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All Access Fest Sep 17, 2014 20 San Diego Music Award nominated bands play 20 minute sets rotating from The Delta Room to The Music Hall. Bands include Red Fox Tails, Gayle Skidmore, Wild Wild Wets and more. 59 other events on Wednesday, September 17
 
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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.
Wednesday, November 20,2013
News

The new girl: Sarah Boot

Lawyer aims to unseat quasi-incumbent City Councilmember Lorie Zapf

By Kelly Davis
Sarah Boot, who’s 32, didn’t come out of nowhere. In 2010, she was selected as a fellow for the San Diego chapter of the New Leaders Council, which aims to train “progressive political entrepreneurs” for leadership roles, elected office among them.
Friday, November 15,2013
Cocktail Tales

DIY whiskey

Getting creative with the amber spirit

By Kelly Davis
Recently, a couple of friends came up with an idea for a cocktail party: Pick a spirit—whiskey in this case—and have attendees buy a nice bottle of that spirit (in the $40 range) and use it to come up with a "signature" cocktail.
Wednesday, October 30,2013
News

Super PACs in the San Diego mayoral race

A look at the activities of the big-money independent-expenditure committees

By Kelly Davis

By the time San Diego elects a new mayor, likely early next year, super PAC spending in the race could surpass what was spent in last year’s mayoral election.

Friday, October 25,2013
Cocktail Tales

A tale of two bars

Great Maple provides the antidote to Frauds and Swindlers

By Kelly Davis
I make it a point to use this space to recommend places to go for well-made cocktails. I’ve yet to call a place out—until now. I had high hopes for the Gaslamp bar Frauds and Swindlers. It’s owned by L.A. cocktail all-star Aidan Demarest and I’d heard only good things about the place.
Wednesday, October 16,2013
News

10 more dead inmates

People are still losing and taking their lives in San Diego County jails

By Kelly Davis
As of Oct. 14, 10 people have died in jail custody this year, matching the 10-deaths-per-year average that pushed the county to the top of the list for 2007 through 2012.
Tuesday, October 15,2013
Best of 2013

I’ll take you there

Car2Go and Lyft battle for best alternative to your own car

By Kelly Davis
Services like Car2Go and Lyft make it easier to live in San Diego with, say, only a scooter or, for couples, one car. While Car2Go—available here for two years—is a car-sharing program, Lyft, which arrived in San Diego this year, is a ride-sharing program (think: hipster taxi cab).
 
 
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