Good morning from Hillcrest.

  • One of the two criminal cases stemming from the city of San Diego’s pension scandal came to an end yesterday when District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis dropped charges against former pension board officials. The California Supreme Court already had thrown out charges against five of the six former board members implicated, but Dumanis also dropped the charge against the sixth, former firefighter union head Ron Saathoff. Former City Attorney Mike Aguirre was critical of that move.
  • There’s planet of reaction from City Attorney Jan Goldsmith’s decision to sue the city’s retirement system over whether city employees should pay for half the pension plan’s investment losses. Aguirre wished Goldsmith luck and the retirement board said it was disappointed by Goldsmith’s decision.
  • San Diego County Sheriff candidate Jim Duffy is right about the number of outstanding warrants in the county, our Fact Check finds. We also provide plenty of context on what that means.
  • Some groups steamed at Councilman Carl DeMaio’s decision to vote against a symbolic council resolution against the Arizona immigration law held a “Sink-O-DeMaio” rally yesterday. Zing.
  • DeMaio and colleague Kevin Faulconer asked for a way to add a ninth City Council district without adding costs. The new district is required as part of the city’s strong-mayor ballot measure coming in June.
  • Last, win a harbor cruise if you have the best Fact Check idea.


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