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Serving San Diego’s Premier Urban Communities for 23 Years


Vol. 23 No. 8 August 2015


Peking Restaurant — an unpretentious eatery that respects its roots Beloved Beanie Maker Retires Jean Shaw has made more than 8,600 beanies for Saint Augustine High School freshmen since 1973, but now that she’s retired, the school has to come up with a replacement. PAGE 9

‘Fins and Wings’ and Other Things The origin of fins on cars began when Harley Earl designed the 1948 Cadillac, taking inspiration from the P38 Lightning jet fighter. The latest exhibit at the San Diego Automotive Museum contains numerous nuggest of information about postWorld War II autos. PAGE 13 Family owned and operated since 1931, the Peking Restaurant on University Avenue has retained its sense of another time, even as other businesses in North Park have disappeared or reinvented themselves. Kenneth Fong, shown outside the eatery, runs the restaurant with wife (Photo by Stephanie Fong Photography) Maria with help from their three daughters. See story on PAGE 7.

‘Parlour Song’ Debuts Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company will introduce itself to theatergoers with a show by one of their favorite playwrights. On Aug. 20, previews begin for Jez Butterworth’s “Parlour Song” starring husband and wife team Francis Gercke and Jessica John, and friend and fellow-artist Mike Sears. PAGE 24



Kelly Pouliot

The Case of the Disappearing Ink Engineer Carl Yee invents a novel way to save paper The fabled history of disappearing ink has taken an intriguing new turn in a South Park garage. Engineer Carl Yee has received a $150,000 research grant to advance his Paper Saver self-erasing inkjet ink. Intended for documents with short shelf lives, the ink gradually fades, leaving blank pages that can be reused for future printing jobs. Story on PAGE 7. (Photo by Neal Matthews)

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