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Lester Bangs Memorial Reading Oct 21, 2014 Grossmont faculty and alumni writers, along with special guests, read their original works of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction in tribute to “America’s Greatest Rock Critic.” In Room 220 of Building 26. 54 other events on Tuesday, October 21
Fall Arts
Epic San Diego Museum of Art exhibition promises a textbook lesson in the evolution of modern works
Kevin Faulconer’s likely to tack left on sustainability
Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
With few specifics on who they were looking for, officers held the wrong man at gunpoint
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays


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Wednesday, October 8,2014

CityBeat’s Nov. 4 election endorsements

From San Diego City Council and Congress to Secretary of State and all the proposition, we have your ballot covered

By CityBeat Staff

 Monday, Oct. 6, was the first day of by-mail voting for the Nov. 4 election. As always, we have opinions on everything on the ballot. Let’s get to it.

Wednesday, September 24,2014

High hopes for San Diego’s Climate Action Plan

Kevin Faulconer’s likely to tack left on sustainability

By CityBeat Staff

By now, anyone who’s not completely blind knows that if humankind doesn’t dramatically reduce the volume of ozone-depleting greenhouse gases it spews into the atmosphere, Earth isn’t going to be inhabitable for very much longer.

Wednesday, September 17,2014

You, football fan, have the power

NFL will change its ways under public pressure

By CityBeat Staff
Combating the problem in society at large is hard. Attacking the problem in the NFL is easier. Already, public pressure has forced the league to act. Is it enough for you? If not, and you’re a football fan, you have power.
Wednesday, September 10,2014

Who cares about jail inmates dying?

Bill Gore? Bonnie Dumanis? The Board of Supervisors? You?

By CityBeat Staff
Since we launched our coverage last year of the high death rate in San Diego County jails, we’ve won some awards, and when we bring it up in conversation, we hear some nice plaudits. But no one who can do anything about the problem—the sheriff, whose department oversees the jails, and the county Board of Supervisors—seems to give a damn. 
Wednesday, September 3,2014

Jerry Sanders’ war

Chamber of Commerce, led by the former mayor, launches all-out campaign to regain control of San Diego

By CityBeat Staff
Sanders’ Chamber of Commerce announced that it was launching a new offensive to turn San Diego into the most business-friendly region in California.
Wednesday, August 27,2014

Don’t sign the anti-minimum-wage petition

Lying signature gatherers add to undemocratic referendum process

By CityBeat Staff
We’ve heard enough reports of lying that if the measure qualifies, it would do so based partly on misinformation.
Wednesday, August 20,2014

Assessing prison realignment

It’s not perfect, but it’s a big step in the right direction

By CityBeat Staff
CityBeat has long advocated for less incarceration and more use of alternative sentencing in California, and we supported the basic concepts behind realignment, which is the wonky term for diverting to county jails some lower-level offenders and parole violators who’d otherwise be sent to state prisons.
Wednesday, August 13,2014

Kevin Faulconer and poverty

Having trouble making ends meet? The mayor isn’t interested

By CityBeat Staff
So, 2.5 percent of the city’s population can delay the wage increase and sick-day mandate. Is that fair? Debatable.
Wednesday, August 6,2014

Face-palm: Bill Fulton is quitting

His replacement must not be a yes-man for industry

By CityBeat Staff
The news last week that Bill Fulton had resigned from his position as the city of San Diego’s planning director was not completely unexpected, but still extremely disappointing.
Wednesday, July 30,2014

Stop San Diego County’s pepper-spray abuse

Formal complaint against the Probation Department shows how far local juvenile-detention practices are out of the mainstream

By CityBeat Staff
This is serious business. Not only are detainees’ civil rights likely being violated; the climate being created in these facilities is hardening these youthful transgressors even more.