July 3 2012 12:00 AM

Four tries since last November fall short of required signatures

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Jim Holman handing out pamphlets at Planned Parenthood's Bankers Hill location in 2009
Courtesy: Planned Parenthood
Late last year, it appeared as if San Diego Reader editor Jim Holman was gearing up to put another parental-notification measure on the ballot. Since 2005, he's put up more than $5 million in loans and direct contributions to support Prop. 73 (2005), Prop. 85 (2006) and Prop. 4 (2008), all of which failed. The measures sought to amend the state Constitution, which currently guarantees women privacy in matters concerning reproductive rights, to require physicians to notify the parent or guardian of a minor female before performing an abortion.  ---

In documents filed last November with the California Secretary of State's office, Holman's listed as as "V.P. for Development" and the Reader's Little Italy offices as the mailing address for the fundraising committee "Californians for Parental Rights." That month, the committee started circulating two similar petitions (one version required a 48-hour waiting period between notification and when the abortion can be performed; the other version didn't) and had until April 30 to gather 807,615 signatures. Both of those petitions failed to qualify. On June 22, the Secretary of State's office announced that two more petitions that entered circulation in January also failed to qualify. 

Californian's for Parental Rights, meanwhile, raised $213,050, most of it coming from wine mogul Don Sebastiani and Catholic book publisher Ignatius Press. Between January and March of this year, the group spent $66,695.86 on campaign literature, legal and consulting services and petition circulation. Unlike with past campaigns, none of the money came from Holman. 

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
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