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Stories by Angela Carone

Robert Mosher, San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge Architect, Dead At 94

Robert Mosher, San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge Architect, Dead At 94

July 27
By Angela Carone

The architect whose designs drove the iconic bridge and many other buildings in San Diego and La Jolla has died.

Oceanside Native Chris Thile Will Be Next Host of 'A Prairie Home C...

Oceanside Native Chris Thile Will Be Next Host of 'A Prairie Home Companion'

July 21
By Angela Carone

Oceanside native Chris Thile will take over hosting for Garrison Keillor who will retire from "A Prairie Home Companion" in 2016.

Conservancy Sets Priorities For Ever-Changing Balboa Park

Conservancy Sets Priorities For Ever-Changing Balboa Park

July 21
By Angela Carone

A look at how the five-year-old Balboa Park Conservancy plans to preserve and maintain San Diego's "crown jewel" now that there's a new CEO leading the charge.

Fate Of Che Café At UCSD In Extended Limbo

Fate Of Che Café At UCSD In Extended Limbo

July 16
By Angela Carone

Supporters of the Che Café at UC San Diego have been given a short reprieve from eviction. They now hope to work with the university to preserve the music venue and vegan cafe.

Behind The Scenes At The Symphony’s Surprise Star Wars Concert

Behind The Scenes At The Symphony’s Surprise Star Wars Concert

July 14
By Angela Carone

The San Diego Symphony performed a surprise concert for 7,000 Star Wars fans during Comic-Con and it was all kept top secret.

Art Exhibit About Coney Island Opens At San Diego Museum Of Art

Art Exhibit About Coney Island Opens At San Diego Museum Of Art

July 13
By Angela Carone

Over the decades, artists, filmmakers and writers have been fascinated with Coney Island’s amusement parks and carnival sideshows.

Tony Award-Winning Director Back At The Old Globe With 'Kiss Me, Kate'

Tony Award-Winning Director Back At The Old Globe With 'Kiss Me, Kate'

July 6
By Angela Carone

After winning last year’s Tony Award for best director of a musical, Darko Tresnjak is back in San Diego with “Kiss Me, Kate."

North County Theater Takes On Assisted Suicide, Medical Marijuana

North County Theater Takes On Assisted Suicide, Medical Marijuana

July 3
By Angela Carone

Topics facing the baby boomer generation are finding their way to the stage. The small but mighty Intrepid Theatre Company is taking on some big issues.

Balboa Park's Aging Plumbing Threatens Museums' Collections

Balboa Park's Aging Plumbing Threatens Museums' Collections

June 17
By Angela Carone

Balboa Park is more than 100 years old and so is some of its plumbing, and that has some folks who work in the park worried.

Missing Kensington Video? Winnie's Family Plans To Reopen Store

Missing Kensington Video? Winnie's Family Plans To Reopen Store

June 12
By Angela Carone

The beloved family-owned video rental store that shut down in March now plans to reopen in the fall.

UC San Diego May Lose Art Gallery

UC San Diego May Lose Art Gallery

May 25
By Angela Carone

The university's 50-year-old art gallery has not been funded for next year.

Being Naked In UCSD Art Class Is Required But Not Remarkable

Being Naked In UCSD Art Class Is Required But Not Remarkable

May 18
By Angela Carone

Having to get naked for a college class may seem unusual, but maybe not if you’re an art student. A UCSD professor has been at the center of a media storm because he requires students to do just that.

Art About Jamaican Dancehall On View At Lux Art Institute

Art About Jamaican Dancehall On View At Lux Art Institute

May 13
By Angela Carone

Jamaican artist Ebony G. Patterson makes tapestries featuring the world of dancehall music, fashion, and culture.

Balboa Park's Timken Museum Appoints New General Manager

Balboa Park's Timken Museum Appoints New General Manager

May 11
By Angela Carone

Megan Pogue, a former vice president at the San Diego Symphony, will be the first general manager at the Timken Museum of Art.

San Diego Opera Settlement With Former Executives Tops $1 Million

San Diego Opera Settlement With Former Executives Tops $1 Million

May 1
By Angela Carone, Tarryn Mento

Newly released tax documents show the former head of the San Diego Opera and its chief fundraiser walked away with more than $1 million in a privately negotiated employment settlement.

USD Could Face Second Sexual Assault Lawsuit

USD Could Face Second Sexual Assault Lawsuit

April 20
By Angela Carone

Lawyer claims he will file a second civil lawsuit against the University of San Diego for mishandling sexual assault cases.

Balboa Park Conservancy Hires CEO

Balboa Park Conservancy Hires CEO

April 16
By Angela Carone

Thomas Herrera-Mishler will be the new CEO and executive director of the Balboa Park Conservancy, the first in the nonprofit's history.

Slab City's East Jesus Not Waiting For Bulldozers To Arrive

Slab City's East Jesus Not Waiting For Bulldozers To Arrive

April 16
By Angela Carone, Brooke Ruth, Katie Schoolov

An artists' collective in Slab City called East Jesus is fighting to keep its land — and the art its residents have created. The collective and Slab City are on state-owned land in Imperial County.

