Torrey Bailey


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Despite the views of San Diego Bay, downtown high rises and, on a clear day, a mountain-framed Tijuana, Golden Hill has sidestepped the lightning-speed gentrification many other areas have undergone. more

Jan 4, 2017 11:35 AM Neighborhoods

The way 2016 played out, 2017 surely has to be better, right? Right. We won't judge readers if they just want to stay home, play Prince records and cry, but why not kick 2017 off in style? more

Dec 20, 2016 6:30 PM , , , Culture

When the licensed marijuana dispensary OutCo hired Allison Justice as its VP of Cultivation three months ago, she was shocked by the El Cajon-based lab's use of a high-priced fertilizer. more

Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM News

Tucked up above the San Diego International Airport, to the east of Old Town and on Hillcrest’s west, Mission Hills is an ivory tower overlooking its peripheral neighborhoods. more



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While Californians age 21-and-up can now smoke in the privacy of their homes, grow six plants and possess up to an ounce, driving under the influence of marijuana remains against the law. more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM News

La Jolla hosts the northernmost coastline of the city of San Diego with stereotypes of golden sands, tanned skins and stuffed wallets. more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM Neighborhoods


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Manipulated electronic polling devices, hacked systems and ballots cast by ineligible voters are a few in a long list of theories that many Republicans have bought into. But for San Diego County Registrar of Voters Michael Vu, these concern... more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

"I think it's important an artist doesn't wait to be discovered," says Anna Stump, whose proactive attitude shows in each medium she's tackled. more

Oct 25, 2016 12:00 AM Special Issues

After Louie's Pub closed, San Diego State University had a three-year dry spell before dipping back in with Oggi's Pizza Express (5500 Campanile Drive) in 2014. more

Oct 18, 2016 12:00 AM Special Issues

Whether it's in person or on, you've most likely seen Ryan Gosling's face and figure plastered all over the bathroom stall of Gaslamp Quarter's sushi bar/nightclub Bang Bang. more

Oct 18, 2016 12:00 AM Special Issues

Some believe that in the East County city of La Mesa farmers wipe their brows in the inland heat, cows graze in the sprawling fields and the hills decline into Arizona. Not exactly. more

Oct 5, 2016 12:00 AM Neighborhoods


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As the system works now, complaints are filed by citizens and then investigated by the San Diego Police Department’s Internal Affairs, which writes a report on the allegation, including whether the complaint was sustained and if an officer ... more

Sep 28, 2016 12:00 AM News


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The city had two options to extend the school’s lease. One required a two-thirds city vote to approve school use on the property under the current charter language. The other choice was a majority vote to amend the city charter to allow a p... more

Sep 21, 2016 12:00 AM News

The mid-city neighborhood is anything but commercial, instead housing new age bookstores, fabric shops and an impressive number of plant-based restaurants along Adams Avenue. The locals who live there are equally diverse. more

Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM Neighborhoods


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There are two propositions regarding the death penalty on the November ballot. Proposition 62 would repeal capital punishment (retroactively, as well), and replace it with life in prison without the possibility of parole. more

Aug 30, 2016 12:00 AM News

The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016, also known as Proposition 57, is California’s latest effort to reduce state prison overcrowding. more

Aug 24, 2016 12:00 AM News


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Last month, San Diego became the 150th city in the state to ban single-use plastic bags. Passage of a bag ban by the city council was viewed as a long overdue achievement; Solana Beach was the first in the county to pick up the trend back i... more

Aug 10, 2016 12:00 AM News

The heart of University Heights, though, is a steadfast spot for locals who bask in a lingering small town feel. They park themselves at the token dive bars, chatting away while crafting, practicing magic tricks or swapping neighborhood gos... more

Aug 3, 2016 12:00 AM Neighborhoods

With stronger-than-ever backing for recreational marijuana usage, Proposition 64, also known as the Adult Use Marijuana Act, is expected to pass with relative ease. more

Jul 25, 2016 12:00 AM News & Opinion


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Supporters of Proposition 60, also known as The California Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act, say it aims to tighten safety standards within the industry and minimize the risk of spreading HIV and sexually transmitted infections. Por... more

Jul 20, 2016 12:00 AM News