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Lights Out Comedy Jun 29, 2015 A monthly stand-up and sketch comedy variety show featuring local and Hollywood comedians like Ryan Shores, Emily Allyn, Damian Holmes and more. 66 other events on Monday, June 29
 
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San Diego's Portland Loo: Flush with contradictions

East Village public toilet frustrates, frightens business community

It’s around 2 p.m. on Friday, and the class disparities of the fast-evolving East Village are on full display throughout the neighborhood. However, this particular intersection, the site of San Diego’s first Portland Loo public restroom, has become ground zero for social tension.

By Joshua Emerson Smith
From the Editor What’s the deal with Seinfeld bashing? JUN 24 | By Ron Donoho SDSU student get huge reaction from PC letter
Spin Cycle Activist lawyer offers Plan B for stadium, center expansion JUN 23 | By John R. Lamb Cory Briggs: Raise TOT, put two initiatives on primary ballot
Sordid Tales The Premium Liquor Experiment and Taste Test JUN 22 | By Edwin Decker Don’t order premium liquor when rotgut does just as well
News Bike plan greased with political power JUN 16 | By Joshua Emerson Smith Revision could represent ethics violation for Supervisor Ron Roberts
From the Editor What Bernie brings to the table JUN 16 | By Ron Donoho Political maverick Bernie Sanders is good for the country
Divided State of America Like him or not, DeMaio faced false accusation JUN 16 | By Chad Peace Sex harassment charge from 2014 proves false

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Judge rejects county's request for new trial in Daniel Sisson case

Pending an appeal, a $3-million verdict stands

In November, a jury found San Diego County liable in the death of Daniel Sisson, a 21-year-old inmate in the Vista Detention Facility (VDF) who died in his cell on June 25, 2011, from an asthma attack...
Read more 2015-01-26

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
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