I Figured Out Why They Don’t Like Guns

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by Michael A. Schwartz, Executive Director, San Diego County Gun Owners Tuesday, July 30th the San Diego City Council voted to require all gun owners within the city limits to keep their guns locked or inoperable while in the home. The vote was 7 to 2 with Chris Cate and Scott Sherman in opposition.  The penalty for violating this new, overreaching law? …

Lincoln Club lauds court ruling on pension reform

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Guest Commentary by Brian Pepin, Executive Director, The Lincoln Club of San Diego County Nearly five years ago, San Diego voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition B with 66% of the vote. The intent of Prop B was to reform the city employee’s retirement plan by replacing defined benefit pension plans with 401(k)-style defined contribution plans for most new employees. Organized labor eventually challenged …

Court Ruling Clears Way for Permanent Implementation of San Diego Pension Reform Initiative

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“Amazing news just in from the courthouse!” says Carl DeMaio. PRESS RELEASE The 4th Appellate District Court just released a unanimous ruling dismissing the lawsuit brought against the City of San Diego by the union-dominated State Public Employees Relations Board (PERB).  The decision upholds Proposition B – the landmark Pension Reform Initiative passed by 2/3rds of San Diego voters in …

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Final San Diego Voter Turnout Predictions from Competitive Edge Research

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The 2016 Presidential election has induced much gnashing of teeth among voters.  It seems like there has been an unprecedented amount of attention paid to election-related stress relief. Voice of San Diego devoted not just one but two sessions “focused on mindfulness, consciousness and reflexivity” in an effort to relax the electorate.  The Washington Post recently reported that there’s an …

What is our Immigration Policy?

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Tonight, President Obama will make an announcement on immigration. Early indications include a delay in deportations for up to 5 million. This comes after a bruising mid-term election where many pundits claim that inaction on immigration discouraged Latinos from voting. To hear mass media tell it our lines are drawn into two camps: Those that favor a looser immigration and …

Scott Peters in my ‘hood

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Living in CA-52, I posted before how Scott Peters was calling me, a registered Republican that votes in every election. Yesterday, they took it up a notch. I saw a Scott Peters flyer at my house and my wife (also registered Republican) said a precinct walker came to our house. It wasn’t a random door-to-door, they had our names and …

Chris Cate for San Diego City Council

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Guest Commentary by Jason Jackson San Diego’s economic future remains precarious. Kevin Faulconer’s election as Mayor this February forestalled the immediate threat of the city government reverting to the unsustainable fiscal policies that led it to be dubbed “Enron by the Sea,” but he will need allies on the city council to drive economic growth and job creation in the …

Scott Peters looking for votes in all the wrong places

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You know things are tight in the CA-52 race when Scott Peters is trying to get my vote. I’ve been registered GOP since 18 and since I got off of active duty (too much overseas time) I know I voted in every election. Election campaigns usually focus on Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts of their political base, so I …

Oceanside plays Texas to California’s San Diego – Locate here!

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January 14, 2014 Open Letter to City of San Diego Business Owners Dear City of San Diego Business Owner, San Diego is working hard to establish its reputation as an anti-business, anti-taxpayer city. Nothing demonstrates this better than the Linkage Fee, also known as the Jobs Tax; a fee that actually attacks your business and the jobs you create. If …

Big Win for Rostra at the 2013 San Diego Press Club Journalism Awards

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Thor is very happy with all of us tonight at San Diego Rostra. Our humble political blog won first place in the Best News and Opinion Blog category at the San Diego Press Club Journalism Awards. The Libertarian Lass and Barry Jantz graciously accepted on behalf of everyone in the Rostra blogpen. Visual aid shown here. To put this into …

Labor Council jumps in against Fletcher

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The Labor Council joins the fray with a three-panel walk piece, in support of David Alvarez and criticizing Nathan Fletcher for what is inferred as a Qualcomm pay-to-play scheme: “After serving in the Marines, Fletcher served in the State Assembly. He then got a six figure salary ‘no-show job’ with Qualcomm after using his position in the Legislature to help …

Faulconer’s first TV ad… “Sanders: Getting Things Done.”

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“I worked closely with Kevin Faulconer to reform the city’s pension system — saving a billion dollars that can now be put back into our neighborhoods,” Jerry Sanders says to the camera.” Kevin is running to finish the job. His Neighborhood Fairness Plan uses savings to repave, increase police patrols and keep after school programs open longer. Best, Kevin’s plan starts …

National University System Institute Analyzes Key Dynamics in Mayors Race

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Report: Few Voters Will Cast Ballots in San Diego Mayoral Special Election Absentee Voters, Republican Voters Will Play Larger Role in Mayoral Race SAN DIEGO – Less than half of all registered voters are expected to cast ballots in the San Diego mayoral special election scheduled for November 19th. That is the conclusion of a new report authored by the …

From Seoul to San Diego

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Having returned from a few weeks in Seoul it’s amazing how an Asian Tiger Economy differs from ours.  South Korea’s recent economic history starts after the Korean War where it was poorer than many sub-Saharan African countries to today where it’s part of the G-20 with a per capita over $30,000. Although the economy has had heavy government involvement in …

Is the Filner settlement a good deal?

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by Barry Jantz This was published at FlashReport on Sunday. Is the City of San Diego agreement with Bob Filner a good deal for taxpayers? Maybe we can start by agreeing on something.  It really chaps the common hide to think the city would enter into any settlement whatsoever with the soon-to-be former but already disgraced mayor.  If it were …

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner showing signs of dementia?

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Disclaimer: The author is not a medical professional and does not represent herself as a medical expert, merely an observer asking a question worth considering in light of recent events. Increasingly disturbing accounts from women reporting sexual harassment by San Diego Mayor Bob Filner have left observers scratching their heads for a possible explanation.  It seems inconceivable for an elected …

Rural/Metro files Chapter 11

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(Reuters) – Ambulance operator Rural/Metro Corp… filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with the aim of cutting its debts after it missed an interest payment in July, according to court filings. The Scottsdale, Arizona-based company also intends to renegotiate unprofitable contracts and free up capital for investments through the bankruptcy process, according to the filings. So, this is the same company who …