Hall to Lynch: ‘Oh no you didn’t!’

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 25 Comments

These are not easy times for the people who remain at The San Diego Union-Tribune. They know as much as we do about the newspaper’s new ownership, hotelier Doug Manchester and former local radio executive John Lynch, and their plans for a product that is a shell of what it used to be. The smart money says Manchester is interested in …

What should Rostra 2.0 to look like?

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 16 Comments

One of the great things about San Diego Rostra is its ability to attract a variety of voices with different political views. Rostra is a center-right site, but local journalists and some well-known Democrats are regular readers and commentators. With monthly hits by unique visitors as high as 20,000, Rostra has become a must read for numerous San Diegans. Where …

Your Weekend Local and State News Links

Thor's Assistant Rostra Administrator (Thor's Assistant)

As blog content naturally drops off during the weekend on an all-volunteer site like SD Rostra, we bring you the following political news and blog links as a “portal” for your ease of use during those droughts.  If you’d like a link added, please let us know at info@sdrostra.com. Check out a new entry!… California Political Review Our Statewide Media Partner …

San Diego’s Mayor Race Relationship Status: It’s Complicated

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 8 Comments

Originally posted on the Flash Report. The 2012 San Diego mayor’s race began like other love affairs – lots of hope and promise for the future. Then, the sparkle and shine of courtship faded quickly into the same old dull routine. No more flowers. No more moonlight and love songs. Seems I’m not the only one who noticed our romance …

Bride of a Socialist, a Fascist and a Reporter…

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 1 Comment

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 …

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, …