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Sorry, Houston, writes SD Lifeguard union head

"Ed Harris is a disgusting hack for politicizing this."

They're well-practiced at water rescues — 9000 last year — and at handling boats. They practice swift-water rescues and perform them, most often in Mission Valley and the Tijuana River Valley. They've deployed to floods ...

Faulconer commands the merry-go-round

Chamber lobbyists switch places on staff and convention center board

Call it a revolving door or merry-go-round, the faltering city-hall operation of San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer continues to reshuffle its deck chairs to the benefit of a major financial booster, the San Diego Regional ...

Mayor's staff chief getting campaign cash

Puetz paid for offices, travel, hotel, and meal at Washington political event

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 ...

Closed-door meetings with Chargers preceded mayor's stadium backing

Behind-the-scenes wheeling and dealing may have flouted influence-peddling laws

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 ...

GOP-TV not priceless: Faulconer forks over $50K to KUSI

Karl Rove tie surfaces in dirt-digging against mayoral foe

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, ...

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 ...

K.C. gun-for-hire has mayor’s back

Cash-laden special-interest fund raises $610,000 for Faulconer’s cause

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 ...


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