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08.23.2016 by Ian Anderson
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A new permanent exhibit opened at the NAT this weekend — that’s the San Diego Natural History Museum if you’re not down with Balboa Park shorthand. We can usually count on the place to display things like dinosaur replicas and anima ... [more]
Festival of Sail 2016 @ Maritime Museum of San Diego - 09/02/2016 Festival of Sail is the LARGEST Tall Ship festival on the west coast and is hosted at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, transforming the North Embarcadero over Labor Day weekend into a nautical theme park. Attendance and waterfront viewing is free. Tickets must be purchased for the following activities: Parade of Sail Every year we start off Festival of Sail with a Parade. Sail from the mouth of San Diego Bay, past Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Downtown, and back to the Maritime Museum. Bay Cruises aboard Pilot Take a special Festival of Sail 30 minute Historic Bay Cruise aboard Pilot, our 1914 pilot boat. Cannon Battles Join the Tall Ship crews and revel in the experience of tall ship sailing while we engage opposing ships in a mock Cannon battle on the bay. Two ships leave but only one comes back victorious. Have a little adventure 1800’s style! Mid-day Sails Enjoy the opportunity to take a special Festival of Sail 2 hour Mid-day Sail aboard a classic sailboat. Swift Boat Cruise A special Festival of Sail 30 minute cruise that highlights San Diego Bays Military History aboard PCF 816 Patrol Craft Fast – Swift Boat. Twilight Sails Take a special Festival of Sail 2 hour Twilight Cruise aboard a classic sailboat.[more]
Ballast Point 20th Anniversary Celebration Featuring The Roots @ Del Mar Racetrack - 09/04/2016 Join Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits on Sunday, September 4th of Labor Day Weekend for our 20th Anniversary Festival featuring The Roots. Festival Admission Includes: Access to 50+ Ballast Point beers, live entertainment from The Roots, Lady Dottie and the Diamonds, The Creepy Creeps, Fish and the Seaweeds, access to food vendors, racetrack admission & more! Ticket Information: $55 General Admission - 5:00pm - Ten 4oz tasters, specialty tasting glass, racetrack and festival admission $70 Early Entry - 4:00pm - Entrance to the festival one hour early, ten 4oz tasters, specialty tasting glass, racetrack and festival admission $35 Designated Driver Entry - Racetrack and 4:00 festival admission Must be 21+ to attend, food not included.  [more]
The Creepy Creeps @ The Casbah - 09/04/2016 PLaying with Schizophonics, Mission Creeps, THE FINK BOMBS[more]
In the Beginning
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Chuck Patton, Owner/founder, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
What was the moment that propelled you to open your own business? It started as a hobby and then it turned into a weekend farmers market gig and a delivery service for Pacific Beach and La Jolla. When I realized it would be a long, long time before a community college, tenure-track teaching position would […] [more]