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Mojalet Dance Collective and Rhythm Talk Oct 01, 2014 The contemporary dance company teams up with Swiss percussion band Rhythm Talk to present a collaborative piece that celebrates both music and movement. 55 other events on Wednesday, October 1
 
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Errol Flynn biopic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
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A very loud Diversionary Theatre offering tops our coverage of local plays
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Chamber of Commerce, led by the former mayor, launches all-out campaign to regain control of San Diego
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One-woman San Diego Rep production tops our coverage of local plays

 

 
 
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Wednesday, October 1,2014
News

Rural / Metro readies to face first report card

City’s contract tweaks both tighten and loosen requirements

By Joshua Emerson Smith
At about 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, a 66-year-old man living somewhere in the city of San Diego suffered a cardiac arrest. The San Diego Fire Department’s first responder arrived within eight minutes, but the patient, needing transport to the nearest hospital, would have to wait 17 minutes and 33 seconds for an ambulance to show up.
Wednesday, September 17,2014
News

Civic San Diego faces call for community benefits

Advocates are pushing hard for affordable housing

By Joshua Emerson Smith
On Monday, the City Council unanimously approved longtime local developer Reese Jarrett as the new president of Civic San Diego, the city-owned nonprofit built from the now-dismantled Centre City Development Corporation.
Wednesday, September 10,2014
News

Advocates push SANDAG for transit-first policy

Officials say they'll give it some study

By Joshua Emerson Smith
In an ongoing struggle over a multibillion-dollar transportation-spending plan for the region, leaders from more than a dozen social-justice organizations gathered Downtown last Friday to demand that government officials prioritize public transit over cars.
Wednesday, August 20,2014
News

Critics say Kevin Faulconer’s stalling on environmental policies

Climate plan, water conservation and bag ban are on the slow track

By Joshua Emerson Smith
If San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer can wait long enough on certain policy issues, he may have a more favorable makeup on the City Council to push his conservative agenda.
Wednesday, August 13,2014
News

Pacific Imperial Railroad’s bad track record

Desert Line leaseholder likely claimed fake asset

By Joshua Emerson Smith

Two men from Nevada traveled to Tijuana around 2006 in an effort to take control of a property in Baja Mexico called Tembabichi. One of the men was embattled Nevada District Court Judge Steven Jones, who, according to prosecutors in an ongoing judicial discipline hearing, made the trip in connection with a scam that left three unsuspecting investors out $20,000 each.

Tuesday, July 29,2014
News

Meet the developer tapped by the mayor to run Civic San Diego

Vetting process limited to select hiring committee

By Joshua Emerson Smith
The city’s top officials continue to push a complex and yet-to-be fully disclosed plan to use tax-break incentives and a stripped-down environmental-review process to convince banks and developers
Wednesday, July 9,2014
News

A day at John school

Guys who buy sex from prostitutes face their behavior head on in court-ordered program

By Joshua Emerson Smith
Established to educate men arrested for buying sex on the realities of the sex-trade industry, its message is straightforward: The sex trade in San Diego is dangerous and demeaning.
Wednesday, July 2,2014
News

Bill Fulton wants to get smart about growth

San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities

By Joshua Emerson Smith

 With little room left to sprawl, San Diego must increase density in at least some of its more suburban neighborhoods if it wants to accommodate population growth.

Wednesday, June 18,2014
News

Judge Gary Kreep overcharged former client thousands of dollars

Ramona plumber refuses to give up legal fight to make him pay

By Joshua Emerson Smith
When plumber Robert Thompson took a job testing for hazardous backflow at the law offices of then-private attorney Gary Kreep, he could never have guessed the amount of crap it would eventually lead to.
Tuesday, June 17,2014
Drink Issue

Boozin' with Mark Sauer

Local news vet recalls his biggest scoop

By Joshua Emerson Smith
"Yeah, bourbon will kick your ass if you stay with it too long," Mark Sauer told me, sitting at a table at K'nB Wine Cellars in Del Cerro.
 
 
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