Cover Stories

Prepared for life, not for college

Highs and lows at High Tech High

Where most school websites are built for parents who need calendar information or want to check out next year’s fourth-grade teachers, High Tech High’s is a full-fledged marketing campaign. Many of the pages include statistics, ...

Crazy Train

Loco-motion: A modern-day rail heist.

Portions read as if they were plucked from a screenplay of an old western train-robbery movie: Land speculators, scams, drug smuggling, hostile takeovers, all surrounding a 100-year-old railroad track twisting and turning its way from ...

A perfect food day

Binge city

Reader eaters graze their way around town for the 2014 Feast! issue: Europe would be impressed — Ian Anderson My fantasy food day — Mary Beth Abate It'll probably involve offal — Brandon Hernandez The ...

Meetup

Groupthink.

If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good. — Dr. Seuss

The Big Dry

The grass is not always greener.

How dry is it? Dry, dry, dry, dry, dry.

There are no laws on how to make moonshine

“It’s a risky thing to drink.”

"Eventually there will be a face-off between distillers and the feds.”

Babes in boyland

Like Flashdance but with a hammer.

“When I first hired in, I would have people ask me all the time, ‘You want me to carry your tools for you?’”

What if I cured Alzheimer’s and nobody cared?

Medical world’s biggest mystery

There aren't too many doctors on planet Earth who think like Joseph Abramowitz.

Shape & Sound: Welcome to Sax Diego

The instrument is a reflection of the performer.

“It sounds like a human voice,” Weiss says, “because that’s your breath coming out of it.”

When the weather isn’t enough to keep you here

Can’t stay. Can’t stay away.

San Diego's income: 12.3% above the nation's average. San Diego's cost of living: 29.2% higher than the nation's average.

Craft Cocktails: Old Standbys. Rising Stars.

Shaken or stirred?

Drinks a bit complicated, sort of the way you wish you were.

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