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Everybody thinks it’s way past time for this mayor to get off the crapper and finally weigh in on The Monumental Measures of the Millienium. more

Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

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When news broke last week that the four-year nuclear war between activist attorney Cory Briggs and the Tourism Marketing District over the agency’s funding method was headed for a fizzling conclusion, the reaction from Briggs haters was swi... more

Aug 24, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

It had been a while—four score and seven years ago, perhaps— since Spin Cycle had paid a visit to “The Rock,” the not-so-flattering nickname given the World War II-era box of a headquarters for the San Diego Unified Port District on Pacific... more

Apr 27, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

It took squeaky new Padres skipper Andy Green one game to figure out his honeymoon was over. By contrast, Mayor Kevin Faulconer—764 days into occupying the city’s top political catbird seat—still seems hip deep in champagne toasts on the gh... more

Apr 6, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

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Bruce Lightner, the 67-yearold husband of 43 years to the termed-out San Diego City Council President Sherri Lightner, pulls out a tiny, folded-up sticky note and takes a quick glance at it. No talking about the current council members, the... more

Mar 23, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

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A “spark” is how the Ocean Beach Town Council president and union organizer would explain her surprise announcement two weekends ago at the tail end of a Democratic convention in Escondido. She intends to challenge incumbent Republican Kevi... more

Nov 4, 2015 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

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