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Wacky Wonky Walk & Kids Festival Oct 25, 2014 A walk and festival featuring a Willy Wonka theme, games and activities everywhere. There will also be Phil's BBQ available for purchase and proceeds benefit the San Diego Center for Children. 87 other events on Saturday, October 25
 
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Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays
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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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From San Diego City Council and Congress to Secretary of State and all the proposition, we have your ballot covered

 

 
 
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Monday, March 11,2013
No Life Offline

Reflecting on 27,000 tweets

Am I the first Internet troll to get a day named after him?

By Dave Maass

I've retired my Twitter account. As you may be aware, I left San Diego CityBeat three weeks ago to take a job with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that stands up for civil liberties in the increasingly digital world. 

Monday, February 18,2013
No Life Offline

Three pervy things that aren't quite porn

Stoya, Wikipedia and Cowchips prove sex is still driving Internet innovation

By Dave Maass
Pornography has long been at the forefront of online culture. Porn distributors have been the first to develop and experiment with new ways of media distribution, from streaming video to secure transactions.
Wednesday, February 13,2013
News

The irreplaceable Ian Trowbridge

Salk scientist became the British bulldog of San Diego land use and government transparency

By Dave Maass
Trowbridge should be mourned by every single person who cares about San Diego.
Wednesday, February 13,2013
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: The search is over

Staff writer Dave Maass is leaving; can you find 22 of his favorite subjects?

By Dave Maass
Bill Horn, marijuana, Occupy SD, Zany-Zane and Gary Kreep were among our beloved staff writer's favorite topics. 
Tuesday, February 12,2013
Sex Issue

‘Space Bush’ is a galactic jerk-off

How seriously can you take a novel about extraterrestrial poontang?

By Dave Maass
Andrew Armacost makes one request before the interview begins: He doesn't mind if this piece makes him seem evil; he just doesn't want to look stupid.  
Wednesday, February 6,2013
News

The world’s most dangerous search engine

Aren’t you glad Shodan is in the hands of good guys like John Matherly?

By Dave Maass
Ask John Matherly if he’s a hacker, and he’ll struggle for a moment with the term.
Wednesday, January 30,2013
News

Occupy San Diego goes to court

Six female activists file lawsuits against police and sheriff over arrests, brutality

By Dave Maass
In the dark of the early morning on Oct. 28, 2011, police officers and sheriff’s deputies descended on the Occupy San Diego encampment in Civic Center Plaza and used pepper spray and brute force to arrest 51 activists.
Wednesday, January 30,2013
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Black History mini-crossword

Fill in the blanks with prominent African-American figures

By Dave Maass
Who is the current Assembly member for District 79? Plus more questions involving prominent African-American San Diegans. 
Monday, January 28,2013
No Life Offline

My new listening habits aren't all bad

Three digital sources that are changing how I discover new music

By Dave Maass
I hand over about 10 times more of my money to headphones manufacturers, Apple and data-plan providers and the corpo-rations that produce the technology that allows me to listen to music than I do the artists who make music worth listening to.
Wednesday, January 23,2013
News

A morning in Judge Kreep's Department 3

Goodbye, vast right-wing conspiracy; hello, small misdemeanor court

By Dave Maass
Judge Gary Kreep’s court is now in session.
 
 
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