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The brewery collectors

Bloggers and beer fans who investigate every brewery in San Diego

An estimated 150 breweries operate in San Diego, but it’s hard to understand what that number really means until you’ve tried to visit them all. A small number of San Diegans speak from experience. Take ...

Officer was injured deploying spike strip

Bailed-out felon denies causing multi-car crash

A 44-year-old man who was out on bail led officers on a 45 minute pursuit in a stolen car, and caused injury to multiple persons, a prosecutor alleged in court yesterday, Wednesday, May 2, 2018. ...

Three poems

"The Merry Month of May," "Cradle Song," and "Beauty Arise"

The Merry Month of May O the month of May, the merry month of May, So frolic, so gay, and so green, so green, so green! O, and then did I unto my true love ...

Good eats at Gillespie Field

Really, I haven’t had such a good brekky for ages

First time I see the sign, I think hot diggity: A pie café on an airfield! So I walk in off Marshall Avenue to where all the hangars with the apartments above form a little ...

Things we didn't quite lose in the fire

A better ale house for Pacific Beach

Despite being ravaged by a fire in 2015, Pacific Beach Ale House will celebrate its tenth anniversary brewing beer by the beach on April 25th, and its beer is getting an upgrade. The business known ...

April 26 Sudoku Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 13. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 13. Dennis Taplin, Chula Vista, 12. Jerry Noser, San Diego, 11. Sheila Brown, Golden Hill, 10. George Cooper, El Cajon, 10. Paula Henderson, La Jolla, 9. ...

April 26 Brainstorm Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 14. K.J. Rayner, San Diego, 4. (winner!) Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 3. (winner!) Mark Burton, San Diego, 3. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 3. (winner!) John Strauch, San Diego, 3. Richard Hutchings, ...

April 26 Crossword Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 12. Orville Brown, San Diego, 11. (winner!) Richard Hutchings, Santee, 11. Robert McQuay, San Diego, 11. Ron Meyer, Santee, 11. Evelyn Bowser, San Diego, 10. Carol Georges, Poway, 7. Ron Hootman, ...

Our cup bubbleth over

Three films about living in bubbles, literal and otherwise

Watching Bel Powley break free from her single-room existence in the coming-of-age werewolf drama Wildling brought to mind this trio of trapped teen tales. Randal Kleiser’s The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976) Your basic ...

Andrew McKeag "sh!t-canned" upcoming shows

After he ate sh!t on a dirtbike

In early April, Andrew McKeag (Uncle Joe's Big Ol' Driver) was hanging out with some friends in Santa Paula. The crew were working on motorcycles all day, and, on a whim, decided to fire up ...

The British Breakthrough Act of 2007 is back

The Fratellis' split didn't last

Just as Joey, Dee Dee, Johnny, and Tommy were not really Ramones, Jon, Barry, and Mince Fratelli aren’t related, and they aren’t Fratellis. It’s an inside joke. Remember the bad guys in The Goonies? That’s ...

Record roundup

Danny Green, Southern Reign, Kamau Kenyatta, Jeff Denson, more

Panama 66 in Balboa Park will host the release party for jazz pianist Danny Green’s fifth studio album, One Day It Will, which includes contributions from both his jazz trio and a string ensemble. To ...

Never mind the songs, it's the lineups that are on shuffle

A whole lot of Yes men are coming to town

Even the most die-hard Yes fans are probably confused about two different bands hitting the road this summer with productions billed as Yes 50th Anniversary celebrations. Having hosted dozens of members over the years since ...

Then there's Squarecrow

Ramona outfit to play La Escalera Fest 7

To help create some kind of a music scene in his backcountry town, music store owner Jon Hasz released four compilation albums featuring Ramona bands. Hasz admits the series had promo value: it helped bring ...

Turned out to be a jazz guy

Guitarist Nate Jarrell is used to dealing with duality

Guitarist Nate Jarrell is used to dealing with duality in his professional life. His day job teaching music at Canyon Crest Academy in Carmel Valley keeps him busy, but he still has enough energy to ...

Mike Schaefer, 80, running for office again

This time, it is Board of Equalization

Mike Schaefer, who was on the city council for two terms, 1965-1971, is running for office again. The perennial candidate in San Diego, Los Angeles, Nevada and elsewhere, is running for the Board of Equalization. ...

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