Former Mayor Jerry Sanders and U-T San Diego Publisher Doug Manchester butted heads at a gathering that anointed Kevin Faulconer as the conservative choice for mayor.

Alvarez gets big we-love-you, high-profile new accuser tells emotional story of Filner harassment, nursing homes under scrutiny and southern exposure.

His failures over the last few months exemplified the mayor’s inability to fully execute his ideas amid struggles with personal demons.

Filner built a 20-year career in Congress on the back of his work for veterans and individual constituents. The claim that he used a meeting with a wounded vet as pretext for a date strikes at the heart of his career.