Feature Stories

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

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

    Clair Marie knew from an early age that she wanted to spend her life jumping off (and out of) high-altitude objects.

  • Zookeeping all in the family for mom, daughter

    Zookeeping all in the family for mom, daughter

      Mother's Day is usually a time when moms and their children get together to reminisce over brunch and flowers or maybe a long-distance phone call. But for mother-daughter zookeepers Jane Kennedy and Katie Garagarza, every day is cause for celebration. The two Escondido women have worked together...

  • FAQ: How to deal with rain in San Diego

    FAQ: How to deal with rain in San Diego

    There seems to be some confusion as to how to deal with these sorts of weather conditions.

  • Who Nose?

    Who Nose?

    Promotion "Going under the knife," as the adage goes, is no longer a prerequisite of enjoying dramatic refinements to physical beauty. "The least-invasive technique possible is always the best approach," says Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Steven Cohen, M.D., F.A.C.S. Many patient concerns do...

  • Beyond the Pale

    Beyond the Pale

    Photos by Howard Lipin Having served craft beers alongside locally sourced entrees for the past five years, the folks behind East Village 's British-style gastropub, Knotty Barrel, are unveiling a newly constructed brewery to call their own. When the taqueria next door to the Market Street bar...

  • Weekly Buzz (Oct. 24-28)

    It's been a busy week here in San Diego. Here are some of the buzziest stories you may have missed: Halloween weekend is here! It's time to get spooky and have a good time here in San Diego, all weekend long. The Halloween parties kick off today, with big bashes that you don't want to miss. Head...

  • Weekly Buzz (Oct. 17 - 21)

    Weekly Buzz (Oct. 17 - 21)

    It's been a busy week in San Diego. Here's a recap of the buzziest stories to catch up on: Tony Hawk vocalizes his opposition about the new Chargers stadium  Measure C, the measure which proposes a new Chargers stadium, known as the "convadium," has been on the minds of many San Diegans as of late....

  • Weekend road trip: Newport Beach

    Weekend road trip: Newport Beach

    Driving north along Pacific Coast Highway, you'll take in a long and winding sprawl that reveals the best views of what picturesque Newport Beach has to offer. From its southernmost tip - technically called Newport Coast - the road dips down and dramatically frames the 3.2 miles of typically calm...

  • Feeling Lucky?

    Feeling Lucky?

    Press Release San Diego resident Tony A. turned quarters into a fortune while playing at Sycuan Casino recently. The loyal patron hit a $214,568 jackpot on the Wheel of Fortune machine. The casino was recently named "Luckiest Casino" by the reputable industry publication, Southern California Gaming...

  • South Park: Destination for late-night eats, drinks

    South Park: Destination for late-night eats, drinks

    Once considered "up and coming,"  South Park has arrived. The community, rich with restaurants, breweries and art galleries, is just east of Balboa Park. As one of the city's most historic neighborhoods, it's become a destination for many looking for a great night of food or just a stiff drink....

  • Weekly Buzz (Oct. 10-14)

    Weekly Buzz (Oct. 10-14)

    Whoa! We had another busy week here in San Diego. Here are the buzziest stories to catch up on: Chargers win against Broncos   What a game... And can I just say it? Finally! The San Diego Chargers won 21-13 against the Denver Broncos on Thursday, and San Diego has never felt more relieved by a...

  • Weekend road trip: Laguna Beach

    Weekend road trip: Laguna Beach

    Forget about Hollywood-celeb sightings and pricey boutique shopping: This recreational guide to Laguna Beach calls for visitors to discover the rugged, coastal beauty that made this city famous in the first place. Beach time with a grueling climb Looking down from the top of 1,000 Steps Beach,...

  • Old is new again with midcentury style furnishings

    Old is new again with midcentury style furnishings

    What's your style? Are you shabby chic? Maybe you're more industrial or French country? Do you decorate your small space with Moroccan flair or are you more of a minimalist? Chances are, your taste is a mishmash of all of the above. Some styles are trendy; some are a fad. But when it comes to décor,...

  • Pro tips to declutter your small kitchen

    Pro tips to declutter your small kitchen

    Living in a small space can sometimes be an organizing nightmare. And keeping your kitchen clean and clutter-free is always a challenge: small countertops, limited cabinet space and no pantry. Where do you put all that stuff? Professional organizer Jessica Williams offers a few creative tips on...

  • Weekly Buzz (Sept. 26-30)

    Weekly Buzz (Sept. 26-30)

    San Diego's "Free Hug Guy" spreads love at El Cajon protests In light of the fatal shooting that took place in El Cajon, one San Diego man continues to give free hugs and spread a message of peace and hope. Last week, Ken Nwadike was in Charlotte, North Carolina giving hugs to police officers....