Saturday, August 13, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

SDNR: Congressman Bob Filner: 'People have to be involved in the issues that affect them'

Read the interview here.

SDUT: MoveOn protests at congressional offices

“It's time we stand up to the very rich and large corporations, take our country back from them, re-establish our democracy -- all the while demanding jobs for our country, and not more cut-backs to the safety net,” Frank Gormlie, local council coordinator for MoveOn.org, said in an email.

Read the story here.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

VOSD: New District Will Not Be Disenfranchised, City Attorney Says

Young's opinion has been reversed. Read the story here.

KPBS: Southern California Grocery Workers Plan Another Strike Vote

"Some of the things that they proposed, if they were willing to put the money up for those proposals, would definitely be a step in the right direction," said Kasparian. "And we'd certainly be interested in that. But again the money has to go with the proposals."

Read the story here.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

SD CityBeat: County approves retroactive funding for Christian camp improvements

David Blair-Loy, legal director for the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, says the county’s decision to approve the funding violates the separation of church and state as articulated in the California Constitution.

Read the story here.

Lorena Gonzalez's home was attacked last night

Petty acts of vandalism against political targets screams cowardice about the perpetrators. Such acts, unfortunately, are not uncommon as they should be they too often succeed in silencing their target.

This is not the case today. The attack on the Gonzalez household was wrong on so many levels. Attempting to intimidate an entire family for political reasons should be condemned by anyone who believes in honest debate in a civilized society.

And this incident will not silence her voice. It will only make it stronger.

The atmosphere surrounding Lorena has heated up considerably thanks to SD Republican Party Secretary (and private investigator) Derrick Roach attempting to post her IRS information on SD Rostra and blogging that she is living a life of luxury at the expense of the workers she represents.

It is a weak and utterly invalid argument. What is not in dispute is this cycle of personal intimidation that the SD Republican Party has engaged in attempting to destroy the political debate towards anything constructive. The stalking of Carlos Marquez and attacks on Midori Wong were vile and pointless in that the goal of restarting redistricting never happened and the public tide turned against the SD Republican Party especially at City Hall.

If the SD Republican Party Central Committee ever got their heads straight, they would do something about their “leadership” which fosters an environment of hatred and makes such events like last night possible.

The attack on the Gonzalez home last night was wrong wrong wrong and such acts should never, ever, be tolerated.

Monday, August 8, 2011

SDUT: Redevelopment money bypassing capitol

So all that money’s going to Sacramento then, right?

Well, no.

The state isn’t actually “taking money” from local officials.

Read the story here.

VOSD: Confusion Grows Over 9th District Representation

Esterbrooks said Young's office has spoken with Kwiatkowski to understand the spirit and intent of the City Charter. But she said Young would go forward with the plan he outlined Thursday, based on a literal interpretation of the charter's language.

Read the story here.

VOSD: Fletcher Accepts $ Into 'Closed' Account

Bob Stern, president of the Los Angeles-based Center for Governmental Studies watchdog group, said Fletcher's spending should concern the city's Ethics Commission, which enforces campaign finances rules.

"If I were at the Ethics Commission, I would be raising some questions," Stern said.

Read the story here.

SDUT: Mayor not out to shut down medical marijuana shops

Read the story here.