An Open Letter to CityBeat on Gun Show article

Guest Column Guest Column 26 Comments

From Michael Schwartz To San Diego CityBeat’s Ryan Bradford, I read your recent article on the Crossroads of the West gun show, held in Del Mar on December 14. The way your half-drunken friends treat pistols makes them representative of gun owners as much as their alcohol abuse makes them sommeliers or enologists. I do commend them for unloading the …

Bride of a Socialist, a Fascist and a Reporter…

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 1 Comment

Greetings Rostrafarians! Four seasons and three events later, and our socialist (and reporter, same thing?) friends still wanna hang with us over beers, bites and political banter. The last event in the summer drew a nearly unmanageable crowd of about 100 – bringing out the likes of the Gonzalez siblings, San Diego CityBeat hipsters and our liberal blog counterparts at …

Attend a Fireworks Show — For your Family, For your Country, For the GOP

Diana Palacios Diana Palacios 49 Comments

Much to the dismay of environmental attorney Marco Gonzalez, fireworks will illuminate the sky over La Jolla Cove this July 4. San Diegans sorta have Superior Court Judge Linda Quinn to thank for this. As a refresher, back in May Quinn ruled that the annual fireworks display was subject to the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970. The ruling put …

SD CityBeat: Do Journalistic Standards Include Personal Death Wishes?

James Behan James Behan 18 Comments

Yesterday San Diego CityBeat’s John Lamb posted this on Twitter: “(johnrlamb) X’s fingers @TonyKrvaric continues his meatball/beer/mashed-potato/beer/boiled-egg/beer/boiled-potato/aquavit-chaser diet. #strokeofgenius” In essence, Lamb was noting he was keeping his fingers crossed for Tony Krvaric (pictured below) to have a stroke. While he will no doubt say that he was joking, and may at some point feign an apology, this provides an illuminating insight …

So a Socialist, a Fascist and a Reporter Walk Into a Bar… Part II

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 1 Comment

Honestly, I was there last time and I can’t say I remember the punch line to that joke. But I can report this, Rostrafarians, it was fun. Big fun! If you know what’s good for you, and I think you do, you’ll join us this week for the second tweet-up with our good frienemies over at that “other” local political …

San Diego Watchdogging

B-Daddy B-Daddy 1 Comment

Dave Maass, at CityBeat, gets in on the local watchdog action with his report of how County Supervisor Ron Roberts and Carlsbad City Councilwoman Ann Kulchin treat the San Diego Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE) like their own personal slush fund. (My words, not Dave’s). The fund was established in the 1990s to build out and maintain the system …