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Amazon Original Programming preparing pilot based on San Diego politics

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CEO Jeff Bezos: "After Gloria axed Filner's entire staff within an hour of seizing power, I turned to my people and said, 'It's like Netflix's House of Cards meets HBO's Game of Thrones.' We greenlit within half an hour."

"As for the title, we thought we should stick with the BLANK of BLANK format that those two series established. We couldn't be more excited. This stuff is writing itself, right in front of us."

Fallen Filner: former mayor to host CNN program alongside Weiner, Spitzer

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"You may enjoy The View, but what you need is The Dangle."

SD on the QT has learned that ex-Mayor Bob Filner is preparing to join disgraced former Governor Eliot Spitzer and disgraced Former Congressman Anthony Weiner as hosts of The Dangle, the new centerpiece of CNN's Late-Night Programming. The show, which ...

Sheriff's Department Spokesman insists communication was impossible with Mt. Helix shooter

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"Robots are for finding bodies, not carrying cell phones."

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/sep/04/52607/ SWAT-bot For half a day, a SWAT team sat outside the home of Mt. Helix shooter Lionel Silva as an allegedly drunken and enraged Silva fired more than 100 rounds into the La Mesa sky before apparently taking his ...

Mt. Helix shooter's son: "Why would my Daddy make me into local TV news fodder?"

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"The abandonment, the abuse of Mom, the drinking - it was all terrible. But this?"

"Michelle Silva is left with the difficult task of explaining to 11-year-old Alex why his father had to die," began an NBC 7 video report on the Mt. Helix SWAT team standoff that ended yesterday with the apparent suicide of ...

Rare opportunity to own in Mt. Helix - act now!

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Fully furnished home, recently fumigated, with a significant place in local history!

Tired of the noise and crime of the city? Here's your chance to buy into the exclusive Mt. Helix lifestyle, amidst the seclusion and tranquility of East County's most sophisticated neighborhood! Call Vulture Realty Group for details, 1-619-RIP-HOME.

Local condiment company drops DeMaio's name from product in wake of allegations

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San Diego Eats CEO: "At this point, would you buy DeMaio Mayo? Just ew."

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/aug/29/52311/ Statement from San Diego Eats CEO Jane Queasy: "Who knows? He may be innocent [regarding claims that he masturbated in a men's room during a City Council meeting]. But we're not Nike [which kept Kobe Bryant on after he ...

City Council approves immediate execution of Brittany Killgore's alleged killers

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Councilwoman Zapf: "It's time for the bleeding to stop and the healing to begin. Well, our healing, anyway."

In a special emergency session, the San Diego City Council today approved the immediate execution of Louis Ray Perez, 46, Dorothy Maraglino, 37, and Jessica Lynn Lopez, 26. The trio are all accused of participating in the kidnap and murder ...

San Marcos-based RealDoll manufacturer donates doll to Filner

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Abyss Creations CEO: "This has to be a very difficult time for the Mayor. We're guessing that now, more than ever, he needs something to grope."

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/aug/29/52298/ "Look," says Abyss Creations CEO Ina Nimate, "nobody is saying that what Mayor Filner did was okay. But the pattern of behavior clearly points to something compulsive. The poor man was at the mercy of his own habits. There's ...

Apple announces plan to relocate to San Diego

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Statement from CEO Tim Cook: "With the removal of Monster Mayor Bob Filner, both the path and the choice are clear: Apple can now grow in San Diego."

It looks like City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf was right. During the Council's meeting on August 23, a meeting which saw Filner announce his resignation from office, Ms. Zapf said, among other things, "I also have a responsibility, a duty, to ...

Carl DeMaio's phallus files sexual harassment lawsuit against Carl DeMaio

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Former Council Member's member: "Carl DeMaio grabbed me and groped me in a public restroom."

The beat goes on... http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/aug/23/51872/

Emperor Elagabobus announces plan to celebrate final week in office with nonstop orgy

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"Provided everything is consensual, absolutely nothing will be off limits. City Hall will be debauched beyond recognition. Come one, come all, starting Monday at 8 a.m."

"On the last day of the month named for the great Emperor Augustus, at five hours past the sun's climax in the sky, I shall light my own funeral pyre and be burned alive," said Emperor Elagabobus, a man said ...

Coming Soon to the San Diego Film Festival: Lynch Mob: the Filner Firestorm

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Filner at resignation speech: "The hysteria that has been created...is the hysteria of a lynch mob. I have faced lynch mobs many times before."

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Sunroad developer announces plan to name 9-foot Centrum Park easement "Filner Alley"

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Statement from Sunroad: "With Filner gone, there shouldn't be any more trouble about our dealings with the city on this really very minor matter of taking a teeny tiny slice of public parkland and mixing in a little private interest. ...

Ghost of Richard Nixon holds press conference: "You won't have Bob Filner to kick around any more."

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"For 12 weeks, ever since the Frye announcement, you've had a lot of fun. You've had a lot of fun. You've had an opportunity to attack Bob and I think he's given as good as he's taken. He leaves you ...

Remarkably relaxed and happy officers report on Lemon Grove strip club raid

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Police psychiatrist report chalks "oddly cheerful" demeanor of investigation's point men up to "post-stress euphoria."

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/aug/23/51852/ Police photo taken during sting operation. Last night, the cops raided Little Darlings Adult Cabaret in Lemon Grove, making three arrests and promising many more, "probably after the club's Police Appreciation Month winds up at the end of September," ...

EXCLUSIVE! Interview with Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer A. Source

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Man who took picture of Bob Filner's Press Secretary Lena Lewis sipping from schlong straw tells the story behind historic photo.

By now, we all know the story: A. Source was attending the Las Vegas bachelorette party for Lena Lewis, Press Secretary for San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, a man accused of inappropriate sexual conduct by no less than 3,458 women. ...

North Park residents propose alternate design for contested Jack in the Box remodel

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"Jack in the Basement" would take drive-through traffic through underground structure, keep remodel "more in tune with neighborhood ethos."

CORNER OF URBAN AUTHENTICITY AND GENTRIFICATION, NORTH PARK - "I'll admit it," says North Park resident/activist/resident activist Kyle Buchanan, "there are times, usually late at night and after I've had a few too many artisanal cocktails at Urban Solace, when ...

LEAKED: SDGE draft for first "SDGE-Man" comic

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Utility company plans to win hearts and minds (and dollars) with friendly superhero mascot

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A conversation between Mayor Feelner and his latest accuser, a great-grandmother

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Don't ask how we got the transcript. At least now we know where that $11,000 went.

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SDG&E Debuts "SDG&E Man" in effort to improve public image

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Utility company seeks to ease outrage over San Onofre debacle, rate increases

"Really," says spokesman, "it's just a matter of shifting perspective. We perform a heroic service for the people of San Diego. They just need help seeing that." http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/aug/14/51339/ http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/aug/14/51340/ http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/aug/14/51343/

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