It was easy for the city to make a big show of celebrating Peggy Shannon, who was harassed by Bob Filner and didn’t ask for any financial compensation. But the city’s treatment of Jane Doe, who’s suing over her encounter with a rogue cop, reveals a much different attitude toward victims.

A federal prosecutor gave the first clue Friday to the biggest unanswered question in the campaign finance scandal: What did the wealthy Mexican national who allegedly conspired to illegally fund San Diego elections want?

The former police detective who allegedly said he’d funnel campaign cash to a mayoral candidate if he agreed to fire Police Chief Bill Lansdowne met with the top cop a month earlier about a liquor license dispute.

On Tuesday, the U.S. attorney’s office announced charges against two individuals in a complex campaign finance scheme. And the local political and media worlds exploded.

Rep. Juan Vargas doesn’t deny his campaign’s involvement in a campaign finance scandal involving a foreign national and an ex-police officer.

The city will spend millions to replace departing city officials this year but taxpayers won’t pay for another unplanned election if City Councilmen David Alvarez or Kevin Faulconer wins the mayor’s race.

Troy Johnson from the Food Network and San Diego Magazine is our special guest. Plus: misleading mailers, troubles at Lincoln High and the “pension crisis zombie.”

Mayoral contender Kevin Faulconer remains a champion of managed competition despite critical reviews of the program.


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