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  • Beer

    Like beer? Like to run? These clubs are made for you

    Beer and running have finally found a happy medium through a growing social trend: pub runs. Throughout Southern California, more and more running groups are meeting in the vicinity of local breweries to run a few miles before mingling over beers. The point of the pub runs is not to become a stronger or faster runner — although one certainly can reap these benefits as well — but to have a place where one can socialize over beer. Ultra marathoner Justin Flores, 30, of...

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  • Music festivals

    Music Tastes Good: 10 rock star chefs you gotta try

    When it comes to most music festivals, the musicians are the stars of the show. But things are a little different at the two-day Music Tastes Good festival, which returns to Long Beach Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at Marina Green Park. At this festival, which celebrates food as much as it does music, the rock stars share the spotlight with culinary stars. More than 40 bands are on the busy lineup, including headliners Ween, who perform on the Long Beach stage at 8:20 p.m. Sept. 30 and...

    Richard Guzman
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  • Entertainment

    How a legendary death in a Queen Mary oven inspired Dark Harbor’s new Halloween haunt

    This is a grisly Halloween tale. Decades ago, so goes the story, a chef was murdered on board the Queen Mary by being shoved into his own oven and burned alive. And now, dressed in a tattered and charred chef’s coat and apron, this frightening foodie is once again roaming the ship’s kitchen as the latest spirit to join the band of ghosts, monsters and ghouls who take over the ship for the annual Dark Harbor...

    Richard Guzman
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  • Coffee

    Starbucks quietly raises Southern California prices up to 30 cents

    With McDonald’s serving $2 McCafe drink specials as part of a revamped coffee menu, what does Starbucks do in return? Raise prices. The Seattle giant has quietly raised prices from 10-30 cents in various U.S. markets including Southern California. The adjustments were made in early September to everything from drip coffee to espresso beverages. “In Southern California, customers will experience increases of 10 to 20 cents on select sizes of brewed coffee, and...

    Nancy Luna
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