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Nuvi Mehta: Great Stories Behind Classical Music Mar 30, 2015 The new San Diego Symphony CEO Martha Gilmer sits down with Nuvi Mehta to discuss new directions in programming for the San Diego Symphony. 39 other events on Monday, March 30
Bill would require City Council approval of city-funded nonprofit's decisions
Bands coming to town and just-announced shows
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Organizers of the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon in San Diego have a lot of work to do
Abderrahmane Sissako’s Oscar-nominated film tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Arts & Culture feature
Rising stars of San Diego's architect-as-developer movement mind the little details


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Tuesday, March 17,2015
Local Music Issue

The Great Demo Review 2015

You sent in your music; we listened to it

By CityBeat Staff
Every spring, more than 100 demo CDs, tapes and MP3 files pile up in CityBeat’s mailbox and email inbox as we prepare for that great annual tradition: The Great Demo Review.
Wednesday, March 11,2015

Bonnie Dumanis’ attack on freedom

District attorney wants to jail people for rapping and posting on Facebook

By CityBeat Staff
San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is out of control. Her office filed charges against 15 San Diego men for conspiracy to commit various violent crimes even though there’s no evidence that they had anything to do with the offenses.
Wednesday, February 25,2015

On the Chargers, politicians need to remain calm

Stop right after saying the team should stay in San Diego

By CityBeat Staff
Two teams might be allowed to move to L.A.; three teams won’t. At least one of these contestants will have to go home a loser. No offense, but we’re hoping it’s the Chargers.
Wednesday, February 11,2015

Slow the wheel’s roll

Why does everyone suddenly want to turn San Diego into an amusement park?

By CityBeat Staff
What is it all of a sudden with all these proposals for amusement-park rides in downtown San Diego?
Tuesday, February 3,2015

Faulconer’s stadium push is already SAGging

Advisory group apparently can pay consultants to help strategize a Chargers fix

By CityBeat Staff
 It wasn’t long after San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced that he’d assembled a nine-person Citizens Stadium Advisory Group (SAG) to come up with a development and financing proposal fo
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.