Author Archives: Brad Racino

Brad Racino is a senior reporter and assistant director at inewsource. To contact him with tips, suggestions or corrections, please email bradracino at inewsource dot org.
Bob Filner Calls Report Inaccurate, We Respond

Bob Filner Calls Report Inaccurate, We Respond

Congressman Bob Filner has cited “inaccuracies” in our recent reporting on his remarks concerning the Port of San Diego — claiming the numbers prior to 2003 “Were not $4 billion.” “[The ‘more than $4 billion’ numbers were from] this administration,” he said during an interview on KPBS Evening Edition, claiming he told inewsource the “no commerce” quote was meant for ... Read More »

Public Utilities Flush with Cash but behind on Projects

Public Utilities Flush with Cash but behind on Projects

by Kelly Thornton and Kevin Crowe | inewsource When San Diego city officials launched a series of utility-rate hikes in 2007, they expected to spend more than a billion dollars on projects to shore up aging water and sewer systems rife with leaks. But things have not gone as planned. Five years later, the Public Utilities Department reports completing 39 ... Read More »

Big money Super PACs eye San Diego County election scene

Big money Super PACs eye San Diego County election scene

by Brooke Williams | inewsource San Diegans may soon witness the war of the super PACs up close, as some of these mega spenders zero in on contests right here at home. A couple of super committees are locally based, including one with cosmic interests. Super PACs, nonprofits that can raise and spend unlimited funds from corporations, unions and individuals ... Read More »

Mayoral Candidates Flush with Campaign Cash

Mayoral Candidates Flush with Campaign Cash

by Kevin Crowe and Ryann Grochowski | inewsource Fundraising levels in this San Diego mayoral race have far surpassed those in the 2008 election. So far, the four major candidates for mayor have raised a total $2.4 million in cash – roughly five times the amount raised by this point in the last mayoral election. Carl DeMaio and Nathan Fletcher ... Read More »