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April 17 2015
Sarah Ellis graduated with a degree in comparative literature, "which set me up perfectly to work retail," she says. Just out of school, she was living downtown and working at Bloomingdale's in Fashion...
March 27 2015
Last month, Tin Can reopened as The Balboa (1863 Fifth Ave.), with Tom Logsdon at the helm. Logsdon's burger-focused Dood's Foods moved into Tin Can in 2012-adding food service helped the club...
March 9 2015
The best part of writing this column isn't the occasional free drink; it's the people I get to meet. San Diego's craft-cocktail community is populated by some rad folks whose creativity and depth of knowledge...
March 4 2015
San Diego's effort to end homelessness can be compared to one of those old-time locomotives. In the early 2000s, it started off at a slow chug, then began to pick up momentum at the beginning of this decade
Feb. 18 2015
California is one of only four states that require adults convicted of certain sex crimes to register with local law enforcement each year for life. Crime-free for 50 years? Bedridden? It doesn't matter
Feb. 13 2015
The Palace Bar in the Horton Grand Hotel looks quite different than it did just a couple of years ago.
Feb. 4 2015
Youth Law Center (YLC), the San Francisco legal-advocacy nonprofit that filed the complaint, initially set out to investigate the excessive use of pepper spray in San Diego County's juvenile-detention...
Jan. 23 2015
As famed bartender Gary Regan wrote, "[A] truly great Manhattan can be made only by someone who truly understands the magnitude of what's at hand." And by that he means: If you're a bartender who can't...
Jan. 21 2015
It's been more than four years since San Diego County first explored implementing a state law that's divided the mental-health community over how to get seriously ill folks into treatment
Jan. 3 2015
Let this 2014 retrospective serve as a glimpse of how far San Diego's cocktail scene's come in just a few years
Dec. 22 2014
It's likely no one will ever know for sure what happened to Jerry Cochran the night before he died. On the evening of Sept. 15, 2014, his girlfriend, Vella Rhinehart, called an ambulance to take Cochran...
Dec. 12 2014
Booze makes great a gift. Things having to do with booze make great gifts. And, for that reason, here's the Cocktail Tales 2014 Holiday Gift Guide
Dec. 10 2014
In early November, the San Diego City Attorney's office launched a new program called Community Court. A pilot project for now, it offers certain misdemeanor offenders the chance to have their cases dismissed...
Nov. 26 2014
The credibility of San Diego's juvenile-detention system has come under fire this year amid a complaint that the Youth Law Center submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice in July regarding the use of...
Nov. 24 2014
Since 2010, when San Diego food writer Troy Johnson featured Grant Grill's Smashing Pumpkin on the Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, I've had "try that" on my bucket list
Nov. 19 2014
Last week, the San Diego Housing Commission announced a three-year plan to move as many as 1,500 people off the street and into housing
Oct. 31 2014
"Fernet is like Jägermeister for adults," a friend told me recently. Surely you know what Jägermeister is. You probably know what Fernet is. One's German, one's Italian. Both are herb-based liqueurs...
Oct. 29 2014
In a San Diego courtroom on Tuesday, attorney Chris Morris pieced together Daniel Sisson's final hours, arguing that staff at the Vista Detention Facility could have prevented the 21-year-old's death...
Oct. 21 2014
Lone Flag has filled a niche by featuring clothing and accessory brands you don't find in many (or any) stores in San Diego, like Ace & Jig and Portland's Bridge & Burn
Oct. 21 2014
A Duffy is a small, electric (and, therefore, eco-friendly), covered watercraft. Think Disneyland Small World boat meets cozy living room


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