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04.17.2014 by Nate Martins
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Urban high-rises are being built, people are still sleeping on the streets.  Petco Park brought the initial revitalization of East Village. The area surrounding the ballpark is clean and modern, full of businesses that blur the thick line between Ga ... [more]
The Filmatic Festival, a digital-media playground celebrating the future of film-going, was created to celebrate the creative media work of UCSD faculty and students, to be a catalyst for creativity on campus and in San Diego, and to transform traditional passive film going attendance to ones of active, immersive and inspiring experiences. The first of its kind in San Diego, the Filmatic Festival aims to blur the line between audience and artist and upend expectations. Experiences include interactive performances and screenings, gaming, media installations, 3D experiences, workshops, crowd-sourced material, digital industry ArtTalks!, parties, and more. Tickets can be purchased by phone @ (858) 534-8497 or online @ or in person @ the UC San Diego Box Office, Price Center Plaza[more]
The San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) announced the launch of its newest educational program, Context, an ongoing forum to keep the conversation alive about the value of excellence in the design of our built environment. The first program in the series is titled, Context Volume I: Celebrating Civic Courage. The event will honor the new San Diego Central Library and those involved in its planning, design, funding and construction.  The highlight of the evening will be an intimate on-stage conversation between Dr. Irwin Jacobs, architect Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA and moderator Darlene Shiley.[more]
It's time again for the Annual Pearl Hotel/Community Gives Fundraiser to raise money for the San Diego High School/Academy of Finance Senior Trip to New York City. Social Membership is $35.  If you want to play in the tourney it's $65 per player.  They have other great packages if you want to donate a little bit more and get a gift card to the Pearl/T shirt for the event, etc. There will be a great lunch and Ballast Point Beer poolside all afternoon.  Sunny skies and smiles are included. If you want to support the cause but can't make the event, any  donation over $150 gets you a Complimentary One night stay Certificate at the Pearl Hotel!!!!. Each and every dollar helps us send a student to NYC and an opportunity to expand their horizons.[more]
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Jeff Motch   Co-owner , Blind Lady Ale House and Tiger!Tiger!
What was the defining moment that led you to open Blind Lady Ale House and later to expand? Sitting in Live Wire after an indoor soccer game talking to my future partner, Lee Chase, about life and beer. We both had quit really good jobs (Lee quit as Master Brewer at Stone and I quit as […] [more]