George Soros dumps $1.5 million into PAC supporting DA candidate Jones-Wright

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While The San Diego Union-Tribune endorsed Summer Stephan for San Diego County District Attorney yesterday, billionaire George Soros  late last week dumped $1.5 million into the PAC supporting Stephan’s opponent, Geneviéve Jones-Wright. You can see the campaign disclosure form here. It lists the $1.5 million contribution from Soros to the PAC, as well as over $400,000 in expenditures in support …

Breaking: Penn Gaming pulling out of Jamul’s Hollywood Casino?

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Penn National Gaming, the nationwide financial interest behind Hollywood Casino, appears to be pulling the plug on operating its Jamul location, which opened amid controversy only 16 months ago after a years-long battle with the local community. Excerpts below from Penn’s February 27, 2018, filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, seem to show the company transitioning management to the …

Very Illuminati(ing) on El Cajon Councilman Kalasho

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Our favorite part of The San Diego Union-Tribune article linked below regarding whether El Cajon Councilmember Ben Kalasho is shielding his personal assets: “One of the documents questioned by the plaintiffs’ attorney records a $500,000 loan taken out against the councilman’s El Cajon residence … lists the lender as Israel Moses Sieff LLC (Nevis).” “According to numerous websites, a boy …

UPDATED… El Cajon: Councilman Ben Kalasho commences possible legal battle over city’s voting districts

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This was originally posted May 26 with the letter from Ben Kalasho’s attorney. It was updated May 28 to include Kalasho’s Facebook post about the City Council vote. El Cajon is one of several cities throughout the state in the process of implementing voting districts for members of the city council, largely to fend off probable lawsuits under voting rights …

A move to right the ship at SANDAG

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After about two weeks of little more more than “shoulda-knowns” coming out of SANDAG, as well as Chairman Ron Roberts in essence telling his fellow board members during the organization’s recent annual retreat that there’s nothing more to see and he has things under control, a group of elected officials is stepping up and taking appropriate action on the organization’s …

Former Assemblyman Brian Jones appointed (back) to Santee City Council

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After wading — or whittling — through 40 applicants, the Santee City Council reached a decision at 12:15 a.m. this morning, appointing former Councilman and recently termed-out State Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-71) to a vacant seat. The council voted 3-1 in favor of Jones, with newest Councilmember Stephen Houlahan in opposition. “I’m honored to be selected to fill the city …