aaryn-web
Dec. 16 2013
Immediately after the deaths in a car crash of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker and his friend last month, the media wasted no time in turning the dialogue toward deeper introspection
aaryn-web
Dec. 2 2013
If you're a parent of a child in the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD), it's possible you've heard rumblings about the push for a new common calendar, a supposed modification of traditional and...
aaryn-web
Nov. 18 2013
My husband is the optimist in our relationship. He's the yin to my yang. He's the glass-is-half-full to my fuck-that-glass-I-hate-that-glass-so-I-smashed-that-glass-on-the-floor-and-now-it's-empty-forever-and-you-can't-argue-it's-not
aaryn-web
Nov. 4 2013
How is it that we Americans go all the way around the world to "save" children but can't manage to do the same for those that are living in our cities?
aaryn-web
Oct. 21 2013
There I was, standing amid rows and rows of Christmas decorations at Michael's. In early September. In the middle of a heat wave that buoyed my hot flashes and delivered to me a few weeks later a $445...
aaryn-web
Oct. 7 2013
The court case that had me transfixed through much of the summer was the forebodingly named Adoptive Couple vs. Baby Girl. Maybe you've heard of it?
aaryn-web
Aug. 19 2013
In today's pain-free state, it doesn't begin to seem reasonable that I took a $2,200 ride in an ambulance to the hospital. But it was that bad. I'd diagnosed myself with something imminently terminal,...
aaryn-web
Aug. 5 2013
Poor Edwin Decker. I don't know which is worse. First, his column space gets co-opted by his better half, the wicked-smart Mizz W. (I've met her and can attest that Decker is playing up.) And now La Belfer...
aaryn-web
Oct. 8 2012
What with the tiresome budget fights, cutbacks and narrowly averted layoffs, there aren't many reasons to be happy with the San Diego Unified School District's Board of Education these days
aaryn-web
Sept. 24 2012
I was walking through the mall the other day, forced to go to the Genius Bar after the genius move of inadvertently leaving my iPhone in standing water, when I was accosted by the kiosk people
aaryn-web
Sept. 10 2012
I know that the echo chamber is crushing Barack Obama since last Friday's jobs report, but I spent the three nights before that watching the Democratic National Convention, and I am in love!
aaryn-web
Aug. 29 2012
As I sit at my desk, I notice the light has faded. I look out my office window and decide, when the garden lights pop on, that it must be nearly 8:30 p.m., but then I look at the clock and my worst fear...
aaryn-web
Aug. 22 2012
Top 10 regrettable San Diego fashion trends
aaryn-web
Aug. 15 2012
Some time ago (OK, fine, so it was just before Ruby started kindergarten), after many years of struggling with our now 7-year-old's well-documented sleep issues that-at their very worst-forced my husband...
aarynbelfersandiego
Aug. 1 2012
We human beings are crazy, aren't we? I'm convinced that most of us are doing the best we can to be good people, to do the right thing and to evolve and grow and all that
aarynbelfersandiego
July 18 2012
On the last day of June, while still percolating over a Boston Globe article in which white author Jeff Jacoby claimed that "America's racist past is dead and gone," my family headed north...
aarynbelfersandiego
July 3 2012
Last month, my daughter celebrated her seventh birthday, and let me tell you: Nothing makes a middle-aged woman feel more at home in the sweat-soaked country of peri-menopause like her baby turning 7
aarynbelfersandiego
June 20 2012
We need to talk about another war, one that threatens the soul of San Diego. If we even have a soul, which I very much doubt. The grave danger is U-T TV. Warning: Expletives ahead
aarynbelfersandiego
June 6 2012
I predicted the winners to be the zombies. The asshole zombies, that is. And I was right. Just look at them. And the losers? Well, that would be you and me
aarynbelfersandiego
May 23 2012
Last month in Oceanside, N.Y., Christine Dougherty wrote to her son's principal requesting that he not sit for the standardized state exams. In the letter, posted to United Opt Out National's website,...

Calendar

  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
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