Photo by Andy Nystrom / Flickr

On the way into the State of the City this past Thursday, I made a $5 bet with a friend and local tourism official on whether or not Mayor Faulconer would mention the Chargers at all. more

Jan 18, 2017 11:17 AM From the Editor


Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

Everybody thinks it’s way past time for this mayor to get off the crapper and finally weigh in on The Monumental Measures of the Millienium. more

Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016, also known as Proposition 57, is California’s latest effort to reduce state prison overcrowding. more

Aug 24, 2016 12:00 AM News


Photo from Wiki Commons

The San Diego Democratic Party has got to be—and should be—kicking itself in the ass for not getting off said duff earlier to mount a strong mayoral campaign against incumbent Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor


Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

If San Diego wants weird, let’s go for it. Send Faulconer to a presidential general, where he’s never gone before. Get the city council to settle the tourist-tax conundrum, with or without him. Maybe real words will replace happy talk. more

May 25, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

Last month, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s re-election campaign guru took to the digital airwaves to proclaim the importance of incumbents defending their record against challengers in public debates. more

Apr 20, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle


Photo by Chris Stone

No debating it. To deny the frontrunner a primary victory, his opponents may have to join forces. No, that’s not a reference to the #NeverTrump campaign. Call it #StopFaulconer. more

Mar 9, 2016 12:00 AM News

Only two short months ago, Mayor Kevin Faulconer proudly hopped aboard the Marco Rubio train to the White House, becoming one of seven co-chairs for the Florida senator’s presidential campaign in California leading up to the June primary. more

Mar 9, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

In the 1982 movie My Favorite Year, the late Peter O’Toole— portraying the frequently soused, swashbuckling matinee idol Allan Swann—confides to an admirer, “Dying is easy, comedy is hard.” more

Mar 2, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

In one formidable corner: Mayor Kevin Faulconer, County Supervisor Ron Roberts and the hoteliers who want a contiguous, bayfront convention center expansion. And in the other corner: San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos and JMI Realty (unde... more

Mar 2, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor


Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

A local congressman blows e-cigarette smoke into a colleague’s face during a hearing. Mayor Kevin Faulconer waves the white flag when his administration is called out for banning the term “Founding Fathers” from official city correspondence... more

Feb 17, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle


Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

Jan 20, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

Some members of the media received complimentary bottles of local craft beer from Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s office last week. On the bottle, as displayed on social media, the mayor’s PR minions had affixed a sticker with drinking-game instruc... more

Jan 13, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

Retired Daily Show host Jon Stewart’s recent return to the limelight in hopes of shaming Congress into extending healthcare benefits for 9/11 first responders hit home with former San Diego City Councilmember Ed Harris. more

Dec 16, 2015 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

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. more

Nov 18, 2015 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

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 a ribbon-cutting ceremony rather than the politica... more

Oct 14, 2015 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

Poker analogies have been and continue to be appropriate in assessing the high-stakes game being played by the city of San Diego and the Chargers over new stadium siting and funding. more

Jul 22, 2015 12:00 AM From the Editor

Gridiron ad