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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 ...

State auditor attacks SDSU for dearth of student parking

San Diego city water staffers dinged

Qualcomm time bomb As the clock continues to tick on super-secret talks between San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer and the California University System over turning over the city-owned stadium formerly known as Qualcomm to San ...

San Diego's unsupervised tree trimming

What will Shirley Weber's policy on restive students do?

Trees falling in the city The ungraceful demise of La Jolla’s semi-famous Lorax Tree may be only the beginning. San Diego’s urban forest has grown increasingly unruly, and much of the blame lies with not ...

Faulconer, Atkins, Fletcher step quickly to mask GEO support

Nathan Fletcher routes money to wife Lorena Gonzalez – "amazing work she does"

Nooses GEO Group, the private prison provider and political sugar daddy to a bevy of local elected officials ranging from Republican mayor Kevin Faulconer to state Senate Democratic Pro Tem Toni Atkins and Assembly Democrat ...

San Diego city data employee stays at ZaZa, risqué fantasy hotel

Jack McGrory co-sponsors event for Terra Lawson-Remer

Decadent dungeon Serena Blanks, a data center manager for the city of San Diego, was off on a mid-May overnight excursion to Houston, Texas, where she was put up in the city’s luxury four-star Hotel ...

San Diego State window on wealth at the top

Juan Vargas gets money from Warren Buffett PAC

Quid pro SDSU The arrival on Montezuma Mesa of San Diego State University’s latest president Adela de la Torre, who officially took control of the school in a flashy April 11 inaugural, has marked the ...

SDSU's Campanile Foundation dinged by auditors

Toni Atkins campaign fat with money

Campanile delinquents Money-handling by San Diego State University’s non-profit Campanile Foundation, which features a glittering array of local movers and shakers on its board, has once again run afoul of auditors for the California State ...

Lorena Gonzalez, Nathan Fletcher – biggest pigs at freebie trough

Hueso, Maienschein, Gloria, Atkins – runners-up

Lorena’s suite life A bevy of state politicos found their way into a San Diego Native American casino to slake their thirst and partake in luxury dining during the first three months of 2019. Topping ...

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