bob filner

Rep. Diana DeGette says former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner once tried to forcibly kiss her. Former Rep. Donna Edwards also said he behaved inappropriately toward her.
San Diego on Tuesday agreed to pay $667,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit against former Mayor Bob Filner.  
One bit of minor calendar news before we get on with it: for the next two weeks, this column will be on hiatus. Instead, it will be pre-empted by our annual awards columns where we note the notable and laud the laudable from the past year.
The charges do not involve Filner's former communications director, Irene McCormack Jackson, who expedited the mayor's downfall
The 71-year-old Democrat left office Aug. 30, amid widespread allegations that he sexually harassed women. SAN DIEGO (AP
Fletcher, a former U.S. Marine and onetime state assemblyman, was a Republican until switching parties after finishing third
Steven Erie, a political science professor at the University of California, San Diego, said he sees Fletcher as the Democrat
David Alvarez is San Diego's Jackie Robinson -- a paragon of character and integrity, whose quiet leadership of deeds rather than words seeks neither credit nor acclaim. He could be San Diego's first Latino mayor -- a barrier long overdue to be broken.
4. Marion Barry (D) -- Ford is not alone in the crack-smoking mayor department. While mayor of Washington, D.C., in 1990
With reports from AP writers Kristen Wyatt in Colorado, Chris Grygiel Washington State, Christina Almeida Cassidy in Georgia