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Bill Horn running for his sixth term as the Fifth District San Diego County supervisor is probably not a surprise. Some might even consider the news a bitter disappointment.
Yet after 19 lively years in office, the North County supervisor still seems to enjoy public life.
I recently bumped into Horn at the San Diego Albondigas lunch in Old Town. He worked the room with ease, tossing out the occasional jab or story with zesty swagger and a good-natured laugh.
As originally posted on Flash Report.
Ferret lovers coveting Assemblyman-elect Brian Maienschein’s backing might be in for disappointment.
Evidently, LeagalizeFerrets.org founder Pat Wright fell to despair when two supportive candidates lost in the general election on November 6. Yet, he wrote in his recent newsletter this fuzzy note of love:
“There was one person elected who had some ferret knowledge. Brian Maienschein was elected in the 77th Assembly district and met Alice Kaiser and her ferrets.”
Not so, said Maienschein campaign manager Lance Witmondt who told the Sacramento Bee: “Brian has not ever met a ferret and he will not be sponsoring legislation to legalize ferret ownership.”
Well, depending on your horse(s), you were either drinking victory punch (Go Walker!) or suicide smoothies well into the night.
I joined in the Golden Hall festivities via the scrappy San Diego CityBeat live election night blog hosted by our very own San Diego Rostra and our lefty friends at OBRag. If you didn’t follow along with our 100 or so friends last night, including some elected officials and candidates, it’s worth a peek.
As results crawled in at a frustrating glacial pace, CityBeat editor David Rolland said the polling basically called the elections.
Little doubt that education is one of today’s hottest political topics.
Candidates for mayor of America’s Finest City even managed to weave the buzz-worthy issue into their platforms.
Tomorrow, a forum promises to delve head-first into the matter and answer the one question which seems to come up time and again:
What’s the mayor got to do with education?
For more details, be sure to check out the news release below.
Mayoral Forum on Education Will Explore Role of Mayor in San Diego’s Public Schools
mwagoner, at sandiego.edu
Is it the solar flare?
Nope, but could be the makings of the perfect storm for San Diego Republicans come June.
Recent polling from Competitive Edge Research & Communication** shows registered Republicans more enthusiastic to vote in June than Democrats.
Well, big whoop. We all expected that, right?
But according to the survey, the enthusiasm factor might be enough to overcome the Democratic voter registration advantage.
The latest voter registration numbers from a report run on March 1 by the San Diego County Registrar of Voters shows Democrats have a registration advantage of 76,521 over Republicans.
As originally posted on Flash Report.
Camp Carl DeMaio must be doing a jig.
So far, the polling for the San Diego mayoral race ain’t been what most of us race watchers would consider legit.
This move signifies a tipping point in the race that will no doubt lead to some substantive research providing supporters, donors and voters alike a clearer view of the field.
Just four days remain before Mayor Jerry Sanders and team closes the AT&T San Diego Apps Challenge.
So far, a total of 43 app ideas posted propose everything from wanting a nuts-and-bolts explainer on the enrollment process in “good public schools” to a full list of all the contact information for local elected officials, from email addresses to Twitter handles.
Interestingly, there’s a number of apps that ask for social information on meeting people of similar interests and the latest goings on.
VIDEO | KFMB\'s Larry Himmel Man-on-the-Streets (Password 4120)
It’s not too often that we get to hear from the average San Diegan about politics.
In our world, the high-propensity voting public tends to consume our daylight (and midnight oil) hours.
The Downtown San Diego Partnership (a client of mine) decided to send KFMB’s funny man, Larry Himmel, out on the streets to gets a pulse on the real scoop. It was shown last evening during the organization’s annual installation and board meeting (the highlight of which included a side-splitting funny “Jerry Unplugged: The Ultimate State of the City Address” from Mayor Jerry Sanders, which led to some great Twitter exchanges).
Today’s Twittersphere got a tad wound up about the Christmas Day publisher’s note from the San Diego Union-Tribune’s new fearless (and Jesus-loving) leader Doug Manchester.
