News stories earlier this month sparked claims that San Diego County’s pension system is embarking on a risky new investment strategy. Brian White, the pension system’s CEO, shot back, defending the strategy as “the opposite of gambling.”

In a new web ad, Carl DeMaio describes his opponent, Rep. Scott Peters, as the mastermind of the city’s pension scandal. Peters’ campaign’s response: The congressman didn’t create the pension problem – in fact, he solved it.

The U-T’s editorial board endorsed Ernest Dronenburg for a second term as assessor/recorder/clerk and included this startling reasoning: Dronenburg is ” the only one of the four candidates who … even met the legal requirement that this officeholder be a certified property appraiser.”

Mayor Kevin Faulconer and City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf claim in recent campaign mailers for Zapf and District 6 City Council candidate Chris Cate that pension reform has already saved taxpayers $1 billion.