San Diego Union-Tribune owner David Copley's 164-foot yacht Happy Days has departed Monaco; on July 11, it was spotted at the docks of Luka Gruz harbor in Dubrovnik, Republic of Croatia. ... San Diego Magazine editor Tom Blair has joined the legions of local Barack Obama backers with a March contribution to the Democratic presidential candidate of $250. Other Obama-ites include high-concept architect Rob Quigley ($500) and public relations woman Jan Percival Lipscomb ($1000).
Meanwhile, local Democrat Byron Georgiou, onetime legal affairs secretary to Governor Jerry Brown, kicked in $28,500 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on May 14. Georgiou, whose recent employment has included an "Of Counsel" gig at Bill Lerach's downtown law firm, Lerach Coughlin, listed his business as Georgiou Consulting, Inc.