May 25 2016
If San Diego wants weird, let’s go for it. Send Faulconer to a presidential general, where he’s never gone before. Get the city council to settle the tourist-tax conundrum, with or without...
May 25 2016
Mr. Decker has written retrograde nonsense before (“The vindication of a lesbian porn connoisseur” comes to mind) but this really takes the cake
May 25 2016
Assuming you registered (if you didn’t, apply the duct tape to your mouth immediately), the best way to approach the June 7 primary—or any election—is to request the mail-in ballot
May 23 2016
With a murder rate 25 times that of other developed countries, America is definitely exceptional. We must be the best at everything, everywhere, and when it comes to gun violence, we've outdone ourselves
May 18 2016
When San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer made that proclamation in his January 14 State of the City address, a homelessness advocate sitting near me in the balcony of the Balboa Theatre gasped
May 18 2016
It’s down-the-stretch time for local political candidates, and you know what that means: overstuffed postal repositories with a side order of broadcast blather, please!
May 18 2016
Does it make you uncomfortable to take shits in public? Well, most homeless people would like to do private things in private, too, but they don’t get that choice. Either give people a place to shit—...
May 16 2016
It has become something of an obsession. I don't know exactly when it started, perhaps 10 years ago, when I noticed increasingly more bartenders were not showing gratitude for the tips they were give
May 10 2016
THE CAT’S MEOW I loved Ryan Bradford's "In the meowth of madness at the cat circus," [April 13]. It hits the nail on the head in describing cat people and cats! His column
May 10 2016
The spray from the historic Broadway Fountain in the newly renovated Horton Plaza Park never felt better—particularly after spending an hour in the solar oven of an amphitheater just to the south
May 10 2016
The city councilmember for downtown San Diego is the de facto mayor of homelessness. The June 7 primary election should determine if Chris Ward or Anthony Bernal (both Democrats) will sit in the District...
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May 9 2016
Well, well, well. Or, as my friend Justin says, w-AY-al! I'm not trying to be all vindicated or anything, but I'm feeling sort of vindicated
May 3 2016
Five signature gatherers waved stacks of petitions at me while I strolled down India Street during last weekend's busy Mission Federal ArtWalk. The sky above was blue and sun dappled; the pitch from signature...
May 3 2016
Mention TMD to any plugged-in policy wonk in town, and the most likely response will be, "Yeah, what about the Tourism Marketing District?"
May 3 2016
Homelessness—what if it was you experiencing it, or your brother, sister, mother, father, friend? What if you saw the plight of our vulnerable neighbors every day as you left your warm and safe downtown...
May 3 2016
I read your article ["Making homelessness a story"] in CityBeat on April 20, 2016. I agree with your analysis as far as it goes. I have been dealing with the issue of homelessness in North Park for about...
May 2 2016
As you have probably heard, North Carolina passed a bill called the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, which requires transgender individuals to use the public restrooms that match their birth certificate...
April 27 2016
Regarding “Nuñez release points to need for clemency reform” [April 13]: The coverage of Ethan Couch in Texas put a spotlight on “affluenza,” but affluenza is not unusual...
April 27 2016
It had been a while—four score and seven years ago, perhaps— since Spin Cycle had paid a visit to “The Rock,” the not-so-flattering nickname given the World War II-era box of a...
April 26 2016
Shortly after an activist posted photos of a pointy rock installation that would deter homeless people from sleeping under a downtown San Diego bridge, his social media page lit up


  • Known as the ‘Official Scripps National Spelling Bee Watch Party for Adults,’ guests can cheer on kids in the Scripps National Spelling Bee on ESPN before competing in a spelling bee themselves
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • A mass action against the closing of the UCSD University Art Gallery. Participants will meet at the Silent Tree (located near the Library Walk) and march together toward the Gallery
  • Local science illustrator Melissa Walter presents new abstract works that are literal interpretations of astronomical theories
  • So Say We All invites listeners to hear stories about real life, the internet, the ways those places intersect or the way they don't intersect at all, told by seven locals
  • The author, comic book writer, and son of Stephen King will sign his new apocalyptic thriller, The Fireman
See all events on Thursday, May 26