Belly Up Tavern rallies support
Dec14

Belly Up Tavern rallies support

Photos and story by: Pat Hartley From outrage to singing, from disgust to dancing from negativity to positivity, such was the seismic range of emotions at the Songs for S.O.N.G.S. (San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station) rally at the Belly up Tavern in Solana Beach on October 8, 2018. At stake is the fate of 3.6 million pounds of lethal radioactive waste perched in substandard canisters only 5/8 of an inch thick (approximately the...

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Vista Farmers Market grows into vortex of sustainability 
Dec10

Vista Farmers Market grows into vortex of sustainability 

The City of Vista’s Farmer’s Market is one of the longest running markets in the county. “Yep, I’ve been here from 1986,” said Madeline Maciel one of the founders of Maciel Farms in Bonsall.   The unique market requires the seller certify all farmer’s crops homegrown. All artisans and crafters products also have to be hand made.  This creates not only a more genuine vibe but also a truly connected community where the buyer and...

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The pioneers of hip-hop
Nov26

The pioneers of hip-hop

Eric B and Rakim, the pioneers from the golden age of hip-hop entered the house of blues “paid in full” style. “It was dope just seeing the legends come up onstage and do what they’ve been doing for 40 years,” said 26-year-old aspiring rapper Asante Prince. The rap legends were decked out in leather Gucci jackets and sweat suits paying homage to hip-hop culture they spawned in the late 1980’s. The band seemed to bring together the...

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Spring Spectacular
Nov26

Spring Spectacular

Palomar colleges spring spectacular put the audience of the Howard Brubeck Theatre in a trance for well over an hour with music from the 19th and 20th century. The prelude by the Fortissimo Orchestra was a grand and warm introduction into music of the romantic period. The strings and woodwinds jousted and swirled about trading melodies and movements through the air. “I thought it was fantastic, the kids in particular, it was inspiring...

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One world, One dance, Una Noche

Story By Patrick Hartley   Dancers swayed and rhythms thumped as Palomar’s Studio Theatre was transformed into a 1950’s style Latin nightclub for Palomar Colleges 21st anniversary Noche Havana: World Dance Festival on October 19th. The show was a celebration of the diversity of the Palomar Performing Arts Department. The night opened up with a Latin social dance class that was open to audience members of all levels. Students,...

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