Nov. 25 2015
At the end of a freewheeling, 90-minute conversation last week with Francine Busby, Spin Cycle urged the chairwoman of the county’s Democratic Party to “keep swinging.”
Nov. 18 2015
Some cans are a lot heavier than others,” San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said back in September when he joined a city waste pickup crew for an early-morning photo op
Nov. 11 2015
By the day, Spin Cycle is gaining more appreciation for the work of attorneys in our midst. Where else can a weekly columnist of twisted mind unearth such rare earthy samples of literary gold in a town...
Nov. 4 2015
A “spark” is how the Ocean Beach Town Council president and union organizer would explain her surprise announcement two weekends ago at the tail end of a Democratic convention in Escondido....
Oct. 28 2015
Early last week, Mayor Kevin Faulconer was probably gleefully gazing out his 11th-floor window, envisioning an easy glide into a second term come next June and—by golly, why not!—a shot at...
Oct. 14 2015
Say this about Mayor Kevin Faulconer—he won’t let a little heat keep him from his intended rounds. On Friday, however, that meant enduring near-record temperatures along Pacific Highway for...
Sept. 30 2015
The old walls of George Mullen's Market Street workspace—dubbed StudioRevolution—are filled with paintings (nudes and landscapes, interspersed with his “City of Life” renderings)...
Sept. 16 2015
"We need to stop with the happy talk and actually deal with what's going on.” Those words demonstrate that Gregory Thomas Morales is not your prototypical political candidate in the making
Sept. 2 2015
A couple months ago, Block had a stock line when asked about rumors that termed-out state Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins was considering a challenge to his re-election plans
Aug. 19 2015
The dark-suited Boys of Summer had gathered again, this time at a vacant lot perched above Mission Valley next to a pair of thick binders that appeared to be sprouting from the weedy soil
Aug. 5 2015
You have to hand it to Mayor Kevin "All Smiles" Faulconer. He could be standing on a freeway with a hornblasting 18-wheeler bearing down on him, and you'd still expect him to beam while proclaiming, "Isn't...
July 22 2015
He is a mayor who is all smiles publicly. But the latest City Hall fracas facing Kevin Faulconer likely has evoked a private frowny face or two
July 8 2015
Hey everybody! How's that for an entrance? Beats the leotard off last year's zip-line arrival, eh? Yeah, that harness left a few marks, if you know what I mean. Plus I had to share the spotlight with then-City...
June 23 2015
It's become clear that local political leaders have hit a wall in their dealings with the San Diego Chargers on a new stadium.
June 10 2015
On Monday, as this city hurtles toward another election cycle in 2016, Mayor Kevin Faulconer laid out a game plan that would have city voters weigh in on a still-to-be-negotiated stadium plan for the San...
May 27 2015
A local sports-radio commentator recently asked-rhetorically-when Mayor Kevin Faulconer planned to put on his "big-boy pants" in the fight to keep the San Diego Chargers from leaving town
May 13 2015
Public officials who claim to be "shocked" at anything these days should come equipped with a large grain of salt. The most recent example? Last week's City Council review of next year's proposed budget...
April 29 2015
Establishing shot: A picture-postcard day in the cultural heart of the city, Balboa Park. (Take that, Rob Quigley!) The new "living room," to be precise, in the ever-evolving Plaza de Panama
April 15 2015
When termed-out San Diego Councilmember Todd Gloria announced his decision last week to seek the seat of outgoing state Assemblymember Toni Atkins, rather than wage battle to be San Diego's mayor, you...
April 1 2015
In every political drama, there comes the shark-jumping moment. In the escalating Charger's stadium war of words, the media battleship U-T San Diego may have produced it last weekend with an...


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