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  • Supernatural: Sea to sandwich

    Supernatural: Sea to sandwich

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:47:25 GMT
    After wowing Sunday crowds at the Hillcrest Farmers Market, Supernatural has opened a restaurant in Mira Mesa to meet the daily sandwich needs of their faithful followers. 
    After wowing Sunday crowds at the Hillcrest Farmers Market, Supernatural has opened a restaurant in Mira Mesa to meet the daily sandwich needs of their faithful followers. 
  • Some like it hot

    Some like it hot

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-04-09 03:19:11 GMT
    The heat is on in the East County, and that had locals looking for ways to keep cool. 
    The heat is on in the East County, and that had locals looking for ways to keep cool. 
  • Picture perfect

    Picture perfect

    Monday, April 7 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-04-08 01:15:09 GMT
    On a scale of one to 10, what kind of a day did you have? 
    On a scale of one to 10, what kind of a day did you have? 
  • Saffron: Thai that binds

    Saffron: Thai that binds

    Thursday, April 3 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-04-04 03:09:34 GMT
    Let Su-Mei Yu, the grand dame of Saffron, be the first to wish you a happy New Year. 
    Let Su-Mei Yu, the grand dame of Saffron, be the first to wish you a happy New Year. 
  • Marlene's Tea and Cakes: Tea and therapy

    Marlene's Tea and Cakes: Tea and therapy

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-04-03 02:21:35 GMT
    For two months now, Marlene's Tea and Cakes in Santa Luz has been flying under the radar, providing a civilized alternative to those assembly line, drive-thru franchises. 
    For two months now, Marlene's Tea and Cakes in Santa Luz has been flying under the radar, providing a civilized alternative to those assembly line, drive-thru franchises. 
  • Finding hope in hoops

    Finding hope in hoops

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-04-02 16:16:28 GMT
    With the winner of the NCAA men's basketball tournament still undecided, you can be fairly certain there will be more upsets on Saturday. 
    With the winner of the NCAA men's basketball tournament still undecided, you can be fairly certain there will be more upsets on Saturday. In fact, when it comes to championships, the Southern California Wolfpack is about as close as you can get to a sure thing. The team consists of amazing athletes, who are in a league of their own. 
  • Halphen Red: Viva el rojo

    Halphen Red: Viva el rojo

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-04-02 03:11:43 GMT
    Which came first, the burger or the sauce? 
    Which came first, the burger or the sauce? 
  • RB's run for the roses

    RB's run for the roses

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-03-27 01:39:11 GMT
    Art Sherman knows his business. At age 77, he's spent over six decades in horseracing, with 23 years as a jockey before transitioning into training. California Chrome just may be his best horse yet. 
    Art Sherman knows his business. At age 77, he's spent over six decades in horseracing, with 23 years as a jockey before transitioning into training. California Chrome just may be his best horse yet. 
  • El Paisa: Rockin' the taco

    El Paisa: Rockin' the taco

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-03-26 01:33:26 GMT
    When you enter into the taco debate, you're asking for it, because everyone has their favorite neighborhood hole-in-the-wall that's they claim is the best in town.
     
    When you enter into the taco debate, you're asking for it, because everyone has their favorite neighborhood hole-in-the-wall that's they claim is the best in town. Folks are territorial about tacos. But it's hard to argue with El Paisa's success. 
  • The erring of the green

    The erring of the green

    Monday, March 17 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-03-18 01:55:09 GMT
    Larry Himmel isn't Irish, but he's certainly in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day. 
    Larry Himmel isn't Irish, but he's certainly in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day. 
  • Together forever

    Together forever

    Monday, March 17 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-03-17 20:06:32 GMT
    Christina Cole has been designing jewelry and melting glass beads for 17 years. But after losing her grandfather three years ago, the focus of her business changed with one simple question. 
    Christina Cole has been designing jewelry and melting glass beads for 17 years. But after losing her grandfather three years ago, the focus of her business changed with one simple question. 
  • Love and Aesthetics: One of a kind

    Love and Aesthetics: One of a kind

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-03-13 02:18:45 GMT
    For a guaranteed good time, head to Little Italy where you'll find fun and funky shops like Love and Aesthetics, Where Sean C. Barnes pledges to get edgy. 
    For a guaranteed good time, head to Little Italy where you'll find fun and funky shops like Love and Aesthetics, Where Sean C. Barnes pledges to get edgy. 
  • Cane Patch Pies: A slice of the good life

    Cane Patch Pies: A slice of the good life

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-03-12 02:12:30 GMT
    In an unadorned Vista kitchen, Tony Smalls carries on a South Carolina tradition passed down from his great grandmother to his mother. 
    In an unadorned Vista kitchen, Tony Smalls carries on a South Carolina tradition passed down from his great grandmother to his mother. 
  • Sign of the times

    Sign of the times

    Monday, March 10 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-03-11 02:04:36 GMT
    When it comes to giving access to those with disabilities, Tri-City Medical Center focuses on the possibilities. That's why over the weekend, volunteers painted 51 parking spaces with a new icon. 
    When it comes to giving access to those with disabilities, Tri-City Medical Center focuses on the possibilities. That's why over the weekend, volunteers painted 51 parking spaces with a new icon. 
  • Good vibrations

    Good vibrations

    Thursday, March 6 2014 11:05 PM EST2014-03-07 04:05:24 GMT
    A group of sixth grade students at Lafayfette Elementary School travels to the beat of different drum. 
    A group of sixth grade students at Lafayfette Elementary School travels to the beat of different drum. 
  • The Wrangler Family Barbeque: A slice for life

    The Wrangler Family Barbeque: A slice for life

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 9:55 PM EST2014-03-06 02:55:19 GMT
    Let's get one thing straight. This is The Wrangler Family Barbeque on El Cajon Boulevard. There are other wranglers, but only this East County landmark has J.R. Henderson. 
    Let's get one thing straight. This is The Wrangler Family Barbeque on El Cajon Boulevard. There are other wranglers, but only this East County landmark has J.R. Henderson. 
  • Craftsmanship Museum: Pint-sized surprise

    Craftsmanship Museum: Pint-sized surprise

    Monday, March 3 2014 11:24 PM EST2014-03-04 04:24:02 GMT
    There's nothing "biggie-sized" at the Craftsmanship Museum, except their admiration for who can manually manufacture the miniscule. 
    There's nothing "biggie-sized" at the Craftsmanship Museum, except their admiration for who can manually manufacture the miniscule. 
  • My Kids Clubhouse: Indoor fun for everyone

    My Kids Clubhouse: Indoor fun for everyone

    Thursday, February 27 2014 10:11 PM EST2014-02-28 03:11:28 GMT
    When it rains, they pour into My Kid's Clubhouse. Even on a sunny day in Bonita, this indoor hangout is popular with the under-8 crowd and their chill craving parents. 
    When it rains, they pour into My Kid's Clubhouse. Even on a sunny day in Bonita, this indoor hangout is popular with the under-8 crowd and their chill craving parents. 
  • K Sandwiches: Bargains on baguettes

    K Sandwiches: Bargains on baguettes

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 11:15 PM EST2014-02-27 04:15:18 GMT
    When it comes to cheap eats, it's hard to find a better on a bargain on a baguette or a cost conscious craving on a croissant than at K Sandwiches on Linda Vista Road. 
    When it comes to cheap eats, it's hard to find a better on a bargain on a baguette or a cost conscious craving on a croissant than at K Sandwiches on Linda Vista Road. 
  • World-ranked local chess champ

    World-ranked local chess champ

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 10:21 PM EST2014-02-26 03:21:11 GMT
    Battling against some of the best young chess players in the world, a local youngster has gained a global reputation. 
    Battling against some of the best young chess players in the world, a local youngster has gained a global reputation. 
  • Who let the dogs in?

    Who let the dogs in?

