I admit, at first I was embarrassed by my own awe and wonder, my own enthusiasm and Facebook posting of the event in the sky. I got swept up in the kids' excitement, I thought. I didn't do my journalistic due diligence before I posted, I scolded myself. Both true. And yet.
Across the world graffiti is labeled a nuisance by government officials and citizens alike. Increasingly, however, some communities see graffiti as a new art form that ought to be nurtured and seen as an expression of a vibrant culture and a forward thinking community.
Psychedelia is a synesthesia of colorful sounds and tasty visions, a perfect recipe of potent flavors that stimulate all of the senses. As a fresh wave of neo-hippies reshape the psychedelic lifestyle, San Diego-based indie band The Verigolds seem to fit the soundtrack of this lifestyle.
If we indeed believe in diversity, reverence for life, and sustainability, no beings are more deserving of our compassion than members of our own species who have no habitat to call home.
I'm a sucker for al fresco dining -- and so here are my top five picks from across the country. Would you like a view with your salad? Fall is my favorite time of year, as I love planning weekend getaways around California, my new home state, cruising around and enjoying the crisp air.
I think you saw something in my eyes. I believe you noticed something was off and you led with what you, clearly, knew best: kindness.
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free." So reads The New Colossus, by Emma Lazarus, inscribed on the Statute of Liberty -- that beacon of freedom and opportunity for millions of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island. But do we believe it anymore?
Traveling can evoke innovations and creations unlike any other muse. The inundation of new interactions, challenges, tastes, sights, smells and sounds awaken the spirit. Singer, songwriter, and healer, Meniyka Kiravell, has dipped the quill of her mind into the bottomless inkwell of travel.
Okay, don't hate us for bringing this up, but summer is almost over. The official final day of the season isn't till September 22, but most largely associate the end of summer Fridays, summer beach days, summer lazy days -- you name it -- with that dreaded Tuesday following Labor Day.
Families looking for a classic resort experience with activities they can do together in a slow-paced, relaxing environment will find that there are still plenty of great choices.
Rising ticket prices, declining attendance, lack of sufficient philanthropic contributions and an aging and dying patron base all contribute to the Opera, and for that matter, many performing arts organizations.
For Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Chicano to be named U.S. poet laureate, migration is both his biography and a major component of his poetic style. The child of migrant farm workers, Herrera grew up following harvests from San Diego to San Francisco, and his writing has likewise displayed a remarkable range.
What attracts young souls to embark on a path of open mics? What pushed the more experienced comics to always come back? I spoke to some of San Diego's entertainers, to get answers that could help you understand what it means to be a stand-up comedian and how, if you want, you could do be one too.
At 36 years old, former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has re-invented himself as a striker.
Mir (17-9, 15-9 UFC), a former titleholder, is one of the most prolific MMA submission artists in UFC history, having finished eight fights on account of his high level Brazilian jiu jitsu.