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Barrio Art Crawl Feb 28, 2015 A self guided tour consisting of the open studios, galleries, and local businesses of the Barrio Logan Arts District. Spaces include include Bread & SaltThe Glashaus, Aca Gallery, and over a dozen more.  71 other events on Saturday, February 28
 
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News

Potential organ recipients face off with doctors over medical-cannabis use

New bill would push hospitals to put pot-using patients on transplant waiting list

By Joshua Emerson Smith

The only thing that could save Justin Turley is a liver transplant, but, he said, his specialist at the hospital has refused to put him on the waiting list until he stops using cannabis.

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Tier it up

California has the biggest sex-offender registry in the U.S.—for no good reason

By Kelly Davis

California is one of only four states that require adults convicted of certain sex crimes to register with local law enforcement each year for life. Crime-free for 50 years? Bedridden? It doesn’t matter.

News

Civic San Diego wraps up public outreach amid outcry

City-controlled nonprofit faces growing frustration from community groups

By Joshua Emerson Smith

With plans to invest tens of millions of dollars in underserved neighborhoods, the city-funded land-use nonprofit Civic San Diego has faced one major question: What are the agency’s priorities? 

News

Legislation seeks to end isolation in juvenile facilities

Part of it comes down to the meaning of ‘confinement’

By Kelly Davis

Youth Law Center (YLC), the San Francisco legal-advocacy nonprofit that filed the complaint, initially set out to investigate the excessive use of pepper spray in San Diego County’s juvenile-detention facilities. But incident reports also revealed the routine use of solitary confinement— usually for two, three or four days.

News

Desert Line remains shrouded in secrecy

Councilmember David Alvarez calls for transparency on railroad restoration

By Joshua Emerson Smith

How much will it cost to get the Desert Line up and running? And is the private company that’s holding the government contract to complete it up to the task?

News

San Diego officials propose tweaks to rule residents say Jack in the Box broke

Critics claim change belies smart-growth planning

By Joshua Emerson Smith

If the San Diego City Attorney’s office gets its way, a judge will never rule on whether Jack in the Box and the city duped the public.

News

Laura’s Law likely moving ahead in San Diego County

Board of Supervisors will consider preliminary approval

By Kelly Davis

It’s been more than four years since San Diego County first explored implementing a state law that’s divided the mental-health community over how to get seriously ill folks into treatment.

News

Fighting to green San Diego’s energy grid

Environmentalist Nicole Capretz takes on SDG&E with new watchdog group

By Joshua Emerson Smith

San Diego’s not the only city thinking about kicking its fossil-fuel habit. While the city’s draft Climate Action Plan calls for using all renewable energy by 2035, San Jose aims to hit that target by 2022. San Francisco may completely ditch carbon-based electricity by 2020. 

News

San Diego County settles pays beating victim $250,000

Internal investigation had cleared the deputies involved

By Joshua Emerson Smith

If Sheriff’s Deputy Randall Ribada had allowed Lee Lacy to walk 10 more feet out the front door of the Chula Vista Courthouse, the entire incident could’ve been avoided. Instead, the county last week coughed up $250,000 to settle a civil-rights case.

News

Mental-health emergencies continue to mount

Struggling to meet demand, psychiatric field-clinician program may get boost

By Joshua Emerson Smith

It was the third time in three days that a middle-aged man living in Lakeside called the Sheriff’s Department out to his home. The neighbors, he explained, had let poisonous spiders loose in his apartment.

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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