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Barrio Art Crawl Jul 26, 2014 A free self guided tour consisting of murals, open studios, galleries, and local businesses throughout the Barrio Logan Arts District. Come enjoy art, live music, food, and vendors at places like La Bodega Gallery & Studios, Roots Factory, Union Barrio Logan, Glashaus, and more. 87 other events on Saturday, July 26
 
Sordid Tales
Challenging SeaWorld’s ‘commitment’ to wildlife protection
Arts & Culture feature
New business is illuminating the imagery found in science
Theater
Joint production by La Jolla Playhouse and San Diego Rep leads our rundown of local plays
Spin Cycle
Did Carl DeMaio’s partner overstep his authority by ousting business-association chief?
News
San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities

 

 
 
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Wednesday, August 8,2012
News

DEA wiretap translators sue over polygraph testing

Contract employees allege the agency illegally subjected them to demeaning lie-detector tests

By Dave Maass

The San Diego division of the U.S Drug Enforcement Administration allegedly conducted illegal polygraph tests on contracted employees, according to a federal lawsuit filed by 10 translators in U.S. District Court.

Wednesday, August 8,2012
News

Violent trends continue at San Diego juvenile halls

Probation Department reports more kids sent to the hospital and a mysterious case of staff misconduct

By Dave Maass
Each quarter, the San Diego County Probation Department compiles statistics on so-called “serious incidents” at the five juvenile-detention facilities under its command.
Wednesday, August 8,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Cover-band mini-crossword

Fill the blanks with the with the musicians these SDMA nominees cover

By Dave Maass
Stepping Feet, The Pettybreakers, Cash'd Out, Rockola, and Thunder Road are all SDMA nominees for Best Tribute Band. Who are the musicians they cover? 
Wednesday, August 8,2012
Seen Local

How Laura Duffy exacerbated the prank against her

Medical-marijuana hoaxsters reveal how the plans changed when the media circus began

By Dave Maass
How does one get from 15th-century tapestries illustrating the King of Portugal’s military conquests to an elaborate prank perpetrated against the region’s top federal prosecutor?
Wednesday, August 1,2012
News

Defense contractors aren’t giving to Fight 4 America—yet

So, then, how’s the super PAC paying for everything?

By Dave Maass
It was the textbook earned-media campaign: Spend a little, generate a lot of free publicity. But Fight 4 America’s campaign, despite engaging the services of professional political operatives, seems not to have cost a penny.
Wednesday, August 1,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Olympic Plush

Name the Olympic Games where each mascot team led the cheers.

By Dave Maass
Match the mascots to their Olympic games.
Wednesday, July 25,2012
News

Hannah Giles settles ACORN suit

James O'Keefe left alone to stave off allegations he violated worker's privacy

By Dave Maass
The right-wing activist who posed as a prostitute in a series of undercover videos aimed at discrediting the nonprofit ACORN has settled a lawsuit filed by a worker who alleged that she violated his privacy rights.
Wednesday, July 25,2012
News

Carl DeMaio pays up

Photographer collects $2,000 for unauthorized use of Fletcher and Lightner images

By Dave Maass
In the run-up to the June 5 primary election, we couldn’t help but notice that many of the attack mailers from mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio’s campaign featured familiar photos of his opponent, Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher.
Wednesday, July 25,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: The procurement is right

Guess the winning bids on these county of San Diego contracts

By Dave Maass
Assault rifles, "playground chips", snow plows and more SD county expenses. 
Wednesday, July 18,2012
News

Raped behind bars

Detention authorities have a year to enact a zero-tolerance policy toward sexual assault

By Dave Maass

Joe was presented with a choice: Get in the cell with the stranger or get written up. Joe couldn’t have known that the man in the cell, whom we’ll call Taylor, was a convicted rapist.

 
 
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