CA’s 50th Native American Day

Assemblymember Marie Waldron Assemblymember Marie Waldron Leave a Comment

I am pleased to be a capitol sponsor of the upcoming 50th Native American Day celebration scheduled for September 22 on the South Steps of the State Capitol. Bo Mazzetti, Chairman of both the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians and the Southern California Tribal Chairman’s Association is a lead organizer of the event. This year’s event will celebrate Tribal Sovereignty …

John Nienstedt, president of Competitive Edge Research & Communication, San Diego

Final San Diego Voter Turnout Predictions from Competitive Edge Research

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

The 2016 Presidential election has induced much gnashing of teeth among voters.  It seems like there has been an unprecedented amount of attention paid to election-related stress relief. Voice of San Diego devoted not just one but two sessions “focused on mindfulness, consciousness and reflexivity” in an effort to relax the electorate.  The Washington Post recently reported that there’s an …

San Diegans Feel the Bern

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 24 Comments

Bernie Sanders campaigned in San Diego yesterday (March 22). This is his only official stop in California on this trip. The event was free and open to the public, but admission was first come, first served. By mid-morning Monday his website had stopped accepting reservations. Unfortunately, for Bernie fans who missed it, I sense that the irony was missed. What …

Video: Anderson Open House draws thousands of constituents

Senator Joel Anderson Senator Joel Anderson 1 Comment

I was glad to meet with 4,000 of my constituents at my annual Holiday Legislative Open House on December 10, 2015 at Toyota of El Cajon. This event gives me an opportunity to hear directly from my constituents about their opinions and legislative ideas. 40-60% of the bills I introduce come from ideas brought to me by the people I …

Watered-Down SB 350 Still Threatens California

Diane Harkey Board of Equalization Member Diane Harkey Leave a Comment

This op-ed originally appeared in the Riverside Press-Enterprise Once in a while, even in the California state Legislature, we witness democracy in action or a rare moment when a well-intentioned, but harmful, strongly supported and lobbied bill, is rejected due to a lack of votes. In the final days of the Legislature’s 2014-2015 session, the right number of elected officials listened …

ALEC comes to San Diego

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 3 Comments

Ron Nehring found himself in liberal sandwich on a KPBS radio show regarding The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Francine Busby sounded off the expected leftist rant. The humorous part was SDSU professor Ron King trying to play himself as a non-ideological college professor. All of his remarks betrayed that he believed in a large, intrusive government regulating our lives …

Nathan Fletcher and Losing The Air War

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal John Nienstedt 8 Comments

by John Nienstedt, President, Competitive Edge Research & Communication My firm, Competitive Edge, uses Perception Analyzer™ dials to test TV ads, speeches, debate performance and even movies. Remember the movie “2016: Obama’s America”? We dial-tested it to uncover some fascinating findings about what aspects of the film – down to the second — influenced voters’ thinking. TV ads are our …

The “Living Wage” Sham

B-Daddy B-Daddy 3 Comments

The campaign to raise the minimum wage here in San Diego has been fraught with distortions and misleading information.  Thankfully, it looks like we will see the wage hike put to the voters in June 2015 2016.  Why the wait?  I’ll find out. The arguments for a minimum wage boost are fraught with emotionalism: always expected from the left.  But …

June 3 Voter Turnout: One Prediction Getting Plenty of Attention

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

Voter turnout for the June 2014 California primary will be low. Not a “Stop The Presses” kind of statement. How about this: “San Diego is on the cusp of experiencing record low voter turnout. I’m talking about turnout potentially so weak it could damage the city’s psyche.”  Competitive Edge Research & Communication President and CEO John Nienstedt made this assertion …

San Diego Community College Students Lose Job Opportunities; Southwestern College governing board vote bars non-union students

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal Press Releases / Media Advisories 13 Comments

CONTACT: Scott Crosby, CEO, ABC San Diego / 619-518-3450 (Poway, California) – Hundreds of San Diego Community College students will be prohibited from working on Southwestern College (SWC) Prop R funded construction projects under a proposed Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) to be voted on Wednesday by the SWC Governing Board. The students will be barred from applying for these construction …

Big Win for Rostra at the 2013 San Diego Press Club Journalism Awards

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal Barry Jantz, The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 3 Comments

Thor is very happy with all of us tonight at San Diego Rostra. Our humble political blog won first place in the Best News and Opinion Blog category at the San Diego Press Club Journalism Awards. The Libertarian Lass and Barry Jantz graciously accepted on behalf of everyone in the Rostra blogpen. Visual aid shown here. To put this into …

New Lincoln Club Mail on Fletcher

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

And who said mail was dead? After the first two rather notorious Lincoln Club mail pieces on Nathan Fletcher hit mailboxes this week, the third seems to hint at a pattern of behavior. The latest piece quotes Shawn Steel as one of Fletcher’s former employers saying he “cannot be trusted to do the job.”

Due Process My Ass

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 11 Comments

[captionpix imgsrc=”http://sdrostra.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Screen-Shot-2013-07-23-at-1.47.52-PM.png”] Due process my ass. Seriously. The extreme lefties, including leaders of the local Democratic Party and city employee unions, making the due process argument for Mayor Bob Filner should be ashamed. What they’re really saying is, “Politics before principles!” And: “He may be a hugger mayor but he’s our hugger mayor.” The position from the folks at the …

Citizen Ann Romney Makes Surprise SD City Council Appearance

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 18 Comments

The unassuming blonde woman with her hair pulled back filled out the required form to address the San Diego City Council during the non-agenda public comment period on Tuesday. She stepped to the microphone for her four minutes of time to address members about an issue not on the docket. She was slotted in right after the gadfly going on …

Carl DeMaio to Chair Reform Groups Focusing on California and San Diego

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San Diego – Former Mayoral Candidate Carl DeMaio announced today that he will continue his work as a government watchdog by heading up two reform groups – one focused on the State of California, and one focused on the City of San Diego. “I’m excited to take on these two new roles that allow me to continue to shine a …