In an local election season that’s been shaping up to be surprisingly anti-climatic, an intense Democrat-on-Democrat battle was brewing in the race for the 39th state Senate seat, which serves much of the city of San Diego and a few other coastal cities.
The race, which began with bad blood between the two over an alleged promise, is over. State Senator Marty Block, the incumbent, announced at the capitol that he was bowing out of his bid for his own seat. That means Toni Atkins, now the speaker of the state Assembly, is likely to win the seat in the Democratic-dominated district. (She’s termed out of the Assembly.)
Times of San Diego reports Block is looking “very seriously” at the job of overseeing the community college system for the state.
We Read the Filner Tell-All So You Don’t Have To
Liam Dillon collected the “5 Craziest Moments” described in the self-published tell-all memoir by Lee Burdick, the former chief of staff of former Mayor Bob Filner. She says his office was bugged and has some upsetting details about what she knew about his actions.
Chargers Said to Expect Deal Pronto
It was another day of maddeningly minor developments in the Spanos watch — the wait to see what Chargers owner Dean Spanos will do with his team for the coming year.
Anonymous sources are out and about. The LA Times’ Sam Farmer cites a few laying out the two plausible scenarios for deal between the Rams and the Chargers to to both play in Inglewood. The U-T has the little birdies saying that the Chargers expect a deal with the Rams soon, possibly by the end of this week, the U-T reports, over a departure to L.A. A deal, however, doesn’t mean the team is moving.