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La Mesa council bans mobile dispensaries

"...powered or unpowered, licensed or unlicensed, manned or unmanned ..."

The La Mesa City Council on December 8 unanimously approved the first reading of two ordinances banning medical marijuana cultivation, deliveries, and mobile dispensaries. One ordinance includes a misdemeanor penalty for dispensing and delivery. In ...

New Orleans and its food museums: a foodie pilgrimage

“We are a food and beverage museum, and we are not afraid of food and drink.”

Banned for ninety-five years in the United States until 2007, absinthe has garnered almost a century’s worth of mystique as a drink responsible for festive delusions. But such mystique is no match for the knowledge ...

Beer mules in every city

Bay Park's Poseidon Project plans for deep list of suds

The city's latest taproom-slash–bottle shop is in Bay Park. The Poseidon Project opened Thanksgiving week, transforming a onetime spin studio into a stylish eight-tap bar with a curated assortment of bottles and cans. The packaged ...

Let's call this one the floppy-hatted filcher

"We were a good mark: we had two kids with us who were jumping around."

On Wednesday afternoon (December 8), Jill Marr of Clairemont was getting groceries at the Smart & Final on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard with her houseguest from Atlanta, Stacy Allen. Marr said on December 9, "We were ...

One-man McDonald's protest

“Yes, I’m homeless, but I’m respectful, and I clean up after myself.”

Pacific Beach resident Nate Nicholson is ticked at McDonald’s. On December 10, he was protesting out in front of the restaurant at 1121 Garnet Avenue, to the honking approval of several passersby. After returning to ...

Chicken of the Sea and Bumble Bee Tuna call off announced merger, citing “logo loggerheads”

Conscious unmergering

HANGING OUT AT THE DOCKS, GAZING WISTFULLY OUT TO SEA, EMBARCADERO — “Business is funny,” says Bumblebee Tuna Chief Operating Officer Royal Jelly. “Sometimes, you think you have everything in place to make a huge ...

You don't know Jack

Garett Michaels returns to San Diego radio market to reprogram Jack FM

Don’t expect to hear Justin Beiber or Kelly Clarkson any more on Jack FM. And whoever that is who squawks “It’s all about the bass (no treble),” has also been jettisoned off the 100.7 airwaves. ...

The most boring sandwich you could make from a cow

Heart & Trotter makes it memorable

When whole-animal butcher shop Heart & Trotter opened last spring, I was impressed with its quality selection of meats, sausages, and eggs. I didn’t know then that they had a plan to make sandwiches. They ...

Mixed reviews on new Clairemont bicycle lanes

"It's practically a suicide mission reversing out of the driveway."

On November 24, the Clairemont Community Planning Group voted to change Clairemont Drive between Balboa Avenue and Clairemont Mesa Boulevard from two lanes into one to accommodate a bicycle lane. The deputy city engineer, Brian ...

Why is sex banned from the concert hall?

Opera may titillate and shock, but classical music as a whole is quite Victorian

Conductor John Mauceri just wrote an excellent piece in the Huffington Post which explores some of the themes we’ve touched upon here in this column/blog. A few of those themes are sports versus classical music, ...

Big Mt. Soledad project nears completion

Come for the view, stay for the slide in La Jolla

Eight years after a landslide in the Mt. Soledad area destroyed nine homes and damaged dozens of others, the city is replacing a storm drain that stopped a third of the way down the steep, ...