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  • Department of Justice Defends War Memorial Cross After Appeals Court Decision

    Wow, hard to believe Eric Holder and Obama are coming to the defense of this cross at a San Diego war memorial! http://americanmilitarynews.com/2014/04/department-justice-defends-war-memorial-cross-appeals-court-decision/
  • DOJ says cross on California war memorial should stay

    04/12/2014 1:46:05 PM PDT · by Kenny · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | AP
    <p>The Justice Department says a 29-foot war memorial cross on a San Diego mountain is not an unconstitutional promotion of Christianity and should remain on federal property.</p> <p>The Obama administration said an appeals court ruling declaring the cross on Mount Soledad a violation of the constitutional separation of church and state undermined an act of Congress and conflicted with recent Supreme Court decisions.</p>
  • San Diego Man Sues U.S. Government Over a Penny

    04/09/2014 7:34:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 58 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | April 9, 2014 | Christian De La Rosa
    <p>SAN DIEGO — A San Diego man and an antique shop owner in La Jolla have entered a legal battle with the U.S. government over a penny.</p> <p>When Randy Lawrence brought his rare penny to the La Jolla Coin Shop he was pleasantly surprised. The coin is one of a kind; a Denver minted, aluminum penny, estimated to be worth about $250,000.</p>
  • Laws and Politicians are made to be broken

    03/28/2014 8:50:28 PM PDT · by Noremac · 14 replies
    Blasted Fools ^ | March 28, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    Photo Credit - (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) Living in the Tarnished State is a gift that just keeps giving. A most amazing, but not terribly surprising event was reported in varying degrees of detail over the last 24 hours, about a California Democrat State Senator – a major gun-control advocate. The Los Angeles Times summarizes the headline: State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) and a San Francisco figure known as "Shrimp Boy" were arrested Wednesday as part of a public corruption probe after a series of raids by federal and gang task force officials, the FBI confirmed. Yee,...
  • A Whole Lotta Democratic Corruption Going On

    03/28/2014 4:49:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: Like the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what's in it.) I'd love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country. Pelosi's blink count must be off the charts. I'm going to make it easy on Pelosi and put all of the latest cases in one handy rogue's gallery reference list. But let's not be naive. It's clear to me that the Barack Obama/Eric Holder DOJ is clearing the decks before the midterms. Prediction: The FBI's...
  • How TV Censorship Works for Democrats

    04/09/2014 4:15:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    On April 1, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray was denied a second term, defeated in the primary by upstart city councilwoman Muriel Bowser. The beginning of the end came on March 10, when U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen struck a plea bargain with a wealthy businessman who confessed he'd spent $668,000 on an illegal "shadow campaign" to fund get-out-the-vote efforts that helped Gray win the mayoral office in 2010. So the corrupt mayor of America's most important city is thrown out. A political scandal? The same networks that were utterly breathless over the local story of Gov. Chris Christie's aides slowing traffic...
  • Vatican Says Univ. of San Diego Drag Show Caused Scandal, New Show Planned Next Week

    04/03/2014 11:49:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | April 3, 2014 | Matthew Archbold
    The Vatican’s Congregation for Education has said that a drag show that occurred last year on the campus of the University of San Diego (USD) caused “scandal,” according to a letter revealed by the group Alumni for a Catholic USD.Nevertheless, the student organization PRIDE at USD will again be hosting a drag show next week called “Celebration of Gender Expression: Supreme Drag Superstar” on the campus of the Catholic institution, according to the group’s Facebook site.“Transgender & Transsexual? Gender expression & gender identity? Drag queen & drag king? What do these terms mean?,” the group asks. “At this Changemaker event,...
  • Pit bulls attack 3 before being shot [ San Diego ]

