San Diego mayor takes pension battle to Washington

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From The Los Angeles Times: San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders took his campaign for pension reform to Washington on Monday, suggesting a June ballot measure in his city will influence governments nationwide struggling with spiraling pension costs. The measure would put newly hired San Diego city employees, except for police, into a 401(k)-type plan rather than a traditional pension. It also …

Gene Cubbison Has Never Done a Q & A…Until Now

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[captionpix imgsrc=”http://sdrostra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/cubbison.jpg” captiontext=”Gene Cubbison”] Politics & Media Mashup: your weekend news aggregator leads off with a Q & A with NBC’s Gene Cubbison, the patriarch among local journalists. Also included: Gobs of links to some of the week’s best stories about local, state and national politics as well as social and traditional media. Gene Cubbison has few peers in the news business. …

Alpert: ‘There is very little trust inside San Diego Unified’

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[captionpix imgsrc=”http://sdrostra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Emily.jpg” captiontext=”Emily Alpert”] Politics & Media Mashup: your weekend news aggregator leads off with a Q & A with Emily Alpert, the former education reporter at voiceofsandiego.org. Also included: Gobs of links to some of the week’s best stories about local, state and national politics as well as social and traditional media. Emily Alpert covered education for voiceofsandiego.org until she was laid …

Zane: Court ruling nothing short of huge

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  An op-ed written by T.J. Zane in today’s U-T San Diego discusses the recent favorable U.S. District Court ruling on campaign finance regulations in the City of San Diego, the role The Lincoln Club of San Diego County played in the case, what’s changed and why it’s so important to San Diegans. Zane is President and CEO of the …

Voice’s Fact Check King: One False Claim Is Found Every Week

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[captionpix imgsrc=”http://sdrostra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Kyle-Keegan-2010-100px-11.jpg” captiontext=”Keegan Kyle”] Politics & Media Mashup: your weekend news aggregator leads off with a Q & A with Keegan Kyle, the Fact Check King at voiceofsandiego.org. Also included: Gobs of links to some of the week’s best stories about local, state and national politics as well as social and traditional media. If you read voiceofsandiego.org you read Keegan Kyle, who …

Reader: ‘The Watchdog is the best thing about the Union-Tribune’

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[captionpix imgsrc=”http://sdrostra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Ricky-Young.jpg” captiontext=”Ricky Young, U-T’s Watchdog Editor”] Politics & Media Mashup: your weekend news aggregator leads off with a Q & A with Ricky Young, the editor of U-T San Diego’s Watchdog Team. Also included: Gobs of links to some of the week’s best stories about local, state and national politics as well as social and traditional media. “Journalism that upholds the …

San Diego Mayoral Debate Mashup

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[captionpix imgsrc=”http://sdrostra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/invite.jpg”] The Lincoln Club of San Diego County, San Diego County Taxpayers Association & The City Club sponsored Friday’s Mayoral Debate at the U.S. Grant Hotel. All four major candidates — City Councilman Carl DeMaio, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Congressman Bob Filner and State Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher — attended the standing-room-only debate. This was the first debate to include …

Bob Kittle: ‘I have no interest in returning to the U-T’

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[captionpix imgsrc=”http://sdrostra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Robert_Kittle_mug.jpg” captiontext=”Bob Kittle”] Politics & Media Mashup: your weekend news aggregator leads off with an exclusive Q & A with Bob Kittle and includes links to some of the week’s best stories about local, state and national politics as well as social and traditional media.  Most of you are familiar with Bob Kittle, the former editorial page editor at U-T San …

Social Media Drives New Brand of Buzzy Journalism

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  Politics & Media Mashup: your weekend news aggregator leads off with a look at a web site striving to become the first pure social news organization. Also included: A good week for the U-T, the paper’s plan to start cheering for a new Chargers stadium, and links to some of the week’s best stories about local, state and national politics …

Eight Votes! Romney Wins Wild Night

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  If you like politics and social media you loved Tuesday night’s Iowa caucus. Here are some of the tweets and stories that surfaced as the final votes were counted, and a few from Wednesday morning:   View the story “New Story” on Storify] ________________________________________________________________________________________________ You can hear Tony Manolatos talk politics and media with KOGO’s LaDona Harvey every Friday …

