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Paddle for Clean Water Sep 21, 2014 Hundreds of surfers and ocean enthusiasts paddle around the Ocean Beach Pier in an effort to raise awareness about the need for clean water and healthy coastlines. There will be yoga classes, free breakfast for all paddlers, guest speakers, live music and more. 68 other events on Sunday, September 21
 
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Band plays live for first time in 20 years
Concerts
Bands coming to town and just-announced shows
Film
New indie from Lenny Abrahamson tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Editorial
Lying signature gatherers add to undemocratic referendum process

 

 
 
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Monday, September 15,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

The iWatch is more iExtraordinary than you’ve imagined

From real-time-death notification to hot-flash tabulation, it does it all

By Aaryn Belfer
As the winner of an online sweepstakes (I stumbled onto it when I mistyped a url while shopping), I got to test drive the new iWatch for a week and am therefore in a unique position to weigh in on the attributes of this game-changing device.
Tuesday, September 2,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

Ice buckets and social justice

Can we do more than one thing at a time?

By Aaryn Belfer
When I was finally able to turn my focus to the fundraiser, I didn't have high hopes for it. Either dump water or write a check as a strategy seemed misguided. Why isn't it both? I thought. 
Monday, August 18,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

To my white tribe

You are mine, and I am yours, so let’s deal with it

By Aaryn Belfer
White people like you and me, dear CityBeat reader, have the privilege not to deal with any of the race realities if we don't want to.
Monday, August 4,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

Deporting refugees and welcoming Ebola

America and her priorities

By Aaryn Belfer
Now for a whole bunch of words: Fever, vomiting, diarrhea, bleeding from every orifice, death, no cure. Also: The World Health Organization has warned that the virus is spreading faster than efforts to control it.
Monday, July 21,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

Fighting the fight of body-conscious girls

It might be unwinnable

By Aaryn Belfer
Research out of the NYU Child Study Center has shown that girls' self esteem peaks at age 9. It peaks, people! 
Monday, June 30,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

The relative depravity of soccer and Ann Coulter

In the end, it’s only a game

By Aaryn Belfer
The 2014 World Cup hasn't received so much of Glenn Beck's ire that I'm aware of, but Ann Coulter filled the void last week with a screed of her own
Monday, June 16,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

This is not a test of the Emergency Broadcast System

This is an actual emergency—is this thing on?

By Aaryn Belfer
As of this moment, most schools in the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) have let out for the summer, and kids all around the city are settling into routines—camps for the haves, video games for the have-nots.
Monday, June 2,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

Yes, All Women: Be aware and be pissed

But be a little afraid, too

By Aaryn Belfer
It's nothing short of infuriating that women and girls should have to fear abuse and violence for no reason other than being women.
Monday, May 19,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

How to keep little campers busy this summer

8 excellent San Diego programs aimed at kids

By Aaryn Belfer
Many of you are still designing the Spirograph Venn diagrams of summer, trying to maximize your dollars while splicing together travel and dentist appointments. For all you lollygaggers, here are a few camp ideas.
Monday, May 5,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

Nobody puts Baby in a corner

On feminism and who gets to define my brand of it

By Aaryn Belfer
My friend Heather and I were talking about a non-vagina-having, self-important troll named Randy Dotinga who told me via Twitter that I'm no feminist.
 
 
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