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More rain means more Calico cider

Creeks are flowing through Julian's organic orchard for the first time in five years

For well over a century, the mountain orchards in and around Julian boasted a reputation for producing fine, flavorful apples and pears. More recently, the area's become better known for apple pie and hard cider, ...

San Diego mortgage bite remains mighty

At 35.6% of income, it's a bit better than renters' 42%

Despite the staggering rise in San Diego home prices (the median is more than $500,000), the percentage of your income going to your mortgage is only a little bit higher than it was in the ...

Falstaff at San Diego Opera

Verdi's final opera is a comedy

Verdi’s only successful comedy, Falstaff, opens at San Diego Opera on Saturday, February 18, 7 p.m. There will be four performances running through February 26. Sir John Falstaff appears in three Shakespeare plays: Henry IV ...

In the Navy...you can get $1800 steaks...in the Navy...

Commander Mario Herrera goes down in Fat Leonard scandal

U.S.Navy commander Mario Herrera was charged in a complaint unsealed today (February 16) with accepting romps with prostitutes, luxury travel, and elaborate dinners featuring $1800 steaks from foreign defense contractor Leonard Glenn Francis — aka ...

No gold star for Bonsall school district

Taxpayer advocacy group's lawsuit frivolous, says superintendant

A taxpayer advocacy group is suing the Bonsall Unified School District for skirting state environmental laws in its pursuit to build a new high school. The group, California Taxpayers Action Network, filed the lawsuit on ...

This hog's still smokin

Hillcrest BBQ spot showing promise, despite inconsistencies

I visited The Smok'd Hog a couple of years ago when it soft-opened as The Whole Hog. Back then I had a mixed experience at the little BBQ spot at the three-way intersection of Park ...

Picasso at the Lapin Agile at the Old Globe Theatre

An artist and a physicist walk into a bar...

Two geniuses walk into a bar.... Sound like the setup to a joke? It is — and the jokes come fast and loose in Steve Martin’s wacky Picasso at the Lapin Agile at the Old ...

Street repair must wait until wire undergrounding?

"They've scrapped the master list and are setting up a new schedule."

After a particularly hard crunch was suffered by his car's front end on the really bad pavement in front of his Normal Heights house, Kevin G. used the city's Get It Done app to ask ...

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