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Wacky Wonky Walk & Kids Festival Oct 25, 2014 A walk and festival featuring a Willy Wonka theme, games and activities everywhere. There will also be Phil's BBQ available for purchase and proceeds benefit the San Diego Center for Children. 87 other events on Saturday, October 25
 
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Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays
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A review of Cygnet Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard drama tops our coverage of local plays
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Tuesday, October 21,2014
Best of 2014

Border X Brewing

The Favela family infuses its beers with flavors from Mexico

By Alex Zaragoza
Celebrating a year in business in November, Border X is the brainchild of brothers Martin and Marcel Ivan Favela; their dad, Marcelino Favela; and their uncle, David Favela. Martin and Marcel Ivan have taken on the task of brewing beautifully balanced beer with a bicultural edge.
Monday, September 8,2014
There She Goz

Trying to chill out at reiki yoga

My body has a way of ruining the mood for everyone

By Alex Zaragoza
Reiki is a form of natural stress reduction, relaxation and healing invented in 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist (thanks, Internet!).
Monday, August 11,2014
There She Goz

I broke up like this

Ending a marriage and seeking realness the non-Beyoncé and Jay Z way

By Alex Zaragoza
The tip of my pen fell upon the paper and I paused. Not because I wasn't ready to sign the name I've hated writing or admitting is legally mine for the last six years, but because it reminded me of another moment.
Friday, July 11,2014
There She Goz

Thirty, dirty and striving

Revisiting my teenage dreams upon hitting three decades

By Alex Zaragoza
I'm 30 years old. It's official. That milestone birthday's been lurking, and when it finally arrived I welcomed it as I'd welcome a never-ending nacho platter—drunkenly and without fear.
Tuesday, June 17,2014
Drink Issue

Boozin' with Sam Ollinger

Don't bug this bike booster at a bar, unless you bed street people

By Alex Zaragoza
Sam Ollinger has her "Don't bother me" face down pat. It's a look that lots of people have in their arsenal to intimidate any potential chatterbox that seems hell-bent on ruining a perfectly lovel
Monday, June 16,2014
There She Goz

Surviving womanhood

How Krav Maga empowered me to fight violence and misogyny

By Alex Zaragoza
I often find myself in situations where I don't feel safe, not because I have a penchant for hanging out in sketchy neighborhoods, but because that's the world women live in. That's not paranoia.
Monday, May 12,2014
There She Goz

How Gozie got her groove back

Catching the clap at a dance contest was the best thing ever

By Alex Zaragoza
The thing about most slumps is that they can be conquered, and the moment mine ended came in true Gozer fashion —shaking dat ass hard on a dance floor.
Monday, April 14,2014
There She Goz

Gooping like Gwyneth

Consciously uncoupling and self-improving, Paltrow-style

By Alex Zaragoza
Breakups blow, especially when there are hurt feelings and disappointment involved and that bitch Gwyneth Paltrow steals your breakup thunder.
Monday, March 10,2014
There She Goz

Floating in heartbreak

Looking for answers in a sensory-deprivation tank

By Alex Zaragoza
Fans of floatation therapy do it for a number of reasons. Some go for stress relief and to achieve total relaxation, others do it to help with pain. I was there for the third reason floatation therapy has become popular: to allow your brain to be completely clear and focus on something with zero distractions.
Monday, February 10,2014
There She Goz

A hot date with my vagina

Treat yourself—and your lady business—to some good lovin’

By Alex Zaragoza
I'll admit that my masturbation sessions usually involve lying in bed in a slovenly fashion with Parks & Recreation paused on the TV. It's not the sexiest thing in the world.
 
 
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