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Craft and Draft: A Makers Market Aug 01, 2015 This two-day makers market will feature 25 craft beers on tap, sweets by Nomad Donuts, food provided by local food trucks and a display of handmade products created by over 15 local artist and craftsmen. 119 other events on Saturday, August 1
 
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Monday, December 22,2014
News

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.
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.
 
 
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