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

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The San Diego Chargers brain trust took its pitch for an East Village stadium into the heart of Barrio Logan last week, and Brent Beltrán did something unusual for him—he stayed silent. Read more

Spin Cycle

Mother Teresa was one of the greatest humanitarians of our century [“Why the church is in a hurry to canonize Mother Teresa,” April 6]. Your editors were asleep at the wheel when they let this poisonous, personal, anti-religious tirade get ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Despite being the hub of many a drunken adventure, downtown San Diego is maturing into adulthood. The urban core still scares some, but like most unknowns, familiarity eventually breeds appreciation or even admiration. Read more

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If you care about people and the human ordeal, one of the hardest things to do is pass by a homeless person and deny him or her spare change or food. Read more

From the Editor

The nearly two-year battle over the fate of Civic San Diego has landed on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk in the form of AB 504. Authored by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, the bill would allow nearly all projects approved by the land-use nonprofit... Read more


They look like long golf carts plastered with ads. Open to the city air, these electric vehicles carry as many as five passengers and go anywhere within downtown. Need to get from Little Italy to the Gaslamp Quarter? Text and a driver will ... Read more


We received word a couple weeks ago that six of San Diego CityBeat's newspaper boxes in the Gaslamp Quarter were missing. This was perplexing. Read more

From the Editor

One of the most laid-back bars in the Gaslamp has closed its doors for good. On Saturday night, the same night The Propagandist celebrated its year anniversary, the Downtown bar also had its final night of operation. Co-owner Brian Di... Read more

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A bar that's literally underground might sound cool, but it isn't exactly great for business.  Read more

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