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Wednesday, June 4,2014
Editor's Note

Dreaming of a new Cabrillo Bridge

Wouldn’t it be great to find a non-catastrophic way to close that span to cars?

By David Rolland
The bridge closure provided a great opportunity to test those theories and to study the full impact of the shutdown on the park, its institutions and the surrounding areas, and I’m eager to see what the city learned.
Wednesday, March 19,2014
Editor's Note

SeaWorld: one guy’s take

I don’t really go for the caged-wildlife thing to begin with

By David Rolland
Richard Bloom, a Democrat who represents the Santa Monica area, wants to ban public entertainment involving killer whales, end the captive breeding of whales, bar companies from importing or exporting whales and move SeaWorld’s 10 whales into ocean pens. 
Wednesday, July 31,2013
Editor's Note

An open letter to Bob Filner

How can you bear going on like this?

By David Rolland
You might learn to be more respectful of women, but the damage is done. You might survive a recall process, but only on technicalities. If a vote were held today on whether you should be mayor, you’d get killed.
Wednesday, June 5,2013
Editor's Note

Anders Wright and Peter Holslin leaving CityBeat

Longtimers on the way out; three new guys coming in

By David Rolland
This issue marks the final one with Peter Holslin as music editor and Anders Wright as film editor. I know!
Tuesday, February 12,2013
Editor's Note

The Dave Maass Era ends

Goodbye to perhaps San Diego’s best investigative reporter

By David Rolland
Lots of San Diegans have wanted Dave Maass to Shut! Up!—mostly those who find themselves in his argumentative crosshairs on Twitter. He certainly has a way about him.
Wednesday, November 7,2012
Editor's Note

Reunions and elections

My necessary weekend getaway to the past

By David Rolland
I’m sitting on a bench at my alma mater Calabasas High School. I’m looking over toward a walkway leading down from the softball field where I lost consciousness after Matt Behrens and I collided with each other on a pop fly.
Wednesday, October 10,2012
Editor's Note

Adios, Aaryn Belfer

One of our longtime columnists calls it quits

By David Rolland
Aaryn Belfer’s biweekly “Backwards & in High Heels” column first appeared in CityBeat’s Jan. 24, 2007. Her last column for us appears in this issue. 
Wednesday, October 10,2012
Editor's Note

Goodbye, Gloria Penner

KPBS icon’s impact on CityBeat

By David Rolland
San Diego lost one of its most well-known and important figures on Saturday, when journalist Gloria Penner succumbed to the cancer she’d been battling for more than a year.
Wednesday, September 19,2012
Editor's Note

Romney’s assault on government assistance

Add our voice to the chorus of commentary

By David Rolland
Romney said that 47 percent of Americans pay no income tax, and those are the people, he said, who are safely deposited in Barack Obama’s electorate bank.
Wednesday, August 29,2012
Editor's Note

Mike Aguirre, Jerry Sanders and CityBeat

Former city attorney rips us while the mayor honors us with a day of our own

By David Rolland
When Mike Aguirre was the city attorney in San Diego, he’d sometimes call me to talk excitedly about how CityBeat could help define a vision for future San Diego. I would enjoy those calls.
 
 
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