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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
 
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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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Wednesday, December 5,2012
Holiday Gift Guide

2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Ten hip and unique gift ideas

By Kelly Davis

Sexy succulents, bicoastal bags, and cool beans are all part of CityBeat's 2012 gift guide. 

Wednesday, December 5,2012
Holiday Gift Guide

Local love

Support artisans and small retailers at these nontraditional shopping events

By Kelly Davis
Green Flash Grand Holiday Marketplace: From 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, Green Flash Brewing (655 Mira Mesa Blvd.) will celebrate the release of its winter Grand Cru amid “a carefully curated selection” of goods from more than 20 local vendors, including jewelry, toys, artisanal food items, stuff for craft-beer lovers and more.
Friday, November 30,2012
Cocktail Tales

Jennifer Queen’s mystery liqueur

The mixologist makes Monello its own vermouth

By Kelly Davis
Jennifer Queen’s stoked about her vermouth. And she should be.
Wednesday, November 21,2012
News

In Bob we trust

Progressives’ wish list for San Diego’s incoming mayor

By Kelly Davis
For this story, CityBeat got in touch with a half-dozen people working in affordable housing, smart growth, environmental protection and social and economic justice who were less than thrilled by Mayor Jerry Sanders’ tenure. We asked what they hope Filner will accomplish.
Friday, November 9,2012
Cocktail Tales

Party time

Cusp and The Pearl roll out winter cocktails while Quality Social mixes up Bloody Marys

By Kelly Davis
I’m writing this the morning after election night, just a bit hung over from celebrating, but not too much so to think about celebrating some more.
Wednesday, November 7,2012
News

What about Prop. A?

Come Jan. 1, San Diego will find out if funding-loss warnings were true

By Kelly Davis
In June, San Diego voters approved Prop. A, despite warnings that doing so would make the city ineligible for tens of millions of dollars in state loans and grants.
Monday, October 22,2012
Cocktail Tales

Leroy’s ‘cocktail creator’

Meet the woman behind the Coronado restaurant’s tasty libations

By Kelly Davis
Leroy’s Kitchen & Lounge in Coronado was still a shell when Emily Tracy started dreaming up its cocktail menu last June. The makeshift bar area, where she’d offer the staff tastes of her creations, was a card table and egg crates full of liquor.
Tuesday, October 16,2012
Best of 2012

Carpe Diego

The perfect day: The Big Kitchen, Underwater Park, The Fish Market, Taylor Guitars, Cantina Mayahuel, Cal Coast Bicycles, Amarin Thai, Voz Alta, The Propagandist and the fishing cats

By Kelly Davis
When I was growing up, my mom had a quirky little needlepoint sign in the kitchen that read, “Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.”
Wednesday, October 10,2012
News

San Diego mayor and city attorney get sneaky

Less-rosy analysis of new retirement plan got no public vetting

By Kelly Davis
The new analysis showed that the 401(k) plan would cost the city half of 1 percent of payroll—$379,000 this year, growing to $2.8 million in 2032. 
Wednesday, October 3,2012
News

Another whack at changing Three Strikes

Prop. 36 steps up to the plate, eight years after Prop. 66

By Kelly Davis
It’s a case study in powerful campaign advertising: Against a black backdrop, wearing a dark suit, Arnold Schwarzenegger walks by mug shots of guys you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley.
 
 
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