The open letter, “A day to count blessings and share happiness,” began as such:
Dear fellow San Diegans,
Christmas is ever spiritual because it celebrates the birth of a child more than 2,000 years ago whose arrival on Earth defines all the dates of history. No other individual, before or since, has so influenced mankind as Jesus Christ. As the dawn breaks on this Christmas morning, we rise to celebrate the day marking the birth of the Christ child, a day dedicated to “good tidings of great joy.”
Here are the Rostra Victory Bear’s special presents for Rostrafarians, as expressed to the Bear’s three assistants (Erica Holloway, Barry Jantz and Jim Sills). Feel free to add YOUR gifts under the Tree, but please remember this is the Season of Goodwill, so be nice and tasteful, to fit this special time.
For Capitol-bound Marie Waldron: An unabridged copy of “Fun Things to do in Sacramento” (complete in 2 pages!) …… for Richard Rider: A Beer Summit with Alger …… for Erica Holloway: A baby blogger …… for Bradley Fikes: An employer that doesn’t care if its reporters have personal opinions — just like the rest of the MSM …… and for Jerome Stocks: A Surfing Madonna t-shirt.
Nothing, I mean nothing, brings a tear faster to my eye than the hapless, deeply conflicted and vastly complicated George Bailey played by the affable James Stewart in “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Each year, hubs holds my Christmas movie obsession at bay as long as possible. It’s not that he doesn’t love Christmas or all the classic films, from the beloved Bing Crosby “White Christmas” to the overplayed but still necessary “A Christmas Story.”
I love them all and to his dismay, I would watch them endlessly from Thanksgiving to Christmas Day.
A little news item crossed my desk today from the Associated General Contractors regarding a financial report on the status of Proposition S.
As you’ll recall, that $2.1 billion bond measure became a major battle between labor and merit shop interests over proposed construction projects in the San Diego Unified School District.
According to the release, the school district plans to discuss the financial findings on the Project Stabilization Agreement (PSA) further tomorrow during a news conference.
Stay tuned …
December 8, 2011
Contact: Brad Barnum
Blood hit the water.
Seems San Diego Unified School District board member Shelia Jackson will not seek re-election. So far, a handful of candidates popped up on the radar screen as potential candidates for her seat.
According to Voice of San Diego’s Emily Alpert, as many as four candidates could be in the race though I’m sure the picture will look different in the months to come.
Three of the four candidates listed themselves as Democrats or “voting” Democratic with the forth yet to go on the record. No word yet as to whether board members Richard Barrera or John Lee Evans will face opponents.
We’ve been following, some with great puzzlement, at the seeming collapse of the San Diego Unified School District.
School district officials and board members say that without a serious, life-saving infusion of state revenue or drastic cuts, such as closing schools, the state could take over the district due to fiscal insolvency, or bankruptcy.
The 2012 San Diego mayor’s race began like other love affairs – lots of hope and promise for the future. Then, the sparkle and shine of courtship faded quickly into the same old dull routine.
No more flowers. No more moonlight and love songs.
Seems I’m not the only one who noticed our romance is fading.
Even the candidates can’t muster the enthusiasm. Both Councilman Carl DeMaio and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis skipped a second, high-profile debate last week and the fall out has been notable.
Pushers of the Comprehensive Pension Reform initiative breathed a big, expensive sigh of relief today.
The proponents turned in 145,000 signatures today to the City Clerk’s Office, according to Craig Gustafson at the San Diego-Union Tribune, for a needed 94,346.
What’s in Gustafson’s story that made my eyes pop and in a related estimate from Voice of San Diego’s Liam Dillon – that the measure could have cost more than $1 million so far. That astounding figure was attributed to Councilman Carl DeMaio and Lincoln Club President T.J. Zane, a major backer of the effort.
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 Two Cathedrals.
