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EDITOR’S NOTE {JUNE 2015}

Dry Sense of Humor

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n a March 12 LA Times Op-Ed titled “California has about one year of water left. Will you ration now?â€? Jay Famiglietti wrote: We’re not just up a creek without a paddle in California, we’re losing the creek too. Pretty bleak, huh? Plus, the company that owns the LA Times just bought the San Diego Union-Tribune, so they’re holding all the paddles anyway. (And apparently hoarding punctuation — they skipped the comma between “creekâ€? and “too.â€?) Luckily, America’s Finest City is also the nation’s most resilient. We’re so drought tolerant, we specialize in draught beers, which is all we’ll be able to drink when the water’s gone — well, that and the Arrowhead stockpiles at Costco. Kidding, as if anyone would actually ingest that swill. Looking on the bright side has never been easier. Now that the atmosphere is burning off, it’s bright all the time. So let’s throw on some shades, soak in some rays and look for the silver linings all around us. So April showers didn’t bring May flowers this year, but now you can feel good about saving water by showering with a friend‌ or your wife‌ or maybe your wife’s friend.

Whatever it takes, just keep smiling — which is easy to do when your top lip is sticking to your teeth because you’re so dehydrated. And what about SeaWorld? Those guys have been having a whale of a time trying to right their PR ship, but a drought might actually do them some good. When their big tanks begin to evaporate out of control, if they could just capture the water coming from Shamu’s tears‌ oh, wait, those are probably salty. My bad. The Blackfish documentary has them in hot water, not too much water. Here’s better news. The City’s “Waste No Waterâ€? mandatory residential irrigation restrictions got you down? Don’t sweat it — soon there won’t be enough water in your body to sweat, anyway. Solution: plant a cactus, let your lawn die and pick up some fresh grass at the corner dispensary. Why buy weed killer when there’s killer weed right down the street? That would be like taking sand to the beach (which we may actually have to do if the ocean level keeps rising). Please enjoy this beach-focused issue of PacificSD while you still can, dear Reader. Get out there and make splash... before we all have to move to Arizona to water our lawns.

Sincerely, David Perloff, Editor-in-Chief

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THE BETTER HEF Unfolding the life of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quintessential centerfold

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SEA LIFEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BEAUTY A photojournalistic tour of the San Diego shore

ON THE COVER: Crystal Hefner was photographed by John Mireles on the beach in Del Mar. Styling by Andrea Ross and Simone Perloff. Hair and Makeup by Benny Hancock. Mrs. Hefner is wearing a black bikini top ($98) and bottom ($98), Sauvage Swimwear, sauvagewear.com; necklace ($70) and gold arm cuff by Orelia ($40), Top Shop, topshop.com; black and gold arm cuff by BCBG ($58), Bloomingdaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, bloomindales.com. THIS PAGE: Photo by John Mireles. Crystal is wearing a mesh bikini top ($98) and bottom ($97), Sauvage Swimwear, sauvagewear.com; silk Organza jacket ($298), and chunky white and gold necklace ($118), Bloomingdaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, bloomingdales.com; long white and gold necklace ($50), Top Shop, topshop.com; bone bracelets ($156), Azzurra Capri, azzurracapri.com; Style Pack of bracelets ($62), Pura Vida, puravidabracelets.com.

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CONTENTS JUNE 2015

DEPARTMENTS CURRENTS 34 Six.Fifteen Event calendar 40

Laughing Stock June stand-up roundup

PULSE 44 Art Beat June museum and gallery openings 50

Curtain Calls Performing arts preview

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The Reel World June motion picture preview

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Members of the Board Making a splash with a downward dog

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alright to Stair Beauty brand climbs the corporate fashion ladder

TASTE 84 Bringing the Heat A scorching restaurant remodel takes the beach by firestorm Hole in One More than a dozen donut shops that are way over par

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104 Take it From the Tap A monthly taste of beer from here 108 The Mex Best Thing A fiesta for your mouthâ&#x20AC;Ś without heading south GROOVE 110 Sounds Like A Plan June concert calendar 118 Take a Spin Upcoming EDM and DJ performances

Blind date at Oceana Coastal Kitchen (see story, page 122).

120 Stroke of Luck A bartenderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career goes swimmingly LOVE 122 Seize the Bay Live for the day, the romantic way

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THE ROAD AHEAD Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not as easy as black and white By Craig Sewing

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Lights, camera, action! Roll tape... In fact, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s go ahead and roll credits, too. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a wrap. We already know the ending to this movie. You know, the one titled: INNOCENT, UNARMED YOUNG BLACK CHILD MURDERED BY RACIST WHITE COPS There are movies on the big screen, but these dramas are made for TV â&#x20AC;&#x201D; specifically, the 24/7 news cycle. The actors, aka the talking heads, seem to be the same every time. Same with the stars, aka the Al Sharpton and Jesse Jacksons of the world who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get to the scene fast enough. This time we even got a special cameo from a mother beating up her rioting son (#momoftheyear). Get out the Golden Globe for this picture. Now, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s throw it through a CVS Pharmacy window and find another city to destroy. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re like me and tired of this nonsense, but do genuinely care about improving society, socio-economic conditions and racial tension, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s have a real conversation around these important issues. I imagine some people have already stopped reading this, dismissing me as a racist. If thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your reaction, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not capable of having an intelligent dialogue around this. I will admit having an insane bias against stupidity. For that, I am guilty. Unlike the Ferguson story, where, after all the media sensationalism, the cop was found NOT guilty. On this particular story â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which has since fizzled out, giving way to more exciting, TV ratings-boosting chaos â&#x20AC;&#x201D; an enormous amount of evidence, witness accounts and an objective grand jury couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t send the case to trial. It was so clear to them, yet somehow the media gets people to believe the supposed â&#x20AC;&#x153;hands up, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shootâ&#x20AC;? story behind a 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122;4â&#x20AC;? 300pound giant whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d just robbed a store and attacked a cop. Huh? By the way, to all the talking heads in the media stoking this fire, let me say clearly â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you would not last five minutes in a copâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shoes in Ferguson, Missouri. Does this country have many poverty-stricken communities that offer less opportunity? Yes. In many cases, are these areas inhabited predominately by African Americans? Yes. Does this need to be addressed? Yes. A real dialogue needs to be had so we can unite and improve, not divide and deteriorate. But, generally speaking, if you believe that law enforcement, paid practically minimum wage to protect the peace, wake up every day to murder innocent black children, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re living in the twilight zone. I pray we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wake up one day and turn on the news to find out they are on strike. Good luck to these impoverished areas if that happens. There are some rare instances where police are out of line. When they are, most agree, they should be punished to the fullest extent of the law â&#x20AC;&#x201D; after theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been tried in court, not in the court of public opinion influenced by a news organization interested in ratings and advertising revenue versus actual justice. Indeed, there are some bad players out there, and we should always remember and be haunted by the Rodney King story. I think all law enforcement personnel should wear body cameras to enhance accountability

on both sides of the equation. Hopefully that legislation passes. Despite our having a black president, this nation is more racially divided than ever before. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perplexing. However, in all these cases, what I see are cops going after criminals, not police brutality on a particular race. In the same breath, it would be ignorant to believe there arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t some elements of racism or police brutality â&#x20AC;&#x201D; rare occasions, not the norm as our national news networks would have us believe. Nothing takes the air out of the racist balloon like the cops being tried in Baltimore. Half of those charged are black, including the one they say is most responsible for the death of Freddie Gray. Do facts matter? In the spirit of not being like the rest of the media who simply regurgitate the events between commercials, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s look at a real solution. How about a positive one? Why are these issues arising? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because of poverty-stricken areas â&#x20AC;&#x201D; areas where we see a significant amount of black-on-black crime. The numbers are staggering, and yet ignored because that particular headline lacks any real sizzle. These areas where education levels are lower, a high percentage of homes do not have fathers, and there is less opportunity. The U.S. government would make us think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right to keep taxing us and throwing our money at these issues, but do we really need a better illustration that this policy isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t working? We have become a dependent society not because it makes good policy, but because it makes good politicsâ&#x20AC;Ś and a dependent society is going to vote for those entitlements to continue. How do we fix this? Stop with the hand-outs and start with the hand-ups! The United States of America is the most forceful economic powerhouse on the planet, and it grew to become so in the shortest period of time. Our very existence was entrepreneurial and based upon freedom. It spread across a land, based on free market principles and capitalism. Does our government want us to believe the private marketplace canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help lift these communities up and give these young men and women more opportunity? Not buying it. This is what we do! The U.S. government would make us think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right to keep taxing us and throwing our money at these issues, but do we really need a better illustration that this policy isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t working? America, we need to make changes. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to have an honest dialogue around all of this. Police donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to kill black people, and black people do not want to be killed. The tension can end, but it starts with real leadership and empowering the free market place. And as far as all the chaos you saw on TV, there were actually some moments of heroism in Baltimore, too. The media just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t show it. Tired of this played-out movie? Change the channel. Watching only fuels the fire.

Craig Sewing is a television and radio personality and consumer advocate who confronts polarizing issues head-on. Forever focused on cutting through the media clutter, he states his views bluntly, making friends and enemies along the way. Tune-in to Sewingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intriguing and sometimes controversial broadcasts on The American Dream every Saturday at 10 a.m. on Cox or Time Warner Channel 4, and on The Craig Sewing Show weekdays at 6 p.m. on KCBQ 1170AM to hear his engaging and enlightening conversations with the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s political, business and finance luminaries. Follow Craig at Facebook.com/CraigSewing or on Twitter @craigsewing.

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FEATURE MARKET:

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Alpine 91901

New construction single story four bedroom plus den/office on more than two-acre lot with mountain views and dramatic features! High energy efficient home with 16 ft. vaulted ceilings, central heating and air, crown molding, master retreat with dual walk ins, separate shower/Jacuzzi tub and sitting area, scraped maple wood floors, designer kitchen with natural stone backsplash and center island, LED lighting, skylights, ceiling fan, covered Lanai, granite counters, fireplace, and a 1007-sq. ft. three-car garage with utility room! 1259 Midway Dr.; $750,000-$799,000.

Market Update (April 2015 data)

Number of homes for sale: 76 Number of homes sold: 25 Highest price: $2,100,000 Lowest price: $235,000 Median home price $617,000

Business Spotlight Located in the heart of Alpine, Janet’s Montana Cafe is known for daily fresh-baked pies and a great atmosphere! Surrounded by local shops and a charming neighborhood feel. Janet’s Montana Cafe 2506 Alpine Blvd., Alpine 619.659.3874

Market Expert Melissa Tucci is the Official Real Estate Agent of the San Diego Padres. Awarded #5 global ranking for Century 21 worldwide, Tucci is a top producing professional and an experienced San Diego Realtor and Broker providing a superior level of informed, professional real estate services to buyers and sellers in San Diego County. She was also recently named Spotlight Agent in Zillow Nationwide and the Front Cover Winner of Top Agent Magazine’s November issue.