    04/02/2014 5:41:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | .April 1, 2014 | Pauline Repard
    Three rampaging pit bulls attacked three Bay Terraces residents and sent them scrambling for safety Tuesday morning before a San Diego police officer shot the dogs. ... A 78-year-old retired Navy chief was bitten first, when he went outside to get his newspaper. The animals then charged a woman and bit her ankle before she could scale a neighbor’s 4-foot fence. Then the dogs turned on 19-year-old Michael Ward, who stepped out of his Petal Drive house to find out why a woman was yelling. “She was trying to get away from three large pit bulls,” Ward said. “Then they...
  • Deputy on Turning 100: "Best Day of My Life"

    03/10/2014 10:09:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Monday, Mar 10, 2014 | Andie Adams
    A retired deputy turned 100 MondayOne hundred years old, and it’s the best day of his life. Retired San Diego Sheriff’s Capt. Leland McPhie turned 100 years old Monday, and his old department did not miss the chance to celebrate the remarkable birthday at the Sheriff’s Museum. In honor of the centenarian, officials declared March 10 to be “Leland McPhie Day” in San Diego County. Among many gifts presented to him, McPhie was awarded a retired badge from the sheriff’s department with a special number on it: 100. The captain started with the department in 1940, working in the old...
  • As I Lay Dying Singer Admits Hiring Someone To Murder Wife

    02/25/2014 8:01:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    CBSLA.com/AP) ^ | February 25, 2014 4:44 PM
    The lead singer of a Grammy-nominated Christian metal band pleaded guilty Tuesday to trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife. Timothy Lambesis, 32, remains free on $2 million bond until he is sentenced May 2 on one count of solicitation of murder in Vista Superior Court, north of San Diego. He could get nine years in prison. Lambesis, of the band As I Lay Dying, was recorded telling an undercover agent that he wanted his wife killed, according to prosecutors. The investigation began last April after Lambesis allegedly told a personal trainer at his gym that he wanted...
  • CTA: City Threatens Tactical Store with Jail Time for AR-15 Sign [video only]

    02/23/2014 4:14:42 PM PST · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 2-23-2014 | nutnfancy
    "Take down the sign or go to jail. We do not approve of guns...or you." This is the unmistakable messages sent by progressives when they take over a city and freedom pays the price. Ares Armor is a small tactical store operating one of their stores in National City, CA, a suburb of San Diego. Nevermind that CEO Dimitri and his staff at Ares Armor are in complete compliance with all laws and ordinances. That does not matter. That's because guns are at the heart of this debate. The City Council has taken offense to their presence there and is...
  • Sierra Club San Diego Chapter Suspended ... by Sierra Club (Trouble In Leftist Paradise?)

    02/22/2014 5:18:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | February 21, 2014 | Deborah Sullivan Brennan
    Sierra Club San Diego Chapter suspended The Sierra Club’s national board voted Friday to suspend its San Diego chapter for four years, a step that leaders said was needed to curb “ongoing conflicts and divisions” among local activists. “We have one objective, having a healthy, effective, working Sierra Club chapter in San Diego,” Sierra Club President Dave Scott said after the vote, saying the board had received many complaints about strife within the chapter. The organization’s leaders have provided few details about the nature of that conflict, but San Diego members and former officials attributed it to the Sierra Club’s...
  • Boy (10-12 Years Old) Robs Ice Cream Truck at Gunpoint in San Diego

    02/22/2014 2:54:14 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | February 20, 2014 | Kristy Wolski
    <p>SAN DIEGO – An ice cream truck driver was robbed by a boy with a handgun in the Skyline area Thursday evening, police said.</p> <p>The robbery happened near the intersection of Black Oak Road and Meadowbrook Drive, according to San Diego Police Officer James Johnson.</p>
  • Border Agent Kills Man Who Threw Rock at Him

    02/19/2014 11:11:48 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 46 replies
    Newser ^ | 2/18/14 | Kate Seamons
    Agent was patrolling known smuggling trail near San Diego A US Border Patrol agent who claims he feared for his life after a rock hit his head reacted by shooting and killing the man who hurled the stone. It marks the ninth fatal shooting involving rock throwing since 2010. The unnamed agent was patrolling a smuggling trail east of San Diego early Tuesday when he came upon men suspected of crossing the border illegally; rocks were thrown at him, with one hitting his head. The San Diego Union-Tribune describes one of them as being as large as a basketball, and...
  • San Diego Republican Candidate Includes Same-Sex Partner in Campaign Advertisement

