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San Diego's Top 10 Breweries

San Diego’s top-ten breweries, according to Brandon Hernández, who was here when it all began.

South Bay schools defendants get day in court

Readiness hearings for Southwestern College, Sweetwater Union High School District, and San Ysidro School District defendants were held October 29 in the South Bay courthouse. Defendants indicted in pay-to-play corruption cases had been ordered to ...

October 30, 2013
Prepkitchen Little Italy's Dutch Hammer

While Southern California’s live oaks and palms show little of the colors that ignite the landscape of such northern neighbors as Washington and Oregon, San Diego bartender Adam Lockridge honors the harvest season by changing ...

October 30, 2013
Castellanos wins big at the SDMA

"To be honest, I've been going to these things every year for the last 18 years," says trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos of the San Diego Music Awards. "And I've learned to accept that I'm probably not ...

October 30, 2013
Baja sales tax to jump 5% in 2014

Baja Californians are bracing for what some economists and political leaders have warned will be a major financial crisis after Mexico's senate voted in the wee hours of Wednesday, October 30, to increase the state's ...

October 30, 2013
Coronado Brewing headed to Imperial Beach

The business may be called Coronado Brewing Company (CBC), but that 17-year-old operation's brewpub roots are now securely fastened to the mainland and spreading fast. It started with CBC brewing at the Mission Brewery Plaza ...

Dry winter no concern, says San Diego County Water Authority

There’s little need to worry about the region’s water supply through at least 2014, the San Diego County Water Authority is reporting. Even if San Diego is in for another dry winter, the agency says, ...

October 30, 2013
In a dark room

Abelardo Morell has used his house as his camera.

October 30, 2013
Salvation soup

“I spent my whole life in the U.S.,” says this guy Nick. “This is a foreign country to me.”

October 30, 2013
California GOP money pours into Faulconer campaign

The battle for San Diego's mayoral seat continues to draw cash from some of the city's biggest special interests, most notably wealthy Republican U-T San Diego publisher Douglas Manchester and archrival/billionaire Democrat Irwin Jacobs, duking ...

October 30, 2013
Pursuit of 15-year-old driver ends with smash-up of truck

On Tuesday morning, October 29, at approximately 12:45 a.m., a high-speed police chase through the Memorial community ended on 30th Street where it intersects Newton Avenue. A small white car they were pursuing couldn't brake ...

October 30, 2013
Taste it, Pumpkin Boy

‘Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” — George Eliot I love that quotation. It captures my ...

October 30, 2013
Communication: San Diego Symphony (2 of 2)

While I was fuming about Lang Lang during the intermission, I saw my old friend Gerry two rows over. We chatted a bit about the trumpets sounding better this year. He mentioned how tight and ...

Drinking kava in Fiji

The Fiji Islands are known for their friendly natives, good-natured spirit and outgoingness of their people. Set in the South Pacific, Fiji is made up of over 300 islands, although most visitors touch base on ...

October 30, 2013
Deerhoof

And now for something completely different: Deerhoof, a band that sounds either machine-made or as if manufactured using really crappy equipment. Except that the musicianship is impeccable and, in this case, the only conclusion a ...

October 30, 2013
Rumble at the Hyatt

A friend, who has been a serious chess player, recently emailed me, “I don’t know if you have any interest in covering professional chess, but something pretty epic is happening right now: a Westerner is ...

October 30, 2013
Ramona’s Black Mountain

Excellent panoramic view of Ramona’s wilderness area.

October 30, 2013
This week in the San Diego clubs, October 31–November 6

Thursday 31Scream, Dracula, Scream! Happy Halloween, creepy Crawler followers. The big gig’s at House of Blues tonight, as John Reis’s reunited brass-punk act Rocket From the Crypt takes flight from the downtown rock spot’s mainstage. ...

October 30, 2013
Jim, Jimmy, and Irwin

A campaign committee that goes by the name DRIVE — Democrat, Republican, Independent Voter Education — last week gave $5000 to an independent committee backing the mayoral candidacy of Democratic city councilman David Alvarez. According ...