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Listen to Melissa Tucci on The Craig Sewing Show Tuesday, June 2, at 6 p.m. on KCBQ 1170 AM and watch her on The American Dream on Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. on Cox or Time Warner Channel 4.

MELISSA GOLDSTEIN TUCCI Century 21 All Service 1820 Monroe Ave., San Diego, CA 92116, 619.787.6852, MelissaTucci.com, Sold@MelissaTucci.com


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El Cajon 92021

Market Update (April 2015 data)

If you want to live in the country but still close enough to the city, look no further. Find serenity in this beautifully crafted brand new home in the hills with stunning valley views from every window.

Number of homes for sale: 249 Number of homes sold: 163 Highest price $850,000 Lowest price $120,000 Median home price $407,000

Business Spotlight Synergy One Lendingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal is to make the borrowing process be as efficient, short and stress-free as possible. Their loan officers have the elite level of knowledge necessary to avoid problems before they arise, find solutions, and help you navigate finding the loan that maximizes your financial situation. Synergy One Lending, synergyonelending.com

Market Experts Glen Henderson and Shannon Keatley are the brokers and owners of Alliance Group Real Estate. They go beyond the scope of traditional real estate services by providing turnkey financial solutions through their network of professional partners. They are a valuable resource for buyers and sellers throughout San Diego.

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Listen to Glen and Shannon on The Craig Sewing Show Thursday, June 4, at 6 p.m. on KCBQ 1170 AM and watch him on The American Dream on Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. on Cox or Time Warner Channel 4.

GLEN HENDERSON & SHANNON KEATLEY Alliance Group Real Estate Services 3131 Camino Del Rio North, Ste. 1420, San Diego, CA 92108, 619.500.3222, AllianceGroupRE.com, info@alliancegroupre.com


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Downtown 92101

Market Update (April 2015 data) Rare opportunity to own an architectural masterpiece. This stunning Little Italy home was designed by renowned architect Sebastian Mariscal. Form follows function with meticulously planned space, volume and light. Features two bedrooms and den on second level, plus an amazing master suite with private balcony, three baths and office with separate entrance.

Number of homes for sale: 234 Number of homes sold: 73 Highest price $1,900,000 Lowest price $195,000 Median home price $495,000

Business Spotlight Kettner Exchange opened in October 2014 and boasts Little Italy’s only outdoor patio with fantastic views of the Harbor. Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski crafts some of the region’s most progressive cuisine and the unique ambiance and highly praised interior design has secured Kettner Exchange 2001 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy 619.255.2001, kettnerexchange.com

Market Expert Chad Dannecker is broker and owner of Welcome to San Diego Real Estate. He runs a team that has proven time and time again that they are the go-to professionals for downtown real estate. If you do any research on downtown, you’ll quickly find welcometosandiego. com, Chad and his team’s website, and their five-star client reviews on Yelp, Google and Zillow.

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Listen to Chad Dannecker on The Craig Sewing Show Wednesday, June 24, at 6 p.m. on KCBQ 1170 AM and watch him on The American Dream on Saturday, June 27, at 10 a.m. on Cox or Time Warner Channel 4.

CHAD DANNECKER Welcome to San Diego Real Estate - Dannecker & Associates 875 G. St., Ste. 108, San Diego, CA 92101, 619.356.3099, welcometosandiego.com, chad@welcometosandiego.com


CONSUMER ADVOCATE Street Smart Advice in the San Diego Marketplace

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Great story here — buyers have purchased real estate throughout the last four years and have made money on each purchase to get to this home. There was also a short sale in the history so we used a portfolio loan product to get them into this new home with the school district and family neighborhood they have been wanting.

Neighborhood: 4S Ranch Purchase price: $820,000 Home size: 4 bedrooms, 3 bath, 2,771 sq. ft. Buyer’s credit score: 725 Loan term: 5/1 ARM Portfolio Loan Down payment: 30% down

CALL JJ TODAY FOR A FREE MORTGAGE ANALYSIS AND RECEIVE A $500 CREDIT AT CLOSING! WWW.ASKJJNOW.COM Loan Originator: Jonathan “JJ” Jerotz Synergy One Lending 990 Highland Drive, Ste. 302, Solana Beach, CA 92075 760.522.2298, AskJJNow.com jj@synergyonelending.com

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Broker: Michael L. Cameron Broker Associate, ABR, IMC, PMC, CDPE Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty JustListedinSanDiego.com JustSoldinSanDiego.com 12780 High Bluff Drive, Suite #130 San Diego, CA 92130 858.436.8263 direct office 619.248.9409 cell

Listen to JJ’s new show, The Answer, Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. on KCBQ 1170 AM. CAL BRE# 01477924

JONATHAN (JJ) JEROTZ SYNERGY ONE LENDING 990 Highland Drive, Ste. 302, Solana Beach, CA 92075, 760.522.2298, AskJJNow.com, jj@synergyonelending.com


JUNE EVENT CALENDAR

BY CATLIN DORSET

SIX.FIFTEEN EVENT CALENDAR

6/6, 7, 13,14

WORLD FAMOUS MUD RUN

Camp Pendleton mccscp.com Tackle the Sandbag Overhead Press, Cargo Net Climb, 30-foot Mud Pit and the many other obstacles along this 5K/10K before taking your dirtiest selfie, ever. (CONT. ON PAGE 36)

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BEER AND SAKE FESTIVAL Harrahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resort SoCal, Valley Center harrahssocal.com Sip local craft brews and sample 100 kinds of sake at this 13th annual event.

ART AROUND ADAMS Adams Ave., Normal Heights artaroundadams.org Enjoy live entertainment, local grub, art exhibits and more while strolling along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue.

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SABOR ON THE BAY Inspiration Yacht, Downtown saboronthebay.com Billed as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;biggest Latin boat cruise in America,â&#x20AC;? this annual yacht party offers sweeping views of San Diegoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skyline, three floors of music, five bars and more to its 1,000 guests dressed entirely in white.

WINE & ROSES CHARITY WINE TASTING The Grand Del Mar wineandroses.net Hobnob with a few hundred Del Martians while sipping 70 international wines and sampling offerings from local eateries at this 32nd annual event.

6/13

CARLSBAD BEACH FEST Tamarack State Beach, Carlsbad carlsbadbeachfest.com Fly a kite, sculpt a sand masterpiece, listen to live music and participate in a massive beach cleanup to raise awareness for the need to protect and improve the coastline.

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SAN DIEGO OYSTERFEST Embarcadero Marina Park North, Downtown oysterfestsd.com Electronic duo Thievery Corporation headlines this sixth annual event known for its Shuck and Suck Contest, celebrity chef demonstrations, beer and spirit offerings, and more.

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WHISKEY & WAFFLES Celebrate the rebirth of downtownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s darling 24/7 restaurant as PacificSD presents the grand re-unveiling of the all-new Brianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 24. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be whiskey, waffles and an exclusive rooftop view of the skyline from eleven stories above Sixth Avenue. Purchase and win tickets at pacificsandiego.com.

WHO SAYS YOU CANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T BUY TASTE?

Self-guided restaurant-sampling tours 6/8: Taste of La Mesa 6/17: Taste of Little Italy 6/28: Taste of Adams Ave.

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NEON NIGHTS AT SEA Adventure Hornblower, Downtown diveneonnights.com Embark upon a floating nightclub experience â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with nearly 600 party people aglow with neon and raging to Deejay Alâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s booming beats â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as Neon Nights 2.0 sets sail on San Diego Bay.

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SAUSAGE FEST Jsix, East Village sdsausagefest.com Ten of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Finest meat masters present their best beef (and pork and chicken) to the tasting and voting crowd while vying for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;2015 Sausage Kingâ&#x20AC;? title. Local brews and live music from rock/soul group The Tighten Ups round out this sizzling event.

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THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE Harrahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resort SoCal, Valley Center harrahssocal.com Jerry Springer hosts this traveling version of the famous TV show and will ask a few lucky San Diegans to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come on down!â&#x20AC;? to play for primo prizes. (CONT. ON PAGE 38)

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WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL Koehler Kraft, Shelter Island koehlerkraft.com This Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day-weekend tradition presents a plethora of perfectly preserved vintage vessels to raise money for Challenged America, a local organization that offers sailing as a means of therapy and rehabilitation for disabled veterans.

6/20

VILLAGE MUSIC WALK State St. and Grand Ave., Carlsbad carlsbadmusicfestival.org See a few dozen musicians and bands performing at several venues throughout the historic seaside village of Carlsbad during this free event.

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AIRSHOW SAN DIEGO Gillespie Field, El Cajon ag1caf.org Vintage aircraft displays, a mock aerial dogfight with pyrotechnics, C-47 rides and more commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.

6/1-3: VS. NEW YORK METS (Taco Tuesday 6/2) 6/12-14: VS. LOS ANGELES DODGERS (Party in the Park 6/12; Summer Sky Blast 6/13; U.S. Army and Army National Guard Appreciation Day 6/14) 6/15-16: VS. OAKLAND ATHLETICS (Taco Tuesday 6/16) 6/26-28: VS. ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (All First Responder Salute and Party in the Park 6/26; Padres Beach Towel 6/27; U.S. Navy Appreciation Day 6/28) 6/30-7/1: VS. SEATTLE MARINERS (Taco Tuesday 6/30; Dog Days of Summer and Way Back Wednesday 7/1)

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LA JOLLA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS UCSD Warren Field, La Jolla lajollaartfestival.org Grab a glass of fine wine or craft beer (or both) before strolling through Restaurant Row and perusing the works of nearly 200 award-winning artists on display at this annual showcase.

6/21

JIM HUBBELLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FATHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DAY OPEN HOUSE Ilan-Lael Foundation, Julian ilanlaelfoundation.org Meet San Diego artist James Hubbell and his wife, Anne, while exploring the incredible structures on their mountain retreat and getting the first-ever chance to tour the nearly completed Ilan-Lael Center.

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FOR THE LOVE OF COUNTRY Catch country music star James Otto in a live concert performance at Moonshine Flats, the East Village (and only San Diego) stop on his West Coast tour. PacificSD presents this rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; night downtown. Purchase and win tickets at pacificsandiego.com.

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6/27

OCEAN BEACH STREET FAIR AND CHILI COOK-OFF FESTIVAL Newport Ave., Ocean Beach oceanbeachsandiego.com Join 70,000 foodie fiends for chili and Bloody Mary samples, a Hodadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s burgereating competition, a beachside beer garden and carnival rides amplified by five stages of nonstop music.

