Susan DeMaggio

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  • Opa! Athens Market Café says go Greek, it’s good!

    Opa! Athens Market Café says go Greek, it’s good!

    By Kelley Carlson After growing up learning the family business, Vickie Anastasopoulos stayed true to her roots and branched out with her own restaurant in San Diego. She and her husband, Nick, opened Athens Market Café in Carmel Mountain Ranch  — a sister restaurant to her sister Mary’s downtown...

  • Davanti Enoteca's Gorgonzola Slaw Dressing

    • 2 egg yolks • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard • 1 1/2 cups canola oil • 1/2 cup olive oil • 1 ounce distilled white vinegar • About 1/2 cup water • 4 ounces gorgonzola dolce • Pinch cayenne • 1 teaspoon sugar • Salt and pepper to taste Mix all of the ingredients together. Dresses about half a head...

  • Forget-me-not moments at La Jolla Garden Club luncheon

    Forget-me-not moments at La Jolla Garden Club luncheon

    By Susan DeMaggio With roots that date back to 1968, the La Jolla Garden Club marked its 45th anniversary on May 22 with a luncheon in town. Outgoing president Ina Thompson welcomed members who perused the club scrapbook, viewed photos from the recent Mother’s Day Garden Sale and mingled over ice...

  • Please keep the seals at the Children’s Pool in La Jolla

    I was recently vacationing in La Jolla with my family, and had the great fortune to watch the seals and their pups at Casa Beach, also known as, “Children’s Pool.” My children, ages 7 and 9, were delighted to watch mother and baby seals interact with each other. We were even able to see the umbilical...

  • Cliff Roberston lit up the screen in 54 feature films, 1956-2007

    Cliff Roberston lit up the screen in 54 feature films, 1956-2007

    By Susan DeMaggio Staff Writer Actor Cliff Roberston spent his 88 years in many different real-life roles. He was a reporter in Ohio, a playwright, a World War II veteran, an aviator, director and a reluctant Hollywood whistleblower. In this account of the 1977 scandal by Sean O'Neal at www.avclub.com...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Remember all the funky home-grown food trends of 2010?

    Kitchen Shrink: Remember all the funky home-grown food trends of 2010?

    By Catherine L. Kaufman Contributor Food-growing trends have been on the cutting edge this year, especially on the home front. Here’s a roundup of these revolutionary, healthful, sometimes money-saving, and sustainable practices that are good for you, your family and the planet. Chicken Coop for...

  • Fary Moini joins the Rotary to help around the world

    Fary Moini joins the Rotary to help around the world

    Originally from Tehran, Iran, Fary Moini will be representing both her home and adopted countries while riding on the 2011 Rotary Rose Parade Float. A member of the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary club, Moini exemplifies this year's Rotary float theme “Building Communities, Bridging Continents.”...

  • Contemporary Art Museum in La Jolla hosts ‘local heroes’ event

    Contemporary Art Museum in La Jolla hosts ‘local heroes’ event

    As part of its ongoing commitment to cultural diversity and to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and American Indian Heritage months, Union Bank partnered with KPBS to honor extraordinary San Diegans during its 13 th Annual Local Heroes Awards program, Nov. 16 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La...

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