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Woman suspects use of date-rape drug in Encinitas

Deputies looking for alleged sex video

According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s search-warrant log, a young woman suspects that she was given a date-rape drug while she was bar-hopping in Encinitas last month; she reported waking up later in a ...

Heart & Trotter makes the cut for L.A. Lakers

Whole animal butchery provides locally-sourced, hormone- and antibiotic-free meat for basketball players

San Diego’s first and only whole animal butchery, Heart & Trotter, has yet to find a place to call home (they’ve been eyeing North Park for a few months now), but their sustainable, locally sourced, ...

Golden Globes live blog this Sunday

Will it be Redford or Streep? Captain Phillips or Philomena? The Croods or Despicable Me 2? Masters of Sex or The Big Bang Theory? Do you really care who or what takes home a Golden ...

Revisiting The Merry Widow

A classic San Diego Opera production.

As the opera season is zooming up on us I thought it might be fun to take a look at an older San Diego Opera Production that showed up on YouTube a few months ago. ...

Hedgecock firm gives big to anti-Alvarez campaign

GOP Lincoln Club's committee gets major cash from ex-mayor; unions continue flood of Alvarez contributions

Fallen San Diego mayor Roger Hedgecock, who has long described himself as a "recovering politician," has suffered another relapse, judging by the $10,000 that his corporation — Worldwide Community Forum, Inc. — gave January 7 ...

Customized ponies, as seen on Instagram

Oceanside artist sculpts, paints, and transforms old My Little Pony dolls into new characters

“I just thought that doing My Little Pony toys would be different,” says Rizzo Michelle, reflecting on her decision to customize unwanted toys and try to sell them at Comikaze 2013. “When I went there, ...

Carlsbad desalination plant about 25% complete

Project expected to be done in 2016

On January 8, construction on the Carlsbad Desalination Project hit the one-year mark. The venture is one in which Poseidon Water will turn sea water into potable drinking water for the San Diego County Water ...

Larb at first sight

Ed eats another salad, this time with beef bile and fermented fish

You don't think of "Asian" and "salad" in the same breath. But here I am up in the wilds of 47th street, heading behind a garage/tire shop. Looking for a low building with the sun-faded ...

Embracing my Bitter Beer Writer status

The skinny on my collaboration with Nickel Beer Co.

I bet you thought that miraculous, playoff berth-clinching Chargers victory was the coolest thing to happen on December 29. Well, you’re probably right about that. But nearly 60 miles east of Qualcomm Stadium, something big ...

From coffee gift card to saucy MILF card

Local porn purveyors offer swap-out

Those holiday gift cards gathering dust in your drawer are now good for something other than a day at the movies, an elaborate latte, and a few plates of lackluster potato skins. Adult website Naughty ...

Anza-Borrego camping: a review

Desert camping apprehension overcome.

Being a little nontraditional when it comes to Thanksgiving (I hate turkey and brown food, and avoid it like the plague), we were thrilled when our friends, who feel the same about Thanksgiving, invited us ...

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