Kevin Faulconer


Photo illustration John R. Lamb

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... more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle


Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

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. more

Jul 6, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

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. more

Apr 20, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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. more

Mar 30, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

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... more

Mar 16, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle


Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

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. more

Feb 24, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle


Photo by David Troyan Photography Studios

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... more

Feb 17, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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. more

Feb 10, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

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... more

Mar 11, 2015 12:00 AM News

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 ... more

Mar 6, 2015 12:00 AM News

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