Breaking News: Poway Recall of Betty Rexford Qualifies for Ballot

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From my post at FlashReport… The long, sad saga of Poway Councilwoman Betty Rexford reached what may be its final stage this morning.  The FlashReport just confirmed that the San Diego County Registrar of Voters completed its sampling of petitions submitted by recall proponents, certifying that more than the required 5,657 needed signatures were submitted.  Over 6,300 valid signatures were …

Betty Rexford, you’ve lost another supporter

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I guess I’m an idealist. I hold politicians to a higher standard (Which seems like an oxymoron). I’ve been a Rexford supporter and tried to swallow through everything that has been going on regarding her and the recall efforts. But the straw that broke the camel’s back was her website. Betty apparently believes that even though she promised a press …

Betty Rexford Changes Party Registration in an Attempt to Avoid the Party

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….BREAKING NEWS…. It’s her Party, she can leave if she wants to. If you’re Councilwoman Betty Rexford, facing recall in Poway for a littany of wrongs (see all the related SD Rostra posts), and you want to avoid or at least avert a weeks-long standing invitation by the local GOP to attend a meeting to give your side of things, …

Betty Rexford and former Congressman Cunningham. They both did good, but their shame brought them down.

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This morning I received an email from a supporter (Yes, they still exist, and I was one up until several weeks ago. What convinced me to join the recall effort was the email between Betty and the City Manager) of Betty Rexford. The email wanted people to recall all of the good that Betty has done for Poway. Well, yes, …

Rexford Apologists More Concerned about Disclosure than What is Right

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Saturday’s Union-Trib editorial “Rexford Must Go” (posted below) was spot on, while alluding to SD Rostra’s role — via my post — in releasing the smoking gun memo sent by the Poway city manager to Councilwoman Betty Rexford in 2006.  Some of the resulting comments on the U-T website are a testimony to the “hide the facts” attitude of Rexford …

Poway City Manager Memo: Rexford’s Conflicts and Interference with Administration

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In the midst of a recall effort against Poway Councilmember Betty Rexford, additional compelling evidence against her has been uncovered. In September 2006, Poway City Manager Rod Gould felt compelled to send a confidential memo to Rexford warning that her “recent actions constitute a conflict of interest and interference with City administration.”  The memo speaks for itself.  Read it here.

Breaking… Rexford’s Husband Said to Threaten Neighbor with “Gun”

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***Breaking News*** Whether or not you’ve been following the saga of Poway Councilwoman Betty Rexford, the documented harassment of her neighbors, and the resulting recall effort against her (here’s some background), the following breaking information from today really takes the cake. I am told that this morning Rexford and her husband Paul were sitting in their car at the end …

Rexford had Access to Personal Fire Rig During Wildfires!

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Despite the apparently true saga of Poway Councilwoman Betty Rexford’s use of city staff to go after her neighbors, have the mainstream media picked up on something way worse than that, her demands for a fire truck to be stationed at her house during the devastating wildfires?  OHMY. Read a recent missive from the Recall Rexford effort, as well as Logan Jenkins’ …

Rexford Recall Burning with New Revelations

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The recall effort against Poway City Councilwoman Betty Rexford is gaining significant momentum.  Most anyone who knows or hears of the Betty shenanigans is quite incensed that an elected official would use the power of office to push the city into going after her neighbors. But,  new information makes some of that seem to pale in comparison.  The latest just …

Poway Resident Chris Cruse Questions Charitable Nature of Steve Vaus’ Carols By Candlelight

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I think it’s safe to say that Poway activist Chris Cruse doesn’t care for Poway Mayor Steve Vaus. In 2009, when Vaus spearheaded the recall effort of Council Member Betty Rexford, Cruse suggested that he was leveraging his “Carols By Candlelight” website to promote his political campaign for Council: “The website stevevaus.com has a link to recallrexford.com. And Poway resident …

Handicapping the Poway City Council race

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There are two spots available in the November election for Poway City Council. One seat is currently held by Jim Cunningham and the other is open due to Councilmember Merrilee Boyack’s decision to not seek reelection. Cunnigham has shown himself as a capable member of the Council. I believe he will win reelection easily. That leaves Boyack’s seat, with three …

Part II – Year’s BEST Stories on SD Rostra (January to March 2010). The making of an Award-winning news Blog through Hard Work

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The Political Kettle was boiling  in January, Feb. and March 2010…and SD Rostra was right there, adding spice, taking notes and reporting the results to you.  Our “Cooks” who served you in those months included:  Richard Rider, Marie Waldron, Bob Siegel, “Sunshine”, Lani Lutar, Steve Baldwin, Gayle Falkenthal, Carl DeMaio, Barry Jantz and Jim Sills. Here are the best Dishes from our …

The Year’s BEST posts on SD Rostra — A Series on the site named “Best Topic Based Blog” by the San Diego Press Club

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Time to look back at SD Rostra’s first year and salute those who won for us the SD Press Club award for “Best Topic-based Blog” in San Diego! This post looks at Rostra’s best from October to December 2009. More, from 2010, follow this week. Please read them over and let us know which are your favorite articles. Excelling in Oct. …

Your Flag Day Update: New vote totals in Oceanside, Chula Vista, San Diego City Schools and Poway

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The Registrar has counted 2/3 of the votes left as of last Friday, leaving just 40,000 to tabulate county- wide. Today’s developments: CHULA VISTA Jill Galvez (6151) still leads Patricia Aguilar (6102) for the 2nd runoff spot in Chula Vista, seat 2. Larry Breitfelder (10156) awaits the runoff. OCEANSIDE Lloyd Prosser (9344) remains just behind Chuck Lowery (9412) in Oceanside. …

A Lead Change in Chula Vista…. and a big Stretch run in Oceanside Here is Your Friday Racing vote Update

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A new leader in the Clubhouse at Chula Vista today, and the frontrunner is threatend with a late charge in Oceanside’s council derby. CHULA VISTA Jill Galvez (5041) passed Pat Aguilar (5014) for the 2nd runoff spot in Chula Vista, Council seat 2. Yesterday Aguilar led by 7 votes. OCEANSIDE COUNCIL The lead of liberal activist Chuck Lowery dropped from 118 votes yesterday, to just …

The Greatest Story Ever Told, Almost

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This is a bit lengthy, but worth it… Let’s start with the biggest, and perhaps least exciting, races for the county (state races to follow tomorrow). In the 50th Dem Primary Francine Busby was selected as the Democrat nominee to lose to Brian Bilbray once more. I don’t think Busby was celebrating her victory, I searched for police reports and …

Today’s Campaign/News Hi-Lites

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SDUT: Memorial Day Editorial Cartoon by Steve Breen NCTimes: Memorial Day Editorial: Reflect, remember and salute SDUT: Fort Rosecrans readied for a day of mourning SDUT: Poway’s Rexford awaits voters’ decision in recall SDUT: June 2010 Election Coverage SDUT: Pass Chelsea’s Law / Reforms are needed, including one-strike provision SDUT: In memory of Amber / Three Dubois bills helpful, but …

Today’s Campaign/News Hi-Lites

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Check out Congressman Hunter giving it to the state, while providing a nuanced backhand to Assemblyman Fletcher, without naming him.  Don’t miss the opportunity TODAY to provide some good-natured, conservative-minded campaign Turds & Blossoms to our lefty friends at SD CityBeat… SDUT: by Congressman Duncan D. Hunter… State, local officials out of touch VOSD: Sheriff Race Gets Ugly With Union …