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A few good bike paths

Friday, May 22, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

From last night’s San Diego County Taxpayers Association dinner…

San Diego City Councilman Chris Cate celebrates Red Nose Day

Thursday, May 21, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

U-T: Dave Roberts hires political crisis expert

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

SAN DIEGO — County Supervisor Dave Roberts has hired a crisis communication specialist to help his political career weather accusations from former staff members.

Roberts has brought on board political consultant Gary Gartner, a personal friend and strategist for his supervisorial campaign.

Read it here.

Head of Filner recall calls on Roberts to resign

Friday, May 15, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

The head of the 2013 effort to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is calling on County Supervisor Dave Roberts to resign from office, in the wake of several allegations of impropriety against him by former staff members.

Michael Pallamary, who started the effort to remove Filner from office prior to the then-Mayor ultimately resigning in August 2013, today sent the following letter to Supervisor Roberts:

Michael J. Pallamary,
Former Chairman
Recall Filner Committee

May 15, 2015

Supervisor Dave Roberts
County  Board  of  Supervisors
1600  Pacific  Highway
San Diego, CA 92101

Trade you two Roberts for a Filner?

Thursday, May 14, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant


Mark Robak sent this along, saying “I have now completed my San Diego Dave Roberts baseball card collection!”

NBC7: A Look Inside Supervisor Dave Roberts’ Office Amid Turmoil

A former employee in San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts’ office says the supervisor refused to act on complaints from staffers as documents confirm there has been almost a complete turnover of staff at the District 3 office since January.

At least two of those former staffers claim Roberts created a “hostile workplace.” NBC 7 Investigates has also confirmed those former employees have both hired attorneys and are considering lawsuits against the county.

Read it all here.


U-T’s Logan Jenkins: Slap of Roberts stuns insiders

“At the Rostra in Rome and thought of you”

Monday, April 27, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

That’s the message Rostra blogger Eric Andersen received with the photos below.

Eric posted to his Facebook page, “Received these two photos from a friend traveling in Rome today and it made me think of a few of mine.”

click for larger images

For more on The Rostra, click here.

Reid to retire

Friday, March 27, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

Save The Date: 2015 Lincoln Reagan Dinner — June 13 with Senator Rand Paul

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

Save the date: 2015 Goldens!

Monday, March 9, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

California GOP Convention News: Log Cabin Club Chartered

Monday, March 2, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

Some articles and reactions…

Katy Grimes in FlashReport: LGBT Republican Group Wins Charter in California Republican Party

BreitbartCA: Gay Activist Group Formally Recognized by California GOP

LA Times: State GOP formally welcomes gays to the party

SF Chronicle: After decade of struggle, Log Cabin Republicans win GOP recognition

from Capitol Resource Institute…

Log Cabin Inside the Tent

By a lopsided vote the California Republican Party (CRP) granted a charter to Log Cabin California, a gay Republican organization. Meeting in Sacramento Sunday, Republican delegates voted 861 to 293 to grant official recognition to the California chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans.

T.J. Zane selected as local GOP’s new Executive Director

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

T. J. Zane, who over the last several years has been instrumental in building the Lincoln Club of San Diego into one of the most prominent political forces in the area, was announced today as the Executive Director of the Republican Party of San Diego County.

“I’m honored that Tony Krvaric has asked me to serve as the new Executive Director,” Zane told Rostra. “Chairman Krvaric has grown the Republican Party into one of the most effective political party organizations in California. Building upon the strong foundation left by his predecessor, Ron Nehring, Tony leads a committee that is indispensible to Republican candidates in San Diego. By marshaling the volunteer base of the party and skillful fundraising, the Republican Party has made the crucial difference in every recent election.”

Politics Roundup for Sunday, December 28, 2014 — Year-End Notables

Sunday, December 28, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Year-End Notables…

Voice: The 2014 Voice of the Year Is …Sea World foes, Jerry Sanders, Todd Gloria, Lorena Gonzalez make the list.

Voice: Part Two, Voice of the Year: The Near-MissesRostra contributors Kevin Faulconer, Jason Roe and Revolvis, Carl DeMaio, Barry Jantz are mentioned.

Breitbart: Top 25 Conservative Voices in CaliforniaRostra contributors Tom Del Beccaro, Jon Fleischman, Richard Rider are making an impact.

Voice: Saturday’s Morning Report — Including “2014, We Knew Ye Pretty Well” — Heroes and Goats of the year, Memorable quotes from 2014, Notable Fact Checks

Politics Roundup for Tuesday, December 23, 2014 – A focus on cops

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

The Latest Headlines…

–Year-End Reviews–

Political Vanguard’s Tom Del Beccaro: Winners and losers of 2014Hillary makes both ends of the list.

Voice: A Year of Firsts and Scandals in SacramentoBrian Joseph: “This was a year of historic elections and searing scandals. Here’s the top events in state politics – from a San Diego perspective – of 2014.”

–A focus on cops–

Rostra’s Brian Brady: Tragic Assassination of NYPD Cops Begs For Law Enforcement Reform

SDUT: Why cellular tracking device is so secret

Times of SD: Secrecy Explained for SDPD Use of Cell-Phone Tracker

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Politics Roundup for Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant


Rostra’s Brian Brady:

A Case for Changing The Republican Party Of San Diego County — Part Four

Rebuilding the Coalition


The Latest Headlines…

Rostra: “The Twelve Days of Recount”A new song by Derrick Roach

SDUT’s Steve Greenhut: Affidavit shows cop union targeting foesThe Costa Mesa experience

Rostra: Senator Anderson Hosts 3,000 without the U.S.S. Midway

SDUT: SDPD sued over cellular tracking tech

Voice: Former Planning Director: SANDAG Ruling Got it Wrong“The ruling against SANDAG’s long-term transportation plan is not only wrong – it’s dangerous.”

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Politics Roundup for Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

The Latest Headlines…

Rostra’s Brian Brady: A Case for Changing The Republican Party Of San Diego County — Part One

SDUT: Council president vote delayedChris Cate gets to vote

SDUT: Recount requested in Chula Vista council raceAs anticipated, Dems asking, as count leaves Padilla two votes shy of McCann

SDUT: Chula Vista council to be sworn in, discuss vacant seat

KPBS: Carl DeMaio Launches Super PAC Thanks for letting Rostra know, Carl.

Seaside Courier’s Thomas K. Arnold: Cronyism rears its ugly head again“Ah, the North County political scene. You gotta love it.”

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Politics Roundup for Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

The latest…

NBC7: San Diego Council Shake-Up Attempt In the WorksIs Todd Gloria facing removal as council pres?

SDUT: Local reserve cap dampens rainy day fund“…late in the legislative session, Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislators — at the behest of the powerful California Teachers Association — slipped language into a budget trailer bill that forces local school districts to adopt fiscally irresponsible policies.”

KPBS Video: San Diego’s Mandatory Water Restrictions Rely On Community Policing

CalPolReview: San Diego Wants You to Snoop on Your Neighbors Water Use

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