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  • Art and entertainment return to Escondido's Grand Avenue

    Art and entertainment return to Escondido's Grand Avenue

    Dancing, twirling, acting and more fun are part of the annual Grand Avenue Festival in Escondido this weekend. Hundreds of vendors will be downtown with handmade items, along with food and local entertainment. While strolling along Grand Avenue, be sure to stop by the Maple Street plaza stage to...

  • A celebration and support of the military during Fleet Week

    A celebration and support of the military during Fleet Week

    From a military family tailgate party to a viewing party for the big football game between the Navy and Notre Dame, Fleet Week San Diego is filled with a week of events to celebrate the men and women serving in the military and demonstrate support for that service. The community is invited to join...

  • Long-delayed Dog Haus restaurant opening in Vista

    Long-delayed Dog Haus restaurant opening in Vista

    Although its opening has been delayed by more than a year, the Dog Haus Biergarten in downtown Vista will make amends with its patient customers this weekend. From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, which is opening day at the gourmet sausage and beer eatery, visitors will receive a free “Haus Dog” of...

  • With 'The Jungle Book,' San Diego Ballet remains true to its core traditions, with a twist

    With 'The Jungle Book,' San Diego Ballet remains true to its core traditions, with a twist

    As a hip-hop dancer who plays King Louis the orangutan in San Diego Ballet’s production of “The Jungle Book,” David Simmons is skillful at monkeying around. His orange, camouflage print costume is festooned with yellow fur that sprouts from his arms and legs, and he models his “big moves” after...

  • For my list of Top 10 San Diego Italian restaurants, I could only find 7

    For my list of Top 10 San Diego Italian restaurants, I could only find 7

    Me: Well, this pasta isn’t very good. Everyone: Why are you so picky about your Italian food? Me: I’m not picky; picky means you can’t be pleased. I have high standards. I’ve had a variation of that conversation for the 15 years I’ve lived in San Diego — especially over the past four months that...

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