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March 15 Crossword Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 7. Robert McQuay, San Diego, 7. Evelyn Bowser, San Diego, 6. Orville Brown, San Diego, 6. Richard Hutchings, Santee, 6. Thomas McVeagh, Lakeside, 6. Martin Soblick, Del Mar, 6. Jeff Ball, ...

March 15 Sudoku (Evil) Contenders

Dennis Taplin, Chula Vista, 8. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 7. (winner!) Randy Paddock, San Diego, 7. Isabella Bosch-Sorensen, San Diego, 6. George Cooper, El Cajon, 6. Rafael Gaceta, San Diego, 6. Paul Griffith, Fallbrook, 6. ...

March 15 Brainstorm Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 8. Mark Burton, San Diego, 3. John Strauch, San Diego, 3. Richard Hutchings, Santee, 2. Thomas McVeagh, Lakeside, 2. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 2. K.J. Rayner, San Diego, 2. Juan Ruiz, ...

A progressive agenda of flavors

Driftwood's Vanilla Old Fashioned

The bartender for Driftwood Craft Cocktails at Open House, Scarlett Hannon is an Old Fashioned kind of gal—but just because it’s her favorite drink doesn’t mean she has to play by all the rules to ...

The world's largest larder

"Peruvian cuisine is not just Inca."

Who has the largest larder in the world? Peru. Why Peru? Because it has the most vertical of back yards. Restaurants in Lima can get produce from 17 different altitudes, from 6 feet below the ...

How wrong we’ve been about saké

Young, hip San Diegans are the hope

The other day, Cowboy Star, the very Texan steakhouse on 10th and Market, staged an interesting dinner: a nine-course meal built around Wagyu steak and saké. “We had seven different sakés to pair with the ...

The Grateful Dead get the evil beard treatment

Roots of Creation's Grateful Dub gets a live show, plus Violent Femmes, Poptone, and more

Psychedelia and reggae: they usually go together as seamlessly and happily as rhythm goes with blues, as Clapton goes with Cream, as A Day at the Races goes with A Night at the Opera. So ...

$350,000 just the beginning

Dauntless schooner for sale

I admit it. I’ve got the bug. There’s something about wooden boats that makes me go all gurgly inside. But add in the word schooner, and I go twice as gurgly. Those yachts with their ...

Ghost flower tricks bugs

A little surprise awaits you in Little Surprise Canyon

According to former State Park Superintendent Mark Jorgensen, this canyon “is a surprise during good wildflower seasons and holds many species of blooming plants in its shady confines.” It is the canyon commonly recommended for ...

Mission Beach in the off season

Get out before the east side guys show up

The Bro Tai and the Golden Swan My fancy friend Tina likes to get dressed up in lots of jewelry and perfume to drink martinis on leather bar chairs in the presence of men wearing ...

Easter cakes

"Cinnamon coffee cake with crumble topping I would eat every day if I could."

“Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and Hallelujah is our song.” A Polish megastar Pope said this once. It’s speaking to me rather poignantly these days. After one heck of ...

Later, not soon

Layoffs for Soon-Shiong startup, plus political vision

Later, not soon Los Angeles biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, still waiting to close on his $500 million purchase of the Los Angeles Times and its San Diego little sister Union-Tribune, has been doing some downsizing ...

Free opera, Crew Classic, Luis Urrea, Moon Hooch, and Seven Last Words of Christ

Best events March 22-29

Thursday | 22 FREE OPERA ON THE CONCOURSE Florencia en el Amazonas. Opera diva Florencia Grimaldi returns home to the Amazon to perform and dreams of finding her lost lover, a butterfly hunter who has ...

Born and NIMBY

Mike Hansen has concerns about outdoor bars near bedroom windows

Is San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer’s new planning director a closet NIMBY? The term, short for Not in My Back Yard, has been weaponized by the building and construction lobby for use against those who ...

Ride the warhorse out of the morass

San Diego Opera turns to time-tested titles

A warhorse carries embattled soldiers out of a morass. In opera, a warhorse is a popular work performed so often it has become hackneyed — in snobs’ eyes, anyway. San Diego Opera, which almost died ...

March cash madness

Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher brings in the bucks

Assembly Democrat Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher has taken some time away from a busy legislative agenda — including a newly introduced bill to merge the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority back into the port district ...

John Lynch explains his finances, old trashman disses new guys

Letters to the editor

Down on Don Don Bauder recently wrote an article on 2-20-18 regarding “my money problems.” The story is filled with inaccuracies. Mr. Bauder failed to contact me for the story and I am not that ...

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