Good morning from Hillcrest.

  • We’ll lead the day with our newest feature, The San Diego Fact Check. This blog will evaluate statements in the region’s public dialog and rate it on a scale of “True” to “Huckster Propaganda.” Our first entry in the “Huckster Propaganda” category is San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis. She pledged not to endorse candidates, but she does all the time.
  • Check out our video fact check with media partner NBC 7/39. And contact reporter Keegan Kyle with your fact check suggestions.
  • San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders took the stand in the federal court challenge against the state’s gay marriage ban. Sanders received plaudits from the gay community for reversing his position and supporting gay marriage in a news conference more than two years ago told the court “prejudice” was behind his prior stance.
  • A settlement could be near in the Security and Exchange Commission’s case against five former San Diego officials implicated in the city’s pension and disclosure scandal.
  • Speaking of the pension, last week’s news that the city owed $20 million more than it expected to the pension system sparked cries of change from the U-T editorial board and Councilman Carl DeMaio.
  • San Diegans believe they’re worse off financially than anywhere else in the state, according to an analysis of a statewide poll.
  • Escondido will have to cut code enforcement, planning, park maintenance, a senior center, fire prevention, performing arts and city-sponsored events to attempt to close a record budget gap.
  • An audit of Oceanside’s finances find the city is spending far more money than it is receiving.
  • The resident behind an attempt to recall a Poway city councilwoman explains his position to the U-T.
  • And to follow up on news from yesterday, the city of Los Angeles went ahead and passed strict regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries.


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