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VAMP: Neighborhood Watch Aug 28, 2014 So Say We All's monthly live storytelling show featuring stories about the Neighborhood Watch, whether its literal tales about the self-appointed protectors of the block, run-ins with wannabe cops or any other take on the theme. 62 other events on Thursday, August 28
 
News
How one case study could potentially transform City Heights
News
Former customs agent got more than seven years for smuggling drugs and people into the U.S., but mysterious events are raising questions about the government’s prosecution
Film
Joe Swanberg’s new independent film starring Anna Kendrick leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Editorial
Formal complaint against the Probation Department shows how far local juvenile-detention practices are out of the mainstream
The Floating Library
What inspired me as I wrote my first novel

 

 
 
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Tuesday, June 19,2012
Drink Issue

Safe to sip cocktails in Tijuana

Resurgence on Sixth Street means drinkers don’t have to live on cerveza alone

By Derrik Chinn
Thankfully, the craft cocktail is at long last on the rise along Sixth Street, the city center’s new locals-geared nightlife hub that rose out of the ashes of the tourist nuclear winter.
Tuesday, May 8,2012
Summer guide

Baja California’s less-beaten path

Water slides, waterfalls, flying go-carts and more, down south

By Derrik Chinn
The recommended summertime adventure south of the border, an experience that rarely fails to feel simultaneously vintage and timeless, not to mention understatedly accessible for San Diegans who live mere miles up the road.
Wednesday, May 2,2012
Seen Local

Into the swarm

My afternoon at a suddenly legal urban bee farm

By Derrik Chinn
Kearney has been keeping bees for two years, which makes her operation all the more renegade; for the majority of its existence, it’s technically been illegal.
Tuesday, November 1,2011
Seen Local

VWs have their flaws, but we fetishists adore them all the same

The Volkswagen exhibition at the San Diego Automotive Museum invites visitors to write love letters to their cars

By Derrik Chinn
A Volkswagen inevitably becomes a fetish. I learned this when inheriting my first car just months before my 16th birthday, a 1987 GTI MK2 16-valve five-speed.
 
 
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