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  • Four heart attacks don't keep surf competitor from hitting waves

    Four heart attacks don't keep surf competitor from hitting waves

    For surfers, the ocean hides an unseen, powerful magnet that keeps luring them back. That is the only explanation for why 68-year-old Ron Greene straps a 9-foot-8 longboard to his bike nearly every day at his house in Pacific Beach and pedals four blocks to the water. Four times over the last 14...

  • Huge fish farm might hatch offshore of San Diego; near La Jolla and Mission Beach areas

    Huge fish farm might hatch offshore of San Diego; near La Jolla and Mission Beach areas

    The first commercial offshore fish farm in the U.S. is being planned less than four miles off the coast of Mission Bay by the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute. Environmentalists don't like it, but the Port of San Diego does.

  • Kitchen Shrink: A Tale of Two Berries - Fall's glorious persimmons

    Kitchen Shrink: A Tale of Two Berries - Fall's glorious persimmons

    KITCHEN SHRINK: I could never understand why the pumpkin has been lauded year after year as the rock star of the autumn harvest. This bulky behemoth is kind of awkward-looking, frequently lopsided, miserable to cut and carve, and messy to handle with its mass of stringy wet seeds. There are other...

  • 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: 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...

  • Brazilian Bowls opens with 'affordable organic' in Pacific Beach/San Diego

    Brazilian Bowls opens with 'affordable organic' in Pacific Beach/San Diego

    IN GOOD TASTE: Once upon a time, there was a Brazilian couple who had their hearts set on opening an organic Brazilian restaurant somewhere in the United States. But they weren't sure where to go. So they hopped on a plane and traveled across the country for a year looking at prospects. New York?...

  • Women discuss life without children in new documentary: 'Not Kidding' gives voice to dealing with societal pressures

    Women discuss life without children in new documentary: 'Not Kidding' gives voice to dealing with societal pressures

    Bettina Hanna of Pacific Beach and Trish Pavlecich of Encinitas co-directed a new documentary called "Not Kidding," which reveals the personal stories of women who do not have children. For some women in the film, it was a conscious choice. For others, it was not. The 26-minute film, which took...

  • 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...

  • Bali Hai restaurant at 64: Hosting magical moments for many in San Diego

    Bali Hai restaurant at 64: Hosting magical moments for many in San Diego

    Who serves the best-known cocktail in town? The Bali Hai, hands down. The family-owned Shelter Island restaurant calls its concoction the World Famous Bali Hai Mai Tai and the bar menu touts it as "Quite Possibly the Strongest Drink You'll Ever Consume." A lot of locals and tourists have consumed...

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