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Pacific Beach's Garnet Ave. to become car-free 'Holiday Lane' on Dec. 14

If you can't imagine what Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach might look like as a pedestrian-friendly concourse without any cars or buses, then head down to the street on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 between 4 and 8 p.m. and take a look for yourself. A consortium of community organizations led by Beautiful...

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  • Kitchen Shrink: Let's get this party started (Part 2)

    Kitchen Shrink: Let's get this party started (Part 2)

    KITCHEN SHRINK: "At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely." — W. Somerset Maugham Let's continue last week's dialogue with more party themes, along with a treasure trove of food and drink faves to celebrate the holiday season in good style and...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Let's get this party started (Part 1)

    Kitchen Shrink: Let's get this party started (Part 1)

    KITCHEN SHRINK: "At every party there are two kinds of people — those who want to go home and those who don't. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other." — Ann Landers December is the party animal month of the year when the communal melting pot of family and friends, neighbors and...

  • Kitchen Shrink: An ocean-to-table voyage of seafood sustainability

    Kitchen Shrink: An ocean-to-table voyage of seafood sustainability

    KITCHEN SHRINK: "It's like kissing a mermaid," said intrepid Chef Javier Plascencia and restaurateur (Mision 19) as he waxed poetic about his sustainable dish of Mexican wild shrimp and percebes in a shiso agua chile broth with pickled avocado, served at the fourth annual Ocean-to-Table Luncheon,...

  • Kitchen Shrink: The diversity of the Hanukkah latke

    Kitchen Shrink: The diversity of the Hanukkah latke

    KITCHEN SHRINK: Growing up, one of the only things that helped ease Christmas-envy among Jewish kids in the neighborhood was a heaping platter of greasy, hot potato latkes with chunky applesauce for dipping. The traditional latke (potato pancake) symbolically fried in oil is a celebratory Hanukkah...

  • Frontline Cancer: 'Vaping' not necessarily healthier than smoking

    Frontline Cancer: 'Vaping' not necessarily healthier than smoking

    FRONTLINE CANCER: Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — that's roughly one in five deaths annually. More than 16 million Americans live with a disease caused by smoking; on average,...

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