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Can Lincoln Club destroy Chargers' ballot hopes?

Sheriff Gore and D.A. Dumanis provide cash boost to anti-stadium Republican big-wigs

Stockton born-and-bred Dean Spanos will likely spend well north of $10 million to get his $1.8 billion taxpayer-subsidized Chargers stadium and meeting complex on the ballot in November, ordinarily making him the prohibitive favorite to ...

The Chargers stadium and a vanished Faulconer political operative

Mission Valley aide slips away on mysterious vacation as downtown football battle looms

Where is Anthony George and what is he up to? Back in March 2014, newly elected San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer announced George would join his city hall staff as the mayor's "community representative" for ...

Can Bruce Henderson be detained at Guantanamo until this is all over?

Who will be the last man standing in Chargers stadium fight?

Can Bruce Henderson be detained at Guantanamo? Ex-councilman was scorned after he read Chargers agreement.

Charter-school backer buys hefty stake in Union-Tribune

Michael Ferro latest player in high-dollar Chicago boardroom political poker

Be it the wandering football team or the fate of the hometown newspaper, rank-and-file San Diegans are usually the last to know about the behind-the-scenes wheeling-and-dealing of their billionaire owners. Arguably there is more popular ...

Could San Diego voters kill Raiders and Moores schemes?

1998's Proposition E and the fallout of mandatory stadium subsidy voting

Dean Spanos and hired gun Mark Fabiani may be finally headed for L.A., but whether the Chargers go or not, plans to use public money to build a new stadium here for them, the Oakland ...

How about the San Antonio Chargers?

Los Angeles Times op-ed says local team likely won't be moving north

Roger Noll, emeritus economics professor at Stanford, often considered the top expert on pro-sports economics, says, "Expect the Chargers to stay in San Diego." Noll made the statement in an op-ed he wrote today (January ...

GOP fat cats spreading presidential wealth

San Diego’s super rich max out to contentious primary field

San Diego's somewhat rich and famous were all over the map when it came to presidential campaign giving this year, judging from recent financial disclosure filings, though Donald Trump did not place among the favorites. ...

Spanos cash goes to Issa, not mayor

Chargers-owning clan keeps political wealth from San Diego

As they ramp up to take the Chargers to Los Angeles, the days of the Spanos family’s big-money backing of San Diego politicos appear to be over. With one exception…and it’s not Republican mayor Kevin ...

Ales Spanos – beneficiary of public largesse

Subsidies to billionaires lead to civic indigestion

The billionaires who get governments to subsidize sports stadiums induce billiousness.

Could Feds be prowling mayor's Qualcomm food and booze deal?

Staff alleged to have dined on Delaware North delicacies amidst whiff of stadium scandal

How much will it cost San Diego taxpayers to lose the Chargers to Los Angeles? That's the question being bandied about privately at city hall, where an avalanche of bad news and insider lobbying allegations ...

Manchester sells Grand Del Mar to Di-Fi's hubby

U-T remains on the block as would-be power brokers jockey

The San Diego footprint of Douglas Manchester, the Republican financial kingpin who likes to be called "Papa,” has been poised to shrink substantially with the putative sale of his U-T San Diego newspaper operation. Now ...

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