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STIR Aug 29, 2014 An evening of visual art and sound pieces from some of San Diego's top creatives including Jason Sherry, Joshua Krause, Don Porcella, Anna Zappoli and more. There will also be live music and performance pieces. 63 other events on Friday, August 29
How one case study could potentially transform City Heights
The Floating Library
What inspired me as I wrote my first novel
Desert Line leaseholder likely claimed fake asset
Arts & Culture feature
Second in a two-part series about how the county does and doesn’t support cultural organizations
Last Blog on Earth | News
Abrupt departure raises question about the future of smart growth in San Diego



Lost in the criminal justice system

If you’re mentally ill, good luck finding your way

Folks are declared incompetent to stand trial (IST) when their mental illness has rendered them incapable of assisting in their own defense. It’s this population that’s putting the most strain on the state hospital system.

By Kelly Davis
Editorial Don’t sign the anti-minimum-wage petition AUG 27 | By CityBeat Staff Lying signature gatherers add to undemocratic referendum process
Letters Letters to the editor AUG 27 | Our readers tell us what they think
Sordid Tales The wrong way to role-play—choo choo! AUG 25 | By Edwin Decker Passive-Aggressive Co-worker? Seriously?
News Critics say Kevin Faulconer’s stalling on environmental policies AUG 20 | By Joshua Emerson Smith Climate plan, water conservation and bag ban are on the slow track
Editorial Assessing prison realignment AUG 20 | By CityBeat Staff It’s not perfect, but it’s a big step in the right direction
Spin Cycle Will the minimum-wage fight devour Kevin Faulconer’s future? AUG 20 | By John R. Lamb And speaking of fights, who would win: Jason Roe or a great white shark?
Backwards & in High Heels To my white tribe AUG 18 | By Aaryn Belfer You are mine, and I am yours, so let’s deal with it
News Pacific Imperial Railroad’s bad track record AUG 13 | By Joshua Emerson Smith Desert Line leaseholder likely claimed fake asset

Last Blog on Earth

Priorities unknown

City Attorney claims not to track types of crimes that flow through office

Of the thousands of cases referred every year to regional prosecutors, which get pursued and which get ignored? It’s a standard question that many crime journalists fresh on the beat start with. Veteran editors often tell cub reporters to request from an office a list of all referred, as well as prosecuted, cases categorized by crime type.This way, reporters can see if any types of crimes are being ignored—especially tough-to-prosecute offenses that might mar an office’s statistics. ...
Read more 2014-08-22

Top city planner Bill Fulton resigns

Abrupt departure raises question about the future of smart growth in San Diego

Confirming months of rumors, Bill Fulton, planning director for the city of San Diego, submitted his letter of resignation, according to a memo released Friday by Mayor Kevin Faulconer's office. Hired last summer by then-Mayor Bob Filner, the city’s top planner will step down Aug. 30 to take a position as the director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University in Houston. ...
Read more 2014-08-01

'Hammer' Jones is reporting to prison today

An update on this week's cover story

Here's an update to this week’s cover story in CityBeat about Lorne "Hammer" Jones, written by the author of the story, Andrew Gumbel:Lorne Jones, the convicted former customs inspector whose case i...
Read more 2014-07-30
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