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HauntFest on Main Oct 24, 2014 The third annual, family friendly event in Downtown El Cajon features two stages of live music, a carnival rides and games area, a Kidz Zone with outdoor movies, magic shows, pumpkin patches and more. 70 other events on Friday, October 24
 
Film
Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Theater
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays
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City’s contract tweaks both tighten and loosen requirements
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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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Monday, October 22,2012
Cocktail Tales

Leroy’s ‘cocktail creator’

Meet the woman behind the Coronado restaurant’s tasty libations

By Kelly Davis
Leroy’s Kitchen & Lounge in Coronado was still a shell when Emily Tracy started dreaming up its cocktail menu last June. The makeshift bar area, where she’d offer the staff tastes of her creations, was a card table and egg crates full of liquor.
Tuesday, October 16,2012
Best of 2012

Carpe Diego

The perfect day: The Big Kitchen, Underwater Park, The Fish Market, Taylor Guitars, Cantina Mayahuel, Cal Coast Bicycles, Amarin Thai, Voz Alta, The Propagandist and the fishing cats

By Kelly Davis
When I was growing up, my mom had a quirky little needlepoint sign in the kitchen that read, “Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.”
Wednesday, October 10,2012
News

San Diego mayor and city attorney get sneaky

Less-rosy analysis of new retirement plan got no public vetting

By Kelly Davis
The new analysis showed that the 401(k) plan would cost the city half of 1 percent of payroll—$379,000 this year, growing to $2.8 million in 2032. 
Wednesday, October 3,2012
News

Another whack at changing Three Strikes

Prop. 36 steps up to the plate, eight years after Prop. 66

By Kelly Davis
It’s a case study in powerful campaign advertising: Against a black backdrop, wearing a dark suit, Arnold Schwarzenegger walks by mug shots of guys you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley.
Wednesday, September 26,2012
News

Taking stock

San Diego County makes progress on ACCESS wait times, still lags on food-stamps enrollment

By Kelly Davis
During the last few years, San Diego County’s gotten grief for how it administers CalFresh, California’s name for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps.
Friday, September 21,2012
Cocktail Tales

New booze quartet

Four tasty libations from URBN, The Propagandist and West Coast Tavern

By Kelly Davis
Each time I hear that a bar’s come up with a new cocktail, I can’t help but wonder at what point the good ideas will run dry.
Wednesday, September 19,2012
News

Saving the ‘super-users’

New program seeks to cut medical costs by targeting frequent hospital patients

By Kelly Davis
Recently, Dr. Rodney Hood sat down with a 50-year-old man who’d been in and out of the hospital and ER 45 times in the last two years. Hood’s patient is what’s referred to as a “super-user.” 
Wednesday, September 12,2012
News

Bill Horn pulls questionable grant to religious group

Money would’ve helped add to pro-life ‘fleet’ of ultrasound-equipped RVs

By Kelly Davis, Dave Maass
In June, the Pregnancy Resource Center of Vista (PRC) put a plea on its fundraising website for $120,000 to replace its “mobile clinic”—an RV out of which the organization offers pregnancy testing, ultrasound services and pregnancy counseling.
Monday, September 3,2012
Cocktail Tales

JSix's fresh blends

Lauren Lathrop puts a creative, culinary twist on the classics

By Kelly Davis
Lauren Lathrop’s not afraid to give away her secrets, like her recipe for the spiced cherries that garnish the Empire State, her take on a Manhattan.
Wednesday, August 29,2012
News

San Diego County estimates big rise in food-stamps participation

But advocates say it’s ‘too good to be true’

By Kelly Davis
For the last several years, San Diego County’s had the reputation of being one of the lowest-performing counties when it comes to getting people enrolled in CalFresh, California’s version of the federal food-stamps program.
 
 
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