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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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Friday, April 12,2013
Cocktail Tales

Bitters, well-done wells and taco-friendly drinks

Checking in on RX Bitters, Saltbox and Snake Oil Cocktail Co.

By Kelly Davis
Saltbox bar manager Ali Terrill hit on a gem of an idea with Wells Done Well, a newish cocktail program at the Hotel Palomar bar (1047 Fifth Ave., Downtown). It's a small menu of classics—Manhattan, Paloma, French 75 among them—made with well liquors and quality touches like fresh-pressed juices.
Tuesday, April 2,2013
Food Issue

San Diego County’s fresh dozen

Twelve spots that have opened in the last year

By Kelly Davis
Dozens of restaurants have opened in the year since our last food issue—more than we could possibly list here. So, we went down the list of newcomers and picked one that opened each month.
Wednesday, March 27,2013
News

How many inmate deaths is too many?

Part one of our ‘60 Dead Inmates' investigative series: San Diego County’s incarceration mortality rate leads California’s largest jails

By Dave Maass, Kelly Davis
Bernard Joseph Victorianne was a 28-year-old black male with a ticking time bomb in his stomach. Victorianne was arrested on Sept. 12, 2012, less than two blocks from the San Diego Police Department’s Mid-City station on suspicion of driving under the influence. A week later, he was found dead in his cell.
Wednesday, February 27,2013
News

Limited choices for Section 8 tenants

Local court case highlights lack of housing options for folks on government assistance

By Kelly Davis
Carol Murphy guesses she was turned away from roughly 60 apartments before finding the one where she currently lives with her 16-year-old daughter. 
Monday, February 25,2013
Cocktail Tales

Polite Provisions is an adult soda shop

North Park bar is the latest addition to Arsulan Tafazoli's cocktail empire

By Kelly Davis
Polite Provisions is the newest venture by Arsalun Tafazoli (Neighborhood, Noble Experiment, Craft & Commerce, Underbelly); its theme—old-school soda fountain—stops short of being kitschy.
Wednesday, February 13,2013
News

San Diego Square deal

Sale of low-income senior housing moves forward, slowly

By Kelly Davis
It’s been more than a year since residents of San Diego Square heard there was a buyer for their building, and it’ll be another year before the sale’s finalized.
Friday, February 8,2013
Urban Scout

Candles, music and jewelry

Three ways to add romance to the everyday

By Kelly Davis

When you've been married for double-digit years, Valentine's Day is merely Feb. 14. Wait—scratch that. When you've been married for double-digit years, every day is Valentine's Day.

Friday, February 1,2013
Cocktail Tales

The Propagandist is hittin’ the bottle

Downtown bar rolls out a new menu and experiments with new beverage delivery

By Kelly Davis
“You haven’t had the Arch Nemesis,” Brian Divine says. I’m at The Propagandist, the bar whose spicy Mango en Fuego cocktail I fell in love with almost a year ago. Divine flips off a bottle cap and pours me a glass. Yep—bottle cap.
Wednesday, January 30,2013
News

Vivitrol is the new hope for solving opiate addiction

How an injection may be transforming the approach to drug treatment

By Kelly Davis
Initially used to treat alcohol addiction, in 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Vivitrol’s use for opiate addiction. It’s what’s referred to as an opioid antagonist, meaning that it blocks the receptors in the brain that give an opiate addict a high. 
Wednesday, January 23,2013
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Brian DeLeon’s ‘Homecoming’

Native San Diegan will show his hip-hop-inspired art at Blends

By Kelly Davis
The sound of blips and bleeps provided background noise for Brian DeLeon’s phone chat with CityBeat last week. He was at his day job, he explained, in the testing room of the slot-machine company where he’s a graphic designer.
 
 
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