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Mayor Bob Filner’s event-hopping has created a running timeline of hilarious photos.
Bob Filner’s random public drop-ins have inspired a corp of civilian paparazzi.
Since he was sworn in last December, Filner has shown up at so many community gatherings, often unannounced, that it’s spawned a Twitter hashtag — #filnereverywhere — to track his whereabouts and we created a website to compile those tweets.
Many of those breathless sightings include unforgettable photos. We pulled together some of the best photos San Diegans have tweeted since Filner’s inauguration.
The Cycling Mayor
Filner joined some South Park school children for an early morning bike ride on April 22 and like any responsible rider, he wore a helmet. Photo courtesy of Ursula Cunniff.
— Howard Blackson (@hblackson) April 23, 2013
Filner’s Earth Day Red Carpet
Filner gives some fans a sly look at Earth Fair at Balboa Park on April 21. Meanwhile, a cameraman lurks. Photo courtesy of Gretchen Newsom.
— Gretchen Newsom (@GretchenNewsom) April 21, 2013
Filner the Organizer
Filner was an early Civil Rights organizer and during the mayoral campaign, he told us he was “genetically programmed” for that activism. He shared that spirit at the Cesar Chavez Day March on April 1. Photo courtesy of Mariana Almaraz.
— Lucas O’Connor (@lucasoconnor) April 2, 2013
The Brawler Calls for Civility
Filner was one of the featured speakers at University of San Diego’s Conference On Restoring Civility to Civic Dialogue on Feb. 20. Later that day, he crashed City Attorney Jan Goldsmith’s press conference, resulting in some tense and awkward exchanges . Photo courtesy of Joe LaCava.
— Joe LaCava (@joe_lacava) February 20, 2013
Here’s a photo I took of Filner and Goldsmith at that press conference:
Filner Signs Anti-Violence Pledge
In February, dozens of women marched to protest violence against women and girls in downtown San Diego. Filner signed the group’s pledge and he and former Councilwoman Donna Frye marched with the group. Photo courtesy of Jerry Hall.
— Jerry Hall (@ecitizensorg) February 14, 2013
Filner Crashes Voice of San Diego
We couldn’t resist plugging our own Filner drop-in. The mayor crashed Voice of San Diego‘s office on Feb. 7 and almost immediately headed to CEO Scott Lewis’ office for a photo. Photo by Sara Libby.
— Sara Libby (@SaraLibby) February 7, 2013
The Kid’s Not Impressed
Filner poses with San Diego Free Press writer Brent E. Beltrán after a press conference in Barrio Logan. Beltrán’s son is not pleased. Photo courtesy of Brent E. Beltrán.
— Desde la Logan (@DesdeLaLogan) January 4, 2013
Filner Chows Down
Filner donned a kippah to light a menorah at the Chabad Hebrew Academy Hanukkah ceremony on Dec. 12 and enjoyed a jelly doughnut during the ceremony. Photo by Sam Hodgson.
.@bobfilnermayor‘s been popping up at events across town vosd.org/TPSJh5 #filnereverywhere Photo by @samuelhodgson twitter.com/voiceofsandieg… — Voice of San Diego (@voiceofsandiego) December 13, 2012
San Diego’s Sleepy Mayor
Days after he was sworn in, Filner fell asleep at one of the two back-to-back school board meetings he attended. Photo courtesy of Lauren Steussy.
— Lauren Steussy (@LaurenSteussy) December 11, 2012
Lisa Halverstadt is a reporter at Voice of San Diego. Know of something she should check out? You can contact her directly at email@example.com or 619.325.0528.
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