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  • 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...

  • Map shows late night in P.B. is the time for public urination citations in San Diego

    Map shows late night in P.B. is the time for public urination citations in San Diego

    People are more likely to be ticketed for relieving themselves in public from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., according to San Diego city data. Especially in Pacific Beach. Nearly 650 citations for urinating or defecating in public were issued in San Diego from January 2017 to June of this year, and more than...

  • 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,...

  • City sets 8 PB sites as priorities in Bicycle Master Plan project for Pacific Beach/San Diego

    City sets 8 PB sites as priorities in Bicycle Master Plan project for Pacific Beach/San Diego

    Bicycling advocates are expressing guarded optimism about the City Council's approval in July of a plan to implement portions of the Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) that would create a $312 million bicycle infrastructure across San Diego when completed. Known as the Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP),...

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