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Carruth Cellars’ not-so-secret new wine garden

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | Features, Food & Drink, Top Story | No Comments

By Jen Lothspeich

Known for its flagship location in Solana Beach, and more recently, a tasting room in Carlsbad, Carruth Cellars has ventured south. San Diego wine lovers can now enjoy their offerings in an alluring new setting in Little Italy.

Carruth Cellars Wine Garden set up shop in a quaint building previously occupied by another urban winery, San Diego Cellars. The opportunity to take over the space was “too good to pass up” for owner, winemaker and native San Diegan Adam Carruth, who felt the location had a lot of potential.

Rappelling for a cause

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | News, Top Story | No Comments

By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

People with brain cancer face a lot of fears. On Sunday, Dec. 2, the nonprofit Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2) are giving them the opportunity to face a fear they can manage and control; rappelling down the side of a 365-foot building.

In its fifth year in San Diego, Over the Edge for Brain Cancer is a fundraising collaboration involving ABC2; Over the Edge, an adventure experience company that focuses on rappelling events for nonprofits; the Manchester Grand Hyatt; and Encore Event Technologies, the Hyatt’s contracted audio-visual company.

Farewell, Ms. Michell!

By Angela Wells

Our lives are made up of a string of changes — beautiful, daunting, exciting changes.

At the Downtown San Diego Partnership (DSDP), we’ve recently come face-to-face with that reality. Kris Michell, our president and CEO since 2011, has taken a new gig at City Hall, and our search for a new leader has begun.

A road to Rome

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews, Top Story | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

While a steady stream of people followed their noses into Napizza in Little Italy, the eatery’s largest location in Hillcrest had gone dark just days prior.

In comparison to Napizza’s additional outposts in 4S Commons Town Center and Encinitas, “Hillcrest wasn’t making much money,” said co-owner Christopher Antinucci, a Roman transplant who exposes us to crispy-bottom pizzas distinguished by low-glutinous dough that rises for 72 hours before it’s stretched onto cookie sheets.

CicloSDias V rolls through open streets of Downtown

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | East Village News, News, Top Story | No Comments

By SDCNN Staff

On Sunday, Oct. 29, an estimated 10,000 people on bikes, skates, scooters and on foot moved through the streets of Downtown and Barrio Logan as part of the city’s fifth “open street” event.

Otherwise known as CicloSDias, the event is organized by the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and is San Diego’s version of the growing movement of open street celebrations that take place all across the U.S. and beyond.

Bringing San Diego’s past into the modern age

Posted: October 6th, 2017 | Community Profile, Features, Top Story | No Comments

By Dave Fidlin

While current information in today’s instantaneous environment is available on our smart devices and laptops almost effortlessly, records from the pre-digital era are not always as accessible.

San Diego City Clerk Elizabeth Maland has been on a mission to change this scenario with an ambitious multi-year project aimed at ensuring records — including the 1856 Pueblo maps of the region — are available for generations of people to come.

Woman empowering women

Posted: October 6th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Story | No Comments

By Margie M. Palmer

At the start of her career, Coronado resident Sarah Sternberg never imagined she’d wind up co-founding a company that would help her lift up and empower women, but a pink slip changed the trajectory of her life.

“It all started from the 2008 financial crisis,” Sternberg said, adding that when she realized her time at the real estate investment company she’d been working for was coming to an end, she found herself at a crossroads.

Monster technology

By Dave Schwab

San Diego Monster Bash will rampage through the Gaslamp Quarter and East Village Saturday, Oct. 28, as Downtown San Diego morphs into one of Southern California’s largest outdoor Halloween block parties.

The annual fall scarefest, which draws more than 15,000 partygoers annually from every state in the nation, offers an evening of nightmarish delight, stacked music lineups, five hellishly themed stages, and epic partying. It usually sells out.

Exploring Italian heritage

Posted: October 6th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Story | No Comments

By Tom Cesarini

The Convivio Society is a nonprofit organization that strives to advance San Diego’s Italian cultural identity.

The Little Italy Heritage Commission, a committee of Convivio, is dedicated to preserving the historical narrative of San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood through images, documents, oral histories, exhibits, and events in partnership with other organizations.