Karla Peterson

Writer

Features writer Karla Peterson is a longtime San Diegan whose U-T San Diego beats have included TV criticism, pop-culture, Comic-Con and San Diego people and lifestyles. She has won awards for entertainment criticism from the American Association of Sunday and Features Editors. A graduate of San Diego State University, she has been with the U-T since 1985.

Recent Articles

  • At home with stylist Kristi Brooks

    At home with stylist Kristi Brooks

    A Top Chef's home kitchen, a master mixologist's home bar, a stylist-to-the-stars' home closet, a celebrated interior designer's home décor and a prominent architect's, well, home, beg the question -how do professional San Diegans bring their work home? Open their doors and see. Hair & makeup by...

  • Dinosaurs invade the San Diego Natural History Museum

    Dinosaurs invade the San Diego Natural History Museum

    She is 32.8 feet long. She weighs more than 8,800 pounds. She has a 7-foot long neck, complete with spines. She was probably an herbivore, and most likely swallowed her ferns and gingkos whole, due to a lack of teeth. And in truth, she may or may not be a she. The scientists call her an Amargasaurus,...

  • Big top or bust? Learning the ropes at San Diego Circus Center's trapeze class

    Big top or bust? Learning the ropes at San Diego Circus Center's trapeze class

    Before you run away to join a San Diego Circus Center class, ask yourself the following questions: 1. Do I have the upper-body strength of an Olympic gymnast or Popeye? 2. Do I have the grace of a prima ballerina or a mermaid? 3. Do I have clothes that will stay put while I am hanging upside down?...

  • Mane course: Seafood-forward Lionfish seeks to become king of urban jungle

    Mane course: Seafood-forward Lionfish seeks to become king of urban jungle

      You do not have to be a well-heeled tourist to make yourself at home in the Lionfish restaurant, opening in December in the Gaslamp's swanky new Pendry San Diego hotel. In fact, locals already have a permanent seat at the Lionfish table. "The customer we are focused the most on is really the...

  • San Diego's happy places

    San Diego's happy places

    What a long, exhausting civic trip it's been. No matter which side of the Donald Trump/Hillary Clinton presidential ticket you were on, you have to admit that the roller-coaster election ride was emotionally draining. It might be a new morning in America, but we're toast. "I guess I would say this...

  • In For a Ride

    Whether heading out of town to the ultimate pool party or an off-the-grid escape, touring the wild, wild West requires selecting the right chariot. Adventure is right around the corner, so put the key in the ignition, push the pedal to the metal and arrive in style. DESTINATION: LAS VEGAS In Las...

  • The Bellas: A Twin-Win Situation

    Photography by K.C. Alfred | Styled by Kristi Brooks | Hair by Mercedes Amezquita | Makeup by Eileen Sandoval | Photographer's assistants: Rick Nocon and Ryan Miller | Stylist's assistant: Sammi Manning | Shot on location at Liberty Station This post contains references to products from one or...

  • 'Top Chef' coming to San Diego

    'Top Chef' coming to San Diego

    San Diego's reputation as a foodie haven is now complete. We know this because at least part of the new season of Bravo's "Top Chef" competitive cooking show will be filmed here. Instead of setting up camp in one city as the show usually does, the 13th season of the Bravo TV series will be set...

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