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San Diegans Boycott Stores Open On Thanksgiving Day

I don't think anyone is suggesting that door busters on video games at 6am on Thanksgiving Day is equivalent to providing health care or responding to a flood. Which is exactly the point.

November 29, 2013 at 8:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Republican VP Choice May Not Resonate In 52nd Congressional District

Just to be clear, Bilbray has served 12 total years in Congress, but has not served for the *past* twelve years. He served 1995-2001 before losing to Susan Davis, then spent five years as a lobbyist, Then he went back to Congress in 2006 after Duke Cunningham resigned.

August 14, 2012 at 5:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego's Public Art Conversation Continues

Part 2 got a little more overtly political, but I'm always impressed by the ability of public art projects to get people involved. It's a low barrier of entry, as everyone has an opinion about art and about what their community is about.

October 6, 2010 at 5:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Let's Talk: How Much Does Restaurant Decor Matter?

Dining out in an holistic experience. Some might prioritize the food, but at the end of the night, the question is whether you enjoyed yourself in the whole. Decor figures into that just like service or accessibility or a dirty restroom. And since even the lack of aesthetic choices is a choice, decor is a reflection of how the restaurant wants to be experienced.

A no-frills hole in the wall can work just as well as an formal restaurant as long as it compliments the overall experience.

October 4, 2010 at 10:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Compton Cookout And Pop Culture

I agree that cultural stereotypes and appropriation have too often been given equal footing with legitimate cross-cultural evolution.

So the next question from this is: How do we differentiate between people who are legitimately working to challenge social inertia and those who are simply looking to make a buck off the lowest common denominator? And after that, what are the steps to making that differentiation more clear to the public?

February 23, 2010 at 3:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )