A tale of two sentiments about two Chargers’ cities

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 0 Comments

There’s nothing that better exemplifies the Chargers’ fall from grace — and respect — in San Diego than two comments, made about six years apart by John Lynch, once a huge advocate for the team. In November 2011 to Voice of SD, just after it was announced Doug Manchester and Lynch were partnering to purchase and operate The San Diego Union-Tribune: …

Hotels, Politics and San Diego

B-Daddy B-Daddy 2 Comments

Looking for San Diego news to blog about, I notice the extent to which news regarding rich hoteliers looms large locally.  Perhaps because tourism is so important to the local economy, we see so many stories. 1. Evans Hotels was recently granted an extension to the lease of the Bahia Resort land on Mission Bay for another 21 years under …

DeMaio Finds His Groove, and the U-T’s Radio Problem

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 1 Comment

[captionpix imgsrc=”http://sdrostra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/demaio-sdcaa-pic.jpg” captiontext=”L to R: John Modlin, SDCAA Board President, Carl DeMaio, Alan Pentico, SDCAA Executive Director”] San Diego Politics & Media Mashup Cross-posted at FlashReport At a fundraiser for Carl DeMaio on Wednesday I heard the mayoral candidate make some points I hadn’t heard him make before. Speaking to members of the San Diego County Apartment Association, for whom I …

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

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 3 Comments

[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 …

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

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 9 Comments

[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 …

Papa Publisher Mixes Jesus and Journalism

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 19 Comments

Today’s Twittersphere got a tad wound up about the Christmas Day publisher’s note from the San Diego Union-Tribune’s new fearless (and Jesus-loving) leader Doug Manchester. The open letter, “A day to count blessings and share happiness,” began as such: Dear fellow San Diegans, Christmas is ever spiritual because it celebrates the birth of a child more than 2,000 years ago …