Lori Saldaña Will Probably Never Answer the Question About the San Diego Democratic Party

Brian Brady Brian Brady

Ex-Mayor Bob Filner is now a convicted felon.  This is no surprise to people who have been following the Filner saga.  As each layer of the onion was peeled off, the “monster within” (Filner’s description of his problem) had a history of prolonged abuse of women.  What was a rumor on Capitol Hill became reality as he campaigned in the …

New Laws In California and Our First Rostra Prediction Game of 2013

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal

It’s a time-honored New Year’s tradition to review all the new laws taking effect starting on January 1. So I thought I’d get a look at new laws affected Rostrafarians in California. I nearly choked on my breakfast when I looked at the number. There are 837 new laws taking effect as of today. Seriously? Our state was so far …

Surprising Veto by Jerry Brown – SB 469

B-Daddy B-Daddy

I was alerted by a tweet from my councilmember Lorie Zapf that Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed the anti-Walmart legislation sponsored by Juan Vargas, SB-469. Despite any rhetoric to the contrary, this bill was designed to make it harder for cities to approve Walmart supercenters that sell groceries, in direct competition with the largely unionized grocers like Ralphs, Vons and …

Juan Vargas’ Anti-Consumer Choice Bill Goes To Gov. Brown

Bradley J. Fikes Bradley J. Fikes

A bill by State Sen. Juan Vargas, D-Chula Vista, that makes it harder to open big box superstores in California is on the way today to Gov. Jerry Brown. The legislation most prominently affects Wal-Mart, which has long been opening such supercenters. Vargas’ bill, SB 469, amends the Permit Streamlining Act to impose more restrictions on opening the superstores. The …

No June Gloom for Leaders in Albondigas Meatball Poll

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal

Albongidas members like their politics spicy. The Mayor’s race in the City of San Diego is tailor made for this bunch and it remains the hot topic of monthly gatherings by members of the San Diego Chapter at Cafe Coyote in Old Town. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis made the first official visit by a declared mayoral candidate on Friday, June …