Larry Himmel, RIP (VIDEO)

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway

Reposted, from a 2012 Erica Holloway entry… DSDP 2012 Installation Dinner – Larry on the Street from FortyOneTwenty on Vimeo. What do San Diegans Really Think About the 2012 Mayoral Race? It’s not too often that we get to hear from the average San Diegan about politics. In our world, the high-propensity voting public tends to consume our daylight (and …

Faulconer pushes to bring City technology into 21st century

Matt Awbrey Matt Awbrey

Are you reading this using a computer system from the 1980’s? You’re probably not firing up a Commodore 64 each morning, yet much of the City’s information technology network still uses decades-old systems. This morning Council President Pro Tem Kevin Faulconer joined Mayor Jerry Sanders and Councilmember Lorie Zapf to unveil the potential savings from two competitively bid IT services contracts. He called on …

How Sanders (Mostly) Got His Groove Back … and SD Labor Doesn’t Like It

Ryan Purdy Ryan Purdy

Remember back in 2010 when the local Municipal Employees Association went crying to its state level big brother, Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), about Mayor Jerry Sanders using the power and prestige of his office to inspire and endorse Prop D, the sales tax increase? No I don’t remember that either, because it did not happen. However, I do recall …

Mayor Sanders’ Budget Announcement Grabs the Media’s Attention

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos

Politics & Media Mashup: your weekend news aggregator leads off with big budget news from San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders. Also included: Links to some of the week’s best stories about local, state and national politics as well as social and traditional media. San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders dominated the news cycle late this week with his announcement that he had finally …