    02/18/2014 5:32:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/18/2014 | Morgan Lee
    A San Diego council member has become the first openly gay Republican to include his same-sex partner in a campaign advertisement. Carl DeMaio, who is currently attempting to win the Republican primary, and challenge Democrat Rep. Scott Peters, has featured footage of his partner, Johnathan Hale, and himself at a pride parade in 2012 in a campaign spot that was released on Thursday. GOP campaign officials and Elizabeth Wilner, who tracks campaign ads for the nonpartisan firm Kantar Media, told The Wall Street Journal that to their knowledge this was the first political advertisement from either party which included a...
  • San Diego is really, really bad news for Democrats

    02/13/2014 6:06:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/13/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    San Diego, the eight-largest city in America, elected a Republican as mayor by a 9% margin that surprised all the "experts," 54.5% to 45.5%. Republican city councilman Kevin Faulconer defeated Democratic Councilman David Alvarez in a city that has been trending both Democratic and Hispanic. There are two hard lessons for the Democrats here in the election. Lesson one, as noted by John Fund of NRO, "..the vaunted Obama election model - flood the zone with negative attack ads and excite the base of the Democratic party - flopped. Faulconer defeated fellow City Council member David Alvarez by nine points...
  • Obama Turnout Machine Crashes in San Diego — Loses Mayor’s Race by Nine Points

    02/12/2014 8:54:06 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 2/12/2014 | John Fund
    Kevin Faulconer recaptured the mayor’s office in San Diego for Republicans in a special election yesterday. The polls were skin-tight leading into yesterday’s election, and unions poured in millions to keep control in the nation’s eighth-largest city. But in the end the vaunted Obama election model — flood the zone with negative attack ads and excite the base of the Democratic party — flopped. Faulconer defeated fellow City Council member David Alvarez by nine points in a city that Barack Obama carried by 63 percent to 37 percent only 15 months ago.
  • Obama Turnout Machine Crashes in San Diego

    02/12/2014 7:39:05 AM PST · by managusta · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | Feb 12,2014 | John Fund
    Kevin Faulkoner recaptured the mayor’s office in San Diego for Republicans in a special election yesterday. The polls were skin-tight leading into yesterday’s election, and unions poured in millions to keep control in the nation’s eighth-largest city. Faulkoner defeated fellow City Council member David Alvarez by nine points in a city that Barack Obama carried by 63 percent to 37 percent only 15 months ago.
  • Faulconer wins mayor's race (San Diego Mayor)

    02/11/2014 11:57:19 PM PST · by South40 · 62 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 2/11/2014 | Craig Gustafson
    SAN DIEGO — Republican City Councilman Kevin Faulconer defeated Democratic Councilman David Alvarez in the San Diego mayor’s race Tuesday night. Faulconer had 55.2 percent compared to Alvarez’s 44.8 percent with 86 percent of the city's precincts counted. A jubilant Faulconer gave a speech to his supporters about 10:40 p.m. but stopped short of declaring victory. “We know that this city has gone through a lot in the last year, but we knew that as San Diegans that we were better than that and that we were going to come together when we had the opportunity to do that and...
  • San Diego No Longer ‘Meth Capital’ of U.S.

    02/05/2014 11:28:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 | Monica Garske
    Though San Diego is no longer considered the "math capital," the drug continues to be a huge problem in the region, health officials and county leaders said TuesdayThough the use of methamphetamine continues to pose a major problem in San Diego, county health officials and leaders say the city is no longer considered the “meth capital” of the United States, according to the latest statistics. “San Diego County may no longer be the meth capital, but meth continues to take its deadly toll. The statistics are very disturbing,” County of San Diego Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Dianne Jacobs said Tuesday...
  • Anti Christian Bigotry in California School District is Rebuked by Judge. (Catholic Caucus)

