vargas

The headline for this blog post is a direct copy of one that topped voiceofsandiego.org writer Liam Dillon's piece examining how Rep. Bob Filner continues to attend fundraisers for his Congressional campaign even though he's running for mayor of San Diego. 

One day after Filner announced his candidacy, California State Sen. Juan Vargas filed his intention to run for Filner's seat (such as it is after redistricting) in 2012. And yet, according to a disclosure filed with the California Secretary of State, Vargas is still collecting money for his Senate campaign.

On Friday, June 24, Vargas reported that he received:

$7,800 from the California State Council of Service Employees (aka, the labor union SEIU)

$6,300 from the California Association of Highway Patrolmen

It's probably worth noting, however, that unlike Filner, Vargas has quite a bit of campaign debt—as of his last report, more than half a mil.


Calendar

  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
See all events on Thursday, Apr 28