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Wednesday, January 28,2015

Inequality widens in California since the recession

This land is their land

By CityBeat Staff
California has the fifth-largest gap in the country between the average incomes of the 1 percent and the 99 percent—here, the wealthiest folks make, on average, 35 times what the rest of us make.
Wednesday, January 21,2015

Todd Gloria and David Alvarez are the opposition party

And that’s good for all of us

By CityBeat Staff
It surely sounds like Todd Gloria’s running for mayor. And it looks like he’s got a running mate of sorts in David Alvarez. This is good to see, whether or not you’re likely to support Mayor Kevin Faulconer for a second term in 2016.
Wednesday, January 7,2015

San Diego politics-watch, 2015

Our eyes are on these guys

By CityBeat Staff
You’ll see when you read further that it must be gender-non-specific. The following list of people to watch in San Diego politics in 2015 is loaded with women—more than half of the powerful people here carry two X chromosomes.
Tuesday, December 30,2014

Turds & Blossoms for 2014

Who gets the poops and who gets the petals

By CityBeat Staff
San Diego County Democratic Party: The local Dems get 22,644 tiny, ballot-bubble-size poopies. That’s the combined number of votes that the Republicans got over and above what the Dems got in three crucial elections this year.
Monday, December 29,2014
Music feature

The best albums of 2014

Eight CityBeat writers pick their albums of the year

By CityBeat Staff
Punk rock has always supposedly been the voice of the maligned, yet it's always generally catered to the straight, white, aggro male. Transgender Dysphoria Blues—the first record Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace wrote since transitioning to a woman—truly delivers on the potential of punk rock's promise.
Monday, December 22,2014

When will the Chargers finally propose?

Still waiting for a concrete idea from the Spanos clan

By CityBeat Staff
Mark Fabiani, longtime special counsel and front man for San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos, last week announced that the Chargers will once again not take advantage of the football company’s annual contractual opportunity to flee town for a place inhabited by more appreciative people.
Wednesday, December 17,2014
New Year's Eve Guide

New Year’s Eve 2015

Our picks for the best ways to celebrate the end of 2014

By CityBeat Staff
This year, we decided to be concise with our guide to New Year’s Eve happenings around town. There are just too many events citywide to be comprehensive, so we carefully curated and cherry-picked some of the most optimal ways to spend the last few hours of 2014.
Wednesday, December 17,2014
Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa

Find out what certain celebrities want for Christmas

By CityBeat Staff
Once we learned about the accident, we dispatched a team to pick through the wreckage and salvage a bunch of letters to Santa, who was so appreciative that he allowed us to publish our favorites, plus a few electronic correspondences that he was nice enough to forward.
Monday, December 15,2014

The ballad of Sherri and Todd

Assessing the Republicans’ ouster of the San Diego City Council president

By CityBeat Staff
Two weeks ago, we published an editorial urging San Diego City Councilmember Sherri Lightner to "stand down" amid a Republican scheme to install her as council president and end the reign of Todd Gloria.
Wednesday, December 10,2014
Holiday Gift Guide

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

10 ideas to alleviate present-buying panic

By CityBeat Staff
Geographie Shop (2879 University Ave. in North Park) seems unlike anything else in San Diego— and that’s because owner Cynthia Matherly recently moved her mercantile-style curiosity shop here from Eugene, Oregon.