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 …

Picking the pocket of the Public

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks 6 Comments

Encinitas is a city of about 63,000 friendly people. It has a healthy balanced budget and healthy reserve funds. It also has among the best credit ratings of any municipality in California. I take pride in whatever small amount my 12 years of City Council service contributed toward its fiscal stability. The new city council has decided it has more …

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 …

Belly Up To The Bar 2: The Official Goldens Drinking Game

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 1 Comment

Just in time could be my life’s mantra. I am reminded by Thor’s Assistant that no Official Drinking Game has been devised for tonight’s epic 17th annual San Diego County Taxpayers Golden Fleece and Watchdog Awards. Calling Ms. Tipit to the rescue. DISCLAIMER: In this litigious, risk-averse society, we must pause here to admonish anyone reading this column that it …

S.D. Lincoln Club Endorses Waldron for Assembly

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Deputy Mayor of Escondido Marie Waldron has been honored to receive the important endorsement of the San Diego Lincoln Club in her bid for 75th State Assembly in 2012.  Marie, a 4-term city councilmember and long-time small businessowner has a 100% pro-business voting record during her tenure on the council. The following is the press release issued by the Waldron …

On Fiscal Issues, Where Art Thou Mayoral Candidate Bonnie Dumanis?

Ryan Purdy Ryan Purdy 2 Comments

Maybe mayoral candidates should approach the 2012 election as if they were running for Homecoming King or Queen of San Diego. This seems to be Bonnie Dumanis’ tactic so far. She is willing to put herself out there… in the sense that she is willing to have folks voice their opinion about her at the ballot box. Of course, nominees …

San Diegans AGAINST The Sales Tax Increase Plan Monday News Conference

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 4 Comments

Concerned business owners and citizens will step forward to voice their opposition to a proposed sales tax increase in the City of San Diego prior to a discussion at the San Diego City Council meeting on Monday afternoon, July 26 at 1 p.m. Speakers will call for the City to address pension reform, managed competition and spending cuts before asking …

Lincoln Club Endorses Bill Gore in SD Sheriff’s Race

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal Leave a Comment

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore received the endorsement of The Lincoln Club of San Diego County for his candidacy in the race for San Diego County Sheriff. In a news release issued today, Tom Sudberry, Chairman of the Lincoln Club’s Board of Directors, said Gore’s proven record of leadership and managerial skills qualify him as the best candidate for …

Oppose the Oceanside Recall Fundraiser

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October 15, 2009 6:00-7:30 Requested Contribution: $100 per person Any Contribution Amount Welcomed Personal & Corporate/Business Contributions Are Allowed No Maximum Contribution Limit RSVP Online at Oasis Bar and Grill at the Woodfin Hotel San Diego 10044 Pacific Mesa Blvd, San Diego CA 92121 Questions? Email  For more information: Contact: Alicia Garcia Phone: 619-531-1971 Email: