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HauntFest on Main Oct 24, 2014 The third annual, family friendly event in Downtown El Cajon features two stages of live music, a carnival rides and games area, a Kidz Zone with outdoor movies, magic shows, pumpkin patches and more. 70 other events on Friday, October 24
 
Film
Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Theater
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays
News
City’s contract tweaks both tighten and loosen requirements
Theater
A review of Cygnet Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard drama tops our coverage of local plays
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Wednesday, October 22,2014
News

Meet the men poised to open San Diego's first legal medi-pot shop

For these entrepreneurs, helping sick people will likely be profitable

By Joshua Emerson Smith

Nearly six months after the city began taking applications, David Blair, last week, became the first person in the city’s history approved to run a dispensary. 

Wednesday, October 15,2014
News

Connections Housing and San Diego Rescue Mission under the microscope

How two cases highlight issues in homeless services

By Kelly Davis
Folks working to end homelessness might say a case like Vita Manyluk’s highlights the shortcomings of transitional housing, where structured programs aren’t the best fit for some clients.
Wednesday, October 8,2014
News

San Diego City Council contest pits newbie against Republican machine

In the race for District 6, the conservative effort looks polished

By Joshua Emerson Smith
At least until December, council Democrats will retain their ability to override mayoral vetoes using their 6-3 majority to push through legislation, such as the recent minimum-wage increase. However, that could come to an abrupt end after residents vote on Nov. 4.
Wednesday, October 1,2014
News

Rural / Metro readies to face report card

City’s contract tweaks both tighten and loosen requirements

By Joshua Emerson Smith
At about 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, a 66-year-old man living somewhere in the city of San Diego suffered a cardiac arrest. The San Diego Fire Department’s first responder arrived within eight minutes, but the patient, needing transport to the nearest hospital, would have to wait 17 minutes and 33 seconds for an ambulance to show up.
Wednesday, September 24,2014
News

City Heights incident raises questions about police response

With few specifics on who they were looking for, officers held the wrong man at gunpoint

By Kelly Davis
Late afternoon on Sept. 9, a case of mistaken identity resulted in Sightler being held at gunpoint by San Diego Police officers for roughly 10 minutes.
Wednesday, September 17,2014
News

Civic San Diego faces call for community benefits

Advocates are pushing hard for affordable housing

By Joshua Emerson Smith
On Monday, the City Council unanimously approved longtime local developer Reese Jarrett as the new president of Civic San Diego, the city-owned nonprofit built from the now-dismantled Centre City Development Corporation.
Wednesday, September 10,2014
News

Advocates push SANDAG for transit-first policy

Officials say they'll give it some study

By Joshua Emerson Smith
In an ongoing struggle over a multibillion-dollar transportation-spending plan for the region, leaders from more than a dozen social-justice organizations gathered Downtown last Friday to demand that government officials prioritize public transit over cars.
Monday, September 8,2014
News

Review board identifies policy violations, shoddy investigation in San Diego jail death

Detainee who swallowed meth was left to die in solitary confinement

By Kelly Davis, Dave Maass
A law-enforcement oversight board has found that San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies lied and omitted information in the investigation of the death of a 28-year-old African-American man who’d swallowed a baggie of meth before being booked into custody.
Wednesday, September 3,2014
News

What can San Jose’s minimum-wage increase tell San Diego?

A tale of two cities

By Kelly Davis
“Modest, at most,” is how Jim Reed, policy director at the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, described the impact of the wage increase to a USA Today reporter in June.
Wednesday, August 27,2014
News

Lost in the criminal justice system

If you’re mentally ill, good luck finding your way

By Kelly Davis
Sarah’s standing in the hallway of the San Diego Central Courthouse, hoping to see her son Kyle as deputies lead groups of inmates, shackled together, to holding cells behind the courtrooms.

 
 
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