    Friday, February 21 2014 11:05 PM EST2014-02-22 04:05:05 GMT
    Every dog must have its day, and Bobo is hoping that today is his. 
    Every dog must have its day, and Bobo is hoping that today is his. 
  • The bird's the word

    The bird's the word

    Thursday, February 20 2014 10:57 PM EST2014-02-21 03:57:51 GMT
    Callado Road in Rancho Bernardo lives up to its name. It's a quiet place, where a man is free to work on his latest bird brain idea. 
    Callado Road in Rancho Bernardo lives up to its name. It's a quiet place, where a man is free to work on his latest bird brain idea. 
  • That Boy Good: A rub above

    That Boy Good: A rub above

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 10:45 PM EST2014-02-20 03:45:19 GMT
    Anybody can open a barbeque restaurant, but it take special ju-ju to qualify as a rib joint. That Boy Good in downtown Oceanside definitely makes the cut. 
    Anybody can open a barbeque restaurant, but it take special ju-ju to qualify as a rib joint. That Boy Good in downtown Oceanside definitely makes the cut. 
  • The Lakehouse: The lake show

    The Lakehouse: The lake show

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 10:50 PM EST2014-02-19 03:50:35 GMT
    Many San Diegans may remember the quaint hotel on the edge of Lake San Marcos, former home of the Quails Inn, famous for its Sunday brunch. Well, witness the transformation to the tranquility at the Lakehouse. 
    Many San Diegans may remember the quaint hotel on the edge of Lake San Marcos, former home of the Quails Inn, famous for its Sunday brunch. Well, witness the transformation to the tranquility at the Lakehouse. 
  • Larry's Presidents Day quiz

    Larry's Presidents Day quiz

    Monday, February 17 2014 10:54 PM EST2014-02-18 03:54:03 GMT
    On Monday, we're saluting our great presidents by recognizing their leadership and remembering their contributions to shaping our nation. 
    On Monday, we're saluting our great presidents by recognizing their leadership and remembering their contributions to shaping our nation. 
  • What's love got to do with it?

    What's love got to do with it?

    Friday, February 14 2014 11:09 PM EST2014-02-15 04:09:36 GMT
    It's Valentine's Day and that has Larry Himmel pondering the meaning of love. 
    It's Valentine's Day and that has Larry Himmel pondering the meaning of love. 
  • The Cravory: The cookie to crave

    The Cravory: The cookie to crave

    Thursday, February 13 2014 11:15 PM EST2014-02-14 04:15:48 GMT
    Over the past five years, The Cravory has gained quite a reputation with only limited distribution. 
    Over the past five years, The Cravory has gained quite a reputation with only limited distribution. 
  • Remembering "The Price is Right"

    Remembering "The Price is Right"

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 10:03 PM EST2014-02-13 03:03:52 GMT
    David and Christine Gee married 41 years ago, a week after Christine graduated from college. After their first child was born, Christine became a stay at home mom and got hooked on "The Price is Right." 
    David and Christine Gee married 41 years ago, a week after Christine graduated from college. After their first child was born, Christine became a stay at home mom and got hooked on "The Price is Right." 
  • Random acts of roses

    Random acts of roses

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 12:56 AM EST2014-02-12 05:56:01 GMT
    If you bumped into Larry Himmel today, you no doubt discovered he was in a giving mood. 
    If you bumped into Larry Himmel today, you no doubt discovered he was in a giving mood. 
  • Wild Wonders: Love is in the air

    Wild Wonders: Love is in the air

    Monday, February 10 2014 9:42 PM EST2014-02-11 02:42:55 GMT
    Birds do it. Bees do it. Even the critters at Wild Wonders do it. 
    Birds do it. Bees do it. Even the critters at Wild Wonders do it. 
  • The Beatles: 25 years ago today

    The Beatles: 25 years ago today

    Saturday, February 8 2014 4:36 PM EST2014-02-08 21:36:19 GMT
    It's been 50 years since four 20-somethings from Liverpool landed in the United States and changed music forever. 
    It's been 50 years since four 20-somethings from Liverpool landed in the United States and changed music forever. 
  • Fab Four galore

    Fab Four galore

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 11:14 PM EST2014-02-06 04:14:51 GMT
    I will never meet The Beatles, but the next best thing may be to meet Jeff Figler, because you can check out his "Maybe I'm Amazed" collection of Fab Four memorabilia
     
    I will never meet The Beatles, but the next best thing may be to meet Jeff Figler, because you can check out his "Maybe I'm Amazed" collection of Fab Four memorabilia he's acquired in his life, with a little help from his friends. 
  • The big chill

    The big chill

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 10:11 PM EST2014-02-05 03:11:41 GMT
    The morning after temperatures dipped into the 20s in the foothills and a light dusting fell on Mount Laguna, it was time to head out on the highway and find out how cold it was. 
    The morning after temperatures dipped into the 20s in the foothills and a light dusting fell on Mount Laguna, it was time to head out on the highway and find out how cold it was. 
  • Believe it or not

    Believe it or not

    Monday, February 3 2014 11:17 PM EST2014-02-04 04:17:03 GMT
    Before the internet, the explorer who showed us weirdness from around the world was Robert Ripley with his infamous catch phrase. 
    Before the internet, the explorer who showed us weirdness from around the world was Robert Ripley with his infamous catch phrase. 
  • Cafe Topes: Haulin' buns

    Cafe Topes: Haulin' buns

    Monday, February 3 2014 8:59 AM EST2014-02-03 13:59:12 GMT
    Café Topes is a stylish, new, family owned cafe, just a speed bump or two away from downtown Carlsbad on Roosevelt Street, where Joe Barille and his family serve up...

     
    Café Topes is a stylish, new, family owned cafe, just a speed bump or two away from downtown Carlsbad on Roosevelt Street, where Joe Barille and his family serve up...

     
  • Big Ben Market: To market, to market

    Big Ben Market: To market, to market

    Thursday, January 30 2014 8:46 PM EST2014-01-31 01:46:05 GMT
    Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Big Ben Market has reopened its doors, bigger, brighter and healthier than ever. 
    Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Big Ben Market has reopened its doors, bigger, brighter and healthier than ever. 
  • Boys with their toys

    Boys with their toys

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 11:11 PM EST2014-01-30 04:11:11 GMT
    In every grown man beats the heart of a little boy. Just as in the hands of a skilled craftsman, a piece of wood becomes a toy. 
    In every grown man beats the heart of a little boy. Just as in the hands of a skilled craftsman, a piece of wood becomes a toy. 
  • A wonderful, a wonderful

    A wonderful, a wonderful

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 10:43 PM EST2014-01-23 03:43:49 GMT
    Stop in at the Lawrence Welk Resort in Escondido, and the images of the "champagne music" man are everywhere.
     
    Stop in at the Lawrence Welk Resort in Escondido, and the images of the "champagne music" man are everywhere. The show has continuously aired in syndication and the fans still flock to give adoration to the artifacts. 
  • Felix's BBQ with Soul: Soul of the city

    Felix's BBQ with Soul: Soul of the city

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 9:26 PM EST2014-01-22 02:26:35 GMT
    On Euclid Avenue in the heart of the city, Felix Berry has transplanted his southern soul menu. 
    On Euclid Avenue in the heart of the city, Felix Berry has transplanted his southern soul menu. 
  • A dream of a lifetime

    A dream of a lifetime

    Monday, January 20 2014 11:16 PM EST2014-01-21 04:16:23 GMT
    When I met 94-year-old lifelong community activist Jewell Hooper at her Valencia Park home, I had one question for her. 
    When I met 94-year-old lifelong community activist Jewell Hooper at her Valencia Park home, I had one question for her. 
  • Benevolent Burrito Boyz

    Benevolent Burrito Boyz

    Monday, January 20 2014 3:17 PM EST2014-01-20 20:17:47 GMT
    A group of local teenagers have taken community service to whole new level and gained national recognition for their amazing work. 
    A group of local teenagers have taken community service to whole new level and gained national recognition for their amazing work. 
  • Establish: Aisles of style

    Establish: Aisles of style

    Friday, January 17 2014 10:36 PM EST2014-01-18 03:36:15 GMT
    From the unique to the tres chic, from the resurfaced to the repurposed, from the unexpected to eclectic, Establish has refined home decor. 
    From the unique to the tres chic, from the resurfaced to the repurposed, from the unexpected to eclectic, Establish has refined home decor. 
  • The Salt Room La Jolla: Time in the salt mines

    The Salt Room La Jolla: Time in the salt mines

    Friday, January 17 2014 6:40 PM EST2014-01-17 23:40:06 GMT
    Any time you head down Draper Avenue just south of Pearl, you pass the salt. 
    Any time you head down Draper Avenue just south of Pearl, you pass the salt. 
  • Project Pie: Home of the flying pies

    Project Pie: Home of the flying pies

    Friday, January 17 2014 4:27 PM EST2014-01-17 21:27:21 GMT
    Start with round mound of fresh dough flattened for consistency in a tortilla press, and then let your imagination be your guide at Project Pie. 
    Start with round mound of fresh dough flattened for consistency in a tortilla press, and then let your imagination be your guide at Project Pie. 
  • Sublime in the pines

