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‘America’s Finest Film Festival’ returns Aug. 2 to San Diego

Camaraderie developed at The 1to1 Movement events like the Film Festival help connect people to conservation. Courtesy photo

o likes to think of itself as America’s finest city. During the second America’s Finest Film Festival on Aug. 2, it will certainly be the most featured city, with the focus on films created by San Diegans, filmed in San Diego or about San Diego. And held in San Diego.

Carmel Valley Library to host piano trio in concert

The Striano Piano Trio will play music by Debussy, Schubert and Dvorak.

The 45-minute program will include music by Debussy, Schubert, and Dvorak.

San Diego’s AmateurPianists returns to Solana Beach church for second annual concert fundraiser

A pianist performs at last year’s concert. Courtesy photo

For the second consecutive year, eight amateur pianists will take the stage at a Solana Beach church to showcase their not-so-amateur talent.

Bestselling author Jojo Moyes discusses her novels with fans at Del Mar Country Club luncheon

At the luncheon: (L-R) Marci Laulom, Jojo Moyes, Debbie Sigal, Veronica Leff. Photo by Lois Alter Mark

“On my last book tour, I had a day off in Portland and it was very nice,” said bestselling novelist Jojo Moyes at a luncheon recently held at the Del Mar Country Club. Then she paused, looked around and added, “But I can tell you a day off in La Jolla is better.”

The British author definitely knows how to please an audience – as evidenced not just by the warm welcome her comment received from the dozens of fans who came to hear her speak at the Warwick’s-sponsored event at the Del Mar Country Club, or by the fact that this is her third visit to San Diego in as many years, but, most tellingly, by the millions of books she’s sold.

Solana Beach employee featured at City Hall Gallery

Photographer David Kloz.  Photo by Kristina Houck

From Monday through Friday, David Kloz works as a management analyst for the city of Solana Beach. When he’s not at work, Kloz is often outside with a camera.

A collection of his photos is currently on exhibit at his workplace, the Solana Beach City Hall. It’s the amateur photographer’s first ever show.

“I’m curious to see what the response is going to be,” Kloz said. “We all see the world in a different light.”

M-Theory Music celebrates vinyl in Flower Hill’s Row

M-Theory Music general manager Rick Tyner in Flower Hill Promenade’s new record store in the Row Collective.

A new vinyl record shop has spun into Del Mar with M-Theory Music in Flower Hill Promenade.

The store officially opened on June 14, but held a grand opening party on July 12 with live performances from the bands Island Boy and Ditches in Flower Hill’s lively Row Collective courtyard. Saturday’s scene included outdoor ping-pong matches, and the Row’s first Makers Market was held on Sunday with homemade goods and do-it-yourself crafts.

Del Mar Art Center hosts competition

The Del Mar Art Center announces an art competition with the theme, “Images From Life,” open to all San Diego artists ages 18 and older. The competition is open now through Oct. 26, with winners announced by Nov. 15.

Top author Daniel Silva to kick off 2014 Jewish Book Fair

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In celebration of its 20th year, the San Diego Jewish Book Fair is kicking off its summer book fair July 24 with a special event featuring award-winning author Daniel Silva at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla.

“I hope it is an entertaining evening,” Silva said. “A writer spends months and months and months locked in a room working on something alone, and then you bring it into the world. You really have no idea what to expect. I enjoy this time of year when I get to spend a little time with my readers.”

Carmel Valley teen shares love of dance with Virgin Islands

Torrey Pines High School sophomore Brianna Haire brought dance classes to local kids on St. Croix and the surrounding Virgin Islands this past month.

Torrey Pines High School sophomore Brianna Haire brought dance classes to local kids on St. Croix and the surrounding Virgin Islands this past month.

Carmel Valley artist shares love of papier-mâché at her new studio

The former host of a TV show on a local Israeli station, Sarit Harel was on assignment when she met and interviewed a woman who inspired her to change her career. Now she has opened Paper Mache Art Studio in Carmel Valley.

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