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Point Loma/Ocean Beach News Briefs: Junior sailors accomplish longest distance yet; Remodeled OB kitchen wins award, Phil's BBQ sets fundraising record and more San Diego news

Junior sailors accomplish longest distance yet at Dutch Shoe Marathon On July 20, more than 150 sailors, both junior and senior from several Southern California clubs, celebrated the 49th annual Dutch Shoe Marathon (DSM) with a long, fun race from San Diego Yacht Club to Coronado Yacht Club in...

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  • Kitchen Shrink: The herb garden of my dreams

    Kitchen Shrink: The herb garden of my dreams

    KITCHEN SHRINK: While recently chatting with a family friend, she exuberantly mentioned that she was whipping up a mixed-green salad with the herbs, lettuces and cucumbers that she freshly picked from her garden, as well as a marinara sauce with the Technicolor heirloom tomatoes overflowing in...

  • Scuba diver dies after being found unconscious off Point Loma

    A scuba diver died after being found unconscious off Point Loma Saturday, Sept. 8, the Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard received a call at 10:55 a.m. that a 73-year-old man who was diving had been found unconscious and unresponsive. The diver had been found off the tide pool area near the sewage...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Saving summer's glorious bounty

    Kitchen Shrink: Saving summer's glorious bounty

    KITCHEN SHRINK: The other day the produce guy and I were sadly staring (and unhappily murmuring under our breaths) at the fresh mounds of apples and pears lining the produce aisles. The invasion of these fall crops means the dwindling of stone fruits — including sweet and succulent peaches, plums,...

  • Food and art connect at Aloha Poke Co. in Pacific Beach/San Diego

    Food and art connect at Aloha Poke Co. in Pacific Beach/San Diego

    IN GOOD TASTE: At Aloha Poke Co., presentation isn't everything, but it's certainly key in this newcomer to PB's recipe for success. "We treat our bowls like a piece of art," says McKensie Kahnweiler, the affable West Coast executive director of the two-and-a-half-year-old company that was founded...

  • Frontline Cancer: Doctors debate best age to screen for colon cancer

    Frontline Cancer: Doctors debate best age to screen for colon cancer

    FRONTLINE CANCER: For some years, the rate of new colorectal cancer (CRC) cases in the United States has been dropping, thanks to increased screening. Men and women were advised to start getting colonoscopies at age 50, with follow-up frequency dependent on findings. Then last year, a study led...

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  • Kitchen Shrink: Make a pit stop with mighty avocados

    Kitchen Shrink: Make a pit stop with mighty avocados

    KITCHEN SHRINK: I was chatting with a natural food guru about what he eats to stay so fit and youthful looking. Turns out he tends to overdose on avocados. This fruit, that's botanically a berry, has become so popular it's given quinoa the shaft and thrown peanut butter under the school bus. The...

  • Kitchen Shrink: French Fries sizzle across the globe

    Kitchen Shrink: French Fries sizzle across the globe

    KITCHEN SHRINK: On my recent trip to Canada, I indulged in a platter of fish and chips, nostalgically wrapped in newsprint, and sprinkled liberally with sea salt and malt vinegar. This brought back great childhood memories — before I had to train my brain to translate "chips" into "French fries,"...

  • 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...

  • Blondes on Beers: Eppig Brewing brings experience to experiments in Point Loma/San Diego

    Blondes on Beers: Eppig Brewing brings experience to experiments in Point Loma/San Diego

    BLONDES ON BEERS: At Eppig Brewing's Waterfront Biergarten in Point Loma, beers poured are either really traditional, or really not. Specializing in German-style lagers and some "reinterpreted" styles, the tasting room on Dickens Street has a glorious view that begs for patrons to sit down and...

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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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