Lightner Takes Credit for Repaving Her Street

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From San Diego County Voters for Progress & Reform: “I have fought to … resurface more than 25 miles of roads and fill thousands of potholes in District One,” Sherri Lightner tells voters on her campaign website. That’s interesting because Rachel Laing, the former press aide to Mayor Jerry Sanders and a Lightner supporter, argues that’s not true. The “mayor (staff) …

‘This race between Ray Ellis and Sherri Lightner could be a real game changer’

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There is a segment that ran yesterday on KOGO (95.7FM/600AM) we think is worth sharing because it touches on an important political storyline that has yet to gain a lot of traction. Tony Manolatos, a communications consultant and Rostra contributor, and KOGO’s LaDona Harvey discussed the race between Ray Ellis and Sherri Lightner for the San Diego City Council District …

Gonzalez punishes Gloria and Lightner

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[captionpix imgsrc=”http://sdrostra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/lorena.jpg” captiontext=”Lorena Gonzalez”] Politics & Media Mashup There was a short but very telling story in Friday’s U-T San Diego. On the surface, “Labor gives ‘F’ grade to five on S.D. council” does not look like much more than a few inches on B2, but the story highlights how cutthroat politics can be at City Hall. The piece, written …

Lightner Says She is Yes on Prop B

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U-T San Diego reporter Jen Kuhney, apparently writing a story on City Council District 1, sent out a surprising tweet earlier: @jenkuhney: .@SherriLightner said she supports the pension reform ballot measure “but the devil is in the details.” The Ellis campaign was quick to respond… Ray Ellis’ Statement on Sherri Lightner’s Stance on Proposition B: “Sherri Lightner has opposed pension reform …

Does Maas miss good journalism or is ‘Sinko DeMaio’ his real end game?

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Your weekend news aggregator leads off with the most interesting local stories of the week and includes links to stories about statewide politics, presidential politics and social media. A DeMaio Documentary might surface if there is any decent dirt to dig up on San Diego mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio, said Republican developer Fred Maas. The project is in the infant stages …

Calling San Diego Taxpayers: Oppose the “Jobs Tax”

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The San Diego County Taxpayers calls upon San Diegans to voice their opposition to a proposal by the San Diego City Council to double the so called “linkage fee” charged to construction projects in the City of San Diego. This fee is yet another short-sighted job killer and SDCTA is strongly opposed to this increase. The Council will also consider …