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New tax bill a win for craft brew biz?

"This is a huge deal for small distilleries."

A part of the federal tax overhaul that passed through Congress this week was a provision likely to impact local craft-beverage business. The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act lowers the federal excise tax ...

Sadly, lots of 5150s this time of year

Sailboat out of gas, surfer with a concussion, cliff rescue at Black’s Beach

Nov 17 09:42 Medical: Surfer with a bloody nose and concussion at Tourmaline. Patient is a 20-year-old female. Lifeguards respond and treat and release according to the report. 12:15 Cliff: Cliff rescue at Hully Gully, ...

Christmas just isn't a classical music festival

“O magnum mysterium” and “Alma redemptoris mater” are magically beautiful motets

I’ve a Christmas playlist on Spotify which is full of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Karen Carpenter, Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole, Kay Starr, and others. It’s not a very classical playlist. I’ve often found classical ...

Amazon overload

Unidentifiable vans and overworked employees bruise the season

Lately there’s been a rash of theft in the Chula Vista neighborhoods, from home burglaries to Christmas-mail porch thieves. Although neighbors try to be vigilant, the recent use of unmarked vehicles by FedEx, UPS, and ...

Cop-whacked at an anti-Trump rally

Lawsuit comes a year after alleged police assault

Marco Amaral has filed suit in federal court, saying he was beaten up by San Diego cops when he shouted at four police officers thrashing a protester at an anti-Trump rally. Amaral filed the suit ...

Will Tegna drain the KFMB talent pool?

A wary eye cast toward the new ownership of local media company

Will longtime anchor Barbara-Lee Edwards be shown the door when News 8 gets swallowed up by a Virginia company next year? Could sports anchor Kyle Kraska get the axe when new owners get the keys ...

7-Eleven greenlit to occupy Greene Cat

“It’s an existing license. We’re not here to ask for a liquor license.”

The Encanto Planning Group gave 7-Eleven — which proposes to buy out the Greene Cat liquor store if the franchise chain's conditions are okayed — permission to stay open 24 hours at a meeting on ...

Ace Parking sued for printing TMI on receipts

Plaintiff(s) says credit-card digits must be better protected

A putative class-action suit was filed against Ace Parking Management on December 1 in federal court. Joseph Samo, and potentially others, get Ace credit and debit card receipts that give too much information, "subjecting them ...

San Telmo's empanadas sold out, but I waited

The sandwich not what I expected

Minus a few empanada shops, there are only a handful of Argentine restaurants around San Diego, so I perked up when I heard that San Telmo Argentine Café had opened in the Gaslamp. Argentine cuisine ...

Rapid Response Network to fight la migra

"The first part is our hotline, where we have someone available 24/7."

After nearly ten months in the planning stages and contributions from more than 40 faith and community groups, Tuesday (December 19) saw the launch of the San Diego Rapid Response Network, a system designed to ...

National City power grab suspected

Allies of Mayor Morrison maneuvering to get him back into office?

“It’s a political power grab,” says Andrew McKercher, chairman of Citizens for Real Term Limits in National City. His grassroots group formed in October as a response to a proposed ballot initiative that would allow ...

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