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FLUXX INDUSTRY BOXING FLUXX Nightclub, Gaslamp fluxxsd.com Cheer for your favorite hospitality industry heavy-hitters as they go head-to-head in a boxing ring set up in the middle of the dance floor.


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C U R R E N T S {COMEDY}

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tage and screen star Eddie Izzard kicked off his Force Majeure tour in Bucharest, Romania, in 2013. Five continents and 27 countries later, he finally arrived in the United States in mid-May. In advance of his June 4 performance at downtownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Civic Theatre, the wickedly intelligent cross-dressing comic spoke with PacificSD about his show, social media and out-of-this-world aspirations.

How do you describe your act? EDDIE IZZARD: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very influenced by Monty Python crossed with Richard Pryor crossed with Steve Martin stuff â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a sort of amalgamation of that. Anyone who wants to know what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like, go watch the Death Star Canteen piece [on YouTube]. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intelligent but very silly. If you like surreal, intelligent comedy that has a point and is kind of off-the-wall, then thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great. If you like your mainstream stuff and just want packaged, simple stuff, then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to hate my stuff. Will your act change a lot for the U.S. audience? No. What I want to do is have a show that the entire world gets. So, I feel that, if I go to San Diego and I do a different show than the one I did in the Moscow or St. Petersberg, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to bring the world together. In fact, I do this whole joke about Martin Luther, the Catholic priest who wrote 95 theses against the pope and nailed them to the door of the church back in Germany. So I talk about that, but I do the scene in German. I thought it would work in English, but it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, so I do it in German. When I do it in San Diego, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do it in German, knowing that the kids in Berlin laughed at it, the kids in Moscow laughed at it, as they did in St. Petersburg and in Johannesburg and Cape Town and Reykjavik and Istanbul. So, I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a unifying thing. And I assume the intelligence of my audience, so the kids in San Diego will get it the same way the people of Moscow got it. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve have a huge online following. What are your views on social media? I must admit that I see it as being a valuable thing that can go negative or positive. You can learn how to save a life online and you can learn how to build a bomb online. This is the problem with all new inventions as we move forward. I like it; I use it. I can do pop-up gigs; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wonderful. I announced a gig at 12 noon and I played it the same day at 8 p.m. in a 500-seater in the northwest of England. I love doing that. And you can get messages out there. As a UNICEF ambassador, I can put forth more positive ideas politically.

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Is there a dream role or gig youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to land one day? Richard III, I want to do at a certain point. And I always said that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to do a gig on the moon, if NASA were going to put pods up there, but I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cost prohibitive. Once Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned Russian, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to do a gig in the International Space Station, a very intimate gig. Maybe just go up there and hang out with everyone. So, I will be performing in Russian within the next two years.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;America has so many nuclear weapons that, over the years, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve lost eight of them in the ocean. Do you guys know how hard it is to lose eight of anything? I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even lose one virginity.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Joe Machi on Last Comic Standing 6/4-6: JOE MACHI @ The American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com

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LAUGHING STOCK JUNE STAND-UP ROUNDUP COMPILED BY CATLIN DORSET

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was 37 when I got divorced. I went on a date with a 20-year-old. I thought, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m gonna be a cougar,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; seems to be in style. I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how men date women younger than them. How do you show someone your penis who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know who The Beatles are?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Jen Kirkman at the Melbourne Comedy Festival 6/18: JEN KIRKMAN @ The Irenic, theirenic.com

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Recent survey shows women do NOT like you yelling, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a dick, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as big as a whale and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about to set sail!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; before penetration.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Michael Malone on Twitter 6/19-20: MICHAEL MALONE @ The Comedy Palace, thecomedypalace.com

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have to admit I was a little freaked out about the first time I was going to be holding my twin brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter, because I knew thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be a second where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d look down and think to myself, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh, my god, this is what it would look like if I had sex with his wife.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Sklar Brothers on Comedy Central Presents 6/18-20: THE SKLAR BROTHERS @ The American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com â&#x20AC;&#x153;Personally, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never been interested in backdoor sex. You know why? Because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all I can do to keep the front entrance nice for company. You know, sweeping the walk, trimming the hedge.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Laura Kightlinger on Shorties Watchinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Shorties 6/25-27: LAURA KIGHTLINGER @ Mad House Comedy Club, madhousecomedyclub.com

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I gotta lose weight. I got stretch marks on my stomach and I never had a baby. So now, when I take off my shirt in front of women, I tell them that I was attacked by a mountain lion. She took off her clothes and I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Man, we better find these cats.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Felipe Esparza on Comedy Centralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Premium Blend 6/25-28: FELIPE ESPARZA @ The American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to get pregnant like right now, because I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be one of those women who waits until theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re 45 to have a baby. â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Cause then you have one of those messed up kids thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s allergic to peanut butter. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my worst fear â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to spawn one of these sissy-ass kids.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Ali Wong on Comedy Centralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Comedy Underground 6/19-20: ALI WONG @ The Comedy Store La Jolla, lajolla.thecomedystore.com

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a new rule at Best Buy: donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help me. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want help. Get away from me. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come over here, Best Buy person, no. No! â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Cause then we have two people that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Andrew Norelli on Late Show with David Letterman 6/26-27: ANDREW NORELLI @ The Comedy Palace, thecomedypalace.com

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Son: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Do you know it is legal rape if you stick your finger in someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s belly button?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; #WTFâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Heather McDonald on Twitter 6/11-13: HEATHER MCDONALD @ The American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sad because I have to travel tomorrow and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like flyingâ&#x20AC;Ś because my nameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ahmed Ahmed. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even fly a f***ing kite. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how bad it is.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a man, never text me â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;hee hee.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weird. Every time I get a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;hee heeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; from a dude, two d*cks might as well touch right above my phone.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Owen Benjamin on High Five Til It Hurts 6/4-6: OWEN BENJAMIN @ Mad House Comedy Club, madhousecomedyclub.com


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6/12-1/3 Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed San Diego Natural History Museum 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park sdnhm.org

Discover the wonders of ancient Mayan civilization through hands-on activities and more than 200 artifacts and monuments. (CONT. ON PAGE 46)

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beach Body Readyâ&#x20AC;? by Nancy Tokos

6/1-30: NANCY TOKOS NTC Liberty Station 2750 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 14, Point Loma ntclibertystation.com This rising Southern California painter, who from age 12 was privately tutored by some of the Southwestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most esteemed fine artists, premieres her ocean-inspired creations.

Untilted, by Mikesumoto and Victor Villa

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Reclamation of 6/2-28: â&#x20AC;&#x153;ONCE UPON A TIME: FAIRY TALES, FABLES AND MYTHSâ&#x20AC;? Aliceâ&#x20AC;? by Karla Walter The Studio Door 3750 30th St., North Park thestudiodoor.com Artists from around the globe contributed to this collection of 50-plus paintings and sculptures inspired by the age-old stories our ancestors used to explain the world. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Convergenceâ&#x20AC;? by John Thomas Wood

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6/5-30: â&#x20AC;&#x153;STONEâ&#x20AC;? BY JOHN THOMAS WOOD NTC Liberty Station 2750 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Pt. Loma ntclibertystation.com Get stoned and rock out at this photo-artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exhibit focused on pebbles, boulders and every hard place in between.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Secretsâ&#x20AC;? by Lauren LeVieux

 h0%2s30%+s4)6v"9-)+%35-/4/ AND VICTOR VILLA Thumbprint Gallery 2 1475 University Ave., North Park tpg2.net Two local creatives join forces in this exhibition, showcasing photos, paintings and collaborative works that employ linear and aerial perspectives to capture subjects found around San Diego.

6/5-22: â&#x20AC;&#x153;BACKDROPâ&#x20AC;? BY LAUREN LEVIEUX NTC Liberty Station 2750 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 15, Point Loma ntclibertystation.com San Diego-based Lauren LeVieux has a background in writing and literature. Her knack for storytelling carries over to her beautiful oil paintings, which illustrate her take on nature and the human experience.


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ghosts 5â&#x20AC;? by Peter Halasz

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jimi Hendrix - Technicolorâ&#x20AC;? by Paul Normansell

6/13-7/3: â&#x20AC;&#x153;SILENCEâ&#x20AC;? BY PETER HALASZ Quint Gallery 7547 Girard Ave., La Jolla quintgallery.com Water inspired this local artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debut solo show, which features broody oil paintings and videos depicting the sea.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nearly Perfectâ&#x20AC;? by Squeak Carnwath

6/13-7/4: â&#x20AC;&#x153;EYE OF THE BEHOLDERâ&#x20AC;? BY PAUL NORMANSELL ArtHatch 317 East Grand Ave., Escondido arthatch.org After shooting portraits of high-profile supermodels including Kate Moss, this artist went on to create the cover art for The Killersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; third album, which Rolling Stone magazine named â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Album Cover of the Year.â&#x20AC;? MTV declared it the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Album Art of the Decade.â&#x20AC;?

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6/13-8/8: SQUEAK CARNWATH Lux Art Institute 1550 South El Camino Real, Encinitas luxartinstitute.org Everyday objects and experiences fuel the creativity of this award-winning artist and Professor Emeritus from UC Berkeley, who layers words atop patterns in her vibrant prints and paintings.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kerouac Haikuâ&#x20AC;? by Alexis Smith

6/20-7/25: â&#x20AC;&#x153;3 OBJECTS 3 POISONS 3 SEEDS OF VIRTUEâ&#x20AC;? BY LYNN SUSHOLTZ Athenaeum Music & Arts Library 1008 Wall St., La Jolla ljathenaeum.org The owner and director of North Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art Produce presents this collection of her graphite- and colored-pencil pieces that range from immersive, interactive exhibits to diminutive drawings of mundane subjects.

6/20-7/25: â&#x20AC;&#x153;CHANDLERISMSâ&#x20AC;? BY ALEXIS SMITH Athenaeum Music & Arts Library 1008 Wall St., La Jolla ljathenaeum.org Witty and wise words from celebrated novelist and screenwriter Raymond Chandler form the basis of this SoCal artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minimal, mixedmedia show, which combines found objects with the wordsmithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s typewritten quotations.

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6/6-28: SYLVIA New Village Arts Theatre 2787 State St., Carlsbad newvillagearts.org An adopted dog comes between empty-nesters in this comedic play set in New York City.

5/29-7/5: COME FROM AWAY La Jolla Playhouse 2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla lajollaplayhouse.org This rock-fueled musical based on actual events tells the tale of what went down in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001, when 38 flights were redirected to a small-town airport following the most horrific terrorist attack that ever took place on American soil.

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6/12-7/26: WEST SIDE STORY Lambâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Players Theatre 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado lambsplayers.org This throwback reboot of Romeo and Juliet reminds audiences of simpler times, when gangs fought with switchblades instead of submachine guns, and when opposing forces took the time to sing and dance before brawling in the streets over the color of their skin.

