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Kill Devil, Twisted Manzanita, Ballast Point – pioneers of San Diego’s craft distilling movement

There are no laws on how to make moonshine

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

The Dead Deer on the Side of the Road

When I see a dead deer on the side of Rte. 17 West, its hind legs pointing up to the sky stiff as sticks, its body crumpled and still, I think of you in the ...

La Mesa fed up with ad circulars dumped on driveways

Councilmembers agree that they give burglars "a clear message."

The La Mesa City Council on August 12 voted unanimously in favor of vice mayor Ruth Sterling's request for city attorney Glenn Sabine to investigate and report back on legal options to regulate the unsolicited ...

Baja’s next big thing?

Like most people who live in Calexico — the border town about 90 miles east of San Diego — Anthony Ramirez often heads south to the much larger Mexicali, on the other side of the ...

When shall I look upon my Lord?

“Waiting” With head on hand before my door, I sit and wait in vain. Along the road to Pandhari My heart and eyes I strain. When shall I look upon my Lord? When shall I ...

The Sonics invented punk

Seen recently on the Sonics Facebook page: “NEEDED: reliable, professional man-with-van for our August 15/16/17 dates in Los Angeles and San Diego for our upcoming shows. Must have a reliable, working, clean 15-passenger van and ...

We like cows

Ed’s twitching nostrils give him away at the Fish Co.

“Want some? It’s not on the menu yet. We’re just experimenting for winter.”

Chatter Box

Visually Fulfilling Thank you for printing Elizabeth Salaam’s article entitled “Babes in Boyland!” It is encouraging to read about organizations teaching young women about building. I enjoyed the author’s sense of humor throughout the article, ...

Later on, San Diego

Gen-Xers depart — demographics change could have "serious implications"

People 35 to 49 years old — Gen-Xers — have been leaving San Diego and taking their children along, notes Kelly Cunningham, economist for the National University System Institute for Policy Research. One reason is ...

Italian for circus

“We’re opening a café in the side yard. Actually, it’s a mobile coffee cart with outdoor seating.” Valerie Power checks in to tell the Reader about new plans involving the Technomania Circus, which she and ...

Interview with Calvary writer-director John Michael McDonagh

Matthew Lickona: The man calls Father James a good priest. What makes him a good priest, to you? John Michael McDonagh: I think he’s completely sincere. He makes suggestions, let’s say, that are based on ...

Visit House of Spirits with the Fresh & Onlys

...jump the "Arctic Shark" with Quilt, and play Dial-an-Animal with Octagrape

Sunday 17After rocking off the rust opening for the Sonics on Saturday night, local faves Mrs. Magician will headline sets by Viv Vates and Subtropics at Soda Bar Sunday night. From Mrs. M’s website, under ...

Mrs. Magician conjures Sonics and Zombies a Tiki Oasis in Mission Valley and a Woodsist Festival of our very own

Thursday 14Club Crawler as Gatling Gun of Fun — and this weekend is loaded! Tiki Oasis kicks off Thursday night at the Bali Hai Restaurant on Shelter Island, a sort of meet-and-greet of Tiki freaks ...

SeaWorld stock tanks

Blackfish documentary, earnings hurt company

Stock of SeaWorld Entertainment has plunged 31.51 percent this morning (August 13) to $19.18. Earnings per share in the second quarter were 43 cents, down from the 59 cents Wall Street analysts expected. Revenue was ...

Scenic road through recovery

The oaks still stand, but Margaret’s cabin burned down.

This hike through Oakoasis Open Space Preserve has stunning views and shady riparian areas.

Toy Economics 101

“So far, it’s been $100,000 in gross sales since I’ve been in business, which has been just over two years,” says singer/songwriter Lenny Morris of his side gig selling pop-culture memorabilia online. “I basically started ...

Good smut

Barb growls, snaps, and stands up for good literary porn.

“This is an actual quote from the book: ‘If this guy is over thirty, then I’m a monkey’s uncle.’ And, ‘My inner goddess is dancing.’ I mean, come on... It’s like she’s trying to make readers groan.”

Dumanis aide sings the blues

As the U-T San Diego’s mini-tempest over Bonnie Dumanis’s endorsement letter on behalf of the son of political money-laundering defendant José Susumo Azano quickly fades to black, the GOP district attorney has continued to spend ...

Baby Doug goes Democrat

U-T publisher Douglas Manchester, the wealthy real estate and hotel mogul from La Jolla, put up at least $356,000 to help elect mayor Kevin Faulconer earlier this year. Now Manchester’s son Douglas, working for his ...

Jimmy the morph king

“The first two songs were written in 2010 and were not intended for the movie,” says Rick Harchol, whose C and H duo with Jimmy Carslake landed both songs (and several others) in the upcoming ...

Relative harmony

Old Globe Theater stages retiring Quartet

“It must be dreadful to be famous and applauded and acclaimed and not be able to practice your art.”

Obama denounces companies for off-shore inversion

Corporations would be well advised to please, not screw, the public.

Some politicians tell us corporations are people. Yeah — greedy people. Two years ago, one poll showed that 83 percent of people — real people — believe that companies should pursue their business goals while ...

No patch for you

Sorry, Flat Boy.

Post Title: Patches? We ain’t got no stinkin’ patches! Post Date: August 4, 2014 After my usual espresso in Old Town, I headed north but only made it as far as Middletown, by the former ...

Industrial gas and political cash

San Diego–based utility behemoth Sempra Energy has turned to its loyal executives to support some of its political campaign giving. A federally registered campaign fund called the Sempra Energy Employees Political Action Committee has raised ...

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