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Ken Stone

Hillary Clinton is a lock to win California in the June 7 presidential primary, polls and pundits suggest. Jess Durfee, former San Diego County Democratic Party chairman, said last week: “I would say that if the trends are going the way the... more

Apr 27, 2016 12:00 AM News

Pity the poor local pol. With no popular incumbent president in 2016, whose coattails do you cling to? And all five White House hopefuls left in the running have some type of baggage or image issue that others running for elected office are... more

Mar 23, 2016 12:00 AM News

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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

A story is circulating that Ricardo Flores, chief of staff to retiring City Councilmember Marti Emerald and the hand-picked successor in District 9, is the payoff in a deal with Latino leaders that had Emerald serving just one term in this ... more

Feb 24, 2016 12:00 AM News

In the District 7 race for San Diego City Council, incumbent Scott Sherman has raised four times as much money as his two Democratic rivals combined. more

Feb 17, 2016 12:00 AM News

Mark Kersey attended Northwestern University in the 1990s along with future Late Night host Seth Meyers. Kersey is no TV funnyman but did win his seat on the San Diego City Council in a laugher. The video-tech researcher ran unopposed in 20... more

Feb 10, 2016 12:00 AM News

Chris Ward came out at age 21 to his Phi Kappa Psi brothers at Johns Hopkins University. Now 39, he’s aiming to become the fourth member of San Diego’s LGBT fraternity to represent District 3 on the city council. more

Feb 3, 2016 12:00 AM News

Is it local media, which depicts the District 1 race for San Diego City Council as pivotal—a battle for one political party to hold a 5-4 majority? Or do you believe the two candidates are really “independent” and “nonpartisan?” One is a De... more

Jan 27, 2016 12:00 AM News

Ranging in age from 37 to 47, the Fab Five aren’t what you would expect of bidders for a button-down nonpartisan job—the top legal adviser in City Hall and prosecutor of misdemeanors. And note: A sex-harassment case is spicing things up in ... more

Jan 20, 2016 12:00 AM News

President Eisenhower came and went too soon. His 1950s campaign slogan would have been perfect for Facebook: "I Like Ike." more

Dec 22, 2015 12:00 AM News

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