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6/9-14: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL San Diego Civic Theatre 1100 Third Ave., Downtown broadwaysd.com Follow the evolution of the featherweight boxer who became the founder of Motown records, providing a platform for such legendary artists as Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson.

6/21-7/26: TWELFTH NIGHT The Old Globe 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park theoldglobe.org A marooned maiden in drag conveys messages between a depressed duke and a crabby countess in this classic Shakespearean comedy set on the coast of the Adriatic Sea.


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P U L S E {MOVIES}

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Entourage (R) Dream large. Live larger. Comedy Starring: Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly In Theatres: June 3 In this follow-up to the hit HBO show, an easygoing actor and his band of buds convince their former agent â&#x20AC;&#x201D; now the industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest studio head â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to finance a $100 million film that quickly exceeds its budget.

Insidious: Chapter 3 (PG-13) This is how you die. Horror Starring: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson In Theatres: June 5 When spiteful spirits single out a teenage girl, her father recruits a disinclined clairvoyant to save her before demons claim her life.

Spy (R) Comedy Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham In Theatres: June 5 When a bumbling, behind-the-scenes CIA analyst finally gets the opportunity to do actual undercover work, her seasoned partner vanishes, leaving the inexperienced agent alone on her quest to apprehend an international arms dealer.

Jurassic World (PG-13) The park is open. Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer In Theatres: June 12 To bolster dwindling attendance at the timeworn dinosaur theme park, geneticists develop Indominus rex â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a crossbred colossus that breaks loose and begins devouring every living creature in sight.

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Big Game (PG-13) Big action. Big adventure. Action | Adventure Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ray Stevenson In Theatres: June 26 When Air Force One falls under siege, the Commander in Chief dodges death only to find himself stranded in a Finnish forest, where an adolescent hunter tries to save him from the terrorists on his trail.

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Inside Out (PG) Meet the little voices inside your head. Comedy | Animation Starring: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling In Theatres: June 19 A young Midwestern girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emotions vie for dominance of her psyche after her father lands a new job in San Francisco, displacing the family into stressful new surroundings.

Ted 2 (R) Thunder buddies for life. Comedy Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried In Theatres: June 26 After marrying his human girlfriend, Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s raunchiest teddy bear must prove his personhood in order to raise the child conceived with the help of his best friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s baby-batter.

Dope (NR) Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard out here for a geek. Comedy | Drama Starring: ZoĂŤ Kravitz, Kiersey Clemons, Forest Whitaker In Theatres: June 19 A brilliant and bullied high school senior raised in a gang-ridden community dreams of getting into Harvard, but an unexpected party invitation leads to his involvement in illicit activities that threaten to shatter his Ivy League aspirations.


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Reyka Vodka is a spirit with spirit — the spirit of life in Reyka, Iceland, from whence it hails. Born of earthen elements, the heavenly liquid is to perfect purity what the sun is to summer warmth. It’s made from Arctic spring water, filtered through eons-old lava rocks and produced in small batches (of only 255 cases) in a tiny distillery outside of Reykjavik. The process runs on geothermal energy with no emissions. The result: a vodka born in, and literally made of, Iceland. Cocktail ninja and Reyka Vodka brand ambassador, Trevor Schneider, believes any day can be made a better day the Reyka way. As such, he regards Summer Solstice — June 21, the longest day of every year — as an occasion to behold. “Icelanders exhibit this adorably quirky rendition of hospitality, and it’s never on exhibit more so than on Summer Solstice,” says Schneider. “Out of the blue, you might be offered a shot of Reyka, a Paganistic naked roll in the morning dew and/or a delicious Ein með öllu [Icelandicstyled hot dog] all alongside an ear-to-ear smile.” Recreating Icelandic Solstice in the U.S. is the daily mission of the Reyka Vodka brand. For Schneider, it’s an

annual obsession. “As a proponent — some say champion — of old-world hospitality, face-melting smiles and individualistic fun, Icelandic Summer Solstice is my kind of party,” he says. Under the burning sun, freezing Reyka cocktails manage to make sweat and goose bumps bedfellows. Cheers to a hot romp, a glacial glass in-hand and a Summer Solstice sun that never sets. Skal! @ReykaVodka

Trevor Schneider chilled out with Josh Carlos from Table No. 10 in East Village. Together, the two concocted a new cocktail — “The Little Devil,” featuring Reyka Vodka, Ancho Reyes, lime, honey and egg white — which is now on the menu at Table No. 10. Table No. 10 369 10th Ave. East Village 619.550.1262 tablenumber10.com


P U L S E {HEALTH}

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

MAKING A SPLASH WITH A DOWNWARD DOG BY JESSICA PELLIGRA

Stand-up paddleboard (SUP) yoga, the aquatic pathway to Zen for body and soul, has been gaining momentum on bodies of water around San Diego. Given the vast floating studio bordering our beaches, yogis and newbies have been throwing on sunscreen and hopping aboard the bandwagon. (CONT. ON PAGE 58)

Elka Haeckel of Point Lomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Elka Yoga practices the â&#x20AC;&#x153;wheelâ&#x20AC;? pose atop a paddleboard in Rio de Janeiro.

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UP yoga is great for all levels,â&#x20AC;? says Bird Rock Yogaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heather Grisco, who instructs water-bound classes originating from the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa and Bahia Resort Hotel on Mission Bay. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great way to challenge yourself; youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re literally finding new balance and reconnecting with nature.â&#x20AC;? Sarah Dymond of San Diego Paddle Yoga says her companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mantra reflects fun, in both scenery and serenity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the last few weeks, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been visited by a small pod of curious dolphins during class,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;During our Night Glow tours, which include LED lights strapped under your board, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see everything from stingrays and jellyfish to sand sharks and huge bat rays that glide along with your board.â&#x20AC;? For those in search of uninhibited liberalism, Elka Yoga offers SUP with no strings attached. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use anchors on the board like most of the other classes, which makes the experience more fun, as well as challenging,â&#x20AC;? says owner Elka Haeckel, a Brazilian native who teaches SUP yoga at the San Diego Bay near Liberty Station and also enjoys practicing the discipline in the ocean in Rio de Janeiro (see photo on previous page). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Finding stability and balance is the key for our practice, and what SUP Yoga teaches us: the art of being present with the elements.â&#x20AC;? Cold feet? Say Namaste, then get those feet wet (and then some) and find out whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SUP with this non-terrestrial form of yoga. Ommmm... SAN DIEGO PADDLE YOGA 1010 Santa Clara Pl., Mission Beach 619.361.6410, sandiegopaddleyoga.com BIRD ROCK YOGA 910 Grand Ave., Ste. 206, Pacific Beach 858.207.6246, bestyogasandiego.com ELKA YOGA & WELLNESS CENTER 4166 Voltaire St., Point Loma â&#x20AC;&#x201D; opening in July 619.850.4437, elkayoga.com

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FROM TOP: A San Diego Paddle Yoga student strikes a pose on Mission Bay; Bird Rock Yogis in Mission Bay; Elka Yogaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SUP class in San Diego Bay.


P U L S E {STYLE}

ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ALRIGHT TO STAIR BEAUTY BRAND CLIMBS THE CORPORATE FASHION LADDER BY DANIELLE DIRECTO-MESTON PHOTOS BY SARA NORRIS

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ON KAROL: Luv Surf tank, $30; Kliqueb shorts, $38; Elizabeth Koh kimono, $40; Bali bracelet, $20.

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uv Surf is making a real business out of California dreaminâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Born from a Mission Beach-based vacation rental companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothing and souvenir shop, the local label is now riding onto the shelves at Nordstrom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really wanted to create a lifestyle brand [that represents] San Diego,â&#x20AC;? says co-founder Chris Kramer, who notes that Luv Surfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playful logo â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a colorful heart with â&#x20AC;&#x153;surfâ&#x20AC;? scrawled over it â&#x20AC;&#x201D; has landed everywhere from Florida to France. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re] a young, contemporary brand; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really fun and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s simple, in a good way.â&#x20AC;? Created to promote the petfriendly property-rental business owned by local entrepreneur Gina Champion-Cain (whose ventures include bringing House of Blues to San Diego), Luv Surf was spun into a wholesale fashion line after its logo-happy apparel began flying off the surf shackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s racks. The brand hit the trade-show circuit last January, walking away with a major deal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nordstrom really was our big break,â&#x20AC;? says Kramer, adding that he expects to match last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s total sales in the first quarter of 2015. (CONT. ON PAGE 62)


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P U L S E {STYLE} (CONT. FROM PAGE 60)

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to capture that surf lifestyle, but you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily have to surf to enjoy our brand,â&#x20AC;? says designer Ashley Villatuya. Beach-ready basics (all under $50), Luv Surf â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youthful graphic tees, tanks, pullovers and accessories donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just channel the Golden State â&#x20AC;&#x201D; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re cut and sewn here, too. Next up for Luv Surf is expansion into additional seaside shops. Plus, Kramer says he hopes to launch Luv Surf Adventures, a program aimed at teaching girls how to surf. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a way to provide a service to our customer, and not just a product,â&#x20AC;? he says. Talk about making waves. LUV SURF APPAREL 3816 Mission Blvd., Mission Beach 858.230.6682, luvsurfapparel.com (CONT. ON PAGE 64)

ON KAROL: Luv Surf tank, $30; Flying Monkey shorts, $36; Pura Vida bracelets, $5-$20.

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P U L S E {STYLE} (CONT. FROM PAGE 62)

ON KAROL: Luv Surf tank, $30; Kliqueb shorts, $36; Wishlist bandeau, $20; Elizabeth Koh headband, $15.

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ON KAROL: Luv Surf tank, $30; Promesa maxi skirt, $36; Melayni Brooke starfish clip; $15.

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Crystal Hefner, 29, is multimillionaire media mogul Hugh Hefnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third wife. When she married the Playboy magnate â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hef,â&#x20AC;? now 89 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; on December 31, 2012, she was 26 years old. December 2009â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Playmate of the Month, Mrs. Hefner left her fiancĂŠ at the altar five days before their original wedding date in June 2011. But the two reconciled, and now the matron of the famed and mysterious Mansion is more of a homebody, willing to adhere to Hef â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strict curfews.

BY JESSICA PELLIGRA

Unfolding the life of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quintessential centerfold

F HE THE BETTER


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Black bikini top ($98) and bottom ($98), Sauvage Swimwear, sauvagewear. com. Necklace ($70) and arm cuff by Orelia ($40), Top Shop, topshop.com. Black and gold arm cuff by BCBG ($58), Bloomingdaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, bloomindales.com.


