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GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS Jul 25, 2014 New mixed-media works from local artists Jaclyn Rose and Carly Ealey, which explores the trials and tribulations of womanhood in this strange new world. 84 other events on Friday, July 25
San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities
Documentary about the famous film critic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Urban Scout
Barry Bell and Mark Quint peddle strange and wonderful stuff at their occasional sales
Seen Local
Painter spends plenty of time curating and exhibiting interesting work online
Kevin Faulconer should follow Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ lead



If San Diego politics were ‘Star Wars’

Re-casting the original trilogy with local politicos

 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. 

By David Rolland
Editorial Bad affordable-housing deal for San Diego JUL 23 | By CityBeat Staff Fast sunset provision, no annual adjustment should send it back to the negotiating table
Spin Cycle Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s Illumina-ting pitch JUL 22 | By John R. Lamb Digging into the DNA of a company deal
News A day at John school JUL 09 | By Joshua Emerson Smith Guys who buy sex from prostitutes face their behavior head on in court-ordered program
News An interview with the sheriff’s chief medical officer JUL 16 | By Kelly Davis Dr. Alfred Joshua talks about reducing deaths in San Diego County jails
Editorial Murrieta spectacle was far worse than ‘ugly’ JUL 09 | By CityBeat Staff Kevin Faulconer should follow Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ lead
Spin Cycle Sierra Fight Club JUL 09 | By John R. Lamb San Diego court case focused on local-chapter powers of grassroots organizations

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UC San Diego's Books for Prisoners downgraded to a storage closet

Student-run group has to move out of the space it's occupied for nearly six years

Volunteers with Books for Prisoners are trying to figure out how to cram dozens of boxes of donated books—tomes that had once filled more than 600 square feet of space—into a storage room one-sixth that size. The UCSD student-run group, which, since 2001, has provided prison inmates with free books, was told last month that they had to vacate the space they’d been using for almost six years. ...
Read more 2014-07-24

San Diego's frozen funding pipe

Prop. A is preventing the city from accessing millions of state water and sewer dollars

Read more 2014-07-15

Affordable-housing compromise proposed

Housing Commission and business group to pitch plan to City Council committee next week

The San Diego Housing Commission next week will propose to the City Council's Smart Growth and Land Use Committee a new plan for funding affordable housing and making market-rate housing cheaper.Here'...
Read more 2014-07-09

Bonnie Dumanis releases controversial letter, takes shots at the media

District attorney gives 'exclusive' to friendly KUSI

This morning, KUSI aired a live interview with District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, during which she discussed a controversial letter of recommendation that she wrote for the son of Susumo Azano, who’s been charged by federal authorities with making illegal contributions to Dumanis’ campaign for mayor of San Diego. Azano’s son was seeking admission to the University of San Diego. ...
Read more 2014-07-09
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