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Bikers gather to pay tribute to one of their own

Oceanside man killed in unavoidable motorcycle accident

On February 1, close to 300 friends and family showed up at the Kraken on Coast Highway 101 for a remembrance and celebration of life of Oceanside resident Hugh Williams. Williams was killed on the ...

Food as entertainment at Hash House a Go Go

Dinner in Hillcrest with a week's worth of leftovers

For me, Hash House has always been a scene-y brunch spot for the not-hungover-so-much-as-still-drunk group of friends. There’s a somewhat-annoying, but “fun to mingle in if you know a bunch of people in the hood” ...

Protect Our Jobs Coalition financially underwater

Spent $287,000 more than they collected to fight Barrio Logan plan

The Protect Our Jobs Coalition — the group spearheading the referendum aimed at overturning the Barrio Logan Community Plan — has spent $730,000 on the petition drive, legal fees, and consultants who were working to ...

San Diego hotel results weak last year

Hotel guru Morrison says 2014 will lag, too

According to Smith Travel Research figures, San Diego's hotel occupancy rate last year climbed only 1.5%, to 71.6%; that lagged the nation's top 25 markets with a combined rise of 2.1%. San Diego also lagged ...

Special-events fees and the mayoral hopeful’s wife

Katherine Stuart Faulconer has stake in negotiated city fees, pushed against invoice, emails show

Whether the city should impose a so-called “linkage fee” on new commercial development to subsidize low-income housing has been at the top of the list of controversies dominating the race for mayor between Kevin Faulconer ...

This week in the Jazz clubs, February 4–8

Han Bennink, Charles McPherson, and more

Tuesday 4 Dutch drummer Han Bennink is joined by Mary Oliver on violin, Mark Dresser on bass, and Michael Dessen on trombone at UCSD’s Loft. Fresh off a hit at L.A.’s Blue Whale, this band ...

Big score for IDW

Local comics publisher to release Angry Birds comic, among other projects

“We’re essentially one-third the size of DC Comics, as far as our market share is concerned,” says Chris Ryall, editor-in-chief at San Diego-based IDW Publishing, the fourth-largest comic book publisher in the country . The ...

Local travel: the Bayshore Bikeway

Get your bike out to see another side of the South Bay.

As a family of four with two preadolescent children, we’re often looking for fun, active ways to explore our own beautiful city without spending too much money. San Diego’s sunny, laid-back disposition creates an ideal ...

It's not just the bread you need to worry about at Con Pane

Options let your imagination run wild at 'Rustic' sandwich shop

The orderly rows of architecturally identical old Naval buildings of Liberty Station are not the easiest to navigate. But I'm more than willing to get lost for a few minutes on a quest for a ...

Free trade backlash at downtown protest

Congressional members Darrell Issa and Susan Davis targeted

Protesters took to the streets near the intersection of Front Street and Broadway downtown on January 31 to denounce efforts to "fast track" approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and, more broadly, free-trade agreements of ...

Bagby Beer wears heart on its wall

Anticipated brewpub's pre-open support of cancer awareness

The most anticipated brewery opening of 2014 is that of Bagby Beer Company. As reported in September, it is the passion project of award-winning former Pizza Port director of brewery operations Jeff Bagby and his ...