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Kevin Faulconer

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Taxpayers ante up for Faulconer's political spinners

San Diego Republican mayor Kevin Faulconer, under fire from critics who fault his handling of the city's hepatitis A epidemic, has been on a PR and political hiring spree of late, and the cost to ...

October 31, 2017
Faulconer's new hepatitis spinmeister

Besieged by a burgeoning hepatitis epidemic that threatens to destroy his long-cultivated image as California's progressive Republican candidate of the future, San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer has rolled out a new public relations man to ...

September 26, 2017
Mayor's staff chief getting campaign cash

San Diego's Republican mayor has been into plenty of denial lately regarding his future political intentions, but a series of expenses recently disclosed by his 2016 reelection committee suggests a different story. After pledging he ...

January 24, 2017
County claims no record of Chargers stadium subsidy offer

With the Chargers on the brink of departing San Diego for Los Angeles, some local politicos have reportedly been busy proffering sizable gifts of public money to entice the team to stay in town. But ...

January 9, 2017
Closed-door meetings with Chargers preceded mayor's stadium backing

With the election little more than a week away, questions continue to bedevil San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer regarding the motives behind his deal with the Chargers to endorse the team's tax-subsidized downtown stadium and ...

October 31, 2016
Mayor’s flip-flop leaves his political guru out of the money

The National Football League, known for its cast of loyal political bedfellows, has just picked up yet another apprentice, said by insiders to be enticed by the enormous pile of cash the league's mega-billionaire owners ...

October 4, 2016
Big Oil money in for Faulconer

With locals debating whether San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer's much-ballyhooed pre-election climate protection plan has any teeth, big carbon, in the form of the American Petroleum Institute of Washington DC, is letting its cash do ...

May 13, 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
The Chargers stadium and a vanished Faulconer political operative

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 ...

March 3, 2016
Lifeguard to run for mayor

Longtime lifeguard, union chief, and onetime city-council member, Democrat Ed Harris has declared he will run for mayor against incumbent Kevin Faulconer, according to a statement of intent filed with the city clerk’s office on ...

March 1, 2016
K.C. gun-for-hire has mayor’s back

As erstwhile Democrat Lori Saldaña prepares to make a widely anticipated announcement of her mayoral candidacy this Thursday, a hired gun from Missouri has hit the ground running here on behalf of Republican incumbent Kevin ...

January 26, 2016
Byzantine hotel tax network funds mayor’s nonprofit

Contributions from special interests coveting the favor of city hall continue to pour in to One San Diego, the nonprofit corporation run by Republican mayor Kevin Faulconer. Among other purposes, the money has been used ...

January 21, 2016
$2612 Hertz tab marks mayor's DC stay

Political spin and Hertz appear to be big winners in the latest out-of-town travels of San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer and his retinue of local business boosters late last month. A well-timed October 31 puff ...

November 5, 2015
Can L.A. billionaire’s cash halt U-T layoffs?

Crain's Chicago Business is reporting that "hundreds" of employees of Chicago-based Tribune Publishing, proprietor of the San Diego Union-Tribune, could be departing at year’s end as a result of accepting the troubled company's buyout offer. ...

October 30, 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
Chargers, Airbnb, and Mark Fabiani’s vicious knife fighter

Two colleagues from the White House of Democratic president Bill Clinton and his vice president, Al Gore, have followed twisted but prosperous paths since those halcyon years of Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky. Arguably the most ...

August 28, 2015
Betsy Manchester’s divorce lawyer-lobbyists fined $1000

As controversy continues to swirl around its future, San Diego's ethics commission has handed one of the city's longtime law and lobbying shops a $1000 fine for failing to fully disclose its political giving. The ...

August 20, 2015
Will tax-funded poll back Faulconer’s stadium?

With polls from the GOP Lincoln Club and the Chargers already vying over whether Kevin Faulconer's hurry-up stadium play has gained traction among San Diego's citizenry, the city is about to launch yet another public ...

August 13, 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
San Diego mayor's PR journey resumed

Another day, another PR road trip for San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, who showed up in the state capital Monday, March 23, to pitch himself at a global warming seminar put on by a nonprofit ...

March 24, 2015
Mayor’s foundation fueled by lobbyist funds

Around San Diego's city hall, even good deeds can be turned to the peddling of influence. Number one example: One San Diego, a nonprofit corporation set up to implement the neighborhood agenda of Kevin Faulconer, ...

March 9, 2015
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