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The making of a San Diego county supervisor via CNN

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Big Fletcher donors behind MLS venue grab

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January 23, 2017
tronc to San Diego: you're fired

How much of San Diego can be run by robots controlled by unscrupulous industrial kingpins? That's one of the questions being posed in local media circles by word that the city's only daily newspaper, the ...

August 16, 2016
Private summit sealed GOP mayor's Balboa Park Jacobs deal

On March 17, Republican San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer — in the midst of a record money-raising drive to fund his June reelection bid — slipped away from city hall to make an unheralded trip ...

August 8, 2016
GOP-TV not priceless: Faulconer forks over $50K to KUSI

Let the big-money mayoral TV advertising war begin. Such is the word from San Diego Republican mayor Kevin Faulconer's reelection team, which has so far purchased 280 spots on the Republicans' favorite local station, KUSI, ...

April 1, 2016
Tarnished trustee departure begets costly politics

Let the frantic fundraising begin. That's the inside scoop following word that San Diego school-board Democrat Marne Foster has resigned her seat after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor political-reform act violation related to solicitation of ...

February 2, 2016
Qualcomm...a "patent troll"?

Patent reform stalled in Congress last year, but some solons are pushing hard for it this year. One bloc looking for reforms wants to rein in patent lawsuits. This reform would make it tougher for ...

January 18, 2016
How many visas overstayed? Bersin can't say

One of San Diego's most notable big-money political alums is making headlines across the nation while hometown scribes remain mum about a major immigration clash between the White House and Congress. Late last month, Alan ...

January 7, 2016
As U-T faces sale, hurricane Eli takes NOLA

With many of San Diego's few remaining journalism jobs hanging in the balance, there's fresh word on the street that the Union-Tribune could be in new hands within mere months. "The odds are better than ...

October 22, 2015
Feared U-T job cuts aren't San Diego's only layoffs

San Diego's cut-rate job picture, bemoaned by University of Southern California sociologists, is bad and getting worse. "The economy is developing in a way that will generate further income inequality, with higher-paying jobs out of ...

September 21, 2015
U-T’s Democratic publisher Beutner ousted

Austin Beutner, who rode into San Diego this May as top gun of the newly rechristened Union-Tribune, has been fired by Tribune Publishing, the Chicago news chain for which Beutner simultaneously served as chief of ...

September 8, 2015
Without Papa Doug, need Peters fear GOP?

Back in February, the national Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued a 14-member "Frontline" list of its most threatened House incumbents. La Jolla congressman Scott Peters was featured prominently. "Each one of these members knows what ...

August 18, 2015
Mayor wins big in spin and dollar wars

Skeptics who predicted that the takeover of the Union-Tribune by Chicago's Tribune Publishing wouldn't really change San Diego's big-money media and political culture may turn out to be right, judging from the latest proclamation by ...

July 6, 2015
New U-T San Diego vice-boss same as the old

U-T San Diego, the newspaper and website owned by Republican kingpin and San Diego mega-developer Douglas Manchester, has lately been twisting in a gale of uncertainty over its future, and a recent executive move may ...

April 27, 2015
Could U-T's new owner steal Chargers for L.A.?

Though Doug Manchester's U-T San Diego has yet to report it, the biggest threat to keeping the Chargers in town may turn out to be Manchester's current effort to sell the paper to the owners ...

March 5, 2015
U-T pension woes emerge in takeover battle

One of the bigger ironies to be found in the struggle over who will be next to own San Diego's daily newspaper may turn out to be the pension problem. Not public worker pensions — ...

March 3, 2015
Chargers departure could hit U-T where it hurts

Ever since the Chargers arrived here from Los Angeles in 1961, the football team has had a godfather in what used to be known as the Union-Tribune, and before that the morning Union and the ...

February 20, 2015
Burnham in a rush for U-T San Diego takeover

Might San Diego mega-millionaire developer and Republican kingpin Douglas Manchester be willing to part with his U-T San Diego mini-media empire sooner rather than later? So indicates a new post on the website of the ...

February 3, 2015
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