Fletcher also wrote that he watched former President Bill Clinton’s Democratic National Convention speech three times “trying to find something I disagreed with. I couldn’t. It was clear—at least to me—that I was a Democrat.”
After Mayor Bob Filner had finished unveiling his proposal to rid Balboa Park’s Plaza de Panama of parked cars by Memorial Day, one stunned local resident queried: “Are you talking about all of this happening this Memorial Day, or 2014?” “Next month!” Filner boomed from his seat.
When the primary dust had settled, local labor’s sweetheart, Myrtle Cole, found herself with more than twice as many votes as her nearest competitor, San Diego Pride executive director and community activist Dwayne Crenshaw.
Over beers and the occasional shot of whiskey, urban designer Howard Blackson and Australian-born transplant Pauly De Bartolo, began brainstorming about ways to reconnect Balboa Park to its truncated past.
"Any person who uses or allows to be used any reproduction or facsimile of the seal… of a local government agency in any campaign literature or mass mailing… with intent to deceive the voters, is guilty of a misdemeanor."
Imagine a Republican Party victory in San Diego these days minus fanfare. No chest thumping on social media from local party chairman Tony Krvaric that the end days are approaching for “socialists” and “union stooges.”
Before a not-quite-capacity crowd at Balboa Park’s Mingei International Museum one evening last week, an artist, architect, scholar and urban designer shared a couch and their thoughts on San Diego’s ongoing struggle with its identity.
On March 26, voters in the City Council’s District 4 will choose the successor to Tony Young, who’s resigned. That decision will determine, at least on paper, the partisan slant of the supposedly nonpartisan council.