EDUCATION: What’s the mayor got to do with it?

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 9 Comments

Little doubt that education is one of today’s hottest political topics. Candidates for mayor of America’s Finest City even managed to weave the buzz-worthy issue into their platforms. Tomorrow, a forum promises to delve head-first into the matter and answer the one question which seems to come up time and again: What’s the mayor got to do with education? For …

Jackson’s Out! Who’s In for San Diego Unified School Board?

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 18 Comments

Blood hit the water. Seems San Diego Unified School District board member Shelia Jackson will not seek re-election. So far, a handful of candidates popped up on the radar screen as potential candidates for her seat. According to Voice of San Diego’s Emily Alpert, as many as four candidates could be in the race though I’m sure the picture will …

Pension Signature Drive Spent $1 Million?!?

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Pushers of the Comprehensive Pension Reform initiative breathed a big, expensive sigh of relief today. The proponents turned in 145,000 signatures today to the City Clerk’s Office, according to Craig Gustafson at the San Diego-Union Tribune, for a needed 94,346. What’s in Gustafson’s story that made my eyes pop and in a related estimate from Voice of San Diego’s Liam …

Bride of a Socialist, a Fascist and a Reporter…

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Greetings Rostrafarians! Four seasons and three events later, and our socialist (and reporter, same thing?) friends still wanna hang with us over beers, bites and political banter. The last event in the summer drew a nearly unmanageable crowd of about 100 – bringing out the likes of the Gonzalez siblings, San Diego CityBeat hipsters and our liberal blog counterparts at …

TODAY! Son of a… Howard Dean

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 7 Comments

Oh my, the shenanigans continues. It’s a darn good thing that it does for those of us who like to share airspace with other poliwonks, politicos and press-pass junkies. In a bi-partisan, put down your swords, have a beer for goodness sake and sign a peace treaty effort, our little gatherings between Rostrafarians, our liberal darling blogger friends at Two …

My Mayor Website’s Better Than Yours

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 28 Comments

As I mentioned in my recent Rostra blog on the mayor’s race, the three Republican candidates gotta spring from the gates to grab support and money. They need to do that by distinguishing themselves as to who they are in the race, which they can define not only by what they do on the trail but who supports them. So, …