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The Reader:  Old Money Talking

by Matt Potter

Sheriff Bill Kolender has thrown the race for his successor into a tizzy by deciding to resign on July 2, giving his support as expected to Undersheriff Bill Gore, an ex–FBI agent who enjoys the backing of San Diego’s big-money insiders.


San Diego CityBeat:   What moves you? Public transit plan rethinks the way we get around

Hoffman, a transportation consultant for the San Diego-based Mission Group, has been working on FAST for the last four years. On a recent morning at a Normal Heights coffeehouse, he took a reporter through the most recent version of the plan.


voice of san diego:   Mayor’s Budget Solution Not a Mystery to All

By Rani Gupta

When Mayor Jerry Sanders announced his spending proposal this week, one of the saviors was a reserve fund that the mayor said could be tapped to cover nearly $18 million in expenses.

“It’s something I didn’t know existed,” Sanders said Wednesday. “I can only speak for myself.”

But the fund has been disclosed in the city’s annual financial reports and was well known among the city’s finance officials, including Chief Financial Officer Mary Lewis.

“This has been out there, talked about,” Lewis said. “The financial people know about it. The policy people wouldn’t know about it.”


SDNN:   California senate votes to let harbor seals stay

By Alyssa Ramos, La Jolla Village News

The state senate voted 30-4 Thursday to approve legislation aimed at blocking the court-ordered removal of a colony of harbor seals from Children’s Pool in La Jolla.

The legislation, authored by Sen. Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego, would amend a 1931 trust, which designated the beach as a bathing area for children, to also allow for a marine mammal habitat. It now moves to the Assembly.

Attorneys representing animal activists and ocean users have battled for years over the intended use of La Jolla’s Children’s Pool, mainly regarding a harbor seal colony that converted the beach into their rookery.

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