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San Diego Jewish Film Fest Celebrates A Quarter Century

Feb. 4
By Beth Accomando
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Fifty shorts, 48 features and documentaries, 10 days and five venues — the 25th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival promises lots of choices and diversity.

Review: 'Nebraska'

Nov. 27
By Beth Accomando
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“Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and ”The Hobbit 2" might be getting most of the media attention but little films like Alexander Payne's “Nebraska” refuse to be eclipsed by these Hollywood behemoths.

And, The 2013 One Book Selection Is…

May 14
By Monica Medina
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The verdict is in. The new One Book, One San Diego selection has been chosen. Starting in October, this will be the book that the entire community will come together to read for one extraordinary purpose—to enrich our lives through reading, and discover new worlds while sharing a common experience.

Yale Strom, A Champion for Klezmer

Jewish Heritage Month 2013 Honoree

May 1
By Monica Medina
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Listen to klezmer music and it will harken you back to another time. Rich with tradition, the haunting melodies are a testament to the Jewish people and all they’ve endured throughout the course of history. To me, klezmer has the capacity to reach into our hearts and stir us to feel its beauty and soul.

San Diego Cooks: El Borrego

April 3
By Monica Medina
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When Rodnia Novarro and her mother Rosario Sotelo opened El Borrego, a restaurant in the heart of El Cajon Boulevard nearly eight years ago, it was with one purpose in mind: to bring to San Diego the traditional cuisine of Southern Mexico, from barbacoa to green pozole.

Review: 'Bless Me, Ultima'

Feb. 22
By Nate John
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"Bless Me, Ultima" opens in San Diego February 22. It is far too evident that the script was chopped up from the original novel. But the story and themes are timeless.

The Museum That Chuck Ambers Built

Black History Month: 2013 Honoree

Jan. 30
By Monica Medina
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Take a walk down Congress Street in Old Town and you’ll pass shops selling souvenirs, jewelry, and postcards. You may see a restaurant or two. But, walk too quickly and you’ll probably miss the little house near the corner of Congress and Conde Street.

Tom K. Wong on Life as an Undocumented Youth

Jan. 9
By Monica Medina
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Tom K. Wong is haunted by a childhood memory. It is of being awakened in the middle of the night by his mother, and being taken into the hallway, along with his older brother. There, she held them both tightly and sobbed while helicopters hovered overhead.

San Diego Cooks: ‘Mexillent’ Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Jan. 2
By Monica Medina
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Margo Porras is on a health mission, of sorts. As a San Diego-based blogger, she wants Latinos, particularly those of Mexican descent, like her, to eat healthier.

Seniors Often Forgotten During The Holidays

Dec. 27
By Kenny Goldberg
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The Christmas holidays can be an especially rough time for the elderly who are in poor health and live alone.

San Diego Cooks: Orange Stuffing

Dec. 20
By Deanna Mackey
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I didn’t know stuffing was “supposed” to be brown until I was 8-or 9 years-old and realized the bready, lumpy dish on my paternal grandmother’s Christmas table was ALSO stuffing. I say “also” because until that point, to me, stuffing had only been one color…an earthy shade of orange.

San Diego Cooks: German Rouladen

Dec. 19
By Monica Medina
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Susan McBeth grew up, the daughter of an Air Force father and a German mother. For her, living on a base, there was nothing like her mother’s cooking.

Happy Birthday, El Cajon

Dec. 12
Consuela Steward
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The children waited patiently for the recreation leader to announce the next activity. He pulled out two brightly colored, round parachutes. Once untied, each one billowed, revealing colors of red, green, yellow and blue. There were not enough handles on the parachutes for every child, but that didn’t matter. They listened carefully to the leader’s instructions. It was apparent in their faces of anticipation that they all knew exactly what to do.

Stephanie Bergsma Leaves Her Imprint

Dec. 10
By Monica Medina
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When I think of the people who personify KPBS, who’ve given so much of themselves to make the station what it is today, two come to mind. Two powerful and remarkable women, that is.

Elderly Members Of Atheist Group Face Jeers, Fears From Peers

Dec. 5
By Claire Trageser
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A group of retirement center residents in Carlsbad have started a group called Atheists Anonymous. But the group's leader says their reception hasn't been positive.

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