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.
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:
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.
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.