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OVERFLOW Aug 22, 2014 A selection of new works by Scott Polach which draws on the history of pluviculture, or, attempts to induce rain artificially. Opening includes a collaborative performance piece from Keenan Hartsten entitled, "Very cool, and refreshing?". 85 other events on Friday, August 22
 
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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
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Spooky hell, urine baptisms and other memories exorcised by the Broadway play
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Joe Swanberg’s new independent film starring Anna Kendrick leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Editorial
Formal complaint against the Probation Department shows how far local juvenile-detention practices are out of the mainstream

 

 
 
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Wednesday, August 20,2014
Editorial

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
Editorial

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
Editorial

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
Editorial

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.
Wednesday, July 23,2014
Editorial

Bad affordable-housing deal for San Diego

Fast sunset provision, no annual adjustment should send it back to the negotiating table

By CityBeat Staff
When San Diego Councilmember Lorie Zapf is this excited about a policy proposal, we all should be very concerned.
Wednesday, July 16,2014
Editorial

San Diego City Council leads the way on minimum wage

Bold move means low-wage workers will have a little extra coin

By CityBeat Staff
The Monday vote was a victory for low-wage workers who’ve rarely had champions in elected office, but it was also a victory for democracy.
Wednesday, July 9,2014
Editorial

Murrieta spectacle was far worse than ‘ugly’

Kevin Faulconer should follow Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ lead

By CityBeat Staff
In a Sunday editorial, U-T San Diego called the immigration protests this past week in Murrieta “understandable but ugly.” Understandable? Seriously?
Wednesday, July 2,2014
Editorial

Time for Bonnie Dumanis to come clean

News of the district attorney’s relationship with José Susumo Azano is mounting

By CityBeat Staff
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis has claimed that she didn’t know that Azano had made illegal contributions on her behalf.
Wednesday, June 25,2014
Editorial

Kevin Faulconer’s populism has a long way to go

Mayor’s actions so far betray his pitch, but there’s still hope

By CityBeat Staff
We’d like to join the Kumbaya chorus—all it’ll take is some bold action by Faulconer to turn his populist spiel into something more than an empty PR pitch.
Wednesday, June 18,2014
Editorial

The Iraq-war psychos are back

Wolfowitz, Feith and Co. want money wasted and more Americans dead

By CityBeat Staff
Our old friends Wolfowitz, Kristol, Feith and Bremer, among others, are blaming President Obama because he followed through with a plan hatched during the Bush administration to end the U.S. war in Iraq in 2011. That’s so rich.
 
 
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