San Diego Police Officers Association Backs Fletcher for Mayor

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Today the San Diego POA announced its support for Nathan Fletcher in the San Diego mayoral contest. Considering the assumption by many that D.A. Bonnie Dumanis would rake in the bulk of the big law enforcement endorsements, that’s a nugget for Fletcher. The obvious foremost reason this is a surprise — Fletcher is in disagreement with the POA on a …

Huge News! Deputy District Attorneys Endorse Dumanis for Mayor

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See the press release here. Seriously, the only news possibly bigger than that would be the Deputy DAs not endorsing Dumanis. Also, this just in, an informal poll of Bob Filner’s staff members shows them to be supporting their guy for mayor. Carl and Nathan, if your staffers end up supporting you, please let us know. _____ Oh, this is …

Governor Brown Pushes Eleventh-Hour Tax Increase

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This in from SD Rostra friend and Taxpayer Advocate Jennifer Kerns: Governor Jerry Brown is pushing an eleventh-hour Tax increase in final days of Legislative session. The Governor and his Democrat allies in the Legislature are pushing to eliminate business owners’ ability to choose which formula they calculate their Tax liabilities with. If this passes, it will be devastating to …

Dumanis “Changes Mind” on Pension Reform

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In what can only be described as a San Diego mayoral campaign continuing to sputter while searching for a focus (any focus), yesterday Bonnie Dumanis announced that she flip-flopped her position on the Comprehensive Pension Reform Initiative. She is now in support. Not only did her position change for no apparent reason other than she figures she can’t win while …

Was Kehoe responsible for Brown’s clumsy purge of Republicans from the Del Mar Fair Board?

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Just before the opening of this year’s Del Mar Fair, Gov. Jerry Brown’s staff hurriedly rushed to inform three long-time Del Mar Fair Board members their services would no longer be required: Chairman Barry Nussbaum, Kelly Burt, and Vivian Hardage.  All three are Republicans. A controversy is now swirling around the dismissals, and there’s a whiff of Sen. Christine Kehoe’s …

Mobile Home Rent Control doesn’t work

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A follow up to Greg Larkin’s post yesterday about today’s Oceanside City Council meeting… Mobile Home Rent Control doesn’t work by Steve Gramm It didn’t work in Cuba, or behind the Iron Curtain, but some politicians in San Diego County still think the government should be setting prices for one form of housing—mobile home parks. It will come as no …