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  • 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...

  • Q&A with surfing pioneer Bing Copeland

    Q&A with surfing pioneer Bing Copeland

    Surfing legend Bing Copeland has had an incredible front-row seat to not only the birth of surfing, but the evolution of the sport and Southern California as a whole. The founder of his namesake company Bing Surfboards, which is headquartered in Encinitas, Copeland spent much of his life building...

  • TPHS grad's latest film premieres on Netflix

    TPHS grad's latest film premieres on Netflix

    It's an early Thursday afternoon in the Los Angeles community of Marina Del Rey and Michael Gallagher, a 2007 graduate of Torrey Pines High School, is relaxing at his home after a trip to Bora Bora. "I've never taken a proper vacation as an adult," Gallagher said. "This was my first one, and it...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • The Bacon Brothers to perform at San Diego County Fair

    The Bacon Brothers to perform at San Diego County Fair

    Throughout the 1980s and ‘90s, Kevin Bacon was one of the biggest stars in the word. An actor and dancer, Bacon starred in such monster hits as “Footloose” (his infamous 1984 breakout role that centers on a town that bans dancing), “A Few Good Men” (the legal drama alongside Tom Cruise) and “Apollo...

  • 'Ragtime' headed to Spreckels Theater with young Carmel Valley actress

    'Ragtime' headed to Spreckels Theater with young Carmel Valley actress

    “Ragtime,” the classic musical that this year is celebrating its 20th anniversary, is headed to the Spreckels Theater in a production full of San Diego Theater regulars and North County natives. Directed by Paul David Bryant who was a part of the original Broadway production, the show tells the...

  • TPHS alum Taylor Steele riding high on esteemed, far-reaching career in surf film

    When Taylor Steele was attending Torrey Pines High School in Carmel Valley, he was turned onto a career in film by teacher Jon Robertson. “I took two years of video production with Jon,” Steele explains from his current home in New York City. “That’s really where I got my start. He had a great...

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