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Neither grape nor grain — but craft, indeed

"The science behind fermentation allows any fruit wine to be fermented to dryness."

A different sort of craft-beverage company has landed in Hillcrest, just in time for the summer heat. Fruitcraft Fermentery and Distillery grand-opened the sweltering last weekend of June, serving alcoholic drinks produced not from grain, ...

Suzie’s Farm closes

Owners were losing five-digit figures each week

On Monday, June 26th owner Lucila De Alejandro announced that Suzie’s Farm will close. Having started in 2009 with a mere three acres, the farm offered a CSA (community supported agriculture program) and sold produce ...

Vista sisters fighting ends in arrest

One spit at officer who responded with mace

“Christine said, ‘I’m going to stab your pretty little face,’” according to a deputy who testified in San Diego Superior Court yesterday, June 26. Sheriff’s deputy Adrian Moses arrived at a home in the 1600 ...

City engineers nix changes at Kansas and El Cajon Blvd.

Site of pedestrian injuries, including death of Ethiopian leader

From 2001 to 2010, according to a city commissioned traffic study, eight pedestrians were struck by vehicles while crossing El Cajon Boulevard at Kansas Street in North Park. In 2012 the intersection was named the ...

Deep inside Doug Manchester’s money machine

Kingpin to surrender control of mega-millions to be Bahamas envoy

Douglas Manchester is prepared to surrender day-to-day control of his real estate and investment empire if ultimately confirmed by the senate as Donald Trump's ambassador to the Bahamas, according to State Department disclosure records posted ...

Happy Hour becomes happy dinner

Bavarian pretzel, deviled eggs, Duroc pork — at Leroy's in Coronado

I love an early happy hour, or as Leroy’s Kitchen and Lounge refers to their late afternoon-but-not-quite-early-evening discount time, “Social Hour.” Leroy’s starts at 3:00 p.m., allowing three whole hours for discounted drinks and half-off ...

More competitive near the pier in Pacific Beach

"It’s summer, so the waves aren’t going to be that big."

Name: Andrew Meaux Age: 18 From: East County Location: Pacific Beach Andrew Meaux makes the commute two to three times every week. Meaux had finished surfing near Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach when I caught ...

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