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Well, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer can’t say he didn’t ask for it. Read more

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When the news broke last week that Republican-lite state Assemblymember and former San Diego City Council member Brian Maienschein had jumped ship and joined the Democratic Party, the rumor mill lit up like a flare shot into the night sky. Read more

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Now faced with a City Council vowing bold progress in his last two years, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer seems intent on finding that last glimmering civic bauble that will cement his legacy as a can-doer Read more

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So what’s it gonna be, Kevin Faulconer? More of the same flacked-up fizzle that highlighted your first four years as mayor? Or maybe, just maybe, here’s a thought: Do the opposite. Read more

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So, your stocks took it in the shorts and you’re not-so-hot on the cranky orange guy tweeting from the White House. Cheer up, holidaysters! It’s time to torque some tunes and kick 2018 to the curb… Read more

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San Diego’s political universe, poised for a tectonic shift to the left, will have to do so without the keen eyes of two of its most astute and well-regarded watchdogs. And Spin is not happy about it. Read more

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Compared to other initiatives and political battles on the Nov. 6 ballot, Measure L received relatively scant media coverage, most notably from the mainstream Union-Tribune. Read more

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If you’ve followed the region’s spotty progress in addressing homelessness, Michael McConnell is likely a familiar name. Read more

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Political campaigns rarely deliver candy to the trick-or-treat bags of a yearning electorate. We’d be lucky if we get a bruised apple, a box of raisins or some other wrinkly dried fruit more suitable for a lunch box. Read more

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Give credit to pension-hating former San Diego City Councilmember and current right-wing radio-talking head Carl DeMaio—the guy is relentless in his belief that what he says is the gospel and those who disagree are sycophantic, inferior-brained idiot Read more

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San Diego City Council members last week got a heaping earful from beach and downtown residents who’ve had enough of the ride-sharing electric scooter craze. Whether the city can come up with a solution is anybody’s guess. Read more

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Hey, it’s early. No need to panic. That’s the upshot from local Republican stalwarts Spin spoke to this past week. Read more

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Duncan Hunter Jr. has joined a pantheon of former San Diego dignitaries who have found themselves facing that word every politician hopes to avoid: indictment. Read more

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Just how pissed is Mayor Kevin Faulconer at four San Diego City Council Democrats who, last week, rejected his last-ditch rescue attempt of a November ballot measure to expand the convention center? Read more

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When Mayor Kevin Faulconer stepped before reporters last week to spank the city’s Public Utilities Department for a rash of water bill complaints, he had City Auditor Eduardo Luna by his side. Read more

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Local Republican leaders froth at the mouth at the thought of a Fletcher victory come November. Read more

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Every couple of years, a citizens committee known as the Salary Setting Commission calls forth from the mountaintop its recommendations to hike the salaries of San Diego’s mayor and councilmembers. Read more

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If there’s one thing that’ll raise the hackles of the San Diego City Council, it’s being kept in the dark. Read more

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Former councilmember Donna Frye hasn’t sat at the dais for more than seven years, but she still finds ways to push the buttons of city leaders. Read more

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Less than two weeks out from the June 5 primary election, and we know what that means: Time for desperate measures from desperate candidates. Read more

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