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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

 

 
 
Home » Articles »   By Dave Maass
 
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
News

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
News

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
News

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.
Wednesday, August 22,2012
News

Little ripples

10 important stories that didn't rock the whole world

By Kelly Davis, Dave Maass, David Rolland

Journalists often dream of the big stories that topple governments or result in RICO charges. To us, the little stories that affect just a few people are just as important. Here are 10 small victories:

Wednesday, August 22,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: 10-year-old mentality

Are you as proficient in math as a fifth grader?

By Dave Maass

Wednesday, August 15,2012
News

Summer of Hate concert came to El Cajon

Hammerskins filled veterans hall two weeks before Wisconsin Sikh shooting

By Dave Maass
The Summer of Hate concert was organized by the Western Hammerskins, the Southern California branch of The Hammerskin Nation, which is considered by many to be the most powerful and best-organized skinhead group in the United States.
Wednesday, August 15,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Swing Search

Can you find 10 battleground states to help your presidential candidate to victory in 2012

By Dave Maass
A word search of presidential discovery
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.

 
 
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