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Alvy Ray Smith: From Pixels to Pixar Nov 24, 2014 The cofounder of Pixar and Altamira gives patrons a quick tour through computer graphics with amusing stories, vintage pictures and videos, and much more. 49 other events on Monday, November 24
 
The Floating Library
A work of historical fiction with a speculative twist
Backwards & in High Heels
Let’s move this time machine to 2014, shall we?
Film
New indie film starring Shailene Woodley tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Film
New Christopher Nolan epic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Theater
First production by the latest troupe to launch in San Diego leads our rundown of local plays

 

 
 
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Tuesday, September 25,2012
News

Judges keep car perks

Despite enormous service cutbacks, Superior Court maintains nearly $1 million in vehicle allowances

By Dave Maass
As fall arrives, the court has begun shutting down outlying courtrooms, shortening hours, laying off some employees and furloughing others. But the Superior Court did not cut one line item: nearly $1 million per year in transportation allowances set aside for judges and executive managers.
Tuesday, September 25,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Hispanic Heritage Month mini-crossword

Fill in the blanks

By Dave Maass
Celebrate Mexican Heritage Month by filling in our mini-crossword.
Wednesday, September 19,2012
News

The man behind Carl DeMaio's pot plan

Candidate panders to the medical-marijuana community without actually talking to the medical-marijuana community

By Dave Maass
San Diego mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio dropped a shocker on Sunday: He has a medical-marijuana plan.
Wednesday, September 19,2012
News

Al-Shabaab cases takes a turn

Four Somali men hope testimony collected in East Africa will prove they didn’t send money to a terrorist group

By Dave Maass
At the end of October, defense attorneys representing four Somali men in Southern California will travel to the Horn of Africa to depose witnesses whose testimony could poke holes in terrorism charges leveled against their clients.
Wednesday, September 19,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: The procurement is right

Guess the winning bids on these county of San Diego contracts

By Dave Maass
San Diego County contract bids on a rowing machine, a 2012 Ford F250, 60,336 inmate hygiene kits, and 500 wood sign posts.
Wednesday, September 12,2012
News

Bill Horn pulls questionable grant to religious group

Money would’ve helped add to pro-life ‘fleet’ of ultrasound-equipped RVs

By Kelly Davis, Dave Maass
In June, the Pregnancy Resource Center of Vista (PRC) put a plea on its fundraising website for $120,000 to replace its “mobile clinic”—an RV out of which the organization offers pregnancy testing, ultrasound services and pregnancy counseling.
Wednesday, September 12,2012
News

Reporters challenge SDPD credentials process

436 people have press badges, but not all of them meet the definitions

By Dave Maass
As of Sept. 15, 436 individuals held media credentials issued by the San Diego Police Department. But some members of the media say SDPD isn’t liberal enough and allege the credentialing process is not managed fairly or evenly.
Wednesday, September 12,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Food-stamped out

What items would you eat with $4.90 a day to spend on food?

By Dave Maass
Based on the average 34.30/week budget provided by CalFresh (California's food-stamps program), how would you spend your benefits? 
Monday, September 10,2012
No Life Offline

Election apps face-off

Politics are personal, but so is my iPhone

By Dave Maass
Technological singularity? Don’t get me started. Bring up the acceleration of technology, the near omnipresence of mobile devices, the integration of net-speak into ordinary conversation, and I’ll instantly develop what my girlfriend calls my “crystal face.”
Wednesday, September 5,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Club crawl

How many San Diego DJs can you find in this mix?

By Dave Maass, Peter Holslin
A word search to find San Diego's club DJs.
 
 
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