Susan DeMaggio

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  • ‘Ruined’: Powerful, poignant Playhouse production packs a punch

    ‘Ruined’: Powerful, poignant Playhouse production packs a punch

    By Diana Saenger REVIEW Imagine a battlefield so accessible it’s repeatedly sought out in a war-torn country. This battlefield, once fertile and life producing, is incessantly destroyed by the ravages of depraved warriors. As playwright Lynn Nottage discovered on a research trip to the Democratic...

  • 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...

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