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US Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition Sep 01, 2014 Sand sculptors from all over the world will create huge pieces of art made from sand. There will also be live entertainment (big bands, singers and more), a sand box and rides for kids, a dozen gourmet food trucks, art and more. 32 other events on Monday, September 1
 
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County supervisors, oversight boards say they welcome a federal investigation

 

 
 
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Wednesday, September 12,2012
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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
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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
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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.
Wednesday, September 5,2012
Arts & Culture feature

J. Michael Straczynski’s origin story

As the creator of ‘Babylon 5’ expands his empire, he looks to his roots in San Diego and Chula Vista

At 57, Straczynski is a figure for whom the nerd classes are already polishing a boulder on the Mount Rushmore of science-fiction history, somewhere near Gene Roddenberry and Rod Serling. 
Wednesday, August 29,2012
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Sheriff investigates sexual contact at juvenile hall

Email reveals abuse allegations and pepper-spray problems

By Dave Maass
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is investigating allegations that a staff member at a juvenile-hall facility touched a minor in a sexually inappropriate manner.
Wednesday, August 29,2012
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Major changes to jail mail

First the postcard-only policy; next the sheriff may charge for emails

By Dave Maass
The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties has expressed concern about the Sheriff’s Department’s new rule limiting incoming mail at jails to postcards only.
Wednesday, August 29,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Quiz you like a hurricane

Can you match these historical hurricanes to their years, casualties and approximate destruction costs?

By Dave Maass
Match the historical storms to their years, casualties and costs. 
Wednesday, August 22,2012
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Big splashes

10 ways CityBeat's made an impact on civic affairs

By Kelly Davis, Dave Maass, David Rolland
If you think of San Diego’s political landscape like an ocean bay, then CityBeat has been sitting atop the cliffs for the last 10 years, chucking stories like stones into the water. We don’t do it just to entertain ourselves; it’s our hope that everyone in their comfy little houseboats moored along the dock will notice the ripple.
 
 
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