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Academy Museum: Movie Exhibit Highlights – Sunset Magazine

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, set to open Sept. 30 in Los Angeles, offers much more than those famous ruby slippers.

By Jennifer Konerman  – September 13, 2021

Photo by Josh White, JWPictures/©Academy Museum Foundation
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Saban Building. Photo by Josh White, JWPictures/©Academy Museum Foundation

Just as the 2022 Oscars season is beginning (in earnest) for awards-hopefuls, the long-awaited Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is set to open in Los Angeles.

The museum, first announced more than eight years ago, opens its doors at 6067 Wilshire Boulevard on Sept. 30 with several exhibitions and screening programs in store.

The collections vary from technology and the history of cinema to behind-the-scenes props from famous moments in film (like matte paintings that you probably thought were real life).

On display (so far) will include The Wizard of Oz‘s famous ruby slippers, a Cinerama camera from 1954, Nightmare Before Christmas‘ original expressive heads of Jack Skellington, Shirley Temple’s tap shoes, an annotated script of To Kill a Mockingbird, and the head from Alien.

Source: Academy Museum: Movie Exhibit Highlights – Sunset Magazine

Best Seafood Restaurants in San Diego: Oceanfront Spots to Eat At Now | Thrillist

It doesn’t get any fresher than this.

By Mary Beth Abate, Published on 8/12/2021 at 4:03 PM

There are approximately 2,792 different seafood restaurants in San Diego, according to statistics that we just made up.

With 70 miles of coastline in San Diego County alone, along with Baja California and the whole Pacific Northwest, San Diegans enjoy a fresh seafood bounty that our landlocked counterparts can only dream of.

From sweet, ready-to-slurp oysters to yellowtail, mahi, and marlin tacos, and an abundance of crustaceans ready to be doused in butter and served with soft rolls or market fresh veggies, our choices from the briny deep are nearly limitless.

Of course, the only thing that makes a great seafood dinner better is a great view to go with it. We’ve rounded up a dozen of our favorite oceanfront spots, from Oceanside all the way to Imperial Beach…

Source: Best Seafood Restaurants in San Diego: Oceanfront Spots to Eat At Now – Thrillist

The California Dream Is Dying – The Atlantic

The once-dynamic state is closing the door on economic opportunity.

By Conor Friedersdorf, July 21, 2021

About the author: Conor Friedersdorf is a California-based staff writer at The Atlantic, where he focuses on politics and national affairs. He is the founding editor of The Best of Journalism, a newsletter devoted to exceptional nonfiction.

Emily Haasch

Behold California, colossus of the West Coast: the most populous American state; the world’s fifth-largest economy; and arguably the most culturally influential, exporting Google searches and Instagram feeds and iPhones and Teslas and Netflix Originals and kimchi quesadillas.

This place inspires awe.

If I close my eyes I can see silhouettes of Joshua trees against a desert sunrise; seals playing in La Jolla’s craggy coves of sun-spangled, emerald seawater; fog rolling over the rugged Sonoma County coast at sunset into primeval groves of redwoods that John Steinbeck called “ambassadors from another time.”

–from article

This landscape is bejeweled with engineering feats: the California Aqueduct; the Golden Gate Bridge; and the ribbon of Pacific Coast Highway that stretches south of Monterey, clings to the cliffs of Big Sur, and descends the kelp-strewn Central Coast, where William Hearst built his Xanadu on a hillside where his zebras still graze.

No dreamscape better inspires dreamers. Millions still immigrate to my beloved home to improve both their prospects and ours.

Yet I fear for California’s future. The generations that reaped the benefits of the postwar era in what was the most dynamic place in the world should be striving to ensure that future generations can pursue happiness as they did. Instead, they are poised to take the California Dream to their graves by betraying a promise the state has offered from the start.


Editor’s Note: Read more, see link below for original item…

Source: The California Dream Is Dying – The Atlantic

Happy ending for Warwick’s bookstore as local investors step in to save the day – The San Diego Union-Tribune

With the store facing an uncertain future, investors bought the building that houses it

By John Wilkens, May 2, 2021 5:55 AM PT

From left, Steve Avoyer, Nancy Warwick, and Jack McGrory at Warwick’s bookstore.
(Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Warwick’s calls itself the oldest bookstore in America continuously owned and operated by the same family.

This is its 125th year in business, the last 70 of them in a building on Girard Avenue in La Jolla.

A couple of months ago, fourth-generation owner Nancy Warwick got unexpected news that made her wonder how much longer the store would be in existence.

Her longtime landlord had received an unsolicited, $8.3 million bid — all cash — to buy the building.

The landlord had accepted. Warwick, who had been negotiating a new lease, was given 15 days to beat the offer or face an uncertain future with a new landlord.

Source: Happy ending for Warwick’s bookstore as local investors step in to save the day – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Couple’s walk across America to end in Myrtle Beach | wltx.com

LEXINGTON, S.C. — A California couple has been walking across America to raise awareness and money for a nonprofit.

Grace Nesseth and Matt Grooms started their journey out of Huntington Beach, California, on October 2nd.

They plan to finish their cross-country walk on May 1st in Myrtle Beach. Grooms got the idea to walk across the country after reading a book and thought it would be cool to have it as their next adventure.

From YouTube…

Source: Couple’s walk across America to end in Myrtle Beach | wltx.com

Founder of Adobe and developer of PDFs dies at age 81

FILE – In this June 24, 1999, file photo, Dr. Charles M. Geschke, president, co-chairman and co-founder of Adobe Systems Inc., delivers his keynote address about the future of workplace information on the final day of PC Expo at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Charles “Chuck” Geschke, the co-founder of the major software company Adobe Inc., who helped develop Portable Document Format technology, or PDFs, died at age 81. Geschke, who lived in the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Los Altos, died Friday, April 16, 2021, the company said. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

LOS ALTOS, Calif. (AP) — Charles “Chuck” Geschke — the co-founder of the major software company Adobe Inc. who helped develop Portable Document Format technology, or PDFs — died at age 81.

Geschke, who lived in the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Los Altos, died Friday, the company said.

“This is a huge loss for the entire Adobe community and the technology industry, for whom he has been a guide and hero for decades,” Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen wrote in an email to the company’s employees.

Source: Founder of Adobe and developer of PDFs dies at age 81