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STIR Aug 29, 2014 An evening of visual art and sound pieces from some of San Diego's top creatives including Jason Sherry, Joshua Krause, Don Porcella, Anna Zappoli and more. There will also be live music and performance pieces. 64 other events on Friday, August 29
 
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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.
Wednesday, October 10,2012
News

$50 for a public defender

San Diego County supervisors vote to charge poor defendants for their Sixth Amendment rights

By Dave Maass
Criminal defendants who are too poor to hire their own defense attorneys will have to pay $50 for public-defender representation under an ordinance approved unanimously by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
 
 
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