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This weekend was chock-full of political news touching on plum political appointments, gay marriage and, of course, seals.

Mayor Jerry Sanders and his daughter, Lisa, appeared on CNN and FoxNews to talk about the California Supreme Court’s decisions upholding Proposition 8.

The mayor, who made a high-profile switch to support gay marriage in 2007, told FoxNews that the state high court had been “somewhat schizophrenic” on the issue and talked about the upcoming wedding of his daughter, who is a lesbian. You can view the whole video here.

At CityBeat’s blog, Eric Wolff had a preview of the appointment to the California Coastal Commission, which could involve another competition between council members Ben Hueso and Donna Frye.

Hueso, who beat out Frye for council president and is running for state Assembly next year, is vying to be reappointed to the seat.

But Fabian Nuñez, a longtime friend of Hueso’s who appointed him to the seat, is no longer the state Assembly speaker. His replacement is Karen Bass, who has some other candidates to consider, including Frye.

Also, the Union-Tribune’s Craig Gustafson had the latest in the saga of the seals, focusing on the fallout from Councilwoman Sherri Lightner’s suggestion that the city study the idea of allowing leashed dogs for longer periods of time at the Children’s Pool in La Jolla. Lightner floated the idea after the city unveiled a plan to disperse the seals, which involved playing recordings of barking dogs.

RANI GUPTA

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