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A Taste of the Past Aug 02, 2014 The tasting event focuses on the foods of early San Diego during the mid-1800s and how they reflected the many cultural influences of that time. Demonstrations of various historical food preparations will be taking place in the plaza. 78 other events on Saturday, August 2
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James Ward Byrkit’s sci-fi movie is clever, tenacious and deeply unsettling


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Monday, August 13,2012
Cocktail Tales

Noble Experiment's odd couple

With the Willy Branca, Frenet and mezcal learn to mesh

By Kelly Davis
The San Diego Craft Beer and Cocktail Showcase tripled in size this year, with roughly 1,000 people showing up at El Dorado to sample beer in the bar’s parking lot and, inside, cocktails from Noble Experiment, Lion’s Share and Seven Grand.
Wednesday, August 1,2012

Affordable housing comes full circle

A decade later, is San Diego in need of another big day?

By Kelly Davis
Monday, Aug. 6, marks Housing Day’s 10th anniversary. What it accomplished depends on whom you ask. 
Wednesday, July 25,2012

Rough road for social-services providers

They say new transit policies hurt more than they help

By Kelly Davis

In 2009, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) introduced its new regional transit pass, the Compass Card. Since then, rollout hasn’t been so smooth—especially for social-services providers.

Tuesday, July 24,2012
Cocktail Tales

Seven Grand’s grand experiment

Will North Park embrace an upscale whiskey bar?

By Kelly Davis
It’s tough putting a new bar in North Park—especially one with L.A. ties.
Wednesday, July 11,2012
Urban Scout

Finding geeky goods at Comic-Con

From ray-gun pillows to Tribbles to stuffed testicles, it’s a retail wonderland

By Kelly Davis, Alex Zaragoza
If you’re one of the lucky nerds heading into the loud, sweaty halls of the geek paradise known as Comic-Con, you might be looking to score a few new collectibles.
Tuesday, July 3,2012

Catching up with San Diego County’s legislators

A look at our delegation in Sacramento as they head into the home stretch

By Dave Maass, Kelly Davis, Hutton Marshall
In 2010, San Diego County voters selected 12 fine citizens to represent our region in Sacramento. You might well wonder how hard our legislators fought for us, or whether they spent their time fundraising and partying.
Monday, July 2,2012
Cocktail Tales

Wordly cocktails at Vagabond

South Park spots serves up creative, diverse libations

By Kelly Davis
I had this nagging feeling something was missing from CityBeat’s June 20 Drink Issue. The theme was international. What’s that place that does all those international cocktails?
Wednesday, June 27,2012

Watching the watchdogs

Recent reports raise questions about civil grand jury’s relevance

By Kelly Davis
While it’s not unusual for government officials to disagree with grand jury findings, this report rankled folks—City Councilmember Marti Emerald, in particular.
Tuesday, June 19,2012

Prop. B for ‘bungled’?

District court spanks city of San Diego in latest pension-measure legal challenge

By Kelly Davis
Roughly halfway through his January 2011 State of the City address, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders mentioned his plans to “soon bring to voters” a measure that would switch city workers to a 401(k)-style retirement plan. 
Tuesday, June 19,2012
Drink Issue

Learning to enjoy sake

The ins and outs of Japanese rice wine

By Kelly Davis
Most folks of drinking age can name at least a few wine varietals; many can talk semi-intelligently about beer. But sake? Ask someone what kind they prefer and you’ll probably get “hot” or “cold.”