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Kyle's Ultimate Burger Challenge at Nicky Rotten's - Coronado

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One of my favorite things to do--even as a San Diego native--is to take the ferry across from Downtown to Coronado "Island." Disclosure: It's not an island. Anyway, Nicky Rotten's, which has a location in the Gaslamp, opened another spot ...

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Love Cupcake "stands up for kids" - Eat a cupcake; help homeless youth

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Four months after opening her cafe...after hurdling over the challenges of being laid off...after being reunited with an uncle she hadn't spoken to in years, the owner of Love Cupcake Cafe in Otay Ranch is already giving back to the ...

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Memories of the old Central Public Library

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The nostalgic scent of urine-infested sidewalks. Fear of getting mugged as a student trying to complete her research assignments. Wondering if I would be murdered in the basement of a Downtown building filled with old books bound to eventually fall ...

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Best airport to be stranded: SAN

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She was bawling. Bags in hand, this seemingly youthful 20-something-year-old passed through a crowd of on-lookers, stealing their attention as she stomped through aimlessly angry and visibly upset. The airport security guard and I caught a glimpse of one another, ...

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How to save the world while dining out

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Two chain restaurants are collaborating with non-profit organizations and asking for patrons to help raise money for these causes. Chili's is working with St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital; and Joe's Crab Shack is working with No Kid Hungry. Chili's is ...

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5 things to know before your toes touch the ocean

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This is Nick. He is the lifeguard on duty today at Grandview Beach in Leucadia. He is the only one on duty right now and is determining critical information that could help ensure a good time with minimal injury. He ...

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NFL: Not for Long

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So, the blackout for today's game has been lifted. Yes! Go Chargers! As a native, I am a little afraid to discover how much red and gold will actually be in the stands. Some of us may be die hard ...

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What local organizers can learn from events similar to the Boston Marathon

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In the wake of the tragedy that occurred Monday in Boston, we rightly reflect on those who were innocent victims of selfishness and cowardice. Too, we as a nation, justly stood on the giants before us who have spoken great ...

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What do Wednesdays in San Diego

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Being the eighth largest city in the nation, it is interesting how for the most part, we locals tend to do the same things at the same time...or so it appears. A majority of people who enjoy crowds, dancing and ...

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Local Tuesdays

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Well, it's Tuesday. To many locals, it means Taco Tuesday. For the more family-oriented-looking-for-something-different-to-do crowd, it means free museums at Balboa Park. In a city that thrives on tourism, many people work in the restaurant/entertainment industry. That means working nights ...

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Something else to do on Tuesdays

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Tuesdays used to be my least favorite day of the week, especially while I was in school. Hardly ever did we get it off because of a holiday. If one did fall on this forsaken day of the week, it ...

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Paddleboarding at Carlsbad Lagoon

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One day, my sister, my friend and I fed our addiction to local savings via Amazon, Reader Steals, Groupon and the like. Each of us equipped with a coupon--them electronically... and I, with my nostalgic piece of paper. We set ...

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Hotter than ever...literally

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It may or may not be hotter than hell. But, it is hotter than it has ever been in San Diego, according to meteorologist, Brandt Maxwell, of San Diego's National Weather Service office, and a Record Event Report from their ...

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Getting to know your hometown

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Pop Quiz San Diego Did you know that you that the odd numbered highways in San Diego travel north and south and the even numbered highways travel east and west? I-805 North/South I-5 North/South I-8 East/West SR-54 East/West CA-52 East/West ...

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