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  • Seeking a sandy canvas

    Seeking a sandy canvas

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:04:49 GMT
    World-class sand sculptors will be displaying their masterpieces this weekend at the B Street Pier. 
    World-class sand sculptors will be displaying their masterpieces this weekend at the B Street Pier. 
  • Carlsbad's shakers and bakers

    Carlsbad's shakers and bakers

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:45:14 GMT
    In Carlsbad Village, locals are shopping to the beat of a different drum, which is music to the ears of local cash registers. 
    In Carlsbad Village, locals are shopping to the beat of a different drum, which is music to the ears of local cash registers. 
  • Napizza: A healthy slice of gourmet pizza

    Napizza: A healthy slice of gourmet pizza

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:35:23 GMT
    It's midday at Napizza in 4S Ranch. Here, two gentleman from Verona and two folks from Ramona are sampling some authentic downtown Roman-style pie. 
    It's midday at Napizza in 4S Ranch. Here, two gentleman from Verona and two folks from Ramona are sampling some authentic downtown Roman-style pie. 
  • Finding a place in the sun

    Finding a place in the sun

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-08-26 02:51:29 GMT
    In the final flourishes of a sizzling summer, Ramona radiates. 
    In the final flourishes of a sizzling summer, Ramona radiates. 
  • Louisiana Fried Chicken and Waffles: Southern-fried pride

    Louisiana Fried Chicken and Waffles: Southern-fried pride

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:08:23 GMT
    Which came first, the chicken or the waffle? 
    Which came first, the chicken or the waffle? 
  • Pristine Poway: A summer stunner

    Pristine Poway: A summer stunner

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:05:04 GMT
    Hundreds of years before Spanish settlers discovered that Poway would be a heck of a place for a rodeo, the Diegueno Indians, direct descendants of the Kumeyaay, roamed the 55 miles of trails that surround this simmering centerpiece. 
    Hundreds of years before Spanish settlers discovered that Poway would be a heck of a place for a rodeo, the Diegueno Indians, direct descendants of the Kumeyaay, roamed the 55 miles of trails that surround this simmering centerpiece. 
  • Le Rendez-Vous: Tasty Parisian pastry

    Le Rendez-Vous: Tasty Parisian pastry

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:40:06 GMT
    In a muted, unadorned Oceanside Boulevard strip mall, a family of authentic French bakers are out to build a better donut. 
    In a muted, unadorned Oceanside Boulevard strip mall, a family of authentic French bakers are out to build a better donut. 
  • Larry hanging out with the fishes in Seattle

    Larry hanging out with the fishes in Seattle

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-08-15 02:47:04 GMT
    It's time for a trip through Larry Himmel's neighborhood, but this trip takes us all the way to Seattle. 
    It's time for a trip through Larry Himmel's neighborhood, but this trip takes us all the way to Seattle.  
  • Robin Williams: Larry's personal stories and memories

    Robin Williams: Larry's personal stories and memories

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-08-13 01:43:26 GMT
    You weren't likely to forget the time you met Robin Williams if you were lucky enough to do so. Our own Larry Himmel experienced a Robin Williams performance before he was a movie star, and says it's something he'll never forget. 
    You weren't likely to forget the time you met Robin Williams if you were lucky enough to do so. Our own Larry Himmel experienced a Robin Williams performance before he was a movie star, and says it's something he'll never forget. 
  • Soapy Sales

    Soapy Sales

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:20:50 GMT
    A local company of master soapmakers, who began in business 150 years ago, are celebrating their amazing success. 
    A local company of master soapmakers, who began in business 150 years ago, are celebrating their amazing success. 
  • A tisket, a tasket

    A tisket, a tasket

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-08-09 02:05:27 GMT
    Over the past 40 years, you've no doubt seen a few, probably owned a couple, wished you one still had one, but soon there will be no more. 
    Over the past 40 years, you've no doubt seen a few, probably owned a couple, wished you one still had one, but soon there will be no more. 
  • Anywhere Bike Repair: Rage of the new road

    Anywhere Bike Repair: Rage of the new road

    Thursday, August 7 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-08-08 03:08:12 GMT

    Wending his way through congested calles and feathered nests of Birdrock, Stu Clott has truck, will travel. This door-to-door entrepreneur is ready to work a deal on your two wheels.

     

    Wending his way through congested calles and feathered nests of Birdrock, Stu Clott has truck, will travel. This door-to-door entrepreneur is ready to work a deal on your two wheels.


