Chula Vista: McCann lawsuit details

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The U-T San Diego reported late last week that Chula Vista City Council candidate John McCann filed a defamation lawsuit against the San Diego Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO for a campaign mailer falsely stating he was sentenced for a felony. Earlier this year McCann was the lone remaining member of a Sweetwater Union High School District board of …

U-T San Diego: Integrity in campaigns should mean something

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In case you missed it a few days back… In a political season in which campaigning by deceit has almost become the norm, two local campaigns stand out for their flimflam — the City Council campaign of Steve Padilla in Chula Vista and the City Council campaign of Carol Kim in San Diego. Read it all in the U-T.

DeMaio Finds His Groove, and the U-T’s Radio Problem

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[captionpix imgsrc=”” captiontext=”L to R: John Modlin, SDCAA Board President, Carl DeMaio, Alan Pentico, SDCAA Executive Director”] San Diego Politics & Media Mashup Cross-posted at FlashReport At a fundraiser for Carl DeMaio on Wednesday I heard the mayoral candidate make some points I hadn’t heard him make before. Speaking to members of the San Diego County Apartment Association, for whom I …

U-T Editor Puts Paper in Awkward Position

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Politics & Media Mashup Some believe Nathan Fletcher is at war with U-T San Diego. I wouldn’t call it war, but relations certainly are chilly. Fletcher’s expectations for his morning newspaper aren’t what they used to be. That might not be a big deal if the election wasn’t less than a month away. For all its troubles, the U-T is still the …

Nathan Fletcher/U-T Drama: A Recap

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The Nathan Fletcher/U-T San Diego split has evolved into a controversy, according to some local news outlets and the newspaper’s executive editor. So we thought we would bring you up to speed. Here’s a quick recap:  First there was this from the U-T: The question for Nathan Fletcher: What does ‘move to the middle’ mean? Then this from Team Fletcher: …

Bribery, Money Laundering, and Public Corruption

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One might think you would read about the ongoing criminal investigation of the Sweetwater Union High School District, but this is about politics in the normally quiet coastal community of Carlsbad. Recently, Rostra ran a series of posts questioning the personal finances of Carlsbad City Councilwoman Farrah Douglas, which became an issue in her campaign seeking election to the California …