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Writer Explores San Diego’s Best Scenic Drives

Sept. 2
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As a kid growing up in San Diego, Jack Brandais remembers going on Sunday drives. He compiled some of his favorite scenic drives, from the coast to the back country, in a series of Kindle books called Joyride Guru.

What It Takes For Non-Traditional College Students To Succeed In San Diego

Sept. 1
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Roughly 50 percent of San Diego community college students are 25 or older. What does it take for those so-called "non-traditional students" to succeed in college?

Horror Director Wes Craven Dead at 76 Of Brain Cancer

Aug. 30
By Beth Accomando
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Wes Craven died Sunday of brain cancer. He was 76. Here is a piece I wrote back in 2009 when he was producing a remake of his first film, "The Last House on the Left."

Hot Guys And Homophobia Fuel 'Drown'

Aug. 27
By Beth Accomando
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"Drown" premiered in San Diego earlier this year at FilmOut where it won six awards including Best Narrative Feature, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Soundtrack and Outstanding Artistic Achievement. "Drown" (opening Friday at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) is a difficult film to watch but for all the right reasons.

Story Of Murder In San Diego Inspires Book On Forgiveness

Aug. 27
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Azim Khamisa's story of forgiveness after his son's murder inspired journalist Megan Feldman Bettencourt to write a book on the topic. It's called "Triumph of the Heart Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World."

Oscar-Winning Actor George Chakiris Will Appear At 'West Side Story'

Aug. 22
By Beth Accomando
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The 1961 film "West Side Story" screens Monday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m. at the Old Globe's Lowell Davies Festival Stage with actor George Chakiris holding a Q&A before the film.

'Return To Forbidden Planet' Serves Up Shakespeare's Lost Rock And Roll Masterpiece

Aug. 21
By Beth Accomando
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"Return to Forbidden Planet" (running through Sept. 6 at Carlsbad's New Village Arts Theatre) approaches Shakespeare by way of rock and roll music and sci-fi B movies.

'Best Of Enemies' Looks To 1968 Buckley-Vidal Debates

Aug. 20
By Beth Accomando
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In 1968, ABC News was trailing miserably in the ratings and to offset its inability to provide gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Republican and Democratic conventions it came up with the idea of offering a series of debates between William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal. The new documentary, "Best of Enemies" (opening Aug. 21 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinema) focuses on these debates.

Rare Shostakovich Concerts Come To La Jolla SummerFest

Aug. 19
By Angela Carone
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As part of the SummerFest music festival, the La Jolla Music Society is presenting a weekend of chamber music by Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich.

Female War Correspondents 'Race For Paris' To Cover World War II

Aug. 19
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In her new novel, best-selling author Meg Waite Clayton tells the story of two American journalists who are on a mission to document the Liberation of Paris from Nazi Germany.

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