    05/10/2010 2:09:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 308+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 5/9/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    I have marveled over the years at the kind of fear and anger the Christian Faith generates in some sectors of our society. Even the suggestion that there might a a small nativity scene in a park, or Christmas tree near City Hall, or a display of the Ten Commandments often elicits a hew and cry and brings forth camera crews and elicits lawsuits. But the venom seems especially reserved  for symbols of the Christian faith in particular and to some extent the wider Judeo-Christian heritage. A reference from the Q’ran in school is seen by many of this same...
  • Feds Spend $224, 250 to Change How Kids Order Food(restaurant-based intervention)

    12/11/2013 6:43:10 PM PST · by ransomnote · 11 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | December 11, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health is spending over $224,000 to study how to introduce healthy child menus in an effort to alter the “ordering behavior” of kids in restaurants. A research project awarded on Nov. 26 to San Diego State University will attempt a “restaurant-based intervention,” coupled with a marketing campaign aimed at children to fight obesity. The school has been given $224,250 for an “exploratory intervention” study that will specifically target Latino children, which the researchers say have the highest rates of obesity. The project will first observe children’s “menu ordering and consumption behaviors” in 12 restaurants, followed by...
  • Judge orders Mt. Soledad cross removed but allows appeals

    12/13/2013 7:03:36 AM PST · by Thidwick · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 12, 2013, 5:00 p.m. | By Tony Perry
    SAN DIEGO -- After two decades of legal and political wrangling, a federal judge Thursday ordered the cross atop Mt. Soledad removed within 90 days as a violation of the separation of church and state. But U.S. District Judge Larry Burns stayed the removal order so that those defending the cross have time to appeal. Built in 1954, the 43-foot cross is one of the most visible landmarks in San Diego. Starting in the early 1990s, plaques honoring military veterans have been placed on walls surrounding the base of the cross.
  • Ex-San Diego (RAT) Mayor Bob Filner To Be Sentenced For Harassment

    12/09/2013 2:24:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 12/08/13
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bob Filner has almost vanished from public view since a defiant resignation speech as San Diego mayor amid widespread allegations that he sexually harassed women. He returns to the spotlight at least once more. The former 10-term congressman will be sentenced Monday for one felony and two misdemeanors for placing a woman in a headlock, kissing another woman and grabbing the buttocks of a third. He pleaded guilty in October in an agreement with prosecutors, who will recommend that he get three months of home confinement and three years of probation.
  • Tunnel linking US and Mexico found [complete with rail, lights and ventilation]

    10/31/2013 4:05:07 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 31 October 2013 Last updated at 17:16 ET
    A drug-smuggling tunnel equipped with electricity, ventilation and a rail system has been found connecting San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico. Authorities seized more than eight tons of marijuana and 325lb (147kg) of cocaine in the discovery. Officials have not revealed the exact length or location of the recently finished tunnel, but Mexican media report it is near Tijuana's airport. More than 75 such secret tunnels have been discovered since 2008.
  • The Tide is Turning: Truth About Climate on TV in San Diego

    10/20/2013 1:18:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Ricochet ^ | October 19, 2013 | Jim Lakey
    Thanks to the wonder that is the Internet, you don’t have to actually live in San Diego to watch a 30-minute special that aired in that city last Sunday that gives a thorough debunking of the climate scare. At this link you will see what the lucky residents of San Diego enjoyed via the great KUSI-TV and the Founding Father of The Weather Channel, John Coleman … without the other benefits of living in one of the most pleasant cities on the planet. You’ll just have to count all your other blessings. Coleman interviewed two of the lead authors of...
  • PD: Armed Robber Wore ‘Bloody Clown Face’ Mask

    10/17/2013 4:27:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 | Monica Garske
    The masked man robbed a 7-Eleven store in La Mesa while wearing the creepy Halloween gearPolice are searching for a man who allegedly wore a “bloody clown face” mask during an armed robbery at a 7-Eleven in San Diego’s La Mesa area. According to police, the Halloween-themed heist happened just after 4:30 a.m. Thursday at a 7-Eleven store located at 5746 Amaya Drive. The suspect walked into the convenience store wearing what La Mesa police describe as a “Halloween mask of a bloody clown face” and pointed a handgun and mace at the clerk. The man allegedly ordered the clerk...
  • Twofer: MAIG Mayors going to prison (Don’t drop the soap, boys)

