monaghan May 27, 2012 @ 10:56 a.m.

What a wonderful idea: and once he's Mayor, Bob Filner could lead the way. Unlike the others, he has the interest in resolving homelessness and the federal expertise to get it done.


monaghan May 29, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m.

It would have been more informative for readers to learn at the top of this story that Mark Arabo is more a supporter of conservative chameleon Nathan Fletcher than an embattled Chaldean opponent of Bob Filner. Arabo is also a lobbyist who pushes for bars and unregulated alcohol in the beach communities of San Diego. Now there's an interesting question: would Nathan undo the voter-mandated boose-ban if he gets to be Mayor?


monaghan June 20, 2012 @ 3:28 p.m.

VA hires 10,000 new workers while 900,000 veterans' disability claims languish? Good for Congressman Bob Filner for expressing zero tolerance for this kind of mismanagement. He calls out the problem and offers a solution. San Diego need Bob Filner for Strong Mayor.


SurfPuppy619 Aug. 31, 2012 @ 4:02 p.m.

The sentence was too light, 270 days?? If that includes any PC 4019 custoudy credits ( I think sex offenders get 15% credit) the real time is even less than 270, only 229 days, or 7.5 months, which means he will be out December 1, just 3 more months, too short for 10 felonies. Sorry. Fail DA.


SurfPuppy619 Feb. 13, 2013 @ 1:29 p.m.

laplaya heritage: As always Katheryn Rhodes provides useful documentation

I think it is safe to say she is more knowledgeable of these civic issues than the Mayor, the City Attorney and....well.... pretty much anyone else in town.


Don Bauder Feb. 13, 2013 @ 10:46 a.m.

laplayaheritage: As always Katheryn Rhodes provides useful documentation. Best, Don Bauder


aardvark March 8, 2013 @ 10:04 p.m.

Fabiani and the Chargers stand ready to present an alternate proposal? The surcharge, er, tax, has to ruled illegal before the Chargers show us their proposal? Show it now--what would it hurt? It's only been about 10 years or so--the team ought to have a plan they can show to the public by now.


aardvark March 11, 2013 @ 7:23 p.m.

LPH--The Chargers SHOULD put their plan on the ballot--maybe then we can all finally see just what their complete stadium plans are.


monaghan March 11, 2013 @ 10:43 p.m.

We certainly wouldn't have wanted minimum-wage workers employed in the Irwin Jacobs Balboa Park-ing garage! That's the thing about billionaire job-creators: give 'em an inch, and they recommend robots over human attendants. Thanks again, Judge Taylor, for ruling against this travesty.


Don Bauder March 13, 2013 @ 12:46 p.m.

PLAINTIFF WILL APPEAL IF PRAGER STICKS WITH HIS TENTATIVE DECISION. Attorney Cory Briggs gave his arguments in the hotel tax case by Skype today (March 13). Briggs is in Argentina. After giving his arguments, Briggs said, "We are optimistic that the judge will consider the points we made today and uphold the voters' right to approve any special tax. If he doesn't, we will file an appeal."

Any appeal would almost certainly delay the construction on the $520 million expansion. Incidentally, there is a very good website on the convention center expansion: Best, Don Bauder


Fred Williams March 13, 2013 @ 11:19 p.m.

This is corruption, plain and simple, obvious to any reasonable person. Taylor should recuse himself from this case, but he won't because he's not an honest jurist...he's a tool of the local oligarchs who tell him what to do.


wotsnewnow May 8, 2013 @ 9:03 p.m.

Ian was hired by HENRY'S management and respected by their staff & customers for many years. He helped me on many occasions to find products & carry out groceries. Always had a smile. THEN.... SPROUTS came along -- with their negative attitude toward this kind, caring guy.

What does Sprouts have against him ??

Surely, they're using the mistaken jacket incident as just a legal ploy for them to fire him.


Visduh May 8, 2013 @ 7:22 p.m.

If the Boney family has a little decency, compassion, and savvy, whichever one of them runs that store will take a look at the situation and make a fair determination. But don't count on this current generation of the family to do anything right. The next couple days will tell anyone more than they want to know about the current management of Sprouts and the family that calls the shots.


Javajoe25 May 30, 2013 @ 10:37 a.m.

I think the guy should get way more than that tax refund. He ought to get a citizen award or something, for discovering the error. I know the arcane world of taxation can take some bizarre and twisted roads, but when a local cit finds an error that the pros did not catch, he ought to be recognized and rewarded for it.


DavidnPB June 10, 2013 @ 5:55 p.m.

If these commercial tenants want to depart, and terminate their leases based on this asserted "breach", farewell to you. But you will not escape your lease obligations.

I doubt any court would find this change of location of valet parking to be a material breach of contract by the City sufficient to terminate the obligations of the tenants under their leases.

If it is found to be a minor breach, the tenants may be entitled to a small measure of damages, or a small adjustment of their rent under the leases.

A small price to restoring the Plaza de Panama to its owners, the people of San Diego.


HonestGovernment June 11, 2013 @ 6:56 p.m.

I don't think it's unreasonable for a local organization to ask their mayor, a former congressman who has both praised, criticized, and worked with John Kerry, on various levels and issues, to put in a word in their behalf. It's actually wonderful to have a mayor who has political experience and national associations. It can't hurt!


nostalgic June 12, 2013 @ 8:52 p.m.

Perhaps "political shakedown" was stronger than you meant. As LaPlaya Heritage pointed out, the deal included Sunroad following the normal DSD process and not bypassing it, which was the mayor's objection. Should the city take "donations" for ANY projects? The donor often has their own agenda. Developers do it all the time.


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