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November, 2004  to April, 2009

  # Date 2009 - First Quarter
2009 - First Quarter 721 March 27, 2009 Socialism for city workers - busted capitalism for the rest of us.
2008 - Fourth Quarter 720 March 26, 2009 San Diego really is a police state.
2008 - Third Quarter 719 March 20, 2009 Understanding the growing Pension Deficit.
2008 - Second Quarter 718 March 19, 2009 The Mayor diverts even more money to the Zoo. Why?
2008 - First Quarter 717 March 16, 2009 DeMaio is the lone wolf for City efficiency before fee increases.
2007 - Fourth Quarter 716 March 12, 2009 San Diego City Council and the People's Business
2007 - Third Quarter 715 March 4, 2009 Our Lady of Peace loses, but will sue for religious discrimination.
2007 - Second Quarter 714 February 28, 2009 Goldsmith makes Sanders an errand boy for the Council.
2007 - First Quarter 713 February 25, 2009 Actuary warns: $100 million pension increase next year.
2006 - Fourth Quarter 712 February 18, 2009 The City and Hillel lose their court battle with the citizens.
2006 - Third Quarter 711 February 13, 2009 Jan Goldsmith seems to be trying. Let's give him a chance.
2006 - Second Quarter 710 February 12, 2009 Church, state and land use - Our Lady of Peace Academy.
2006 - First Quarter 709 February 11, 2009 Are we totally losing it here in San Diego? - "Destination Lindberg"?
2005 - Fourth Quarter 708 February 7, 2009 The 2009 Budget: you are not getting the whole story.
2005 - Third Quarter 707 February 4, 2009 Water, sewage and politics - 2010 elections already in play.
2005 - Second Quarter 706 February 3, 2009 Pension Obligation Bonds vs. Clean Water Bonds.
2005 - First Quarter 705 January 31, 2009 Is the Mayor complicit in this labor negotiation tactic?
2004 - Fourth Quarter 704 January 30, 2009 What a farce! Today's "public" budget hearings.....
  703 January 28, 2009 The right not to associate - union shop vs. merit shop.
  702 January 27, 2009 Is SDG&E genuine about the Sunrise Power Link?
  701 January 25, 2009 Aguirre's new gig: bank bankruptcies.
  700 January 23, 2009 How about combining a new Convention Center with a new Stadium?
  699 January 22, 2009 Redevelopment is the City's "slush fund". 
  698 January 21, 2009 CCDC is Downtown's "slush fund".
  697 January 21, 2009 Open government Obama-style vs. "Staff" government in San Diego.
  696 January 20, 2009 "There's No One as Irish as Barack O'Bama"
  695 January 17, 2009 Ben Hueso's gift to the Developers/Unions: Barrio Logan.
  694 January 14, 2009 The School District's Project Labor Agreement.
  693 January 12, 2009 Community Planning Group Indemnification is tricky business.
  692 January 10, 2009 My analysis of the current City Council.
  691 January 7, 2009 Mayor Sanders has a new "Redevelopment" problem.
       
top^ # Date 2008 - Fourth Quarter
  690 December 18, 2008 Bush's Holiday Pardon for Turkeys.
  689 December 17, 2008 The pending privatization of Balboa Park
  688 December 16, 2008 City Council confirms Committee Appointments for 2009
  687 December 15, 2008 The “behind the scenes" work of Council begins
  686 December 15, 2008 Is Ben Hueso the next Fabian Núñez? 
  685 December 14, 2008 The Office of City Attorney is a highly political Office
  684 December 12, 2008 City's Density Bonus Law thrown out by Judge Quinn
  683 December 9, 2008 We must hang on tight to our City lands and other City assets
  682 December 6, 2008 Why Sanders should back Donna Frye for Council President
  681 December 5, 2008 Aguirre does the right thing in the end  Hillel sent back
  680 December 3, 2008 Aguirre has one last chance to redeem his legacy
  679 December 2, 2008 The law prevails - City Attorney agrees with Frye on Hillel
  678 December 2, 2008 Politics is a dirty business  Just ask Peters, Aguirre and Heumann
  677 December 1, 2008 Sanders is deliberately creating deferred maintenance
  676 December 1, 2008 Will Ann Smith be the real City Attorney? 
  675 November 27, 2008 Scott Peters' last act of infamy as a City Councilor. 
  674 November 25, 2008 Is DeMaio setting himself up as the Mayor's hatchet man?
  673 November 22, 2008 Are the library closings really secret land deals?
  672 November 21, 2008 The pension party is over - now comes the "rush to the door". 
  671 November 20, 2008 Is Bankruptcy an option for San Diego?
  670 November 15, 2008 Expel the Lobbyists from City Hall as Obama is doing in Washington.
  669 November 14, 2008 Marti Emerald extends her winning lead in Council District 7.
  668 November 14, 2008 How about some "pro-citizen" government - for a change?
  667 November 13, 2008 It must have been tough on the Mayor to make these cuts.
  666 November 9, 2008 San Diego's axis of greed - developers and unions.
  665 November 6, 2008 The Council Presidency is their first big decision.
  664 October 30, 2008 Is the Ethics Commission part of the "insider" game?
  663 October 28, 2008 The new exciting world of politics and its young practitioners.
  662 October 27, 2008 It may be too late for San Diego, but it is not too late for Coronado. 
  661 October 21, 2008 Can revenue from predicted assessed property increases bail out San Diego Schools' and San Diego City's deficit spending?
  660 October 13, 2008 Why is the Girl Scouts organization actively promoting the School District's $2.1 billion Bond measure? 
       
