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Nite Owls: The Darkroom Apr 24, 2014 A fun music and art mixer for 21to 40-somethings. This one includes a discussion with photographer Omar Lopez, a DJ playing old jazz records, collaborative art projects and darkroom photography activities. 59 other events on Thursday, April 24
 
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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.
Wednesday, November 7,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Marine Corps mini-crossword

November 10 is the Marine Corps brithday.

By Dave Maass
How much do you know about the Leathernecks? 
Monday, November 5,2012
No Life Offline

Takeaways from ToorCon 2012

Hackers, hatebears and darknets at San Diego's info-security conference

By Dave Maass
A ToorCon badge isn’t just laminated card-stock on a lanyard. It’s designed with the intent that a hacker will screw with it until it releases some unforeseen potential.
Wednesday, October 31,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Campaign performance

Match the musician to the candidate who's won their support

By Dave Maass
Musicians know stuff about politics too! 
Wednesday, October 24,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: The procurement is right

Guess the winning bids on these county of San Diego contracts

By Dave Maass
Cardboard ballot boxes, sandals, and cargo vans are among the winning bids.
Wednesday, October 17,2012
News

The downside of Carl DeMaio's 311 app

A single citizen’s complaints against Hillcrest graffiti and CityBeat’s newsracks drains resources from other neighborhoods

By Dave Maass

San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio’s office is responsible for a slew of complaints filed against CityBeat vendor boxes this year.


Wednesday, October 17,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Doom dates

Match the end-of-the-world prediction to its year

By Dave Maass

What year did Isaac Newton predict that end times would begin? 

Tuesday, October 16,2012
Best of 2012

Maassive attack

The perfect day: Second Chance Dog Rescue, Vespa Motorsports, Mandarin House, Adventure RIB Rides, Holy Smoke, Survive:SD and the Stuart Collection

By Dave Maass
This end-of-the-world exercise isn’t easy for me because, if it really were doomsday, I’d probably be covering it up to the last minute, trying to track down who’s responsible, who’s profiting from it and then live tweeting the dissolution of reality.
 
 
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