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Dec. 26 2012
Ever since I took over this column in April, I've wondered: Is there really such a thing as a new cocktail-an idea no one's tried before?
Dec. 12 2012
Last month, Larry Harvey spent two hours at one of San Diego County's welfare offices before being called in for an interview with a caseworker, during which he was told that his felony drug-sales conviction...
Dec. 5 2012
Green Flash Grand Holiday Marketplace: From 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, Green Flash Brewing (655 Mira Mesa Blvd.) will celebrate the release of its winter Grand Cru amid "a carefully...
Dec. 5 2012
Sexy succulents, bicoastal bags, and cool beans are all part of CityBeat's 2012 gift guide.
Nov. 30 2012
Jennifer Queen's stoked about her vermouth. And she should be
Nov. 21 2012
For this story, CityBeat got in touch with a half-dozen people working in affordable housing, smart growth, environmental protection and social and economic justice who were less than thrilled...
Nov. 9 2012
I'm writing this the morning after election night, just a bit hung over from celebrating, but not too much so to think about celebrating some more
Nov. 7 2012
In June, San Diego voters approved Prop. A, despite warnings that doing so would make the city ineligible for tens of millions of dollars in state loans and grants
Oct. 22 2012
Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge in Coronado was still a shell when Emily Tracy started dreaming up its cocktail menu last June. The makeshift bar area, where she'd offer the staff tastes of her creations, was...
Oct. 16 2012
When I was growing up, my mom had a quirky little needlepoint sign in the kitchen that read, "Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first."
Oct. 10 2012
The new analysis showed that the 401(k) plan would cost the city half of 1 percent of payroll-$379,000 this year, growing to $2.8 million in 2032.
Oct. 3 2012
It's a case study in powerful campaign advertising: Against a black backdrop, wearing a dark suit, Arnold Schwarzenegger walks by mug shots of guys you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley
Sept. 26 2012
During the last few years, San Diego County's gotten grief for how it administers CalFresh, California's name for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps
Sept. 21 2012
Each time I hear that a bar's come up with a new cocktail, I can't help but wonder at what point the good ideas will run dry
Sept. 19 2012
Recently, Dr. Rodney Hood sat down with a 50-year-old man who'd been in and out of the hospital and ER 45 times in the last two years. Hood's patient is what's referred to as a "super-user."
Sept. 12 2012
In June, the Pregnancy Resource Center of Vista (PRC) put a plea on its fundraising website for $120,000 to replace its "mobile clinic"-an RV out of which the organization offers pregnancy testing, ultrasound...
Sept. 3 2012
Lauren Lathrop's not afraid to give away her secrets, like her recipe for the spiced cherries that garnish the Empire State, her take on a Manhattan
Aug. 29 2012
For the last several years, San Diego County's had the reputation of being one of the lowest-performing counties when it comes to getting people enrolled in CalFresh, California's version of the federal...
Aug. 22 2012
Journalists often dream of the big stories that topple governments or result in RICO charges. To us, the little stories that affect just a few people are just as important. Here are 10 small victories
Aug. 22 2012
If you think of San Diego's political landscape like an ocean bay, then CityBeat has been sitting atop the cliffs for the last 10 years, chucking stories like stones into the water. We don't...


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