    Sublime in the pines

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 8:46 PM EST2014-01-16 01:46:49 GMT
    File this story under the headline "Why would you want to live anywhere else?" 
    File this story under the headline "Why would you want to live anywhere else?" 
  • Feather Acres: Solana Beach hidden gem

    Feather Acres: Solana Beach hidden gem

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 9:29 PM EST2014-01-15 02:29:24 GMT
    Perched of the southern rim of Solana Beach, Ted and Vicki Van Arsdale preserve a lifestyle at Feather Acres farm and nursery. 
    Perched of the southern rim of Solana Beach, Ted and Vicki Van Arsdale preserve a lifestyle at Feather Acres farm and nursery. 
  • Simply Local: Headquarters for homegrown

    Simply Local: Headquarters for homegrown

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 10:57 PM EST2014-01-09 03:57:19 GMT
    A former downtown cop shop and lock-up adjacent to Seaport Village has been refurbished into The Headquarters, and one it's unique stores is called Simply Local. 
    A former downtown cop shop and lock-up adjacent to Seaport Village has been refurbished into The Headquarters, and one it's unique stores is called Simply Local. 
  • Himmel's 'Night Before Christmas'

    Himmel's 'Night Before Christmas'

    Tuesday, December 24 2013 9:22 PM EST2013-12-25 02:22:02 GMT
    It's been an annual tradition here at CBS News 8. Larry Himmel takes a time-honored classic and rewrites it his way. Here's his version of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas." 
    It's been an annual tradition here at CBS News 8. Larry Himmel takes a time-honored classic and rewrites it his way. Here's his version of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas." 
  • Waxing away the holidays

    Waxing away the holidays

    Friday, December 20 2013 11:22 PM EST2013-12-21 04:22:41 GMT
    Candles have traditionally been a festive part of any holiday celebration. 
    Candles have traditionally been a festive part of any holiday celebration. 
  • Decked-out halls from wall to wall

    Decked-out halls from wall to wall

    Thursday, December 19 2013 3:43 PM EST2013-12-19 20:43:31 GMT
    Greg and Bev Forman have traditionally decorated the front yard of their Escondido hilltop house, but it's only a wisp of the wonderland that lies within.
     
    Greg and Bev Forman have traditionally decorated the front yard of their Escondido hilltop house, but it's only a wisp of the wonderland that lies within. Inside, Christmas inhabits, invades, and engulfs every inch from floor to ceiling, and the residents will admit to being noel nuts. 
  • Mail bonding

    Mail bonding

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 9:35 PM EST2013-12-18 02:35:09 GMT
    Mail carrier Fred Olrich worked 12 hours yesterday, and he'll put in another dozen today. Five and a half hours of it will be spent heading up and down the hills of his Serra Mesa route
     
    Mail carrier Fred Olrich worked 12 hours yesterday, and he'll put in another dozen today. Five and a half hours of it will be spent heading up and down the hills of his Serra Mesa route with a 40-pound sack on his shoulders. 
  • In the tradition

    In the tradition

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 11:11 PM EST2013-12-12 04:11:33 GMT
    For 100 years, a local family has been carrying on a Christmas tradition. 
    For 100 years, a local family has been carrying on a Christmas tradition. 
  • Intoxicated Desserts: Cupcakes that pack a punch

    Intoxicated Desserts: Cupcakes that pack a punch

    Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:09 PM EST2013-12-11 04:09:10 GMT
    This may be another cupcake story, but these are not just another batch of cupcakes. These are Intoxicated Desserts. 
    This may be another cupcake story, but these are not just another batch of cupcakes. These are Intoxicated Desserts. 
  • California Produce: The fruits of his labor

    California Produce: The fruits of his labor

    Monday, December 9 2013 9:24 PM EST2013-12-10 02:24:19 GMT
    Along Plaza Boulevard on the healthy side of the 805, a produce stand has stood for 50 years. 
    Along Plaza Boulevard on the healthy side of the 805, a produce stand has stood for 50 years. 
  • The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center: Born to be wild

    The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center: Born to be wild

    Tuesday, December 3 2013 10:10 PM EST2013-12-04 03:10:45 GMT
    Gone are the days when Ramona was the turkey capital of the world, although you can still find some rare birds there. 
    Gone are the days when Ramona was the turkey capital of the world, although you can still find some rare birds there. 
  • Larry's thoughts on Thanksgiving

    Larry's thoughts on Thanksgiving

    Tuesday, November 26 2013 10:07 PM EST2013-11-27 03:07:46 GMT
    With Thanksgiving just two days away, Larry Himmel has some thoughts on what the holiday really means. As usual, when Larry has something on his mind, it usually ends up in a rhyme. 
    With Thanksgiving just two days away, Larry Himmel has some thoughts on what the holiday really means. As usual, when Larry has something on his mind, it usually ends up in a rhyme. 
  • Our daily bread: Dudley's Deli

    Our daily bread: Dudley's Deli

    Monday, November 25 2013 10:27 PM EST2013-11-26 03:27:53 GMT
    The only thing better than making a trip all the way out to the country, is not having to make a trip to all the way out to the country. 
    The only thing better than making a trip all the way out to the country, is not having to make a trip to all the way out to the country. 
  • New board game in OB

    New board game in OB

    Friday, November 22 2013 10:52 PM EST2013-11-23 03:52:50 GMT
    From tres chic to unique, there is no B quite like OB. Now a group of designing women from the Ocean Beach Merchants Association have captured some of it's familiar landmarks in a board game, called Ocean Beach-opoly. 
    From tres chic to unique, there is no B quite like OB. Now a group of designing women from the Ocean Beach Merchants Association have captured some of it's familiar landmarks in a board game, called Ocean Beach-opoly. 
  • All American Coin-Operated Dog Wash

    All American Coin-Operated Dog Wash

    Friday, November 22 2013 5:00 PM EST2013-11-22 22:00:45 GMT
    So you've taken your pooch to the beach and he's covered in sand, and you just don't have the time of the money to take your dog to a professional groomer. 
    So you've taken your pooch to the beach and he's covered in sand, and you just don't have the time of the money to take your dog to a professional groomer. Now there's a self-service, coin-operated dog wash that will do it all. 
  • Salt and Cleaver: The link to love

    Salt and Cleaver: The link to love

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 10:06 PM EST2013-11-21 03:06:38 GMT
    If you believe that all sausages are created equal, than you need to watch them grind one out at Hillcrest's Salt and Cleaver. 
    If you believe that all sausages are created equal, than you need to watch them grind one out at Hillcrest's Salt and Cleaver. 
  • Raglan Public House: Thinking inside the bun

    Raglan Public House: Thinking inside the bun

    Tuesday, November 19 2013 2:03 PM EST2013-11-19 19:03:56 GMT
    There's a cozy pub, in the heart of ob, where the menu leans kiwi. Raglan Public House is a locals' hangout. 
    There's a cozy pub, in the heart of ob, where the menu leans kiwi. Raglan Public House is a locals' hangout. 
  • Nickelodeon Records: A music museum of memories

    Nickelodeon Records: A music museum of memories

    Friday, November 15 2013 10:44 PM EST2013-11-16 03:44:20 GMT
    Nickelodeon Records is a real blast from the past, where Elizabeth Scarborough and Ruthie Bible have been pack-ratting for over 30 years. 
    Nickelodeon Records is a real blast from the past, where Elizabeth Scarborough and Ruthie Bible have been pack-ratting for over 30 years. 
  • Donut Touch: Dough boys

    Donut Touch: Dough boys

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 10:31 PM EST2013-11-13 03:31:55 GMT
    When it comes to molding fresh dough into sugary handcrafted confections, Ben Aivati has the magic touch. 
    When it comes to molding fresh dough into sugary handcrafted confections, Ben Aivati has the magic touch. 
  • Salute to vets

    Salute to vets

    Monday, November 11 2013 9:46 PM EST2013-11-12 02:46:42 GMT
    At times, we all take for granted the wonderful freedoms we enjoy every day. But today everyone has an opportunity to say thanks to the men and women who make it possible. 
    At times, we all take for granted the wonderful freedoms we enjoy every day. But today everyone has an opportunity to say thanks to the men and women who make it possible. 
  • Getting a jump on the holidays

