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Former Mayor’s Aide Sums Up the State of San Diego Media

Aides to big-city mayors can be a lot more frank about the media once the mayor they serve has left office.

Mayor Jerry Sanders vacated his post December 3, 2012. Last night, at an event sponsored by San Diego’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, his former aide Darren Pudgil cheekily summed up the current local media landscape:

“There’s a wide spectrum. You have U-T San Diego, which is now kind of right of Reagan, and then you have San Diego CityBeat which … has been left of Lenin.”

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LA Won’t Have a Football Team in 2012

Looks like local NFL fans will have to wait at least one more season before they have their own football team to root for.

The San Diego Chargers won’t break their lease at Qualcomm Stadium and will remain in the 619 for at least the 2012 season.

The team and San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders released a joint statement Monday:

The City of San Diego and the Chargers continue to work closely together to explore publicly acceptable ways to build a new Super Bowl-quality stadium on the bus maintenance yard site in the East Village of downtown San Diego. To give this ongoing process every chance to succeed, the Chargers have announced that the team will not trigger the lease’s termination clause in 2012. Both the Mayor’s Office and the Chargers look forward to continuing their joint efforts to build a multi-use stadium that will benefit the entire region.

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Non-Profit Voice of San Diego Taking Some Local Heat Over Misleading Fundraising Ads*

We can’t really seem to figure out why, but San Diego’s much celebrated non-profit news site Voice of San Diego is taking some heat from local press and civic leaders for allegedly pursuing a misleading fundraising campaign. In various banner ads on its site, VoSD boasts “ How about a public service news source that receives no government support? You found it.” Below the tagline is a button soliciting donations.

But, as San Diego CityBeat‘s Dave Maass dug up, the website does receive public funds–to the tune of $28,200 in ad revenue from government agencies.

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