Filner: Marriage Stinks

Mayoral candidate explains his vote for the Defense of Marriage Act by saying his own marriages were so bad he didn’t understand why the community cared so much.

  Fletcher Ditches the GOP

He’s been seen as a rising star for the party statewide. But he says he’s sick of party politics and is going independent.

  From Rising Star to Lone Wolf: The Surprising Path of Nathan Fletcher

In shedding the Republican Party, Nathan Fletcher might have found the only way to become mayor. He risks destroying the political identity he’s spent his entire life building to do so.

  Why Gas Prices Are So High: San Diego Explained

Our latest video explainer breaks down the journey of Gordon the gas drop.

  Fletcher’s Defection: What Should He Have Done?

The GOP was working against him. Is he supposed to just be sad?

  U-T Boss: Waterfront Plan Has ‘Great Deal of Support’

But two months after paper unveiled a vision for the city’s downtown waterfront, no elected officials have formally endorsed the plan, adopted it or started advocating for it.

  Morning Report: The City’s Got a Secret

Bilbray’s bogus claim, DeMaio’s double trouble, Romney’s car elevator (!), a lost Lorax and condor name goes up for a vote.

  The Budget’s Fixed, But Your Street Isn’t: A Reader’s Guide

San Diego’s mayor celebrated the end of the city’s budget deficits. But the city still has plenty of cash problems. Understanding what they mean for you (and your potholed street).

  How Drug Dealers Help Nonprofits: Fact Check

Statement: “I also provide funding to many nonprofit organizations by taking money from drug dealers and seizing their assets and giving it back to the nonprofits,” District Attorney and mayoral candidate Bonnie Dumanis said March 26. Determination: True

  An Act of Congress for a Sailboat Race: Fact Check

Statement: “It took an act of Congress just to hold a sailboat race in San Diego,” Congressman Brian Bilbray said during a candidates’ debate on KPBS March 14. Determination: Huckster Propaganda

Dagny Salas is the web editor at You can contact her directly at or 619.550.5669.

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Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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