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Mother Goose Parade Nov 23, 2014 The largest parade in San Diego County featuring more than 100 colorful and exciting parade entries, motorized floats, marching bands and drill units, and, of course, Santa Claus. 61 other events on Sunday, November 23
 
The Floating Library
A work of historical fiction with a speculative twist
Backwards & in High Heels
Let’s move this time machine to 2014, shall we?
Film
New indie film starring Shailene Woodley tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Film
New Christopher Nolan epic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Theater
First production by the latest troupe to launch in San Diego leads our rundown of local plays

 

 
 
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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.
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! 
 
 
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