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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. 63 other events on Friday, August 29
 
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Wednesday, August 29,2012
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San Diego County estimates big rise in food-stamps participation

But advocates say it’s ‘too good to be true’

By Kelly Davis
For the last several years, San Diego County’s had the reputation of being one of the lowest-performing counties when it comes to getting people enrolled in CalFresh, California’s version of the federal food-stamps program.
Wednesday, August 22,2012
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Big splashes

10 ways CityBeat's made an impact on civic affairs

By Kelly Davis, Dave Maass, David Rolland
If you think of San Diego’s political landscape like an ocean bay, then CityBeat has been sitting atop the cliffs for the last 10 years, chucking stories like stones into the water. We don’t do it just to entertain ourselves; it’s our hope that everyone in their comfy little houseboats moored along the dock will notice the ripple.
Wednesday, August 22,2012
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Little ripples

10 important stories that didn't rock the whole world

By Kelly Davis, Dave Maass, David Rolland

Journalists often dream of the big stories that topple governments or result in RICO charges. To us, the little stories that affect just a few people are just as important. Here are 10 small victories:

Tuesday, August 21,2012
Food & Drink

Memorable wads of wisdom from our food writers

Ten excerpts that made us laugh and drool

By Kelly Davis
In the last decade, CityBeat’s food writers have hit up fancy spots, holes-in-the-wall, authentic ethnic eateries and even strip clubs (see below) in the hopes of turning readers on to the best places to eat or (we hope) offering constructive criticism to restaurants that miss the mark.
Monday, August 13,2012
Cocktail Tales

Noble Experiment's odd couple

With the Willy Branca, Frenet and mezcal learn to mesh

By Kelly Davis
The San Diego Craft Beer and Cocktail Showcase tripled in size this year, with roughly 1,000 people showing up at El Dorado to sample beer in the bar’s parking lot and, inside, cocktails from Noble Experiment, Lion’s Share and Seven Grand.
Wednesday, August 1,2012
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Affordable housing comes full circle

A decade later, is San Diego in need of another big day?

By Kelly Davis
Monday, Aug. 6, marks Housing Day’s 10th anniversary. What it accomplished depends on whom you ask. 
Wednesday, July 25,2012
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Rough road for social-services providers

They say new transit policies hurt more than they help

By Kelly Davis

In 2009, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) introduced its new regional transit pass, the Compass Card. Since then, rollout hasn’t been so smooth—especially for social-services providers.

Tuesday, July 24,2012
Cocktail Tales

Seven Grand’s grand experiment

Will North Park embrace an upscale whiskey bar?

By Kelly Davis
It’s tough putting a new bar in North Park—especially one with L.A. ties.
Wednesday, July 11,2012
Urban Scout

Finding geeky goods at Comic-Con

From ray-gun pillows to Tribbles to stuffed testicles, it’s a retail wonderland

By Kelly Davis, Alex Zaragoza
If you’re one of the lucky nerds heading into the loud, sweaty halls of the geek paradise known as Comic-Con, you might be looking to score a few new collectibles.
Tuesday, July 3,2012
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Catching up with San Diego County’s legislators

A look at our delegation in Sacramento as they head into the home stretch

By Dave Maass, Kelly Davis, Hutton Marshall
In 2010, San Diego County voters selected 12 fine citizens to represent our region in Sacramento. You might well wonder how hard our legislators fought for us, or whether they spent their time fundraising and partying.
 
 
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