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Video Games Live Jul 24, 2014 Popular game music themes given the full symphonic treatment with synchronized lighting and even some real on-stage game-playing. Concert will feature music from Zelda, Sonic, Metal Gear Solid, BioShock and more. 80 other events on Thursday, July 24
 
Arts & Culture feature
New business is illuminating the imagery found in science
Theater
Joint production by La Jolla Playhouse and San Diego Rep leads our rundown of local plays
Spin Cycle
Did Carl DeMaio’s partner overstep his authority by ousting business-association chief?
News
San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities
Editorial
Mayor’s actions so far betray his pitch, but there’s still hope

 

 
 
News

If San Diego politics were ‘Star Wars’

Re-casting the original trilogy with local politicos

By David Rolland

 If there’s one thing we CityBeatniks love more than Star Wars and politics, it’s reducing politicians to overly simplistic archetypes of good and evil. 

News

An interview with the sheriff’s chief medical officer

Dr. Alfred Joshua talks about reducing deaths in San Diego County jails

By Kelly Davis

On July 3, 36-year-old Hector Lleras hanged himself in San Diego County’s Central Jail, the fifth inmate to commit suicide this year. With his death, 2014 tied 2013’s five inmate suicides—itself a high number for a jail system that, since 2007, has seen three suicides a year, on average. Last year, 12 inmates died in custody, a number that’s nearly been matched by this year’s 11 deaths.

News

A day at John school

Guys who buy sex from prostitutes face their behavior head on in court-ordered program

By Joshua Emerson Smith

Established to educate men arrested for buying sex on the realities of the sex-trade industry, its message is straightforward: The sex trade in San Diego is dangerous and demeaning.

News

Bill Fulton wants to get smart about growth

San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities

By Joshua Emerson Smith

 With little room left to sprawl, San Diego must increase density in at least some of its more suburban neighborhoods if it wants to accommodate population growth.

News

Death in Cell 10

How a murder and a suicide at a San Diego County jail became intertwined

By Kelly Davis

Richard Dawson was found dead in his cell in the San Diego Central Jail at close to midnight on March 28, the fifth person to die in county custody this year.

News

Judge Gary Kreep overcharged former client thousands of dollars

Ramona plumber refuses to give up legal fight to make him pay

By Joshua Emerson Smith

When plumber Robert Thompson took a job testing for hazardous backflow at the law offices of then-private attorney Gary Kreep, he could never have guessed the amount of crap it would eventually lead to.

News

San Diego wage war

Will minimum pay be the city’s next divisive battle?

By Kelly Davis

Heading into a Wednesday, June 11, meeting of the City Council’s Rules and Economic Development Committee, the proposal was to raise San Diego’s minimum wage to $11.09 on July 1, 2015; to $12.09 the following year; and to $13.09 on July 1, 2017.

News

Environmentalists say bill undermines San Diego climate plan

Utility companies want changes to the way community-choice aggregation starts

By Joshua Emerson Smith

Under AB 2145, ratepayers would have to opt into the CCA, confirming by mail that they want to join the program. 

News

San Diego Grand Jury’s grand illusion

Citizen panel whitewashes deaths and pepper-spray abuse in county lockups

By Kelly Davis, Dave Maass

The San Diego County Grand Jury is a body of 19 citizens tasked with investigating public complaints about government and inspecting the county’s correctional facilities. But its latest report on the local jail system, filed on May 19, reads more like a press release than a watchdog report.

News

Got a spare $550,000 for Project 25?

Program that houses homeless folks and saves taxpayers money needs new funding to stay alive

By Kelly Davis

The program that eventually took Hutch in, Project 25, didn’t exist until 2011. It began as a three-year, $1.5-million pilot, part of the United Way of San Diego County’s Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.

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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