October 30, 2013
Seaside Beach trash battle "kinda ongoing"

Surfer Rob Machado succeeds at navigating state bureaucracy to have new trash bins (seagull proof) at Seaside Beach in Cardiff.

Geyser murders, part 1

Sunday, October 16, 1892Thomas Smallcomb got the news around 11:00 p.m. Trouble up at the Geyser’s. A double murder. The deputy constable flicked the reins and steered his two-horse buckboard east on Otay Valley Road. ...

Buy the mansion, get the yacht

Current owner: David Banks and Kathryn Ferrell Banks Listing price: $8,800,000 Beds: 5 Baths: 6 House size: 5400 square feet What is there to sweeten the pot when marketing one of the priciest mansions within ...

October 30, 2013
San Diego sides with Carmel Partners in Rolando project

San Diego’s city attorney will use taxpayer dollars to fight a lawsuit filed by taxpayers. The suit is over what Rolando residents claim were ill-begotten permits from the city for a college dormitory dressed up ...

October 30, 2013
Shock: the Monkey

Sprung Monkey regrouped five years ago. Their fifth studio album (“sweat-drenched, down-and-dirty rock and roll,” according to Summers) is set for release on November 26.

October 30, 2013
Best of Beer Week: November 3

Chargers vs. Redskins Sour Brunch: The Chargers appear to be on the right track. Catch this case of lightning in a bottle along with glass after glass of tart, tasty sour beer from a board ...

MC Lars: Halloween post-punk laptop rap

Fresh off a UK tour with Wheatus and summer’s Warped Tour, MC Lars is bringing his tongue-in-cheek white-boy rhymes (he calls it “post-punk laptop rap”) to The Merrow (1271 University Avenue, Hillcrest) on Thursday, October ...

October 30, 2013
Founding member of Jamaican Bobsled Team calls for removal of Junipero Serra coaches after Halloween photo surfaces

PISSING RIGHT ON THE OLD THIRD RAIL WHILE SINGING "MAMMY," JUNIPERO SERRA HIGH SCHOOL: Devon Harris gained fame as a founding member of the Jamaican Bobsled Team that competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics. It ...

And the clubby goes to...

The San Diego Press Club is out with its list of winners, though it didn’t say exactly who won what until yesterday, after our deadline. For certain, though, a few politicos are happy. Victors include ...

October 30, 2013
Indian company Infosys to pay record immigration fine

Infosys, the big outsourcing company based in India, has agreed to pay a $34 million fine for committing "systemic visa fraud and abuse" in bringing temporary workers into the United States. According to the New ...

October 30, 2013
Hard-rock heist at the SDMAs

Suicide Chords bassist Dylan Wills hijacks Best Rock Album award from Author & Punisher, Tristan Shone.

October 30, 2013
U.S. border agency warns against importation of citrus and fruit

Friday, November 1, is Día de los Inocentes (Day of the Innocents), honoring deceased children, and Saturday, November 2, marks the annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), celebrating the lives of deceased ...

October 30, 2013
Grand old Hooters party

Taking advantage of the media frenzy surrounding this summer’s Bob Filner sexual harassment scandal, the Hooters chain of beer-and-chicken-wings bistros, which also feature scantily clad young female waitresses, got lots of publicity out of its ...

October 30, 2013
El Cajon Foursquare Church

El Cajon Foursquare Church pastor Dennis Estill “didn’t want to be a minister. I wanted to be a cop.”

October 30, 2013
Hallow-E'en, 1914

“Why do you wait at your door, woman, Alone in the night?” “I am waiting for one who will come, stranger, To show him a light. He will see me afar on the road And ...

October 30, 2013
This Land Is My Land

A San Diego visitor from Edmonton writes about getting older and the the clichés inherent in folk music.

October 30, 2013
Two letters

Know Your Parrots You’ve got a problem with your cover photo for “Green Invaders from Mexico." That cutie about to bite is not from Mexico, or even South America. He is an Eclectus parrot, native ...

October 30, 2013
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