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Bust those eyeballs!

sandiegoreader.com — San Diego International Fringe Festival There's that eyeball-buster logo again! The third annual San Diego International Fringe Festival begins Thursday, July 23 and runs through August 2. That's eleven days. As fans of the first two found out, they go by fast.
Jul 21, 2015

Bust those eyeballs! bit.ly/1Lpgewi - @sdreader Events, with a brief rundown on this year's Fringe

Those damn beehives!

sandiegoreader.com — Back in 1888, Hattie "Ada" Dougherty had a ranch between Japatul and Sacatera, southeast of Alpine. She wanted to clear some land for ploughing but couldn't. Her neighbor, an old, unnamed man had some of his beehives on her property. She kindly asked the man to remove them. He said nothing.

San Diego Reader

sandiegoreader.com — Clara Foltz is credited with inventing the idea of a public defender. Clara Foltz must have lived at least nine lives. A descendant of Daniel Boone, she was a wife, until her husband abandoned her and their four children. She was the first woman to practice law in California, and in the 1920s, the first deputy district attorney in the U.S.

Point of no return

sandiegoreader.com — Erin McIntosh, Craig Jorczak, Melissa Fernandes, Judy Bauerlein, Andrew Oswald in The Whale at Cygnet. Lights come up, dimly, on a dingy brown old couch with a deep sag in the middle. Close by: a laptop, a TV-tray-like table with rollers, a low slung reading lamp, and a small bookcase behind.

Early San Diegans couldn’t celebrate without lots of noise

sandiegoreader.com — Kelly family at Rancho Agua Hedionda 1.) This photograph, taken in the late 1880s, was rare for its time. No male cradles a wide-brimmed hat in his arm. No one stares up, or dreamily off, as if posing as the person they wish to be.
May 17, 2015

Early San Diegans couldn’t celebrate without lots of noise bit.ly/1FlnuVU - @sdreader Unforgettable

An evening at Villa Montezuma; Coda

sandiegoreader.com — (The second in a two-part series. Part one was published March 18.) It's after midnight, February 15, 1888. The last of the guests are finally leaving Jesse Shepard's musicale at the Villa Montezuma. One- and two-horse carriages clop in the darkness.
Apr 17, 2015

An evening at Villa Montezuma; Coda bit.ly/1J9Wesp - @sdreader Unforgettable, a great series...

Leave Tiger alone!

sandiegoreader.com — The "story" at this week's Masters is Tiger Woods. Can he make the cut? Can he win? Vegas now says 40-1. In the age of "right this minute" media mania, golf pundits question his "chipping yips," his physical drainage, even if he can still "fire up his glutes."

Brian Mackey’s acting bucket list

sandiegoreader.com — Brian Mackey as Hovstad in An Enemy of the People. I'm asking veteran local actors to name five dream roles and say why. The answers not only reveal aspirations, they may put an idea in the minds of artistic directors and producers - even choices that may seem outside the box.

Not for all their wealth

sandiegoreader.com — I found this in the San Diego Union, July 8, 1887, a reprint from the New York Mail and Daily Express. The best dressed character in the show spoke only ten lines. "Her costume was a perfect fit, and of rich material, and she wore superb jewelry."

An evening at Villa Montezuma

sandiegoreader.com — Between 1887 and 1889, Jesse Shepard gave musicales at his Villa Montezuma. He had an international reputation as a singer/pianist. Others called him a charlatan. To bring instant culture to the pioneer town, San Diegans built Shepard a gaudy Victorian mansion at 20th and K Streets.
Mar 21, 2015

An evening at Villa Montezuma bit.ly/1C8bjKq - @sdreader Unforgettable - a crown jewel in an always-fantastic historical series...

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Jul 20, 2015

RT @NWSNewYorkNY: Here were the high temperatures across the region during Monday. It was another hot one! pic.twitter.com/CMBoS8SZrc

Jul 20, 2015

RT @NWSNewYorkNY: As of 10:49am, Islip has reached 91 degrees. This is the first time since exactly 2 years ago (7/20/13) that Islip has reached at least 90!

Jul 20, 2015

At NYC OEM headquarters...mayor giving update on the heat. I'll be live on #abc7ny at Noon. instagram.com/p/5XNxUsEFgR/

Jul 19, 2015

Still 88 degrees at 11pm...we'll make it an official heat wave with two more days of 90+. #abc7ny instagram.com/p/5V-OAKkFmx/

Jul 19, 2015

RT @RobPowers7: Hi! Hope you can wrap up your Sunday with me, @SandraBookman7 @JeffSmithABC7 and @laurabehnke7 #abc7NY Eyewitness News at 11

Jul 19, 2015

Now thinking that we'll get an official heat wave out of this....might as well! Accuweather Forecast is on #abc7ny at 11.

Jul 19, 2015

Heat Advisory remains in effect for NYC through tomorrow at 6pm. Much more comfortable by midweek!… instagram.com/p/5Vca-ikFkW/

Jul 19, 2015

Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect for southern Ulster County until 7:30pm. #abc7ny instagram.com/p/5VcFiOEFju/

Jul 19, 2015

RT @LeeGoldbergABC7: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Ulster County until 7:30pm. @abc7ny pic.twitter.com/EWBoitmeMz

Jul 19, 2015

The last time it was 93 or higher in Central Park was September 11, 2013, or 676 days ago. Today's high so far: 93. #abc7ny

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