Early morning Report: Exactly what the Scandal Probe May Miss .

The San Diego Association of Federal governments, an umbrella company that supervises things like local transportation, remains in rather a pickle over its monetary forecasting scandal. Its leaders have actually worked with an Orange County firm to investigate how citizens were misled about a transport tally procedure.
Our Andrew Keatts digs much deeper and discovers that “it’s unclear the company will be able to examine all the issues Voice of San Diego uncovered associated to the company’s existing tax measure, TransNet, and the proposed tax boost citizens turned down last year, Procedure A.”
Amongst the issues that could be overlooked: How did the agency take a year to fess up that the expenses of all TransNet jobs had ballooned by $8 billion? What about the e-mails slated to be examined– about 2,700 of them– that just may be the suggestion of the iceberg? And will detectives explore other issues raised by staffers besides the mess concerning last fall’s stopped working Step A?
A member of the SANDAG board said he’s been careful to makes sure the examination can include issues like these, and a detective states the probe’s scope is a bit unclear due to the fact that it’s early.
– Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez’s expense to reform SANDAG advanced out of committee Wednesday.
Which Was Green Day. Now, the Padres!
It’s not entirely unusual for a regional FM radio station to transmit sports games. But it’s still a bit surprising to be paying attention to Radiohead in the early morning and then hear Ted Leitner (yeah, he’s still around) calling a Padres game in the afternoon.

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That’s the method things are going at the alternative rock station FM 94.9, which has begun relaying the team’s video games. The station is taking a threat since music fans might skip past it and never ever return– perhaps getting away to arch rival 91X– if they hear balls and strikes instead of the Beastie Boys and Sublime.
But, as VOSD contributor Dallas McLaughlin reports in a brand-new story, the station thinks it’s a gamble worth making. For something, FM sounds much better than AM. For another, AM sports station Mighty 1090, the previous house of the group, apparently chose it simply didn’t want to play ball (or a minimum of broadcast it) any longer.
How Navarro Rose After Falls
Company teacher Peter Navarro, a Democratic slow-growth advocate, didn’t simply lose one or two local political races. He really lost four– for mayor, for county manager, for Congress and for City Council, all in the 1990s and early 2000s.
He did come close to winning at least once, though, and he dreamed of exactly what could have been, dreamed frequently in reality: “Whether riding a wave in Ocean Beach or hitting a 5 iron off the fairway at Torrey Pines or simply depending on bed,” he composed, “I cannot assist often but think about what may have been had I won– not just for my own future, however for my little town that I like.”
Navarro’s public profile has dimmed in recent years, and his label for our previous mayor (” Hemorrhoid Bob Filner”) never ever stuck. But now he’s a top consultant to the president.
How ‘d that occur? Vanity Fair describes in a new post: Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, assigned to check out China matters, went to Amazon, “where he was struck by the title of one book, Death by China, co-authored by Peter Navarro. He cold-called Navarro, a widely known trade-deficit hawk, who agreed to sign up with the team as a financial consultant. (When he joined, Navarro was in truth the campaign’s only financial consultant.)”.
Transit Hikes for Disabled.
North County Transit is facing a range of challenges, and now it’s passing among its burdens– financial battles– on to its most handicapped consumers.
The optimum rate for a “paratransit” trip is going to increase to $10.50 instead of $3.50. “That is because although the shuttle bus will take the rider all the way to their destination without having to move to another shuttle bus, the journey would have required 2 transfers on a routine bus,” KPBS reports. The service needs to be easier to use, nevertheless.
By comparison, paratransit flights in San Diego cost $4.50, still a pricey journey. We have actually reported on how the service has ended up being far more popular recently while staying very expensive to use, triggering the MTS to make it harder for people to sign up.
Aztec Survives Test as SDSU Identity.
The trainee government at San Diego State University– the Associated Trainees– turned down a resolution that would have demanded that the university drop the Aztec as a mascot. The vote was close: 12 for the resolution, 14 against and 1 abstention. 7 members of the body suddenly resigned in protest. The issue has provoked demonstrations on campus. A comparable resolution will go to the University Senate, the body of academics, this fall.
North County Report: Divide Over District Voting.
We all know where poorer individuals live, whether it’s on the wrong side of the tracks or the less luxurious side of the highway. These departments make it harder for specific communities (often bad and minority) to land positions of political power. A city like Escondido or Vista, for instance, may have large Latino populations but not many in chosen positions.
Go into the concept of district ballot– where prospects run in distinct regions of a city rather than in a scramble for the whole city. It’s normally supported by liberals. (Though 2 Democrats on the San Diego Unified School District board called an effort to do it for that company a “Republican ploy.”).
As our weekly North County Report keeps in mind, the city of Vista is approaching district elections, if reluctantly and under legal pressure. (Vista has actually long been divided by the 78 highway with the wealthier, whiter, master-planned Shadowridge neighborhoods to the south and the older, poorer, more Latino sections to the north.).
Oceanside is facing its own choice, and it seems to be more responsive to the concept.
Also in the North County Report: News about an Oceanside authorities captain confident whose arrest may have eliminated his opportunities, a big lawsuit over an Encinitas seawall and park caretakers whose home is where their job is.
Quick News Strikes: How to Speak San Diegan.
– An upset guy in La Jolla rammed his vehicle into the little cart of a parking enforcement officer who was providing him a ticket. (NBC 7).
– We’re learning more about the activist who vanished in Mexico after stressing friends and family with a desperate Facebook Live video feed.
– More rain implies more yard and food for rodents, which implies more snakes.
We may not believe of ourselves as having an accent or perhaps a local terminology. However, naturally, San Diegans have both.
We know the significance of PB, OB and IB, and we understand that MB, for some reason, simply sounds odd. Highways aren’t just numbers (” the 805 ″), there’s no “jam” in Jamacha or “cow” in Cowles (try “Coals”), or a -tay in Otay Mesa. It’s oh-tie, and it’s not by Sea World. Looking at you, Politico. The news outlet positioned it there for some reason in a story recently.
A new book called “Talk Like a Californian: A Hella Fresh Guide to Golden State Speak” declares that “PQ” represents Rancho Peñasquitos although a number of us less refined types choose the community’s anatomically regrettable and NSFW nickname, which isn’t appropriate for a family Early morning Report.
The book also states we refer to Mission Valley as “The Valley,” L.A.-style.
What? This Is Not a Thing ™ ©. We don’t do that. But I do like to picture what a (Mission) Valley Girl may say. You understand, “Gag me with an IKEA!” and “Grody to the Qualcomm!”.
I know, I know. Like, whatever. As if!
Randy Dotinga is a self-employed factor to Voice of San Diego. He is likewise instant past president of the 1,200-member American Society of Journalists and Authors (asja.org). Please contact him straight at randydotinga@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/rdotinga.
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