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel like Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m older now,â&#x20AC;? she says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and going out to a nightclubs doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really appeal to me anymore.â&#x20AC;? Born in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, Crystal moved to San Diego with her family as a child, later attending La Jolla High School and earning an undergraduate degree in Psychology from San Diego State University. And while going to nightclubs may be a thing of her past, she says rocking dayclubs into poolside oblivion is her current passion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a residency at Rehab at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas this summer, spinning for 3,000 people,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really love DJ-ing for everyone thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so happy and splashing around to my music.â&#x20AC;? A model, singer and DJ, Crystal cites Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki among her musical influences. Her EDM EP, which sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been working on for nearly a year, is due out this summer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hef is a feature on one of the tracks,â&#x20AC;? she says, clarifying that her husband doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t actually sing on the record. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just kind of talking on it.â&#x20AC;? Hef, it seems, not to mention his bride, remains a kid at heart. Case in point: for her birthday, he took her to the Happiest Place on Earth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went to Disneyland; it was super fun,â&#x20AC;? says Crystal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hef got me a Chanel watch I really wanted. It was really sweet of him.â&#x20AC;? As for whether the two will have kids togetherâ&#x20AC;Ś â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel like two dogs are enough for now,â&#x20AC;? says Crystal, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a handful. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re kind of like having children.â&#x20AC;? Spaniels Lady and Charlie accompanied Crystal when she came to San Diego to pose for the cover of PacificSD in early May. Like their human companion, they played on dog beach in Del Mar, smiled for the camera by the pool and took breaks in a glamorous hotel room at Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Auberge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love San Diego so much,â&#x20AC;? Crystal says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be down there again soon.â&#x20AC;?


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S E A

Photography and narration by John Mireles

L I F E â&#x20AC;&#x2122; S

B E AU T Y

A PHOTOJOURNALISTIC TOUR OF THE SAN DIEGO SHORE Along the 70 miles of coastline that stretch from Oceanside to the Mexican border, the moon pulls the tides, the ocean carves the landscape, and promise of the California Dream pulls locals (and the world) to the beachâ&#x20AC;Ś not to mention the neighborhoods that lie beyond the seawall. Out to capture Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Finest sights and sand before sunset, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m up and at â&#x20AC;&#x2122;em earlier than usual. Carpe diem, as they say. Seaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the day.

O C E A N S I D E (Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not even 6 in the morning yet.)

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C A R L S B A D (Just after 7:00 a.m.)

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L E U C A D I A (Morning burrito time.)

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E N C I N I TA S (About 10 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock.)

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T O R R E Y

P I N E S

(Maybe almost noon; May Grey makes it hard to tell.)

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PA C I F I C

B E A C H

(Lunch break.)

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M I S S I O N

B E A C H

(Almost 2:00 in the afternoon.)

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O C E A N

B E A C H

(It always feels kinda late in the day here. )

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I M P E R I A L

B E A C H

(Gotta hit the border before sunset.)

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Firehouseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s revised downstairs bar, adorned with a charred wooden wall.

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CLOCKWISE (from below): The downstairs fire pit lounge at Firehouse; custom façade furnishings at The Patio on Goldfinch; inside Little Italyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kettner Exchange.

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s at Little Italyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kettner Exchange (KEX), Spencer speaks for the partnershipâ&#x20AC;Ś and wastes no words explaining his goals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we opened Firehouse eight years ago, it was really hard to get good food at the beach in a classy environment,â&#x20AC;? he says, leaning back into the comforts of a custom leather chair by the new Firehouseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new downstairs fireplace. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So our original goal was to offer high-quality food at the beach. The whole point of this remodel (CONT. ON PAGE 88) is to double-down on that original mission.â&#x20AC;?

design of the times Firehouseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s makeover mavens

Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something reassuring about the way Tecture partner Slade Fischer describes the panoramic door system his group has installed on the ground floor of the handsomely rebuilt Firehouse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It engages the street and the beach,â&#x20AC;? he says. Given the restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s location on a busy stretch of pavement one-half block from the waves, the fully retractable doors create a new universe for the PB landmark. Since Fischer and his Tecture copartners David Michael and Kyle Preisch graduated together from San Diegoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NewSchool of Architecture & Design in 2011, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve developed a design/ build firm thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been awarded such important restaurant projects as Little Italyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kettner Exchange and The Patio on Goldfinch. On-premises during the last moments of the Firehouse remodel, Fischer and Michael showed off their handiwork. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re playing off the idea of what Firehouse was before,â&#x20AC;? says Michael. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a re-branding, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re keeping the bones intact. We studied other firehouses and tried to find nice little details we could incorporate in this specific location.â&#x20AC;? The most fascinating of which may be charred wooden boards that resemble embossed leather and alternate randomly with plank-sized mirrors above the rooftop cabanas. They seem like what firefighters are supposed to prevent, but Michael says this Japanese-style wood â&#x20AC;&#x153;protects against fire, water and pests,â&#x20AC;? adding, â&#x20AC;&#x153;weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re tweaking the Firehouse concept.â&#x20AC;?

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Firehouse co-owner and restaurateur Matt Spencer.

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T A S T E {DINING OUT} (CONT. FROM PAGE 86)

CLOCKWISE (from left): Firehouseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Melon and Burrata Salad; Salt and Pepper Shrimp; Krispy Kreme Benedict.

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Never satisfied with the status-cool, Spencer aimed to elevate the already hot Firehouse brand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is why we brought in Jason Maitland,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted an actual chef, a real chef. We met, I explained that we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;KEX at the Beach,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; but do intend to be one of the better options. I told Jason to keep the spirit of the menu but to do his own.â&#x20AC;? Maitland, facing his boss from the plush chair opposite, took up the mission statement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Honestly, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always been on the higher end of the spectrum in San Diego,â&#x20AC;? he says truthfully, having been chef at Arterra in Del Mar and at the Gaslampâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s short-lived but culinarily sweet Red Light District. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now, I prefer (CONT. ON PAGE 90)

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things a little more casual and social.â&#x20AC;? With its ocean views, his new digs, for sure (and for shore) jibe with that mood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The soul of the old menu is still intact â&#x20AC;&#x201D; there were good burger, sandwich and wrap programs in place, and I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t abandon any of these,â&#x20AC;? Maitland says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing new and improved versions of the topselling dishes here.â&#x20AC;? While maintaining its original Firehouse flare, for example, the famous â&#x20AC;&#x153;Strawberry Bleuâ&#x20AC;? salad now benefits from Maitlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flair. And the polenta tots, which replace the restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deep-fried mini corn dogs, are made of four fancy cheeses and served with housemade (CONT. ON PAGE 92)

Grilled Spanish Octopus at Firehouse.

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T A S T E {DINING OUT} (CONT. FROM PAGE 90)

FROM TOP: Outside the newly remodeled and recently reopened Firehouse American Eatery + Lounge in Pacific Beach; renderings of PB Shore Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new 2,000-square-foot deck.

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feeLing grand A building boom is remaking the westernmost end of Grand Avenue. A decade ago, this corner of PB was somewhat backwater, but all that changed with the openings of Pacific Beach AleHouse (2008), Pacific Beach Shore Club (2007) and Firehouse American Eatery + Lounge (2007). The games have already begun with the early May reopening of the new, improved Firehouse, which has been redone as an indoor-outdoor eatery with views of waves crashing onshore just down the block. New, lofty ocean views will be the rule at PB Shore Club, which has added a nearly 2,000-square-foot deck that can host up to 126 beer-hoisting patrons. Currently in â&#x20AC;&#x153;soft openingâ&#x20AC;? mode, the deck will have a grand, Big Party/Luau opening during Shore Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eighth anniversary weekend June 26-28. PB AleHouse, rebuilding, remodeling and reinventing beach fun in the wake of a fire, plans to reopen in mid-July.


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he hole in the theory that donuts must be round wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t unearthed by a rocket scientist. Cutting no corners in one of the most compelling discoveries of the 21st century (so far), a North Park donut lab has proven that square donuts also make the world go â&#x20AC;&#x2122;round. In San Diegoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s donut-driven economy, sacks of sinkers are available all over town, but tracking down truly creative, culturally cosmic donuts requires legwork. If you have rich taste, this sprinkling of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Finest are sure to have you rolling in dough.

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DONUT BAR For downtown donuteers, the two evilest conceivable words are â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sold Out!â&#x20AC;? which staffers paint on the window when the last glamorous sweets have been purchased, often by costly boxfuls and usually before noon. Downtown sidewalks seemed to narrow after Donut Bar introduced locals to crème brĂťlĂŠe donuts, maple-bacon bars and fantasies with jewel-toned frostings. 631 B St., Downtown, (CONT. ON PAGE 96) 619.255.6360, donutbarsandiego.com.


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CHOWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DONUTS On Oceanside Boulevard near I-5, Chowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s faces the regional California Highway Patrol headquarters. Prime location, eh? Famously friendly, the proprietors usually shuck some donut holes in the bag while selling enough triple-chocolate donuts (chocolate cake, chocolate frosting and chocolate chips) to be able to close by early afternoon. Glazed twists and apple fritters are standouts. 1906 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, 760.757.1355. CRISPYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DONUTS The convenient shopping center location across from Southwestern College might lead to low expectations, but, on the donut-meter, Crispyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tasty treats score higher than most. Reliably good SoCal favorites like glazed twists, chocolate and maple bars, and cake donuts in many colorful guises are cheerfully bagged by smiling servers. 182 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos, 760.727.4391, crispysdonut.blogspot.com. DEVILâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DOZEN DONUT SHOP Under construction in a small building next to Little Italyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on-fire Kettner Exchange, this brainchild of restaurateur Matt Spencer aims to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;really simple and classic,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be really high-quality, with a few specialties like Mexican chocolate and a flavored churro.â&#x20AC;? And, he adds, for a dollar upcharge the server will spear a donut hole on a custom stick, plop it in your coffee and direct you to rooftop seating. 2001 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy. (CONT. ON PAGE 98) (

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LILâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ORBITS Open â&#x20AC;&#x2122;til 12 weeknights and 2 a.m. on weekends, Lilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Orbits knows how to keep the party going by specializing in just a few types of friedto-order donuts. Round â&#x20AC;&#x153;crobits,â&#x20AC;? donutcroissant hybrids glazed with chocolate when they leave the fryer, are big sellers, as are mini-donuts rolled in cinnamonsugar. 1037 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach, 619.866.8002.


