Sorrento Valley

Sneak Peek: Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens

30-year-old Sorrento Mesa restaurant undergoes a complete refresh

With magnificent Japanese-style gardens, a waterfall, and a koi lagoon flanking its northern edge, Karl Strauss Brewing Company’s Brewery Gardens location (9675 Scranton Road, Sorrento Mesa) is the crown jewel of its brewery-restaurant empire. I’ve ...

Hookah up in Sorrento Valley

AJ's Cave survives Hollywood intervention

This Thanksgiving, for once, I was neither cooking for a crowd nor eating with a crowd. It’s been an exhausting year, so John and I decided we were overdue for a long weekend of lazy ...

Sorrento Valley representative granted a seat on Mira Mesa planning group board

How to remove “Welcome to Mira Mesa” monument at the I-805 off-ramp?

With well over 100 agitated Sorrento Valley residents and business owners clad in “Sorrento Valley, a Neighborhood of San Diego” T-shirts and waving “Stop the Mira Mesa Land Grab!” signs, the Qualcomm auditorium was packed ...

Mira Mesa signage unwanted in Sorrento Valley

Residents pack recent meeting to state their displeasure

About 100 concerned citizens and business owners poured into the Mira Mesa Community Planning Group meeting room on September 16, requiring many people to stand in the corridor because the hot, stuffy room was packed. ...

What's new with New English

New beers, expansion for British bent Sorrento Valley brewery

Even after half-a-decade in operation, New English Brewing Company remains one of San Diego’s best kept craft beer secrets. Run by English transplant Simon Lacey, it brings an authentic taste of the U.K. to the ...

New Coaster ticketing app

Riders bypass ticket machines

The North County Transit District has rolled out a free new mobile ticketing app for smart phones. It appeared in the Google store in mid-July and iTunes Store in August. After downloading the app, users ...

Worthwhile hike to the Corner House

Ed raids a farmhouse (from Point Loma) in the valley (Sorrento).

Garden of Innocence gets another angel

An abandoned-baby cemetery has another angel watching over its little ones at El Camino Memorial Park after a hand-sculpted bronze statue was permanently placed on the grounds March 25. Carole Lee, of Vista, is a ...

Why Would the FBI Give $223 Million to This Man?

He is the man who helped build a greater part of Las Vegas with millions of dollars from Jimmy Hoffa’s mobbed-up Teamsters’ pension fund. Along with his close friend and business partner, the legendary Moe ...