    10/16/2013 8:27:30 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    Guns Save Life.com ^ | October 15, 2013
    Twofer: MAIG Mayors going to prison (Don’t drop the soap, boys) October 15, 2013 It’s been a busy week for Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) group of gun-grabbing mayors. First up, Filthy Filner, the San Diego Mayor who had a reputation for sexually harassing lots of lots of ladies, pled guilty to some reduced charges. Rumor had it his plea was to avoid convictions with the word “sexual” in them.
  • Ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner charged with felony false imprisonment, battery

    10/15/2013 9:57:28 AM PDT · by topher · 13 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/15/2013 | AP
    SAN DIEGO – Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, driven from office by sexual harassment allegations, was charged Tuesday with felony false imprisonment and two counts of misdemeanor battery involving three women.
  • Judge Kreep Banished to Traffic Court

    10/12/2013 8:01:51 AM PDT · by BAW · 46 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | Oct 12, 2013 | Greg Moran
    San Diego Judge Gary Kreep, a conservative legal activist who led a failed fight to challenge President Obama’s citizenship, has been exiled to traffic court after several Superior Court rulings favoring defendants’ constitutional rights. Kreep, 63, was reassigned on Sept. 9 from the downtown San Diego courthouse to a Kearny Mesa facility that handles traffic offenses and small claims. The move came after prosecutors from the City Attorney’s Office began to boycott his courtroom over his legal approach. For instance, Kreep often declined to take away a defendant’s 4th Amendment rights against search and seizure — something prosecutors can legally...
  • Baboon Seizes Reporter's Breast During Her Live Broadcast and Won’t Let Go

    09/25/2013 8:54:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 | Deborah Hastings
    TV reporter Sabrina Rodriguez got fondled by frisky baboon, but she kept on smiling. Mickey the baboon bared his teeth while grabbing her chest and held on during the live shot.What a cheeky baboon. TV reporter Sabrina Rodriguez got groped during a live broadcast by a baboon who grabbed a handful of her breast and hung on. The baboon refused to let go during the live broadcast in the central California city of Lodi. The Fox 40 journalist didn’t lose her cool and continued to extol the virtues of a local wine festival in Lodi, Calif., while smiling broadly. The...
  • TV’s original Svengoolie, ‘a great, great talent’ (RIP Jerry G Bishop)

    09/17/2013 7:41:18 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 17 replies
    Robert Feder.com ^ | 9/17/13 | Robert Feder
    Jerry G. Bishop traveled the country with the Beatles, worked as a major market radio and television personality over five decades, and created the original character of Svengoolie out of his fertile imagination. But he always considered himself a Chicago kid at heart, proud of his roots in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. He even modeled his two restaurants in San Diego after his favorite hometown dining spots. Word that Bishop died Sunday at 77 evoked memories of his unforgettable run as morning star of the former WCFL during the golden era of Top 40 radio in the...
  • Lawyer for Tasered man blames border agents

    09/14/2013 12:58:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09
    U-T San Diego ^ | Sept. 13, 2013 | Greg Moran
    SAN DIEGO — Lawyers for the family of a Mexican man who died in a confrontation with U.S. border law enforcement officers in 2010 said in a court filing this week that agents changed and embellished their version of the incident to depict that he was combative and violent. Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, 42, was beaten and shot with a Taser while handcuffed in an area of the San Ysidro Port of Entry the night of May 28, 2010. The incident involved as many as 20 agents and officers from the Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection, and Immigration and Customs...
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • Domestic violence aide accuses Filner

    08/27/2013 6:15:49 PM PDT · by South40 · 14 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 8/27/2013 | Trent Seibert
    San Diego Mayor Bob Filner grabbed a domestic violence advocate by the head to kiss her forehead and groped at a name tag on her chest, according to attorney Dan Gilleon, who is representing the woman.
  • GOP lawmakers fight to save cross at California war memorial

