Who Runs San Diego? Co-opting an Icon in Hillcrest

By Linda Perine As you may have noticed, October has not been a happy month for the San Diego LGBT community. Earlier this month the Harvey Milk American Diner in Hillcrest closed abruptly, bouncing checks to workers and simply failing to pay others, including the Harvey Milk Foundation. At an October 8 press conference an LA … Continue reading Who Runs San Diego? Co-opting an Icon in Hillcrest

Who Runs San Diego? The Lincoln Club’s Role in Our Shadow Government

By Jim Miller In the last several installments of this series, we have focused on the interlocking network of moneyed interests who dominate San Diego’s media landscape in order to “manufacture consent” as well as the ways in which moneyed interests are able to feed at the public trough and/or manipulate local government to serve … Continue reading Who Runs San Diego? The Lincoln Club’s Role in Our Shadow Government

Who Runs San Diego? Some Taxpayers Are More Equal Than Others at the County Taxpayers Association

By Linda Perine This week’s article is a little more complex than some of our previous looks at Who Runs San Diego?.  When David (Cory Briggs) slays Goliath (Hoteliers Financing District) – that’s a good story!  When some (Sea World and certain electeds) tell us it’s OK to imprison and mistreat our sweet Shamu,  LOTS of folk get mad.  … Continue reading Who Runs San Diego? Some Taxpayers Are More Equal Than Others at the County Taxpayers Association

Who Runs San Diego? Deals Like the One Proposed for Belmont Park Amount to a War on Taxpayers

Guest column by Councilmember Ed Harris Recently, the City Council was asked to grant an extension to the lease at Belmont Park in Mission Beach. Pacifica, a local developer and current leaseholder of the park’s commercial buildings, wanted the Council to approve a deal that would extend its current lease to 55 years.  Pacifica has … Continue reading Who Runs San Diego? Deals Like the One Proposed for Belmont Park Amount to a War on Taxpayers

Who Runs San Diego? How Do You Solve a Problem like Sea World?

By Linda Perine For most of us it has been a slow, painful process to understand that our love affair with cute, cuddly, smiley Shamu has made us participants in a cold-blooded business that imprisons and mistreats sentient, social creatures in ways that turn the stomach and shock the conscience. Concerned environmentalist and civic leaders … Continue reading Who Runs San Diego? How Do You Solve a Problem like Sea World?