    Getting a jump on the holidays

    Friday, November 8 2013 10:30 PM EST2013-11-09 03:30:09 GMT
    If you feel like we're heading toward the holidays at warp speed, you're not alone. 
    If you feel like we're heading toward the holidays at warp speed, you're not alone. 
  • End of an era

    End of an era

    Thursday, November 7 2013 9:42 PM EST2013-11-08 02:42:31 GMT
    Chances are if you've set foot in Grossmont Shopping Center over past half century, you've spent some time in the mall's first tenant, The Highlander. 
    Chances are if you've set foot in Grossmont Shopping Center over past half century, you've spent some time in the mall's first tenant, The Highlander. 
  • Barberside: Razor-sharp retro

    Barberside: Razor-sharp retro

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 9:15 PM EST2013-11-07 02:15:50 GMT
    Step off Adams Avenue and into Barberside and you'll step back in time. 
    Step off Adams Avenue and into Barberside and you'll step back in time. 
  • Cell phone hell

    Cell phone hell

    Friday, November 1 2013 9:53 PM EDT2013-11-02 01:53:07 GMT
    Are you constantly on your cell phone, or just annoyed by people who are always on their phone? 
    Are you constantly on your cell phone, or just annoyed by people who are always on their phone? 
  • Sweet Cheeks Baking Company: Sweet taste of success

    Sweet Cheeks Baking Company: Sweet taste of success

    Wednesday, October 30 2013 10:14 PM EDT2013-10-31 02:14:37 GMT
    In the middle of an unadorned industrial kitchen, the action is non-stop. 
    In the middle of an unadorned industrial kitchen, the action is non-stop. 
  • Adams Avenue Book Store: Bound by tradition

    Adams Avenue Book Store: Bound by tradition

    Tuesday, October 29 2013 10:51 PM EDT2013-10-30 02:51:26 GMT
    Adams Avenue in Normal Heights was once the Mecca of the manuscript. 
    Adams Avenue in Normal Heights was once the Mecca of the manuscript. 
  • Second-chance ranch

    Second-chance ranch

    Monday, October 28 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-10-29 02:45:08 GMT
    Lending horses a helping hand is the mission of Rapture's Horse Rescue Foundation in the East County. 
    Lending horses a helping hand is the mission of Rapture's Horse Rescue Foundation in the East County. 
  • You can bet he's a yeti

    You can bet he's a yeti

    Thursday, October 24 2013 3:33 PM EDT2013-10-24 19:33:14 GMT
    Whether you believe in them or not, a yeti has been sighted in the town of Ranchita. 
    Whether you believe in them or not, a yeti has been sighted in the town of Ranchita. 
  • Resort redux

    Resort redux

    Tuesday, October 22 2013 10:02 PM EDT2013-10-23 02:02:33 GMT
    After shutting down for three years, a popular local resort has reopened its doors. 
    After shutting down for three years, a popular local resort has reopened its doors. 
  • Function at the Junction

    Function at the Junction

    Monday, October 14 2013 11:11 PM EDT2013-10-15 03:11:09 GMT
    A story like this could only happen in a town like Descanso, in a crossroads cafe where everybody knows your name.
     
    A story like this could only happen in a town like Descanso, in a crossroads cafe where everybody knows your name. Actually it's a miracle that the Descanso Junction Restaurant survived three weeks, much less ten years. 
  • Remembering Raja

    Remembering Raja

    Thursday, October 10 2013 10:23 PM EDT2013-10-11 02:23:05 GMT
    An Alpine animal sanctuary is mourning the loss of one of its big cats. 
    An Alpine animal sanctuary is mourning the loss of one of its big cats. 
  • Stearns Business Machines: Keyed into the past

    Stearns Business Machines: Keyed into the past

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 10:03 PM EDT2013-10-10 02:03:23 GMT
    Sterns Business Machines has a customer with a common problem. 
    Sterns Business Machines has a customer with a common problem. 
  • Little Cakes Cupcake Kitchen: Twice baked

    Little Cakes Cupcake Kitchen: Twice baked

    Tuesday, October 8 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-10-09 03:00:18 GMT
    A small North County bakery is gaining a big reputation for winning the Food Network's "Cupcake Wars" for a second time. 
    A small North County bakery is gaining a big reputation for winning the Food Network's "Cupcake Wars" for a second time. 
  • Right side of the tracks

    Right side of the tracks

    Thursday, October 3 2013 9:54 PM EDT2013-10-04 01:54:32 GMT
    When crews dug up Park Boulevard north of University Avenue for a new bus lane project, they uncovered a piece of San Diego history. 
    When crews dug up Park Boulevard north of University Avenue for a new bus lane project, they uncovered a piece of San Diego history. 
  • Government shutdown blues

    Government shutdown blues

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 9:55 PM EDT2013-10-03 01:55:08 GMT
    People are irritated by the current government closures, and that includes our Larry Himmel. 
    People are irritated by the current government closures, and that includes our Larry Himmel. 
  • Floored by the gourd

    Floored by the gourd

    Tuesday, October 1 2013 9:53 PM EDT2013-10-02 01:53:08 GMT
    When it comes to having a green thumb, a Clairemont man has turned his backyard into a garden spot. 
    When it comes to having a green thumb, a Clairemont man has turned his backyard into a garden spot. 
  • Soda and Swine: Where swine is divine

    Soda and Swine: Where swine is divine

    Monday, September 30 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-10-01 01:50:16 GMT
    You don't have to just dig pig to find Soda and Swine divine. 
    You don't have to just dig pig to find Soda and Swine divine. 
  • Bates Nut Farm: The search for the perfect pumpkin begins

    Bates Nut Farm: The search for the perfect pumpkin begins

    Wednesday, September 25 2013 11:10 PM EDT2013-09-26 03:10:16 GMT
    An annual tradition is again underway. 
    An annual tradition is again underway. 
  • Canterbury Gardens: Christmas comes early to Escondido

    Canterbury Gardens: Christmas comes early to Escondido

    Tuesday, September 24 2013 9:48 PM EDT2013-09-25 01:48:19 GMT
    San Diego may be enjoying the first full week of fall, but the fact is, we're just three months away from Christmas. 
    San Diego may be enjoying the first full week of fall, but the fact is, we're just three months away from Christmas. 
  • A lifetime of love

    A lifetime of love

    Tuesday, September 24 2013 5:19 PM EDT2013-09-24 21:19:38 GMT
    Do you believe that true love can last forever? A local couple is celebrating their 71st anniversary. 
    Do you believe that true love can last forever? A local couple is celebrating their 71st anniversary. 
  • Succulent Cafe: That special place

    Succulent Cafe: That special place

    Friday, September 20 2013 10:03 PM EDT2013-09-21 02:03:01 GMT
    In a small courtyard in downtown Oceanside, you'll find a cafe that's tucked away. 
    In a small courtyard in downtown Oceanside, you'll find a cafe that's tucked away. 
  • Racers get a second start

    Racers get a second start

    Thursday, September 19 2013 9:34 PM EDT2013-09-20 01:34:12 GMT
    For over 20 years, an El Cajon couple has been finding new homes for racing greyhounds. Despite their non-stop efforts, they have a hard time keeping these dogs from an uncertain fate. 
    For over 20 years, an El Cajon couple has been finding new homes for racing greyhounds. Despite their non-stop efforts, they have a hard time keeping these dogs from an uncertain fate. 
  • Chi Chocolat: Gourmet chocolate that's good for you

    Chi Chocolat: Gourmet chocolate that's good for you

    Wednesday, September 18 2013 10:48 PM EDT2013-09-19 02:48:58 GMT
    Chocoholics, you can now eat guilt-free. What you crave is actually good for you. 
    Chocoholics, you can now eat guilt-free. What you crave is actually good for you. 
  • From autistic to artistic

    From autistic to artistic

    Thursday, September 12 2013 9:53 PM EDT2013-09-13 01:53:39 GMT
    At 73 years old, Ruby Barnard is a bouncy bundle of barrelhouse jazz, but it wasn't long ago that this grandmother had a bit of the blues. 
    At 73 years old, Ruby Barnard is a bouncy bundle of barrelhouse jazz, but it wasn't long ago that this grandmother had a bit of the blues. 
  • Red carpet preview

    Red carpet preview

    Wednesday, September 11 2013 9:30 PM EDT2013-09-12 01:30:09 GMT
    On Tuesday, CBS rolled out the red carpet for the stars of two of its new fall comedies. The shows were previewed for a select audience, including some San Diegans who won tickets from News 8. 
    On Tuesday, CBS rolled out the red carpet for the stars of two of its new fall comedies. The shows were previewed for a select audience, including some San Diegans who won tickets from News 8. 
  • The DSC adds an initial -- "H" for Himmel

