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April 11, 2018 Issue

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Sadie Barnette’s highly engaging and relevant exhibit, Dear 1968,... at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (1100 and 1001 Kettner Blvd.) explores how personal, family and political history can intertwine. more

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The city of La Mesa held a public medical cannabis taxation discussion on Feb. 28 to get a better idea of where its residents stand on cannabis reform. The discussion was led by HdL Companies, an outside consultant. more

CannaBeat

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Photo by Jill Marie Holslin

Jackson is one of 17 Southwestern College students assigned to create a stencil that would be projected onto a border wall prototype later that night. The stencils will also be projected during the Art That Cuts exhibit at Mesa College Art Gallery, w more

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As this issue went to press last week, President Trump was in the process of announcing a new plan to send military troops to the southern border with Mexico. more

, CityWeek

Hats off to CityBeat editors for highlighting the San Diego County Supervisors comments on the Trump administration’s lawsuit against California sanctuary city laws. more

Letters to the Editor

Despite being mugged and even stabbed; despite suffering multiple strokes and, in the end, succumbing to brain cancer this past week, Ross continued to be a champion for San Diego’s homeless citizens. more

From the Editor

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Photo by Lizzie Rose

Stroben started The Thriftsy Gypsy only about a year ago after taking sewing courses at Palomar College. more

About Last Night

Thomas Walsh doesn’t necessarily make it easy to wade through his various releases. He’s recorded and performed under a few different pseudonyms. more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

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Photo by Kirstie Shanley

For the arts non-profit, holding a festival outside of a conventional venue offers a chance to expand the county’s musical map. more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

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Photo by John R. Lamb

Want to get depressed? Just hang out at a meeting of the San Diego City Council’s Select Committee on Homelessness. more

Spin Cycle

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Photo courtesy of F11Photo / Shutterstock.com

As commonplace as the Mission Revival Style is to most, for some it is a reminder of a painful history. more

Features 2 Comments

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Photo by Daren Scott

Men on Boats’ 10 actors—all of them women portraying men—tirelessly create the illusion of adventurers challenging the wrath of the Green and Colorado Rivers. more

Theater

Viciousness and compassion go hand in hand for Joe (Joaquin Phoenix), the hulking enforcer at the center of this entrancing and often disjointed story. more

Film

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Photo Credit: "Photo: Mark Roger

The Australian western is not a gentle sort. more

Film

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Photo by Erika Reinsel

No matter where Priests play, there’s a good chance the show is going to be a hell of a lot of fun. more

Music Feature

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Photo by Amber Mahoney

Bilal doesn’t generally get the kind of critical attention that artists such as D’Angelo or Maxwell do, but the dude still has some similarly strong R&B chops. more

If I Were U

Deciding on the week’s best events is never an easy task, but given that the primaries are less than two months away, it’s time to get pumped and there are a number of cool happenings this week to help in that department. more

Short List Event Picks

Taurus (April 20 - May 20): I hear you. You’ve got to spend money to make money—yeah, I’m familiar with the saying, but does it have to be my money? more

Astrologically Unsound

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When it comes to defusing tense situations, there’s still an emphasis on shooting a gun rather than exhausting all other methods. more

Backwards & in High Heels

I also realized that there are myriad other aspects that make up a good draft system. Gravity, distance, temperature, location, pumps or beer gas, direct draw versus long draw… the list goes on... more

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