January 31, 2018 Issue

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Constellation Brands has a huge stake in the Mexican beer market, boasting Corona, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo and Pacífico among the top exported beer brands in its portfolio. Read more

Final Draught 1 Comments


Photo by Cam Buker

Of San Diego County’s 5,732 farms, more than 5,400 have white operators, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2012 census of agriculture. Read more

Features 1 Comments


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The city of San Diego appears closer itself to hopping on the dockless-bike phenomenon, thanks to a memo issued last week by City Attorney Mara Elliott’s office. Read more

Spin Cycle 4 Comments

Surprised to see that the thoughtful Mr. Decker seems unaware that there is a distinct difference between atheism and agnosticism [“Should a believer date or marry an unbeliever?,” Jan. 24]. Read more

Letters to the Editor

As this issue went to press, the President’s State of the Union speech was just beginning and many local representatives in Congress are gearing up for a showdown over immigration and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program [DACA]. Read more

, CityWeek

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“I think it’s a slippery slope. If we create a situation where we are saying that some people are allowed to receive food in the park, but some people aren’t, then what we’re essentially saying is that some people are more human than others." Read more

From the Editor


Phoot by Ken Jacques

Valentine’s Day is a couple of weeks away, but love is already in bloom at Scripps Ranch Theatre, which is staging a quaint and shamelessly romantic production of John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar. Read more



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On Jan. 1, Assembly Bill 711 went into effect, allowing beer manufacturers to provide consumers with free or discounted rides from transportation companies, such as taxis, and even ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. Read more

About Last Night

Con-tact likely weren’t going for any deep symbolism or metaphors when they named their new album Distortion. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Cyndi Felton

Liberty Station is about to get weird. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Steve Percapio

Passion Pit have made a dynamic ascent from indie darlings to a more mainstream, but still interesting pop group. Read more

If I Were U


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When The Roots Factory was kicked out of its Barrio Logan space in 2014, relocating to Bread & Salt meant downsizing and vamping up online efforts under a new name, Barrio Network. Read more

Seen Local

In the Fade (opening Friday, Feb. 2) is meant to be a blunt object against the recent tide of nationalism and racist ideologies, but it’s almost completely ineffective at achieving those goals. Read more



Photo by Frank Ockenfels

There’s an old cliché about how artists have their entire life to make their first album, and indeed some of the songs on Stranger in the Alps date pretty far back in Bridgers’ own life. She says she wrote “Chelsea” when she was 15, for instance. Read more

Music Feature

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Police violence is a disturbing thing to witness. Police violence against kids is worse. Watching the video, I was reminded of numerous other videos of young Black girls being violently assaulted by police officers. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels 5 Comments

There have been plenty of acclaimed novels over the years with protagonists that fell on the autism spectrum or who were dealing with issues of anxiety. Read more

Short List Event Picks


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Out of the blue, my boyfriend of two years broke up with me. Not long afterward, I saw pix on Facebook of him with some other girl. Read more



Well, That Was Awkward 1 Comments


Photo by Ian Ward

Looking around the bar, everything had been moved from when I was there, but only slightly. Everything had changed, but, was also familiar, much like the drink in front of me and the man who had served it to me. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene

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Not everyone can enroll in a multi-semester program just to satisfy their curiosity, leading a few breweries to take it upon themselves to launch independent initiatives geared toward the  casual, yet curious beer drinker. Read more

Final Draught