    08/25/2013 4:52:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 24, 2013 | FoxNews
    Several Republican lawmakers are urging a federal district court in California to block the removal of a war memorial cross in a San Diego public park that was declared unconstitutional in 2011. "We're urging the court to permit a private organization to obtain and operate the war memorial – a remedy that would remove any constitutional questions and protect this longstanding tribute to our men and women in uniform," Sekulow said in a statement. The legal fight over the Mount Soledad cross began in 1989 when atheist Philip Paulson sued the city of San Diego.
  • Potential successor for San Diego's disgraced mayor has alleged history of openly masturbating...

    08/24/2013 8:41:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 24, 2013 | Marc Raimondi
    From bad to gross? A potential candidate to succeed disgraced San Diego mayor Bob Filner has been caught openly masturbating in restrooms on multiple occasions, according to investigative site VoiceOfOC.org. When Carl DeMaio, one of the leading Republican candidates to replace alleged serial sexual harasser Filner, was in the City Council, he would allegedly leave the dais during meetings to masturbate in a men’s room, former City Council president Ben Hueso said. Hueso, now a Democratic state senator, said he witnessed DeMaio in the act twice, but others suspect his inappropriate activity was more frequent. The politician said he walked...
  • FILNER RESIGNS, EXIT DEAL OK'D

    08/23/2013 5:51:58 PM PDT · by BAW · 67 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | August 23, 2013 | Craig Gustafson
    Bob Filner announced his resignation Friday as San Diego’s 35th mayor following a tumultuous six weeks in which lurid allegations of repeated sexual misconduct against women crippled his ability to lead and turned him into a subject of national ridicule. Filner will to step down on Aug. 30 as part of a deal approved Friday afternoon by the City Council on a 7-0 vote in closed session that limits his legal and financial exposure stemming from a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former aide. In a dramatic appearance before the council, Filner was both apologetic yet defiant, lashing out...
  • San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has Resigned!

    08/23/2013 3:45:52 PM PDT · by South40 · 57 replies
    San Diego City Council Meeting | 8/24/2013
    I am watching the local city council meeting in San Diego and Filner has resigned, effective August 30, 2013.
  • San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to Resign (Filthy is out)

    08/22/2013 9:44:43 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 36 replies
    Channel 7 San Diego ^ | 8/22/2013 | Wendy Fry, Gene Cubbison and R. Stickney
    San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has agreed to resign as part of a deal reached this week with city officials, NBC 7 News has learned. Filner, spotted leaving City Hall with packing boxes Wednesday night, will formally vacate the office following a closed session of City Council Friday, according to several sources.
  • Filner could be out by Friday

    08/22/2013 9:33:35 AM PDT · by South40 · 5 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 8/21/2013 | Craig Gustafson & Mark Walker
    Mayor Bob Filner reached a proposed settlement agreement with his legal adversaries Wednesday that likely sets the stage for the end of his brief, scandal-plagued tenure as San Diego’s 35th mayor. The tentative agreement centers around a lawsuit filed against the mayor and the city by a former Filner aide who accused him of sexual harassment and unwanted sexual advances. Three days of mediation — overseen by retired federal judge J. Lawrence Irving — ended late Wednesday when a group of lawyers and city leaders led by City Attorney Jan Goldsmith emerged from behind closed doors to announce a deal...
  • San Diego to get a gay mayor

    08/23/2013 8:57:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 44 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | August 23, 2013 | Joe Garofoli
    San Diego has a long reputation as a mecca of political conservatism, but that image could crumble after the resignation Friday of its mayor, Bob Filner, in the face of allegations of sexual harassment. His replacement will be a gay man, making San Diego the nation's second-largest city to be led by an openly gay person. The City Council voted 7-0 Friday to approve a deal to accept Filner's resignation in exchange for covering some of his legal expenses related to the harassment allegations involving city employees. A spokesman for California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Friday that Harris has...
  • Allred: 'No Pay-Off for Filner in Deal' (The RAT perp gets paid?)