top^ # Date 2008 - Third Quarter
  659 September 27, 2008 The Navy's strategic use of civilians? 
  658 September 18, 2008 The financial meltdown and San Diego. 
  657 September 16, 2008 Stephen Whitburn demonstrates his independence from both unions and developers. 
  656 September 15, 2008 Next giant rip-off - "Agency-Employee" Redevelopment Agency. 
  655 September 6, 2008 Listen to the Nancy Graham tapes. 
  654 September 4, 2008 Proposition S is a Second Mortgage on all our homes.
  653 August 31, 2008 CCDC Director Kilkenny knew all about Nancy Graham. 
  652 August 23, 2008 What did CCDC board members know and when did they know it? 
  651 August 12, 2008 The Related Group may have brought Nancy Graham to San Diego. not the other way around?
  650 August 9, 2008 The San Diego taxpayers are paying twice for schools. 
  649 August 8, 2008 The Redevelopment Agency is stealing from the schools.
  648 August 5, 2008 Does our Auditor have to seek Sanders' permission on everything.
  647 August 4, 2008 Private water desalination vs. Public water reclamation. 
  646 August 3, 2008 Goldsmith's two Democratic endorsees are actually lobbyist for Republican-controlled projects.
  645 July 29, 2008 Kettle calling the pot black. The Mayor's office wrote the checks. 
  644 July 25, 2008 San Diego's own "Beverly Hillbillies". 
  643 July 24, 2008 San Diego's own "Pirates of the Caribbean".
  642 July 21, 2008 We the voters? 
  641 July 17, 2008 More to SEDC scandal than Carolyn Smith's bonus. 
  640 July 11, 2008 Aguirre's new campaign manager. 
  639 July 11, 2008 A further SEDC question for Mayor Sanders.
  638 July 9, 2008 The real political battle is: city services vs. city pensions.
       
top^ # Date 2008 - Second Quarter
  637 June 25, 2008 Kittle's irrational hatred of Aguirre has got to stop. 
  636 June 24, 2008 The Francis team unwinds after the election. 
  635 June 22, 2008 Is there corruption in the Grant Thornton contract? 
  634 June 19, 2008 No need for political parties in San Diego any more. It's now Ben & Jerry's Flavor "Imagine Whirled Peace",
  633 June 16, 2008 City Attorney Mike Aguirre will appeal Blackwater. 
  632 June 16, 2008 Sanders' "critical priorities" are developers. 
  631 June 11, 2008 Progressive San Diego holds "Election Reflection" forum. 
  630 June 9, 2008 Donna Frye is hedging her bets. 
  629 June 4, 2008 City Attorney race - the result. 
  628 June 4, 2008 Mayoral race - the result. 
  627 June 3, 2008 Mayoral race latest poll. 
  626 June 2, 2008 Today's Grand Jury Report on CCDC puts Sanders $5 million "contribution" in perspective. 
  625 May 31, 2008 The absentee vote count will herald citywide results early. 
  624 May 30, 2008 State rights, city rights, citizen rights are what a U.S. court says they are. Blackwater's financial interests prevail
  623 May 30, 2008 A Mayor-appointed City Auditor would close the doors of City Hall to the people, further alienating them. 
  622 May 29, 2008 Was Backwater one "ministerial" permit too many? 
  621 May 27, 2008 Did Blackwater buy their "vocational school" permit? 
  620 May 26, 2008 The Mayoral Race. 
  619 May 26, 2008 The City Attorney's Race. 
  618 May 23, 2008 The art of lying took a new twist last night - Sanders threw MacSweeney under the bus.
  617 May 21, 2008 The Sunroad Timeline. 
  616 May 20, 2008 We are perilously close to being a police state. 
  615 May 18, 2008 The U-T endorses the "Big Lie" - pension amortization.
  614 May 15, 2008 The City Council must resolve the impasse - no escape. 
  613 May 16, 2008 Jerry Sanders, the banker, goes to Wall Street. 
  612 May 14, 2008 Will the unions move in for the kill, now that they have weakened Mayor Sanders? 
  611 May 12, 2008 Will it be business as usual at City Council today? 
  610 May 11, 2008 San Diego politics is not for the faint hearted. 
  609 May 7, 2008 Breaking down the mayoral vote - a glimpse of June 3rd. 
  608 May 6, 2008 The truth about City employees - there are more, not less. 
  607 May 3, 2008 Sanders' ship of state is on "a sea of troubles". 
  606 April 29, 2008 Mayor Sanders is risking public money for an aide. 
  605 April 29, 2008 The Mayor is not out of the wood on the "missing email". 
  604 April 27, 2008 Sanders' fox and the City's fragile financial chickens. 
  603 April 23, 2008 More foul language from this Mayor. 
  602 April 18, 2008 Aguirre introduces Goldsmith to the Debt Limit Law. 
  601 April 19, 2008 The missing email. Sanders has a decision to make. 
  600 April 16, 2008 The weekly feed at the public trough: my report. 
  599 April 10, 2008 Are pension benefits pension benefits? Dumb question. 
  598 April 9, 2008 Jerry Sanders is Dick Murphy II. 
  597 April 7, 2008 A clear message from the SEC. 
  596 April 3, 2008 Kensington residents show the way. 
       
top^ # Date 2008 - First Quarter
  595 March 28, 2008 The Friends of Jerry Sanders got a $1 million windfall. 
  594 March 13, 2008 Union-Tribune: prime-time lies, buried retraction. 
  593 March 5, 2008 A look at Jerry Sanders new "Pension Plan" - Watch your wallets. 
  592 February 28, 2008 The truth is out: Peters lied. 
  591 February 27, 2008 Who will Wall Street listen to - Sanders or Francis? 
  590 February 23, 2008 Should the Mayor appoint the City Auditor? 
  589 February 19, 2008 The truth about that August 2005 closed Council session. 
  588 February 18, 2008 Peters will represent the unions if elected City Attorney. 
  587 February 15, 2008 San Diego is fast becoming a police state. 
  586 February 8, 2008 How "Public" is our "Public" TV station, KPBS? 
  585 February 6, 2008 An ongoing battle about who appoints the Internal Auditor.
  584 February 4, 2008 Steve Francis speaks before City Council on Mayoral veto.
  583 February 4, 2008 The Strong Mayor and Labor negotiations. 
  582 February 1, 2008 Hiding pension data may prevent access to markets. 
  573 January 25, 2008 I am now a Franciscan - a Steve Franciscan that is. 
  574 January 25, 2008 Marti Emerald: herald of change. Here comes the Troubleshooter. 
  575 January 22, 2008 An Independent City Actuary is anathema to Scott Peters. 
  576 January 20, 2008 Resolving our wildlands-urban interface problem together. 
  577 January 19, 2008 Donna Frye discloses her ambitions at Whitburn fundraiser. 
  578 January 17, 2008 Close encounters of the scary kind. 
  579 January 13, 2008 High Noon - Monday at 6:00 PM - City Hall.  
  580 January 9, 2008 Democracy San Diego style. 
  581 January 6, 2008 Why we must have an elected City Auditor. 
       
