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La Bohème Jan 24, 2015 The San Diego Opera kicks off its 50th season with Puccini's classic tale of a band of Bohemian friends and a love affair between a young poet and his mistress. 88 other events on Saturday, January 24
 
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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.

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.
 
 
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