    The DSC adds an initial -- "H" for Himmel

    Tuesday, September 3 2013 9:54 PM EDT2013-09-04 01:54:08 GMT
    From feature reports to weather, to even sports, our Larry Himmel can do it all. He's truly one of the hardest working people in the business. 
    From feature reports to weather, to even sports, our Larry Himmel can do it all. He's truly one of the hardest working people in the business. 
  • Carving up the competition

    Carving up the competition

    Monday, September 2 2013 10:20 PM EDT2013-09-03 02:20:45 GMT
    Believe it or not, some of the world's most exotic and colorful fish come from El Cajon. 
    Believe it or not, some of the world's most exotic and colorful fish come from El Cajon. 
  • Hoof prints in the sand

    Hoof prints in the sand

    Thursday, August 22 2013 10:25 PM EDT2013-08-23 02:25:32 GMT
    North Beach in Del Mar has always been attractive to our four-legged friends. These days, it's gone to the dogs, but in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, the surf and sand provided thoroughbred therapy. 
    North Beach in Del Mar has always been attractive to our four-legged friends. These days, it's gone to the dogs, but in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, the surf and sand provided thoroughbred therapy. 
  • Smarts Farm: Inner city asphalt gardening

    Smarts Farm: Inner city asphalt gardening

    Wednesday, August 21 2013 9:42 PM EDT2013-08-22 01:42:51 GMT
    In a vacant lot on the corner of 15th and F surrounded by the hubbub of a burgeoning city, an unlikely garden grows. 
    In a vacant lot on the corner of 15th and F surrounded by the hubbub of a burgeoning city, an unlikely garden grows. 
  • VI Star: Stylish choices under one roof

    VI Star: Stylish choices under one roof

    Tuesday, August 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-08-21 02:00:48 GMT
    There's a buzz on the north end of Little Italy, where young entrepreneurs are finding their space and a place to create a hip little neighborhood right in the flight path.
     
    There's a buzz on the north end of Little Italy, where young entrepreneurs are finding their space and a place to create a hip little neighborhood right in the flight path. Anchoring this block is a trendy gift shop called VI Star. 
  • Papa's got a brand new bag

    Papa's got a brand new bag

    Wednesday, August 14 2013 11:09 PM EDT2013-08-15 03:09:22 GMT
    The word is out. New public safety rules are in effect at all Chargers games. The team has sent its official logo bags out to season ticket holders. 
    The word is out. New public safety rules are in effect at all Chargers games. The team has sent its official logo bags out to season ticket holders. 
  • SC satires SD

    SC satires SD

    Tuesday, August 13 2013 10:40 PM EDT2013-08-14 02:40:08 GMT
    From beach cops to the mayor, from SeaWorld to Comic-Con, everyone and everything San Diego is fair game in Second City's production of "The Good, the Bad and the I-5," now playing at the La Jolla Playhouse. 
    From beach cops to the mayor, from SeaWorld to Comic-Con, everyone and everything San Diego is fair game in Second City's production of "The Good, the Bad and the I-5," now playing at the La Jolla Playhouse. 
  • Broke Girls Coffee Bar: Benevolent beans

    Broke Girls Coffee Bar: Benevolent beans

    Thursday, August 8 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-08-09 01:50:14 GMT
    April Walsh and her business partner Malakiah Hammers quit their day jobs, cashed in their retirement funds, drained their savings accounts and have cast their futures together at Broke Girls Coffee Bar.
     
    April Walsh and her business partner Malakiah Hammers quit their day jobs, cashed in their retirement funds, drained their savings accounts and have cast their futures together at Broke Girls Coffee Bar on Adams Avenue in Normal Heights. 
  • One man's museum

    One man's museum

    Wednesday, August 7 2013 9:45 PM EDT2013-08-08 01:45:38 GMT
    Inside the North Park home that's been in his family for 82 years, Don Madison has hung a few memories. 
    Inside the North Park home that's been in his family for 82 years, Don Madison has hung a few memories. 
  • Lyft: Rideshare with flair

    Lyft: Rideshare with flair

    Tuesday, August 6 2013 10:40 PM EDT2013-08-07 02:40:53 GMT
    Perhaps you've seen them on the road -- the cars with the big pink mustaches on their grills. They're part of a company new to San Diego offering a unique and affordable way to get around town. 
    Perhaps you've seen them on the road -- the cars with the big pink mustaches on their grills. They're part of a company new to San Diego offering a unique and affordable way to get around town. 
  • Lighthouse Ice Cream: Waffling on dessert

    Lighthouse Ice Cream: Waffling on dessert

    Friday, July 26 2013 11:15 PM EDT2013-07-27 03:15:10 GMT
    Are you looking for a tasty treat? How about a waffle, bacon and ice cream sandwich? 
    Are you looking for a tasty treat? How about a waffle, bacon and ice cream sandwich? 
  • Trailer stash

    Trailer stash

    Friday, July 26 2013 5:57 PM EDT2013-07-26 21:57:20 GMT
    As any tourist can tell you, San Diego can be an expensive place to visit. But if you're looking to vacation on the cheap, there's a solution that has some affordable vintage accommodations. 
    As any tourist can tell you, San Diego can be an expensive place to visit. But if you're looking to vacation on the cheap, there's a solution that has some affordable vintage accommodations. 
  • Senior sluggers

    Senior sluggers

    Thursday, July 25 2013 10:10 PM EDT2013-07-26 02:10:08 GMT
    It's Thursday morning in Vista. Do you know where your grandparents are? 
    It's Thursday morning in Vista. Do you know where your grandparents are? 
  • Mountainside retreat

    Mountainside retreat

    Monday, July 22 2013 9:49 PM EDT2013-07-23 01:49:04 GMT
    Just east of Lakeside, surrounded by old trees and rugged hillside, you'll find a scenic recreational paradise. 
    Just east of Lakeside, surrounded by old trees and rugged hillside, you'll find a scenic recreational paradise. 
  • Idol-in-waiting

    Idol-in-waiting

    Friday, July 19 2013 9:45 PM EDT2013-07-20 01:45:08 GMT
    Chula Vista's Jessica Sanchez captured our hearts and captivated the world with her amazing voice on "American Idol." Now another South Bay youngster appears to be on her way to stardom. 
    Chula Vista's Jessica Sanchez captured our hearts and captivated the world with her amazing voice on "American Idol." Now another South Bay youngster appears to be on her way to stardom. 
  • Second time around

    Second time around

    Wednesday, July 17 2013 10:32 PM EDT2013-07-18 02:32:04 GMT
    The celebrating is well underway, and so is the commiserating. It's Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack. 
    The celebrating is well underway, and so is the commiserating. It's Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack. 
  • Del Mar races: My favorite things

    Del Mar races: My favorite things

    Wednesday, July 17 2013 9:20 PM EDT2013-07-18 01:20:08 GMT
    It's Opening Day at Del Mar, and for Larry Himmel it's an unofficial holiday. 
    It's Opening Day at Del Mar, and for Larry Himmel it's an unofficial holiday. 
  • Million-dollar miracle

    Million-dollar miracle

    Tuesday, July 16 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-07-17 02:08:49 GMT
    For the next seven weeks, over 2,000 thoroughbreds will be stabled at Del Mar, many of them well-bred and headed for prestigious stakes races. But only one has earned the right to be called "The Miracle Horse." 
    For the next seven weeks, over 2,000 thoroughbreds will be stabled at Del Mar, many of them well-bred and headed for prestigious stakes races. But only one has earned the right to be called "The Miracle Horse." 
  • Build It! Workshop: Imagination destination

    Build It! Workshop: Imagination destination

    Monday, July 15 2013 10:05 PM EDT2013-07-16 02:05:06 GMT
    Young do-it-yourselfers are finding a hands-on place to exercise their creativity. 
    Young do-it-yourselfers are finding a hands-on place to exercise their creativity. 
  • Grebar Farms: Family farm-fresh produce

    Grebar Farms: Family farm-fresh produce

    Wednesday, July 10 2013 10:20 PM EDT2013-07-11 02:20:06 GMT
    If you are looking for the freshest produce in town, look no further than a family farm in Ramona. 
    If you are looking for the freshest produce in town, look no further than a family farm in Ramona. 
  • Mountain spirit is alive in the face of Chariot Fire

