Bonnie Brings her A-game to Mayor’s Race

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Politics & Media Mashup Bonnie Dumanis brought her A-game to the San Diego Mayor’s Race this week. The District Attorney and mayoral candidate smacked Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, who is campaigning hard to be San Diego’s next mayor, for what she called his “About Face on a Woman’s Right to Choose” in a post on Rostra: Until now, Nathan Fletcher has received …

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 …

BREAKING: Sources say Tom Blair out at U-T

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[captionpix imgsrc=”http://sdrostra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/tom-blair.jpg” captiontext=”Tom Blair”] Tom Blair, a veteran Metro columnist at U-T San Diego, is no longer with the paper, sources said today. Two people who wish to remain anonymous because the U-T has not announced the move confirmed Blair and the paper parted ways. They said Blair was asked to scale his column back to a day or two …

Fletcher Woos Vet and Big Changes at U-T and Voice

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Politics & Media Mashup My veterinarian asked me yesterday who I like in the mayor’s race. I turned the question around and asked her who she and her husband like. They are registered Democrats. They’re not extremists but they are among the people who feel disillusioned by President Obama and his moderate positions, compromises and move to the middle. “Filner …

EDUCATION: What’s the mayor got to do with it?

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Little doubt that education is one of today’s hottest political topics. Candidates for mayor of America’s Finest City even managed to weave the buzz-worthy issue into their platforms. Tomorrow, a forum promises to delve head-first into the matter and answer the one question which seems to come up time and again: What’s the mayor got to do with education? For …

Mayor Sanders’ Budget Announcement Grabs the Media’s Attention

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Politics & Media Mashup: your weekend news aggregator leads off with big budget news from San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders. Also included: Links to some of the week’s best stories about local, state and national politics as well as social and traditional media. San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders dominated the news cycle late this week with his announcement that he had finally …