Will Slab City Remain The Last Free Place In America?

Will Slab City Remain The Last Free Place In America?

April 15
By Angela Carone

The future of Slab City's squatter community — 140 miles east of San Diego — is threatened as the state considers selling the desert land in Imperial County.

Selfie Sticks Banned At Coachella Music Festival

Selfie Sticks Banned At Coachella Music Festival

March 31
By Angela Carone

If you were hoping to grab a selfie at Coachella this year, you’ll have to do it the old-fashioned way.

Another Protest To Save The Ché Café At UC San Diego

Another Protest To Save The Ché Café At UC San Diego

March 24
By Angela Carone

About 40 protesters are making a last ditch effort to save the Ché Café, a progressive music venue that was evicted by UC San Diego administrators last week.

UCSD Serves Eviction Notice To Iconic Music Venue Ché Café

UCSD Serves Eviction Notice To Iconic Music Venue Ché Café

March 20
By Angela Carone

Sheriff's deputies have served the operators of the Ché Café with an eviction notice, marking the latest and most serious threat to the underground music venue and vegetarian restaurant on the edge of campus.

Balboa And Civic Theatres Announce New CEO

Balboa And Civic Theatres Announce New CEO

March 12
By Angela Carone

There is new leadership at two of downtown’s most prominent theaters. After 40 years, the CEO is leaving, and a replacement has been announced.

La Jolla Symphony And Chorus Creates Berlioz Splash Zone

La Jolla Symphony And Chorus Creates Berlioz Splash Zone

March 12
By Angela Carone

The La Jolla Symphony and Chorus takes on the challenge of performing Hector Berlioz's "Requiem" and gathers more than 300 musicians to make it happen.

David Bennett Named General Director Of San Diego Opera

David Bennett Named General Director Of San Diego Opera

March 11
By Angela Carone

The Gotham Chamber Opera leader has been named the new general director of the San Diego Opera.

Stunning El Anatsui Exhibit On Display At Museum of Contemporary Ar...

Stunning El Anatsui Exhibit On Display At Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

March 9
By Angela Carone

A stunning new exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego features the work of an internationally acclaimed artist from Africa who makes shimmering sculptures out of discarded bottle caps.

Mayor Faulconer Reads To San Diego Students On Dr. Seuss' Birthday

Mayor Faulconer Reads To San Diego Students On Dr. Seuss' Birthday

March 2
By Angela Carone

Celebrations were held throughout the county Monday in honor of Theodore Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss. The date marks the author’s 111th birthday.

San Diego To Host Major Shakespeare Exhibit

San Diego To Host Major Shakespeare Exhibit

Feb. 26
By Angela Carone, City News Service

A touring exhibition of the first written collection of Shakespeare plays will make its only California stop in San Diego next year.

Handmade Black Dolls Exhibit Offers Insight Into Past And Present

Handmade Black Dolls Exhibit Offers Insight Into Past And Present

Feb. 26
By Angela Carone

How important is it for children to have dolls that look like them? An exhibit of handmade black dolls at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park offers some historical insight into this question.

SDSU Greek System Sponsors Sexual Assault Prevention Series

SDSU Greek System Sponsors Sexual Assault Prevention Series

Feb. 17
By Angela Carone

Fraternities and sororities organize events at San Diego State to spark dialogue and raise awareness about sexual violence.

Exhibit In La Jolla Imagines Alternate Future For Lost Buildings

Exhibit In La Jolla Imagines Alternate Future For Lost Buildings

Feb. 16
By Angela Carone

A new exhibit at the La Jolla Historical Society explores an alternate future for important buildings lost to history. "What Was Is" features an impressive list of how artists imagine what those buildings would look like today.

Small Theaters Win Big At San Diego Awards Ceremony

Small Theaters Win Big At San Diego Awards Ceremony

Feb. 9
By Angela Carone

San Diego theater critics gave out their awards for the best in local theater Monday night at the annual Craig Noel Awards. This year, the smaller theaters were in the spotlight.

Saturday Night Live Veteran Puts Life On La Jolla Playhouse Stage

Saturday Night Live Veteran Puts Life On La Jolla Playhouse Stage

Feb. 6
By Angela Carone

As the longest running cast member in the history of Saturday Night Live, Darrell Hammond is known for his impressions. He’s played Al Gore, Sean Connery and most famously, Bill Clinton. But throughout his life Hammond struggled with deep seated trauma. Now he's putting his life story on the stage in "The Darrell Hammond Project," a world premiere, one-man show at the La Jolla Playhouse.

Modest Centennial Celebration Underway In Balboa Park

Modest Centennial Celebration Underway In Balboa Park

Jan. 16
By Angela Carone

There was supposed to be a yearlong party in Balboa Park this year. It’s the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, which put San Diego and Balboa Park on the map. The city’s big party fizzled, but the park museums have a plan of their own.

Culture Shock's Hip Hop Nutcracker Opens At Spreckels Theatre

Culture Shock's Hip Hop Nutcracker Opens At Spreckels Theatre

Jan. 2
By Angela Carone

Local hip hop dance company Culture Shock is reinventing a holiday classic. It opens on Saturday at downtown's Spreckel's Theatre.

