Scott Lewis (scottlewis)
When, exactly, Bosnich left Carl DeMaio's team has become one of the central mysteries to emerge in the scandal that consumed the 52nd District race. The biggest problem with Bosnich's story is his own timeline.
Replicating the success in Encanto of two-person first-responder teams, the California Innocence Project's hero status, what's launched us into BuzzFeed fame for justice worth ridicule, and what we learned this week.
Several former staffers of congressional candidate Carl DeMaio said they'd ever seen or heard of him doing anything like what another ex-staffer, Todd Bosnich, alleges. But they all acknowledge he can be an extremely difficult person to serve, and some are no longer supporting him because of the way they were treated.
DeMaio said the police have cleared him of wrongdoing, but that only provoked more questions. SDPD is staying tight-lipped, as is District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, who has endorsed DeMaio in the past.
A long-simmering feud between DeMaio and the consultants who ran his 2012 mayoral campaign has boiled into the public view. Now it threatens to become a bigger distraction for DeMaio, who is in a tight race for Congress against incumbent Democratic Rep. Scott Peters.
DeMaio's instinct is to fight. He can't help it. And yet, his message has been that he can end the "dysfunction" and "divisiveness" in Congress. The case for him is better understood when you look back at his impact in San Diego.
Reps. Susan Davis and Scott Peters want those who have the luxury of having a bunch of garbage delivered daily to their mailboxes to keep it. Issa wants them to have to walk at least to their curb to get their advertising. Unfortunately, none of them will let me pay to get rid of it.
Our fourth Politifest has finally arrived. Plus, the numbers that say you probably won't get in trouble if you're responsible for a hit-and-run, how San Diego and California stack up in the business relocation trend, and what we learned this week.
Friday, an appellate court ruled that the city of San Diego's clever idea to raise the hotel-room tax, without actually asking voters to approve it, was not legal. And suddenly, the $520 million Convention Center expansion, the largest construction project on the city's docket, was thrown out.
Superintendent Cindy Marten once supported Thrive Public School, a charter trying to get approved in San Diego Unified. Then she urged the state to reject it, citing an incomplete plan for handling English-learners. The district, however, doesn't seem like it's in a place to lecture anyone on what to do about students learning English.