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Night Moves Sep 30, 2014 A trio of eco-terrorists blow up a dam in Oregon, then have to face the consequences when their action causes an innocent bystander to drown. 47 other events on Tuesday, September 30
 
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Wednesday, July 23,2014
News

If San Diego politics were ‘Star Wars’

Re-casting the original trilogy with local politicos

By David Rolland

 If there’s one thing we CityBeatniks love more than Star Wars and politics, it’s reducing politicians to overly simplistic archetypes of good and evil. 

Wednesday, June 18,2014
Drink Issue

Boozin' with seven San Diego VIPs

We hoist a few with movers and shakers so you don't have to

By David Rolland
We journalists are lucky. Because we buy ink by the barrel, as the old saying goes, interesting or well-known people agree to hang out with us. Can you imagine inviting TV weather anchor Dagmar Midcap or San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer out for drinks and them actually saying yes?
Tuesday, June 17,2014
Drink Issue

Boozin' with Kevin Faulconer

New mayor isn't afraid to drink with a liberal

By David Rolland
Once he agreed to meet me for drinks, Mayor Kevin Faulconer didn't take long to choose a bar. He picked Sessions Public, the craft-beer-focused Point Loma Heights eatery owned by Abel Kaase. 
Wednesday, June 4,2014
Editor's Note

Dreaming of a new Cabrillo Bridge

Wouldn’t it be great to find a non-catastrophic way to close that span to cars?

By David Rolland
The bridge closure provided a great opportunity to test those theories and to study the full impact of the shutdown on the park, its institutions and the surrounding areas, and I’m eager to see what the city learned.
Monday, March 31,2014
Food Issue

The Food Chain

San Diego County restaurateurs pay it forward

By David Rolland
Last year, The Food Chain™ almost died. Incredibly, getting restaurant people to cooperate with this recurring everyone-wins little feature of mine had become like getting them to stop putting fried
Wednesday, March 19,2014
Editor's Note

SeaWorld: one guy’s take

I don’t really go for the caged-wildlife thing to begin with

By David Rolland
Richard Bloom, a Democrat who represents the Santa Monica area, wants to ban public entertainment involving killer whales, end the captive breeding of whales, bar companies from importing or exporting whales and move SeaWorld’s 10 whales into ocean pens. 
Wednesday, February 26,2014
News

San Diego seeks to CAP greenhouse gasses

A look at the city’s ambitious plan to clean up its air

By David Rolland

 

Wednesday, January 29,2014
News

Meet Carol Kim

She’s the Democrat in the race for San Diego City Council District 6

By David Rolland
Carol Kim believes she’s the first Korean-American to run for elected office in San Diego County, and, to a large extent, she owes the opportunity—along with at least some of her guiding philosophy—to her father.
Wednesday, October 16,2013
Best of 2013

Best of San Diego 2013

Restaurants, bars, nightlife, culture and more compete for our love

By David Rolland

Maybe it was nostalgia for my battle-addled boyhood that caused me to OK the theme suggested by staff writer Alex Zaragoza for this year's Best of San Diego issue, our 11th annual: Take two things that are both really good at the same thing, pit them against one another and declare a winner.

Tuesday, October 15,2013
Best of 2013

Call me Old Fashioned

Alchemy and Polite Provisions battle for best classic cocktail

By David Rolland
Yeah, it was Don Draper who convinced me to make the Old Fashioned my drink of choice—I admit it. Bourbon or rye, bitters, a sweetener and the essence of lemon or orange: so simple, so smooth, so tasty and so very cool. 
 
 
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