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Life on the Rocks: Salvador, Brazil

“Thirty percent of Brazilians live in favelas,” says Michael David Lynch, proprietor of Albergue Pedras da Sereia in Salvador, speaking of neighborhoods like the one he moved to 25 years ago. Basically, favelas are built ...

San Diego Family Feud — Electronic Survey Says!?

In October, San Diego's City Planning and Community Investment Department introduced electronic polling stations at public workshops for the community-plan updates in North Park, Uptown, and Golden Hill. The polling stations are used to collect ...

Does California Interscholastic Federation Bilk Sweetwater Schools?

On November 15, Stewart Payne went before the Sweetwater Union High School Board and asked for the creation of an independent task force to investigate charges against the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the governing body ...

Crushed Stars: Convalescing in Braille

I'd like to think that everyone has moments of nearsightedness. That eases my chagrin at the knee-jerk wince evinced earlier this year when Crushed Stars were making waves with "99 Red Balloons." The wince was ...

Legendary Pink Dots at Casbah

First, original LPD member Silverman came onstage to set up his modified keyboard and assorted, unidentifiable electrodevices. Cofounder Edward Ka-Spell joined him later with recent addition Erik. A buzzy speaker prompted a restart of show ...

Kid Cudi's New Collection of Trunk-Rattlers

Between thick layers of glossy production, Kid Cudi delves into matters of the psyche untouched by mainstream rap. One can draw a comparison to Eminem's recent work in terms of rapping about drug addiction, but ...

Comedy Roadshow Rolls into Town

News out of Hollywood suggests that Tom Cruise is considering coming back for a Top Gun sequel. If that movie gets made, we'd all better hope it's nothing like the version Vince Vaughn and Kevin ...

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