Michael Benninger

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  • Laughing stock: August comedy shows

    Laughing stock: August comedy shows

    Comedians performing at comedy venues around San Diego this month include Joel McHale, Eleanor Kerrigan and Adam Ray. 8.4-5 Joel McHale "Hollywood helps America by projecting a heroic image to the rest of the world. We just released another movie about Captain America. Or, as he's known in China,...

  • The f#ck-it list: Things to do before you die

    The f#ck-it list: Things to do before you die

    A roster of things to do before dying is a bucket list. When the list is comprised of entries that can actually cause death, it's called a F#ck-It List. Before life ends, consider crossing off some of these experiences around San Diego, or just sit back and watch other adrenaline junkies kill it...

  • Yes, We Can!

    Yes, We Can!

    Among the myriad brands of beer lining shelves at supermarkets and liquors store, perhaps none evoke a stronger sense of summer than Corona Extra. Popping the cap from a clear glass bottle on a hot day, then sliding a fresh wedge of lime down its narrow neck is a time-honored tradition Americans...

  • Home base: A look at the adventurous life of Clair Marie

    Home base: A look at the adventurous life of Clair Marie

    Photographer: K.C. Alfred Photographer Assistant: Andy Wilhelm Makeup/Hair: Thorne Artistry Clair Marie knew from an early age that she wanted to spend her life jumping off (and out of) high-altitude objects. Hailing from Strawberry, Calif., a small mountain town south of Lake Tahoe, she got started...

  • Meet your bartender: Jordan Brownwood

    Meet your bartender: Jordan Brownwood

      Since its April opening in the North Park nook that formerly housed Claire de Lune Coffee Lounge, Tamarindo Latin Kitchen & Bar has already cultivated quite a following. And for one of the venue's accomplished bartenders, cultivation is nothing new. Born and raised in East County, Jordan Brownwood...

  • Laughing stock: July stand-up comedy shows

    Laughing stock: July stand-up comedy shows

    Comedians performing at comedy venues around San Diego this month include Anjelah Johnson, Dana Gould and Pauly Shore. 7.1 JEFF FOXWORTHY "What's the worst aisle of the grocery store to try to get kids down? The cereal aisle. You know why? Because little kids buy cereal the same way grown men buy...

  • The reel deal: July movie releases

    The reel deal: July movie releases

    New movies being released in June 2017 include Spider-Man: The Homecoming, Girls Trip and The Emoji Movie. SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Fantasy | Adventure Director: Jon Watts Starring: Tom Holland , Robert Downey Jr. , Michael Keaton In theaters: July 7 Following his adventure with the Avengers, everyone's...

  • Things to do in July

    Things to do in July

    July is filled with cool events including the Big Day Boom, Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival, San Diego Pride and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Opening Day.   7.4: BIG BAY BOOM The biggest fireworks show on the West Coast explodes with 18 minutes of eye-popping pyrotechnics launching from four...

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