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1492: Conquest of Paradise Jul 28, 2014 Gérard Depardieu plays Christopher Columbus in Ridley Scott’s big-budget telling of the “discovery” of the Americas. This film is presented as part of Film in the Garden, the Museum's Monday night sundown film series in the May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden. 63 other events on Monday, July 28
 
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San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities
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Documentary about the famous film critic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Editorial
Kevin Faulconer should follow Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ lead
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Painter spends plenty of time curating and exhibiting interesting work online
Arts & Culture feature
A look at the late architect's lasting impacts as his murderer faces 15 years to life

 

 
 
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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.

Friday, February 1,2013
Cocktail Tales

The Propagandist is hittin’ the bottle

Downtown bar rolls out a new menu and experiments with new beverage delivery

By Kelly Davis
“You haven’t had the Arch Nemesis,” Brian Divine says. I’m at The Propagandist, the bar whose spicy Mango en Fuego cocktail I fell in love with almost a year ago. Divine flips off a bottle cap and pours me a glass. Yep—bottle cap.
Wednesday, January 30,2013
News

Vivitrol is the new hope for solving opiate addiction

How an injection may be transforming the approach to drug treatment

By Kelly Davis
Initially used to treat alcohol addiction, in 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Vivitrol’s use for opiate addiction. It’s what’s referred to as an opioid antagonist, meaning that it blocks the receptors in the brain that give an opiate addict a high. 
Wednesday, January 23,2013
Seen Local

Brian DeLeon’s ‘Homecoming’

Native San Diegan will show his hip-hop-inspired art at Blends

By Kelly Davis
The sound of blips and bleeps provided background noise for Brian DeLeon’s phone chat with CityBeat last week. He was at his day job, he explained, in the testing room of the slot-machine company where he’s a graphic designer.
Wednesday, January 16,2013
News

This week in Bob

San Diego’s new mayor is a provocative speaker, but is he telling the truth?

Nothing gets a populist's blood boiling like stories of political favors being doled out to people with money and power. And Mayor Bob Filner told a good one at a Hillcrest Town Council meeting on Jan. 8. 
Tuesday, January 15,2013
Retro Issue

Need a fix?

Where to go in San Diego to get your vintage goods repaired

By Kelly Davis
Living in Boston for three years, I learned about "spring coats"—those that are perfect for temperatures in the 50s and 60s. In other words, Boston's spring coats are San Diego's winter coats. 
Monday, January 14,2013
Cocktail Tales

Adventures in retro cocktailing

Lessons learned from an obscure 1941 recipe book called ‘Here’s How’

By Kelly Davis
With this issue of CityBeat having a retro focus, I was at a loss as to what to write about. No, really. Retro cocktails are pretty much all I’ve been writing about in this space.
Wednesday, January 9,2013
News

Checking in on the Check-In Center

Homeless-service provider is still looking for a home

By Kelly Davis
It’s a chilly January morning, and Danny McCray’s gloved hands are soaking wet from moving rainwater-topped bins at the Check-In Center, where McCray is both ambassador and security guard.
Wednesday, December 26,2012
Cocktail Tales

Alchemy's cocktail alchemists

Blind Tiger provides the how-to for South Park restaurant’s new menu

By Kelly Davis
Ever since I took over this column in April, I’ve wondered: Is there really such a thing as a new cocktail—an idea no one’s tried before?
Wednesday, December 12,2012
News

Food stamps and the politics of exclusion

Behind the effort to remove the ban against drug offenders

By Kelly Davis
Last month, Larry Harvey spent two hours at one of San Diego County’s welfare offices before being called in for an interview with a caseworker, during which he was told that his felony drug-sales conviction would disqualify him.
 
 
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