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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Jul 29, 2014 Who needs school when you can spend your time dancing in downtown parades, driving fast cars and dining at posh restaurants? 64 other events on Tuesday, July 29
 
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Kevin Faulconer should follow Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ lead
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Painter spends plenty of time curating and exhibiting interesting work online
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Wednesday, December 5,2012
News

Pepper spray use declines, D.A. investigates misconduct at juvenile hall

An update in our ongoing series on violence and sexual abuse at San Diego County detention facilities

By Dave Maass
The District Attorney’s office is reviewing an allegation of criminal sexual misconduct by a staff member at a juvenile-hall facility following an investigation by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
Wednesday, December 5,2012
News

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse in limbo

UCAN stalls subsidiary’s separation for six months

By Dave Maass
Throughout 2012, a drama has been unfolding behind the scenes at one of San Diego’s most respected oversight institutions, the Utility Consumers’ Action Network (UCAN)
Wednesday, December 5,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Filner's furrow

Can you find your way through the new San Diego mayor's thoughts?

By Dave Maass
The new mayor's brain is a labyrinth! (But with less David Bowie and more focus on neighborhoods).  
Monday, December 3,2012
No Life Offline

Regulating the ’net

Issa’s proposed moratorium is cool in spirit, but otherwise impractical

By Dave Maass
Not too long ago, I saw a local journalist on Twitter defend U-T San Diego’s new pay wall with the following argument: Plumbers get paid for their work, so should reporters. Now, don’t get me wrong—I believe I’m worth paying. But that analogy is worth about as much as a flattened novelty penny from the Museum of Modern Irrelevancy.
Wednesday, November 28,2012
News

Number crunching the legislature

Stats and data from San Diego’s Senators and Assembly members

By Dave Maass
If there’s one lesson we learned from Nate Silver and the 2012 election, it’s that math rules. For all the pundits and PACs, Silver’s numbers were 100-percent accurate in predicting the electoral breakdown.
Wednesday, November 28,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: The procurement is right

Guess the winning bids on these county of San Diego contracts

By Dave Maass
Flashlights, double-cotton-crotch underwear and pavement markings all won bids from San Diego County.
Wednesday, November 21,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Moustache match

It's Movember. How well do you know your lip bristles?

By Dave Maass
Can you tell the difference between a chevron and a Fu-Manchu?
Wednesday, November 14,2012
News

Judge Kreep

A master of political hits and campaign shell games prepares to take a seat on the Superior Court bench. And he’s a Birther.

By Dave Maass
The first meetings of the city of San Diego's Human Relations Commission were disrupted by a breakdown in relations among humans. At the center of the conflict was one particular human: Gary G. Kreep, Esq. Twenty years later, Kreep is poised to spark a ruckus all over again. 
Wednesday, November 14,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Lame-duck hunt

Can you find six local politicians who are serving their last days in office?*

By Dave Maass
Six local politicians are hidden in the crossword puzzle. 
Wednesday, November 7,2012
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Jason Mraz’s fiction

Singer-songwriter submits short story for CityBeat contest

By Peter Holslin, Dave Maass
Hundreds of submissions didn’t make the cut for this year’s Fiction 101 competition. One of them came with a recognizable byline: Jason Mraz.
 
 
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