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Spring Valley Tailgate & BBQ Festival Oct 26, 2014 The community event takes over the streets surrounding the Cali Comfort restaurant, where 30 teams vie for title of best BBQ. Event includes games, live music, street vendors and more. Proceed benefit after-school sports programs. 65 other events on Sunday, October 26
 
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Wednesday, March 5,2014
News

San Diego homeless shelters get a reprieve

But debate continues on how to get people off the street

By Kelly Davis
An outreach team with the Alpha Project found Roger Ramirez on a corner in East Village last Wednesday. In a wheelchair, wearing surgical scrubs for pants and with a thick cast on his right leg, Ramirez, who’s homeless, had been discharged from UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest the day before. He’d fractured his leg jumping out of a dumpster while searching for recyclables and spent five days in the hospital. He was discharged with a bus pass and headed back to 14th and G streets, where he hoped to find a friend who had his belongings.
Friday, February 7,2014
Cocktail Tales

That's amari

Learning to love bitter liqueur, one amaro at a time

By Kelly Davis
I considered writing about romantic drinking spots for this column, but I'm utterly unromantic. I have, however, been thinking a lot about a type of spirit that sounds romantic: amaro (plural "amari").
Friday, January 17,2014
Cocktail Tales

Frogger and Fernet?

Well-played drinks at North Park’s Coin-Op Game Room

By Kelly Davis
Coin-Op's located in the space formerly occupied by Hubcap (and, just before that, El Take it Easy) and features a big, open front facing 30th Street.
Tuesday, January 14,2014
Design Issue

Four jewelry designers whose work we dig

Sondra Sherman, Michell Galindo, Jennifer Will and Amanda Packer

By Kelly Davis
Sondra Sherman, an associate professor of art in jewelry and metalwork at SDSU, recently had one of her pieces, "Flowers and Still Life"—a brooch embedded in a carved-out book—acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
Wednesday, January 8,2014
News

Defining ‘reintegration’ for sexually violent predators

State law isolates offenders and infuriates residents

By Kelly Davis
In August, San Diego County Superior Court Judge Howard Shore ruled that 39- year-old Mikel Marshall could be safely released from Coalinga State Hospital, to which he’d been committed under the law in California that governs sexually violent predators.
Friday, December 27,2013
Cocktail Tales

2013 in adult beverages

Here’s what a year of (good) boozing looks like

By Kelly Davis
Since this issue’s filled with reflections on 2013, I figured I’d use this space to look back at some memorable drinking.
Wednesday, December 18,2013
News

Transitional housing faces an uncertain future

It’s fallen out of favor, and one report says there’s too much of it in San Diego

By Kelly Davis
The current model—fix people first, then move them into permanent housing—has fallen out of favor, replaced by what’s known as “housing first,” which emphasizes getting people off the street as quickly as possible and into their own place.
Friday, December 6,2013
Cocktail Tales

Gifts for drinkers

Wow friends and family with bitters, books and booze

By Kelly Davis
Bitters: A bottle of bitters is a perfect stocking stuffer. If you want to support a small local company with a damn-fine product, get a bottle or two of RX Bitters, currently available in two flavors—Aromatic #7 and Sarsaparilla.
Tuesday, December 3,2013
Holiday Gift Guide

Our holiday gift guide

10 cool things and where to find 'em

By Kelly Davis

It used to be fashionable to carry an Evian bottle. Now, some folks are advocating for a ban on plastic water bottles. Neoprene beverage containers are hip and make for practical gifts, but even cooler are these canvas beverage bags by Tote + Able.

Tuesday, December 3,2013
Holiday Gift Guide

Keep it local

Support artisans, nonprofits and up-and-coming small businesses at these shopping events

By Kelly Davis
CityBeat's 2013 holiday gift guide supporting local San Diego vendors.
 
 
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