Santee

Walker Preserve segment opens on the San Diego River Trail

Santee preserve features a 1.3-mile trail along the San Diego River

This trail adds another segment to the San Diego River Trail, which will eventually stretch 52 miles from the river headwaters in the Cuyamaca Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. The property that makes up the ...

Finest Made arises from Butcher's ashes

Santee beer company rebrand adopts a foodie focus

Santee's Butcher's Brewing has ceased to be. Owner and brewer Rey Knight has decided to rebrand his beer company and start doing business as Finest Made Ales. The new entity will open its doors to ...

Industrial Grind Coffee, six years and four storefronts later

From retired, to coffee shop owner, to coffee bean roaster, to breadmaker

Hillcrest coffee roaster Industrial Grind Coffee opened its second Hillcrest shop at the beginning of July — its fourth overall. Long-time couple Kathy Hansen and Barbara Jeanine opened the first Industrial Grind on Park Avenue ...

Mary's Donuts closes...but reopened down the street

New landlord allegedly aims to open a "Maryz"

Terry Thompson remembers going to the dump with his father and brothers in the early 1970s. He fondly recalls what they did afterward. “The dump and donuts — it doesn't get much better than that ...

Burglary suspect's behavior "fishy"

Resident seemingly unspools plan, helps reel in man and van

On March 30, Abbey Knight (not her real name) saw two young men in a white Chrysler minivan circling her cul-de-sac at about 1:00 p.m. as she loaded her kids into her car. “They looked ...

Shot heard 'round San Diego

Revolver's win at beer festival prompts aim at bigger market

In summer 2015, BNS Brewing and Distilling Co. won a gold medal at the California State Fair for its Gatling Gun Imperial Stout. That regional win inspired the nanobrewery to submit its stout to a ...

East County ATMs under attack!

Two in-store machines hit, only one gives up cash

Sheriff's deputies are looking for suspects in a pair of attacks on East County drugstore ATMs early Monday morning (January 4). Shortly after 1 a.m., sheriff's deputies responded to a commercial burglary call at a ...

With dollar signs recorded in his eyes...

ATM skimmer showed little good sense — security cameras, bro!

Authorities in Santee are looking to the public for help in identifying a suspect accused of using a "skimmer" device to steal debit card information from patrons of a local bank. On the afternoon of ...

Unwritten Lager, anyone?

Thr3e Punk Ales bubbles onto the scene

For the moment at least, another brewery has joined the craft-beer ranks of Santee. Thr3e Punk Ales debuted December 12th at the New Kids fest, an event dedicated to San Diego's newest breweries. Thr3e Punk ...

Everything expired except the rider

Motorcyclist who crashed didn't have valid tags or license

A motorcyclist ended up hospitalized November 6 after a failed attempt to evade sheriff's deputies. According to Sgt. Daniel Morsch, deputies attempted to stop the rider of a Kawasaki Ninja for expired registration shortly before ...

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