Content for Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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San Diego cops release streetlight spy cam rules

Video cannot “harass, intimidate, or discriminate against any individual or group”

More than a year after San Diego launched a video and audio surveillance network incorporated into 3200 streetlights, the police department has finally released new rules spelling out how the system is used by law ...

Saint Patrick’s with Patrick: Green Spring Fling cook off in Carlsbad, Loma Club golf course Shamrock Shamble in Liberty Station, Groundswell Brewery tasting in Santee, paddleboarding, and more

We’re trying to avoid the Gaslamp at all costs

When the Kellys go green in springtime, it’s not for the environment, or even for the season. It’s for Saint Patrick’s Day. Which is often more properly called Saint Patrick’s Week, what with all the ...

Charles and Diana: the difference between Mstislav Rostropovich and Duran Duran

Like speed reading a tabloid

Editor: This week marks Jeff Smith’s last as the Reader’s theater critic. Smith is the longest-standing writer at the paper, having started in 1980. Before joining us, he got his Ph.D. in literature and critical ...

Bono and the Edge Waiting for Godomino’s, Yuseff Cherney, Holi Festival, Mission Hills in roaring 20s, Il Divo

Events March 14-March 20, 2019

Friday | 15 Bono and the Edge Waiting for Godomino’s Addicted to celebrity culture, two self-imposed elitists have holed up in a castle, wanting to simplify their lives and achieve pure art. They have long ...

Susan Davis meets with Illumina, Inc., picks up Ilumina stock

Union-Tribune axes Spanish-language Hoy

Work and pleasure mixed House Democrat Susan Davis has been stocking up on holdings of Facebook, the social media giant that critics say needs more federal regulation to reign in its privacy poking. During the ...

San Diego city council members have distinct goals for city money

Housing, librarians, hand sanitizers, selling the downtown sky-diving building

The devil is in the details and the details are in the documents — individual San Diego City Council offices’ funding priorities for the 2020 city budget. The big issues, on which most or all ...

San Diego biodynamic farms – are they better?

Jimbo's may be a bellwether

“My favorite thing about farming is putting my hands in the soil and feeling its life,” says Audrey James, proprietor of Odd Trees Biodynamic Farm. The phrase “Odd Trees” is a play on her first ...

Linda Vista's SkateWorld is more than a building

Feinstein and Kamala Harris voted against saving babies born alive

Skateworld heaven While I’m not a resident of Linda Vista, I am a native San Diegan and regular patron of SkateWorld (“Linda Vista’s Skate World, you’re fine, now go away,” Neighborhood News, March 1). As ...

Balboa Park’s Comic-Con Museum features work by Jim Lee, Bill Sienkiewicz, Frank Miller, and others

New exhibit serves as both tribute and lead-up to the Con’s 50th anniversary this summer

Comic-Con International’s WonderCon will be throwing open its doors on March 29 up in Anaheim, but the pop-culture juggernaut has something else in the offing — much smaller, but also much closer to home. This ...

Curling sport fandom: Ironic or genuine appreciation?

The rules for when people just throw the term out arbitrarily

Hipster: My daughter laughed at me when I said I didn’t like to watch curling because everyone else seemed to be into it. Whenever it’s on TV, the announcers always have to explain the rules ...

Hike to the Audubon Nature Center and Buena Vista Lagoon in Carlsbad

This freshwater lagoon is a great place to observe a variety of birds.

In 1969, the Buena Vista Lagoon was set aside as California’s first ecological reserve. It continues to be a refuge for birds and other wildlife and can be a great place to observe migrating waterfowl, ...

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