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San Diego Reader Classified ads, January 1, 2020

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How to find Alex’s Brown Bag

When it comes to Philly-style cheesesteaks, where’s a Feaster to look?

Just a few years ago, it made a list of “the best cheesesteaks outside Philly” compiled by the Food Network, but when I went looking for Alex’s Brown Bag at its home inside Pacific Beach ...

Bloomberg and Jacobs open San Diego TV ad wars

Old family friends are sole buyers of campaign spots so far

A tsunami of political TV spots may be about to hit San Diego airwaves, thanks to Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg and House hopeful Sara Jacobs, granddaughter of Bloomberg's longtime friend and associate Irwin Jacobs. ...

Family movies with ghosts of cartoons past

Bigweld’s gatekeeper is a direct descendant of Frank Morgan’s sentry in The Wizard of Oz

This week’s goal was to find three films to unite families around the set that didn’t contain any references to Christmas. The first two came easy. For some crazy reason, I had it in my ...

Alfred, Lord Tennyson: a legacy of common phrases

“’Tis better to have loved and lost/Than never to have loved at all”

The Death of the Old Year Full knee-deep lies the winter snow, And the winter winds are wearily sighing: Toll ye the church bell sad and slow, And tread softly and speak low, For the ...

The life and death of Oceanside mobile homes

"A lot of people are afraid to speak up"

Even though mobile homes remain the largest form of affordable housing in California, a state of California/Stanford University report said that because mobile home park property is worth five to six times more if it ...

The “Prayers and Squares” of Spirit of Joy Lutheran

They have made over 1500 quilts, specifically for individuals who need prayers.

Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church Contact: 1735 Main St., Ramona 760-788-7456 www.sojchurch.com Membership: 400 Pastor: Dan Erlenbusch Age: 68 Born: Columbus, OH. Formation: California Sate University-Fullerton; Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, SC. Years Ordained: 42 ...

Hopnonymous Brewing unmasked

With a new taproom, an under-the-radar beer company comes into the light

Back in June 2018, a small startup started offering local restaurants a chance to pour their own house beers, using custom-branded, 3-D printed tap handles. In this way, Hopnonymous Brewing Company began as a specialty ...