The 10 Most Tweeted San Diego Rostra Posts in 2011

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  Politics & Media Mashup: your weekend news aggregator leads off with “The 10 Most Tweeted San Diego Rostra Posts in 2011” and includes stories and editorials from across the country about the death of redevelopment in California. Also included: pieces on local, state and national politics as well as social media. You can hear Tony Manolatos talk politics and media …

Court Kills Redevelopment: Stories from across the state

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  The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday morning that the state can eliminate local redevelopment agencies that subsidize construction projects in cities across California. The ruling is a huge win for Gov. Jerry Brown and Sacramento lawmakers who axed redevelopment in June as part of an effort to close a multi-billion dollar state budget deficit. On the other end of …

Why No Comments Allowed On Publisher’s Christmas Message?

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  If you missed yesterday’s post about Papa Doug’s front-page Christmas message in The San Diego Union-Tribune by Erica Holloway click here. And then check out this related post that national media critic and aggregator Jim Romenesko just tweeted: » Why no comments allowed on publisher’s Christmas message? | JIMROMENESKO.COM

Top 10 San Diego Political & Media Stories

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San Diego Skyline Trent Bell December 18, 2011 7:13:44 PM EST 10. After years of debate the City Council approves funding for Downtown’s first full service permanent homeless shelter. San Diego Council Approves Money For Downtown Homeless Shelter | KPBS.org It’s been an unusually cold, wet winter on the streets of San Diego. That makes recent progress on a permanent homeless shelter …

Military File Earns Nathan Fletcher Two Very Nice Stories

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Politics & Media Mashup: your weekend news aggregator leads off with the most interesting local stories of the week and includes stories about statewide politics, national politics and social media. You can hear Tony Manolatos talk politics and media with KOGO’s LaDona Harvey every Friday at 3:50 p.m. on 95.7 FM starting Jan. 6. UPDATED DEC. 24, 9:05 A.M. After …

Does Maas miss good journalism or is ‘Sinko DeMaio’ his real end game?

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Your weekend news aggregator leads off with the most interesting local stories of the week and includes links to stories about statewide politics, presidential politics and social media. A DeMaio Documentary might surface if there is any decent dirt to dig up on San Diego mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio, said Republican developer Fred Maas. The project is in the infant stages …

Huge day for SD Unified, Maas sets his sights on DeMaio, Newt’s promise and more

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There is a lot going on. Too much to wait for a weekend roundup. So here is your weekday news aggregator: The San Diego Unified School District is expected to find out at noon today whether deep cuts and a takeover are around the corner for the state’s second largest school district. Follow @kyamamura @MaureenMagee and @voiceofsandiego on Twitter for the …

Weekend Reading: Voice layoffs, Fletcher tops poll, Schools on the brink, Public pensions too high and Newt under attack

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Your weekend news aggregator: Local Most of the local Twitter chatter on Friday was about the Voice of San Diego laying off nearly a third of its staff. Four people were let go, proving yet again that no one has figured out what a sustainable business model for local journalism looks like. A new and very unscientific San Diego Mayoral Albondigas …

Union-Tribune reporters won’t cheer for a new Chargers stadium

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Amid criticism of newspaper’s pro-stadium stance, new owners assure reporters they won’t be stadium advocates Turns out, The San Diego Union-Tribune is not going to serve as a unabashed supporter of a new Chargers stadium. The newspaper’s new ownership, hotelier Papa Doug Manchester and former local radio executive John Lynch, have been sharply criticized almost since the sale was announced last …

Weekend Reading: School Cuts, New Taxes, Stadium Talk, Decision Day for Cain & More

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Your weekend news aggregator: Local In local news, a new anti-tax group, The Promise to California Taxpayers, is flexing its muscle; San Diego Unified’s budget problems seem to grow worse by the day; the giant wings proposed at the North Embarcadero continue to be debated; more Chargers stadium drama surfaced and the San Diego City Council has been asked not …