top^ # Date 2007 - Fourth Quarter
  572 December 31, 2007 One more negative result of pension giveaways - no brush management. 
  571 December 29, 2007 The story the U-T does not want you to read - Dumanis and Chula Vista. 
  570 December 23, 2007 The DROP program is an illegal gift of public funds. 
  569 December 20, 2007 How pension liabilities continue to threaten the City's financial health. 
  568 December 19, 2007 The pension DROP program is a financial wildfire. It is out of control. 
  567 December 18, 2007 Sunroad gets compensated - it doesn't need to move the substation. 
  566 December 17, 2007 AG Report on City SLAs may prompt tighter Internal Controls. 
  565 December 14, 2007 Mayor forced to do an "about-face" on pension disclosures. 
  564 December 12, 2007 The snake in the garden - "surplus earnings". 
  563 December 12, 2007 Maybe it's time for another epiphany by Sanders. 
  562 December 11, 2007 SEC accuses San Diego's former auditor of fraud. 
  561 December 10, 2007 Snake oil vs. the truth in the "excess benefits" pension issue. 
  560 December 5, 2007 Scott Peters "star chamber" antics were in vain. Dr. Pollack lost. 
  559 December 4, 2007 The privatization of Transient Occupancy Tax. What's next?
  558 December 2, 2007 Why this site is "more than a blog". 
  557 November 29, 2007 Poway should go on red alert. "Findings" Manis is coming. 
  556 November 28, 2007 The citizens of this city still hold the purse strings. 
  555 November 27, 2007 What do the Chargers really want? 
  554 November 24, 2007 Why the San Diego Pension System is like a Ponzi Scheme. 
  553 November 21, 2007 Lest we forget - Our politicians lied to us. 
  552 November 21, 2007 The 2008 Eminent Domain Initiative is "something else".
  551 November 20, 2007 Push-pull in politics is healthy, just as in business. 
  550 November 19, 2007 Excess Benefits - we need answers, not more questions. 
  549 November 15, 2007 "Yet another rip-off of San Diego taxpayers" - purchase of service credits. 
  548 November 13, 2007 The 102 retirees who got $8,160,027 in "excess" pension benefits. 
  547 November 10, 2007 City Council picks and chooses among City Attorney's legal opinions. 
  546 November 8, 2007 The 30-foot coastal height limit was given away. 
  545 November 8, 2007 A General Plan: of the developers, by the developers, for the developers. 
  544 November 6, 2007 D-Day for Tony Young. Who does he represent? 
  543 November 4, 2007 Four reasons why Tuesday's proposed Density Bonus Law is BAD. 
  542 November 3, 2007 Two political hacks have to go: Ruben Grijalva and Tracy Jarmen. 
  541 November 2, 2007 Mike Aguirre's Report  "sparks" a discussion on the wildfires. 
  540 November 2, 2007 Density Bonus - "In and of itself" is being avoided like the plague. 
  539 October 30, 2007 Shame on you Tony Perry. I used to think you were a good reporter. 
  538 October 30, 2007 Let's not kid ourselves, we just got lucky. 
  537 October 29, 2007 There's your answer Mr. Aguirre. 
  536 October 28, 2007 Who is Ruben Grijalva? A political hack. 
  535 October 25, 2007 There were only 3 ways out. And Mexico. Whew! 
  534 October 25, 2007 Mission accomplished. Evacuate the evacuees. 
  533 October 24, 2007 T-Mobile offers free HotSpot service for hot spot San Diego. 
  532 October 24, 2007 Aguirre needs to be perfected "Just like Ann Coulter". 
  531 October 23, 2007 The cowboys and environmentalists must be friends. 
  530 October 21, 2007 Dumanis email DA or  private individual?
  529 October 21, 2007 The $146 million pension rip-off was not legitimate union bargaining. 
  528 October 20, 2007 Sanders is now "running with the unions". 
  527 October 19, 2007 Hell hath no fury like an attorney defamed. 
  526 October 19, 2007 Does a developer always have a right to an "economic benefit"?
  525 October 17, 2007 Did Nancy Graham's attorney, Sabrina Teller, go too far in covering up? 
  524 October 16, 2007 Nancy Graham's "deny, deceive and delay". 
  523 October 16, 2007 Scott Peters' "Star Chamber". 
  522 October 15, 2007 Is Sanders up to Dick Murphy's old tricks, lying to the markets? 
  521 October 14, 2007 Did Fred Sainz commit a felony in  "IP-gate"? 
  520 October 14, 2007 John Kern should quit while he is ahead. 
  519 October 12, 2007 Who will go first, the Union-Tribune or Bob Kittle?
  518 October 12, 2007 How stupid was it for Sanders to lie about Mount Soledad? 
  517 October 12, 2007 Sanders fixes it for Manchester. 
  516 October 11, 2007 Speaking of Charter Sections. 
  515 October 8, 2007 Speaking of deals. 
  514 October 6, 2007 Let's make a deal. 
  513 October 5, 2007 Sanders is in deeper trouble than we thought. 
  512 October 4, 2007 Who is going to pay for the La Jolla landslide?
  511 October 3, 2007 The La Jolla landslide: community meeting at 6:00 P.M.  
  510 October 3, 2007 Here is high quality data on Charter Review progress. 
  509 October 2, 2007 Mayor Sanders: reinstate Rick Reynolds and Lance Wade. 
       
