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Turkey Calling Show Nov 26, 2014 This show is presented like an old-time live radio broadcast with performances by The Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra and hosted by sound effects expert Scott Paulson.  46 other events on Wednesday, November 26
 
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New indie film starring Shailene Woodley tops our coverage of movies screening around town
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First production by the latest troupe to launch in San Diego leads our rundown of local plays
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Wednesday, November 26,2014
News

Suicide attempts soar at San Diego County juvenile hall

Rosemary Summers succeeded in 2013, and her parents want justice

By Kelly Davis, Dave Maass

 The credibility of San Diego’s juvenile-detention system has come under fire this year amid a complaint that the Youth Law Center submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice in July regarding the use of harsh disciplinary measures on at-risk youth.

Wednesday, November 19,2014
News

The San Diego Housing Commission’s bold move on homelessness

If supportive services follow close behind shelter, it could transform the landscape

By Kelly Davis
Last week, the San Diego Housing Commission announced a three-year plan to move as many as 1,500 people off the street and into housing.
Wednesday, November 19,2014
News

How San Diego cab drivers overhauled the local industry

United Taxi Workers won a huge grassroots victory

By Joshua Emerson Smith
Issues surrounding the taxi industry caught the public’s eye in May 2013, when the Center on Policy Initiatives think tank and San Diego State University released a report called “Driven to Despair.”
Wednesday, November 12,2014
News

Project Censored

Ocean acidification tops the annual list of important stories ignored by the mainstream media

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez
Project Censored is an annual reporting project that features the year’s most underreported news stories, striving to unmask censorship, self-censorship and propaganda in corporate-controlled media outlets.
Wednesday, November 5,2014
News

Policing the San Diego Police

Officer-misconduct complaints are on the rise, but it’s not clear why

By Joshua Emerson Smith
The number of such misconduct complaints against the San Diego Police Department has skyrocketed to 177 in 2013, up from 73 in 2009, according to police documents.
Wednesday, October 29,2014
News

Did San Diego County jail staff fail Daniel Sisson?

More than 3 years after his death, a jury will decide if it could have been prevented

By Kelly Davis

 In a San Diego courtroom on Tuesday, attorney Chris Morris pieced together Daniel Sisson’s final hours, arguing that staff at the Vista Detention Facility could have prevented the 21-year-old’s death if only they’d properly monitored him while he was detoxing from heroin.

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.
 
 
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