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Reading of Terror! Apr 25, 2015 An evening of readings from States of Terror Vol. 1 featuring Ryan Bradford, Hanna Tawater, Rachel Taylor, Jim Ruland, Julia Evans, and more. 103 other events on Saturday, April 25
 
Cocktail Tales
Jackson Milgaten incorporates classics and finds from his travels
Seen Local
The second in our series on the artists awarded grants through the Creative Catalyst Fund
Nibbles | Food & drink
MEAT San Diego event with Dona Esthela and Javier Plascencia
North Fork
Popular Carlsbad spot has its own farm
Well, That Was Awkward
Local cat dad indulges feline feelings at San Diego's first kitty coffee shop

 

 
 
News

The Fight for $15

Unions rally and organize fast-food workers looking for increased wages

By Carly Nairn

Ramon Johnson was happy to take precious time out of the day to participate in a rally for higher wages for fast-food workers. 

News

Driven to organize

Lawsuit threatens to put worker-run taxi service on hold

By Joshua Emerson Smith

After years of paying weekly fees to taxicab dispatching services, such as Yellow Cab, city taxi drivers—who are hoping to start their own worker-run cab company— see a light at the end of the tunnel.

News

As city warms to pot shops, growers face uncertainty

Police mum on how dispensaries should get their weed

By Joshua Emerson Smith

As the city continues to permit new medical-cannabis dispensaries, the question of how such facilities should get their product remains largely unanswered.

News

Barrio Logan again on the defensive over neighborhood development

The Port wants to increase Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal cargo by 500 percent

By Carly Nairn

Barrio Logan is seemingly always in the crosshairs. The historically marginalized neighborhood is now battling the San Diego Unified Port District on the environmental impact of its latest Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal (TAMT) Redevelopment Plan.

News

Baby come back?

Sketchy science about abortion pill reversals

By Carly Nairn

The idea of reversing an abortion is making national waves. On March 30, Arizona formalized a law that requires doctors providing medical abortions to inform patients that the procedure can be reversed. Arkansas followed suit with a similar law on April 7.

News

CannaBiz: All things weed

Amid Justice Department warning, locals race for pot shop permits

By Joshua Emerson Smith

While folks scramble to open the city's first permitted medical-cannabis dispensaries, federal prosecutors said they'll continue to target such activity, despite congressional direction to lay off states.

News

Grid unlocked

Activist Bill Powers lives on homespun energy

By Joshua Emerson Smith

It’s easy to miss the rooftop solar panels on Bill Powers’ house in University Heights. On the cul-de-sac where he lives, other neighbors have panels, too, and the technology looks commonplace in the urban Southern California landscape.

News

Plastic bag ban brewing?

San Diego eyes new regulatory effort

By Carly Nairn

Two environmental policies that may define the longterm health of San Diego’s waterways are being evaluated at the local and state level: a San Diego plastic bag ban; and amendments to the California State Water Board’s plan to keep the ocean trash-free.

News

Better call Paul

Deputy District Attorney Paul Greenwood fights back against elder abuse

By Carly Nairn

Paul Greenwood doesn’t want to be one of only a few elder-abuse experts, so he trains other attorneys on a national basis. The elder-abuse crime rate is growing, he says, and is expected to continue to grow over the next decade, as the population skews older.

News

Civic San Diego expansion under scrutiny

Nonprofit could be operating without proper city oversight

By Joshua Emerson Smith

Amid calls to investigate the legality of the city-controlled nonprofit Civic San Diego, a memo has surfaced, raising questions about how officials delegate power to the land-use agency.

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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