Community badgers property owner into saying no to Badger

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As a follow up to the news that sexually violent predator Douglas Badger is being proposed for placement in a Rancho Bernardo golf course neighborhood, the owners of the property have changed their minds about him residing there (see the letter below). Read between the lines, but it’s pretty clear the property owners felt the wrath of the community in …

Coronado Mayor Richard Bailey to take on Rep. Scott Peters

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This morning, Scott Lewis of Voice of SD, KUSI, and we’re sure a few others, picked up on Coronado Mayor Richard Bailey’s newly-filed Federal Election Commission paperwork, showing he’s mounting a campaign against 52nd District Congressman Scott Peters. SD Rostra reached out to the Bailey campaign. “We have a track record in Coronado of keeping the public safe, paving our …

CA GOP will not endorse a recall candidate

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A Saturday morning California Republican Party meeting resulted in no candidate receiving an endorsement in the recall election to replace Governor Gavin Newsom. California GOP leaders will not endorse candidate for recall election “I’m glad to see this CRP endorsement fiasco finally come to a proper end,” said Carl DeMaio, chairman of Reform California. “But (Kevin) Faulconer’s insider scheming still …

La Prensa: Jason Hughes is a Piñata but Who’s Yanking the Rope?

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A lot has been published on the subject in the last week or so. But this is worth reading, given the significant details provided by Publisher Arturo Castañares in La Prensa San Diego. Just one excerpt… “Last August, I received information from a trusted source that Hughes had netted a multi-million dollar payment after the City closed the 101 Ash …

Big League Politics goes after MAGA, Jenner and local activist Roberts

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Shane Trejo of Big League Politics either woke up on the wrong side of the bed, or he has a legit issue with MAGA Inc’s role in pushing Caitlyn Jenner’s candidacy for CA Governor. Readers can decide. In an article published today, MAGA Inc. is Going ALL IN on Pushing Transgenderism in Politics with Caitlyn Jenner’s California Governor Run, Trejo …

Gavin Newsom and rivals John Cox, Kevin Faulconer join together to receive Johnson & Johnson vaccine

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Gavin Newsom and rivals John Cox, Kevin Faulconer join together to receive Johnson & Johnson vaccine By CBSLA Staff April 1, 2021 at 11:04 am Filed Under: covid vaccine, InstaStory, Johnson & Johnson LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – On the same day that all Californians age 50 and older became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Gavin Newsom joined with Republican rivals John Cox and Kevin …

Gavin Newsom Recall Timeline

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GAVIN NEWSOM RECALL TIMELINE Best estimates as of March 22, 2021 March 17—Deadline for submitting petitions. Proponents claim to have submitted 2.1 million signatures, which should give them enough of a cushion to reach the 1,495,709 necessary to qualify after invalid signatures, which currently account for around 20% of the total, are eliminated. April 29—Deadline for Registrars in all 58 …

Reader: San Diego’s anti-fascists turn fascist

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Eric Bartl’s cover story in San Diego Reader… San Diego’s anti-fascists turn fascist What really happened in Pacific Beach “Saturday, January 9th: a warm and sunny winter afternoon in Pacific Beach. The boardwalk was bustling. A man and his Rottweiler were on a routine walk when, as they passed the Baja Beach Café at Thomas Avenue, the dog let out …

SDUT: Election shake-up in San Diego bodes well for envisioned $177 billion rail expansion

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Bodes well? That’s the Union-Trib headline anyway. The sub-headline also says, “With a high-speed rail proposal headed for a ballot-box showdown, some Republicans vow to block the needed tax hike” One of them is former State and County GOP Chairman Ron Nehring, recently elected to the Crest/Dehesa/Harbison Canyon/Granite Hills Planning Group. You can read his comments in the story linked …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death is both a loss and a legal opportunity

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Count us proud that longtime SD Rostra writer Brian Brady was asked by The San Diego Union-Tribune to provide a Republican perspective on the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The SDUT asked various San Diegans to write about her passing. Below is a link to Brady’s commentary. Commentary: I’m a Republican. Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death is both a loss …

Newsom signs COVID-19 Related Bills for Workers’ Compensation and Employee Notification

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Today, the Governor signed SB 1159 (Hill) and AB 685 (Reyes). Below is a description of the bills. SB 1159 (Hill) codifies the Governor’s executive action stating if an employee before July 6 contracted COVID it would be presumed to have occurred at work. For situations after July 6 the bill narrows the Governor’s executive action to say for certain …

Enquirer: Lemon Grove kerfuffle doesn’t keep Arambula from endorsements

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The East County Enquirer is asking the following… “Lemon Grove Councilman David Arambula is proudly endorsed by the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of San Diego County and the San Diego County Democratic Party. “But wait…isn’t that the same David Arambula accused of drunken violence in a fist fight with an applicant he invited over to his house to discuss a proposal …

Weekend News Links

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Some Weekend Links… SDUT: San Diego tourism industry update: ‘We’re in a deep depression’ SDUT: Should San Diego have suspended parking violations for another month? SDUT: Gloria says city should investigate leaked, doctored document in NBC7’s retracted story VOSD: Special Emergency Podcast: Ash Street, Ash Street, a Story Goes Down SDUT: SANDAG takes no action on proposed political donation policy …

Moser claims $10m fine against him as politically motivated

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Below is the press release from Ken Moser. Yesterday, Jesse Marx of Voice of SD did a story on the matter, which may help provide some context. Voice story… Telemarketer Says Another GOP Campaign Was Behind Phil Graham Robocalls – A San Diego man who’s facing a nearly $10 million fine for spoofing political robocalls in 2018 says the family …

Rodriguez announces for Mayor of Oceanside

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From his Facebook page… I write to you with a heavy heart and deep convictions surrounding these uncertain times. COVID-19 has unleashed a level of economic uncertainty the City of Oceanside has never experienced. With record unemployment, hundreds of permanent business closures and evolving health orders that restricts the most basic of our constitutional freedoms in an effort to stop …