    08/22/2013 3:47:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    8/22/13 | Monica Garske
    With embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s resignation on the horizon, some of the women leading the charge say they don't want Filner's resignation to come at the expense of San Diego taxpayers. Filner has agreed to resign as part of a deal reached this week in mediation with city officials, NBC 7 News learned on Thursday. The deal requires approval of the City Council in closed session Friday, which has some speculating the city may be asked to pay Filner’s defense fees in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by his former employee, Irene McCormack Jackson. Her attorney Gloria Allred...
  • Report: San Diego Mayor Filner to resign

    08/22/2013 10:12:51 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Report: San Diego Mayor Filner to resign By Blake Neff - 08/22/13 12:38 PM ET San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will resign, according to a local television station. Filner, who has been accused of sexual harassment and improper sexual advances by 17 women, has been in mediation talks on his future. ABC 10 News in San Diego reported the former congressman had reached a deal in which he will leave office. Filner has been under enormous pressure to resign in California and in Washington, where many of his former colleagues have torched him with criticism. The mayor faces the possibility...
  • CNN: Spa owner says groped by Filner

    08/21/2013 10:46:11 AM PDT · by South40 · 13 replies
    Businesswoman claims Filner put his hands on her behind while they were being photographed A prominent businesswoman came forward today as the 18th woman to accuse San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment. Dianne York, president and CEO of The Spa of La Jolla, told CNN that during a meeting with Filner three months ago, he put his hands on her buttocks while a photo was being taken and others were present in the room.
  • WH: Obama Has No Comment on Bob Filner

    08/20/2013 11:34:47 AM PDT · by don-o · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 20, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the president didn't have a comment on the ongoing Bob Filner sex scandal:
  • “We shall overcome”: San Diegans rally … in support of Bob Filner

    08/19/2013 7:33:11 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    Granted, it was only a few dozen people. Granted, the rally against Filner was bigger, and public opinion is running seven to one in favor of resignation. "Organizer and immigrant rights activist Enrique Morones said Filner backers would no longer stay silent." “These joint community members of color, veterans, environmentalists, educators, women’s rights, gays, civil rights, labor, human rights, unions, neighborhoods, immigration and many more — we stand united in stopping the public mockery of our judicial system,” Morones said. “Due process for Mayor Filner and due process for the accusers.”… "Suzie Ditmars, of the Committee on the Status of...
  • Supporters rally for embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (RAT perp 'far more than sloppy kisses')

    08/19/2013 2:18:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/19/13 | Jeff Black
    A diverse group of supporters rallied in front of San Diego City Hall on Monday, calling for voters and the media not to prejudge embattled Mayor Bob Filner, who is accused of sexual harassment, faces a recall effort as well as federal and local investigations. "Let’s get back to business of moving the region forward with Mayor Bob Filner,” said organizer and human activist Enrique Morones, who was led the rally, which was staged in front of reporters. Morones was joined by other supporters, including campaign volunteers, former city officials and other activists, many of them women, including one who...
  • Sexual Harassment Allegations Fuel Bid to Recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner

    08/18/2013 5:33:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 18, 2013 | Dean Schabner
    A petition drive to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner got underway today, trying to oust the man who has been accused of sexual harassment by 16 women. The mayor's opponents turned out all over the city, including at a local marathon, trying to get the nearly 102,000 signatures they need to collect by Sept. 26 to get the issue on the ballot.
  • Great-grandmother accuses Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment

    08/15/2013 12:37:15 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 31 replies
    10News ^ | August 14, 2013
    SAN DIEGO - A great-grandmother will hold a news conference with attorney Gloria Allred Thursday afternoon, alleging she is a sexual harassment victim of Mayor Bob Filner. A news release stated the senior citizen was the "victim of continuous inappropriate sexual advances by the Mayor while trying to do her job at City Hall." Allred said the woman worked at the Senior Citizens Service Desk in the lobby of the City Administration Building. The release said both Allred and the great-grandmother would address the media at 1:00 p.m. at the Westin in downtown San Diego.