top^ # Date 2007 - Third Quarter
  508 September 30, 2007 Meanwhile the misuse of public money goes on. 
  507 September 30, 2007 America's Nastiest Blog  - Chris Reed in the U-T.   
  506 September 29, 2007 The unions are still running the Mayor's office - they always have. 
  505 September 27, 2007 Are we witnessing a Mayoral meltdown? 
  504 September 27, 2007 The wastewater issue is far from being "An Inconvenient Waste of Time". 
  503 September 26, 2007 Mayor's end-of-year Budget Report raises political fairness issues. 
  502 September 25, 2007 Law to obey the Law: Aguirre's two Pension Ordinances. 
  501 September 24, 2007 Illegal pension benefits - still "the elephant in the living room".
  500 September 21, 2007 Facing up to gay marriage may change how we think of politics. 
  499 September 18, 2007 Is Bob Kittle always on the side of the crooks? 
  498 September 17, 2007 The Pension Board is in gross violation of its fiduciary duty.
  497 September 13, 2007 Managed Competition -  the left and the right - Aguirre and Francis? 
  496 September 10, 2007 Maybe Jerry Sanders was right in 2004 - Prop. F was NOT a good idea. 
  495 September 8, 2007 The immense challenge facing the next Mayor and City Council. 
  494 September 6, 2007 Carl DeMaio needs to rethink his "helping Jerry Sanders" slogan.
  493 September 6, 2007 Sanders' Sunroad II - the Regents Road Bridge. 
  492 September 2, 2007 Atkins is treading water, hoping to stay out of jail after she leaves office. 
  491 September 2, 2007 Mr. Sanders, pull Item 334 off Tuesday's Agenda. It's political madness. 
  490 August 31, 2007 Will the Rose Canyon Bridge be Patti Boekamp's Sunroad?
  489 August 28, 2007 The real problem: politics. 
  488 August 27, 2007 Do City employees have a Royal Prerogative? 
  487 August 26, 2007 In the interest of balance: Sanders and Aguirre's political contributions. 
  486 August 25, 2007 This shocker right in the middle of the fire season! 
  485 August 24, 2007 Patti Boekamp, just another "campaign contribution list" bride? 
  484 August 23, 2007 Sanders today created a powerful enemy - Marcella Escobar-Eck. 
  483 August 21, 2007 Sunroad abruptly withdraws second permit application today. 
  482 August 19, 2007 The Mayor's Charter Committee is a power grab, pure and simple. 
  481 August 18, 2007 The San Diego legal establishment is stacked against Mike Aguirre. 
  480 August 15, 2007 Who will replace Jim Waring? 
  479 August 15, 2007 Goldstone may be Sanders' last best chance. 
  478 August 14, 2007 Sanders, Waring and Escobar-Eck risked their careers for this guy.
  477 August 14, 2007 Sanders still has a lot of explaining to do. Firing Waring is only the beginning. 
  476 August 13, 2007 "Boy, did I get a wrong number" - Jim Waring. 
  475 August 13, 2007 The Mayor is still lying to us about Sunroad. Why? 
  474 August 9, 2007 Council Candidate April Boling got a free ride at the Realtors today.
  473 August 8, 2007 Atkins storms out of Audit Committee meeting. 
  472 August 7, 2007 The Mayor's dirty little budget secret - an inevitable pension tax?
  471 August 2, 2007 Who's going to be King? Business or Communities? 
  470 August 1, 2007 Citizens can act as Attorney General to stop the corruption. 
  469 July 31, 2007 Mr. Mayor, your credit card has just been declined. 
  468 July 28, 2007 Is Sanders backing away from Grubb & Ellis? 
  467 July 25, 2007 Aguirre sues live-in boyfriend of top Sanders' staffer Janice Weinrick. 
  466 July 25, 2007 CCDC served its client, Doug Manchester, well today. But it may not be over. 
  465 July 25, 2007 Nancy Graham DID coach Perry Dealy in writing that letter. 
  464 July 23, 2007 Manchester's insider letter to CCDC avoids a Coastal Permit. 
  463 July 22, 2007 Madigan and City College President, Terence Burgess, are neighbors. 
  462 July 21, 2007 Jim Waring was involved with Sunroad as early as April 2006. 
  461 July 21, 2007 Where is our civic pride? 
  460 July 19, 2007 The Sunroad Report is out. But the zoning breach remains unexplained. 
  459 July 18, 2007 This recently acquired SEDC property needs careful watching. 
  458 July 16, 2007 SEDC needs a thorough investigation. 
  457 July 14, 2007 The final blow to Sunroad. It's over. 
  456 July 12, 2007 Frye, Sunroad, Gaylord and "capricious characters". 
  455 July 10, 2007 Was the Community College District involved in "insider" deals? 
  454 July 9, 2007 Who is the Mayor's real real estate broker?
  453 July 7, 2007 City College were offered the property for $750,000! 
  452 July 7, 2007 About that Madigan-City College deal...
  451 July 4, 2007 Community Plans vs. Stakeholder's Plans. 
  450 July 3, 2007 Manchester sues the California Coastal Commission. 
  449 July 3, 2007 Did a Redevelopment Agency official make a quick $1/2 million secret profit? 
       
top^ # Date 2007 - Second Quarter
  448 June 29, 2007 The Gran Havana case still smells of corruption. 
  447 June 28, 2007 In the interest of fairness, here is the real picture. 
  446 June 25, 2007 CCDC used a false allegation of toxic waste to seize Gran Havana. 
  445 June 25, 2007 We owe Ahmad Mesdaq (Gran Havana cigar/coffee shop) our support
  444 June 25, 2007 Pandering to developers is not corruption? 
  443 June 21, 2007 I am not a crook Jerry Sanders. 
  442 June 17, 2007 Did Tony Atkins sell her vote to Sanders? 
  441 June 15, 2007 City's building inspector fired for not repealing Sunroad's Stop Work order? 
  440 June 15, 2007 Gran Havana eminent domain: it's not over yet. 
  439 June 13, 2007 Sanders hasn't got a shred of credibility left. 
  438 June 8, 2007 The airport landfill remediation will greatly increase airport costs. 
  437 June 8, 2007 Sunroad's top executives meet in the Mayor's office.
  436 June 7, 2007 Its now full steam ahead at Navy Broadway - damn the torpedoes. 
  435 June 6, 2007 The $1 per year 18 acre McMillin ground lease. 
  434 June 3, 2007 Another blow to Sunroad. 
  433 June 2, 2007 The U-T is running interference for Sanders. 
  432 June 1, 2007 Mike Aguirre discovers the real Jerry Sanders. 
  431 May 30, 2007 The Communities have to become engaged. 
  430 May 28, 2007 Mitz Lee could make a formidable City Councilmember. 
  429 May 25, 2007 It is time for the City Council to revoke the Sunroad permit.
  428 May 23, 2007 We have a "strong blackmail form of government". 
  427 May 22, 2007 The beginning of the end for Community Planning? 
  426 May 21, 2007 Coastal access alert! Salk catches the developer disease. 
  425 May 20, 2007 Sanders just reached for a bigger shovel. 
  424 May 18, 2007 Watch your wallets for the Sunroad "solution". 
  423 May 16, 2007 Density Bonus alert. 
  422 May 16, 2007 This City needs professionals, not political hacks. 
  421 May 15, 2007 Good luck Marcella. 
  420 May 10, 2007 The San Diego Courts have become instruments of political power. 
  419 May 9, 2007 "The People of the State of California" is under attack.
  418 May 8, 2007 Sanders' smoke and mirrors budgeting. 
  417 May 6, 2007 Sanders and DSD want to create a city within a city. 
  416 May 4, 2007 Sunroad shows that the City Attorney must represent the people. 
  415 May 1, 2007 Sanders preens while the city  burns.
  414 April 25, 2007 "Wrong Way" Peters is on a one-way ticket to nowhere. 
  413 April 24, 2007 The Mayor's reform image is wearing a little thin.
  412 April 22, 2007 Scott Peters is a menace to democracy. 
  411 April 15, 2007 Scott Peters is delusional. 
  410 April 10, 2007 Well done Donna, you were right all along.
  409 March 9, 2007 Mayor Sanders' all-embracing puppet show. 
  408 April 5, 2007 Viva La Jolla! Let's hope the rest of the city follow. 
  407 April 4, 2007 Maybe Aguirre was just sleep-walking with a guy named Sanders 
  406 April 3, 2007 Warrantgate; what did the Mayor know and when did he know it? 
  405 April 2, 2007 Another one of Waring's bullying tactics? 
       
