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Certainly in Spin Cycle’s lifetime, you would be hard pressed to find an election season as angstridden, sound-bit and crap-filled as the current model. If our elected leaders of tomorrow are truly a reflection of society, then society is h... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

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Nothing plays worse in San Diegans’ minds, Spin has found, than reminders of their city’s reputation for small-mindedness. more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

For years, Leaf has been using art to document the lives of Olango and others killed by San Diego police with various graphic designs, including a series of portraits he calls “San Diego Stolen Lives.” more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Features 1 Comments

As the Nov. 8 election approaches, San Diego is engaged in a debate over whether to raise the hotel tax in order to pay for a new Chargers football stadium in downtown’s East Village. more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Opinion

Stephen Keyes seems to be clueless as to what Kaepernick’s actions are for [Letters, Sept. 21]. Black people are not asking for a perfect society; just respect of life would be sufficient! As far as disrespecting the ideal of our society, t... more

Oct 5, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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At Monday’s jam-packed No on Measure C press conference, barely a harsh word was uttered about the elephant not in the room. more

Oct 5, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

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Last week it hit home, hard. The list of locales where unnecessary killings have made national headlines has expanded to include our backyard, with El Cajon joining Ferguson, Tulsa, Charlotte and too many others cities where lives have been... more

Oct 5, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

Thank you, Aaryn Belfer, for your column of Sept. 14, “Keeping Kaepernick in the headlines.” Keep it up, sister. Don’t back down, don’t tone it down, don’t sugarcoat the truth. more

Sep 28, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

Regarding kneeling during the National Anthem [Keeping Kaepernick in the headlines, Sept. 14]: The American flag and the National Anthem don’t represent perfection in our society—that’s an impossibility—only the agreedupon desire that we al... more

Sep 21, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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Everybody thinks it’s way past time for this mayor to get off the crapper and finally weigh in on The Monumental Measures of the Millienium. more

Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

In Las Vegas, billionaire Sheldon Adelson—who owns The Venetian and The Palazzo and casinos all over the world—wants to build a 65,000-seat domed football stadium to lure the Oakland Raiders to the desert. But not with financing from his re... more

Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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When news broke last week that the four-year nuclear war between activist attorney Cory Briggs and the Tourism Marketing District over the agency’s funding method was headed for a fizzling conclusion, the reaction from Briggs haters was swi... more

Aug 24, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

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At the press conference, Sanders alluded to concerns that remain about the initiative. “No ballot is ever perfect,” he said, adding that “considerations” the team should address include the “long-term security of the Tourism Marketing Distr... more

Aug 3, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

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Last Thursday, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, San Diego Police Department Chief Shelley Zimmerman, SDPD homicide Capt. David Nisleit and other police brass converged for a press conference to announce they’d arrested a suspect in the grisly murder-... more

Jul 13, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

Thumbs up to more than 70 media outlets in San Francisco that are banding together today (June 29) to flood their market with a sea of coverage on local homelessness. more

Jun 29, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

Last week, the port hosted a two-day open house in a cramped, stuffy, top-floor suite at the San Diego Convention Center so the public could peruse the plans, grill proponents about the details and fill out comment cards that port staff wou... more

Jun 22, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

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The San Diego Democratic Party has got to be—and should be—kicking itself in the ass for not getting off said duff earlier to mount a strong mayoral campaign against incumbent Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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You might have heard that a certain golden-haired, thumb-pumping narcissist of a presidential candidate dropped by our fair city last Friday to much pomp, circumstance, fervor and a soupcon of tear gas for media flavor. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

Mr. Decker has written retrograde nonsense before (“The vindication of a lesbian porn connoisseur” comes to mind) but this really takes the cake. more

May 25, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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If San Diego wants weird, let’s go for it. Send Faulconer to a presidential general, where he’s never gone before. Get the city council to settle the tourist-tax conundrum, with or without him. Maybe real words will replace happy talk. more

May 25, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

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