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  • Mike Huckabee signs holiday book at Warwick’s

    Mike Huckabee signs holiday book at Warwick’s

    Former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, now host of the talk show “Huckabee” on Fox News and “The Huckabee Report” on Citadel Broadcasting, will sign his new book “Can’t Wait Till Christmas” (a hardcover picture book for ages 4-8), as well as a reissue of his...

  • Wild about Harry, Potter fans gather in La Jolla for trivia contest

    Wild about Harry, Potter fans gather in La Jolla for trivia contest

    Fans of hocus-pocus tested their knowledge of everything Hogwarts by playing a game of Harry Potter Trivia Jeopardy at the Riford Library on Nov. 16. Guests competed for prizes that included gift cards and books. The winners were Chance Rhome and Griffin Young.  Photos by Will Parson, Contributor...

  • Junior Theatre presents first-rate, first-grade comedy in La Jolla

    Junior Theatre presents first-rate, first-grade comedy in La Jolla

    How can Junie B enjoy the holiday festivities when Tattletale May keeps ruining her glee? See what she has in store for her during Secret Santa in the San Diego Junior Theatre premiere of “Junie B in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!” Dec. 3-19 at La Jolla YMCA Firehouse Theatre, 7877 Herschel Ave. ...

  • His Italian roots give Chef Giuseppe Ciuffa his quest for the best

    His Italian roots give Chef Giuseppe Ciuffa his quest for the best

    Born in Ferrara, Italy, Giuseppe Ciuffa spent his early years watching his mother prepare dishes indigenous to Northern Italy. He spent many weekends with his family visiting farmers, winemakers, and cheese makers all over Emilia-Romagna. At age 9, Giuseppe’s father retired from his post as an...

  • Wedding Bells

    Wedding Bells

    Amanda Marie Cropper and Devin Jai Burstein were married on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Scripps Park in La Jolla Cove. The bride is the daughter of Dana and Greg Gomez of Hawaii. The groom is the son of John and Chrissy Burstein of Maine and June Burstein of New York City. Accompanied by an acoustic rendition...

  • It’s not a holiday without a little ‘Plaid Tidings’

    It’s not a holiday without a little ‘Plaid Tidings’

    By Diana Saenger Contributor Who better to usher in the holiday season than writer, director and choreographer Stuart Ross with his “Plaid Tidings: A Special Holiday Edition of Forever Plaid” at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. With its heartfelt story, wonderful holiday tunes and terrific...

  • Young actors thrilled to be part of Old Globe’s ‘Grinch’

    Young actors thrilled to be part of Old Globe’s ‘Grinch’

    By Diana Saenger Contributor With its delightful characters, holiday drama, spirited dancing and singing, the annual arrival of The Globe’s “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” is a grand time for everyone. This year, the show runs Nov. 20– Dec. 26 in The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park....

  • La Jolla teen wins it all on ‘The Price Is Right’

    La Jolla teen wins it all on ‘The Price Is Right’

    By Emily DeRuy Contributor Kyle Usselman has always been something of a “The Price Is Right” fanatic. Recently, the 19-year-old La Jollan had the opportunity to compete on the show, and his efforts paid off handsomely. What started out as a trip to the taping with friends eventually resulted in...

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