“Vaguely slutty.” That’s how Craig Ferguson described some of the scantily-clad costumed females at a panel that the comedian moderated at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. And while Mr. Ferguson’s business is humor, and his comment can be taken with a measure of consideration, his words touch on something often glossed over in the comic book culture: the sexual objectification of women. Read the rest »
Christmas means hanging up socks and lights, giving gifts, singing carols, feasting on fat-laden foods, etc. Well, those are the customs Americans are familiar with, at least. But we’re not the only ones in the world that celebrate Christmas. In fact, people in more than 160 countries join in on the festivities! And while all of us share certain traditions, in some parts of the world, you may find unique and quite plainly bizarre twists on this much beloved holiday. Read the rest »
The holidays are here! It’s time to go out and enjoy all the events and activities this season has to offer. But wait – you barely have any scratch left over after buying gifts. Plus, there’s the rent and the bills and the … Oh, bother. Guess you’ll just have to stay in the dark den of your home, binging on Netflix and slowly turning into a pale green Grinch-like figure from the lack of vitamin D and holiday cheer … Or maybe not!
Fortunately for you, San Diego has plenty of fun and free holiday events and activities for people with especially modest wallet weights. Below we have listed some of the best the sunny SoCal city has to offer. Read the rest »
The holiday season is all about the communal spirit – of giving, of spending time with loved ones, of expressing gratitude and kindness towards one’s fellow (wo)man, etc. – yet all of this goodwill tends to get thrown out the window in the days leading up to Christmas in shopping malls and plazas all across the nation. You want to avoid at all costs having another holiday shopping experience reminiscent of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Jingle All the Way – well, lucky for you, there is a way! Stick to the holiday shopping tips below and you’ll have a very merry Christmas indeed! Read the rest »
It’s incredible to think that the technological feats humanity has accomplished just over the past century alone were once relegated to the realms of imagination in science fiction of yore. Sure, we may not yet have flying cars, teleporters or advanced artificial intelligence, but we have sent people into space, cured various debilitating and even fatal diseases and established a wireless communications system through which we can send complex data near instantaneously to people on the other side of the globe.
Below are the top five science fiction predictions which have become reality in today’s world. Read the rest »
All is not equal when it comes to the treats people hand out on Halloween night. Some are devoured greedily by happy trick-or-treaters while others remain neglected at the bottom of the bag.
Every kid knows and loves the jackpot homes – identifiable by their extravagant decorations – with gracious hosts handing out king sized Crunch bars and Reese’s cups among other favorites.
Then there are those people whose alleged treats bring not glee and satisfaction but only disappointment to the children unlucky enough to knock on their door.
Don’t be one of those people. It’s bad karma. If you want to remain in the Halloween spirit’s favor, you should avoid handing out these terrible candies listed below: Read the rest »
There’s no better time than Halloween to gather with friends and family and get scared out of your wits. Some partake in the frightful festivities by holding horror movie marathons at home, while others go to theme parks to check out elaborate set pieces of nightmares brought to life.
As for you and your thrill-seeking pals, movies and mazes just don’t do it. You wish for a truly bone-chilling experience, the kind you’ll never forget. Well, if that’s the case, then you should test your mettle at one of the notorious haunted spots in San Diego listed below. You may just end up finding out why it is people say, “Be careful what you wish for …” Read the rest »
The attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group in San Diego recently read a news story that made us believe that it is never too late to right a wrong in order to assure that a person gets proper credit for a deed or a milestone.
This story involves Adelina Dominguez of Spring Valley who died on August 21, 2002 at 114 years old. At the time, the Guinness Book of World records had touted the San Diego county resident as the oldest living person in the United States.
She was born in 1888 on the Cape Verde Islands off West Africa (she was Portuguese, but later became a naturalized American citizen). It boggles the mind when you consider that she was born before the invention of radio and the successful first flight of the Wright brothers’ new-fangled airplane. Read the rest »
As much as the attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group in San Diego love the summer and all our fair city and surrounding area have to offer during the season, we also love it when things calm down a bit. We can take a breath and then go to some great San Diego-area fall events.
Now that summer is winding down, here are a few ideas of what you can do during San Diego’s “shoulder season” (yes, we didn’t know what that meant either, but after intrepid investigation, we found out “shoulder season” is a travel period between peak and off-peak seasons. Now, go and impress your friends with your vast knowledge.)
Here are a few festivals and events you might want to check out:
Julian Apple Harvest. If you like apple pie or all things apple-related, then stop by the Julian Apple Harvest, which runs from September through mid October. There will be live entertainment and, if you feel so inclined, you can even pick your own apples at a local orchard — just make sure you ask first. Read the rest »
Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past several years, you know that California is dry — bone dry. Recently, the San Diego County Water Authority voted to make water restriction practices for the San Diego area mandatory.
According to the water authority, these measures will help San Diego County keep as much water as possible in storage for next year. So far, this has not triggered mandatory supply cutbacks by member agencies, but those reductions can start to happen if drought conditions don’t improve by next year. Read the rest »