top^ # Date 2007 - First Quarter
  404 March 30, 2007 Chief Lansdowne says he "protects and serves". Yes but whom?
  403 March 29, 2007 Proof that you can fight City Hall - and win! 
  402 March 29, 2007 The "mixed-use" use clause and De Anza Cove. 
  401 March 28, 2007 City Planners vs. the people. 
  400 March 26, 2007 How would you like an overnight 73% increase in the value of your property? 
  399 March 24, 2007 Another Friday Surprise from Aguirre's office. 
  398 March 23, 2007 The latest on the City's Density Bonus shenanigans. 
  397 March 22, 2007 We are in the midst of a deadly attack on our democracy. 
  396 March 21, 2007 The Charter Review Committee. 
  395 March 21, 2007 The City is now trying to shift the blame to the Coastal Commission. 
  394 March 21, 2007 "Form-Based Codes" is fundamentally dictatorial. 
  393 March 20, 2007 Bird Rock will look like a 19th century English coal-mining town. 
  392 March 20, 2007 Proof positive that "density bonus" is an attack on our neighborhoods. 
  391 March 19, 2007 Donna Frye is like a beacon of light in a city of darkness. 
  390 March 18, 2007 My Powerpoint Presentation and Density Bonus definitions. 
  389 March 17, 2007 The Big Lie. 
  388 March 15, 2007 It's called democracy Jerry. 
  387 March 11, 2007 The public want to be heard.
  386 March 9, 2007 We preserved our historic gaslamp area for this? 
  385 March 8, 2007 Height is the new frontier. 
  384 March 7, 2007 The Historic Resources Board is next for Sanders' chopping block. 
  383 March 3, 2007 And Donna Frye is now in a Budget War with Sanders. 
  382 February 28, 2007 Aguirre is now in a land development war.
  381 February 28, 2007 The Mayor's staff are giving legal advice. AGAIN! 
  380 February 26, 2007 The people elected Mike Aguirre City Attorney, not Jim Waring. 
  379 February 26, 2007 Latest! Waring secretly changes the Density Bonus EIR! 
  378 February 25, 2007 The two Density Bonus Options side by side. 
  377 February 25, 2007 The City Attorney's legal advice must prevail. 
  376 February 23, 2007 When high-rise condos start going up on the beach, people will wake up. 
  375 February 22, 2007 The Density Bonus Law is a defining moment in City Government. 
  374 February 16, 2007 The solution to the Density Bonus vs 30 Foot Height Limit problem. 
  373 February 15, 2007 A faded old picture tells the story - only too clearly. 
  372 February 13, 2007 1,000 lying lawyers cannot change Prop D vs. Density Bonus. 
  371 February 12, 2007 The end of Planned Districts. "Form-Based Codes" to the rescue.
  370 February 11, 2007 The Chamber wants to bust the 30 foot height limit. 
  369 February 7, 2007 The City's proposed Density Bonus Law definitely busts Prop D. 
  368 February 6, 2007 A big victory for Donna Frye and the public yesterday. 
  367 February 5, 2007 The Planned District Ordinances are next for DSD's chopping block. 
  366 February 4, 2007 Escobar-Eck's Sunroad letter raises a huge red flag.
  365 January 31, 2007 The Coastal Commission made its concerns known in October. 
  364 January 31, 2007 The Coastal Commission is not buying the Navy Broadway deal 
  363 January 30, 2007 Here is the smoking gun - DSD meant to neuter Prop D. 
  362 January 30, 2007 "Not so fast" says Council Member Donna Frye! 
  361 January 30, 2007 Full background on how "Affordable Housing" will neuter Prop D. 
  360 January 29, 2007 After tomorrow, the 30 foot Coastal Height Limit is history.
  359 January 26, 2007 An alternative to Manchester and the Navy - John Moores.  Good or bad?
  358 January 25, 2007 Does the City have a "special" relationship with the Bank of America?
  357 January 18, 2007 The truth behind Sunroad's development at Montgomery Field. 
  356 January 16, 2007 The Jewel of San Diego County, perhaps the State. 
  355 January 11, 2007 A different take on Jim Waring. 
  354 January 10, 2007 Is Tony Young corrupt? 
  353 January 5, 2007 Here is the full Navy/Manchester Lease. Is it fair? 
  352 January 4, 2007 A Navy Broadway timeline and links to relevant documents. 
  351 January 3, 2007 A "Navy Broadway" will inevitably become a "Navy Bunker". 
  350 January 2, 2007 San Diego may become the Alamo of the California coast. 
       
