November 21, 2018 Issue


Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

Compared to other initiatives and political battles on the Nov. 6 ballot, Measure L received relatively scant media coverage, most notably from the mainstream Union-Tribune. Read more

Spin Cycle


Photo by Simpatika

The setting for the forthright musical This Beautiful City is Colorado Springs in 2006, around the time of that year’s midterm elections. Read more



Photo courtesy of Chad Cline

In June, CityBeat broke news that the beloved Aero Club (3365 India St.) was closing, after discovering the property was listed for sale on LoopNet and speaking with then-Aero Club owner Bill Lutzius. Read more

About Last Night


Photo by Sara Harmatz

So what do these young fans see in Eilish? For one, the singer is close to their age and has been open about her struggles with depression. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Seth Combs

The best we can hope for at the end of our lives is that we touched enough people to be remembered. And perhaps, that we will die peacefully in our sleep. Lou Curtiss did both. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Hey Seth Combs.  My name is Ryan. I read your article in the paper. The one about voting (or not voting rather) [“So, you didn’t vote,” Nov. 7]. Read more

Letters to the Editor

Gone are the days where I could unflinchingly criticize Mayor Faulconer for his lack of leadership when it came to San Diego’s seemingly unending homelessness crisis. Read more

From the Editor


Photo by courtesy of Vesper Vineyards

Alysha Stehly is a fourth generation farmer who is one half of the brains and bodies of Vesper Vineyards, as well as the winemaker for Stehelon Vineyards. Read more

People of the Year


Photo by Ann Landstrom

Philomena Marina is a Barrio Logan resident, community environmental justice activist and a member of the Barrio Logan Planning Group. Read more

People of the Year

Kate Clark is the director of Immigration Services for Jewish Family Service (JFS), and works with the San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN), supporting families in San Diego impacted by increased immigration enforcement. Read more

People of the Year


Photo courtesy of OutCo

Allison Justice is the vice president of Cultivation at El Cajon-based OutCo, the first licensed medical cannabis dispensary in the county that today includes indoor growing and research capabilities. Read more

People of the Year


Photo courtesy of the Timken Museum

Megan Pogue is the executive director of the Timken Museum in Balboa Park. Before that, she worked for the San Diego Symphony for over a decade. Read more

People of the Year

Dilkhwaz Ahmed is the executive director and co-founder of License to Freedom, an El Cajon-based nonprofit that assists refugee and immigrant survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Read more

People of the Year


Photo courtesy of Jill Steeves

Jill Steeves is a former homeless citizen and community director with Wakeland Apartments. Read more

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Photo by Andrew Marttila

A newcomer to San Diego, Shaw educates cat lovers on kitten rescue nationwide as the Kitten Lady and rescues kittens with her new, local nonprofit, Orphan Kitten Club. Read more

People of the Year


Photo by Kimberly Mufferi

Daniella Benitez works with Build a Miracle, a nonprofit that builds homes for families in Mexico. She is also a board member of Kidbox’s Kids Board of Directors. Read more

People of the Year

Tasha Williamson is the co-founder of The Compassion Project, a small group of community activists who support families when they lose a loved one to violence. Read more

People of the Year


Photo courtesy of Lillian Faderman

Lillian Faderman is a prominent historian on LGBTQ communities and the immigrant experience. Read more

People of the Year


Photo by Jim Sullivan

Mariah Brownwood is part owner of Royale!, a Point Loma burger and cocktail joint, as well as a farmer. Read more

People of the Year


Photo by Sergey Kolivayko

Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins is currently the executive chef and partner of El Jardín, an upscale Mexican restaurant focusing on the variety of regional Mexican cuisines that opened this year in Liberty Station. Read more

People of the Year