    Mountain spirit is alive in the face of Chariot Fire

    Tuesday, July 9 2013 9:45 PM EDT2013-07-10 01:45:28 GMT
    Fire crews in the East County are battling for a fourth day to contain a wildfire burning southeast of Julian. 
    Fire crews in the East County are battling for a fourth day to contain a wildfire burning southeast of Julian. 
  • Bamboo 2 U: Totally uniquely tiki

    Bamboo 2 U: Totally uniquely tiki

    Wednesday, July 3 2013 9:35 PM EDT2013-07-04 01:35:09 GMT
    Along Highway 101 in the vintage vestiges of languid Leucadia, tiki trumps tacky and funk meets function in a bitchin' beach shop called Bamboo 2 U and Tikis Too. 
    Along Highway 101 in the vintage vestiges of languid Leucadia, tiki trumps tacky and funk meets function in a bitchin' beach shop called Bamboo 2 U and Tikis Too. 
  • Kids' chocolate drink filled with veggies

    Kids' chocolate drink filled with veggies

    Tuesday, July 2 2013 9:56 PM EDT2013-07-03 01:56:03 GMT
    It's an age old question: how do you get your kids to eat healthy foods? How about tricking them? 
    It's an age old question: how do you get your kids to eat healthy foods? How about tricking them? 
  • Suzie's Farm: Down on the farm

    Suzie's Farm: Down on the farm

    Monday, July 1 2013 9:20 PM EDT2013-07-02 01:20:06 GMT
    In the heart of the Tijuana River Valley just three miles north of the border, children are discovering their roots at Suzie's Farm. 
    In the heart of the Tijuana River Valley just three miles north of the border, children are discovering their roots at Suzie's Farm. 
  • Taking it to the streets

    Taking it to the streets

    Friday, June 28 2013 3:23 PM EDT2013-06-28 19:23:18 GMT
    Thursday's fashion trend was big red shoes stuffed with green. 
    Thursday's fashion trend was big red shoes stuffed with green. 
  • Red Shoe Day: Giving San Diego the boot

    Red Shoe Day: Giving San Diego the boot

    Thursday, June 27 2013 1:27 PM EDT2013-06-27 17:27:01 GMT
    Ever since 1980, when Ronald McDonald House first opened its doors, they've had a dream. 
    Ever since 1980, when Ronald McDonald House first opened its doors, they've had a dream. 
  • Sausage & More: Linked in

    Sausage & More: Linked in

    Thursday, June 6 2013 9:37 PM EDT2013-06-07 01:37:49 GMT
    Royalty has found its way to Lakeside, where Christel Pfeiffer, the sausage queen, has set up shop in a strip mall on Woodside Avenue. 
    Royalty has found its way to Lakeside, where Christel Pfeiffer, the sausage queen, has set up shop in a strip mall on Woodside Avenue. 
  • Local serviceman wins national award

    Local serviceman wins national award

    Tuesday, June 4 2013 10:10 PM EDT2013-06-05 02:10:52 GMT
    A local Navy chief petty officer has been chosen to receive a prestigious military award and it's thanks in part to News 8 viewers. 
    A local Navy chief petty officer has been chosen to receive a prestigious military award and it's thanks in part to News 8 viewers. 
  • Seaside Market: Way above market

    Seaside Market: Way above market

    Wednesday, May 29 2013 9:40 PM EDT2013-05-30 01:40:05 GMT
    Family owned and operated since 1985, the Seaside Market is a Cardiff treasure. 
    Family owned and operated since 1985, the Seaside Market is a Cardiff treasure. 
  • Lucky Street Marketplace: One-of-a-kind find

    Lucky Street Marketplace: One-of-a-kind find

    Tuesday, May 28 2013 9:37 PM EDT2013-05-29 01:37:31 GMT
    An Oceanside warehouse filled with vintage props and sets is out to turn your special occasion or photo shoot into an unforgettable experience. 
    An Oceanside warehouse filled with vintage props and sets is out to turn your special occasion or photo shoot into an unforgettable experience. 
  • Wheelin' in the years

    Wheelin' in the years

    Friday, May 24 2013 11:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:01:20 GMT
    It's a long standing South Bay tradition, part of the fabric of a community. 
    It's a long standing South Bay tradition, part of the fabric of a community. 
  • You scream, I scream

    You scream, I scream

    Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:15:22 GMT
    Take freshly baked cookies and add some premium ice cream and what have you got? A very delicious story about a hot spot in Pacific Beach that is serving up cool treats. 
    Take freshly baked cookies and add some premium ice cream and what have you got? A very delicious story about a hot spot in Pacific Beach that is serving up cool treats. 
  • String driven things

    String driven things

    Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:35 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:35:53 GMT
    The world's best guitar players play the world's finest guitars and a bunch of them are made in the East County. 
    The world's best guitar players play the world's finest guitars and a bunch of them are made in the East County. 
  • Brothers in beans

    Brothers in beans

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:06 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:06:59 GMT
    The first family of locally roasted coffee has expanded their horizons. Larry Himmel takes us to San Marcos, where beats and beans go together. 
    The first family of locally roasted coffee has expanded their horizons. Larry Himmel takes us to San Marcos, where beats and beans go together. 
  • Chicken wings and other things

    Chicken wings and other things

    Monday, May 20 2013 4:02 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:02:12 GMT
    If you're counting your calories, watching your weight or reducing your sodium intake, this may not be the place for you. 
    If you're counting your calories, watching your weight or reducing your sodium intake, this may not be the place for you. 
  • Last train home

    Last train home

    Thursday, May 16 2013 7:24 PM EDT2013-05-16 23:24:59 GMT
    The golden age of the railroad is over, but for some model train buffs the glory days have never ended. 
    The golden age of the railroad is over, but for some model train buffs the glory days have never ended. 
  • The Lake Show

    The Lake Show

    Thursday, May 16 2013 3:36 PM EDT2013-05-16 19:36:07 GMT
    Tuesday was not quite as hot around town, but there were still some warm temperatures, but Larry Himmel found one cool spot in the East County at Lake Cuyamaca. 
    Tuesday was not quite as hot around town, but there were still some warm temperatures, but Larry Himmel found one cool spot in the East County at Lake Cuyamaca. 
  • Cooking like the pros

    Cooking like the pros

    Tuesday, May 14 2013 12:57 PM EDT2013-05-14 16:57:54 GMT
    Over the past few years, cooking has become a competitive sport and it's not just the professional chefs, who are into it. 
    Over the past few years, cooking has become a competitive sport and it's not just the professional chefs, who are into it. 
  • Strawberry fields whenever

    Strawberry fields whenever

    Friday, May 10 2013 10:15 PM EDT2013-05-11 02:15:07 GMT
    It's strawberry season in San Diego. 
    It's strawberry season in San Diego. 
  • Collage Unique Gifts' grand opening

    Collage Unique Gifts' grand opening

    Friday, May 10 2013 4:41 PM EDT2013-05-10 20:41:17 GMT
    Step into Collage Unique Gifts in Oceanside and you'll step back in time. The front counter is steeped in nostalgia, a tribute to Edna White's dad and the store they once ran together. 
    Step into Collage Unique Gifts in Oceanside and you'll step back in time. The front counter is steeped in nostalgia, a tribute to Edna White's dad and the store they once ran together. 
  • Carlsbad Chocolate Bar: Chocolates for mom

    Carlsbad Chocolate Bar: Chocolates for mom

    Thursday, May 9 2013 10:24 PM EDT2013-05-10 02:24:08 GMT
    It's time to drop those Mother's Day cards in the mail, or at least remember to call her on Sunday. 
    It's time to drop those Mother's Day cards in the mail, or at least remember to call her on Sunday. 
  • A lifetime of love

    A lifetime of love

    Wednesday, May 8 2013 9:29 PM EDT2013-05-09 01:29:35 GMT
    When Marco met Dorothy he was a graduate student in librarianship at UC Berkeley, attending an orientation meeting. A young faculty member was explaining to the students how to study and get good grades. 
    When Marco met Dorothy he was a graduate student in librarianship at UC Berkeley, attending an orientation meeting. A young faculty member was explaining to the students how to study and get good grades. 
  • The little library that could

    The little library that could

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 10:05 PM EDT2013-05-08 02:05:05 GMT
    A grassroots effort is underway to bring books into a Carlsbad neighborhood. 
    A grassroots effort is underway to bring books into a Carlsbad neighborhood. 
  • Looking better, feeling good

