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The San Diego Mayoral Candidates That Didn't Bark (tags)
When A Better San Diego, a coalition made up largely of labor unions and their affiliates, sponsored a debate among the four leading candidates for Mayor of San Diego in next year's election, only two showed up. The no-shows were City Councilmember Carl DeMaio, whose whole campaign is based on targeting city workers as the source of San Diego's economic woes, and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, both Republicans. A third Republican, Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher, and Democratic Congressmember Bob Filner attended and differed on city workers' pensions, outsourcing city jobs to private companies and many other issues.
Conservation of Symbiotic Bees Pollinators and Vernal Pool Goldfields (tags)
Developers attempt to build sprawl-marts on top of critical habitat for a great many endnagered species in the Sacramento Valley's vanishing vernal pools. What are some reasons for protecting the valley's vernal pool biodiversity?
Governor-elect Arnold "pay-to-play" Schwarzenegger gets millions from "spec (tags)
Schwarzenegger's list of contributors is largely made up of private business interests -- ranging from real estate developers and manufacturers to car dealers and a produce baron -- and has raised concerns from campaign finance watchdogs. He also drew criticism for collecting donations of up to six figures after announcing that he needed no help from contributors to finance the campaign.