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Nite Owls: The Darkroom Apr 24, 2014 A fun music and art mixer for 21to 40-somethings. This one includes a discussion with photographer Omar Lopez, a DJ playing old jazz records, collaborative art projects and darkroom photography activities. 59 other events on Thursday, April 24
 
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Wednesday, May 1,2013
News

(Un)protective custody

Russell Hartsaw, mentally ill and elderly, was beaten to death after ending up in a jail cell with a guy named 'Evil.' How did that happen?

By Kelly Davis
While his death raises questions about how jails house—and protect—their most vulnerable inmates, the last several months of Russell Hartsaw’s life offer a glimpse at man who was perhaps beyond help but whose myriad problems rendered him virtually ineligible for services.
Wednesday, April 24,2013
News

Suicide in the cell

Inmates kill themselves at a high rate after San Diego County Sheriff’s Department refuses to revamp policies

By Kelly Davis, Dave Maass
Ten men and one woman hung themselves in San Diego County jails during the last six years. They used socks or sheets, stringing handmade nooses from sinks, doors and bunks.
Wednesday, April 17,2013
News

Addiction can be fatal in San Diego County jails

Part three of ‘60 Dead Inmates’ explores substance abuse

By Kelly Davis
Lack of close monitoring is a thread that runs through the jail system's addiction-related deaths.
Friday, April 12,2013
Cocktail Tales

Bitters, well-done wells and taco-friendly drinks

Checking in on RX Bitters, Saltbox and Snake Oil Cocktail Co.

By Kelly Davis
Saltbox bar manager Ali Terrill hit on a gem of an idea with Wells Done Well, a newish cocktail program at the Hotel Palomar bar (1047 Fifth Ave., Downtown). It's a small menu of classics—Manhattan, Paloma, French 75 among them—made with well liquors and quality touches like fresh-pressed juices.
Tuesday, April 2,2013
Food Issue

San Diego County’s fresh dozen

Twelve spots that have opened in the last year

By Kelly Davis
Dozens of restaurants have opened in the year since our last food issue—more than we could possibly list here. So, we went down the list of newcomers and picked one that opened each month.
Wednesday, March 27,2013
News

How many inmate deaths is too many?

Part one of our ‘60 Dead Inmates' investigative series: San Diego County’s incarceration mortality rate leads California’s largest jails

By Dave Maass, Kelly Davis
Bernard Joseph Victorianne was a 28-year-old black male with a ticking time bomb in his stomach. Victorianne was arrested on Sept. 12, 2012, less than two blocks from the San Diego Police Department’s Mid-City station on suspicion of driving under the influence. A week later, he was found dead in his cell.
Wednesday, February 27,2013
News

Limited choices for Section 8 tenants

Local court case highlights lack of housing options for folks on government assistance

By Kelly Davis
Carol Murphy guesses she was turned away from roughly 60 apartments before finding the one where she currently lives with her 16-year-old daughter. 
Monday, February 25,2013
Cocktail Tales

Polite Provisions is an adult soda shop

North Park bar is the latest addition to Arsulan Tafazoli's cocktail empire

By Kelly Davis
Polite Provisions is the newest venture by Arsalun Tafazoli (Neighborhood, Noble Experiment, Craft & Commerce, Underbelly); its theme—old-school soda fountain—stops short of being kitschy.
Wednesday, February 13,2013
News

San Diego Square deal

Sale of low-income senior housing moves forward, slowly

By Kelly Davis
It’s been more than a year since residents of San Diego Square heard there was a buyer for their building, and it’ll be another year before the sale’s finalized.
Friday, February 8,2013
Urban Scout

Candles, music and jewelry

Three ways to add romance to the everyday

By Kelly Davis

When you've been married for double-digit years, Valentine's Day is merely Feb. 14. Wait—scratch that. When you've been married for double-digit years, every day is Valentine's Day.

 
 
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