December 26, 2018 Issue


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The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) released the newest changes to regulations for adult-use cannabis and manufacturing earlier this month. Read more



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The most hyped, and probably the most impressive, production of the year was back in January when the national tour stop of Hamilton came to town. Read more


I’m more of an introspective type of person than retrospective. As the year ends, however, it can’t hurt to talk about something we should all leave behind in 2018: insincere apologies. Read more

A Side-Eye of Sanity


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Good news everyone! I just received, on credible authority, a preview of how the upcoming New Year will go for us. Read more

Sordid Tales


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Saxophonist and vocalist Karl Denson is local royalty for having founded The Greyboy Allstars, as well as for being the touring saxophonist in a little-known British band named… what were they called again?... oh, yeah, The Rolling Stones. Read more

If I Were U

There are right opinions and there are wrong opinions and what I’m about to say is, objectively, a wrong opinion: Hot Snakes are better than Drive Like Jehu. Read more

The Spotlight

1.) Tulengua - Baja Funk: This group needs national attention now. The cross-border, co-ed hip hop trio made one of the most head-bobbing statements of the year with this amazing, bilingual mixtape. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

The Denver band’s first album since 2011, This Night Falls Forever is a hymn to the simplicity of nostalgia, and that blissful and bittersweet pain one experiences while reminiscing about the intangible wilderness of youth. Read more

Music Feature

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): Life is easy, breezy and beautiful this week. Wait, is that from something? “Easy, breezy, beautiful”? Do I have to pay someone if I say it? Well, I don’t have any money so don’t ask. Read more

Astrologically Unsound

Another year has come and gone and, as usual, there are more books in my to-be-read pile mixed in with the stack of books I actually read this year. Read more

The Floating Library


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Upon winning the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2016 for Moonlight (in thrilling fashion, no less!), Miami-born filmmaker Barry Jenkins found himself at a crossroads. Read more


These acts of resistance remind us that bravery comes in many shapes and sizes. The same can be said of this year’s finest cinematic efforts. Read more


I just want to thank you and the professional staffers there at CityBeat for the piece on the Hepatitis A outbreak in our community [“Hepatitis A: One year later,” Aug. 22]. Read more

Letters to the Editor


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I’m not very good at math, but I didn’t need to have a number-swirling, Beautiful Mind-type brain to crunch the numbers in the damning report issued by the California State Auditor’s Office last Thursday. Read more

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January: California officially became the eighth state to allow the sale, cultivation and usage of recreational cannabis and cannabis products. Read more

, News


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A year in which I couldn’t name Oceanside’s Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub (1815 S. Coast Hwy.) restaurant of the year will probably be the first. Read more

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