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San Diego CityBeat Honored for Prison Reporting

Stories by Kelly Davis and Dave Maass received awards from the San Diego SPJ. (FULL STORY)
San Diego CityBeat  |  08-06-2015  5:45 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Formal Complaint Filed After San Diego CityBeat Reports of Pepper Spray Abuse in Juvenile Hallsnew

A coalition of civil rights groups is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the overuse of pepper spray in San Diego County juvenile detention facilities.
San Diego CityBeat  |  07-29-2014  4:15 pm  |  Industry News

San Diego CityBeat Announces Staff Changesnew

Editor David Rolland announced that San Diego CityBeat will have a new music editor, film critic, and news writer.
San Diego CityBeat  |  06-05-2013  3:10 pm  |  Industry News

San Diego CityBeat Releases Flash Fiction eBook

'Fiction 101: The Anthology' contains some of the best entries from San Diego CityBeat's annual flash fiction contest. (FULL STORY)
San Diego CityBeat  |  11-13-2012  12:22 pm  |  Industry News

Former San Diego CityBeat Writer Passes Awaynew

Former San Diego CityBeat writer Kia Bowman Momtazi lost her battle against cancer on Saturday afternoon. She was 29.
San Diego CityBeat  |  02-01-2012  6:03 pm  |  Industry News

San Diego CityBeat Editor Running For Presidentnew

San Diego CityBeat editor David Rolland and account executive Jason Noble have filled out paperwork to put their names on the ballot for the Arizona presidential primary.
San Diego CityBeat  |  12-22-2011  12:00 pm  |  Industry News

San Diego CityBeat Columnist Wins Reader's Digest Contestnew

Jim Ruland will receive a $25,000 cash prize and his 150-word short story will be published in Reader's Digest.
San Diego CityBeat  |  11-30-2011  2:09 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

San Diego CityBeat Editor Wins 'Best of Show'

San Diego CityBeat picked up four awards from the San Diego Press Club. Editor David Rolland and writer Enrique Limón each received two first-place nods. (FULL STORY)
San Diego Press Club  |  10-27-2011  2:25 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Dan Savage Defends San Diego CityBeat Columnist's Use of the Word 'Homosexual'

In a letter to San Diego CityBeat columnist Edwin Decker, GLAAD wrote, "Please avoid using 'homosexual' except in direct quotes." (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  10-06-2011  3:49 pm  |  Industry News

Summer Guide Twist: Choose Your Own Summer Adventurenew

San Diego CityBeat has given its annual Summer Guide a creative twist this year by designing an interactive "Choose Your Own Summer Adventure" issue for readers.
San Diego CityBeat  |  05-16-2011  4:08 pm  |  Industry News

Sunshine Week: San Diego CityBeat Leads Effort To Create Online Transparency Toolnew

In concert with Sunshine Week, San Diego CityBeat has collaborated with a local organization to launch Open San Diego Flashlight, an online bookmark collection which makes government records and public databases more accessible.
San Diego CityBeat  |  03-14-2011  5:34 pm  |  Industry News

San Diego CityBeat Writer Releases e-Book of Short Storiesnew

Kuro Crow is a collection of three short stories that were inspired by Maass' observations of Tokyo at the turn of the 21st Century.
Boxfire Press  |  12-27-2010  5:14 pm  |  Industry News

San Diego CityBeat Debunks Investigative Institute's Reportnew

The Watchdog Institute, a newly formed investigative-journalism organization based in San Diego, recently published its first investigation, which looked at California's public list of registered sex offenders and mapped out how many in San Diego County currently live within 2,000 feet of a school or park. However, as CityBeat notes, the report -- which found that "more than 70 percent of registered sex offenders in San Diego County are violating a state law by living too close to schools and parks," was based on a flawed interpretation of Jessica's Law, the 2006 referendum that placed lifetime residence restrictions on California's sex offenders. The Watchdog Institute has thus far refused to issue a correction, so CityBeat's Kelly Davis launched a "Watchdog Watch" clock, timing how many days pass before the organization issues a correction.
San Diego CityBeat  |  12-14-2009  2:00 pm  |  Industry News

Earthquake Hits Southern California, Alt-Weekly Offices Feel It

A little before noon yesterday, a 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit Southern California, with an epicenter 29 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake, which was the largest in SoCal in more than a decade but apparently caused no major damage, was felt in AAN-member offices from San Diego to Santa Barbara, judging by a quick perusal of blogs. "[It] felt like I was standing on a rocking waterbed for at least 12 seconds. The building swayed back and forth. A large corkboard fell off my office wall," the OC Weekly's R. Scott Moxley reports. "An energy drink can stupidly placed (by me) on top of a file cabinet flew three feet in the air. The staff quickly evacuated the building and found phone lines dead." Up in Culver City at LA Weekly's offices, Mark Mauer notes: "The new LA Weekly building shakes like a leaf (at least around my desk) every time a car enters or leaves our garage, so it took a few extra seconds to figure out this was an actual earthquake and not just an SUV trying to find a parking space." The Santa Barbara Independent's Matt Kettman reports feeling a "long, rolling sensation," while San Diego CityBeat's Kinsee Morgan wins the award for brevity, simply noting the quake was the "biggest one I've felt yet."
AAN News  |  07-30-2008  8:30 am  |  Industry News