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.