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Does City Attorney Jan Goldsmith have a future in politics?

Recent disclosure shows Goldsmith hired a public polling firm, indicating a possible run for office.

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith's campaign committee's war chest is drying up. By January of this year, the committee reported having ...

Restaurateur commissions city employee to help fundraise for Councilmember Lorie Zapf

Mission Bay Park District Manager seeks potential donors for Lorie Zapf campaign event

Councilmember Lorie Zapf's push to ease the permitting requirements on sidewalk cafes seems to be paying off. If nothing else, ...

Emails show Doug Manchester in no rush in bringing Grand Del Mar to code

UT San Diego publisher waited until the final days to pay fines.

At Doug Manchester's flagship resort, the Grand Del Mar, construction crews are working on bringing the resort into compliance with ...

Constituent says Mayor Filner sexually harassed her at monthly meet and greet event

Woman says Filner excused staff from room and kissed her without consent.

The sexual harassment allegations lodged against Mayor Bob Filner may be more far-reaching than previously reported. There are now claims ...

The Downtown San Diego Partnership set to receive another $5.8 million in taxpayer subsidies to manage the Clean and Safe Program

The council will consider approving the budget for this coming fiscal year, despite complaints of mismanagement and lack of oversight.

On Monday, city councilmembers will once again sign off on the annual budget for the Downtown Clean and Safe program, ...

City accused of subverting public records law in lawsuit over Convention Center expansion

Lawsuit alleges that Chief of Staff for former mayor Jerry Sanders used private email accounts to broker a deal with labor union in exchange for support of $520 million expansion

San Diego's elected officials have had a long and well-documented history of backroom dealings. Whether it be a midnight deal ...

Public records show a close working relationship between Councilmember Lorie Zapf and Sunroad Vice President Tom Story

The two met at a downtown diner to discuss the proper way to gain approval for the Sunroad Centrum project.

What better way to discuss pushing through a development project than over some Mussel Bisque from Dobson's Restaurant? Councilmember Lorie ...

Spokesperson for San Diego's Lifeguard Union files run for District 2 council seat

Ed Harris filed papers on July 3.

Longtime lifeguard, Ed Harris, has officially jumped in the race for District 2 city councilmember. Harris, a spokesperson for the ...

Did City Attorney Jan Goldsmith lift the suspension on closed session meetings?

A closed session meeting is schedule for Tuesday, eight days after calling an end to them

The line that City Attorney Jan Goldsmith drew in the sand in his duel with Mayor Bob Filner may be ...

Council President Todd Gloria's Office says no vote was taken to release closed-session transcripts

Statement from Gloria's Office comes on the same day that attorney files lawsuit for release of meeting record

The Fourth of July holiday couldn't have come at a better time for City Attorney Jan Goldsmith. The Independence Day ...

Lawsuit coming over City Attorney's refusal to release complete record of Filner and Jones exchange

City Attorney says closed session transcripts may not be released without city council authority. That begs the question: Did the City Council vote to release those transcripts to the press on June 20?

It took the City Attorney less than two days to give the press carefully redacted notes from the closed-session meeting ...

Acquitted on all 13 counts of vandalism, jury says Jeff Olson should be free

A review of the plea-deal offers deputy city attorney Hazard said were fair

With each of the 13 "not guilty" verdicts, defense attorney Tom Tosdal grabbed Jeff Olson's shoulder in a sign of ...

Is it the mess or the message? City Attorney has been selective when prosecuting chalk vandalism

Other chalking events, such as one pro-life protest, was granted permission from the Police Department. No charges were ever filed.

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/jun/30/48329/ Is it the mess or is it the message? Is it the fact that Olson's message was a key ...

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith has a history of prosecuting activists who scribble chalk on public sidewalks

18-year-old Occupy San Diego participant spent three days in jail in 2012 for writing free speech slogans in chalk. Lawyer for the woman says City Attorney was "personally involved" in the case.

Earlier this week, San Diego's City Attorney Jan Goldsmith issued a statement on the misinformation spread by the media in ...

Judge issues gag order in case of man prosecuted for scribbling anti-bank messages in chalk

Judge Howard Shore says media has exaggerated possible punishment and also admonished Mayor Filner for statements made in support of the defendant.

The judge in the case of the anti-Bank of America protester has issued a gag order, prohibiting the defendant or ...

Jurors selected, trial begins in case of anti-bank protester

First witness called but testimony cut short due to timing.

The trial in the case of the man who wrote protest slogans in children's washable chalk on a public sidewalk ...

Paraplegic man sues City of San Diego in Federal Court for lack of access to La Jolla Children's Pool

The issue of access at La Jolla Children's Pool will be floating into Federal Court. This case, however, is not ...

Chalking the plank: Judge won't allow bank protester to claim first amendment rights

Arguments are set to begin tomorrow morning.

The First Amendment has no place in Superior Court Judge Howard M. Shore's courtroom, not when it comes to vandalism ...

He chalks the line: City Attorney prosecutes man for writing anti-bank slogans in water soluble chalk

Man faces 13 years and $13,000 if convicted of vandalism with sidewalk chalk.

Jan Goldsmith's job as City Attorney is to represent the City of San Diego. In addition, it appears as if ...

Questions raised over City Attorney's decision to release transcripts of closed session meeting

Transcripts were given as a response to a public records request from only two days before.

Mayor Bob Filner said he wanted a more open, transparent city government. Having the City Attorney release transcripts of closed ...