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From the cheap seats, it appeared San Diego City Councilmember Scott Sherman had saved some Fourth of July fireworks for last week’s Audit Committee meeting. Read more

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The recent war of digitized words between San Diego mayoral contenders Todd Gloria and Barbara Bry over housing philosophies was many things to behold, but elucidating it wasn’t. Read more

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But are we not all Eggburts? Don’t we all dream of flying first class gratis? Aren’t some of today’s woes tempered by a good chomp on a proverbial carrot? Read more

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As far as Cory Briggs is concerned, it’s mission accomplished when it comes to the 2020 San Diego mayoral race. Read more

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Carl DeMaio is not a Game of Thrones fan. Read more

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Perhaps Tony Krvaric should consider posting a Craigslist ad. Read more

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To put it more simply, Mayor Kevin Faulconer sees the clock ticking down on his mad search for a legacy other than Hepatitis A, the Bolts bolting and potholes the size of moon craters. Read more

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When it comes to the elusive search for an affordable housing formula that everyone can embrace, San Diego’s penchant for fits and starts is legendary. Read more

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U.S. Army Reserve Col. Elliot Schroeder recalled shouldering the blame for directing a convoy into a deadly 2003 ambush by Iraqi forces. Read more

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San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott may have learned something important this week: Standing in the sun under an open-government magnifying glass can leave serious burn marks on a political legacy. Read more

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David Silverman, the local director of operations for DecoBike, said the unregulated explosion of competition has definitely had an impact. Read more

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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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