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State Supreme Court ruling could make local ballot initiatives more difficult

A recent unanimous ruling by the California Supreme Court (pictured) that may force the city of San Diego to retroactively create pensions for non-police employees hired since the start of 2013 isn’t just bad news for pension reformers. It also

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Is San Diego safest big city? Or having a police crisis?

This good news got prominent play in California’s second-largest city this weekend: For the fourth year running, San Diego had the lowest murder rate among the country’s ten largest cities. The department investigated 32 homicides, down from 39, giving San

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Chamber of Commerce touts pension reform, backs pension arsonist

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce stunned a lot of people last month when it endorsed Democrat incumbent Scott Peters over Republican challenger Carl DeMaio in the 52nd congressional district race in an affluent swath of San Diego and its northeastern

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Filner: Hey, Mexicans, I demand you speak English!

For liberals who have fought for decades to help women secure a healthy, productive, routine role in the workplace, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s serial sexual harassment of staffers, constituents and other women unlucky enough to cross his path should

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Bob Filner: He’ll do for San Diego what he did for the VA 16

June 3, 2013 By Chris Reed It doesn’t take long before the L.A. Times’ profile of new San Diego Mayor Bob Filner in Sunday’s paper makes it clear that we’re in for a piece that poses as a warts-and-all portrait

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Social justice? Unions savage gay, black Democrat in San Diego 6

May 26, 2013 By Chris Reed San Diego’s recovery from its self-induced pension debacles a decade ago has been sufficiently vigorous that the state’s second-largest city is arguably in better shape than Los Angeles, San Jose and many big cities

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Smear of gay Republican: What will Dems say? Zip 5

March 25, 2013 By Chris Reed The hypocrisy of the power-mad left of California’s Democratic Party has never been more on display than in the attempt to destroy the 2012 mayoral candidacy of San Diego gay libertarian Republican Carl DeMaio.

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San Diego mayor resumes public-employee enrichment schemes 8

March 14, 2013 By Chris Reed Well, that didn’t take long. Bob Filner — a paleoliberal former Democratic congressman who was elected mayor of San Diego in November — is embracing the same sort of ridiculously generous public-employee compensation policies

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San Diego mayor embraces voter nullification 4

March 1, 2013 By Chris Reed In 2006, San Diego voters gave a landslide win to a ballot measure that would force groups of city workers to compete against private firms for the right to provide city services in a

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The Battle of San Diego: Unions Go All Out for Status Quo — With Unlikely Ally 0

June 4, 2012 By Chris Reed SAN DIEGO — On Tuesday, ground zero in the unions’ war on California taxpayers will be here, fought on three fronts. In the mayor’s race, there’s a fascinating four-way campaign pitting county District Attorney

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