National University System Institute Analyzes Key Dynamics in Mayors Race

Vince Vasquez Vince Vasquez 5 Comments

Report: Few Voters Will Cast Ballots in San Diego Mayoral Special Election Absentee Voters, Republican Voters Will Play Larger Role in Mayoral Race SAN DIEGO – Less than half of all registered voters are expected to cast ballots in the San Diego mayoral special election scheduled for November 19th. That is the conclusion of a new report authored by the …

Bob Filner’s Week of Lily Pond Lies

Ryan Purdy Ryan Purdy 9 Comments

In just one week, mayoral candidate Bob Filner reeled off so many outright lies and misstatements he is in jeopardy of giving our doddering Vice President Joe Biden some serious gaffe-envy. It started at last week’s debate at the Institute of the Americas. Filner ignorantly called out Councilmember DeMaio for not having a diverse staff. Of course, out of a …

Two Endorsements, Two Narratives

Owen Kellogg Owen Kellogg 5 Comments

Interesting day in the mayoral race. Both Nathan Fletcher and Carl DeMaio rolled out significant endorsements that say a lot about their priorities and what to expect from their prospective administrations. Nathan Fletcher and the Lifeguard Union Fletcher announced the endorsement of the Lifeguards union and released a “Clean Water and Safe Beaches Plan.” Fletcher is clearly continuing to advance …

Big Sister Christine Kehoe is Watching You… Sit in Traffic on the I-5 and Loves It!

Ryan Purdy Ryan Purdy 7 Comments

When State Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) is not plucking the petals from a rose a to determine whether or not she should run for Mayor, she seems content to bungle up traffic on the 5 freeway in north San Diego City and County. Car accidents are proving to be the old-fashioned way to mess up traffic. Nowadays you can …

A Sit Down with Roger Hedgecock Part I: Thoughts on The City, 2012 Mayoral Election & Pension Reform

Ryan Purdy Ryan Purdy 5 Comments

My wife and I first met local talk show host turned nationally syndicated host  Roger Hedgecock (heard locally on KOGO 600 AM) and his wife in December 2009.  We were waiting in a long valet line at U.S. Grant after the Lincoln Club Annual Dinner.  They were very gracious and chatted with us — a young, recently engaged couple — …

Is Fletcher In or Out?

Criticus Criticus 19 Comments

Is Nathan Fletcher in or out for Mayor? This is the question it seems everyone is asking downtown, and the view is growing (downtown) that Fletcher may not take the risk. But over and over again, Fletcher insists that in fact he is running. He’s told numerous people that he will declare for the Mayor’s race in March. According to …