Balboa Park's Iconic California Tower Opens To Public After 80 Years

Balboa Park's Iconic California Tower Opens To Public After 80 Years

Dec. 29
By Angela Carone

For the first time since 1935, the California Tower at the San Diego Museum of Man will be open to visitors beginning New Year's Day.

North Park's Digital Gym Gets Ready To Show 'The Interview'

North Park's Digital Gym Gets Ready To Show 'The Interview'

Dec. 24
By Angela Carone, Matthew Bowler

The 46-seat nonprofit movie theater doesn't usually show big-studio, R-rated buddy comedies, but it's making an exception for "The Interview" after Sony Pictures reversed a decision to pull it from the screen.

San Diego Opera Conductor To Step Down After 35 Years

San Diego Opera Conductor To Step Down After 35 Years

Dec. 23
By Angela Carone

San Diego Opera's resident conductor and longest tenured employee is stepping down after 35 years with the company.

La Jolla Playhouse Fills Leadership Post With Rising Latino Director

La Jolla Playhouse Fills Leadership Post With Rising Latino Director

Dec. 22
By Angela Carone

Jaime Castañeda will become the associate artistic director at La Jolla Playhouse. Castañeda is known for shepherding young, emerging talent to the stage, especially the work of Latino artists.

SDSU Shuts Down Fraternity After Members Harassed Anti-Rape Marchers

SDSU Shuts Down Fraternity After Members Harassed Anti-Rape Marchers

Dec. 16
By Angela Carone

San Diego State University and the national office of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity shut down the SDSU chapter after a string of policy violations, including members harassing protesters at an anti-rape march.

New Course Required For SDSU Fraternity Members In Light Of Sexual ...

New Course Required For SDSU Fraternity Members In Light Of Sexual Assaults

Dec. 15
By Angela Carone, City News Service

Greek organizations also will provide training for bystanders who witness a sexual assault, a leadership forum for sororities and encourage discussions among Greek leaders, school officials and the larger student body.

2 Fraternity Members Arrested In Cal State San Marcos Sex Assault Case

2 Fraternity Members Arrested In Cal State San Marcos Sex Assault Case

Dec. 11
By Angela Carone

Two Cal State San Marcos students and members of Tau Kappa Epsilon were arrested Thursday in an ongoing investigation that involves sexual assault allegations.

Student Sexual Assault Protest Leads To Demands And Dialogue

Student Sexual Assault Protest Leads To Demands And Dialogue

Dec. 9
By Angela Carone

Student activists led a march and sit-in Tuesday on the San Diego State campus. They asked administrators to take action against the school's fraternities, which they say perpetuate rape culture.

SDSU Students Protest Over Fraternities And Sexual Assault

SDSU Students Protest Over Fraternities And Sexual Assault

Dec. 8
By Angela Carone

Student activists on the campus of San Diego State will lead a protest march demanding that administrators address the issue of sexual assaults in campus Greek life.

Group Teaches San Diegans How To Slaughter Animals For Food

Group Teaches San Diegans How To Slaughter Animals For Food

Nov. 24
By Angela Carone

Death for Food, a group of San Diego food writers, ranchers and documentarians, wants to connect meat eaters to the process of how meat gets made by demonstrating how to slaughter animals. Animal-rights activists and vegans are not happy about it.

Expansion Plans Presented For La Jolla Contemporary Art Museum

Expansion Plans Presented For La Jolla Contemporary Art Museum

Nov. 19
By Angela Carone

Early designs for the expanded Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla reveal a bigger footprint and a building that tries to be "kinder."

Brewery Artwork Saved From Wrecking Ball Gets New Life In Logan Hei...

Brewery Artwork Saved From Wrecking Ball Gets New Life In Logan Heights Library

Nov. 11
By Angela Carone

Painted in the 1930s, discovered in the 1980s, and then mothballed for years, the city-owned murals and artifacts from Barrio Logan's historic Aztec Brewery will be placed in the Logan Heights Library.

Justice Elusive In SDSU Sexual Assault Case

Justice Elusive In SDSU Sexual Assault Case

Nov. 6
By Angela Carone

Jennifer was a 20-year-old junior at SDSU when she reported that her boyfriend sexually assaulted her. She is one of the few victims of sexual assault to report the abuse and to battle in the university judicial system.

Group Marches To Protest CHE Café Eviction

Group Marches To Protest CHE Café Eviction

Oct. 28
By Angela Carone

The protesters delivered a petition to UCSD Chancellor Pradeep Khosla to save the CHE Café. Last week a judge ruled in favor of UCSD after it sued the collective that runs the café for refusing to vacate the building.

Fraternity Culture Linked To College Sexual Assault Problem

Fraternity Culture Linked To College Sexual Assault Problem

Oct. 21
By Angela Carone

The attention paid to rape on campus has brought fraternity culture under a microscope. Sexual assault at fraternities is a serious problem that some universities and even some Greeks are starting to confront.