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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.
Wednesday, April 11,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: What's your Ghanaian soul name?

If you were born on a Friday, you might share Kofi Annan's name

By Dave Maass
Kofi Annan’s name is back in the news as the former United Nations secretary-general attempts to bring peace to Syria. But did you know that you might also be named Kofi?
Wednesday, April 4,2012
Food Issue

Not quite almost famous

Which of San Diego’s ‘world famous’ dishes are really of global renown?

By Dave Maass

When it comes to selling food, simply saying your dish is delicious just doesn’t cut the mustard. Everyone thinks their food is delicious. So, restaurateurs will tag on modifiers that sound impressive but don’t have a lot of meaning: Their signature entrée. Their gourmet hamburger. Their world-famous dish.

However, that last one does have a real definition: well-known around the world. But, really, beyond McDonald’s, there aren’t many restaurants that are genuinely globally known, are there? We contacted seven restaurants in San Diego and asked them to explain how world-famous their creations really are.

Wednesday, April 4,2012
News

The 10 worst health-inspection grades earned by San Diego County restaurants

Some owners said they learned a lot after failing their inspections, others just hung up on us

It’s not like you ever see anything but an A in a restaurant’s window, anyway.
Wednesday, April 4,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Common Hoods

Can you identified these real hood-i-fied villains

By Dave Maass
Geraldo Rivera got us thinking: If the worst villains of our time really did wear hoodies, would that make them easier to spot? Can you identify these four hood-i-fied criminals who aren't Travyon Martin?
Wednesday, March 28,2012
Turds & Blossoms

Turds & Blossoms: Ben Hueso names labor buddy his 'Woman of the Year'

CityBeat grades the campaign trail

By Dave Maass
A big congratulations to labor leader Lorena Gonzalez for being named “Woman of the Year,” by state Assemblymember Ben Hueso for the 79th Assembly District! But did she actually deserve the honor?
 
 
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