The San Diego Chicken doesn’t appear to have aged a day since his grand hatching 40 years ago at San Diego Stadium.“The beak is still the same and the fur is still the same color,” says Ted Giannoulas, the man inside the suit.Indeed, the yellow head and legs, orange torso and blue hair on his head look now just as they did that June evening in 1979, when he emerged from a 10-foot egg that had been delivered to the stadium on top of a Brink’s truck while the theme music from “2001: A Space Odyssey” played over the sound system.More than 47,000 fans showed up that night to see the pregame hatching, Giannoulas’ rebirth as “The San Diego Chicken” after spending his first five years as the mascot for local radio station KGB. A sellout crowd of 41,371 showed up Saturday night to see The Chicken perform at Petco Park during the Giants-Padres game — and get a Chicken bobblehead. It was his first full-game performance here in more than … [Read more...] about San Diego Chicken feeling young again with return to Petco Park
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Stefanos Chen, New York Times 9:49 am PDT, Saturday, June 1, 2019 Victor and Patti Recchia, the owners of the North Caldwell, N.J., house that Tony Soprano called home, stand in the long driveway featured in the opening credits of the HBO series â€œThe Sopranos,â€ on April 30, 2019. The house is on the market, listed at a â€œstarting priceâ€ of $3.4 million. (Stefano Ukmar/The New York Times) less Victor and Patti Recchia, the owners of the North Caldwell, N.J., house that Tony Soprano called home, stand in the long driveway featured in the opening credits of the HBO series â€œThe Sopranos,â€ on ... more Photo: STEFANO UKMAR/NYT Photo: STEFANO UKMAR/NYT Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 … [Read more...] about A big piece of TV history: Tony Soprano’s house hits the market
Pride mixed with sadness Saturday as the San Diego Zoo launched a three-week farewell party for the giant pandas.The pride came from the success of a 23-year conservation program that helped bring the black-and-white bears back from the brink of extinction.The sadness came from the realization that the last day to see the zoo’s two remaining pandas — prolific mom Bai Yun and her 6-year-old son, Xiao Liwu — will be April 27. A multi-year loan from the Chinese government is ending, and they’re headed to a research center outside Chengdu.“I almost can’t remember a time when they weren’t here,” said Pamela Mendoza, a Bonita resident and zoo member, who got in line early with a retired co-worker, Renee Thornton of University City, to get a final look at the roly-poly bamboo eaters. “It’s heartbreaking, but I guess it’s time for them to go home. We should send them off with some fish tacos and a surfboard.” Zoo … [Read more...] about Panda farewell party begins at the zoo
DON'T get stuck on what to do with your free time this year, sign up for an annual pass and get ready for fun. Whether you’re keeping your family entertained or planning a solo day out, membership can offer the best value on admissions. If you want to keep returning to a favourite place for less, or discover new attractions under the same banner, an annual pass makes sense. It's not just about the savings either, as not having to book tickets often means you can visit an attraction on a whim - and have one less ting on the checklist. And if you take a staycation, and your membership covers a nearby attraction, you can stop by without paying extra. What annual pass should you choose? These are some of our favourites.Zoos If you’ve got a family full of animal lovers, then what you need is a zoo membership. Chester Zoo is one of the UK’s favourites and is TV famous thanks to the show - Secret Life of the Zoo. If you can’t get enough of the animal celebrities, you … [Read more...] about The top annual passes for the UK’s best attractions – including Merlin, National Trust and Zoos
This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. In 2010, cross-cultural couples – or those involving a native Swede and a foreigner – made up nine percent of all married couples in Sweden. And according to a survey of expats in Sweden by Internations, more foreigners relocate to Sweden to be with their partner than for any other reason: 25 percent of those who responded said they moved to the country for love. This group faces unique challenges, from where to spend Christmas to which language to use with their children, while the partner who relocates must adjust to an entirely new culture, often leaving behind a job, family and friends. So what about the people who uproot their lives for a relationship which later ends? It's not an uncommon situation; the divorce rate among cross-cultural couples is significantly higher than that of both native couples and those where both partners come from the same foreign country, yet … [Read more...] about What happens when you move across the world for love, then break up?