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Axline Lecture: Alfredo Jaar Apr 23, 2014 The San Diego Museum of Art and MCASD present the 14th annual Axline Lecture featuring Chilean-born artist Alfredo Jaar, whose work, Muxima, a looping video installation featuring multiple iterations of a popular Angolan folk song, is on view at SDMA. 60 other events on Wednesday, April 23
 
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Wednesday, April 23,2014
News

People are still dying in San Diego County jails

We update our reporting on deaths behind bars

By Kelly Davis

Dennis Lane is one of five people who’ve died in San Diego County jails so far this year, following 12 deaths in 2013. To put those two numbers into perspective, between 2007 and 2012, the county jail system averaged 10 deaths a year.

Wednesday, April 23,2014
News

San Diego to permit medical-cannabis shops amid crackdown

City doesn’t have much firepower in the fight against illegal dispensaries

By Joshua Emerson Smith
As folks in the medical-cannabis industry line up for the first time to apply for permits to operate dispensaries in San Diego, officials are attempting to crack down on the dozens of illegal storefronts still open for business.
Wednesday, April 16,2014
News

San Diego taxi drivers claim wage exploitation

Mayor Faulconer considers new rules for the industry

By Joshua Emerson Smith

 Under the current system, permit holders often lease a vehicle in 12-hour shifts to two drivers a day, pulling in an average of $800 a week per permit. 

Tuesday, April 8,2014
News

One woman’s struggle to overcome a life of prostitution

Meet ‘Jackie,’ one of the many faces of sex-trafficking

By Joshua Emerson Smith
The underground commercial sex trade in San Diego, according to a study released in March by the Urban Institute, is a $96.6-million-a-year industry, surpassing illegal drugs as the top moneymaker for criminals in the region
Wednesday, March 26,2014
News

San Diego’s playing with fire

Why the city can’t maintain enough emergency trucks

By Joshua Emerson Smith
As of the beginning of last week, there were only three fully equipped reserve fire engines ready for use, Fire Department officials say.
Wednesday, March 26,2014
News

San Diego and its nonprofits are in a pie fight

City and community groups battle over a shrinking pot of federal anti-poverty money

By Kelly Davis
Last week, Mayor Kevin Faulconer proposed locking in a guarantee that the city will get 60 percent, or $3.6 million, of the roughly $6 million in CDBG funds available annually for capital-improvement projects. 
Wednesday, March 19,2014
News

San Diego kicks off campaign to boost minimum wage

They aim to find just the right number that voters will support

By Joshua Emerson Smith

 “We’re moving in the wrong direction,” San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria said at a rally last week. “No one who works in a full-time job should be unable to pay for basic shelter and food."

Wednesday, March 12,2014
News

Meet Mickey Kasparian

The San Diego labor honcho who doubled down on grassroots politics

By Joshua Emerson Smith

Organized labor, in 2012, played a significant part in electing San Diego’s first Democratic mayor in more than 20 years. Unfortunately for liberals, veteran Congressmember Filner turned out to be a disaster.

Wednesday, March 5,2014
News

San Diego homeless shelters get a reprieve

But debate continues on how to get people off the street

By Kelly Davis
An outreach team with the Alpha Project found Roger Ramirez on a corner in East Village last Wednesday. In a wheelchair, wearing surgical scrubs for pants and with a thick cast on his right leg, Ramirez, who’s homeless, had been discharged from UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest the day before. He’d fractured his leg jumping out of a dumpster while searching for recyclables and spent five days in the hospital. He was discharged with a bus pass and headed back to 14th and G streets, where he hoped to find a friend who had his belongings.
Wednesday, February 26,2014
News

San Diego seeks to CAP greenhouse gasses

A look at the city’s ambitious plan to clean up its air

By David Rolland

 

 
 
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