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.
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.
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.