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Good morning from Hillcrest.

  • We’ll lead off with part two of our five-part series on San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis — the area’s most powerful politician. Today’s installment looks at Dumanis’ endorsements. They’re like gold, even though she pledged not to make them anymore.
  • Colleague Emily Alpert reports that San Diego Unified School Board member Shelia Jackson is dropping out of the county Supervisors race against 16-year incumbent Ron Roberts and Democratic Assemblywoman Lori Saldana. The move had been long rumored.
  • In other election news, Republican activist Steve Danon is gaining support in his race against County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price, FlashReport says. That race isn’t until 2012.
  • Our own Scott Lewis continues his series of chats with interesting San Diegans and today’s version is with environmental attorney Marco Gonzalez. Desalination and water recycling are among the issues that top Gonzalez’s list this year.
  • The Convention Center is expecting less business in 2010 than in 2009, according to its own economic forecast. It expects this year’s events to create $542 million in direct spending.
  • Half of a $35,000 property clearing lien imposed by San Diego County on a Chula Vista homeowner was reduced after an administrative hearing.
  • In news from other cities around San Diego County, organizers of a recall effort against a Poway city councilwoman are opening up an office. Escondido is buying up property for affordable housing projects.
  • Last, we missed this piece from a couple weeks ago in the Reader. Don Bauder takes the Chargers to task over the team’s downtown stadium proposal.


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