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Alma Vasic, owner of F Street Corporation, which runs the adult bookstore chain and website by the same name, contributed $2500 to Democratic assembly candidate Toni Atkins on October 11, according to state filings. The company’s motto is “Helping the art of intimacy since 1974.” According to its website, “Ms. V has gained a vast amount of knowledge and experience working with the top manufacturers that F Street has proudly represented for over 35 years. She is dedicated in providing her customers with information & education regarding products that stimulate the sensuality of pleasure and satisfaction for men, women and couples. Allow Ms. V to help you enhance your fantasies!” Vasic inherited the firm from her husband, who started as a bouncer at a downtown adult bookstore; he died of AIDS…San Diego–based Jack in the Box, where Jerry Brown’s wife Anne Gust was until recently on the board of directors, has given the Democratic gubernatorial hopeful $5000. SeaWorld gave $1000. Financially troubled San Diego defense attorney Kerry Steigerwalt is listed as giving $10,000.

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rickeysays Oct. 20, 2010 @ 11:17 p.m.

Oh no, Atkins got a contribution from a pornography peddler! Guilt by association!

Why is this news?

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a2zresource Oct. 21, 2010 @ 12:12 a.m.

RE "Why is this news?":

Maybe because there's an election coming?

After all, IF George Stevens could lose an election over campaign contributions from Las Vegas interests in that artistic helper Cheetahs, "the #1 Gentlemens Club in San Diego", (well BEFORE two other San Diego City Councilmen were found guilty in federal court about the way they were receiving campaign contributions from the Las Vegas interests in Cheetahs) AND this is not news, THEN aren't we talking double-standard here?


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monaghan Oct. 22, 2010 @ 7:41 a.m.

When your former city council representative/wannabe Assemblymember takes campaign contributions from a dirty bookstore, I think that's definitely news. Let's face it, such a gift is more isuggestive than one from an association of farmers' markets.

The question is not, is this news, but when are our elected officials ever going to turn back a campaign contribution as too controversial, too risky, too tainted to accept?

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a2zresource Oct. 22, 2010 @ 7:16 p.m.

RE "The question is not, is this news, but when are our elected officials ever going to turn back a campaign contribution as too controversial, too risky, too tainted to accept?":

I was in the jury pool for the Strippergate trial of Inzunza and Zucchet. From what I heard in the hour's-plus long reading of the individual indictment counts, there IS no campaign contribution too controversial, too risky, too tainted to accept. Not yet, and certainly not after the Supreme Court made its last opinion known on denial of honest service.

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