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Hopfest Beer Tasting Jul 30, 2015 Patrons can sample IPAS and other craft brews. Street tacos, sausage sandwiches and popsicles will be available to compliment the beer throughout the evening. 113 other events on Thursday, July 30
 
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City Councilmembers pen letters to SANDAG, Caltrans
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From SuicideGirls and Walking Dead haunted houses to superhero art shows and Nerdist carnivals, there’s plenty to do without a pass.
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Top-notch Shakespeare at the Old Globe Theatre
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Legacy businesses, like MLB, can’t harness control forever
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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.
Tuesday, July 3,2012
News

Catching up with San Diego County’s legislators

A look at our delegation in Sacramento as they head into the home stretch

By Dave Maass, Kelly Davis, Hutton Marshall
In 2010, San Diego County voters selected 12 fine citizens to represent our region in Sacramento. You might well wonder how hard our legislators fought for us, or whether they spent their time fundraising and partying.
Tuesday, July 3,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Supreme court mini-crossword

Fill in the blanks with rulings from the SCOTUS

By Dave Maass
Let the U.S. Supreme Court be your guide to play this week's Shenanigans.
Wednesday, June 27,2012
News

County makes a disaster of the Brown Act

Unified Disaster Council meeting turns into a brief battle over open government

By Dave Maass
The Ralph M. Brown Act was passed in 1953 to protect the public’s right to attend and speak at government meetings.
Wednesday, June 27,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Owning drones

Can you match the drone aircraft to its proposed acquisition cost?

By Dave Maass
Last week, Bloomberg reported that three drones made in San Diego are the most accident-prone aircraft in the Air Force’s fleet.
Wednesday, June 20,2012
News

Brian Bilbray strays from the party line

Republican member of Congress will face moderate Democrat Scott Peters in November

By Dave Maass
As the House debated several enormous appropriations bills, Bilbray, usually a reliably conservative soldier, cast more than two dozen votes against his party that seemed, for a lack of a better word, erratic.
 
 
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