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Adult Puppet Cabaret Mar 27, 2015

Puppet companies like Animal Cracker Conspiracy, Circus Mafia, Peachtiger Puppetry and more will perform works to benefit the upcoming San Diego Puppet Fest.

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Wednesday, March 25,2015

Civic San Diego expansion under scrutiny

Nonprofit could be operating without proper city oversight

By Joshua Emerson Smith
Amid calls to investigate the legality of the city-controlled nonprofit Civic San Diego, a memo has surfaced, raising questions about how officials delegate power to the land-use agency.
Wednesday, March 25,2015

Better call Paul

Deputy District Attorney Paul Greenwood fights back against elder abuse

By Carly Nairn
Paul Greenwood doesn’t want to be one of only a few elder-abuse experts, so he trains other attorneys on a national basis. The elder-abuse crime rate is growing, he says, and is expected to continue to grow over the next decade, as the population skews older.
Wednesday, March 18,2015

Rural/Metro quietly adds new ambulances to San Diego fleet

City considers tightening contract with 911-services provider

By Joshua Emerson Smith
When it comes to life-threatening emergencies, such as a stroke or cardiac arrest, a patient’s chance of survival can be measured by how fast she or he gets to a hospital, often down to the second.
Wednesday, March 11,2015

Civic San Diego showdown

Pressure builds as land-use agency readies to face officials over community benefits

By Joshua Emerson Smith
Flanked by regional labor leaders, Gonzalez told a small crowd that her bill, AB 504, would require the San Diego City Council to approve land-use decisions made by Civic San Diego—the city-funded nonprofit created after Gov. Jerry Brown ended the practice of redevelopment.
Friday, March 6,2015

Despite mayor’s hands-off approach, Civic San Diego may face increased oversight

Bill would require City Council approval of city-funded nonprofit's decisions

By Joshua Emerson Smith
The city-funded nonprofit Civic San Diego plans, permits and approves land development Downtown. While the mayor and City Council appoint the agency’s board members, elected officials have virtually no oversight when it comes to day-to-day operations.
Thursday, March 5,2015

Broken city street sweepers leave residents frustrated over neighborhood grime

After deep cuts, city’s vehicle-repair shop struggles to keep sweepers on the road

By Joshua Emerson Smith
“I’m tired of living in a trashcan,” uptown resident Laura Levine told members of the San Diego City Council's Environment Committee at their meeting on Wednesday. “I go out on Sunday’s with my broom and my sweeper and pick up the trash, and it’s a shame that in this magnificent city, we have to live with trash.”
Wednesday, March 4,2015

Making the best of less

How the San Diego Housing Commission has used a limited resource to tackle homelessness

By Kelly Davis
San Diego’s effort to end homelessness can be compared to one of those old-time locomotives. In the early 2000s, it started off at a slow chug, then began to pick up momentum at the beginning of this decade.
Wednesday, February 25,2015

Potential organ recipients face off with doctors over medical-cannabis use

New bill would push hospitals to put pot-using patients on transplant waiting list

By Joshua Emerson Smith
The only thing that could save Justin Turley is a liver transplant, but, he said, his specialist at the hospital has refused to put him on the waiting list until he stops using cannabis.
Wednesday, February 18,2015

Tier it up

California has the biggest sex-offender registry in the U.S.—for no good reason

By Kelly Davis
California is one of only four states that require adults convicted of certain sex crimes to register with local law enforcement each year for life. Crime-free for 50 years? Bedridden? It doesn’t matter.
Wednesday, February 11,2015

Civic San Diego wraps up public outreach amid outcry

City-controlled nonprofit faces growing frustration from community groups

By Joshua Emerson Smith
With plans to invest tens of millions of dollars in underserved neighborhoods, the city-funded land-use nonprofit Civic San Diego has faced one major question: What are the agency’s priorities?