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Video Games Live Jul 24, 2014 Popular game music themes given the full symphonic treatment with synchronized lighting and even some real on-stage game-playing. Concert will feature music from Zelda, Sonic, Metal Gear Solid, BioShock and more. 80 other events on Thursday, July 24
 
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New business is illuminating the imagery found in science
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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?
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San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities
Editorial
Mayor’s actions so far betray his pitch, but there’s still hope

 

 
 
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Tuesday, May 8,2012
Summer guide

Hansen’s surf shop lives on

Business moved from Oahu to Cardiff in 1962, now thriving in Encinitas

By Dave Maass
For Hansen’s, the last 50 years in the surf-shop business has moved just like the water its boarders ride—in waves.
Tuesday, May 8,2012
Summer guide

Janey the orangutan is 50!

Aging ape still charming visitors at the San Diego Zoo

By Dave Maass
Orangutans in human care can live into their late 50s. Janey is as full of life as Betty White.
Sunday, May 6,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: The Procurement is Right

How much is San Diego County paying for bras, finger lights and the 'white glove' treatment

By Dave Maass
Guess the winning bids on these County of San Diego contracts:
Wednesday, May 2,2012
Turds & Blossoms

Turds & Blossoms: Saldaña's silence

CityBeat grades the campaign trail

By Dave Maass
CityBeat’s gotten used to the silent treatment from politicians—but not from ones with whom we agree on nine out of every 10 positions.
Wednesday, May 2,2012
News

461 pepper spray incidents documented in juvenile detention last year

Juvenile-justice experts question whether San Diego County Probation relies too heavily on OC spray to manage youth behavior

Juvenile detention records obtained by CityBeat reveal some of the highest levels of pepper-spray usage in the country. In 2011, the East Mesa facility averaged more than five sprayings per week.
Wednesday, April 25,2012
News

Carl DeMaio A to Z

Our case against San Diego's most objectionable politician

By Kelly Davis, David Rolland, Dave Maass
Coherent presentation of all the problems we have with Carl DeMaio’s candidacy for mayor of San Diego cries out for an organizational theme. We’ve chosen the alphabet.
Wednesday, April 25,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: May Day Mini-Crossword

How much do you know about local labor unions?

By Dave Maass
May 1 is International Workers' Day, also known as May Day. Show how much you know about local labor unions with this mini-crossword.
Wednesday, April 18,2012
News

City Attorney threatens to squeeze legal fees out of citizen watchdog

Civic activist Mel Shapiro still says the city must turn over fraud hotline reports

By Dave Maass
The City Attorney says an octogenarian citizen activist is playing us.
Wednesday, April 18,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: County Superdowser

Can you help Supervisor Bill Horn find water?

By Dave Maass
In addition to thinking he’s God’s gift to North County, San Diego County Supervisor Bill Horn believes he can use a divining rod to find water—then spend $72,600 in public money to dig a well.
Wednesday, April 11,2012
Turds & Blossoms

Turds & Blossoms: Bryan Pease and the Progressives

CityBeat grades the campaign trail

By Dave Maass
Step into Casa de Luz, a new vegan, macrobiotic, gluten-free restaurant in North Park, and you’ll be confronted with a unique piece of campaign propaganda.
 
 
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