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Lester Bangs Memorial Reading Oct 21, 2014 Grossmont faculty and alumni writers, along with special guests, read their original works of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction in tribute to “America’s Greatest Rock Critic.” In Room 220 of Building 26. 54 other events on Tuesday, October 21
 
Fall Arts
Epic San Diego Museum of Art exhibition promises a textbook lesson in the evolution of modern works
Editorial
Kevin Faulconer’s likely to tack left on sustainability
Film
Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
News
With few specifics on who they were looking for, officers held the wrong man at gunpoint
Theater
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays

 

 
 
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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.
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."
 
 
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