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Cosimo Sorrentino’s final San Diego beers?

“Austin checked all the boxes for me,” says Cosimo Sorrentino, explaining his impending departure from both Original 40 Brewing Company and his hometown. “A growing city with young residents who have expendable income. The culture ...

May 5, 2022
Bonita’s Historic Home of Ulysses S, Grant, Jr.

We’ve certainly spent plenty of time here at Unreal Estate peeking into the abodes of famous and influential folks who at one time or another have called San Diego home. From boxing legend Archie Moore ...

Violinist Alex DePue killed in Mexican car accident

On January 27, a car accident in Mexico claimed the life of violinist Alex DePue, The Modern Paganini. DePue lived up to that 2018 album title, winning competitions from an early age and playing with ...

Texas gets parts of Trump's border wall from San Diego for free

Biden’s free bollards and chains The state of Texas, reportedly gaining population at the expense of California, has received another gift by way of the Golden State: a February 15 Texas Tribune dispatch reports that ...

February 23, 2022
Matthew Suarez combs Ensenada for best seafood carts and breweries

“I always say that Mexicali is hell, Tijuana is purgatory, and Ensenada... well, Ensenada is paradise!” says Jesús “El Chino” Hernández, who runs Trophy Tacos, an experimental seafood tacos cart in a corner of Colonia ...

Death, and birth, of a journalist

It’s the cold night of January 28. Outside the Mexican consulate in Little Italy, a bunch of journalists, maybe half of them American, half of them Mexican, gather for a vigil. We’re paying tribute to ...

A poem for February by Joseph O’Brien

After a picture by Jamie Wyeth February—(Februarius (mensis), (month) of purification februa>, expiatory offerings, poss. of Sabine orig.) —The American Heritage College Dictionary I In this trim girth of days came Valentine, A lover of ...

February 4, 2022
Jazz guitarists (hopefully) featured at Athenaeum winter series

Jazz concert impresario Daniel Atkinson has experimented with all types of presentation ideas in the 32 years he’s been bringing music to San Diego. It’s been a while, however, since he focused a show on ...

Three from this year’s Jewish film festival

Of special note from this year’s Jewish film festival: a trio of uniquely personal biodocs. The festival runs February 9-20. Visit the SDJFF website for more information. Eddy’s World (2020) What a joy! We open ...

The return of Heather the hummingbird

It’s a miracle! She’s back! Heather the hummingbird is back! I’m talking about the little hummingbird who whirred into town one day and started threading together a perfect egg cup nest on a dangling branch ...

February 2, 2022
Remembering the Magonista Rebellion battles of 1911

“The Red Flag Now Flies Gallantly Over Tijuana!” reads the headline in Hellraisers Journal, Saturday, May 27. Of course, that’s Saturday, May 27 of 1911. Things were happening, right outside where I’m at in TJ, ...

Head Quack says “CEO sounds too boss-like”

If it looks, walks, and quacks like a certain common North American waterfowl, it’s probably just what you think it is. But when Matt Delvecchio named the brewery he co-founded Duck Foot, he was thinking ...

“When the world is full of butterflies and sunshine again”

“I started performing music in public during my high school years and had a successful band in Cleveland, Ohio back in the 1970s called Buckeye Biscuit,” says light classical jazz guitarist Ron Franklin. “We’re mentioned ...

A romantic triptych

This week finds two new home video releases from Film Movement, and yours truly still stinging from the loss of a funny broad. Joy Womack: the White Swan (2021) Accepted to Russia’s esteemed Bolshoi Ballet ...

Where is San Diego's local news going now?

It’s been a couple years since the alt-weekly San Diego CityBeat and its blend of local news, irreverent columns, and cultural coverage went silent. The paper disappeared after a cascade of events, starting when Times ...

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