Cover Stories

The Big Dry

The grass is not always greener.

How dry is it? Dry, dry, dry, dry, dry.

There are no laws on how to make moonshine

“It’s a risky thing to drink.”

"Eventually there will be a face-off between distillers and the feds.”

Babes in boyland

Like Flashdance but with a hammer.

“When I first hired in, I would have people ask me all the time, ‘You want me to carry your tools for you?’”

What if I cured Alzheimer’s and nobody cared?

Medical world’s biggest mystery

There aren't too many doctors on planet Earth who think like Joseph Abramowitz.

Shape & Sound: Welcome to Sax Diego

The instrument is a reflection of the performer.

“It sounds like a human voice,” Weiss says, “because that’s your breath coming out of it.”

When the weather isn’t enough to keep you here

Can’t stay. Can’t stay away.

San Diego's income: 12.3% above the nation's average. San Diego's cost of living: 29.2% higher than the nation's average.

Craft Cocktails: Old Standbys. Rising Stars.

Shaken or stirred?

Drinks a bit complicated, sort of the way you wish you were.

Murphy Canyon Mystery

"I thought I was being murdered."

If someone nabs your shopping cart, let them have it and walk away.

Steampunk Junction

Victorian-era science fiction

Costumes are the gateway drug.

Chillin’ inside Paras with the man of 4000 titles

Paras Newsstand in North Park offers Soap Opera Digest, Cheetos, clove cigs, and a whole lot of this and that.

Sweetwater Dam and the 2014 drought

Scott McClelland, Director of Water Quality at Sweetwater Dam, discusses the history of the dam, the way the system works, emergency water supplies, and the overall effect of 2014 drought conditions.

Ric Halsey in the chaparral

Ric Halsey, founder of the Chaparral Institute, discusses San Diego County's chaparral and coast sage scrub environments and individual species, as well as tactics for survival in a drought climate.

San Diego's Boulder Creek, all dried-up

Footage of a dried-up Boulder Creek in San Diego County demonstrates the extent of the ongoing drought.

Craft distillery Kill Devil profile

A short video profile of San Diego craft distillery Kill Devil that shows their production environment and shares their philosophy.

Desiree Wilson talks construction

Desiree Wilson, owner of Iron Works Fencing, on her experience as a woman in the construction industry.

Construction class for girls

Young women train in a weeklong construction class for girls at Kearny High School.

Dr. Abramowitz, thyroid disorder, and Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Joseph Abramowitz discusses his conception for diagnosing, preventing, and treating Alzheimer's Disease in humans through focusing on thyroid hormone, tri-iodothyronine (T3).

Charles McPherson and his Selmer Mark VI saxophone

Charles McPherson, San Diego resident and "ranking bebop alto sax player in modern mainstream jazz," talks saxophone and demonstrates technique with his 60s-era Selmer saxophone.

Goin' back to Bremerton

Mindi Post and her family talk about life in San Diego versus life in Bremerton, Washington.

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