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Dick Murphy

Just because you're not nerd enough to have heard of it doesn't make the arrival of the Clarion Science Fiction Writers Workshop at UCSD any less a big deal. The 40-year-old summer writing course has produced such sci-fi luminaries as Bruce... more

Jan 10, 2007 12:00 AM News

The San Diego City Council did the right thing this week by voting to hold a special mayoral election instead of appointing a successor to Dick Murphy who would then be on the job for a year and a half.  more

May 4, 2005 12:00 AM News & Opinion

With San Diego's future seeming darker with each passing week, it's been clear to many observers for several months now that Mayor Dick Murphy had a decision to make. more

Apr 27, 2005 12:00 AM News

Should we go back to your famous 10 goals, a silly list that is but a distant memory by now? Are you still slapping your own back because the downtown ballpark was built during your tenure? more

Apr 20, 2005 12:00 AM News & Opinion

"I would suggest that the best way you could thank us is to aggressively tackle the very significant challenges inherent in our report." That sentence was culled from a letter written by Richard Vortmann, a member of Mayor Dick Murphy's Blu... more

Mar 9, 2005 12:00 AM News

Have you noticed that the response of Mayor Dick Murphy and several members of the San Diego City Council to City Attorney Mike Aguirre's latest allegations of fraud and corruption has focused largely on the messenger—but not the message? more

Feb 16, 2005 12:00 AM News & Opinion

That Mayor Dick Murphy and members of the San Diego City Council voted to approve bond documents containing misleading information about the city's finances is not exactly news. more

Feb 16, 2005 12:00 AM News

When CityBeat arrived in town in August 2002, the mayor impressed us as an affable guy. He made it through our first 15 issues with scant critique more

Oct 27, 2004 12:00 AM News

From the Does-the-Punishment-Fit-the Crime file comes news of Vista resident Hasan Saddiq Faseh Alddin's arrest last Thursday. more

Jun 2, 2004 12:00 AM News & Opinion

Seeing Mayor Dick "Deltoid" Murphy sprinting is about as disorienting as watching him throw a baseball like it's a feather, which is how his inaugural pitch at Petco Park two weeks ago appeared to go. Even he admitted that the first toss ... more

Apr 21, 2004 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

No, Mayor 10Goals Murphy wasn't talking about his plans to run again as San Diego's top political punching bag. He did that last Friday, with family in tow, before a bank of cameras and reporters near the rising skeleton that will soon be P... more

Mar 19, 2003 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

Long-time local political insider Mike Madigan may be overseeing work around the ballpark district in East Village, but it will be from the perch of his new condo and not in any official capacity for the city. more

Oct 23, 2002 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

City should show fortitude in dealing with Chargers more

Sep 4, 2002 12:00 AM News & Opinion