Content for Thursday, December 12, 2019

News & Stories

The ambitious Pacific Coast Spirits brings urban distilling to Oceanside

Grape vodka, heirloom corn bourbon, and a plan to malt its own barley

A December 5 grand opening of Pacific Coast Spirits has officially made the city of Oceanside home to an urban distillery. For the past two years, the craft spirits producer has been transforming the 12,000-square-foot ...

Jahja Ling and Dvorak surprised me

Even without San Diego Symphony's Raphael Payare

Never, ever, trust a critic. Always take any review with a grain of salt. Case in point. I thought I didn’t like Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8. I found it lacking the drama of his Seventh ...

Good Moments Tea Bar: steamed burgers fusion

Everyone around me is sucking boba balls

I sip my Kyoto Summer. I look down. A steamed burger? It comes out blanched, like a ghostly version of America’s favorite sandwich, but stuffed with a golden-crumbed chicken slab, Swiss cheese, and kimchi, and ...

63 Up: Grow old along with me

The world’s first and longest-running reality television show

The late ’50s-early ‘60s proved to be a wellspring of worldwide experimentation in documentary realism. Banking on unscripted reactions to outrageous situations as his key to success, American television personality Allen Funt tucked his Candid ...

All-female, non-fictitious band

Second Chance Benefit, Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra, Gary Heffern’s Last Waltz Screening, Kiefer Sutherland, Hellyeah

Second Chance San Diego will be raising funds and awareness to stop the cycle of incarceration and poverty with a packed bill that includes Deep Sea Thunder Beast, Hurricane Kate, Black Cat Sabbath, and headliners ...

Gilbert Castellanos mentors Pink Trio into jazz world

“I do most of my homework in the car on the drive up to L.A.”

One of San Diego’s most promising musicians is pianist Brenda Greggio, a high school sophomore at the School of Creative and Performing Arts in Paradise Hills. She makes the daily trek down from her home ...

Fanboy film shot at Ken Club, Whistle Stop, Black Cat

What are the things that we can use that would cost other people money but would not cost us any money?

Besides managing the Casbah, Ben Johnson has played in local bands (the Long and Short Of It, Hostile Combover, Grammatical B), and he’s authored a couple of books (A Shadow Cast In Dust and Blood ...