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Spring Valley Tailgate & BBQ Festival Oct 26, 2014 The community event takes over the streets surrounding the Cali Comfort restaurant, where 30 teams vie for title of best BBQ. Event includes games, live music, street vendors and more. Proceed benefit after-school sports programs. 65 other events on Sunday, October 26
 
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Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Theater
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays
Theater
A review of Cygnet Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard drama tops our coverage of local plays
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City’s contract tweaks both tighten and loosen requirements
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Wednesday, June 13,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Actronyms

Rearrange the jumbled phrases to reveal acronymous bills introduced by the 112th Congress

By Dave Maass
 With his REPAIR initiative (big breath: Repave and Eliminate Potholes through Accountability for Infrastructure Repairs), Carl DeMaio continues the great American tradition of legislating through tortured acronyms.
Wednesday, June 6,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Veep Search!

How many potential running mates for Mitt Romney can you find?

By Dave Maass
Can you find all Mitt Romney's potential running mates lurking in the shadows... er, word search?
Wednesday, May 30,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Lincoln Club Logic

Tweet us the most creative claim about Lincoln Club's candidate, Scott Sherman

By Dave Maass
By Lincoln Club's logic, anything a candidate doesn't deny must be true by default. We'll give a prize to the most creative claim about Lincoln Club's City Council candidate, Scott Sherman, as determined by our editorial staff.
Wednesday, May 23,2012
News

San Diego County’s new propaganda machine

While news organizations practice austerity, county communications team splurges on its own news website

By Dave Maass
CountyNewsCenter.com was launched in September as a separate website from the county’s main hub, sdcounty.ca.gov and costs more than what KPBS, Voice of San Diego and CityBeat paid for their sites combined.
Wednesday, May 23,2012
Far Afield

Britney Henry hopes to throw her way to the Olympics

Can centrifugal force carry a San Diego athlete to London?

By Dave Maass

Britney Henry throws hammers. Mind you, these aren’t your hardware-store, ball-peen or claw hammers. Henry throws the Olympic hammer, an ancient cousin of the sledgehammer, with a cannonball-like sphere at the end of a wire.

Wednesday, May 23,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Local reality stars mini-crossword

Which local celebs fit in the blanks?

By Dave Maass
How well do you know your American Idol, The Apprentice, and Amazing Race?
Wednesday, May 16,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Elephants will be elephants

Can you match the local right-winger to the legislation he’s pushing in Sacramento?

By Dave Maass

Which bills are Garrick, Wyland, Jones, and Anderson pushing through this go-around?

Wednesday, May 9,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Money where our mouths are

Instead of spending money on signatures, buy us dinner

By Dave Maass
The committee behind the “Comprehensive Pension Reform” ballot measure (now known as Prop. B) spent nearly $1.16 million to collect 94,246 valid signatures. How about next time take all of us out for one of the following, equivalently priced dinners...
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.
 
 
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