The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory has had big success with its music program in Chula Vista and wants to make music education more accessible across the count. Plus: A plea for more parent-friendly kid venues, Steve Martin at The Old Globe and more in our weekly roundup of San Diego arts and culture news.

Videos of hidden sides of Balboa Park, notes on organizations closing their doors and more in our weekly culture roundup.

City raise defended, Meeting of the Minds event, behind Judge-elect Kreep, anger over an MLK mural and SD’s reputation.

We’ll meet you in Balboa Park on Wednesday, Nov. 28, for our fourth ‘Meeting of the Minds.’

‘Faith in the human spirit’ is a unifying theme among those who took the Odyssey journey.

Filner vacillates, equivocates and, well, flips on his pension reform ideas. An info graphic on wildlife killed. And more on Poway.