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HauntFest on Main Oct 24, 2014 The third annual, family friendly event in Downtown El Cajon features two stages of live music, a carnival rides and games area, a Kidz Zone with outdoor movies, magic shows, pumpkin patches and more. 70 other events on Friday, October 24
 
Film
Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Theater
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays
News
City’s contract tweaks both tighten and loosen requirements
Theater
A review of Cygnet Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard drama tops our coverage of local plays
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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.

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. 
 
 
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