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  • San Diego's Moxie Theatre takes new look at 19th century African 'Venus'

    San Diego's Moxie Theatre takes new look at 19th century African 'Venus'

    Have you ever heard of "The Hottentot Venus"? In 1810, a buxom and dramatically big-bottomed young woman named Saartjie Baartman was talked into leaving her native South Africa to go to England, where she was told she'd be hailed as "the burnt toast of the town." She ended up spending the rest...

  • Nativa Interiors becomes a player in La Jolla interior design business

    Nativa Interiors becomes a player in La Jolla interior design business

    BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Nativa Interiors, with its two floors of unique, high-quality furnishings, has been a fixture in the Village of La Jolla since 2013. Customers are drawn in by the handmade splendors on the showroom floor showcasing hundreds of exclusive items for sale. But lately, customers...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Tacos gone wild!

    Kitchen Shrink: Tacos gone wild!

    KITCHEN SHRINK: Ahh, the scrumptious taco — a popular, portable Mexican street fare that can be crunched on the fly for a spicy, protein-packed nibble — has trickled north of the border and transformed into a mainstream, gourmet meal. So when did the taco come out of its shell? Food folklorist...

  • Kitchen Shrink: It's a wrap! Food storage tips

    Kitchen Shrink: It's a wrap! Food storage tips

    KITCHEN SHRINK: I've always been super judicious about storage of assorted foods, whether raw, live or cooked, following optimum temperature recommendations, and environmental conditions. But as summer blisters in full force, when ingredients and prepared dishes can spoil as fast as you can say...

  • Kitchen Shrink: The Joyful Side of Cooking

    Kitchen Shrink: The Joyful Side of Cooking

    KITCHEN SHRINK: The other day I overheard on a public radio program the surprising results of a recent study — alas, that only 10 percent of the American public enjoy cooking, while the remaining 90 percent are either ho-hum about it, or would just like to run the other way. Hard to believe with...

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  • Dining at Pernicano's: A family affair for three generations in Pacific Beach/San Diego

    Dining at Pernicano's: A family affair for three generations in Pacific Beach/San Diego

    IN GOOD TASTE: Pernicano's Family Restaurant has been in Pacific Beach at 711 Turquoise St. — well, before Pacific Beach was even Pacific Beach as we know it. When the restaurant opened in 1947, there were only seven other restaurants on the entire thoroughfare. Pacific Beach literally grew up...

  • Blondes on Beer: Kilowatt lights up Ocean Beach brewing scene

    Blondes on Beer: Kilowatt lights up Ocean Beach brewing scene

    BLONDES ON BEER: Welcome to our inaugural Blondes on Beers column! As co-beer enthusiasts, we — Ashley Mackin-Solomon and Crystal Hoyt — will use this report to explore the breweries and tasting rooms in Ocean Beach and Point Loma. Though we are by no means "experts," we love beer and are here...

  • Blondes on Beer: Modern Times - A standout in the craft-beer era

    Blondes on Beer: Modern Times - A standout in the craft-beer era

    On this particular Saturday, there were nine India Pale Ales (IPAs) on tap. When asked what differentiates the Point Loma tasting room from their other four locations, our beertender explained that people travel from all over to visit “The Mothership.” He went on to say the beer selection is heavi

  • Ocean Beach Library fans await word on its expansion

    Ocean Beach Library fans await word on its expansion

    Ocean Beach 's biggest draw — to both insiders and outsiders — is its beach, but another big part of this tight-knit and friendly town is its library. The Ocean Beach Library is small, at just over 4,500 square feet, but it's mighty in its impact and significance to the community. The original...

  • Community Garden poised for patronage

    Community Garden poised for patronage

    From sun-up to sun-down, the 44-year-old OB Community Garden teams with activity. Birds, butterflies, bugs and bees join the gardeners as they till and toil to produce organic fruits and vegetables, flowers and foliage. For added fun, the planters compete year round in growing competitions — tallest...

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  • Police: Suspect arrested in Ocean Beach arson spree

    Police: Suspect arrested in Ocean Beach arson spree

    A 26-year-old man was behind bars Friday afternoon on suspicion of setting a dozen fires overnight on streets and in alleys around Ocean Beach. Michael Alexander Barringer, 26, was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of arson in the series of blazes that destroyed at least six vehicles, several...

  • Crime and Public-Safety News: Arrest made in Point Loma Heights homicide, Ocean Beach home-invasion reported

    Crime and Public-Safety News: Arrest made in Point Loma Heights homicide, Ocean Beach home-invasion reported

    Arrest made in Point Loma Heights homicide Peter Bentz, 68, was reported missing to the San Diego Police Department on Dec. 7, 2017, after he failed to attend Thanksgiving dinner at a relative's house. When he was not heard from for several days, family members called police. Bentz was last seen...

  • CRIME & SAFETY REPORT

    CRIME & SAFETY REPORT

    Truck set ablaze, shots fired in OB incident A man who chased a vehicle after someone set a pickup truck in Ocean Beach ablaze early April 5, was apparently fired upon in a nearby alley, police said. No one was hurt, but the windshield of the man's truck was shattered. Police received a report...

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