Michael Benninger

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  • ¡Viva Tijuana! Meet the master mixologist behind TJ's trailblazing speakeasy

    ¡Viva Tijuana! Meet the master mixologist behind TJ's trailblazing speakeasy

    Editor's note: ¡Viva Tijuana! is a multi-story series about the life and culture of San Diego's modern neighbor to the south. More stories from the series can be found in links below. When Prohibition passed into law in 1919, millions of Americans looking to wet their whistles had to score booze...

  • Blind date: An international adventure to Baja

    Blind date: An international adventure to Baja

      Photos & video by Alejandro Tamayo Matchmaking by Jessica Pelligra Cassie and Zach met for the first time less than an hour ago in the Epic Limo that's headed south to the Mexico border. Although these two blind daters knew nothing about each other before stepping into the car, they've agreed...

  • The reel deal: May movie releases

    The reel deal: May movie releases

    New movies being released in May 2017 include Snatched, Baywatch and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales. 3 GENERATIONS In this family, change is relative. Drama | Comedy Director: Gaby Dellal Starring: Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts , Susan Sarandon In theatres: May 5 When a New York teen...

  • Things to do in May

    Things to do in May

    May is filled with cool events including the 26th Annual Pug Party, San Diego Taco Fest, Gator By The Bay and the Hillcrest Craft Beer Crawl. 5.4 Eighth Annual Taste of Cardiff Treat your taste buds, excite your eardrums and bask in the area's beauty during this self-guided stroll to Cardiff's...

  • Laughing stock: May stand-up comedy shows

    Laughing stock: May stand-up comedy shows

    Comedians performing at comedy venues around San Diego this month include Gabriel Iglesias, Rachel Feinstein and Tom Green.   May 4: Gabriel Iglesias "Me, racist? The only race I hate is the one you have to run." - Gabriel Iglesias from I'm Not Fat, I'm Fluffy @ Pala Casino, palacasino.com   May...

  • Seafood and spirits await you Sunday in Little Italy

    Seafood and spirits await you Sunday in Little Italy

    Up for something extraordinary this weekend? Kettner Exchange's inaugural Seafood & Spirit Festival, aka KEX Fest, is set to make a big splash on Sunday by beginning a new tradition that's sure to be a can't-miss for seafood fanatics. Dreamed up by visionary developer Matt Spencer, KEX Fest is...

  • The reel deal: April movie releases

    The reel deal: April movie releases

    New movies being released in April 2017 include Going in Style, The Circle, Leap! and Gifted. SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE They were never alone. Fantasy | Adventure Director: Kelly Asbury Starring: Demi Lovato, Katy Perry , Mandy Patinkin In theaters: April 7 When the lone female living among a tribe...

  • M Delivers' cannabis service is dope

    M Delivers' cannabis service is dope

    Like many of the best things in life, Cassandra Pearson's career as a "budtender" began on Craigslist. In 2012, after spending a few years employed at restaurants around San Diego, the native Minnesotan found herself looking for a new line of work. That's when she stumbled upon a job posting for...

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