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Barrio Art Crawl Aug 30, 2014 A free self guided tour consisting of murals, open studios, galleries, and local businesses throughout the Barrio Logan Arts District at places like La Bodega Gallery, Roots Factory, Union Barrio Logan, Glashaus, and more. 73 other events on Saturday, August 30
 
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Wednesday, August 27,2014
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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.

Wednesday, August 20,2014
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Critics say Kevin Faulconer’s stalling on environmental policies

Climate plan, water conservation and bag ban are on the slow track

By Joshua Emerson Smith
If San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer can wait long enough on certain policy issues, he may have a more favorable makeup on the City Council to push his conservative agenda.
Wednesday, August 13,2014
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How San Diego’s juvenile-hall scandal could change state policy on pepper spray

County supervisors, oversight boards say they welcome a federal investigation

By Kelly Davis, Dave Maass
The feds haven’t said yet whether they will investigate the extreme use of pepper spray at local juvenile halls, but basically everyone in the juvenile-justice community—and beyond—thinks they should.
Wednesday, August 13,2014
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Pacific Imperial Railroad’s bad track record

Desert Line leaseholder likely claimed fake asset

By Joshua Emerson Smith

Two men from Nevada traveled to Tijuana around 2006 in an effort to take control of a property in Baja Mexico called Tembabichi. One of the men was embattled Nevada District Court Judge Steven Jones, who, according to prosecutors in an ongoing judicial discipline hearing, made the trip in connection with a scam that left three unsuspecting investors out $20,000 each.

Wednesday, August 6,2014
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Finding a cure for the ‘Huffman virus’

How one case study could potentially transform City Heights

By Kelly Davis
Huffman-style properties were built fast to meet a perceived economic threat. With new Mission Valley shopping centers luring consumers away from neighborhood businesses, midcentury Mid-City—North Park, City Heights, Normal Heights, Hillcrest, University Heights and Kensington— needed more density to help those businesses compete.
Wednesday, July 30,2014
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What’s going on with the Lorne “Hammer” Jones case?

Former customs agent got more than seven years for smuggling drugs and people into the U.S., but mysterious events are raising questions about the government’s prosecution

By Andrew Gumbel

Jones was first accused of immigrant-smuggling in the mid-1990s by a vengeful ex-wife who told Internal Affairs: “I want you to do something about him.” 

Tuesday, July 29,2014
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Meet the developer tapped by the mayor to run Civic San Diego

Vetting process limited to select hiring committee

By Joshua Emerson Smith
The city’s top officials continue to push a complex and yet-to-be fully disclosed plan to use tax-break incentives and a stripped-down environmental-review process to convince banks and developers
Monday, July 28,2014
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Civil rights groups blast San Diego County over pepper spray in juvenile halls

Justice Department asked to investigate and force county to eliminate 'inhumane and abusive' practices

By Dave Maass, Kelly Davis
YLC identified dozens upon dozens of cases of improper use of pepper spray. Probation staff sprayed youth at risk of suicide; youth who simply were disobedient; youth with respiratory, cardiovascular and skin problems; and youth being treated with psychotropic medication. They used it to gas-out detainees who refused to leave their cells. They sprayed detainees as young as 12 years old. They sprayed multiple girls who refused to strip at the request of male staff.
Wednesday, July 23,2014
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If San Diego politics were ‘Star Wars’

Re-casting the original trilogy with local politicos

By David Rolland

 If there’s one thing we CityBeatniks love more than Star Wars and politics, it’s reducing politicians to overly simplistic archetypes of good and evil. 

Wednesday, July 16,2014
News

An interview with the sheriff’s chief medical officer

Dr. Alfred Joshua talks about reducing deaths in San Diego County jails

By Kelly Davis
On July 3, 36-year-old Hector Lleras hanged himself in San Diego County’s Central Jail, the fifth inmate to commit suicide this year. With his death, 2014 tied 2013’s five inmate suicides—itself a high number for a jail system that, since 2007, has seen three suicides a year, on average. Last year, 12 inmates died in custody, a number that’s nearly been matched by this year’s 11 deaths.
 
 
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