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Good morning from Point Loma.
- District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is no stranger to boycotting judges, the U-T reports, though her most recent uses of the rare and controversial move have resulted in more publicity. Dumanis is on KPBS this morning to talk about the boycotting.
- An effort for the city of San Diego to maintain its funding for a park paid for by county-wide agencies received a potential lifeline last week. But Mayor Jerry Sanders’ Office doesn’t seem inclined to support redirecting money for the 55-mile San Dieguito River Park, which saw its funding eliminated in December’s budget cuts.
- Some San Diego County employees, including elected officials, are expected to receive 2 percent raises this week.
- Some takes on the Ethics Commission hearing that wasn’t for City Councilwoman Marti Emerald. Both sides need to resolve the case quickly, the U-T editorializes. The paper also takes a closer look at how Emerald’s proposed fines compare to past violators of campaign rules.
- San Diego County supervisors again took flak for their use of $10 million in annual funds for neighborhood improvements, which critics deride as slush funds. The issue is particularly relevant, critics say, during a widespread fiscal crisis.
- In the on-going saga of a Los Angeles football stadium, sports industry experts are saying the NFL’s labor strife will complicate any effort to move a team to there.
- Meantime in Santa Clara, voters are split down the middle about a new stadium for the San Francisco 49ers. There’s more indication, however, that stadium is planned to house the Oakland Raiders, too.
- It may not be the most glamorous position, but five people are running for San Diego County assessor this year.
- The San Diego City Council should not give itself veto power over large hotel projects downtown, the U-T editorializes. The newspaper characterizes the idea as a labor-backed move to promote union work rules.
- Creating new park space in San Diego can be simple and inexpensive, argues local think tank analyst Vince Vasquez. And the city should continue to push for $5 million in private donations to make Balboa Park pedestrian friendly.
— LIAM DILLON