     
  • Long-gone lawn

    Long-gone lawn

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-08-07 03:18:57 GMT
    When the going gets rough, and the drought gets hairy, our Larry Himmel heads straight to the rhyming dictionary. 
    When the going gets rough, and the drought gets hairy, our Larry Himmel heads straight to the rhyming dictionary.  
  • Song for Tony

    Song for Tony

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:10:18 GMT
    Major League Baseball may have forgotten to remember Tony Gwynn at the recent All-Star Game, but one local musician is paying tribute to "Mr. Padre" in a special song. 
    Major League Baseball may have forgotten to remember Tony Gwynn at the recent All-Star Game, but one local musician is paying tribute to "Mr. Padre" in a special song. 
  • Sky high dreams

    Sky high dreams

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:13:00 GMT
    Nicole Ahsinger has a little more bounce to the ounce than the average 16-year-old. In fact, she's been jumpy in a Poway gym for quite a few years.    
    Nicole Ahsinger has a little more bounce to the ounce than the average 16-year-old. In fact, she's been jumpy in a Poway gym for quite a few years.   
     
  • An "oh my gosh" mish mosh

    An "oh my gosh" mish mosh

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:23:36 GMT
    Take two of San Diego's favorite desserts and smash them up together and what have you got? The answer: one amazing summertime treat. 
    Take two of San Diego's favorite desserts and smash them up together and what have you got? The answer: one amazing summertime treat. 
  • Act II: Cheaply chic

    Act II: Cheaply chic

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-17 02:41:52 GMT
    In La Mesa Village, they are the first family of re-purposed fashion. 
    In La Mesa Village, they are the first family of re-purposed fashion. 
  • Bottega Italiana: All you need to know about gelato

    Bottega Italiana: All you need to know about gelato

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-07-16 03:36:02 GMT
    In Italy, gelato is almost a sacrament. It is the focal point of many communal gathering, a sweet moment in time to be savored. 
    In Italy, gelato is almost a sacrament. It is the focal point of many communal gathering, a sweet moment in time to be savored. 
  • Free, hot fun in the summertime

    Free, hot fun in the summertime

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-07-09 03:30:52 GMT
    The sweet spot of our San Diego summer can be discovered in the rolling hills of San Marcos. 
    The sweet spot of our San Diego summer can be discovered in the rolling hills of San Marcos. 
  • Birdman of the lakes

    Birdman of the lakes

    Monday, July 7 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-08 02:46:54 GMT
    Among the fowl that flock to the serenity of Santee Lakes, you'll find one rare old bird who's shot them all. 
    Among the fowl that flock to the serenity of Santee Lakes, you'll find one rare old bird who's shot them all. 
  • Cordiano Winery: A slice of Italy in Escondido

    Cordiano Winery: A slice of Italy in Escondido

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-07-03 03:17:04 GMT
    Just off the snaky two-lane that is Highland Valley Road, hidden on a windswept hilltop, sits Cordiano Winery, and when you walk around her house and onto the grounds, Rosa knows exactly what you are going to say. 
    Just off the snaky two-lane that is Highland Valley Road, hidden on a windswept hilltop, sits Cordiano Winery, and when you walk around her house and onto the grounds, Rosa knows exactly what you are going to say. 
  • San Diego comes through for the Red Shoe

    San Diego comes through for the Red Shoe

    Thursday, June 26 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-06-27 01:21:17 GMT
    At a fashionable 4S Ranch intersection, red is the new black and our Carlo Cecchetto is all about the boot. 
    At a fashionable 4S Ranch intersection, red is the new black and our Carlo Cecchetto is all about the boot. 
  • Hanna's Gourmet Catering: A hidden gourmet gem

    Hanna's Gourmet Catering: A hidden gourmet gem

    Thursday, June 26 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-06-26 23:49:40 GMT
    There is a flame that sears this Normal Heights kitchen, not unlike the fire the burns in the heart of East African native Hanna Tesfamichael. It is her mission to bring global cuisine to her gourmet cafe. 
    There is a flame that sears this Normal Heights kitchen, not unlike the fire the burns in the heart of East African native Hanna Tesfamichael. It is her mission to bring global cuisine to her gourmet cafe. 
  • Red Shoe Day preview

    Red Shoe Day preview

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-06-26 03:32:43 GMT
    Natalie Wright is happy to be in San Diego. 
    Natalie Wright is happy to be in San Diego. 
  • Folk Arts Rare Records: Final vinyl

