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The city says it puts pricey public art pieces in facilities that aren’t accessible to the public because it has to — the funding anchors the art to the site. But a closer look reveals the city might be overly cautious in its approach and that locating the art in nearby locations where the public might actually get to enjoy it could be within the rules after all.

Hillcrest and Mission Valley are getting new fire stations, but neither will come with public art. The city of San Diego has a policy requiring 2 percent of the cost of city construction projects be spent on public art. So when new city buildings like fire stations, libraries, pump stations, lifeguard stations and water facilities are […]

City Heights residents are never happy about alcohol permits being approved in their neighborhood, but one has sparked a whole new level of pushback. The man leading the charge against a proposed 7-11’s alcohol permit owns a competing business nearby. The new permit would come with a number of restrictions intended to ease community concerns, but community members are unmoved.

Museum celebrating the immigrant experience is vandalized with anti-immigrant messages, UCSD Theater staffers face layoffs, December Nights is happening and more in our weekly roundup of arts and culture news.