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When word emerged that the plug would be pulled on an effort seeking private developers interested in leasing and revitalizing Inspiration Point’s 25.5 acres of dedicated parkland, opponents of park commercialization were ecstatic. Read more

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Last week’s meeting of the San Diego City Council’s audit committee was truly a sight to behold. Read more

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So, the Cheese-Puff-in-Chief likes San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. And why not? They’re both Republicans, sport chemically altered blonde hairstyles, and have uncertain political futures. Read more

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At City Hall, December is inauguration month, when all the bright newly elected faces converge with the grizzled re-electeds to make bold, inspiring oratory with a stocking full of promises that very few believe will be fulfilled. (Side not... Read more

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Ladies and germs, we’ve jumped forward to the past, to a land once thought abandoned after the previous mayor, otherwise odoriferous, did one thing right and rid the Plaza de Panama of parking. Read more

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Homelessness has become white noise. It’s like when you live under the flight path near Lindbergh Field. The extreme sound of a descending jet engine is obnoxious, not unlike being front row at Coachella with Axl Rose on stage. Read more

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The scheduling requests to meet with state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez have grown considerably since her recent appointment as head of the Assembly’s mega-powerful Appropriations Committee. Read more

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Interesting six-degrees-of-separation factoid about late-entry San Diego mayoral candidate Ed Harris and his Oscar-nominated namesake: Harris, the actor, portrayed Virgil “Bud” Brigman in the James Cameron-directed 1989 underwater sci-fi ep... Read more

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Spin Cycle recently sought refuge from the political chicanery of our time by soaking in the regular humanity that converges daily in Balboa Park’s Plaza de Panama. Read more

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During her time as a public servant, Black was a vocal proponent of housing and services for the homeless. In 2000, as president of the Downtown San Diego Partnership she served on an Ad Hoc Committee of dozens of civic leaders who came tog... Read more

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As folks filed out of the first “friend-raiser” on Saturday in support of her uphill battle to unseat incumbent San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, former state Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña paused momentarily from shaking grateful hands. Read more

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Flanked by regional labor leaders, Gonzalez told a small crowd that her bill, AB 504, would require the San Diego City Council to approve land-use decisions made by Civic San Diego—the city-funded nonprofit created after Gov. Jerry Brown en... Read more

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The city-funded nonprofit Civic San Diego plans, permits and approves land development Downtown. While the mayor and City Council appoint the agency's board members, elected officials have virtually no oversight when it comes to day-to-day ... Read more

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