Arts & Entertainment

  • Q&A: Del Mar author unearths the secrets to a thriving marriage

    Q&A: Del Mar author unearths the secrets to a thriving marriage

    Seemingly all of a sudden, the friends of Jayne Haines’ two children were getting engaged or married, prompting the questions to come pouring in: How in the world have she and her husband managed to sustain their marriage these past 30 years? But then, it was her son who had gotten engaged, and...

  • Del Mar Art Center Gallery to present 'Art Comes Alive!' opening reception

    Del Mar Art Center Gallery to present 'Art Comes Alive!' opening reception

    The Del Mar Art Center Gallery ushers in 2018 with “ART Comes Alive!" The opening art reception featuring music, refreshments, wine and art is Saturday Feb. 3 from 5-8 p.m. – free admission and two-hour validation is provided for the underground parking

  • Unique gifts abound at Handcrafted

    Unique gifts abound at Handcrafted

    As if moving to a new country wasn't a big enough undertaking, Tomoko Sakurai took over ownership of a unique Solana Beach business just a month after. The Japan native, who moved to Solana Beach last June, purchased the Handcrafted store in the South Cedros Avenue Design District in July from...

  • Encinitas thriller writer Reich launches new hero, new series

    Encinitas thriller writer Reich launches new hero, new series

    Encinitas thriller writer Christopher Reich’s new novel, “The Take,” features a mobster-turned-fixer who finds himself chasing after a stolen letter so sensitive it could upend the world’s balance of power. Reich (“Numbered Account,” “Rules of Deception”) will be at the Gordon Biersch Brewery in...

  • Mom and son lighting up the fashion world

    Mom and son lighting up the fashion world

    What do you get when you combine a mom with a passion for fashion design with a son who’s a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at UC San Diego? In the case of family entrepreneurs Rachel Merrill and Devon Merrill of San Diego, you get Lighted Clothing, a new company that is pushing boundaries...

  • Oct. 19: Event briefs

    Oct. 19: Event briefs

    Joyapalooza: Rhythm and Roots Enjoy an evening under the stars with local nonprofit Resounding Joy at Joyapalooza: Rhythm and Roots, an event to benefit its important work to bring music therapy to the community. Celebrate the incredible power of music by rolling up your sleeves for interactive...

  • Del Mar author pens insights into life in Eastern Sierras

    Del Mar author pens insights into life in Eastern Sierras

    First there are the black bears, dozens of them in and around Mammoth Lakes, wandering the streets and the occasional supermarket aisle, townsfolk and their ursine interlopers navigating a tenuous, sometimes severe, coexistence. All sorts of idiosyncrasies come to mind when Jennifer Crittenden...

  • The New Old: Dr. Ken Druck’s new book touts advancing years as opportunities

    The New Old: Dr. Ken Druck’s new book touts advancing years as opportunities

    Dr. Ken Druck’s latest book, “Courageous Aging: Your Best Years Ever Reimagined,” was already gliding up the Amazon charts upon its release Oct. 3, due partly to pre-orders based on the author’s reputation. Then, Druck’s 91-year-old aunt, a Holocaust survivor, called him from her home in New York...

  • Third annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival at The Forum Carlsbad Oct. 14-15

    Third annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival at The Forum Carlsbad Oct. 14-15

    The Forum Carlsbad and West Coast Artists present the third annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival to be held at The Forum Carlsbad on Saturday, Oct. 14,

  • Surf photo pioneer is using his talents for broader benefit

    Surf photo pioneer is using his talents for broader benefit

    The lifetime Aaron Chang has spent in the surf-break can be measured in magazine covers and the innumerable accolades won over his storied career as a genre-defining photographer. It can also be measured by the scar tissue that plagues his sinuses. “I’ve had so many sinus infections, ear infections,...

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