top^ # Date 2006 - Fourth Quarter
  349 December 31, 2006 The developers are counting on your apathy. 
  348 December 26, 2006 As far as I am concerned the people of California still own Navy Broadway. 
  347 December 22, 2006 Don't blame KPMG - blame incompetent City staff. 
  346 December 21, 2006 Waring and Graham have to go. 
  345 December 19, 2006 Yes, Judge Barton was wrestling with ghosts. 
  344 December 17, 2006 Is Sunroad the turning point? 
  343 December 16, 2006 Navy Broadway is subject to the Coastal Commission.
  342 December 15, 2006 The pension benefits are still illegal. 
  341 December 14, 2006 An extraordinary act of civic duty. 
  340 December 12, 2006 The job of a City Attorney is to apply the law. Period. 
  339 December 11, 2006 The Mayor's best chance of fixing things is to let the light in. 
  338 December 5, 2006 The waterfront projects need a fault investigation. 
  337 December 3, 2006 Bob Manis saw no fault. 
  336 December 2, 2006 The NBC site belongs to the people of San Diego. 
  335 December 1, 2006 Manchester's Navy Lease was signed on November 22, 2006. 
  334 November 30, 2006 Is Bob Kittle sabotaging Aguirre's pension case? 
  333 November 29, 2006 Is Manchester withholding seismic information from the City? 
  332 November 28, 2006 All this City needs is another investigation. 
  331 November 26, 2006 Merry Christmas Mr. Manchester. Signed: San Diego City Attorney. 
  330 November 24, 2006 City Attorneys and land giveaways. 
  329 November 20, 2006 Docketing for Dollars. 
  328 November 19, 2006 Have we become a government of men (or women)? 
  327 November 17, 2006 The elephant in San Diego's living room - redevelopment. 
  326 November 16, 2006 The Knights and peasants of San Diego Today. 
  325 November 14, 2006 The SEC finding. 
  324 November 13, 2006 The Qualcomm Stadium parking lot car sales lease
  323 November 11, 2006 Sanders hasn't forgotten who elected him - has Mike. 
  322 November 10, 2006 Did Mike Aguirre hire Suzanne Varco to lie? 
  321 November 9, 2006 Neighborhood Groups are the ultimate stakeholders in this city. 
  320 November 6, 2006 A man we can best consign to our past. 
  319 November 5, 2006 The law is the same for everybody, even for Sanders and Hillel. 
  318 November 3, 2006 I can't imagine the courts upholding Ann Smith's premise. 
  317 November 1, 2006 The anatomy of a smoke and mirrors "Redevelopment" deal. 
  316 October 31, 2006 The CPGs have the votes - therefore the power. 
  315 October 30, 2006 Affordable Housing can be a city's cities' "Nuclear Waste". 
  314 October 29, 2006 Thanks Mr. Hall. Join Tevlin and Fulhorst on the Roll of Honor. 
  313 October 27, 2006 Tevlin and Fulhorst deserve our full support. 
  312 October 26, 2006 How our Citizen Army is defending our City. 
  311 October 25, 2006 The SEC is not the problem - Sanders is. 
  310 October 24, 2006 Prop. A - a regional airport or regional gridlock.
  309 October 23, 2006 "The poor are always with us" - and so it shall remain. 
  308 October 22, 2006 An outrageous denial of the public's rights. 
  307 October 21, 2006 Poway is the canary in the coal mine. 
  306 October 20, 2006 There will be a Navy Broadway CEQA hearing. 
  305 October 19, 2006 Treachery has always demanded the harshest penalties. 
  304 October 18, 2006 Carl DeMaio is the real face of Prop C 
  303 October 16, 2006 The developer/union pact in action today. 
  302 October 16, 2006 The hidden hand of "Pappa" Doug again. 
  301 October 15, 2006 How to achieve balance in the development process. 
  300 October 14, 2006 A taste of government for profit. 
  299 October 13, 2006 Prop B is a win-win for Sanders.
  298 October 12, 2006 The "Jerry & Jerry Business Plan". 
  297 October 11, 2006 If the politicians won't take responsibility, the staff must take the fall. 
  296 October 10, 2006 Prop C would create Halliburton-by-the-sea .
  295 October 9, 2006 How to break the developers' grip on DSD 
  294 October 7, 2006 The City Council must reject this tainted SEC decree or face corruption charges 
  293 October 6, 2006 Strongman Sanders is trying to become a right wing dictator 
  292 October 5, 2006 Aguirre provides for the "rule of necessity". 
  291 October 5, 2006 Does DSD have a conflict of interest? 
  290 October 4, 2006 This is our Charter Document to defeat the developer takeover 
  289 October 4, 2006 All we needed was somebody to uphold the law 
  288 October 3, 2006 Who will take personal responsibility now? 
  287 October 3, 2006 Don't believe everything you read in the papers 
  286 October 2, 2006 The DC gig is off. Aguirre removes Sanders "wraps" 
  285 October 2, 2006 Sure Mike, Sanders is a nice guy. 
  284 October 1, 2006 Developers intend to outsource most of our City Government. 
       
