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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
News
City’s contract tweaks both tighten and loosen requirements
Theater
A review of Cygnet Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard drama tops our coverage of local plays
Editorial
From San Diego City Council and Congress to Secretary of State and all the proposition, we have your ballot covered

 

 
 
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Wednesday, June 4,2014
News

San Diego Grand Jury’s grand illusion

Citizen panel whitewashes deaths and pepper-spray abuse in county lockups

By Kelly Davis, Dave Maass
The San Diego County Grand Jury is a body of 19 citizens tasked with investigating public complaints about government and inspecting the county’s correctional facilities. But its latest report on the local jail system, filed on May 19, reads more like a press release than a watchdog report.
Friday, May 30,2014
Cocktail Tales

Gin’s best friend

Jack Rudy tops the list in our quest for best tonic

By Kelly Davis
This is a small-batch quinine concentrate to which you add soda water (4 ounces to 3/4-ounce of tonic) and 2 ounces of gin. It has a really nice, mellow citrus-y flavor—you don’t need, nor should you want, to add any lime.
Wednesday, May 28,2014
News

Got a spare $550,000 for Project 25?

Program that houses homeless folks and saves taxpayers money needs new funding to stay alive

By Kelly Davis

The program that eventually took Hutch in, Project 25, didn’t exist until 2011. It began as a three-year, $1.5-million pilot, part of the United Way of San Diego County’s Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.

Tuesday, May 20,2014
Cocktail Tales

7 smoky drinks to try this summer

It’s a campfire on the rocks

By Kelly Davis
Next time you're mixing up an Old Fashioned by the campfire—assuming you'd even do such a thing—try trapping a piece of smoking charred wood under your glass for a few minutes.
Friday, May 9,2014
Cocktail Tales

JSix's new cocktail menu: scents of place

Nate Howell's drinks capture regional flavors—and smells

By Kelly Davis
Earlier this year, JSix (616 J St., Downtown) underwent a major rehab, and Howell, who'd been the head bartender at Cusp at Hotel La Jolla, was tapped to head up the cocktail program. 
Wednesday, April 23,2014
News

People are still dying in San Diego County jails

We update our reporting on deaths behind bars

By Kelly Davis

Dennis Lane is one of five people who’ve died in San Diego County jails so far this year, following 12 deaths in 2013. To put those two numbers into perspective, between 2007 and 2012, the county jail system averaged 10 deaths a year.

Friday, April 18,2014
Cocktail Tales

Booze news

New menus at Ironside and Coin-Op and a Henebery whiskey-pairing dinner

By Kelly Davis
The cocktail menu at Ironside Fish & Oyster, the latest Consortium Holdings (Craft & Commerce, Polite Provisions, Under Belly, Neighborhood) project, is rather epic. It's four times the size of the dinner menu.
Monday, March 31,2014
Food Issue

Delicious dozen

A year’s worth of new San Diego restaurants

By Kelly Davis
smorgasbord of restaurants have opened in the year since our last food issue—more than we could possibly list here—so, we went down the list of newbies, and picked one for each month. 
Wednesday, March 26,2014
News

San Diego and its nonprofits are in a pie fight

City and community groups battle over a shrinking pot of federal anti-poverty money

By Kelly Davis
Last week, Mayor Kevin Faulconer proposed locking in a guarantee that the city will get 60 percent, or $3.6 million, of the roughly $6 million in CDBG funds available annually for capital-improvement projects. 
Friday, March 21,2014
Cocktail Tales

Booze news

Native Spirits North Park retail shop, Polite Provisions' cocktail glasses and Hiatus' Gin Fest

By Kelly Davis
On the short list of retail shops that San Diego lacks are good liquor stores. That's not to say there aren't any—K 'n B Wine Cellars, for instance, will make your neck hurt with its sky-high shelves of booze.
 
 
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