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Feeding San Diego Receives Grant Money To Boost Their School Pantry Program

Sept. 13
By Melissa Mae

Feeding San Diego received a $100,000 grant from Cigna Foundation’s "Healthier Kids For Our Future" grant program. The money will help food insecure students and their families.

Restaurant workers in Old Town San Diego wear f...

County Supervisors Propose Home Permits For Cooking, Selling Sell Food

Sept. 9
By Alexandra Rangel

A plan by two county supervisors might pave the way for people to start selling food from their home kitchens.

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Bacon May Disappear In California As Pig Rules Take Effect

Aug. 5
Scott McFetridge / Associated Press

A California law taking effect Jan. 1 could make pork harder to find and more expensive. Voters in 2018 overwhelmingly approved the law, which requires more space for breeding pigs, egg-laying chickens and veal calves.

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San Diego Parklets Must Now Be In Compliance, Potential Fees Loom

Aug. 2
By Melissa Mae

Parklets helped San Diego restaurants during the pandemic by providing outdoor dining space. Now they must be brought up to code, which includes permits and removing permanent roofs.

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Roundtable: Workers Call Out An Abusive Culture In Craft Beer

May 21
By Bennett Lacy

The leader of a local microbrew steps down after a social media post alleging an abusive culture in the craft beer industry goes viral, local marijuana retail workers unionize, and graduating seniors at SDSU prepare for commencement during a pandemic.

Carmen Favela (left) and Esthela Davila (right)...

Sexism In San Diego’s Craft Brew Scene

May 21
By Anica Colbert

San Diego’s craft brew industry responds after an Instagram page about sexism in the industry goes viral.

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California Restaurants Prepare For June Reopening

April 7
By Harrison Patiño , Maureen Cavanaugh

Hiring concerns, capacity issues and common sense safety measures are all among the long list of topics that California restaurants will have to reckon with before the state's reopening on June 15th.

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San Diego Launches Brewery Economic Development Website

April 7
By City News Service

In honor of National Beer Day, the city of San Diego launched a "Business is Brewing" website Wednesday to provide local breweries with market information and economic development resources they can use to support and grow their businesses.

BlueNalu's whole-muscle, cell-based yellowtail ...

San Diego Company Merges Food Science, Aquaculture To Make Fillets From Fish Cells

Jan. 26
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

A San Diego aquaculture technology start-up is betting that Americans' love of seafood will extend to fish fillets grown from fish cells.

A sign is shown in a Carlsbad restaurant defyin...

Roundtable: Restaurant Resistance Of COVID-19 Rules

Jan. 22
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

Local restaurants defy COVID-19 rules as a peaceful protest, San Diego's Spanish-speaking community reacts to the end of the Trump era, and the leader of the San Diego Unified School District is chosen for a position in the Biden administration.

A testing sign is posted outside of a Chula Vis...

COVID-19 Cases Up Sharply Among Grocery Store, Pharmacy Workers

Jan. 11
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Cases are rising among the essential workers San Diego depends on to stock its food and medicine.

Chef Bernard Guillas cooks a Thanksgiving meal ...

Your Thanksgiving Cooking Questions Answered, Maintaining Tradition During An Unusual Year

Nov. 25, 2020
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Because of the pandemic, we’re advised not to travel, not to have large gatherings and to avoid the usual family holiday reunions. But it’s Thanksgiving, and we still have things to be thankful for.

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6 Cooking Shows To Inspire Your Thanksgiving Feast

Nov. 24, 2020
Alexandra Bacaj

Even if you’re staying home, you can still feast on delicious seasonal foods. We rounded up six cooking and baking shows to help you make the most of this interesting holiday season.

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Food Alliance Seeks Paradigm Shift For San Diego's Food Supply

Nov. 23, 2020
By Alison St John

A consortium of more than 100 organizations in San Diego is working on a plan — a kind of paradigm shift — a new vision of how to make sustainable food sources more available to all San Diegans. The group wants your feedback on the plan before Thanksgiving.

Restaurateur Ike Gazaryan stands in the Bedouin...

City Heights Restaurant Owner Tries To Find Success Amid Restrictions And Dwindling Funds

Nov. 20, 2020
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

With new COVID-19 restrictions going into effect on Saturday night, and still no federal assistance in sight, businesses are struggling to stay afloat.

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