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So You Think You Can Dance Tour Jan 26, 2015 The top dancers from the hit Fox competition TV show show off their moves in front of a live audience. 59 other events on Monday, January 26
 
Concerts
Bands coming to town and just-announced shows
Arts & Culture feature
Work that made a mark locally in the last year
Spin Cycle
A crucial vote on the party’s future happens this month
Check 1, Check 2 | Music & nightlife
Observatory to take over historic location
The World Fare
Dumplings, borscht and Stroganoff highlight the La Mesa eatery’s menu

 

 
 
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Wednesday, January 21,2015
Spin Cycle

Kevin Faulconer is Mayor Glinda

That was a big lollipop of a State of the City address

By John R. Lamb
Yes, San Diego has emerged from a week of enough pithy political turns of phrase and political posturing that even the stiffest beverages can’t remove them from our psyches any time soon.
Wednesday, January 7,2015
Spin Cycle

Steve Rivera wants to lead San Diego County’s Democrats

A crucial vote on the party’s future happens this month

By John R. Lamb
Come Jan. 20, however, current party Chair Francine Busby will face a vote of confidence, in essence, following a couple of years in which Democrats—despite an edge in registered voters over Republicans countywide—came up short in several marquee races.
Monday, December 22,2014
Spin Cycle

‘Now Sherman! Now Kersey! Now Lorie and Chris!’

A vignette from Taint Pick, with apologies to Clement C. Moore

By John R. Lamb
’Twas three months before Todd Toss, and through City Hall, an odd rumor was stirring, a real-life curveball.
Tuesday, December 16,2014
Spin Cycle

Clarification to 'Carl DeMaio will not go quietly'

We won’t have this curious man-child to kick around anymore, or will we?

By John R. Lamb
For San Diego, the Decade of Carl DeMaio ends not with a bang, but with some flailing and a whiny whimper. Should we have expected anything less? 
Wednesday, December 10,2014
Spin Cycle

Magic Budget Fairy drops in for the holidays

A chance encounter at December Nights

By John R. Lamb

 It’s a cool Friday night among throngs of meandering strangers in Balboa Park, its iconic buildings awash in a rotating palette of vibrant colors.

Wednesday, November 26,2014
Spin Cycle

Francine Busby preps for a fight

Is a challenger to San Diego County Democratic Party chair in the wings?

By John R. Lamb
During the last few weeks, rumblings of dissension have begun bubbling to the surface in the churning cauldron that is the San Diego County Democratic Party.
Wednesday, November 12,2014
Spin Cycle

Carl DeMaio will not go quietly

We won’t have this curious man-child to kick around anymore, or will we?

By John R. Lamb
For San Diego, the Decade of Carl DeMaio ends not with a bang, but with some flailing and a whiny whimper. Should we have expected anything less?
Wednesday, October 29,2014
Spin Cycle

Carl DeMaio: the Ebola of political wannabes?

Spooky choice for San Diego’s GOP electeds

By John R. Lamb
When it comes to local Republican elected officials, the bandwagon for 52nd District congressional candidate Carl DeMaio seems quite roomy.
Wednesday, October 15,2014
Spin Cycle

Where Carl DeMaio goes, weirdness follows

Karma, lie detectors and the unlikelihood of happy endings

By John R. Lamb
If congressional candidate Carl DeMaio keeps throwing people under the bus, it’s conceivable that one day the former San Diego City Council member will be able to count all his friends on one hand.
Wednesday, October 1,2014
Spin Cycle

Lessons from Belmont Park

Roller-coaster relationships on the San Diego City Council exposed

By John R. Lamb
Last week may have represented the dueling duo’s nadir in interpersonal relationships, when the City Council on Sept. 22 battled it out along party lines over a proposed 55-year lease extension for the operators of Belmont Park.
 
 
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