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Alvy Ray Smith: From Pixels to Pixar Nov 24, 2014 The cofounder of Pixar and Altamira gives patrons a quick tour through computer graphics with amusing stories, vintage pictures and videos, and much more. 49 other events on Monday, November 24
 
The Floating Library
A work of historical fiction with a speculative twist
Backwards & in High Heels
Let’s move this time machine to 2014, shall we?
Film
New indie film starring Shailene Woodley tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Film
New Christopher Nolan epic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Theater
First production by the latest troupe to launch in San Diego leads our rundown of local plays

 

 
 
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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. 
Wednesday, September 4,2013
News

One woman’s quest to get homeless people housed

Downtown San Diego Partnership’s Kelly Knight focuses on folks she can reach

By Kelly Davis
Kelly Knight's one of only a few folks doing targeted street outreach—putting names and stories to faces and using that information to try to link people to shelter.
Wednesday, August 21,2013
News

Robin Reid’s out of jail, but still confined

Cancer sufferer says she’s ‘trading one prison for another’

By Kelly Davis
A couple weeks ago, Robin Reid dropped off the map. Or, at least her GPS signal did. She was at Scripps Mercy Hospital for an MRI, in a part of the building where wireless signals are blocked to keep them from interfering with medical equipment.
Friday, August 16,2013
Cocktail Tales

There's something about Bloody Mary

Taste-testing three mixes to make the legendary cocktail

By Kelly Davis
Want to make a Bloody Mary at home? Good luck. At least that's my experience. My tries were drinkable, but lacked something. Option 2: Buy a mix—but which one? 
Wednesday, August 7,2013
News

The debate over Laura’s Law

San Diego County inches forward in getting resistant mentally ill people into treatment

By Kelly Davis
It’s a question that’s divided the behavioral-health community in San Diego: What’s the best way to care for someone who’s severely mentally ill and refuses treatment?
Wednesday, July 31,2013
News

Watchdog weighs in, sort of

Citizens’ Law Enforcement Review Board stays the course despite jail deaths

By Kelly Davis
CLERB’s recommendations over the last six years have been infrequent, often ignored and, in one case, too late.
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.
 
 
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