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Pacific San Diego Magazine

Yes, We Can!

Among the myriad brands of beer lining shelves at supermarkets and liquors store, perhaps none evoke a stronger sense of summer than Corona Extra.

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Pacific San Diego Magazine

July 2017 Movies

It’s man vs. monkey as a hoard of gun-toting primates face off against the fearful humans eager to eliminate the simian threat.

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Pacific San Diego Magazine

July 2017 Events

Make up for being a hot mess on the Fourth by getting rid of filth on the fifth as Surfrider hosts its annual morning-after cleanups around Oceanside Pier, Ocean Beach Pier, Crystal Pier and Belmont Park.

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blinkist.com

Blast Past Your Goals With These 5 Takeaways From The 10X Rule

Do you dream of achieving greatness in life, but think success is exclusively reserved for others? There’s plenty of prosperity to go around, and you can enjoy a surge of success by pushing past your limits.

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blinkist.com

5 Tips To Unlock The Power Of Pre-Suasion

Every day, we’re exposed to an onslaught of attempts to influence our actions and determine our decisions. Whether it’s a telemarketer, a manager, or even your mother, sometimes it can seem like everyone is asking for something.

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Pacific San Diego Magazine

Just Add Cutwater

Back in 2008, when Ballast Point was a big favorite among local beer aficionados, but still far from the billion-dollar brewer it is today, a few of the brand’s employees began dabbling in distilling. Fast-forward to the present, and these aleumni from the now-international brewing outfit have left the mothership and launched a premium assortment of locally made alcohols under the name Cutwater Spirits.

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Pacific San Diego Magazine

Splash Down - San Diego's Hottest Pool Parties

To help beat the heat (and the depressing news cycle), here’s a guide to a different breed of dive bars, splashy scenes where San Diegans can make waves in the sun.

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Pacific San Diego Magazine

June 2017 Movies

An ominous threat forces a couple and their child to remain hidden at home, until a forlorn family arrives on their door, eager to share shelter.

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blinkist.com

The Future of Reading: This App Is A Step Ahead of Ebooks & Audiobooks

According to innovator Elon Musk, we won’t always learn by scanning strings of squiggles printed on pages and screens. Until that day arrives, this app establishes a bridge to the future.

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Pacific San Diego Magazine

June 2017 Events

Show off your shucking skills and check out live performances from Matisyahu, Vokab Kompany, and many more musical acts during this annual appreciation of everything oyster.

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blinkist.com

Reading These 3 Malcolm Gladwell Books Will Help You Realize Your Potential

There’s more to this world than meets the eye. Thanks to these insights, you can use the unseen to your advantage and realize your true potential.

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Pacific San Diego Magazine

Fantasy Draft

You're not dreaming. After nearly 40 years in America, Corona Extra is finally available on tap.

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Pacific San Diego Magazine

¡Viva La Prohibición!

Hidden inside the wood-paneled walls of Oryx Capital Gastro Pub lies a not-so-secret speakeasy called Nortico. Photos of Al Capone and other infamous outlaws hang on the walls of venue, where head bartender and Tijuana native, Fernando Villalobos, seems poised to make history.

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blinkist.com

7 Key Lessons from Sheryl Sandberg’s Favorite Business Book

If you’re trying to upgrade your company from startup to success story, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer has a book recommendation that might be just what you need.

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blinkist.com

5 Books to Help You Become the Next Steve Jobs

Want to change the world? With these five books, you can follow in the footsteps of one of history’s most innovative businessmen.