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New York City Weekend

New York City was more than I expected this time around; however, it was colder than my feet at night. My numb fingers fumbled for my MetroCard, dollars in my pocket, then a beanie for ...

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    Winter Wine Tasting in Santa Ynez Valley, California

    It’s no wonder the movie Sideways chose Santa Ynez Valley as the setting for its whirlwind wine-tasting tour. In the middle of winter, this area greets the road warrior with a promise of spring and ...

    Tijuana, Refined

    City government has mandated that the sale of alcohol in Tijuana will now be limited. The local business organization, Cómite Empresarial y Turistico Mexicano (CETURMEX), salutes the limited hours of sale as a way of ...

    Too Happy Too Early

    Being a tourist from Germany, one of my first actions in Southern California was fulfilling a long-dreamed dream: purchasing a lovely beach cruiser. Those bikes are rare and hard to get in Germany, so my ...

    Sell It to the Jury

    In an effort to make reporting for jury duty more enjoyable, the San Diego Superior Court has implemented a program that allows jurors to access wireless internet in the court's jury lounge at no charge. ...

    For Art's Sake

    Artists in the South Bay are facing extinction. Schools have eliminated art classes. There are no galleries or art events taking place. Yet, there is a thriving community of artists that call the South Bay ...

    To Realize

    Although they try to be standoffish and badass, Clipt Beaks are just a bunch of dragged kids dealing with rejected loves and wavering self-esteem. Just like the rest of us. Their second full-length, To Realize, ...

    My Re-Generation

    Local mods Manual Scan regrouped as part of the Che Underground’s annual reunions show at a packed Casbah. As Cherry Red records are about to reissue their back catalogue in Europe, it's a timely reminder ...

    Connick's Got Cool

    I’ve always considered Harry Connick, Jr. to be what you would play when you wanted something to hear but not necessarily listen to. His performance proved him to be the opposite. Although this particular tour ...

    Instant Gratification

    The enticing vibes of good live music lured me to Disneyland's Tomorrowland Terrace. There I saw Instant Replay rocking out to the ’70s and ’80s with nods to other eras and genres. My first impression ...

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