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“No show” Fletcher shares intimate DNC moment on TV

Bloomberg-backed Qualcomm politico turns up in Philly with main squeeze

It's been a big convention for La Jolla Democratic billionaire Irwin Jacobs and his longtime political protégé Nathan Fletcher, the onetime Republican assemblyman–turned–independent and, finally, Democrat. Fletcher, who twice ran unsuccessfully for mayor of San ...

The rise, fall, and re-rise of Nathan Fletcher

Flurry of public appearances coincides with Broad U-T takeover talk

The layoffs have begun at Qualcomm, once cited as the future hope for San Diego's industrial and commercial independence from Los Angeles, and now but a flickering beacon in a murky morass of California media ...

Eli Broad's billion-dollar blackjack?

Fresh from Iran nuke victory, super-rich Obama backer could widen California media war

The battle over Barack Obama's nuclear control agreement with Iran has yielded more than a few San Diego winners and losers. Among those perched on the negative side of the ledger in the wake of ...

Peters listed among the politically endangered

Will money, muscle, and new newspaper management protect La Jolla Democrat?

Only a few months ago, Democratic incumbent Scott Peters was battling with GOP ex–city councilman Carl DeMaio for Congress in the tony 52nd District. Now another big-money struggle for the seat is on the horizon, ...


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