Newsletter: May 19, 2014

San Diego Opera

San Diego Opera will not close

Announces 2015 season

The San Diego Opera lives to perform again, and inewsource and KPBS’ Angela Carone got the scoop first over the past two months.

We were one of the only news outlets to have the story this morning, announcing details of the 2015 season and the plans to change the line-up to hopefully make the operation more sustainable and more attractive to a larger number of people.

New board president — and major opera donor — Carol Lazier summed it up: “We’re just ecstatic. I don’t know what else to say. The support from the community and donors has been overwhelming.”

Stay tuned. You can be sure the drama will continue.

(And click here to catch up on all the past opera stories)

Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood (l) is seeking to unseat five-term San Diego county supervisor Bill Horn. Credit: courtesy photos.

Developer money and the Supervisor’s Race

Speaking of drama, some of the local elections — June 3 — are starting to heat up and our Joe “Follow the Money” Yerardi has been dogging some of the biggest, cash-generating races.

In his latest analysis, Joe revealed some interesting donors are giving to incumbent Supervisor Bill Horn through a law enforcement political committee.

Joe reported: A handful of development companies and real estate interests have contributed at least $100,000 to the deputy sheriff’s PAC at the same time the PAC has run the pro-Horn advertising campaign.

It’s legal, Joe says, and some think it’s smart.

We don’t have an opinion on the smart part. We just think it’s something you should know about.

Keep following us as we follow the money.
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—Lorie Hearn
Executive Director, inewsource
loriehearn@inewsource.org

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We'll let you know when big things happen.

About Lorie Hearn:

Lorie Hearn is the founder and executive director of inewsource.