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New Video: Grantville is not Blight

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Watch, "Grantville is not Blight" Copy/paste this link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9Tczeiw0lU The Grantville Action Group is really impressive. Veterinarian Brian Peterson has been raising money, making signs, attending meetings, and volunteering for winning candidates a long time now. It's paying off. There's ...

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Removing Political Blight

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Have a look at this short video on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG_RRFeb49c The Grantville Action Group is recycling political signs to get the message out that Grantville is not blighted. The City and County have declared the small businesses of Grantville (the ...

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Overheard at City Hall

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Lobbyist on cellphone: "Yeah, Gloria's in the bag. Don't worry about Stephen Whitburn and his reform stuff. We won't let anyone get near to your project. As long as Donna Frye doesn't have Whitburn on the council, it'll all be ...

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Super Bowl MMXXVIII -- San Diego

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"We're reporting live from Super Bowl MMXXVIII, and it's a beautiful day under the Coronado Bridge here on the bay at the Chase-Spanos Stadium..!! "That's right Barry, and I just want to remark on how generous the taxpayers of all ...

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Economic Development Plan for District 3

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Here in Normal Heights, we need better jobs close to home. Stephen Whitburn, Congressman Bob Filner, and soon-to-be School Board Member Richard Barrera held a press conference today just a few blocks from my home: "District 3 is an ideal ...

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Whitburn Unveils Economic Development Plan

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Best of all, it's right here in Normal Heights! Stephen Whitburn, along with School Board member presumptive Barrera and Congressman Bob Filner, will present plans for taking advantage of District 3's geographic terrain, proximity to downtown, and existing transportation infrastructure. ...

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Imitation is Flattering

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I use my real name online, so imagine my surprise when someone posting as "Fred_williams" began copy/pasting words in my (almost) name. I am truly flattered. This means someone takes me so seriously, that they would go so far as ...

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Goth Marriage and Gloria

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...in a sinister background, a reddish hand with "Lee Nails Black Extreme" novelty nails grips the limp, pasty Goth-Girl's hand... "Yes on 13! Stop teaching Zombie Marriage to our Children!" Huh? What is this thing in my mailbox? Wait, there's ...

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Linking Lincoln Club to Boling

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April Boling has an accounting business. Unlike most accountants, she specializes in doing the books for conservative Republican political campaigns. She's handled the money for all the downtown special interests too. This double-whammy, taking money for candidates and committees, puts ...

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Gloria's Inglorious Garbage

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At the Reader, VOSD, and other online venues, a poster using the pseudonyms "Stephen Davis of South Park", and "2muchsense", and "district3voter" has copy/pasted inglorious garbage from Todd Gloria's downtown campaign machine. Only a cowardly anonymous poster using multiple IDs ...

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Proposition A

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We certainly need better fire protection in San Diego County. Devastating wild fires are more likely to increase in intensity and damage in our region as a result of climate change and development of rural areas. When you allow developers ...

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Jack hearts Todd

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Jack McGrory was Susan Golding's hand picked City Manager. More than any other individual, Jack McGrory is responsible for putting us into the mess we find ourselves in today. He's the original architect of the pension fraud, the Chargers ticket ...

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CA Ballot Propositions and Normal Heights

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Proposition 1A: While this proposition proposes "safe and reliable" high-speed rail, what it delivers is an expensive bailout to our unsafe and unreliable nationalized train services. Yes, we do need better transportation in California. But this massive outlay during a ...

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Supervisors to Grantville, "F*** You!"

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The Board of Supervisors extended a collective middle finger to the residents and business owners of Grantville today...and no one was surprised. After waiting for over two hours, members of the public spoke against the recent settlement whereby the county ...

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Another Normal Heights Skunk

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Sitting out on the stoop the other night, reading what passes for news in the UT, I sensed something in the bushes. Bright eyes peered out at me. "Ooh. Come 'ere kitty-witty." I said. The smiling shiny eyes emerged from ...

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Following the Money in District 3

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San Diego’s politicians in the last decade have been disappointing, to say the least. They promise to represent our neighborhoods, but soon after arriving downtown get sucked into the “go along to get along” culture. The reason for this is ...

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Why Independents Support Whitburn

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I served in the Navy, and I've worked in IT/Telecoms around the world. San Diego's parks, roads, water, sewer, and public safety have all been cut while we subsidize ugly condos downtown. We have become "Enron by the Sea", with ...

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Disolve CCDC and SEDC

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After all the scandals, and the clear inability of the city to oversee these quasi-private companies, it's time to dissolve the Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC) and Southeastern Economic Development Corporation (SEDC). These two organizations are unaccountable to voters, and ...

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Gloria Signs Coming Down

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What a weekend! After the Voice of San Diego revealed that District 3 Council Candidate Todd Gloria took illegal contributions from disgraced CCDC head Nancy Graham, (http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/election/) and sold his first vote on the council for a union boss endorsement, ...

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Wedding Bells

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Congratulations to CCDC Board Member Jennifer LeSar and lame duck District Three Council Member Toni Atkins. The happy couple, who have been dating for seven years and cohabiting for one year, finally tied the knot in a small private ceremony ...

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