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Lester Bangs Memorial Reading Oct 21, 2014 Grossmont faculty and alumni writers, along with special guests, read their original works of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction in tribute to “America’s Greatest Rock Critic.” In Room 220 of Building 26. 54 other events on Tuesday, October 21
 
Fall Arts
Epic San Diego Museum of Art exhibition promises a textbook lesson in the evolution of modern works
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Kevin Faulconer’s likely to tack left on sustainability
Film
Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
News
With few specifics on who they were looking for, officers held the wrong man at gunpoint
Theater
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays

 

 
 
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Wednesday, May 15,2013
News

No compassion

Stricken with terminal cancer, Robin Reid languishes in county jail

By Kelly Davis
Two weeks ago, on a Monday morning, Robin Reid’s doctor called. The breast cancer she’d been diagnosed with almost six years ago—that had already spread to her bones and liver—had metastasized to her brain.
Friday, May 3,2013
Cocktail Tales

Summertime drinking in San Diego

Five bars serving up season-appropriate libations

By Kelly Davis

There's more to summer cocktails than a paper umbrella, fruit spear and rum. Not that there's anything wrong with those things, especially when the fruit spear's soaked in rum.


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.
 
 
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