DONUT PANIC Unusually neighborhoodoriented thanks to owner Linda Dami, this shop on busy Mission Gorge Road hosts lectures, potluck suppers, board game nights, live music and art shows. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artistry in its donuts, too. Some are vegan, and flavors can be exotic: rose-cardamom, chocolate espresso almond, lemon lavender and Earl Grey tea. Up your donut game here. 6171 Mission Gorge Rd., Ste. 113, Grantville, 619.280.1894, donutpanicsd.wordpress.com. DUNKINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; DONUTS Believe it or not, the Dunkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Donuts situated on an historic corner of downtown San Diego â&#x20AC;&#x201D; sharing quarters with a Baskin-Robbins in the Embassy Suites hotel â&#x20AC;&#x201D; was the chainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first local outpost not located on a military base. Sugar-coated jelly donuts are emblematic of the All-American selection that crowds shelves also packed with garnished bagels and croissants. 601 Pacific Hwy., Downtown, 619.239.2400 and 1410 Main St., Ramona, 760.789.0210, dunkindonuts.com.

PETERSONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DONUT CORNER An institution in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Old Escondido,â&#x20AC;? which quaintly preserves the former small townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mood, Petersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lists options like fat French crullers with vivid pink frosting on a menu posted above a semi-sheltered terrace. Order at a window surrounded by enormous bear claws, weighty cake donuts, big apple fritters and lusciously sweet cinnamon twists. 903 S. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, 760.745.7774, petersonsdonutcorner.menutoeat.com.

KRISPY KREME This chain made headlines when it hit local turf with a hot, back-East rep, only to see several locations fizzle. But Krispy Kreme devotees flock to Clairemont Mesa and Chula Vista, drawn by the undeniably appetizing, ever-present scent of frying donuts. Sold warm to be consumed immediately, these are best simply glazed. 4180 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Clairemont, 858.273.4581 and 2305 Otay Lakes Rd., Ste. #206, Chula Vista, 619.482.8700, krispykreme.com. (

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STARDUST DONUT SHOP The first business to greet Junipero Serra when he entered what is now Imperial Beach, Stardust has been around nearly forever. Pretty much a shack near the beach, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s notable for fine quality and specialties like the German chocolate bar, whose gooey coconut and chocolate frostings stick to your fingers, clothes, ribs and waist. (Open 10:30 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3:30 p.m. Tuesday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Saturday only). 698 CA-75, Imperial Beach, 619.424.6200.

LEUCADIA DONUT SHOPPE Which came first, a surfer dude crossing Highway 101 in search of waves, or Leucadiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s landmark shop, which serves boardbearers the breakfast of champions by feeding them hefty donuts smeared with white icing and studded with Froot Loops? Besides many cake and raised donuts, rapturous rounds include glazed donuts jammed with lemon and raspberry fillings. 1604 N. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, 760.942.8981. NOMAD DONUTS Headed by one-time Mister Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pastry chef Kristianna Zabala, the Nomad folk are â&#x20AC;&#x153;wanderers and wonderersâ&#x20AC;? who toss some pretty amazing donuts in the sack. Flavors are typically exotic; by-popular-demand vegan options include lush flavor combos like ubetaro-coconut, raspberry-lavender, pineapplepassion fruit and mango-chili. 4504 30th St., North Park, 619.431.5000, nomaddonuts.com. STREETCAR MERCHANTS OF FRIED CHICKEN, DOUGHNUTS AND COFFEE StreetCarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vast, filling doughnuts may be the only â&#x20AC;&#x153;squareâ&#x20AC;? objects in hipster North Park. Huge! Yes, they are indeed square, and also creatively decorated. Fried throughout the day, they boast fillings like Boston cream and strawberry jam, and such toppings as green tea-flavored flavored pears and amazing brown butter-salted caramel frosting. 4002 30th St., North Park, 619.546.9010. (

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Do consume responsibly. A sign on Route 75 near Stardust Donut Shop in Imperial Beach warns that you are entering a Tsunami Danger Zone. However, anyone who consumes one Stardust German chocolate bar daily will likely have become an immovable object. DoNot tease peace officers with donuts. Placing a man-sized box trap baited with colorful donuts in front of a police station, as a pranksterish fire department crew did, is risky. Get glazed not tased! Do dress for morning donuts and coffee at downtownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Donut Bar, which offers the San Diego equivalent of breakfast at Tiffanyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.


T A S T E {WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COOKING}

HOLEY MOLY! A WHOLE NEW WAY TO WOW HOUSE GUESTS RECIPE AND PHOTOS BY BRANDON MATZEK

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Take your National Donut Day celebration to the next level by making several of the varieties listed below and inviting your friends and family over. Serve with plenty of hot coffee for dunkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Cinnamon Sugar: 1 tsp. cinnamon + 1/2 cup sugar Vanilla Glaze: 1 1/2 cups confectionerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sugar + 3 tbsp. milk + 2 tsp. vanilla extract Lemon Glaze: 1 1/2 cups confectionerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sugar + 3 tbsp. lemon juice Chocolate Glaze: 1 1/2 cups confectionerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sugar + 4 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder + 3 tbsp. milk + 2 tsp. vanilla extract Lavender Sugar: 1/2 cup sugar + 2 tsps edible lavender flowers (pulsed in a food processor)

CINNAMON CHILE DE ARBOL DONUT HOLES INGREDIENTS 2 whole dried chiles de ĂĄrbol 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups all purpose flour 3 tbsp. sugar 4 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. fine-grain sea salt 1 cup milk 1 egg 1/4 unsalted butter, melted and cooled Vegetable oil, for frying

PROCESS Toast chiles in a small skillet over medium-low heat until dark and fragrant (1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 minutes). Let cool, then remove and discard the stems. Coarsely chop toasted chiles de ĂĄrbol, then transfer (seeds and all) to a spice grinder or mortar and pestle. Grind into a fine powder. Place chili powder in a small bowl with cinnamon and sugar, stirring to combine. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and sea salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk and egg until combined. Whisk in the butter, then pour the wet ingredients in the bowl with the dry ingredients. Using a spatula, mix until combined. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overwork the batter here. A few

visible lumps are fine. Let the batter rest for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, fill a large cast-iron pot halfway with oil (about 4 cups), and heat to 350°F. Spread the cinnamonchili sugar out on a large plate and set aside. Working in batches, carefully drop heaping tablespoons of batter, five or six at a time, into the hot oil, and fry until golden brown (2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 minutes). Using a slotted spoon, transfer donut holes to a paper towellined plate. Let cool for just a moment, and then roll the warm donut holes in the cinnamon-chile sugar. These donut holes are best enjoyed immediately, but will last for up to 1 day when covered and stored at room temperature.

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T A S T E {BEER}

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PASSION FRUIT KICKER: Despite being well known throughout the world for making great hoppy beers, the Lupulinobsessed brewers at Green Flash feel the need to keep pushing the envelope rather than resting on their green, leafy laurels. Enter Passion Fruit Kicker, an India pale ale brewed with wheat malt and dry-hopped with experimental hop cultivars so even the brewers arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure how itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll turn out. And hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the kicker: the beer will be aged in oak barrels and have tart, tangy passion fruit added to the mix for an even more adventurous IPA unlike any other. Green Flash Brewing Company, 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd., Mira Mesa, greenflashbrew.com L3 WIT: When developing the recipe for this beer, the minds behind

this second-story brewpub-slash-kebobery imagined a beer that would be perfectly suited for summer â&#x20AC;&#x201D; something refreshing that would pair well with al fresco views of the Pacific. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve created just that in L3 Wit, a Belgian-style wheat ale brewed with lavender and lime peel versus the traditional add-ins: coriander and orange peel. Debuting on Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, the beer will benefit the Beer to the Rescue (beertotherescue.org) lupus research and awareness charity campaign. Amplified Ale Works, 4150 Mission Blvd., Ste. 408, Pacific Beach, amplifiedales.com (CONT. ON PAGE 106)

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Brandon HernĂĄndez: Which are your favorite San Diego County breweries? MIKE RODRIGUEZ: I knew youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d ask me that and I really just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come up with an answer. There are so many good ones. But I live in Oceanside, and Bagby Beer Company is my local gotoâ&#x20AC;Ś and not a bad one at that. Well, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s convenient since your new brewpub will be in Oceanside, too. I think the growing beer scene in Oceanside is great. In addition to Bagby Beer, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fellow brewpub Breakside Brewing Company, the just-over-ayear-old Legacy Brewing Company and long-time community staple Oceanside Ale Works. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking forward to bringing our own unique beers and brewing angle into the fold. What surprises do you have planned? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just started to gather some oak cooperage that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll begin filling with beer in the near future, so barrel-aged brews will be available sooner than later. And Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m definitely looking forward to sharing those with beer fansâ&#x20AC;Ś myself included.

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THE CONFESSIONAL: What do you get when you take one of inland San Diegoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most renowned breweries and make their fine liquid wares available on the coast? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re about to find out when the triple-tiered production arm of the Pizza Port empire (Port Brewing Co., The Lost Abbey and The Hop Concept) touch down in an indooroutdoor tasting room in the same shopping center as Cardiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popular Seaside Market. Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in search of hop bombs, stouts, Belgian-style refreshers or barrel-aged wonders, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find it on tap within walking distance of the iconic Kook. 2007 San Elijo Ave., Cardiff by the Sea, lostabbey.com

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SOUR FEST Pack your Tums and a sense of adventure. Stone Brewing Co.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual tart tour de force will be in full effect with more than 100 varieties of sour beer on tap and uncorked for connoisseurs of the brewing industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most avant-garde style category. Everything from gueuze blends of one-, two- and three-year-old Belgian lambic ales to woody, fruity Flemish-style red and brown ales to the mind- and palate-bending oddities that are sour stouts will be ripe for the tasting from the comfort of Stoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lush outdoor gardens. June 28, 11 a.m., Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, 1999 Citracado Pkwy., Escondido, stoneworldbistro.com

Brandon HernĂĄndez is a native San Diegan with a fervent passion for craft beer and the talented individuals who produce it. He is a Senior Communications Specialist for Stone Brewing Co., an editor for Zagat, has served as a consultant to Food Network and contributes content to national and San Diego-based magazines including The Beer Connoisseur, Imbibe, Wine Enthusiast, The San Diego Reader and more. The first publication for which he ever wrote about beer was PacificSD. Follow him on Twitter: @sdbeernews and @offdutyfoodie.

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T A S T E {DRINK}

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6/1-2: SPOON @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com Indie rockers on the road to promote their newest album, They Want My Soul, which dropped in August. 6/2: SUFJAN STEVENS @ Copley Symphony Hall, sandiegosymphony.org In March, this indie folk singersongwriter released Carrie & Lowell, his seventh studio album. 6/3: WALK OFF THE EARTH @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com This Canadian rock groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s YouTube cover of Gotyeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Somebody that I Used to Knowâ&#x20AC;? has garnered more than 165 million views.