    Folk Arts Rare Records: Final vinyl

    Monday, June 23 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-06-24 03:24:11 GMT
    He is the sultan of sounds, the guru of grooves, the virtuoso of vinyl. At age 75, Lou Curtiss is as crusty and as dusty as the shop he has owned since 1967. 
    He is the sultan of sounds, the guru of grooves, the virtuoso of vinyl. At age 75, Lou Curtiss is as crusty and as dusty as the shop he has owned since 1967. 
  • National Take Your Dog to Work Day

    National Take Your Dog to Work Day

    Friday, June 20 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-06-21 01:45:04 GMT
    It's been said, "Every dog must have his day," and Friday is a big day for a lot of canines. 
    It's been said, "Every dog must have his day," and Friday is a big day for a lot of canines. 
  • Hammond's Gourmet Ice Cream: Island flavors in North Park

    Hammond's Gourmet Ice Cream: Island flavors in North Park

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-06-19 02:17:11 GMT
    An open and airy space that through the past 79 years has been a grocery, a thrift shop and a shoe store, has joined the North Park renaissance as Hammond's Gourmet ice cream. 
    An open and airy space that through the past 79 years has been a grocery, a thrift shop and a shoe store, has joined the North Park renaissance as Hammond's Gourmet ice cream. 
  • Our family vacation

    Our family vacation

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-06-18 03:11:06 GMT
    I've been away for a couple of weeks, not that anyone noticed. Well actually, my boss did. This morning he said to me, "Hey, you must have been off the air, because the ratings have gone up." 
    I've been away for a couple of weeks, not that anyone noticed. Well actually, my boss did. This morning he said to me, "Hey, you must have been off the air, because the ratings have gone up." 
  • Larry looks back at Gwynn's funny side

    Larry looks back at Gwynn's funny side

    Monday, June 16 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-06-17 02:31:19 GMT
    We're honoring the amazing life of a San Diego icon. His accomplishments on the field are legendary. 
    We're honoring the amazing life of a San Diego icon. His accomplishments on the field are legendary. 
  • Vince's: A cut above

    Vince's: A cut above

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-05-29 01:25:09 GMT
    I'm a sucker for an old-school barber shop, like Solana Beach Barbers, where you still get old-fashioned towel treatment. Or Del's in Escondido, where the friendly men in the white coats await your tonsorial needs. And Vince's, a Little Italy landmark since 1952, continues the tradition of vintage, classic barbering. 
    I'm a sucker for an old-school barber shop, like Solana Beach Barbers, where you still get old-fashioned towel treatment. Or Del's in Escondido, where the friendly men in the white coats await your tonsorial needs. And Vince's, a Little Italy landmark since 1952, continues the tradition of vintage, classic barbering. 
  • Calexico Creamery: Dreamy creamery for rent

    Calexico Creamery: Dreamy creamery for rent

    Friday, May 23 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-05-23 20:41:50 GMT
    On the road to success, two young entrepreneurs have converted a mom and pop RV into a rolling creamery which, I'll have you know, is not from Calexico. 
    On the road to success, two young entrepreneurs have converted a mom and pop RV into a rolling creamery which, I'll have you know, is not from Calexico. 
  • Dan Diegos: In his honor

    Dan Diegos: In his honor

    Thursday, May 22 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-05-22 18:48:27 GMT
    Meet the Fulton family. They are the heart and soul of the Dan Diegos Euro cafe and pub, an authentic breath of Erin's isle that fronts Morena Boulevard. But the namesake of this inviting eatery is only here in spirit. 
    Meet the Fulton family. They are the heart and soul of the Dan Diegos Euro cafe and pub, an authentic breath of Erin's isle that fronts Morena Boulevard. But the namesake of this inviting eatery is only here in spirit. 
  • Post-fire dos and don'ts

    Post-fire dos and don'ts

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-05-21 02:40:02 GMT
    I don't claim to be an expert, but here are some tips for a faster recovery. 
    I don't claim to be an expert, but here are some tips for a faster recovery. 
  • Counting your blessings

    Counting your blessings

    Monday, May 19 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-05-20 02:24:19 GMT
    While survivors continued to trickle into the charred remnants of the Harmony Grove Spiritualist Community to face the all too familiar grim reality of losing everything, Chris Meridith, a 27-year resident, was counting his blessings. 
    While survivors continued to trickle into the charred remnants of the Harmony Grove Spiritualist Community to face the all too familiar grim reality of losing everything, Chris Meridith, a 27-year resident, was counting his blessings. 
  • KFMB's 65th Anniversary: Bloopers

