Category Archives: Special Events

Bowling Day

I love the bowls I’ve acquired the last two years at the Third Avenue Charitable Organization (TACO)’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser.  I missed the first of these now-annual events (in 2007), but I wouldn’t dream of not making it to the … Continue reading

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4 Tons of Magic

Sadly, the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace will only be with us for 2 more days.  But it’s pretty amazing he made it here as fast as he did. The 18-ton gem-quality boulder from which he sprang was only discovered (in … Continue reading

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Asian San Diego

Among San Diego’s many museums, the one devoted to San Diego Chinese history is easy to overlook. That’s a shame, I discovered, when I finally got around to a visit there. Opened in 1996, the museum sits at the heart of … Continue reading

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Brazilians on Parade

Having missed last year’s first ever Brazilian Day San Diego street festival and parade, I was happy to make it to the second annual event yesterday. When we arrived a little after 3:30, several blocks of Garnet Avenue had been closed … Continue reading

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Spectacul-air!

The San Diego leg of the Red Bull air races don’t officially start till Saturday (May 9), but the warm-ups have already begun, and they can be pretty diverting in themselves. I was downtown Wednesday afternoon and among those enthralled by the … Continue reading

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