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Less lying by politicians 40 years ago?

Pete Wilson, Roger Hedgecock, Maureen O'Connor, Lee Hubbard, Ann Watson, North City West

Larry Thomas, Otto Bos, Pete Wilson. Thomas is the perfect advance man for Wilson’s clean-cut pugnacity; he even looks like Wilson.  - Image by Robert Burroughs
Larry Thomas, Otto Bos, Pete Wilson. Thomas is the perfect advance man for Wilson’s clean-cut pugnacity; he even looks like Wilson.
Lee Hubbard: “Dad always talked about property rights."

Thorn in the mayor's side

When Hubbard and Wilson squared off in the 1974 mayoral campaign. Hubbard's big donors were land developers. construction engineers, realtors, building material suppliers, and builders: Wilson's contributors were primarily business and professional people, particularly lawyers, doctors, and retired people.

By Richard Louv, Feb. 17, 1977 Read full article

Hedgecock: “I helped organize the first strike at Hastings. It shut the school down for a day."

When Roger Hedgecock was a kid politician

“I arranged concerts around the state for Jimi Hendrix, Quicksilver, the Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Buffy St. Marie, Ray Charles, Jim Morrison and the Doors—all the San Francisco bands."

By Richard Louv and Paul Krueger, Aug. 25, 1977 Read full article

“The American people are so naive. Everything is Disneyland."

Ann Watson is here to wake San Diego up

“Before I could even get into my speech, the Chicanos started chanting, along with the women’s libbers, who were mostly ugly and who wore no bras, which was the first thing I noticed about them. And the blacks were screaming, saying they were being mistreated and they lived in ghettos."

By Jeannette DeWyze, Dec. 22, 1977 Read full article

North City West, proposed as a sprawling subdivision near Del Mar, was narrowly rejected by the city council last April.

Growing, growing, gone (part of 1977 in review)

Hahn's December announcement that Buffums and Montgomery Ward were interested in the downtown shopping center seemed, in the minds of many, to be closely linked to Hahn’s interest in Carmel Mountain. (If Buffums was guaranteed a spot in University Towne Centre, according to Hahn, they would agree to venture downtown.

By Matt Potter, Dec. 15, 1977 Read full article

Most coldheartedly conservative acts

1976 in Review

It was a younger Councilwoman Maureen O’Connor who supported making Council a full-time job. But now we find a more mature woman stricken with wanderlust. She vacationed for several weeks this summer, and then during the week of October 27th she was again absent from Council duties. No one knows where she was, not even her staff, and she never formally requested time off.

By Doug Card (and others), Jan. 13, 1977 Read full article

Pete Wilson. “He looks like the kind of man whose mother combs his hair."

All the mayor's men

"I had run the campaign at night and had the Assembly work during the daytime. We hadn't had too tough of campaign. We’d won with 75 percent of the vote or something outrageous. even though there were more Democrats than Republicans in the district."

By Paul Krueger and Richard Louv, July 14, 1977 Read full article

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Larry Thomas, Otto Bos, Pete Wilson. Thomas is the perfect advance man for Wilson’s clean-cut pugnacity; he even looks like Wilson.  - Image by Robert Burroughs
Larry Thomas, Otto Bos, Pete Wilson. Thomas is the perfect advance man for Wilson’s clean-cut pugnacity; he even looks like Wilson.
Lee Hubbard: “Dad always talked about property rights."

Thorn in the mayor's side

When Hubbard and Wilson squared off in the 1974 mayoral campaign. Hubbard's big donors were land developers. construction engineers, realtors, building material suppliers, and builders: Wilson's contributors were primarily business and professional people, particularly lawyers, doctors, and retired people.

By Richard Louv, Feb. 17, 1977 Read full article

Hedgecock: “I helped organize the first strike at Hastings. It shut the school down for a day."

When Roger Hedgecock was a kid politician

“I arranged concerts around the state for Jimi Hendrix, Quicksilver, the Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Buffy St. Marie, Ray Charles, Jim Morrison and the Doors—all the San Francisco bands."

By Richard Louv and Paul Krueger, Aug. 25, 1977 Read full article

“The American people are so naive. Everything is Disneyland."

Ann Watson is here to wake San Diego up

“Before I could even get into my speech, the Chicanos started chanting, along with the women’s libbers, who were mostly ugly and who wore no bras, which was the first thing I noticed about them. And the blacks were screaming, saying they were being mistreated and they lived in ghettos."

By Jeannette DeWyze, Dec. 22, 1977 Read full article

North City West, proposed as a sprawling subdivision near Del Mar, was narrowly rejected by the city council last April.

Growing, growing, gone (part of 1977 in review)

Hahn's December announcement that Buffums and Montgomery Ward were interested in the downtown shopping center seemed, in the minds of many, to be closely linked to Hahn’s interest in Carmel Mountain. (If Buffums was guaranteed a spot in University Towne Centre, according to Hahn, they would agree to venture downtown.

By Matt Potter, Dec. 15, 1977 Read full article

Most coldheartedly conservative acts

1976 in Review

It was a younger Councilwoman Maureen O’Connor who supported making Council a full-time job. But now we find a more mature woman stricken with wanderlust. She vacationed for several weeks this summer, and then during the week of October 27th she was again absent from Council duties. No one knows where she was, not even her staff, and she never formally requested time off.

By Doug Card (and others), Jan. 13, 1977 Read full article

Pete Wilson. “He looks like the kind of man whose mother combs his hair."

All the mayor's men

"I had run the campaign at night and had the Assembly work during the daytime. We hadn't had too tough of campaign. We’d won with 75 percent of the vote or something outrageous. even though there were more Democrats than Republicans in the district."

By Paul Krueger and Richard Louv, July 14, 1977 Read full article

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San Diego has been managed by the most corrupt group of idiots of any city its size. It seems that none of the leaders, past and present can lead/manage without being mired in corruption.

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