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MOWjito Cocktail Event Mar 03, 2015 Purchase a signature MOWjito this evening and $1 from each drink purchased will benefit the local chapter of Meals-on-Wheels. 45 other events on Tuesday, March 3
 
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Wednesday, February 18,2015
News

Tier it up

California has the biggest sex-offender registry in the U.S.—for no good reason

By Kelly Davis
California is one of only four states that require adults convicted of certain sex crimes to register with local law enforcement each year for life. Crime-free for 50 years? Bedridden? It doesn’t matter.
Friday, February 13,2015
Cocktail Tales

Horton Grand’s Palace Bar gets a makeover

Medicine Show pop-up events will highlight diverse spirits selection

By Kelly Davis
The Palace Bar in the Horton Grand Hotel looks quite different than it did just a couple of years ago. 
Wednesday, February 4,2015
News

Legislation seeks to end isolation in juvenile facilities

Part of it comes down to the meaning of ‘confinement’

By Kelly Davis
Youth Law Center (YLC), the San Francisco legal-advocacy nonprofit that filed the complaint, initially set out to investigate the excessive use of pepper spray in San Diego County’s juvenile-detention facilities. But incident reports also revealed the routine use of solitary confinement— usually for two, three or four days.
Friday, January 23,2015
Cocktail Tales

In search of a great Manhattan

Seven Grand’s Meghan Balser talks about the classic drink

By Kelly Davis
As famed bartender Gary Regan wrote, “[A] truly great Manhattan can be made only by someone who truly understands the magnitude of what’s at hand.” And by that he means: If you’re a bartender who can’t make a great Manhattan, you’re screwed.
Wednesday, January 21,2015
News

Laura’s Law likely moving ahead in San Diego County

Board of Supervisors will consider preliminary approval

By Kelly Davis
It’s been more than four years since San Diego County first explored implementing a state law that’s divided the mental-health community over how to get seriously ill folks into treatment.
Saturday, January 3,2015
Cocktail Tales

Cheers to San Diego cocktails

Highlights from 2014 include smoke, shrubs and Jagermeister

By Kelly Davis
Let this 2014 retrospective serve as a glimpse of how far San Diego’s cocktail scene’s come in just a few years.
Monday, December 22,2014
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San Diego County sets a dubious record for jail deaths

Will policy changes make a difference in 2015?

By Kelly Davis
It’s likely no one will ever know for sure what happened to Jerry Cochran the night before he died. On the evening of Sept. 15, 2014, his girlfriend, Vella Rhinehart, called an ambulance to take Cochran to the emergency room—she was concerned about some swollen spider bites on his neck.
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.
 
 
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