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Wednesday, February 18,2015
Editor's Note

Long live CityBeat!

Kelly Davis and I are moving on

By David Rolland
If you’re not on Twitter, you might not have heard the news that my longtime associate editor, Kelly Davis, and I are both leaving CityBeat.
Wednesday, January 14,2015
Editor's Note

Je ne suis pas Charlie

An existentialist stream of consciousness on the Paris massacre

By David Rolland
I am not Charlie. By that, I don’t mean to say that I don’t stand in solidarity, symbolically at least, with the folks at the French publication Charlie Hebdo who were murdered last week by Islamic radicals. I do stand with them, symbolically.
Wednesday, October 15,2014
Editor's Note

Carl DeMaio and difficult decisions

Absolute certainty amid scandal allegations is elusive, so voters will have to go with their gut

By David Rolland
I knew enough about Filner that the accusations against him didn’t surprise me. I know enough about DeMaio that Bosnich’s claims don’t surprise me, either.
Wednesday, October 1,2014
Editor's Note

Emma Watson, feminism and the fight

Being a feminist never seemed all that complicated to me

By David Rolland
Of all the important words spoken by actor Emma Watson in her speech on feminism to the United Nations on Sept. 20, the line that jumped out at me was this: “I decided that I was a feminist, and this seemed uncomplicated to me.”
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.
 
 
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