Todd Gloria: The best is yet to come

Todd Gloria

Yes, last week’s back-stabbing political coup against former interim mayor and council president, Todd Gloria was led by Republicans but had the help of some weak and unprincipled Democrats. In my view, the coup’s chief organizer was Councilman Scott Sherman, the new “Dick Cheney of San Diego.” In one of the biggest betrayals and back-stabbing [...]

Mayor and family attend Center community dinner

Mayor Kevin Faulconer with his family at the Scott Carlson Thanksgiving Dinner at The Center |  PHOTO: BIG MIKE

Mayor Kevin Faulconer and San Diego’s first lady Katherine Faulconer, along with their two young children attended the 28th annual Scott Carlson Community Thanksgiving Dinner at The Center which saw over 300 homeless people, seniors, people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, struggling families with children, both GLBT and straight have a wonderful big dinner including second [...]

We all have AIDS … till none of us have AIDS

In honor of World AIDS Day, the below text is the speech I gave at the Reasons We Remember Vigil for AIDS Walk San Diego, Friday, Sept. 26. 1981 was the beginning – the early 1980s – yes, the worst of times and the best of times; the worst of times for our community and [...]

Auntie Helen’s scandal: Many looked the other way

Well over a year ago in this column, I wrote about the financial mismanagement going on at Auntie Helen’s. I reported how the County Board of Supervisors had demanded their government grant back because of mismanagement fraud; how Auntie Helen’s executive director was caught using this AIDS agency’s money at casinos for personal dinners and [...]

Cleve Jones coming to San Diego Dec. 6

Internationally known gay, labor and AIDS activist Cleve Jones will be in San Diego Dec. 6 when the Human Dignity Foundation will be honoring him at their annual gala. Cleve is the founder of the Names Project/AIDS Quilt and was the historic consultant for the Oscar-winning film Milk about his good friend Harvey Milk. (Actor [...]

Now on to the 2016 elections!

Susan Davis Todd Gloria

Strategy and campaigning has already started for the 2016 elections. Locally, rumors continue that our beloved and super-popular Congresswoman Susan Davis may not seek re-election and if she decides to retire the top two names being mentioned are Todd Gloria and Toni Atkins, who will both be termed out of office in 2016. Republicans have [...]

Mr. DeMaio goes to Washington …

Carl DeMaio got a phone call from Washington, D.C. about five in the morning after Tuesday’s long election night; he was told to report for congressional orientation. Two years ago, Scott Peters got the same call in his tight race against incumbent Brian Bilbray in which Peters was then narrowly ahead. As I write this [...]

Vote Brown, Davis, DeMaio, Cate, Padilla Nov. 4

Next Tuesday, Nov. 4 is an important election as it will decide who will control Congress; but yet most political observers predict a low turnout. Locally there are also important races and let’s hope for a good turnout. I endorse Gov. Brown for re-election as well as Congresswoman Susan Davis. Let’s make history and elect [...]

Kehoe School project … reset

There has been a lot of media coverage concerning the GLBT Historic Task Force’s community campaign to rename Florence Elementary School to the Sen. Christine Kehoe School. Let me set the record and facts straight following some questions and concerns that have been brought up. As many of you know, some years ago I brought [...]

The smearing of Carl DeMaio

In my over half a century of being involved with politics and public service I have never seen such a constant, ugly, disgusting and destructive smear campaign as has been waged against Carl DeMaio. As many of you know, I have always had an up and down relationship with Carl, from introducing him to Latino [...]

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