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Entrepreneur examines ‘propology’ in book

With a business that was bringing in so much money he had two Rolls-Royces in the garage, Greg Palmer couldn’t figure out why he wasn’t satisfied with his life.

To answer that question, back up 18 months. Palmer’s check-cashing store had become a chain. He lived in an upscale neighborhood. He owned multiple cars and motorcycles. He was also thrice divorced and post-break up from another significant relationship.

As he began looking at everything around him, Palmer said he realized they were just things and they weren’t making him happy at all.

Growing green

Community-supported agriculture benefits growers, consumers

Every Tuesday, anticipation builds as families and individuals from La Jolla, Del Mar and Solana Beach pick up their boxes of locally grown, organic produce from Tierra Miguel Farm in Pauma Valley. Because availability of the fruits and vegetables changes according to season, those who subscribe to the community-supported agriculture (CSA) program never know what might be included.

“To me, when you get your box, it’s like a mystery box,” said Ann Jaffe of La Jolla.

Young performers learn importance of off-stage roles

Young performers are learning more than lines and stage direction thanks to Artists Taking Action, a community service club comprised of ninth- to 12th-grade members from La Jolla’s youth theatre program J*Company.

Restaurants put new spin on old holiday tradition

While turkey remains the centerpiece of Thanksgiving tables everywhere, more and more people are choosing to enjoy their drumsticks, stuffing and cranberry sauce away from home. “Over the last five years, more people are dining out,” said William Bradley, executive chef at The Grand Del Mar’s Addison. “Restaurants have evolved so much, people can rely on a good experience.”

Del Mar icon inspires new eatery

Grandson of Zelig Camiel opens bistro

There’s an interesting story – and a lot of history – behind the namesake of a new eatery in Del Mar. Greg Glassman opened the bistro-style restaurant about a month ago to commemorate his grandfather’s longstanding history as a Del Mar resident and merchant. Glassman wants Zel’s Delmar to be a village gathering place reflective of Zelig Camiel’s commitment to community, neighbors and friends.

Salsa sizzles; Studios and clubs respond to Latin dance fever

The recent San Diego Salsa Festival, founded by dancers Angel and Tulane Rivera of La Jolla’s A Time to Dance studio, underscores the red-hot passion driving the popularity behind this rhythmic, fast-paced Latin dance.

Sit! Stay! Surf?

A new breed of ‘surfurs’ is hitting San Diego beaches

The upcoming Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon on Sept. 13, sponsored by Helen Woodward Animal Center, highlights a recent trend spawned by Southern California dog lovers and their four-legged friends.

Restaurant Week entices diners

Grab a fork and knife; San Diego Restaurant Week is back. From Sept. 13 through 18, diners can sample a $20, $30 or $40 three-course meal at one of more than 180 local restaurants as the gastronomic event marks its fifth year.

UCSD student makes the world his classroom

Just 21 years old, Michael Nekrasov has already traveled to more than 20 countries. This summer he will add at least three more to the tally through his participation in UCSD’s Pacific Rim Undergraduate Experiences (PRIME) program.

Exhibit unlocks mystery of Nancy Drew

Throughout the month of August, UCSD Arts Library will host a display in the foyer of the Seuss Room in the Geisel Library’s west wing commemorating the titian-haired, convertible-driving, mystery-solving girl detective Nancy Drew.

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