    Looking better, feeling good

    Monday, May 6 2013 10:14 PM EDT2013-05-07 02:14:26 GMT
    When Marta Hoyt was diagnosed with cancer, she was in shock. 
    When Marta Hoyt was diagnosed with cancer, she was in shock. 
  • The Landings: Cleared for landings in Carlsbad

    The Landings: Cleared for landings in Carlsbad

    Thursday, May 2 2013 9:45 PM EDT2013-05-03 01:45:05 GMT
    When you're looking for a tasty, intimate place for a meal, the airport usually doesn't come to mind. 
    When you're looking for a tasty, intimate place for a meal, the airport usually doesn't come to mind. 
  • bBar: Cleansing cocktails

    bBar: Cleansing cocktails

    Wednesday, May 1 2013 10:03 PM EDT2013-05-02 02:03:04 GMT
    If you're looking to stay healthy and fit, all you've got to do is belly up to the bar. 
    If you're looking to stay healthy and fit, all you've got to do is belly up to the bar. 
  • iPhone, therefore I am

    iPhone, therefore I am

    Wednesday, May 1 2013 2:21 AM EDT2013-05-01 06:21:20 GMT
    When it comes to mastering technology, our Larry Himmel is definitely old school. 
    When it comes to mastering technology, our Larry Himmel is definitely old school. 
  • Academy Award wieners

    Academy Award wieners

    Monday, April 29 2013 9:35 PM EDT2013-04-30 01:35:03 GMT
    A couple of local dogs are about to have their day as featured performers in a brand new motion picture. 
    A couple of local dogs are about to have their day as featured performers in a brand new motion picture. 
  • The Donut Bar: Glazed and infused

    The Donut Bar: Glazed and infused

    Friday, April 26 2013 10:20 PM EDT2013-04-27 02:20:05 GMT
    It's no surprise that the hottest new bar around is located downtown. What's shocking is that they don't sell drinks. They sell donuts, and happy hour starts early. 
    It's no surprise that the hottest new bar around is located downtown. What's shocking is that they don't sell drinks. They sell donuts, and happy hour starts early. 
  • The Secret Cookie Service: Covert cookie caper

    The Secret Cookie Service: Covert cookie caper

    Thursday, April 25 2013 10:10 PM EDT2013-04-26 02:10:06 GMT
    So you're a hardworking college student studying for an exam and suddenly, around midnight, you get the urge for a chocolate chip cookie. Who are you going to call? 
    So you're a hardworking college student studying for an exam and suddenly, around midnight, you get the urge for a chocolate chip cookie. Who are you going to call? 
  • Service to family and country

    Service to family and country

    Wednesday, April 24 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-04-25 01:15:37 GMT
    Patrick Mondragon is a caring husband to Violet, his wife of 14 years. He's a devoted dad to his nine-year-old daughter Olivia and eight-year-old son Adam. But he's not always around those he loves best. 
    Patrick Mondragon is a caring husband to Violet, his wife of 14 years. He's a devoted dad to his nine-year-old daughter Olivia and eight-year-old son Adam. But he's not always around those he loves best. 
  • Waffle Burger: Waffling on burgers

    Waffle Burger: Waffling on burgers

    Tuesday, April 23 2013 10:10 PM EDT2013-04-24 02:10:47 GMT
    When it comes to serving up sandwiches in his modest cafe, Melford Wilson thinks way outside the bun. 
    When it comes to serving up sandwiches in his modest cafe, Melford Wilson thinks way outside the bun. 
  • An East County bounty

    An East County bounty

    Monday, April 22 2013 10:05 PM EDT2013-04-23 02:05:05 GMT
    San Diego County is filled with those special places where you can lose your stress and just decompress. 
    San Diego County is filled with those special places where you can lose your stress and just decompress. 
  • Space San Diego: Totally spaced out

    Space San Diego: Totally spaced out

    Thursday, April 18 2013 9:58 PM EDT2013-04-19 01:58:06 GMT
    In the burgeoning landscape that is downtown San Diego, more people are living in smaller spaces. Downsizing is no longer a trend, it's a lifestyle. A lifestyle that Beverly and Phil Feldman can facilitate. 
    In the burgeoning landscape that is downtown San Diego, more people are living in smaller spaces. Downsizing is no longer a trend, it's a lifestyle. A lifestyle that Beverly and Phil Feldman can facilitate. 
  • Woody's Burgers: A taste of Palm Springs comes to San Diego

    Woody's Burgers: A taste of Palm Springs comes to San Diego

    Thursday, April 18 2013 2:24 PM EDT2013-04-18 18:24:08 GMT
    John and Wayne Woodliff are brothers-in-burgers, carrying out a legacy at Woody's Burgers in Mira Mesa. 
    John and Wayne Woodliff are brothers-in-burgers, carrying out a legacy at Woody's Burgers in Mira Mesa. 
  • How to spend your tax refund

    How to spend your tax refund

    If you're one of the fortunate San Diegans expecting a tax refund, you've probably already thought about what you're going to do with the money. In case you haven't Larry Himmel has a few suggestions. 
    If you're one of the fortunate San Diegans expecting a tax refund, you've probably already thought about what you're going to do with the money. In case you haven't Larry Himmel has a few suggestions. 
  • Himmel files his taxes

    Himmel files his taxes

    If you waited until the April 15th deadline to file your taxes, Larry Himmel shares some advice.
    If you waited until the April 15th deadline to file your taxes, Larry Himmel shares some advice.  
  • Bottled in San Diego

    Bottled in San Diego

    Saturday, April 13 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-04-13 21:33:42 GMT
    A new exhibit at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park is celebrating San Diego's craft brew culture. 
    A new exhibit at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park is celebrating San Diego's craft brew culture. 
  • Garden of gourmet delights

    Garden of gourmet delights

    Wednesday, April 10 2013 9:42 PM EDT2013-04-11 01:42:06 GMT
    As the Flower Hill Mall sets its sights on a second sailing, Whole Foods Market has dropped anchor. 
    As the Flower Hill Mall sets its sights on a second sailing, Whole Foods Market has dropped anchor. 
  • Groovy Records: In the groove

    Groovy Records: In the groove

    Tuesday, April 9 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-04-10 02:08:47 GMT
    Veteran cosmic rockers and hip jazz lovers can get their grooves back at a retro record shop in Hillcrest. 
    Veteran cosmic rockers and hip jazz lovers can get their grooves back at a retro record shop in Hillcrest. 
  • Golden voice and heart of gold: Goodbye to Doug Oliver

    Golden voice and heart of gold: Goodbye to Doug Oliver

    Tuesday, March 26 2013 9:33 PM EDT2013-03-27 01:33:03 GMT
    A final farewell Tuesday for a longtime member of the News 8 family. 
    A final farewell Tuesday for a longtime member of the News 8 family. 
  • The check's in the mail

    The check's in the mail

    Monday, March 25 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-03-26 02:00:12 GMT
    We still have three weeks to file our income tax forms. But our Larry Himmel isn't waiting until the last minute. 
    We still have three weeks to file our income tax forms. But our Larry Himmel isn't waiting until the last minute. 
  • Vintage Himmel: 30 years ago, Larry tried to find his look

    Vintage Himmel: 30 years ago, Larry tried to find his look

    Thursday, March 21 2013 11:48 AM EDT2013-03-21 15:48:05 GMT
    A wise sage once said, "The more things change, the more they remain the same." In 1983, Larry Himmel was here at News 8 spewing out his pearls of wisdom. 
    A wise sage once said, "The more things change, the more they remain the same." In 1983, Larry Himmel was here at News 8 spewing out his pearls of wisdom. 
  • A fresh start

    A fresh start

    Tuesday, March 19 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-03-20 01:50:07 GMT
    A mixed use affordable housing and commercial development is giving a new look to one of San Diego's oldest neighborhoods. 

    A mixed use affordable housing and commercial development is giving a new look to one of San Diego's oldest neighborhoods. 