top^ # Date 2006 - Third Quarter
  283 September 28, 2006 Manchester's Monstrosity will cost 4 seats on the Council  
  282 September 27, 2006 Sanders is now the Developer-in-Chief himself. 
  281 September 26, 2006 CCDC is not the redevelopment agency and the U-T knows it.
  280 September 25, 2006 Will the unions now grab their chance? 
  279 September 23, 2006 Will Manchester try to sue the City? 
  278 September 21, 2006 We could become the Alexandria of the Modern World. 
  277 September 21, 2006 Is CityTV being censored? 
  276 September 20, 2006 LaSar gives Manchester's project the coup de grâce  
  275 September 20, 2006 Thanks Mike. You're everything we knew you were 
  274 September 19, 2006 We need a Citizens' Action Plan 
  273 September 19, 2006 San Diego is becoming the national model for developers 
  272 September 17, 2006 They want to place CCDC above the City Council 
  271 September 14, 2006 Go ahead Mike, "obstruct" the hell out of them 
  270 September 14, 2006 The Brown Act is winning 
  269 September 13, 2006 The Brown Act vs. Mayoral Decree 
  268 September 9, 2006 So much for the Brown Act
  267 September 8, 2006 Guilt and Billions in the balance 
  266 September 6, 2006 Remediation is big business 
  265 September 5, 2006 Levitt and Kittle want a Wall Street Monitor real bad 
  264 August 31, 2006 Has Jerry Sanders been "got at" too? 
  263 August 30, 2006 Aguirre's Tax Remediation Plan 
  262 August 30, 2006 The Kroll/Carlyle Plan 
  261 August 27, 2006 Without Aguirre we would still be in the dark 
  260 August 26, 2006 We need an elected City Auditor, not another appointee 
  259 August 25, 2006 The Bribe is working! 
  258 August 24, 2006 The real Vortmann "Bombshell" 
  257 August 22, 2006 Isn't interfering with the duties of a City Attorney, actionable? 
  256 August 22, 2006 The entire City Council is hiding under Donna Frye's skirts 
  255 August 20, 2006 This letter is "Ground Zero" 
  254 August 17, 2006 Plot to discredit Frye will backfire 
  253 August 17, 2006 The U-T try to discredit Donna Frye 
  252 August 16, 2006 The case of the negligent bank robber 
  251 August 16, 2006 The Blogosphere welcomes Mike Aguirre 
  250 August 14, 2006 Matt Hall in the U-T "pulls a Levitt" 
  249 August 13, 2006 David Copley should talk to his accountants then fire Kittle 
  248 August 11, 2006 April Boling should apologize to Mike Aguirre 
  247 August 11, 2006 It will take more than a KPMG audit to straighten out this city 
  246 August 10, 2006 It's time we all woke up around here 
  245 August 10, 2006 Levitt has a number of City Councilors over a barrel 
  244 August 8, 2006 Crime pays - if you have the right connections 
  243 August 6, 2006 San Diego can be the U.S. poster child for democracy 
  242 August 3, 2006 Your City needs you at City Hall on Tuesday 
  241 August 2, 2006 Levitt is being paid to keep our City Councilors out of jail 
  240 August 2, 2006 Just show us the Settlement Statements 
  239 August 1, 2006 The oldest trick in the game - release bad news, break for vacation 
  238 July 31, 2006 Manchester's Empire vs. our priceless downtown waterfront 
  237 July 29, 2006 It is time the U-T reined in Bob Kittle 
  236 July 28, 2006 The Kroll Report may decide the bankruptcy question 
  235 July 27, 2006 Scott Peters and the Corbett Settlement 
  234 July 27, 2006 $450,000 per employee! 
  233 July 27, 2006 This is not about Aguirre 
  232 July 26, 2006 "Her Honor" the unelected Mayor of Downtown again 
  231 July 25, 2006 Pat Shea and Ann Smith 
  230 July 25, 2006 Matt Hall and the Brown Act 
  229 July 21, 2006 The U-T continue to run interference for Kroll 
  228 July 19, 2006 Peters denies everything 
  227 July 18, 2006 Peters and Murphy must stop Aguirre or they go to jail 
  226 July 14, 2006 Has Bob Kittle seen the Kroll report? 
  225 July 14, 2006 The real estate sky is not falling 
  224 July 13, 2006 The Madaffer "fix it" machine is in full swing this week 
  223 July 12, 2006 The U-T is not an unbiased reporter 
  222 July 11, 2006 Facts are stubborn things 
  221 July 11, 2006 Back to normal with the U-T in charge 
  220 July 10, 2006 We finally have some outrage 
  219 July 10, 2006 Anybody for jury duty? 
  218 July 7, 2006 Superwoman quits 
  217 July 7, 2006 The Malcolm Magic 
  216 July 5, 2006 Nearing a judgment in the pension case 
       
top^ # Date 2006 - Second Quarter
  215 June 30, 2006 Judge Barton gets his answer 
  214 June 29, 2006 Granting retroactive "benefits" is wrong. Period 
  213 June 28, 2006 Just how good is this Ms. Windsor? 
  212 June 26, 2006 Retroactivity - the key illegal act 
  211 June 25, 2006 Jim Madaffer is now San Diego's "Comical Ali" 
  210 June 24, 2006 Scott Peters is a disgrace to public office 
  209 June 22, 2006 Peyton Place by the sea? - San Diego 
  208 June 21, 2006 Mel Shapiro a real watchdog
  207 June 21, 2006 Voting for the 2007 Budget was an illegal act 
  206 June 20, 2006 Nancy "R2-D2" Graham 
  205 June 20, 2006 Aguirre is preparing for his date with Judge Barton on Monday 
  204 June 16, 2006 Is sweetheart bond financing part of the giveaways? 
  203 June 9, 2006 Bankruptcy? Bring it on! 
  202 June 8, 2006 Is there Valium in the water? 
  201 June 7, 2006 Do they think we have forgotten? 
  200 June 6, 2006 It's time the media got it right about Aguirre and the pension 
  199 June 4, 2006 The Union-Tribune keeps up its rant against Aguirre 
  198 June 3, 2006 Downtown San Diego is no longer part of San Diego City 
  197 May 16, 2006 What is Scott Peters afraid of? 
  196 May 10, 2006 And the cover-up goes on 
  195 May 8, 2006 We elected Mike Aguirre, not Bob Kittle 
       
top^ # Date 2006 - First Quarter
  194 March 20, 2006 The coming city land sell-off bonanza 
  193 March 8, 2006 Individual ownership is under threat in San Diego 
  192 February 26, 2006 How lobbyists destroy a free market place 
  191 February 17, 2006 A little advice for City Attorney Mike Aguirre 
  190 February 15, 2006 Will the real Mike Aguirre please stand up 
  189 February 14, 2006 Apathy is the mortal enemy of our quality of life
  188 January 3, 2006 A clash between Sanders and Aguirre is inevitable
       
