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 …

A potpourri of election voices

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A smattering of social media comments over the last couple of days from throughout the region (and elsewhere), in no particular order… Benjamin Katz, political software guru… “San Diego’s Golden Hall remains one of my favorite political traditions. Here in San Diego, on election night, everyone joins to together for a single unified celebration of democracy: Democrats, Republicans, journalists, and …

Politico: Issa defends himself from accusations of ‘gay-baiting’; calls for Krvaric’s resignation

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Carla Marinucci at Politico has a nice summary of the fallout over the last few days, including Darrell Issa saying he would demand that local GOP Chairman Tony Krvaric resign. LOS ANGELES — Former Rep. Darrell Issa is facing fierce backlash over a controversial new campaign ad that critics say is “gay-baiting” against his opponent in a competitive congressional primary. …

When even Daily Kos says your bill sucks

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Assembywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher has been digging her heels in so much in recent weeks, she’s now forming trenches. That’s why it’s hysterical to see even her most strident left-wing fellow travelers not sharing her bunker in defense of AB 5. Read Daily Kos… Clumsy Democratic attempts to fix Uber/Lyft problem is deadly to freelancers We have nothing to add. …

Batten opts out of District 5 City Council race

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A succinct message from Patrick Batten posted to Facebook… “After consulting with family, friends and supporters, I have decided not to run for San Diego City Council. At this stage in my life, it is more important to focus on my family and professional endeavors. I am grateful for the support that I have received and will remain engaged.‬” Republucan …

Who’s speaking up on SANDAG?

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A few days ago, SD Rostra writer Brian Brady posted this on Facebook, including a link to a KUSI story from a few weeks prior (screenshot below)… “I heard (Supervisor) Kristin Gaspar speak today and she was on fire. At present, she is the ONLY politician asking the hard questions about SANDAG. SANDAG is essentially a mafia-type agency, designed to …

CA Political Review: Rep. Katie Hill Sex Life Financed by Campaign Dollars, FEC Complaint Charges

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At CPR, Stephen Frank announced yesterday he filed a Federal Election Commission complaint against his Congressional representative… “I live in the 25th Congressional District.  While the District is close to Hollywood, our Congresswoman is acting like an out of control pleasure seeker—in drugs or sex. “The revelations of the past couple of weeks makes it clear about Congresswoman Katie Hills.” …