We should be slightly more subdued and relaxed for our fall gathering this Thursday at the South Park Abbey, 1946 Fern Street. Join us there at 5:30 p.m. to review the latest and greatest – from rumored Comprehensive Pension Reform signature counts to the new kid on the city ballot – the Project Labor Agreement ban.
From the Republican Party of San Diego County
GOVERNOR PERRY WILL BE DOING A
“MEET & GREET” OPEN TO ALL SAN DIEGO
REPUBLICANS ON WED, SEPT. 7th AT 9 PM
Republican Party of San Diego County provides unique opportunity
for San Diego Republicans to hear from Governor Perry in person.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th CONTACT: TONY KRVARIC
SAN DIEGO — The Republican Party of San Diego County will be hosting a “Meet & Greet” with Governor Rick Perry on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 7th, following his participation in the Republican Presidential Candidates debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley.
I once read William Carlos Williams’ The Red Wheelbarrow over and over in an English interpretation class for three hours deciphering the deeper meaning of an 8-line poem. That pales to my enchantment with this San Diego Union-Tribune editorial on the San Diego mayoral race.
First, it begins with a self-aware candidate assessment: “The early conventional wisdom about the race for mayor of San Diego goes something like this: Nathan Fletcher is the fresh young face; Carl DeMaio is the hardline fiscal reformer; Bob Filner is the unabashed liberal; and Bonnie Dumanis is the moderate favorite of ‘the establishment.’ ”
As originally posted on The Flash Report.
A debate’s raging in San Diego. A debate over debates.
It’s a curious thing. The moment San Diego mayoral candidate Councilman Carl DeMaio turned down a Voice of San Diego hosted candidates debate, among others already accepted by Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher and Congressman Bob Filner, suddenly he was the target of much speculation (District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is also not expected to participate).
As a Navy wife, my life’s faced some tough roads. In 11 years, my beloved spent nearly 5 years away from San Diego, away from me and our friends, away from everyday life as an American.
He missed Sept. 11 and the madness in the days, weeks, months following. He missed holidays, birthdays, anniversaries. He missed buying Christmas trees, family trips and all the good and bad times life can toss at you. Once, he was even recalled back to Japan on July 4th.
The life of a military spouse never ceases to cause strain.
Today kicks off the hugely popular BlogHer ’11 conference in San Diego, a woman blogger-centric arena where the stronger sex gathers to share tips of the trade, network and even discuss some heavy topics.
In Southern California, fewer hot buttons exists above immigration. This border town’s seen it’s share of debate on the subject that if polled would yield varying opinions on the matter.
One man recently thrust himself on the mercy of the public after hiding his illegal status for 14 years and on Saturday, I’ll join him and other bloggers on a panel to discuss immigration.
As cross-posted on FlashReport.
Seems the young guns got it going on.
In just 25 days of the first reporting period for the 2012 San Diego mayor’s race, two young Republican candidates blew doors on the established competition with more than $300,000 cash on hand. Early predictors felt sure the mayoral primary would be a $1 million race. At this rate, we might be looking at $1.5 million.
News just weeks into San Diego mayoral race from candidate District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis really got folks talking about her race.
It wasn’t big donor dollar numbers (which we’ve yet to see), but that she had already fired her campaign manager, Republican consultant Tom Mitchell.
The rumor mill ran amok with folks saying she looked vulnerable.
Today, her camp released news that she’s poached a Mayor Jerry Sanders press aide, Kevin Klein, to take over the helm under general consultant, Jennifer Tierney.
The woes of public pensions seems a universal problem. Governments around the globe grapple with these unsustainable money pits in the hopes of avoiding more trouble down the road.
San Diego’s not unique.
But just a year out from the 2012 June primary, we’re seeing lots of hubbub about the pension reform ballot measure out trying to beat the clock on submitting enough valid signatures to get it before San Diego voters for consideration.
Tied into this issue: the mayor’s race. Councilman Carl DeMaio’s planted himself firmly in the center of this issue along with his drum-beating partners, Mayor Jerry Sanders and Councilman Kevin Faulconer, who support his opponent, fellow Republican District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.