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Turkey Calling Show Nov 26, 2014 This show is presented like an old-time live radio broadcast with performances by The Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra and hosted by sound effects expert Scott Paulson.  45 other events on Wednesday, November 26
 
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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Wednesday, November 19,2014
News

How San Diego cab drivers overhauled the local industry

United Taxi Workers won a huge grassroots victory

By Joshua Emerson Smith
Issues surrounding the taxi industry caught the public’s eye in May 2013, when the Center on Policy Initiatives think tank and San Diego State University released a report called “Driven to Despair.”
Wednesday, November 5,2014
News

Policing the San Diego Police

Officer-misconduct complaints are on the rise, but it’s not clear why

By Joshua Emerson Smith
The number of such misconduct complaints against the San Diego Police Department has skyrocketed to 177 in 2013, up from 73 in 2009, according to police documents.
Wednesday, October 22,2014
News

Meet the men poised to open San Diego's first legal medi-pot shop

For these entrepreneurs, helping sick people will likely be profitable

By Joshua Emerson Smith

Nearly six months after the city began taking applications, David Blair, last week, became the first person in the city’s history approved to run a dispensary. 

Tuesday, October 21,2014
Best of 2014

La Loupe Vintage

Brandi Muñoz and Tom Kitsos’ Normal Heights store deals in inexpensive, stylish apparel

By Joshua Emerson Smith
With an original location in University Heights (4646 Park Blvd.), La Loupe Vintage expanded in August into Normal Heights (3337 Adams Ave.)
Tuesday, October 21,2014
Best of 2014

Til-Two Club

Mick Rossler and Dannielle Cobb foster the rock-music scene in City Heights

By Joshua Emerson Smith
One night several years ago, a previous owner walked into the Til-Two Club (then called Beauty Bar) and laid a series of old black-and-white photographs on the bar. 
Tuesday, October 21,2014
Best of 2014

Trophy Motorcycles

Isaac Heinrich and Tim Johnson’s City Heights shop harks back to the good ol’ days

By Joshua Emerson Smith
Their authenticity is reflected in the atmosphere of Trophy Motorcycles. With a few wonderfully stylish bikes and some tasteful present-day gear—such as plain white helmets—for sale in the front of the store, the shop is punctuated with time-appropriate accoutrements and posters.
Wednesday, October 8,2014
News

San Diego City Council contest pits newbie against Republican machine

In the race for District 6, the conservative effort looks polished

By Joshua Emerson Smith
At least until December, council Democrats will retain their ability to override mayoral vetoes using their 6-3 majority to push through legislation, such as the recent minimum-wage increase. However, that could come to an abrupt end after residents vote on Nov. 4.
Wednesday, October 1,2014
News

Rural / Metro readies to face 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.
 
 
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