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Missing kayaker returns home, eventually

Selections from the blotter

April 5 — Disabled vessel at the tip of Pt. Loma. Vessel is a 16ft. Bayliner w/2POB. Rescue West and 1Sam responds. Vessel fixes problem on own resources. Call cancelled. — Truck in the water ...

High-octane 'shroom juice

Boochcraft's potent take on the kombucha tea found in health stores

The South Bay's brewing scene has been slowly coming to life over the past year, but there's another company that recently began working in Chula Vista with an ABC type 23 Small Beer Manufacturer license. ...

Truax House for sale for sure?

Preservationist calls Gloria's recommendation "wordsmithing"

The City of San Diego is moving closer to selling two potentially historic properties abutting Maple Canyon in San Diego's Bankers Hill neighborhood. On April 12, city councilmembers are expected to approve setting a $2.7 ...

Is not paying taxes tantamount to terror?

San Diego sheriff seeks to ramp up battle against Sovereign Citizens

Mysterious FBI and Homeland Security aircraft are already buzzing San Diego County, trolling for "terrorists, spies, and serious criminals,” according to FBI deputy director Mark Giuliano. Now comes Sheriff Bill Gore, a former FBI Special ...

Candy cane beets in season

April farmers' market finds

As predicted, Be Wise Ranch has lots of strawberries coming to market in April. Beets are also plentiful, including chioggia, also known as candy cane beets for their distinctive red and white stripes. Rainbow chard ...

Tijuana taxistas in turmoil

Industry changes inspire mayor's comparison to Hitler

"I have no idea what is going on," Enrique Sanchez, a taxi coordinator, told me last week when I inquired about the plans for taxi drivers to strike in Tijuana. "The director instructed us to ...

Breaking the curse

Cucina Basilico serves authentic Italian in a La Mesa strip mall

There’s a strip mall near my home in La Mesa that seems to be a black hole for restaurants. They seem to disappear almost as soon as they open. Some of the places that have ...

Yeah, whatever you say, Jerry Sanders

"We understand that PR people may help others with op-eds."

Former mayor Jerry Sanders now heads the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce — a job that, some say, he might as well have had while he was mayor. On August 19 of last year, ...

Baja bullfighting ban back-burnered

Legislature decides not to consider anti-cruelty bill

Opponents of bullfighting in Baja California waited for hours on Thursday, April 7, expecting the state legislature to debate and vote on a proposed law that would have outlawed the bloody spectacle, but at the ...

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