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Still no replacement for San Diego auditor Eduardo Luna

Sara Jacobs money edges others out of race

The auditors are still out San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, a veteran of the public relations business, put a few good ones over on out-of-town media members covering the California Republican Party’s annual convention in ...

Gloria backers borrow name of Faulconer’s dubious charity

Susan Davis, Mike Levin put on the miles

Boobs of influence Will San Diego’s lame-duck Republican mayor Kevin Faulconer try to block the hijacking of his charity’s name by backers of his would-be Democratic successor Todd Gloria? That’s just one of many questions ...

Realtors hand off cash to Faulconer cause

Manchester's ties to Trump questioned

Throne of the Vulcans San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, fresh from being slapped with a $4000 fine over his failure to disclose a $10,000 behest to his One San Diego charity fund, has revealed a ...

Campland lobbyist showers cash on Dems and GOP on city council

UCSD uses Union-Tribune ad and story (natch) to brag

Both sides now A key lobbyist for Campland, LLC, the bayside resort which convinced the city council to renew its controversial sweetheart lease on city-owned Mission Bay land in June, is raising money for both ...

L.A. Times writers plead with readers

Luis Gomez frets re U-T Hispanic coverage

Immigrant’s plea With talks for a labor agreement between the Los Angeles Times and its reporters’ union lagging, the journalists are beseeching Times readers to get in touch with the super-rich man in charge to ...

Jane Fonda helps an old San Diego friend

Disappointing numbers for L.A. Times

Granny power While one candidate takes maternity leave from the campaign trail, the San Diego Democratic Party has set up a so-called independent committee to take on incumbent Kristin Gaspar in next year’s race for ...

Mara Elliott gets Morgan Dene Oliver money

Lorena Gonzalez eats free $88 meal at Barona

Mara’s marred Morgan Dene money San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott, a Democrat, has been raking in super-sized campaign contributions from some of Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s most stalwart backers, including one mixed up in ...

GOP launches right-ward San Diego News Desk

Unembarrassed Lorena Gonzalez tweets about Disneyland visit again

Costly mayoral affair The revelation that top members of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s official taxpayer-paid staff have been taking out-of-town trips to boost his quest for higher office hasn’t surprised city hall insiders, who ...

Union-Tribune wants community conversations

Half-page ad touts Soon-Shiong’s NantEnergy.

LA versus SD On July 16 the Union-Tribune, owned by Los Angeles billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, ran a half-page advertisement touting the merits of Soon-Shiong’s NantEnergy. “NantEnergy offers innovative Energy Storage Solutions that deliver healthy outcomes ...

San Diego vacation renters' trash eyed

Skids greased for Wheels Labs e-bikes

Short-termers’ trashy haul Online vacation rentals of less than a month, already at the center of a popular storm regarding traffic, noise, and zoning, now have another challenge to contend with. “Our investigation determined that ...

Four-star Omni stay for Duncan Hunter aide

General Atomics gets $92 million contract for border work

Ethical vacation As his boss twisted slowly in the winds of federal jurisprudence, a top employee of indicted Republican House member Duncan Hunter took off with his wife for a round of ethics training at ...

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