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  • San Diego considers an openly gay GOP mayor

    10/08/2011 2:41:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 8, 2011 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Two leading Republican contenders for mayor of America's eighth-largest city are openly gay, and voters have barely noticed. It doesn't come up at campaign appearances or in local news coverage. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and City Councilman Carl DeMaio haven't made their marks as gay rights activists, which may help explain why their sexual orientation has been a non-issue even among social conservatives.
  • Suit seeks to nullify Schwarzenegger commutation

    05/11/2011 6:25:25 PM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies · 1+ views
    AP via SacBee ^ | 5/11/11 | JULIE WATSON - Associated Press
    SAN DIEGO -- San Diego County prosecutors asked a state court Wednesday to overturn former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's last-minute decision to slash the prison sentence for the son of former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, his friend and political ally. The civil lawsuit filed in San Diego County Superior Court is the latest fallout from the Republican governor's decision, which angered prosecutors, the victim's family and other Republicans. A day before his term ended in January, Schwarzenegger cut by more than half the sentence for Esteban Nunez, to 7 years from 16 years. The younger Nunez pleaded guilty in the 2008...
  • Schwarzenegger's commutation for Nunez criticized

    01/04/2011 7:59:17 AM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Laurel Rosenhall
    Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision to reduce the prison sentence of a former Assembly speaker's son sparked outrage Monday, from the district attorney who prosecuted Esteban Núñez to local families whose loved ones are spending more time in prison – for lesser crimes. "We were shocked to hear of the governor's last-minute commutation, which greatly diminishes justice for victim Luis Santos and re-victimizes his family and friends," San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said in a prepared statement. She said her office was not consulted about the sentence reduction, in which Núñez's prison term was cut from 16 years...
  • San Diego District Attorney says LA DA's memo on open carry is wrong!

    04/05/2009 10:11:35 PM PDT · by majstoll · 15 replies · 960+ views
    The ^ | April 6, 2009 | Mike Stollenwerk — Last December the Los Angeles District Attorney issued an erroneous legal opinion stating that police officers could detain persons openly carrying guns in order to run serial numbers of guns . . .The SD DA is correct! Folks open carrying handguns in California have every bit as much right to privacy and freedom to movement as cell phone carriers. See more and DIGG at
  • In a First, a Lesbian Is Elected District Attorney in San Diego

    11/13/2002 2:15:49 AM PST · by ppaul · 32 replies · 292+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/13/02 | John M. Broder
    SAN DIEGO, Nov. 12 — One of the bitterest San Diego campaigns in memory came to a welcome close today, when officials declared that a state judge had ousted the district attorney after an 18-month campaign featuring charges of corruption, anti-Semitism, mental instability and sex discrimination. But one issue that was not aired in this conservative county was the winner's sexual orientation. With her victory over District Attorney Paul Pfingst sealed, Judge Bonnie Dumanis of Superior Court will become the first openly gay prosecutor elected in the country, gay advocates say. Judge Dumanis eked out her victory by about...