6/6: WHITESNAKE @ Pala Casino, palacasino.com English rockers most known for their â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s hits â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here I Go Againâ&#x20AC;? (1983) and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is This Loveâ&#x20AC;? (1987). 6/6: GARY ALLAN @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com This country artist is expected to release his 10th, yet-to-benamed studio album sometime this year. 6/6: AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK @ Epicentre, epicentreconcerts.org This metal bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s local stop is the second to last date on their current and rumored-to-befinal tour.

BEN MOON

6/3: THE DOOBIE BROTHERS @ Humphreyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com Classic rock group most recognized for their hits â&#x20AC;&#x153;Listen to the Musicâ&#x20AC;? (1972), â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black Waterâ&#x20AC;? (1974) and â&#x20AC;&#x153;What a Fool Believesâ&#x20AC;? (1979).

6/3: AWOLNATION @ House of Blues, hob.com In January, Billboard ranked this electro rock bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s megahit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sailâ&#x20AC;? as No. 17 on its â&#x20AC;&#x153;Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1â&#x20AC;? list.

6.7 91X X-fest

@ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, 91x.com Local alt. rock radio station 91Xâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual concert event brings Modest Mouse, The Cult, Pennywise, Public Enemy and more to the Chula Vista stage.

6/6: COUNTRYFEST @ Lakeside Rodeo Grounds, kson.com Country duo Montgomery Gentry headlines this semi-annual event, which also features Casey James, Lauren Alaina and Jackie Lee. JI M S HEA

6.6 brad paisley

@ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com Grammy Award-winning country artist climbing the charts (once again) with his new single â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crushinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; It.â&#x20AC;?

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6/7: BANDA MS @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com More than a dozen artists comprise this Latin music group.

6/7: NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND @ Sycuan Casino, sycuan.com Americana rockers most known for their 1987 hit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fishinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in the Dark.â&#x20AC;? 6/8: NICO & VINZ @ House of Blues, hob.com These Norwegian pop artists enjoyed international success in 2014 with their hit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Am I Wrong.â&#x20AC;? 6/9: THE KOOKS @ House of Blues, hob.com Indie rock foursome from across the pond. (CONT. ON PAGE 114)


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6/10: PETER FRAMPTON @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com Rocker and guitarist Peter Frampton became friends with David Bowie when the two attended Bromley Technical High School together in London. 6/11: JOEY BADA$$ @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com On January 20, his 20th birthday, this hip-hopper released his B4.DA.$$ album. 6/12: JOHN LEGEND @ Copley Symphony Hall, sandiegosymphony.org Nine-time Grammy Award-winning R&B superstar John Legend performs an intimate show to raise funds for the local Forte for Children foundation.

6/13: LENKA @ House of Blues, hob.com This alt. pop Aussie will release her new album, The Bright Side, on June 16. 6/13: JEDI MIND TRICKS @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com Rapper Vinnie Paz (aka Vincenzo Luviner) and producer Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind (aka Kevin Baldwin) comprise this hip-hop twosome. 6/13: COLBIE CAILLAT @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com In 2007, this pop singersongwriter became an overnight success with her single “Bubbly.” 6/13: P.O.D. @ Sycuan Casino, sycuan.com The San Diego-native metal band is best known for its 2001 hit “Youth of a Nation.”

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6/12: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS @ Pala Casino, palacasino.com The Jersey Boys hit Broadway musical and subsequent film directed by Clint Eastwood is

based on this ’60s/’70s pop/ rock band’s inception and success.


6/14: LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com Norteño band whose Spanish name translates to “the tigers the North.” 6/17: CHRISTINA PERRI @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com This pop singer-songwriter will coheadline the Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too tour with Colbie Caillat later this summer. 6/18: GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com Films Problem Child, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Major Payne and others have featured this blues rock band’s biggest hit, “Bad to the Bone.”

6/19: STEVE EARLE @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com In February, country folk artist Steve Earle and his band, The Dukes, released their Terraplane album.

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6/18: GREGG ALLMAN @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com In 2010, this rock ‘n’ roller made Rolling Stones’ “100 Greatest Singers” list at No. 70.

6.15 Lupe fiasco

@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com Kanye West, Pharrell and Ed Sheeran are just a few of the artists with whom this hip-hopper has collaborated. (CONT. ON PAGE 116)


G R O O V E {SOUND DECISIONS} (CONT. FROM PAGE 115)

6/19: SWITCHFOOT @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com San Diegoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Switchfoot got its big break in 2002, when the movie A Walk To Remember featured several of the alt. rock fivesomeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s songs.

6/21: MISFITS @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com Punk rock outfit out of New Jersey.

6/21: AIR SUPPLY @ Pechanga Resort & Casino, pechanga.com Soft rock Aussies Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met 40 years ago at a rehearsal for a Jesus Christ Superstar production.

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6/20: MARCO ANTONIO SOLIS @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com Latin pop artist on his Gracias Por Estar Aqui (â&#x20AC;&#x153;thank you for being hereâ&#x20AC;?) tour.

6/21: GRUPO INTOCABLE @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com This â&#x20AC;&#x153;untouchableâ&#x20AC;? (English translation) NorteĂąo group has won dos Grammy Awards, siete Latin Grammys and mucho Latin Billboard Awards.

6.28 james otto

@ Moonshine Flats, moonshineflats.com In 2007, this country artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s single â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just Got Started Lovinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Youâ&#x20AC;? reached No. 1 on Billboardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hot Country Songsâ&#x20AC;? chart.

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6/23: FIFTH HARMONY @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com The all-girl pop group â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which formed on Season Two of X Factor â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is on its Reflection summer tour in support of its January 2015 album by the same name. 6/24: LITTLE BIG TOWN @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com Country foursome enjoying charttopping success from its latest single, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Girl Crush.â&#x20AC;? 6/25: THIRD DAY @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com This Christian rock bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s song â&#x20AC;&#x153;Follow Me Thereâ&#x20AC;? was the theme song to TLCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s short-lived Sarah Palinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alaska series. 6/26: SLAYER @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com Thrash metal group Slayer joins fellow metalers King Diamond, HELLYEAH, The Devil Wears Prada and more down South for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. 6/26: CHARLIE WILSON @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com In 2013, Justin Timberlake presented this R&B singersongwriter with BETâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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6/27: NICKELBACK @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com Canadian rockers headlining their worldwide No Fixed Address tour. 6/27: HOLLYWOOD ENDING @ Epicentre, epicentreconcerts.org Hollywood Ending, the rap metalersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; self-titled sophomore album, dropped on May 26. 6/27: CHUBBY CHECKER @ Pala Casino, palacasino.com Rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll singer-songwriter Ernest Evans, aka Chubby Checker, is best known for his cover of Hank Ballardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Twist.â&#x20AC;? 6/28: ESPINOZA PAZ @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com This Latin Grammy Awardnominated singer and guitarist performs en EspaĂąol. 6/30: AUSTIN MAHONE @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com Nineteen-year-old pop singer signed to Lil Wayneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Young Money Entertainment label.

@ Valley View Casino Center, valleyviewcasinocenter.com In December, this 24-year-old pop star became the most played artist on Spotify after accumulating more than 860 million streams.

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G R O O V E {SOUND DECISIONS}

TAKE A SPIN

UPCOMING EDM AND DJ PERFORMANCES BY CATLIN DORSET

6.7 Henry Fong

@ Dive Day Club, divedayclub.com The likes of Hardwell and Avicii have supported this progressive house remixer. 6/5: GARETH EMERY @ OMNIA San Diego, omnianightclub.com On March 13, this electronic DJ and his wife, Kat, welcomed their first child, a daughter named Sansa. 6/6: MARKUS SCHULZ @ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com This trance music producer will play at the Las Vegas Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) later in June. 6/8: NERVO @ OMNIA San Diego, omnianightclub.com Aussie twins and pop dance duo Nervo made DJ Magâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2014 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Top 100 DJsâ&#x20AC;? list at No. 21. 6/11: STEVE ANGELLO @ OMNIA San Diego, omnianightclub.com This EDMer founded his own record label, Size Records, in 2003. 6/12: ERICK MORILLO @ OMNIA San Diego, omnianightclub.com Madonna, Diddy and Enrique Iglesias are just a few of the artists for whom this house music DJ has remixed tracks.

6/14: TYDI @ Dive Day Club, divedayclub.com In April, this EDMerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s single â&#x20AC;&#x153;Redefinedâ&#x20AC;? held the No. 9 spot on Billboardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dance/Mix Show Airplayâ&#x20AC;? list for three consecutive weeks. 6/18: 12TH PLANET @ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com Dubstep/trap music makers 12th Planet, LOUDPVCK and Kove bring their North America Takeover tour to Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Finest. 6/19: QUINTINO @ OMNIA San Diego, omnianightclub.com Dance music DJ Quinten van den Berg, aka Quintino, began spinning at his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nightclub when he was 15 years old. 6/26: FEDDE LE GRAND @ OMNIA San Diego, omnianightclub.com Progressive house producer Fedde Le Grand has ranked on DJ Magâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Top 100 DJsâ&#x20AC;? for the past seven consecutive years.

6/13: BINGO PLAYERS @ OMNIA San Diego, omnianightclub.com Electro house Netherlander best known for the 2011 club hit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cry (Just a Little).â&#x20AC;?

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ven when her soaking-wet customers tip her with waterlogged dollar bills, Sami Lefever manages to stay dry. Lefever makes a splash from behind the swim-up bar at Harrahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resort Southern Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dive Day Club, where upwards of 3,000 people converge each Sunday (May through September) for big-name DJs, an insane pool party and the never-ending Lazy River. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have to thank Hooters for sending me through the proper training,â&#x20AC;? she says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and preparing me for any other venue I venture off to.â&#x20AC;? What a hoot â&#x20AC;&#x201D; now, she can sling drinks in high-volume settings like Dive without breaking a sweat. When it comes to cool jobs, this bartenderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got it made in the shade. DIVE DAY CLUB AT HARRAHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S RESORT SOCAL 777 Harrahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rincon Way, Valley Center 760.751.3100, harrahssocal.com

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L O V E {BLIND DATE}

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ack in grade school, they taught â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sea Fever.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a poem by Masefield â&#x20AC;&#x201D; I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember it either. But the first couple lines are hard to forget, and somehow Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve managed to retain them yet: I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by. Masefield died way before his time. In homage to him, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll use nautical rhymes to tell the story of tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blind date, which

hopefully meets a happier fate. Amber and Wyatt met moments ago. Now theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re set to arrive in an Epic Limo. The eveningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first stop: Catamaran Hotel. Will it be a connection? Only time will tell. But before we find out whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to come of these two, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s see what they said in the pre-date interviews. PacificSD: Where are you from and where do you live now? AMBER: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a Wisconsin girl, born and raised. Moved to Pacific Beach about a year-and-ahalf ago. WYATT: From Reno/Tahoe, Nevada, and currently live in South Park, San Diego.

