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1492: Conquest of Paradise Jul 28, 2014 Gérard Depardieu plays Christopher Columbus in Ridley Scott’s big-budget telling of the “discovery” of the Americas. This film is presented as part of Film in the Garden, the Museum's Monday night sundown film series in the May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden. 65 other events on Monday, July 28
 
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San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities
Film
Documentary about the famous film critic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Editorial
Kevin Faulconer should follow Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ lead
Seen Local
Painter spends plenty of time curating and exhibiting interesting work online
Arts & Culture feature
A look at the late architect's lasting impacts as his murderer faces 15 years to life

 

 
 
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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.
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.
 
 
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