top^ # Date 2005 - Fourth Quarter
  187 December 17, 2005 Auditor Torell disappears into a black hole 
  186 December 14, 2005 Kittle is a strange individual 
  185 December 7, 2005 The blame game has only just begun 
  184 December 1, 2005 Diann Shipione, the new Erin Brokovitch 
  183 November 24, 2005 The city unions run City Hall 
  182 November 21, 2005 Attorney-client privilege is really taking the Fifth 
  181 November 15, 2005 But who will put the leash on Bob Kittle at the U-T? 
  180 November 8, 2005 Did Sanders get a free ride? 
  179 November 7, 2005 Now all we can do is pray.
  178 November 5, 2005 The Sanders "Mythodology" 
  177 November 5, 2005 A vote for the chicken or the fox 
  176 November 4, 2005 The town we loved so well.
  175 November 3, 2005 Oh Lord it's hard to be patient 
  174 November 3, 2005 Mike Aguirre's "escrow"
  173 November 2, 2005 "Sick"ophant City 
  172 October 26, 2005 City finances are a strange thing to be sure 
  171 October 24, 2005 Somebody at City Hall made a lot of money today 
  170 October 21, 2005 How do you "restructure"  a bad loan? 
  169 October 19, 2005 Why did Donna take her "tax gamble"?
  168 October 18, 2005 Donna showed her political skill tonight
  167 October 18, 2005 Sanders and his Halloween mask
  166 October 17, 2005 Will Murphy  pay to defend his pension?
  165 October 16, 2005 Honesty is the key qualification for mayor
  164 October 12, 2005 To cut or not to cut, that is the question
  163 October 11, 2005 Mad Madaffer and shameful Maienschein 
  162 October 11, 2005 Some City officials will go to jail
  161 October 10, 2005 Halliburton by the Sea
  160 October 9, 2005 It's the General Fund stupid
  159 October 8, 2005 What if Sanders is not lying?
  158 October 7, 2005 Michael Congers submits his resume to Sanders
  157 October 7, 2005 Bob Kittle needs an honesty check
  156 October 6, 2005 Is Sanders saying "read my lips"?
  155 October 5, 2005 Elected officials are not above the law
  154 October 4, 2005 What these people tried to get away with puts bank robbers in the shade
       
top^ # Date 2005 - Third Quarter
  153 September 30, 2005 Atkins' outrageous letter of apology
  152 September 28, 2005 Lamont has just dug himself deeper into his own grave
  151 September 27, 2005 Fireworks over City's payment of "bribe" to Levitt
  150 September 25, 2005 The more I think about Donna's bold plan the more I like it
  149 September 22, 2005 The City Council can always be trusted to sell out
  148 September 20, 2005 How the decks are stacked against Donna Frye
  147 September 16, 2005 We can no longer stand idly by
  146 September 15, 2005 Even the Union-Tribune can see through the City Management
  145 September 15, 2005 The never-ending cost of cover ups
  144 September 12, 2005 Something very strange happened in City Chambers today
  143 September 8, 2005 The stonewalling Continues
  142 September 8, 2005 Jerry Sanders makes a power grab
  141 September 6, 2005 Is the pension waiver now moot?
  140 September 6, 2005 A bird's eye view of Toni Atkins
  139 September 4, 2005 "Rooting out political corruption and white-collar crime"
  138 September 3, 2005 Ann Smith is a disgrace to organized labor
  137 September 2, 2005 People are realizing that there is a cover-up
  136 August 31, 2005 It all comes down to one Seltzer Caplan memo
  135 August 30, 2005 Breaking with the unions will be Frye's ticket to the Mayor's Office
  134 August 29, 2005 Mike's legal Cross Complaint is the Centerpiece
  133 August 27, 2005 Mike Aguirre's legal strategy
  132 August 25, 2005 It is time for some honest, open debate
  131 August 25, 2005 The truth about Donna Frye's voting record
  130 August 24, 2005 Congers uses the "Bribe" word
  129 August 23, 2005 The Billion Dollar Law Suit to come
  128 August 22, 2005 My suggested "Joint Plan" for Donna Frye and Mike Aguirre
  127 August 22, 2005 Lies, damn lies and City Councilors
  126 August 21, 2005 My theory
  125 August 20, 2005 Viva La Prensa
  124 August 19, 2005 Bowtie Bob of the San Diego Union-Tribune Undertaking Co.
  123 August 18, 2005 All six City Council Members should go on the Pension Board
  122 August 18, 2005 If not Aguirre, who will face up to our problems?
  121 August 17, 2005 Diann Shipione's op-ed on the Pension Crises
  120 August 17, 2005 Where have all the thinkers gone?
  119 August 17, 2005 Who are the real junta in this town?
  118 August 16, 2005 Mike Aguirre provides "some leadership for a change"
  117 August 16, 2005 There is always MacDonalds and Jerry will need a maid.
  116 August 15, 2005 Ann Smith's Army is on the march
  115 August 13, 2005 Levitt had "reason to believe" all right - he set it up
  114 August 12, 2005 Heads will roll
  113 August 12, 2005 Mike asserts his rights under the Charter
  112 August 11, 2005 Mike Aguirre has found a worthy opponent
  111 August 10, 2005 We need Donna Frye to be Donna Frye
  110 August 9, 2005 Mike may still win because he is right
  109 August 7, 2005 The City Council must choose between themselves and Lamont Ewell: one of them has to go.
  108 August 5, 2005 The San Diego Union-Tribune needs to think again
  107 August 4, 2005 The first of many
  106 August 4, 2005 The battle lines between Aguirre and Ewell
  105 August 3, 2005 Donna needs to disassociate herself from the sinking ship that is City Hall
  104 August 3, 2005 Where is our outrage?
  103 July 30, 2005 This is going to be a tough city to win back for the people
  102 July 29, 2005 Ann Smith is the real Mayor of this town
  101 July 29, 2005 Redevelopment and quid pro quo
  100 July 26, 2005 What is Aguirre playing at?
  99 July 25, 2005 Today's U-T hit piece on Donna Frye
  98 July 22, 2005 What is Toni Atkins playing at?
  97 July 21, 2005 We do not want our City to become a tangle of public/private LLCs.
  96 July 20, 2005 We will have nobody to blame but ourselves ...
  95 July 19, 2005 Mr. Francis needs to explain some things to us
  94 July 17, 2005 I wonder how many San Diegans really “get” what's going on
  93 July 15, 2005 Donna has the vision; let's hope she can implement it
  92 July 14, 2005 Jerry Sanders and the McDonalds massacre
  91 July 13, 2005 Reinventing City Government
  90 July 12, 2005 The unions will lose this argument
  89 July 10, 2005 Look out San Diego, the times they are a changin'
  88 July 7, 2005 Summary of Mike Aguirre's Lawsuit
  87 July 7, 2005