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Mother Goose Parade Nov 23, 2014 The largest parade in San Diego County featuring more than 100 colorful and exciting parade entries, motorized floats, marching bands and drill units, and, of course, Santa Claus. 61 other events on Sunday, November 23
 
The Floating Library
A work of historical fiction with a speculative twist
Backwards & in High Heels
Let’s move this time machine to 2014, shall we?
Film
New indie film starring Shailene Woodley tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Film
New Christopher Nolan epic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Theater
First production by the latest troupe to launch in San Diego leads our rundown of local plays

 

 
 
News

How San Diego cab drivers overhauled the local industry

United Taxi Workers won a huge grassroots victory

By Joshua Emerson Smith

Issues surrounding the taxi industry caught the public’s eye in May 2013, when the Center on Policy Initiatives think tank and San Diego State University released a report called “Driven to Despair.”

News

The San Diego Housing Commission’s bold move on homelessness

If supportive services follow close behind shelter, it could transform the landscape

By Kelly Davis

Last week, the San Diego Housing Commission announced a three-year plan to move as many as 1,500 people off the street and into housing.

News

Project Censored

Ocean acidification tops the annual list of important stories ignored by the mainstream media

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez

Project Censored is an annual reporting project that features the year’s most underreported news stories, striving to unmask censorship, self-censorship and propaganda in corporate-controlled media outlets.

News

Policing the San Diego Police

Officer-misconduct complaints are on the rise, but it’s not clear why

By Joshua Emerson Smith

The number of such misconduct complaints against the San Diego Police Department has skyrocketed to 177 in 2013, up from 73 in 2009, according to police documents.

News

Did San Diego County jail staff fail Daniel Sisson?

More than 3 years after his death, a jury will decide if it could have been prevented

By Kelly Davis

 In a San Diego courtroom on Tuesday, attorney Chris Morris pieced together Daniel Sisson’s final hours, arguing that staff at the Vista Detention Facility could have prevented the 21-year-old’s death if only they’d properly monitored him while he was detoxing from heroin.

News

Meet the men poised to open San Diego's first legal medi-pot shop

For these entrepreneurs, helping sick people will likely be profitable

By Joshua Emerson Smith

Nearly six months after the city began taking applications, David Blair, last week, became the first person in the city’s history approved to run a dispensary. 

News

Connections Housing and San Diego Rescue Mission under the microscope

How two cases highlight issues in homeless services

By Kelly Davis

Folks working to end homelessness might say a case like Vita Manyluk’s highlights the shortcomings of transitional housing, where structured programs aren’t the best fit for some clients.

News

San Diego City Council contest pits newbie against Republican machine

In the race for District 6, the conservative effort looks polished

By Joshua Emerson Smith

At least until December, council Democrats will retain their ability to override mayoral vetoes using their 6-3 majority to push through legislation, such as the recent minimum-wage increase. However, that could come to an abrupt end after residents vote on Nov. 4.

News

Rural / Metro readies to face report card

City’s contract tweaks both tighten and loosen requirements

By Joshua Emerson Smith

At about 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, a 66-year-old man living somewhere in the city of San Diego suffered a cardiac arrest. The San Diego Fire Department’s first responder arrived within eight minutes, but the patient, needing transport to the nearest hospital, would have to wait 17 minutes and 33 seconds for an ambulance to show up.

News

City Heights incident raises questions about police response

With few specifics on who they were looking for, officers held the wrong man at gunpoint

By Kelly Davis

Late afternoon on Sept. 9, a case of mistaken identity resulted in Sightler being held at gunpoint by San Diego Police officers for roughly 10 minutes.

Turds & Blossoms

Turds & Blossoms: Saldaña's silence

CityBeat grades the campaign trail

By Dave Maass

CityBeat’s gotten used to the silent treatment from politicians—but not from ones with whom we agree on nine out of every 10 positions.

Turds & Blossoms

Turds & Blossoms: Bryan Pease and the Progressives

CityBeat grades the campaign trail

By Dave Maass

Step into Casa de Luz, a new vegan, macrobiotic, gluten-free restaurant in North Park, and you’ll be confronted with a unique piece of campaign propaganda.

Turds & Blossoms

Turds & Blossoms: Ben Hueso names labor buddy his 'Woman of the Year'

CityBeat grades the campaign trail

By Dave Maass

A big congratulations to labor leader Lorena Gonzalez for being named “Woman of the Year,” by state Assemblymember Ben Hueso for the 79th Assembly District! But did she actually deserve the honor?

Turds & Blossoms

Turds & Blossoms: Remembering the Filner Finger and Fletcher's new Democratic supporter

CityBeat grades the campaign trail

By Dave Maass

With the help of WikiLeaks, we’re taking a trip across space and time.

Turds & Blossoms

Turds & Blossoms: Carl DeMaio gets it wrong again

CityBeat grades the campaign trail

By Kelly Davis

Twice in roughly a week, quotes from San Diego City Councilmember and mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio were removed from stories in the U-T San Diego for inaccuracy.

Turds & Blossoms

California Democratic Convention and Ralph Denney

CityBeat grades the campaign trail

By Dave Maass

The California Democratic Party descended on the San Diego Convention Center and the Hilton San Diego Bayfront for its annual convention last weekend. Here a few quick ’uns:

Turds & Blossoms

Roach's violation and a Rostra hack

CityBeat grades the campaign trail

By Dave Maass

If the San Diego Press Club wants to maintain credibility, then it must be more selective when bestowing its annual media awards.

Turds & Blossoms

Judicial candidates tap coworkers for money, plus a Frenchie fundraises in SD

CityBeat grades the campaign trail

By Dave Maass

Here’s how not to inspire faith in a balanced judicial system: Run for judge and accept a ton of money from your prosecutor buddies.

Turds & Blossoms

DeMaio dotes on Prop. 8 supporters

CityBeat grades the campaign trail

By Dave Maass

San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio’s pretty much running two campaigns: one for mayor of San Diego and one to support a pension-reform ballot measure. So, maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise to see this tweet from The Caster Group last week

Turds & Blossoms

Mayoral candidates at the State of the City and Lincoln Club FTW

CityBeat grades the campaign trail

By Dave Maass

The latest installment of CityBeat's election column, Turds & Blossoms, wherein we rate campaigns and candidates and award them turds or blossoms for their latest foibles and triumphs. This week we cover the Mayor's State of the City Address and the Lincoln Club's debate live stream.

 
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