What do you do for a living? AMBER: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m an occupational therapist. I love helping people. WYATT: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m aspiring to be a professional speed walker and I will soon be practicing law. I also do some freelance photography work and will be taking the California real estate exam next week. What do you do for fun? AMBER: I love exploring San Diego, which Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve decided is the best city in the world. Being by the ocean, yoga, brunch is always fun, shopping, watching football â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m the biggest Packer fan ever. I also paint. WYATT: Travel, hike, volleyball, surf, staring contests, thumb wrestling, et cetera. What are you best at? AMBER: I feel like Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m good at being there for others. WYATT: I give great high fives. What do you suck at? AMBER: Basically any organized sport. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty bad. WYATT: Bowlingâ&#x20AC;Ś and answering these questions seriously. What are you looking for in a date, physically and/or otherwise? AMBER: Someone who can hold a conversation, knows how to dress, is motivated and has a sense of humor. Humor is key. WYATT: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a sucker for good posture and confidence. Describe your special brand of sex appeal in five words or less. AMBER: Girl next door. WYATT: Zesty. What do you like least about

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yourself? AMBER: The fact that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really good at procrastinating. WYATT: The fact that I suck at bowling. Rate yourself on a scale from 1 to 10 for looks. AMBER: I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know, this is tough. WYATT: I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t own a scale. Rate yourself on a scale from 1 to 10 for personality. AMBER: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d say at least a solid nine, for sure. WYATT: Borderline eleven. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your biggest fear? AMBER: Birds. Weird, I know. WYATT: Sneezing with my mouth full. What traits could your date exhibit that would be complete deal-breakers? AMBER: If they are cocky or only like to talk about themselves. WYATT: Habitual complaining, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like Frisbee. Fill in the blanks: I want my blind date to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;blankâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;blank.â&#x20AC;? AMBER: Funny and intriguing. WYATT: Vibrant and genuine. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the most important thing in the world? AMBER: Finding what makes you truly happy, and then doing more of that. WYATT: Flossing before brushing, and love. THANK YOU! EPIC LIMO 858.270.LIMO (5466) epiclimo.com


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ceana is Catamaranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coastal Kitchen.â&#x20AC;? It has incredible food and a view thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bitchinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. When the couple arrives, they walk arm-in-arm to a booth by the water that has casual charm. As appetizers show, they make a toast. The sun is setting just over the coast. Before entrees arrive, Wyatt must feel bolder â&#x20AC;&#x201D; he puts his arm around Amberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shoulder. He makes his move as dinner is served. Amber seems into it but a little reserved. After their dinner and then the dessert, they walk to the koi pond for a quick little flirt. Then the limo arrives to take them downtown, for a dating adventure thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to be waterbound. When they arrive at the docks, their chemistryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s showing. We pull them aside to ask how itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going.

PacificSD: Howâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it going so far? AMBER: So far, so good. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m having a really good time. I think that this was a good match for a date. WYATT: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty good so far. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personable; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just been a really fun time. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really great company. What were your first impressions? AMBER: I was pleasantly surprised. I really didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what to expect but I thought he was really cute. He seemed like a gentleman, too, because he brought me a rose and opened the door, the whole works. WYATT: Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very pretty. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tall and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really outgoing, but I think sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being a little reserved on the date. But I understand; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cool.

Is this the type of person youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d normally date? AMBER: Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to say, because I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily have a type. But, getting to know him, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely someone I could see myself with. WYATT: I would say, yeah, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely my type. What do you think of the way your date is dressed? AMBER: He mentioned that he bought a raincoat specifically for this event, and I thought that was really cute. I totally approve of the way heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dressed, which is saying a lot because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m usually a

pretty harsh critic of that. WYATT: Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got good style. I noticed that she has some awesome pants and her blinginâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; necklace. (CONT. ON PAGE 124)

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How was riding in the limo? AMBER: Who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like taking a limo? I could definitely get used to being picked up in one of those. Plus, he had a rose that he gave me when the limo showed up to my place, which was sweet. WYATT: The limo was cool. I had plenty of room to stretch my legs, and there were lots of complimentary beverages. WYATT: Yes, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty. What did you think of Oceana Coastal Kitchen? AMBER: Our server was incredibly friendly, and the atmosphere was really inviting. WYATT: They had a really cool jellyfish tank as the restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s centerpiece, gave it a great ambiance. What did you have to eat and drink there? AMBER: I had one of the specialty sushi rolls. It was fantastic. My favorite part of the meal was the appetizer; we had mussels and clams. I also had the Blood Orange Margarita, and it was super refreshing. WYATT: I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t drink, but the

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food was incredible. I had the filet. It was cooked to perfection. Dessert was awesome, too. I had the chocolate-filled donut. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the most attractive thing your date has done so far? AMBER: Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an awesome conversationalist, and that goes a long way for me. WYATT: Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been really personable and kind. What would your parents say if you brought your date home? AMBER: They would be very pleased.

WYATT: My parents would really like her. Rate your date on a scale from one to 10 for looks. AMBER: Nine. WYATT: Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a ten. How about for personality? AMBER: Ten. WYATT: Ten. Do you want to kiss your date now? AMBER: I would definitely kiss Wyatt, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not really in my practice to kiss on the first date.

Does your date want to kiss you? AMBER: I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know. I mean, I hope so. WYATT: I have no idea. Anything else youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to add? AMBER: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really glad I decided to do this. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m surprised that it took a magazine to finally set me up on such a successful date. WYATT: No, I think we covered it. THANK YOU! OCEANA COASTAL KITCHEN AT CATAMARAN RESORT HOTEL 3999 Mission Blvd., Mission Bay, 858.488.1081, oceanacoastal.com


TAKING A BOW

LEAVING THE DOCK AS EIGHT STRIKES THE CLOCK

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mber and Wyatt will now jump aboard a boating adventure that strikes a chord. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Neon Nights Yacht Party on the big bay â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a floating nightclub for one evening in May. [See schedule, page 10.] They sit at a private VIP booth, nestling in, getting into the groove. They nod their heads to a beat thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dropping. The waters are calm; the dance floorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popping. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s north to Point Loma, then south to the bridge. The nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kinda rainy; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cold like a fridge.

As the daters stroll to the bow of the boat, Amber is chilled; Wyatt offers his coat. Out there in the dark, who knows what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re missing? But fingers are crossed that the couple is kissing. When the ship reaches shore, we must leave the daters. To get the scoop, we call a day later. PacificSD: What did you think of Neon Nights at Sea? AMBER: Seeing the San Diego skyline from the water was awesome. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m obsessed with city lights at night; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of my

favorite things. The DJs did an awesome job, but it was hard to talk to my date. WYATT: It was like a floating party bus, but better. More like a club on water. The music was great, the dance floor was poppinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and everyone seemed to be having a good time.

just got in the limo and took the scenic route home.

What did you do for the rest of the evening after the boat docked? AMBER: Sadly, I was beyond exhausted from working all day long, so the date ended with the limo ride home. I would have loved to go somewhere else, but needed to postpone that â&#x20AC;&#x2122;til next time. WYATT: After Neon Nights, we

How and when did the date end? AMBER: He knew I was getting tired and had Tim, the limo driver, take me home first. We had already exchanged numbers, and have been in touch since. WYATT: The date ended when the limo driver took us home. It was past my bedtime, so we called (CONT. ON PAGE 128) it a night.

Was there a kiss or romantic exchange? AMBER: I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t kiss and tell. WYATT: We had a romantic exchange of phone numbers to cap off the evening.

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A Taste of East Village THE GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION FOR FORM15 On April 16, nearly 400 guests attended the flavorful launch of FORM15, East Village’s new design-forward residential community. The evening included menu offerings from an array the neighborhood’s popular eateries including Bottega Americano, Cat Eye Club, The Blind Burro, Stella Public House. Half Door Brewing Co. crafted mules with Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey, Mission Brewery provided craft beers, and Bub’s @ the Ballpark forged lasting friendships with their opulent mimosa bar.

JASON ACTON, BLAKE BYERS

Blake Byers, Jason Acton and Michelle Romero created live art; DJ Misha spun his favorite vinyl, and the 10-piece band The Village Squares wowed the crowd with a live pop/soul performance. Oh, what a night!

ROD BERTONE, PETER RICHTER, RAY TATE, THOMAS GRINDER, ARACELI GONZALEZ, KEVIN MARQUIS, BROOKE HEBERT

STELLA PUBLIC HOUSE S’MORE BAR

DJ MISHA

1450 MARKET ST., EAST VILLAGE | 619.230.1450 | FORM15.COM


JASON ACTON TOM WARREN, COUNCILMEMBER TODD GLORIA, CLYDE HOLLAND, BRENT SCHERTZER

BUB’S AT THE BALLPARK BUBBLY BAR

HALF DOOR BREWING CO.’S CLARA DRAYNE (LEFT) AND SAMANTHA LIGHTCAP

GUESTS

STELLA PUBLIC HOUSE S’MORE BAR

GUESTS

MISSION BREWERY

BOTTEGA AMERICANO

ART IN MOTION LIVE ART INSTALLATION. ART BY BLAKE BYERS.

FORM15 / THE VILLAGE SQUARES

1450 MARKET ST., EAST VILLAGE | 619.230.1450 | FORM15.COM

MICHELLE ROMERO


L O V E {BLIND DATE} (CONT. FROM PAGE 125)

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Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the funniest thing that happened during the date? AMBER: People-watching at Neon Nights. WYATT: Some guy managed to put his head through the roof on the boat. What was the best part of the date? AMBER: He was so easy to talk to, and I loved that. WYATT: The best part of the date was sitting down to an amazing meal together, because we had a chance to chat and get to know each other a little better. What was the worst part of the date? AMBER: I felt awful for how tired I was. Other than that, everything was great. WYATT: The worst part of the date was when I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get to finish my dessert, because we had to rush to catch the boat. I love dessert. Will there be a second date? AMBER: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to leave that up to him. If he asks me, I would love to hang out again.

WYATT: Maybe. I had a good time. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see where things go. AFTERMATCH: Wyatt revealed, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely my type.â&#x20AC;? On the ride home, did she live up to that hype? Because Amber said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t kiss and tell,â&#x20AC;? but we suspect that they did, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just as well. The couple retreated but got digits first, a budding romance between lawyer and nurse. The daters, they had such a wonderful time, it calls for another Masefield rhyme: I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied. For the couple to connect, Wyattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wild call will be key. Will he dial her number? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll just have to seaâ&#x20AC;Ś THANK YOU! NEON NIGHTS AT SEA 1800 North Harbor Dr., Downtown diveneonnights.com

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