  • Remembering Riley

    Remembering Riley

    Monday, March 18 2013 9:40 PM EDT2013-03-19 01:40:06 GMT
    An East County family is turning a personal tragedy into a life-saving tribute. 
    An East County family is turning a personal tragedy into a life-saving tribute. 
  • Rock Your Loxx: Head banging haircuts

    Rock Your Loxx: Head banging haircuts

    Friday, March 15 2013 9:54 PM EDT2013-03-16 01:54:01 GMT
    Imagine going for a haircut and a rock concert breaks out. 
    Imagine going for a haircut and a rock concert breaks out. 
  • Duck, duck, chicken

    Duck, duck, chicken

    Thursday, March 14 2013 9:55 PM EDT2013-03-15 01:55:08 GMT
    With changes in rules and regulations, more city dwellers are becoming urban farmers. 
    With changes in rules and regulations, more city dwellers are becoming urban farmers. 
  • A pearl of a twirl

    A pearl of a twirl

    Wednesday, March 13 2013 10:32 PM EDT2013-03-14 02:32:51 GMT
    You'll find them along every major thoroughfare in San Diego -- sign spinners. 
    You'll find them along every major thoroughfare in San Diego -- sign spinners. 
  • Pure Cupcakes: Cupcake remake

    Pure Cupcakes: Cupcake remake

    Wednesday, March 13 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-03-14 01:50:09 GMT
    In a highly competitive field, only one local cupcake shop can boast that they've won the war. 
    In a highly competitive field, only one local cupcake shop can boast that they've won the war. 
  • Memories in the Making

    Memories in the Making

    Tuesday, March 12 2013 9:40 PM EDT2013-03-13 01:40:08 GMT
    Amateur painters are turning out some impressive work at a local art class, and it's all for a good cause. 
    Amateur painters are turning out some impressive work at a local art class, and it's all for a good cause. 
  • ILBA Coffee School: Building a better barista

    ILBA Coffee School: Building a better barista

    Tuesday, March 5 2013 10:20 PM EST2013-03-06 03:20:08 GMT
    If you love your lattes and have always dreamed of going to an Ivy League school, there's an academy in Vista where they are looking to train a few good baristas. 
    If you love your lattes and have always dreamed of going to an Ivy League school, there's an academy in Vista where they are looking to train a few good baristas. 
  • Hot Sauces n' More: Where there's smoke, there's sauce

    Hot Sauces n' More: Where there's smoke, there's sauce

    Thursday, February 28 2013 9:50 PM EST2013-03-01 02:50:09 GMT
    Some like it hot, and some like it even hotter. It's all a matter of taste. 
    Some like it hot, and some like it even hotter. It's all a matter of taste. 
  • Vintage Himmel: Expert tax tips

    Vintage Himmel: Expert tax tips

    Wednesday, February 27 2013 9:50 PM EST2013-02-28 02:50:07 GMT
    It's Happy Hour somewhere in San Diego, so it's time for Larry Himmel to uncork some almost 10-year-old Vintage Himmel. 
    It's Happy Hour somewhere in San Diego, so it's time for Larry Himmel to uncork some almost 10-year-old Vintage Himmel. 
  • Collision course

    Collision course

    Tuesday, February 26 2013 9:50 PM EST2013-02-27 02:50:08 GMT
    Will golfers be able to stay the course, or will this be the end of an era for the Escondido Country Club? 
    Will golfers be able to stay the course, or will this be the end of an era for the Escondido Country Club? 
  • Cafe Madeleine & Progress: Cool kids on the block

    Cafe Madeleine & Progress: Cool kids on the block

    Tuesday, February 26 2013 12:15 PM EST2013-02-26 17:15:05 GMT
    Two unique local shops on the same block are sharing some common ground. 
    Two unique local shops on the same block are sharing some common ground. 
  • Vintage Himmel: Mom's day in TJ

    Vintage Himmel: Mom's day in TJ

    Friday, February 22 2013 9:40 PM EST2013-02-23 02:40:08 GMT
    A few longtime locals may remember my mother from the old "San Diego At Large" show. If she was alive today, mom would have turned 94 this month. 
    A few longtime locals may remember my mother from the old "San Diego At Large" show. If she was alive today, mom would have turned 94 this month. 
  • Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens: Estate of tradition

    Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens: Estate of tradition

    Thursday, February 21 2013 9:37 PM EST2013-02-22 02:37:00 GMT
    Nestled in the heart of Fallbrook, you'll find a Victorian estate that's open to the public. 
    Nestled in the heart of Fallbrook, you'll find a Victorian estate that's open to the public. 
  • San Diego Public Market: Bringing it all back home

    San Diego Public Market: Bringing it all back home

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 9:47 PM EST2013-02-21 02:47:04 GMT
    A Barrio Logan grass roots project is converting an old factory into a center of commerce. 
    A Barrio Logan grass roots project is converting an old factory into a center of commerce. 
  • Wisteria Candy Cottage: The candy woman can

    Wisteria Candy Cottage: The candy woman can

    Tuesday, February 19 2013 9:40 PM EST2013-02-20 02:40:04 GMT
    With more wintry weather on the way, one local mountain community is bracing for the storm by making chocolate. 
    With more wintry weather on the way, one local mountain community is bracing for the storm by making chocolate. 
  • Making the band

    Making the band

    Monday, February 18 2013 9:50 PM EST2013-02-19 02:50:05 GMT
    One local fifth grade band is sporting a rather unique sound. 
    One local fifth grade band is sporting a rather unique sound. 
  • Field of dreams

    Field of dreams

    Friday, February 15 2013 10:05 PM EST2013-02-16 03:05:01 GMT
    "Build it and they will come." That's what officials at USD are hoping as the Toreros unveil their new $13.8 million baseball field. 
    "Build it and they will come." That's what officials at USD are hoping as the Toreros unveil their new $13.8 million baseball field. 
  • Everlasting love

    Everlasting love

    Thursday, February 14 2013 9:45 PM EST2013-02-15 02:45:05 GMT
    Do you believe in love? Do you believe true love lasts forever? 
    Do you believe in love? Do you believe true love lasts forever? 
  • House of cards

    House of cards

    Wednesday, February 13 2013 9:58 PM EST2013-02-14 02:58:06 GMT
    If you are one of those procrastinators who wait until the last minute to pick out a Valentine's card, you are not alone. 
    If you are one of those procrastinators who wait until the last minute to pick out a Valentine's card, you are not alone. 
  • Eclipse Chocolat: Sweets for the sweet

    Eclipse Chocolat: Sweets for the sweet

    Monday, February 11 2013 10:04 PM EST2013-02-12 03:04:04 GMT
    Exotic small-batch chocolates are being handcrafted at a new South Park shop. 
    Exotic small-batch chocolates are being handcrafted at a new South Park shop. 
  • Kicking up their wheels

    Kicking up their wheels

    Friday, February 8 2013 10:16 PM EST2013-02-09 03:16:19 GMT
    In Balboa Park they were gracefully gliding across the floor, although some of them never took a step. A group of inspirational dancers is out to set a world record. 
    In Balboa Park they were gracefully gliding across the floor, although some of them never took a step. A group of inspirational dancers is out to set a world record. 
  • Chilly Ribbons: A new treat in town

    Chilly Ribbons: A new treat in town

    Thursday, February 6 2014 11:25 PM EST2014-02-07 04:25:24 GMT
    In a Mission Valley alpine kiosk, Chilly Ribbons is serving a guilt-free frozen treats. 
    In a Mission Valley alpine kiosk, Chilly Ribbons is serving a guilt-free frozen treats. 
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  • The picture perfect Mother's Day

    The picture perfect Mother's Day

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-04-19 16:27:43 GMT
    If you love your mother and your mother loves you, you probably have a picture of the two of you that could win you a grand prize. KFMB's second annual Mommy and Me Photo Contest is under way. 
    If you love your mother and your mother loves you, you probably have a picture of the two of you that could win you a grand prize. KFMB's second annual Mommy and Me Photo Contest is under way. 
  • Police seek suspect in lewd act in Otay Mesa

    Police seek suspect in lewd act in Otay Mesa

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:16:53 GMT
    A motorist exposed himself to a teenage girl and performed a lewd act on an Otay Mesa roadside Friday. 
    A motorist exposed himself to a teenage girl and performed a lewd act on an Otay Mesa roadside Friday. 
  • Woman's dog scares off hot prowl suspect in Oceanside

    Woman's dog scares off hot prowl suspect in Oceanside

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:54:20 GMT
    A woman awoke in her home near the Center City Golf Course Friday to find her mouth covered by the hand of a strange man, who fled moments later when her dog went after him, police reported. 
    A woman awoke in her home near the Center City Golf Course Friday to find her mouth covered by the hand of a strange man, who fled moments later when her dog went after him, police reported. 
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