Ken Kramer of “About San Diego” Says His Farewell

As a fourth generation Californian with a keen sense of curiosity and adventure, Ken Kramer was a natural as the host and producer of, “Ken Kramer’s About San Diego”, a local, long time half...

Review of Sacha’s Supper Club

The large shell on stage in the Mississippi room at the Lafayette Hotel was the perfect backdrop for the glamorous singer, Sacha Boutros. That same shell has been there since 1946, the year the...

My Weekend with Jeb and Columba Bush

This is not a political story, but rather a human interest one. It is my recollections of the weekend I spent with Jeb and Columba Bush, and why he impressed me. In October 1981, my...

Singer Evokes Bygone Era

Sacha Boutros is an old soul. This award winning San Diego jazz singer channels bygone eras naturally. She has been listening to records, and singing along, since she was a child. Her love of...

Adventures of a Wildlife Photographer

Many of us lead mundane lives, but not Roy Toft. This amiable, 53 year old Ramona wildlife photographer has had enough adventures for many lifetimes!  Originally, his major was wildlife biology at Polytechnic State...

Es fácil amar a Herb Alpert y Lani Hall

As a child in Mexico City in the 1960’s, I remember my older siblings listening to Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass’s album, “The Lonely Bull”, and I thought he was a handsome, musical,...

Doomed to Destiny

Is a young man doomed to destiny or can he overcome his fate? Since the play, Oedipus El Rey, is based on a classic Greek tragedy, Oedipus Rex, we all know what the answer...

The Anointed Son

It couldn’t always have been easy growing up as part of “Chicano theater royalty” or a Latino dynasty, yet Lakin Valdez, son of Luis and Lupe Valdez, comes across with ease and grace. The...

Embracing the Reawakening of the New Americans Museum

The United States is a kaleidoscope of cultures from many lands. There is a museum in Liberty Station that embraces this kaleidoscope. January 16th, 2015 was the official opening of the New Americans Museum....

Steal Heaven

Full Disclosure: I met Abbie Hoffman at a party in Mexico City when he was hiding out there as Barry Freed. He had had a nose job, but I knew who he was as...