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Sunday, August 31, 2014     Volume: 15, Issue: 25
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What are you most sick of hearing about?

The ice-bucket challenge—that's the only thing I see on my Facebook feed!
Measure P—and there's still two months left till the election.
Challenges to anything the Chumash try to do.
Drought—we either have water or we don't, we'll know when the tap runs dry.

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Farewell to Alex Bar-B-Q

There’s a sadness that comes with the closure of legendary gathering places. Such iconic places as Delmonico’s in New York City, the Las Vegas Sands Hotel and Casino, Los Angeles’ famed Cocoanut Grove, and Hollywood’s Brown Derby have all passed into memory. Four years ago, Shell Beach’s own Old Vienna Restaurant and Beer Garden closed its doors after more than 40 years. Now another historic... [ Read More ]