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Former Ballast Point execs get way into the liquors

West Coast's largest distillery? "That's kind of what we're shooting for."

When Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits sold to Constellation Brands in fall 2015, a small part of the business wasn't included: the spirits. For the moment, Ballast Point no longer produces liquor. Instead, a new ...

La Mesa opens for pot business

Shop applicants cough up the fees as illegal dispensaries close

Today (February 6), the City of La Mesa accepted applications — and a nonrefundable $1200 initial fee — from people seeking a conditional use permit to open a medical marijuana dispensary, cultivation business, or to ...

Stop humming and learn math

Music is a map of consciousness but that's not very productive

“Music stays the same across time but also transforms across time and it is full of layered patterns and the patterns interact harmoniously with one another. I was fascinated with music because it gives people ...

Fake Twitter account prompts lawsuit

USD student sues for Trump-related defamation

A University of San Diego law student says a fellow student defamed her on Twitter for her unwavering support of then-candidate Donald Trump. The woman, Tiffany Dehen, is suing the student (who has not been ...

We ordered them all

Fresh tacos, just like Tijuana

We were in the mood for tacos, and Alberto’s or actually any ’Berto’s wasn’t going to cut it. I had heard about The Taco Stand in Encinitas and was told it was authentic and beat ...

Trump cabinet nominee's local ties to Mafia

Rancho Peñasquitos developer was partner with Andew Puzder's boss

Morris "Mo" Shenker, a St. Louis-based hoodlum lawyer and casino owner, has been in the news lately even though he died in 1983. He was featured in a front-page story in the New York Times ...

Beyond bicycles

“This is change for the better. It's going to help us meet climate goals.”

A crowd of about 50 cycling advocates from across the county packed into Mission Brewery downtown on Saturday morning (February 4) to learn about advocating for their cause: safer, expanded access to city streets for ...

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