    KFMB's 65th Anniversary: Bloopers

    Friday, May 16 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-05-17 01:01:30 GMT
    We continue the celebration of 65 years on the air in San Diego. 
    We continue the celebration of 65 years on the air in San Diego. 
  • Well-heeled deals

    Well-heeled deals

    Monday, May 12 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-05-13 02:07:58 GMT
    Once upon a time, Imelda Marcos had a dream that she traveled to a land far away called Hillcrest, where the Assistance League thrift store was having a gigantic sale of new and gently used footwear, about which Barbara Hansen has a good understanding. 
    Once upon a time, Imelda Marcos had a dream that she traveled to a land far away called Hillcrest, where the Assistance League thrift store was having a gigantic sale of new and gently used footwear, about which Barbara Hansen has a good understanding. 
  • KFMB's 65th Anniversary: Classic CBS shows

    KFMB's 65th Anniversary: Classic CBS shows

    Saturday, May 10 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-05-11 02:04:59 GMT
    Never did I think I would utter these names in the same sentence, Douglas Edwards and Walter Cronkite, Biff and Skippy. But they were all part of news and entertainment line up here at KFMB over the past 65 years. 
    Never did I think I would utter these names in the same sentence, Douglas Edwards and Walter Cronkite, Biff and Skippy. But they were all part of news and entertainment line up here at KFMB over the past 65 years. 
  • Right on 'que

    Right on 'que

    Friday, May 9 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-05-09 23:29:36 GMT
    Anyone who travels on SR-78 on weekends can't help notice smoke coming from a Vista food market.From 7:00 a.m. on Friday morning until late Sunday night, there is a constant stream of visible vapor, wafting up from the parking lot. 
    Anyone who travels on SR-78 on weekends can't help notice smoke coming from a Vista food market.From 7:00 a.m. on Friday morning until late Sunday night, there is a constant stream of visible vapor, wafting up from the parking lot. 
  • Hanging out in the club

    Hanging out in the club

    Thursday, May 8 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-05-08 18:48:44 GMT
    Well, I didn't exactly fly through the air with the greatest of ease. But I did take an introduction to anti-gravity yoga. 
    Well, I didn't exactly fly through the air with the greatest of ease. But I did take an introduction to anti-gravity yoga. 
  • Finding a furry friend

    Finding a furry friend

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-05-07 16:55:35 GMT
    Have you seen the ads for farmers and ranchers only dating websites and long for a little country life? Well, CBS News 8’s Larry Himmel has found a ranch that's for sale in Vista - one that could make you a million. 
    Have you seen the ads for farmers and ranchers only dating websites and long for a little country life? Well, CBS News 8’s Larry Himmel has found a ranch that's for sale in Vista - one that could make you a million. 
  • A peck of picklers

    A peck of picklers

    Monday, May 5 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-05-06 02:06:23 GMT
    It's an activity that's gaining in popularity - a cross between tennis and ping pong. It’s called pickleball.At Melba Bishop Park, you can pick a peck of picklers, who play every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 
    It's an activity that's gaining in popularity - a cross between tennis and ping pong. It’s called pickleball.At Melba Bishop Park, you can pick a peck of picklers, who play every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
     
  • KFMB's 65th anniversary: The Events

    KFMB's 65th anniversary: The Events

    Monday, May 5 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-05-05 15:51:28 GMT
    Over the past 65 years, KFMB-TV has aired the good news and bad, the joyous and the sad, events that have been captured by the unblinking eye of a camera. 
    Over the past 65 years, KFMB-TV has aired the good news and bad, the joyous and the sad, events that have been captured by the unblinking eye of a camera. 
  • KFMB's 65th anniversary: The People

    KFMB's 65th anniversary: The People

    Monday, May 5 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-05-05 15:51:09 GMT
    With a transmitter site on Mount Soledad, KFMB began broadcasting from the Pacific Square Ballroom on Pacific Highway in 1949. The station moved around the corner to a five-story building on a now-vacant lot on Fifth and Ash before settling into our current Kearny Mesa location in 1977. Over the years, some of your favorite personalities have passed through these portals. 
    With a transmitter site on Mount Soledad, KFMB began broadcasting from the Pacific Square Ballroom on Pacific Highway in 1949. The station moved around the corner to a five-story building on a now-vacant lot on Fifth and Ash before settling into our current Kearny Mesa location in 1977. Over the years, some of your favorite personalities have passed through these portals. 
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