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Let them eat soup (at Nordstrom)

Posted: April 14th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. It was one of those rare times that I took myself to lunch at a cost nearing what I’d pay for dinner in a moderately priced restaurant — $27 plus tip, to be exact. For at least two decades I’ve heard from shoppers with loose purse strings about Nordstrom’s lovely third-floor restaurant, Marketplace Cafe, and its renowned tomato-basil soup, in particular.

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Bringing Broadway talent to college

Posted: April 14th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured | No Comments

Diverse and with plenty of gay subtlety, it offers the full R-rated monty By David Dixon Since being a faculty member at San Diego State, Stephen Brotebeck has directed several acclaimed productions, including highly successful interpretations of “The Drowsy Chaperone” and “Jesus Christ Superstar in Concert.” His next show will be the Broadway adaptation of “The Full Monty,” which he not only directs, but will also act as choreographer for the fun and salty play.

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Foodie Flashes – April 14, 2017

Posted: April 14th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Foodie Flashes | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Foodie Flashes The two-story building at the corner of Ninth and University avenues in Hillcrest that was rumored to become a Japanese restaurant has been fully leased instead to Better Buzz Coffee Roasters. The Vista-based company is currently working with designers and architects to transform the house-like structure into a full-production roasting facility and café that will feature a “ring of seating” for customers to view the roasting process, said […]

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Senior Matters: North Park senior housing applications

Posted: April 14th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Senior Matters | 1 Comment

By William E. Kelly | Senior Matters The focus of this article is information regarding the application process and instructions for those interested in applying, qualifying and living in one of the 76 apartments currently under construction in the first LGBT-affirming senior housing project in North Park. But first, it is important to know a little about how this project came about, because more are needed and it is up to the community to advocate for […]

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Old on the outside

Posted: April 14th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Life Beyond Therapy | No Comments

By Michael Kimmel | Life Beyond Therapy Recently, a client told me: “I feel old on the outside, but so young on the inside. Why doesn’t anyone see this or understand? I am just learning (in my mid-60s) how to enjoy myself and not worry about what other people think of me. I’m finally learning how to have fun. “That is my inner experience. My outer experience is that I am treated like an unattractive, uninteresting […]

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Letters to the editor – April 14, 2017

Posted: April 14th, 2017 | Editorial, Featured, Letters to the editor | No Comments

Climate change for the people Martin Luther King Jr. said, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Current surveys show that more than 75 percent of the country believes climate change is not only real and that human activities are the cause behind it, but that it’s a serious hazard for the young generation and the coming generations.

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Thirty miles and worlds apart

Posted: March 31st, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

SDGMC embraces their extended family across the border By Tom Felkner It’s Monday night and the 170 singers belonging to the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (SDGMC) have gathered on an unseasonably cool Hillcrest evening to rehearse for its upcoming “Broadway NOW” show. There’s singing, dancing and even a TV news crew stopping by to film the group for an upcoming segment.

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A trip down the yellow brick road

Symphony holding first LGBT night, ‘Oz’ is theme By Dave Fidlin Thoughts of the symphony might conjure up images of formal attire and an all-around buttoned-up atmosphere for some, but with special events that include performances alongside screenings of such disparate films as “Star Trek” and “Home Alone,” the San Diego Symphony has been trying to broaden its fan base in recent years.

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Lights, camera … crown

Posted: March 31st, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, News | No Comments

Investiture and Royale Ball are big productions Morgan M. Hurley | Editor The Imperial Court de San Diego is one of the oldest and most preeminent charitable nonprofits within our local LGBT community and this weekend, the newly crowned Emperor Jay Heimbach and Empress Angel Fairfax will formally invest their court for the 2017 reign. The “investiture,” as it is called, will act as a precursor to the 2017 Royale Ball, which serves as the […]

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Don’t let the new attorney general push us back into the closet

Posted: March 31st, 2017 | Editorial, Featured, Opinions | No Comments

By Jordan Grasso | Guest OpEd In early February, Donald Trump appointed Jeff Sessions as U.S. attorney general. The confirmation of Sessions to Trump’s team is going to have detrimental affects on the LGBT community by pushing back the fight for LGBT equality and forcing many members back into the closet. As attorney general, Sessions represents one of the most important cabinet posts within the administration. He provides legal advice to the U.S. government while […]

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted: March 31st, 2017 | Editorial, Featured, Opinions | No Comments

My second ‘coming out’ By Fernando Lopez In some ways it’s hard to believe that it’s been almost four years since I was raped. Thankfully most days go by now where it doesn’t cross my mind, but that’s due to having had immediate access to health care, mental health services and relationships that gave me an understanding of who to turn to for help and at which agencies.

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