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Wednesday, December 12,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Dwarf hunt

Can you find the 15 members of 'Thorin & Company' from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey?

By Dave Maass
Hint: there are 13 dwarves, one hobbit and one wizard.
Wednesday, December 5,2012
News

Geek vs. Troll

Separating from UCAN, New Media Rights will continue to defend Internet underdogs

By Dave Maass
Let’s say you’re a citizen journalist who wakes up one morning to an alert from Google that, due to purported copyright infringement, it has removed one of your blog posts about a student in Scotland who’d been posing online as a Syrian lesbian to score a book deal. You know the copyright claim is crap, but what then?
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. 
 
 
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