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Aug. 21 2012
In the last decade, CityBeat's food writers have hit up fancy spots, holes-in-the-wall, authentic ethnic eateries and even strip clubs (see below) in the hopes of turning readers on to the best places...
Aug. 13 2012
The San Diego Craft Beer and Cocktail Showcase tripled in size this year, with roughly 1,000 people showing up at El Dorado to sample beer in the bar's parking lot and, inside, cocktails from Noble Experiment,...
Aug. 1 2012
Monday, Aug. 6, marks Housing Day's 10th anniversary. What it accomplished depends on whom you ask.
July 25 2012
In 2009, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) introduced its new regional transit pass, the Compass Card. Since then, rollout hasn't been so smooth-especially for social-services providers
July 24 2012
It's tough putting a new bar in North Park-especially one with L.A. ties
July 11 2012
If you're one of the lucky nerds heading into the loud, sweaty halls of the geek paradise known as Comic-Con, you might be looking to score a few new collectibles
July 3 2012
In 2010, San Diego County voters selected 12 fine citizens to represent our region in Sacramento. You might well wonder how hard our legislators fought for us, or whether they spent their time fundraising...
July 2 2012
I had this nagging feeling something was missing from CityBeat's June 20 Drink Issue. The theme was international. What's that place that does all those international cocktails?
June 27 2012
While it's not unusual for government officials to disagree with grand jury findings, this report rankled folks-City Councilmember Marti Emerald, in particular
June 19 2012
Most folks of drinking age can name at least a few wine varietals; many can talk semi-intelligently about beer. But sake? Ask someone what kind they prefer and you'll probably get "hot" or "cold."
June 19 2012
Roughly halfway through his January 2011 State of the City address, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders mentioned his plans to "soon bring to voters" a measure that would switch city workers to a 401(k)-style...
June 13 2012
Lest you bemoan San Diego's poor turnout on election night June 5, estimated somewhere between 27 and 37 percent, consider this: Only about 23 percent of the population of the United Kingdom watched the...
June 11 2012
There was plenty to be frustrated about last week after the primary election. Voter turnout was pathetic, and some good people were sent packing
June 4 2012
The theme driving two local campaigns-City Councilmember Carl DeMaio's bid for mayor and Prop. B, the ballot measure that seeks to overhaul the city's retirement system-is that labor unions are the taxpayers'...
May 30 2012
It's a Saturday morning in late March, and a group of 20- and 30-somethings is gathered in the conference room of a Mission Valley office building. For the next several hours, they'll learn about political...
May 23 2012
Melissa Harris' room at Hotel Metro is big enough for her wheelchair, a twin bed, a simple kitchenette (mini-fridge, sink and microwave) and not much else. Still, she describes it as "huge," just fine...
May 21 2012
Open since early December, Lion's Shareis located on the quieter end of Kettner Boulevard.
May 9 2012
It's cliché, but whatever: Good art's always a reaction to something. Three San Diego art exhibitions-two current and one opening May 19-prove this
May 8 2012
Rent a Mustang convertible and hit the road for a retro-good time. Here are three destinations and suggestions for where to stay, eat, drink and browse
April 30 2012
At 835 Fifth Ave., there's a stairway leading underground, its walls papered with posters of down-turned thumbs. At the bottom is The Propagandist


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