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The Zombie Ball Oct 31, 2014 A benefit gala featuring live performances, costume contests, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks, plus a zombie-themed dessert buffet. All proceeds go to Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company. 79 other events on Friday, October 31
 
Theater
A review of Cygnet Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard drama tops our coverage of local plays
Film
1980s-set LGBT dramedy leads our rundown of movies opening around town
Editorial
From San Diego City Council and Congress to Secretary of State and all the proposition, we have your ballot covered
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Artists' sculptures are on view inside the belly of a giant mermaid outside Puerto Nuevo
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Did San Diego County jail staff fail Daniel Sisson?

More than 3 years after his death, a jury will decide if it could have been prevented

 In a San Diego courtroom on Tuesday, attorney Chris Morris pieced together Daniel Sisson’s final hours, arguing that staff at the Vista Detention Facility could have prevented the 21-year-old’s death if only they’d properly monitored him while he was detoxing from heroin.

By Kelly Davis
Editorial CityBeat’s clip-out endorsement guide OCT 29 | By CityBeat Staff Bring it with you on Nov. 4
Spin Cycle Carl DeMaio: the Ebola of political wannabes? OCT 29 | By John R. Lamb Spooky choice for San Diego’s GOP electeds
Backwards & in High Heels Encinitas’ Prop. F and the dispensaries OCT 27 | By Aaryn Belfer Let’s move this time machine to 2014, shall we?
Letters Letters to the editor OCT 29 | Our readers tell us what they think
News Meet the men poised to open San Diego's first legal medi-pot shop OCT 22 | By Joshua Emerson Smith For these entrepreneurs, helping sick people will likely be profitable
Editorial Parsing the Carl DeMaio scandals OCT 22 | By CityBeat Staff An update on the controversies dogging the candidate’s campaign
Sordid Tales San Diego Super Credit Card Chargers OCT 20 | By Edwin Decker Rewriting the worst team fight song in the NFL

Last Blog on Earth

What Donna Frye said at yesterday's anti-Carl DeMaio press conference--with video!

During his tenure on the San Diego City Council, rarely did Carl DeMaio not have his laptop open during council meetings. Was he taking notes? Being eco-friendly by not printing up docket material? Maybe. But it was pretty well-known that he was also working on personal business. Staffers would even take covert cellphone photos of DeMaio's laptop screen. But no one would talk about it on the record—until yesterday, when former Councilmember Donna Frye brought it up at a press conference during which she urged voters to pick incumbent Rep. Scott Peters over DeMaio for the 52nd District congressional seat. Frye mentioned it in response to U-T San Diego reporter Mark Walker asking her to expand on a comment she'd made about DeMaio exhibiting "behavior unbecoming of a public servant." ...
Read more 2014-10-30

Gag rule proposed by Civic San Diego board chair

Latest move in the fight over redevelopment 2.0

The war among Civic San Diego’s board of directors continues. On one side, there are those who want elected officials to closely regulate the city-owned nonprofit. On the other, there are those vying for as much autonomy as possible. The most recent salvo came from board Chair Cynthia Morgan, who last week proposed a gag rule for board members. ...
Read more 2014-10-28

Former DeMaio deputy campaign manager says Todd Bosnich was not fired for plagiarism

To swat down allegations that he sexually harassed former staffer Todd Bosnich, Carl DeMaio has insisted that Bosnich is retaliating after being fired for plagiarizing a May 12 report on congressional pensions. Bosnich has countered that he was fired because he confronted DeMaio on his inappropriate behavior and refused to accept $50,000 in hush money.Earlier this week, Alison Rentschler, who worked as DeMaio's deputy campaign manager for several weeks this past spring—before leaving to work for the San Diego County Republican Party—sent CityBeat a statement, saying that Bosnich "is an honest and trustworthy person" who wasn't fired for plagiarism. CityBeat gave the DeMaio campaign a day-and-a-half to respond, but received no comment. Here's Rentschler's full statement: ...
Read more 2014-10-24
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