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Greenspot proves you do make friends salad

Locally owned fast casual, with no processed ingredients and loads of leafy greens

As I drove into Mission Valley to try out a new salad restaurant, I found myself two kinds of conflicted. On the one hand, this was fast-food territory, which didn’t augur well for my well-being. ...

Carlsbad Village Coins evicted from State Street

Landlord's ex-wife tries to help tenant

A landowner of prime commercial property in Carlsbad’s Village district has given one of the oldest downtown businesses a 30-day eviction notice. Neighboring businesses are allegedly “terrified” that a similar fate may come to them. ...

Tijuana Chinese restaurants under the gun

Fines and court summons

On February 22, Van S. passed by Kim Long, a Chinese restaurant in Playas de Tijuana; the restaurant reportedly contained a rat cage and insects inside the kitchen about a week before. "It was empty, ...

Ocean Breeze Ranch – Bonsall's "exemplary" project

At least the general plan was not dodged

At a glance, Ocean Breeze Ranch looks like sprawl. The sort of rural project that inspired an initiative on the March ballot to let voters decide if it belongs there. Measure A would apply to ...

Shakira Pastry does pistachio two dozen ways

Arabic sweets shop in El Cajon picks up where baklava leaves off

It’s early on a Sunday afternoon, and the bakery is busy. I presume the time waiting will give me a chance to figure out my order before it’s my turn at the counter. But as ...

Landmark's Ken Cinema to close its doors March 22

Divine intervention may be required

Has it really been 6 years since I stepped in and helped to save the Ken Cinema from the wrecking ball? On Sunday, March 22, Landmark Theatres will officially pull the plug on the Ken ...

Path to North Park granny flats not easy

Ohio Street homeowners try it themselves

North Park residential housing lots often feature a diverse array of habitats crammed into a space intended for a single home. An old, craftsman house may be complimented by a granny flat behind it or ...

Barrio Logan: if you want color

Jack's Island Chicano Park murals, hard to breathe, hard to sleep, convadium, Councilman Alvarez bike ride,

Jack's island: jewel of Barrio Logan Sometime this year, the city council is expected to decide whether to accept a low-ball $30,000 offer for the nearest thing Barrio Logan has to a flat iron building, ...

Oasis Camel Dairy Open Farm, Mariachi Music and Folkloric Dance

Events March 1-March 4, 2020

Sunday | 1 Oasis Camel Dairy Open Farm Thirty-four acres of dromedary camel farm east of Ramona, open for camel treat feeding and petting, camel rides, sheep petting, and live performing bird and animal shows. ...

Best Reader stories from 2008

Tijuana for suicide tourists, Craig Venter, treasure hunters, too many people in back country, Del Mar races, accident in Ramona

Tijuana is the first stop to suicide Faye Girsh, vice president of the Hemlock Society of San Diego, knows that Exit International has been publicizing the Mexico option for its members. “But we do not ...

Heaven or Hell San Diego, O’Side Murals Walking Tour, Tinyfest: Tiny Homes, Workshops, Beer

Events February 27-February 29, 2020

Friday | 28 Heaven or Hell San Diego Visit the underbelly of downtown San Diego circa 1971 through a blend of story poetry, dance, spoken word, costume and theatre. Performers move beyond the social ruckus ...

Best Reader stories from 2007

Christmas for Jews, Judith Moore, PB bans booze, youngest chess champion, Borrego mud caves, Sudan Lost Boys in Coronado

Does Christmas offend you? Christmas has to start with the Jews, I guess, no matter where you start. It was Jews who were killed by Herod and Jews who were chased into Egypt by him, ...

Hangin with the kitties of The Cat Café

A little caffeine, a little feline companionship, a lot of sweet purring

Casanova has taken an interest in my iced tea. He eyes it warily at first, then leans forward for a closer look. Then he bares his teeth like he’s mad at it, but instead reaches ...

Horse polo lessons: Come try beginner level on quiet docile horses.

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AleSmith at 25: making the classic new again

A craft beer favorite gives new and returning beers a fresh look

As recently as ten years ago, you couldn’t browse a beer section in San Diego without spotting 22-ounce bombers of AleSmith Brewing’s eponymous flagship beers. Subtly featuring the brand’s anvil logo, the labels’ design placed ...