Anne Chao

  • Parenting author, consultant a finalist for the San Diego Book Awards

    Parenting author, consultant a finalist for the San Diego Book Awards

    A local psychotherapist has successfully started a new chapter in her career, as an author. Shelli Chosak, Ph.D., a Carmel Valley resident, has already received several accolades for her first book, “Your Living Legacy: How Your Parenting Style Shapes the Future for You and Your Child,” which provides...

  • Del Mar native wins Emmy College Television award

    Del Mar native wins Emmy College Television award

    A woman who grew up in Del Mar and attended Canyon Crest Academy has been honored with a prestigious filmmaking award. Becky Prolman, 25, a Chapman University graduate, won the Children's Television Programming distinction at the Emmy College Television Awards on May 24 for her senior project titled...

  • Off Track Gallery to host artists' reception

    Off Track Gallery to host artists' reception

    The public is invited to an artists' reception honoring two talented San Dieguito Art Guild members, Karen Fidel (pottery) and Dolores Renner (jewelry), on June 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Off Track Gallery, 937 South Coast Highway 101, suite C-103. Fidel is a ceramic artist. She loves to make wheel-thrown...

  • Teenage rock band to open the Fiesta Del Sol

    Teenage rock band to open the Fiesta Del Sol

    The Elements, a teenage rock band, will be the first band to take the stage at the Fiesta Del Sol Unplugged Stage on Saturday, May 20 at noon. They will be debuting two of their new original songs during their 45-minute set. The Elements will also entertain the crowd with cover songs from bands...

  • The Office star Creed Bratton headed to Belly Up for night of music and comedy

    The Office star Creed Bratton headed to Belly Up for night of music and comedy

    There aren’t many people in entertainment who can say they’ve been a part of a smash television show as well as a hit band

  • New Del Mar photo exhibit offers global perspective

    New Del Mar photo exhibit offers global perspective

    Armchair travelers will have a field day with a new photography exhibit on display at Del Mar’s Herbert B. Turner Gallery at Southfair. The exhibit features 64 photographs by San Diego photographer Michael Orenich, focusing on images from Mongolia, Cuba and Morocco. Also included are shots from...

  • CCA teen excels as dancer and choreographer

    CCA teen excels as dancer and choreographer

    Carmel Valley resident Jacob Soble, 16, has been dancing since he was 6 years old and now the award-winning dancer can add the title of choreographer to his growing resume. The Canyon Crest Academy junior is enrolled in the dance program at Mira Costa College where he is pursuing his dance instructor’s...

  • Del Mar author pens ‘Edelweiss: Chronicle of a Del Mar Beach House 1885 to Now’

    Del Mar author pens ‘Edelweiss: Chronicle of a Del Mar Beach House 1885 to Now’

    While she lived in Manhattan, Juliana Maxey-Allison wrote for “The New York Times Magazine,” “New York,” “Self,” “Ladies Home Journal,” and other publications. But after returning to the West Coast in 2004, she turned her talents to researching and writing about the history of the century-old house...

  • Longtime Carmel Valley painter passionate about art

    Longtime Carmel Valley painter passionate about art

    Carmel Valley resident Annette Paquet has shared her passion for painting with the region’s up-and-coming artists for decades. And though she planned on retiring this year, the 79-year-old’s love of art pulled her back into teaching at San Diego Community College District for at least another year....

  • San Diego Jewish Men’s Chorus to perform at Carmel Valley Library

    San Diego Jewish Men’s Chorus to perform at Carmel Valley Library

    The Carmel Valley Library Family Concert Series presents the San Diego Jewish Men’s Chorus Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. The San Diego Jewish Men's Choir (SDJMC) has been in existence for over 16 years. It is made up of a solid group of more than 25 singers from various walks of life, backgrounds...

  • Production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr. to be presented at Del Mar Heights School

    Production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr. to be presented at Del Mar Heights School

    The Del Mar Heights PTA presents Disney’s Aladdin Jr., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love. When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess Jasmine, he uses a genie’s magic power to become a prince in order to marry her.  The production...

  • Bestselling author Mary E. Pearson is keynote speaker for 2017 CCA Writers’ Conference

    Bestselling author Mary E. Pearson is keynote speaker for 2017 CCA Writers’ Conference

    Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club recently announced that New York Times bestselling author Mary E. Pearson will give the keynote address at the 6th Annual Canyon Crest Academy Writers’ Conference on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Pearson is the award-winning author of young adult novels,...

  • Solana Beach singer tops iTunes jazz charts

    Solana Beach singer tops iTunes jazz charts

    Solana Beach singer Anna Danes recently topped the iTunes jazz charts with her sophomore album. “Find Your Wings” debuted Oct. 29 at No. 1 on the charts. “It’s beyond exciting,” Danes said. “I’m extremely happy. It means something significant to have seen your name next to Frank Sinatra and Ella...

  • Local artists, art galleries showcased in annual Art San Diego

    Local artists, art galleries showcased in annual Art San Diego

    Promising to be bigger and better than ever before, Art San Diego is back for its eighth annual showcase at Balboa Park. The four-day contemporary art show, which runs from Thursday, Nov. 3 to Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Balboa Park Activity Center, features an international slate of artists and galleries,...

  • North County native ‘Big Nik’ building on social media superstardom

    North County native ‘Big Nik’ building on social media superstardom

    Three years ago, Nik Keswani (otherwise known by his moniker “Big Nik”) was just another high school student living in Del Mar and attending Torrey Pines High School. Born with dwarfism, Keswani has faced a variety of health setbacks throughout his life, finding himself in and out of upwards of...

  • Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre to bring ‘modern day’ Romeo and Juliet to the stage

    Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre to bring ‘modern day’ Romeo and Juliet to the stage

    The Envision Theatre at Canyon Crest Academy will present the William Shakespeare classic Romeo and Juliet for a five-night run in the Proscenium Theater, beginning Oct 28 at 7 p.m. This will be the debut performance of the work at CCA.  Director Steve Lipinsky says ”I am honored to work in such...

  • Local author Kathy Aarons announces release of new book, launch party is Oct. 8

    Local author Kathy Aarons announces release of new book, launch party is Oct. 8

    Local author Kathy Krevat recently announced the release of “Behind Chocolate Bars,” third in the bestselling Chocolate Covered Mystery series by Berkley Prime Crime, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Published under her pen name of Kathy Aarons, it will be available anywhere books are sold on...

  • Popular after-school Writing Club returns

    Popular after-school Writing Club returns

    Last year, Canyon Crest Academy's Creative Writing Club President, Julia Camilleri, who also organizes the annual CCA Writers' Conference, saw a need for writing workshops at the middle school level. “I had many parents of middle schoolers try to register their students for the annual writers conference...

  • ‘USS Indianapolis: The Legacy’ to make West Coast debut

    ‘USS Indianapolis: The Legacy’ to make West Coast debut

    After 15 years in the works, “USS Indianapolis: The Legacy” is finally making its West Coast debut during the second annual GI Film Festival San Diego. The film was directed and produced by San Diego’s Sara Vladic and Melanie Capacia Johnson. “This story should be shared with the world,” Johnson...

  • The Struts return to San Diego for KAABOO

    The Struts return to San Diego for KAABOO

    The Struts might hail from the United Kingdom, but San Diego has somewhat become a second home to the band. In the past two years, vocalist Luke Spiller, guitarist Adam Slack, bassist Jed Elliott and drummer Gethin Davies have taken the stage in San Diego more than once. The band is set to return...

  • Cinépolis temporarily closes to add 3 new theaters, upgrades

    Cinépolis temporarily closes to add 3 new theaters, upgrades

    Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas at Del Mar Highlands Town Center will be closed from Tuesday, Sept. 6 through mid-October as Cinépolis will undergo an expansion and remodel. The renovations will include three new auditoriums that feature nearly 200 additional seats, an expanded kitchen and concession...

  • For Marshall Tucker Band frontman, Doug Gray, a passion for music 45 years and counting

    For Marshall Tucker Band frontman, Doug Gray, a passion for music 45 years and counting

    It’s an early Wednesday afternoon in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Doug Gray, frontman for the legendary Marshall Tucker Band, just took a walk on the beach from his nearby home. “This is what keeps me in shape,” Gray explains. “Going to the beach just makes you relax, and it helps when dealing...

  • Del Mar teen spreads message of acceptance through children’s book

    Del Mar teen spreads message of acceptance through children’s book

    With a Tuesday through Friday schedule at Classical Academy High School in Escondido, young Del Mar author Carly Marie Truscott spent nearly every Monday of her junior year reading to schoolchildren across San Diego County. Now entering her senior year, the 17-year-old plans to continue to spread...

  • Superstar comedian set for San Diego homecoming

    Superstar comedian set for San Diego homecoming

    It’s an early Tuesday afternoon in San Diego, but halfway across the world in Beruit, Lebanon, comedian Nemr Abou Nassar, who simply goes by the stage name Nemr, is just finishing up dinner. “I have to admit, I like California because it’s a lot more carefree there,” said the Lebanese-born comedian,...

  • Solana Beach Sing-Along starts 30th season with special proclamation

    Solana Beach Sing-Along starts 30th season with special proclamation

    For nearly as long as Solana Beach has been a city, the city has also had its own Sing-Along. In recognition of the city’s longest-running community event, San Diego County proclaimed Aug. 11, 2016, City of Solana Beach Community Sing-Along Day throughout the county. Supervisor Dave Roberts presented...

  • Del Mar Village Association to present Taste of Del Mar

    The Del Mar Village Association will host the first evening Taste of Del Mar event on Sept. 8 in the Del Mar Village from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. This year the focus will be on the culinary arts and talents of Del Mar’s top chefs, along with beer, wine, cider, mead and distilled spirit tastings, called...

  • Parker pianist plays at Carnegie Hall

    Francis Parker School student Megan Pai, Class of 2018, hit all the right notes at the American Fine Arts Festival’s 2015-16 season, leading to a stirring piano performance of Rachmaninov’s Prelude in G-sharp minor, opus 32, No. 12 at Carnegie Hall on June 18. Opus 32 comprises 13 preludes for solo...

  • Del Mar gallery features special equine art show

    Del Mar gallery features special equine art show

    With racing back in season at Del Mar, all things are about horses — even local art. Coordinated by local artist Bob Coletti, the Herbert B. Turner Gallery at Southfair currently feature pieces from artists specializing in equine art. “We bring this event in conjunction with the Del Mar Thoroughbred...

  • A Mexican street dog, a British adventurer, 1,000 miles - and eight pairs of shoes

    A Mexican street dog, a British adventurer, 1,000 miles - and eight pairs of shoes

    First, there were the eight pairs of women's shoes, chewed beyond recognition. And the disappearance of the uncooked dinner steaks, as well as the ripped-up sofa pillows. Then there were the escapes, the 70-pound lab-golden retriever mix either jumping over the fence or digging under it. Monica...

  • Del Mar’s Allie James wins San Diego County Fair ‘In the Spotlight’ contest

    Del Mar’s Allie James wins San Diego County Fair ‘In the Spotlight’ contest

    Del Mar resident Allie James recently won the “In The Spotlight Teen Division”contest at the San Diego County Fair. Allie also recently performed at the Del Mar Hills Academy promotion and sang an original song at Earl Warren Middle School’s promotion. She is a worship leader at Surfside and Horizon...

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