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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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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


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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


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As Spin Cycle types away Tuesday morning, activist attorney and Citizens Plan author Cory Briggs is holding court with reporters to detail the latest municipal slam into an immovable object, which he has attributed to a “vacuum of political... more

Apr 13, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

It took squeaky new Padres skipper Andy Green one game to figure out his honeymoon was over. By contrast, Mayor Kevin Faulconer—764 days into occupying the city’s top political catbird seat—still seems hip deep in champagne toasts on the gh... more

Apr 6, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

I chuckled as I read about City Councilmember David Alvarez chuckling in Spin Cycle [“Mayor Moonshot adds to his to-do list,” Jan. 20]. Councilmember Alvarez waxes eloquent about the mayor not following through on previous public pledges. more

Feb 3, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor


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First Lady Michelle Obama called veteran homelessness “an absolute outrage” last week in an address during the winter meetings of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. more

Jan 27, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor


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Inside a near-packed Balboa Theatre last week, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer aimed a hearty 750 words at homelessness during his annual State of the City address. more

Jan 20, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

Some members of the media received complimentary bottles of local craft beer from Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s office last week. On the bottle, as displayed on social media, the mayor’s PR minions had affixed a sticker with drinking-game instruc... more

Jan 13, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

A new West Coast Alliance of Mayors was announced Dec. 11 with an agenda of uniting cities in addressing the growing crisis of homelessness. more

Dec 16, 2015 12:00 AM From the Editor

Retired Daily Show host Jon Stewart’s recent return to the limelight in hopes of shaming Congress into extending healthcare benefits for 9/11 first responders hit home with former San Diego City Councilmember Ed Harris. more

Dec 16, 2015 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

Some cans are a lot heavier than others,” San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said back in September when he joined a city waste pickup crew for an early-morning photo op. more

Nov 18, 2015 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

Veteran’s Day is an appropriate holiday to take stock of a dire situation facing too many of our city’s heroes who served in the armed services: homelessness. more

Nov 11, 2015 12:00 AM From the Editor


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Early last week, Mayor Kevin Faulconer was probably gleefully gazing out his 11th-floor window, envisioning an easy glide into a second term come next June and—by golly, why not!—a shot at the governorship in 2018. more

Oct 28, 2015 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

Major challenges ahead for San Diego’s progressive movement After progressive former Mayor Bob Filner’s scandal-driven resignation on Aug. 23, 2013, conservatives seized the day. more

Oct 21, 2015 12:00 AM News

Say this about Mayor Kevin Faulconer—he won’t let a little heat keep him from his intended rounds. On Friday, however, that meant enduring near-record temperatures along Pacific Highway for a ribbon-cutting ceremony rather than the politica... more

Oct 14, 2015 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

"We need to stop with the happy talk and actually deal with what's going on.” Those words demonstrate that Gregory Thomas Morales is not your prototypical political candidate in the making. more

Sep 16, 2015 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

Recently,CityBeat picked up a student observer, Catherine Sinow, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy, whom we're mentoring for a few weeks to help her on her path to becoming a magazine journalist.  We told Catherine to come down to the A... more

Oct 21, 2011 12:00 AM Last Blog on Earth | News

Will voters who remember Steve Francis from 2005 recognize the new model? more

Feb 26, 2008 12:00 AM News

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