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Venice Baroque Orchestra Feb 27, 2015 Founded in 1997, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is one of the world’s premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance, with a focus on bringing freshness and experimentation to early music. 62 other events on Friday, February 27
 
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Potential organ recipients face off with doctors over medical-cannabis use

New bill would push hospitals to put pot-using patients on transplant waiting list

The only thing that could save Justin Turley is a liver transplant, but, he said, his specialist at the hospital has refused to put him on the waiting list until he stops using cannabis.

By Joshua Emerson Smith
Editorial On the Chargers, politicians need to remain calm FEB 25 | By CityBeat Staff Stop right after saying the team should stay in San Diego
Sordid Tales The changing definition of the word ‘literally’ FEB 23 | By Edwin Decker Amnesty for ignorance is what it is
News Tier it up FEB 18 | By Kelly Davis California has the biggest sex-offender registry in the U.S.—for no good reason
Editor's Note Long live CityBeat! FEB 18 | By David Rolland Kelly Davis and I are moving on
Spin Cycle Chargers-stadium quest is already a circus FEB 18 | By John R. Lamb Mayor’s nascent advisory group launches amid much brouhaha
Backwards & in High Heels Principals of civility FEB 16 | By Aaryn Belfer Taking a page from the U.S. Tennis Association handbook

Last Blog on Earth

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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