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Breathing new life into popular music

Posted: July 28th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Music | No Comments

By David Dixon One of the fresh aspects about San Diego Musical Theatre’s production of the 1990s-themed musical, “Pump Up the Volume,” is the casting of up-and-coming performers. Seven players take part in a revue that features renditions of songs from the likes of Celine Dion, Destiny’s Child, U2, Jennifer Lopez and Boyz II Men. […]

Alvarado Hospital expansion well underway

Posted: July 28th, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By Jeff Clemetson | Editor On June 29, construction workers raised and installed the final beam for the frame of Alvarado Hospital’s emergency room expansion. To celebrate the milestone, construction workers and hospital staff gathered for a ceremony that included speeches, food and the signing of the last beam. In a tradition of ironworkers, the […]

‘Hands of love’

Posted: July 28th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews | 3 Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. Oscar Acosta recalls telling his wife, Dulce, before they got married, “One day we’re going to have a restaurant.” The couple first met at a farmers market in their native Mexico City. They eventually moved to Spring Valley, where they run one of the best and most underrated Mexican restaurants in […]

Hearing from our veterans

Posted: July 28th, 2017 | Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch Too often the articles we read — in general, but about politics specifically — can be considered entirely negative in nature. In this column I have often highlighted the negative actions/positions/ statements of San Diego’s members of Congress — usually our Republican members of Congress, but occasionally our Democratic members […]

Special education teacher honored

Posted: July 28th, 2017 | Featured, News | 1 Comment

By Nathaniel Malicdem Business leader, teacher, scholar, pioneer, administrator, and mother of three daughters: these are just a few words that can be used to describe Evelyn Wills’ lifetime of achievements and remarkable success.

Ford ASSET grads navigating new roads 

Posted: July 28th, 2017 | College, Featured, News | No Comments

By Della Elliott Last week’s commencement of the first Ford ASSET graduates at Cuyamaca College since 2013 was a double cause for celebration. The 16 students were the first to graduate since the program was brought back from a two-year hiatus and a new class is set to begin in the fall with online innovations […]