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Sordid Tales
How can so many people be wrong about something for so long?
There She Goz
Children’s center is training tiny, adorable consumers
Seen Local
City takes a slow and careful approach to the public-art gem
The World Fare
Kearny Mesa Chinese place serves the best potstickers and xiao long bao in town
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One-man show about Truman Capote tops our coverage of loca plays

 

 
 
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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. 
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? 
 
 
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