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  • Filmmaker from Pacific Beach explores refugee plight in San Diego

    Filmmaker from Pacific Beach explores refugee plight in San Diego

    PB resident Bettina Hanna has a passion for exploring controversial issues. It's what fuels her fervor for documentary filmmaking. Her latest project, "The Bus Station," captures the plight of refugees caught in a chaotic web of immigration law and politics, as they're dropped off in downtown San...

  • Pacific Beach community volunteer Cathie Jolley named a 'Woman of Distinction'

    Pacific Beach community volunteer Cathie Jolley named a 'Woman of Distinction'

    PB resident Catherine Jolley was one of 17 "Women of Distinction" from across San Diego, who were honored March 20 by 78th Assembly member Todd Gloria at the Women's Museum of California in Liberty Station. The 78th Assembly includes San Diego County, Coronado , Del Mar , Imperial Beach and Solana...

  • La Jolla couple ‘Top Guns’ it through Naval Air Force program

    La Jolla couple ‘Top Guns’ it through Naval Air Force program

    For La Jolla residents Tony and Rene Gild, the start of their recent Naval Air Forces Distinguished Visitor Embark trip sounds like a heart-racing scene from a movie. They describe being strapped via four sets of belts to the inside of a Navy jet, with two sets of earplugs, a helmet and goggles,...

  • PB40 Club: It's all about friends and fun in Pacific Beach

    PB40 Club: It's all about friends and fun in Pacific Beach

    PB SCENE When Lisa Patzen and her husband, Kirk, decided to leave Scottsdale, Arizona after 18 years because the kids had grown up and left, they moved to the place where they often vacationed and loved: Pacific Beach. Though the couple said they were completely satisfied with their choice and...

  • Q&A with Andrea Schlageter, Chair of the Ocean Beach Planning Board

    Q&A with Andrea Schlageter, Chair of the Ocean Beach Planning Board

    Q: Where did you grow up? A: I was born at Scripps and then I lived over on Loring Street, in Mt. Soledad, until kindergarten, and then we moved here. Q: Do you live in OB now? A: I do, I live in my mom's house and she lives in Tahoe, so I'm like the landlord. Q: What do you do for a living? A:...

  • The Marine Room hosts High Tide Dinner Series in La Jolla

    The Marine Room hosts High Tide Dinner Series in La Jolla

    BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: It's that time of year again. The Marine Room Restaurant (part of La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club but open to the public) invites diners to its traditional High Tide Dinner Series, which runs April 16 and continues through the summer. It's the best time of year to see Mother Nature...

  • Homemade Italian? Look no further than Cesarina in Point Loma

    Homemade Italian? Look no further than Cesarina in Point Loma

    IN GOOD TASTE: Cesarina Restaurant, an Italian trattoria just two-months-old on Voltaire Street, is pulling out all the stops when it comes to authentic Italian food, like your nonna might have made for you growing up, if you grew up in Italy. It's owned by three Italian expats — two are cousins...

  • Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center opens with some pomp, much circumstance in La Jolla

    Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center opens with some pomp, much circumstance in La Jolla

    REVIEW: The La Jolla Music Society’s new $82 million performing arts center opened April 5, with a star-studded lineup and very big expectations. Hello, Conrad! Goodbye, Sherwood! Two years and 17 days after the La Jolla Music Society held its final concert at the now-defunct Sherwood Auditorium,...

  • Take a hike: County picks 10 trails worth a trek this spring

    Take a hike: County picks 10 trails worth a trek this spring

    San Diego County park rangers have selected 10 trails for residents to explore at this beautiful time of the year. The picks are scattered from the coast to the mountains and deserts, and they're a mix of some of the most popular and least traveled. Before hitting the trail, consider the difficulty...

  • In Good Taste: Little Lion Café in Ocean Beach grows up to be a roaring success

    In Good Taste: Little Lion Café in Ocean Beach grows up to be a roaring success

    In Good Taste: Opening the Little Lion Café in Ocean Beach was a childhood dream come true for the Coulon sisters — Chef Anne-Marie, Jacqueline and Dominique. From the day they were toddlers, the sisters said they would "play restaurant" in their grandparents' iconic eatery, the Belgian Lion —...

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