporary music are on the program for the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) 2018-2019 season. Themed, "Lineage: A Memory Project," the selections, said LJS&C Music Director Steven Schick, "Consider our connections to the past and the...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Summer's hot popsicle craze

    Kitchen Shrink: Summer's hot popsicle craze

    KITCHEN SHRINK: The other day I heard a nostalgic melody streaming through my window as an ice cream truck tooled along the streets of my neighborhood. My mouth suddenly watered for an old-fashioned malty, a 50/50 bar, or a rainbow Popsicle. Nothing beats the heat like a fruity, refreshing ice...

  • La Jolla Library's new art exhibit looks at 'Hidden' local gems

    La Jolla Library's new art exhibit looks at 'Hidden' local gems

    Although La Jolla has some of the most iconic and picturesque views, the latest La Jolla Library art exhibit looks to expose some of the more secretive sights around town. Think a view of the Caves at La Jolla Cove — from the inside looking out rather than the outside looking in. "Hidden La Jolla"...

  • Kitchen Shrink: It's a Dilly! All-Purpose Pickle Primer

    Kitchen Shrink: It's a Dilly! All-Purpose Pickle Primer

    KITCHEN SHRINK: Pickles of all manners are so beloved throughout the lands, they've been celebrated every May since 1948 during International Pickle Week, as diverse cultures pay tribute to their own version of the probiotic powerhouse. As summer swells into full bloom, it's time to pick a peck...

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