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Occupy the Rice Fields May 05, 2015 A one-woman comedic monologue from Aimee Greenberg about her travels in Bali. 56 other events on Tuesday, May 5
 
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MEAT San Diego event with Dona Esthela and Javier Plascencia
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New indie starring Rinko Kikuchi leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Notes from the Smoking Patio
A round-up of new San Diego releases now streaming
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Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson are seduced by A.I. in Alex Garland’s new sci-fi film

 

 
 
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Wednesday, April 29,2015
News

Amid growing legal storm, Civic San Diego officials jump ship

Lawsuit challenges city-funded nonprofit’s authority to make land-use decisions

By Joshua Emerson Smith
It’s the city-funded nonprofit Civic San Diego, and it wants to expand its unique, land-use authority into two of the city’s most underserved neighborhoods, Encanto and City Heights.
Wednesday, April 22,2015
News

Driven to organize

Lawsuit threatens to put worker-run taxi service on hold

By Joshua Emerson Smith
After years of paying weekly fees to taxicab dispatching services, such as Yellow Cab, city taxi drivers—who are hoping to start their own worker-run cab company— see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Wednesday, April 22,2015
News

The Fight for $15

Unions rally and organize fast-food workers looking for increased wages

By Carly Nairn

Ramon Johnson was happy to take precious time out of the day to participate in a rally for higher wages for fast-food workers. 

Wednesday, April 15,2015
News

Barrio Logan again on the defensive over neighborhood development

The Port wants to increase Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal cargo by 500 percent

By Carly Nairn
Barrio Logan is seemingly always in the crosshairs. The historically marginalized neighborhood is now battling the San Diego Unified Port District on the environmental impact of its latest Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal (TAMT) Redevelopment Plan.
Wednesday, April 15,2015
News

As city warms to pot shops, growers face uncertainty

Police mum on how dispensaries should get their weed

By Joshua Emerson Smith
As the city continues to permit new medical-cannabis dispensaries, the question of how such facilities should get their product remains largely unanswered.
Tuesday, April 7,2015
News

CannaBiz: All things weed

Amid Justice Department warning, locals race for pot shop permits

By Joshua Emerson Smith
While folks scramble to open the city's first permitted medical-cannabis dispensaries, federal prosecutors said they'll continue to target such activity, despite congressional direction to lay off states.
Tuesday, April 7,2015
News

Baby come back?

Sketchy science about abortion pill reversals

By Carly Nairn
The idea of reversing an abortion is making national waves. On March 30, Arizona formalized a law that requires doctors providing medical abortions to inform patients that the procedure can be reversed. Arkansas followed suit with a similar law on April 7.
Wednesday, April 1,2015
News

Plastic bag ban brewing?

San Diego eyes new regulatory effort

By Carly Nairn
Two environmental policies that may define the longterm health of San Diego’s waterways are being evaluated at the local and state level: a San Diego plastic bag ban; and amendments to the California State Water Board’s plan to keep the ocean trash-free.
Wednesday, April 1,2015
News

Grid unlocked

Activist Bill Powers lives on homespun energy

By Joshua Emerson Smith

It’s easy to miss the rooftop solar panels on Bill Powers’ house in University Heights. On the cul-de-sac where he lives, other neighbors have panels, too, and the technology looks commonplace in the urban Southern California landscape.

Wednesday, March 25,2015
News

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.
 
 
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