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VAMP: Neighborhood Watch Aug 28, 2014 So Say We All's monthly live storytelling show featuring stories about the Neighborhood Watch, whether its literal tales about the self-appointed protectors of the block, run-ins with wannabe cops or any other take on the theme. 62 other events on Thursday, August 28
 
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How one case study could potentially transform City Heights
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Former customs agent got more than seven years for smuggling drugs and people into the U.S., but mysterious events are raising questions about the government’s prosecution
Film
Joe Swanberg’s new independent film starring Anna Kendrick leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Editorial
Formal complaint against the Probation Department shows how far local juvenile-detention practices are out of the mainstream
The Floating Library
What inspired me as I wrote my first novel

 

 
 
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Wednesday, October 10,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Total recall

Can you find 10 food recalls announced by the Food and Drug Administration during the past 12 months?

By Dave Maass
Find the FDA's recalled foods in our word search. 
Monday, October 8,2012
No Life Offline

Eight years is an electronic epoch

Checking in with old-timey favorites Stair Dismount, Weebl’s Stuff and TheyRule.net

By Dave Maass
Web years are like dog years. That’s to say, the technological distance between 2004 and 2012 might as well be a century. 
Wednesday, October 3,2012
News

Mixed news about San Diego euthanasia stats

What happens to Pam Slater-Price's pet projects after she retires?

By Dave Maass
First the good news. In 2011-2012, the San Diego County Department of Animal Services (DAS) recorded its highest “live release rate” in six years, with 71 percent of the animals received by the county’s shelters leaving alive.
Wednesday, October 3,2012
News

Your car, someone else's crime spree

Auto-theft victim learns the back story behind an officer-involved shooting in Vista

By Dave Maass
Billy Culbertson had just finished a long, overnight shift at the emergency room. The trauma nurse parked his car in his assigned spot at an Escondido apartment complex. The next time Culbertson saw his 1998 Nissan Sentra it was covered in fingerprinting dust as part of a homicide / officer-involved-shooting investigation.
Wednesday, October 3,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Four third-party duos

Match these third-party candidates on the California ballot to their running mates

By Dave Maass
Which third-party candidate chose a rapper to be his running mate? 
Tuesday, September 25,2012
News

Judges keep car perks

Despite enormous service cutbacks, Superior Court maintains nearly $1 million in vehicle allowances

By Dave Maass
As fall arrives, the court has begun shutting down outlying courtrooms, shortening hours, laying off some employees and furloughing others. But the Superior Court did not cut one line item: nearly $1 million per year in transportation allowances set aside for judges and executive managers.
Tuesday, September 25,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Hispanic Heritage Month mini-crossword

Fill in the blanks

By Dave Maass
Celebrate Mexican Heritage Month by filling in our mini-crossword.
Wednesday, September 19,2012
News

The man behind Carl DeMaio's pot plan

Candidate panders to the medical-marijuana community without actually talking to the medical-marijuana community

By Dave Maass
San Diego mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio dropped a shocker on Sunday: He has a medical-marijuana plan.
Wednesday, September 19,2012
News

Al-Shabaab cases takes a turn

Four Somali men hope testimony collected in East Africa will prove they didn’t send money to a terrorist group

By Dave Maass
At the end of October, defense attorneys representing four Somali men in Southern California will travel to the Horn of Africa to depose witnesses whose testimony could poke holes in terrorism charges leveled against their clients.
Wednesday, September 19,2012
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: The procurement is right

Guess the winning bids on these county of San Diego contracts

By Dave Maass
San Diego County contract bids on a rowing machine, a 2012 Ford F250, 60,336 inmate hygiene kits, and 500 wood sign posts.
 
 
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