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SDAI Winter Exhibition Dec 19, 2014 This exhibition will include solo shows by local artists, a group exhibition featuring San Diego artists and Tijuana-based street artist PANCA will debut her large-scale mural in the entryway of SDAI. 73 other events on Friday, December 19
 
Sordid Tales
How can so many people be wrong about something for so long?
There She Goz
Children’s center is training tiny, adorable consumers
News
Rosemary Summers succeeded in 2013, and her parents want justice
Seen Local
City takes a slow and careful approach to the public-art gem
The World Fare
Kearny Mesa Chinese place serves the best potstickers and xiao long bao in town

 

 
 
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Friday, December 12,2014
Cocktail Tales

Our adult-beverage gift guide

Books, booze and other presents to make you tipsy

By Kelly Davis
Booze makes great a gift. Things having to do with booze make great gifts. And, for that reason, here’s the Cocktail Tales 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.
Wednesday, December 10,2014
News

City Attorney’s Community Court offers a clean slate

New program hopes to ease pressure on the system and the offenders

By Kelly Davis
In early November, the San Diego City Attorney’s office launched a new program called Community Court. A pilot project for now, it offers certain misdemeanor offenders the chance to have their cases dismissed if they complete 16 hours of community service within 60 days and pay an administrative fee of $120.
Wednesday, November 26,2014
News

Suicide attempts soar at San Diego County juvenile hall

Rosemary Summers succeeded in 2013, and her parents want justice

By Kelly Davis, Dave Maass

 The credibility of San Diego’s juvenile-detention system has come under fire this year amid a complaint that the Youth Law Center submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice in July regarding the use of harsh disciplinary measures on at-risk youth.

Monday, November 24,2014
Cocktail Tales

Return of the Smashing Pumpkin

A to-do list of drinks at Grant Grill, Polite Provisions and Sycamore Den

By Kelly Davis
Since 2010, when San Diego food writer Troy Johnson featured Grant Grill’s Smashing Pumpkin on the Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate, I’ve had “try that” on my bucket list.
Wednesday, November 19,2014
News

The San Diego Housing Commission’s bold move on homelessness

If supportive services follow close behind shelter, it could transform the landscape

By Kelly Davis
Last week, the San Diego Housing Commission announced a three-year plan to move as many as 1,500 people off the street and into housing.
Friday, October 31,2014
Cocktail Tales

Don't fear the Jagermeister

German herbal liqueur makes its way into craft cocktails

By Kelly Davis
"Fernet is like Jägermeister for adults," a friend told me recently. Surely you know what Jägermeister is. You probably know what Fernet is. One's German, one's Italian. Both are herb-based liqueurs with long, strange lists of ingredients and an up-front black-licorice flavor.
Wednesday, October 29,2014
News

Did San Diego County jail staff fail Daniel Sisson?

More than 3 years after his death, a jury will decide if it could have been prevented

By Kelly Davis

 In a San Diego courtroom on Tuesday, attorney Chris Morris pieced together Daniel Sisson’s final hours, arguing that staff at the Vista Detention Facility could have prevented the 21-year-old’s death if only they’d properly monitored him while he was detoxing from heroin.

Tuesday, October 21,2014
Best of 2014

Henebery Celebrated Whiskey

An ancestor’s legacy drives San Diego family’s fledgling distillery

By Kelly Davis
Several years ago, Henebery’s heirs started piecing together his history, Fanning says. While they don’t have his recipes, they do know his technique and have applied that to the distilling process for their spice-infused rye, launching Henebery Celebrated Whiskey in late 2013. 
Tuesday, October 21,2014
Best of 2014

Duffy of San Diego

Bill and Kathy Gonzalez fill a maritime niche in Mission Bay

By Kelly Davis
A Duffy is a small, electric (and, therefore, eco-friendly), covered watercraft. Think Disneyland Small World boat meets cozy living room.
Tuesday, October 21,2014
Best of 2014

Lone Flag

Kelli Murray and Sam Larson bring fashion know-how to Flower Hill Promenade’s Row Collective

By Kelly Davis
Lone Flag has filled a niche by featuring clothing and accessory brands you don’t find in many (or any) stores in San Diego, like Ace & Jig and Portland’s Bridge & Burn.
 
 
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