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The Zombie Ball Oct 31, 2014 A benefit gala featuring live performances, costume contests, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks, plus a zombie-themed dessert buffet. All proceeds go to Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company. 79 other events on Friday, October 31
 
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A review of Cygnet Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard drama tops our coverage of local plays
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1980s-set LGBT dramedy leads our rundown of movies opening around town
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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.
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.
 
 
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