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Surf’s Up Shopping Event Jul 31, 2014 A surf-inspired evening of food, refreshments and shopping. Check out the pop-up shop by surf lifestyle outfitter Aloha Sunday Supply Co., handmade jewelry by Maru Lopez and other local artists. 70 other events on Thursday, July 31
 
News
San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities
Editorial
Kevin Faulconer should follow Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ lead
Arts & Culture feature
A look at the late architect's lasting impacts as his murderer faces 15 years to life
Film
New Roman Polanski flick leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Seen Local
Casa Familiar suffers funding shortfalls and loses two of its three arts-and-culture employees

 

 
 
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Monday, July 29,2013
Cocktail Tales

Not your father’s cocktail

Sycamore Den’s Eric Johnson makes magic with gin

By Kelly Davis
Last year, Nick Zanoni, who owns Thrusters in Pacific Beach, asked Johnson to create a menu for Sycamore Den. While the theme of the Bells & Whistles-designed bar is rustic-retreat-meets-1970s-cool-dad-hangout, the menu's more sophisticated than the Creedence-loving dude the décor invokes. 
Wednesday, July 17,2013
Arts & Culture feature

A look at the process of scoring Game of Thrones

Music editor David Klotz helps us break down the fantasy

By Kelly Davis
In early 2011, David Klotz got a phone call from his friend Ramin Djawadi, a TV and film composer who’d been brought in at the last minute to score a new HBO show called Game of Thrones. “I was, like, ‘What is this? Dungeons and Dragons?” Klotz recalls, laughing. 
Saturday, July 6,2013
Cocktail Tales

Cocktail apps with a twist

Find out what you can make with what you have in the cabinet

By Kelly Davis
Food & Wine Cocktails was, by far, my favorite. It’s tied to Food & Wine magazine, which means really nice photos—like, total cocktail porn.
Wednesday, July 3,2013
News

San Diego linkage-fee redux

Controversial development policy faces a friendlier City Council

By Kelly Davis
With the election of City Councilmember Myrtle Cole in April, it wasn’t a question of if San Diego’s housing-impact, or “linkage,” fee would be increased, but when.
Wednesday, June 26,2013
News

What San Diego’s state legislators are up to

From Joel Anderson to Lorena Gonzalez, we shine the light on the local delegation in Sactown

By Kelly Davis, Joshua Emerson Smith
From Joel Anderson to Lorena Gonzalez, we shine the light on the local delegation in Sactown
Tuesday, June 18,2013
Drink Issue

Cervantes Mangana: the shrub guy

Roseville Cozhina bartender takes a page from the past

By Kelly Davis
Shrubs—basically fermented fruit—have roots in the practical realities of pre-industrial, agrarian life: Whaddaya do when you want some berries in the winter and you don't have a freezer? You ferment them.
Wednesday, June 12,2013
News

Death’s in the details

Lapses in reporting inmate mortalities raise questions of oversight in San Diego County facilities

By Kelly Davis, Dave Maass
Our investigation has revealed systemic problems with record keeping and oversight, including the Sheriff’s Department’s failure to report one in 10 deaths to the California Department of Justice as required by state law.
Wednesday, June 5,2013
News

Meet Bob Brewer

For the first time, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis has a challenger

By Kelly Davis
Last month, San Diego attorney Robert Brewer opened a campaign committee to explore a run for DA; when he makes a formal announcement this fall, he’ll be Dumanis’ first opponent since she beat incumbent Paul Pfingst in 2002.
Friday, May 24,2013
Cocktail Tales

Bring on the Borghetti

The espresso-based Italian liqueur is Kahlua 2.0

By Kelly Davis
It would be generous to say that grappa's an acquired taste. A byproduct of wine (made from the stems, seeds and skins of grapes), it's got a smell best described as "highly flammable."
Wednesday, May 15,2013
News

No compassion

Stricken with terminal cancer, Robin Reid languishes in county jail

By Kelly Davis
Two weeks ago, on a Monday morning, Robin Reid’s doctor called. The breast cancer she’d been diagnosed with almost six years ago—that had already spread to her bones and liver—had metastasized to her brain.
 
 
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