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The Zombie Ball Oct 31, 2014 A benefit gala featuring live performances, costume contests, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks, plus a zombie-themed dessert buffet. All proceeds go to Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company. 79 other events on Friday, October 31
 
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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).
Friday, September 27,2013
Cocktail Tales

Cat Eye Club, Counterpoint and Rumbling Tins

A roundup of crafty new developments

By Kelly Davis
New bar alert! Well, sort of. The Cat Eye Club's (370 Seventh Ave., Downtown) not brand new—it's been around since February—but, it's new enough and it's outstanding.
Wednesday, September 11,2013
News

San Diego homeless shelter running low on money

Filner didn’t allocate enough for routine costs

By Kelly Davis
An Aug. 22 memo from Housing Commission CEO Rick Gentry informed the mayor (who’d not yet resigned at that point) and the City Council that there’s money enough to keep the shelters open only through April 1, 2014.
Friday, September 6,2013
Cocktail Tales

Queen of the (hotel) bar

Jen Queen takes the helm at SaltBox

By Kelly Davis
Only 31, Queen, on her own and with business partners Lucien Conner and Ian Ward, has created cocktail menus for 17 restaurants, including spots like Searsucker, PrepKitchen and Monello. 
 
 
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