Content for Wednesday, December 18, 2019

News & Stories

Tijuana’s Cerveceria Insurgente has its brewery back — for now

Baja’s esteemed craft brewer survived with help of a hush hush taproom, and beer friends

On Wednesday, December 18, Tijuana craft brewer Cerveceria Insurgente resumed making beer in its Zona Rio brewery for the first time since October 5, when municipal authorities abruptly closed the property, reportedly at the behest ...

Lost Yorkie in Barrio Logan, female, 10 months old, last seen on December 12

San Diego Reader Classified ads, December 19, 2019

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The Santaland Diaries: more tidings of comfort and joy

Making the yuletide gay at Diversionary Theatre

Last week, I mentioned the various ways that A Christmas Carol has been tweaked and updated by San Diego theaters in an effort to keep the story from getting lost in its own comfortable familiarity. ...

What would George Mitrovich say?

Joe Biden visited San Diego's City Club 20 times

The weirdest thing the late George Mitrovich ever told me was that he was descended from Oliver Cromwell. He hadn’t nailed down the exact genealogy, apparently, but said it was family lore. What piqued my ...

The ways they cheat crossing the border

$20 to cut into a different lane

Police at the border have been getting involved in line disputes as line-cutting tactics have grown more sophisticated, and extortion of Americans crossing north more prevalent. “On our way back from Ensenada we came back ...

Murderers of Love Motel EP based on the short stories of guitar maker Creston Lea

Songs are “slices of some characters’ lives.”

Based in Carlsbad, Americana band Murderers of Love features singer-songwriter and graphic designer Jaimie Muehlhausen, a one-time open mic host at Drowsy Maggie’s (which helped launch Steve Poltz and Jewel). His new five-song EP Motel ...

Issa and DeMaio jostle for Hunter seat

Mike Levin aide jumps aboard gravy train

DeMaio’s prenuptial agreement Is it helpful to know the ropes around the House of Representatives to avoid disclosing your assets and income until the very last minute? Such seems the case with Darrell Issa, the ...

Deceptive Oceanside photos

Heartbreaking to see dying Queen palms

Dog-eared beach battle I don’t have a “dog in this fight,” but looking at the first two photos of the revetment, it looks like Ms. Mackin took advantage of the high tide to make it ...

Elizabeth Warren has no idea who Diplo is

Critics created the “hipster antitrust” moniker as an immediate way to signal their displeasure

Hey Hipster: What the heck is hipster antitrust and why does it keep showing up in my news feed? I’m not even exactly sure what regular antitrust is (except I think it has something to ...