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Carlsbad Music Festival and Village Music Walk Sep 19, 2014 Now in its 11th year, this year's fest will feature over 50 performances in three days with concerts in Magee Park and Carlsbad Village Theater. Almost all genres are represented, from country and jazz to indie-rock and classical. 76 other events on Friday, September 19
 
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Band plays live for first time in 20 years
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New indie from Lenny Abrahamson tops our coverage of movies screening around town
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Lying signature gatherers add to undemocratic referendum process

 

 
 
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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.

Wednesday, July 18,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Pride puzzle

How many LGBT officials can you find in the word search?

By Dave Maass
1-5 names: still politically in the closet; 6-10 names: Stonewall Democrat/Log Cabin Republican; 10-12 names: Nicole Murray-Ramirez
Wednesday, July 11,2012
News

Who’s behind Gary Kreep robocall?

Super PAC launched a last-minute campaign to mislead voters

By Dave Maass
More than a month after the primary election, we’re still wondering how right-wing, “Birther” attorney Gary Kreep received a majority of the votes in his race for a San Diego County Superior Court judgeship.
Wednesday, July 11,2012
News

Where will the bodies go?

In the event of a catastrophe, San Diego County has a plan for mass burials

By Dave Maass
Less than half a mile east of the San Diego Convention Center, just past the Manchester Grand Hyatt and next to the Seaport Village sign, lies the marker for a mass grave.
Wednesday, July 11,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Romero's exquisite corpse

Arrange director George A. Romero's "___ of the Dead" movies in order

By Dave Maass
To date, director George A. Romero has made six "Dead" movies. Put them in order to reveal a corpsetastic image of the zombie master himself.
 
 
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