Campa-Najjar’s latest attempt to be everything to everyone

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So, let’s get this straight. Ammar Campa-Najjar, in a real dogfight with Darrell Issa for the 50th Congressional seat, sat down several days ago over drinks for an interview with Defend East County (DEC), in an attempt to show his supposed conservative side. Then, after being beaten up badly for it by the mainstream media and the local Democratic Party …

Right On Daily: A “Drunken” Ammar Campa-Najjar Tries to Wax Republican and Creates a Mess For Himself

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An interesting read, from Right on Daily… “It’s one thing to reach out to Republicans, Democrats do that. We reach out to non-party preference, we reach out to Republicans. But to reach out to white supremacists is the line that we draw in the sand,” said local Democratic Party Chairman Will Rodriguez-Kennedy. Read it all here. As far as the …

Newsom mandates church vaccine?

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So, someone posts this on Facebook and says in essence, “BREAKING NEWS! Governor Newsom reveals the SUPER COVID-19 vaccine shot requirement for churches to open again.” This is clearly sarcastic humor, made funny by the slight semblance of mock truth mixed in. Clearly. Clearly, right? Then why are so many conservatives responding to and sharing it, with very serious comments …

False allegations and $10 million in related fines in anti-Phil Graham efforts, but there’s nothing to see here

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SD Rostra readers and local politicos are well aware of the sordid story of the eleventh hour false accusations against Assembly candidate Phil Graham in the 2018 primary election. Graham was tainted enough by the allegations to ensure he was left out of the 76th Assembly District general, in what many consider a run-off a Republican like Graham would have …

Over 60 percent of Supervisor candidate Gomez’ fundraising goes to husband

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According to her most recent campaign reports, Fifth District County Board of Supervisors candidate Michelle Gomez has paid 61 percent of the money she’s raised for the General Election to her husband. Not counting $13,000 in personal loans to the campaign, Gomez raised $24,285 since the primary election, while paying her husband, Don Gomez, $15,000 in the same period to …

Coast News: Phil Graham’s accuser faces criminal charges for filing false report

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Not unlike false allegations undermined the Congressional campaign of Carl DeMaio a few years ago, fabricated charges — discovered late in the campaign — may have played a role in Phil Graham’s June primary loss for a North County Assembly seat. From The Coast News… “A North County woman who falsely accused former State Assembly candidate Phil Graham of groping …

Anderson accuser arrested for assault and battery in 2016

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From a FlashReport article by Katy Grimes… “…I received a file of legal documents showing the same Stephanie Roberson has a record of inciting violence in public. “Superior Court records show that in late 2016, Roberson attacked a woman in the Blackbird Bar and was arrested for assault and battery, and for causing significant damage to the bar. “According to …

Reactions to the CA Supreme Court pension reform ruling

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SDUT: Supreme Court rules San Diego skipped key legal step in taking pension reform to voters Some reactions, including from those principally involved in the passage of Prop B: San Diego County Taxpayers Association Chairman of the Board, Gregory Stein and President & CEO, Haney Hong… “The will of the voters in enacting Proposition B is clear, and we are …

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 …

SDUT: WikiLeaks emails show Fletcher suggested attendance attack on Rubio, though it was ‘painful’ for himself

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Since Nathan Fletcher used to write for SD Rostra, we always like to keep up with how our peeps are doing. The San Diego Union-Tribune notes that the latest Wikileaks email dump shows Fletcher sent an email to the Hillary Clinton campaign offering advice on how to deal with Senator Marco Rubio. Citing his own poor attendance record in the …

Shocker-not: San Diego Union-Tribune endorses Hillary

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“This paper has not endorsed a Democrat for president in its 148-year history. But we endorse Clinton. She’s the safe choice for the U.S. and for the world, for Democrats and Republicans alike.” Read it here. That endorsement has far less to do with how negatively the SDUT thinks of Donald Trump than it does with how leftward the paper …