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Zoltan Kaszas Apr 20, 2014 The recent winner of the inaugural San Diego Comedy Festival and the Seattle Comedy Festival. 50 other events on Sunday, April 20
 
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Meet ‘Jackie,’ one of the many faces of sex-trafficking
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Wednesday, April 16,2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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San Diego seeks to CAP greenhouse gasses

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

By David Rolland

 

Wednesday, February 19,2014
News

Danger: food trucks

San Diego officials say regulations target public safety, don’t limit competition

By Joshua Emerson Smith
Proposed regulations no longer include a rule that would have banned food trucks from operating within 75 feet of a street-level restaurant without permission from the owner.
Friday, February 7,2014
News

A CHiP to knock Lansdowne off the ol’ block

Asst. Commissioner Warren Stanley confirms he met with Filner

By John R. Lamb
In a statement released to CityBeat Friday, Warren Stanley—who said he owns a home in San Diego County—met with Filner “to gauge my interest in a position one day as San Diego police chief.”
 
 
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