Feb. 10 2016
As folks filed out of the first “friend-raiser” on Saturday in support of her uphill battle to unseat incumbent San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, former state Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña...
Feb. 3 2016
Yep, it would seem pathetic if not true, but the Boltin’ Bolts of L.A. Dream$ have landed back in their old haunts, at least for the 2016 season
Jan. 27 2016
Is the solution to San Diego’s many problems a new logo? Not likely. But that hasn’t stopped city leaders from embarking on a new visual path, one that will relegate the city seal back to its...
Jan. 20 2016
San Diego City Councilmember David Alvarez quietly chuckled when asked about The Tempest in a Tweetstorm. Was the District 8 rep prepping for a rematch with the Blonde Lozenge, aka incumbent Mayor Kevin...
Jan. 13 2016
Some members of the media received complimentary bottles of local craft beer from Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s office last week. On the bottle, as displayed on social media, the mayor’s PR minions...
Jan. 6 2016
I’ve been told, ‘Don’t talk to anyone at CityBeat.’” Derrick Roach smiles when he says this, giving his glass of Diet Coke a quick jiggle. “But if you talk,” he...
Dec. 29 2015
If you didn't hear champagne corks popping last week when the San Diego City Council adopted a nationally recognized, aggressive Climate Action Plan, you weren't alone
Dec. 22 2015
The premise is simple. As you read the following contorted Christmas carols, hum the originals. Do it internally, or belt it out loud. Sing these to your fellow transit travelers or regale your lunch
Dec. 16 2015
Retired Daily Show host Jon Stewart’s recent return to the limelight in hopes of shaming Congress into extending healthcare benefits for 9/11 first responders hit home with former San Diego City...
Dec. 9 2015
While recently enjoying the view of shimmering, quilted cloud patterns rolling past lush Mission Valley hillsides as my trolley ride clattered toward downtown, my seatmate was visibly seething
Dec. 1 2015
There comes a time in every politician’s shelf life when it’s a good idea to check the expiration date. Or at least the “sell by” numbers. In the case of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer,...
Nov. 25 2015
At the end of a freewheeling, 90-minute conversation last week with Francine Busby, Spin Cycle urged the chairwoman of the county’s Democratic Party to “keep swinging.”
Nov. 18 2015
Some cans are a lot heavier than others,” San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said back in September when he joined a city waste pickup crew for an early-morning photo op
Nov. 11 2015
By the day, Spin Cycle is gaining more appreciation for the work of attorneys in our midst. Where else can a weekly columnist of twisted mind unearth such rare earthy samples of literary gold in a town...
Nov. 4 2015
A “spark” is how the Ocean Beach Town Council president and union organizer would explain her surprise announcement two weekends ago at the tail end of a Democratic convention in Escondido....
Oct. 28 2015
Early last week, Mayor Kevin Faulconer was probably gleefully gazing out his 11th-floor window, envisioning an easy glide into a second term come next June and—by golly, why not!—a shot at...
Oct. 14 2015
Say this about Mayor Kevin Faulconer—he won’t let a little heat keep him from his intended rounds. On Friday, however, that meant enduring near-record temperatures along Pacific Highway for...
Sept. 30 2015
The old walls of George Mullen's Market Street workspace—dubbed StudioRevolution—are filled with paintings (nudes and landscapes, interspersed with his “City of Life” renderings)...
Sept. 16 2015
"We need to stop with the happy talk and actually deal with what's going on.” Those words demonstrate that Gregory Thomas Morales is not your prototypical political candidate in the making
Sept. 2 2015
A couple months ago, Block had a stock line when asked about rumors that termed-out state Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins was considering a challenge to his re-election plans


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