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Monday, December 24, 2012


Ho, Ho, Ho!
For end of the year reading, here are a couple of interesting post election analysis pieces worthy of a re-read.  Both cover politics: the San Diego Mayor’s race and the hotly contested Peters v. Bilbray Congressional battle.  Both writers point out how critical campaign advertising strategies played in the winning campaigns.
1Brad Racino, a reporter with SoCal-based I-Newsource [] in “Darth Vader Meets the Worst Person in the World: Pulling back the curtain on the mayor’s race” analyzed the differences between victory and DeMaio. Go to link:
            Brad’s background comes from a variety of outlets — television editor and videographer, professional photographer, small-business owner and underwater videographer.  Brad graduated from the University of Missouri in 2012 with a master’s degree in journalism. 
Al Rodbell
            2:  “Peters’ Brilliant Ad that Won the Election” by Al Rodbell in Voice of San Diego [] also delves into campaign strategies—this time between incumbent Congressman (soon to be ex) Brian Bilbray and Rep-elect Scott Peters.  Rodbell dwells on what he called a brilliant late campaign ad by using basic Republican core values to slam a seated Republican Congressman.  Al is a veteran social and political essayist, who frequently writes for and Voice of San Diego.  Link to:

UT’s Matt Hall reported on KPBS’ Rountable for Dec. 21, “…Justin Hudnall’s collective art project, “The Far East: Everything Just As It Is,” wanted to capture San Diego’s East County, warts-and-all. The portrait was supposed to reflect the truth of the region in a figurative sense. While it may have done that, it has also made some angry, including Miriam Raftery, editor of the on-line publication East County Magazine, who slammed it for promoting negative stereotypes.”
            Judge for yourself.  The installation can be seen:
            The “Far East Project…” took the form of a written and audio anthology comprised of solicited works with curated photography, "Everything Just As It Is." Funding was made possible through a San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst Fellowship granted to Justin Hudnall, sponsored by San Diego Writers, Ink. Project Director Justin Hudnall; Editor Mindy Solis, Asst. Editors Missy Solis and Corie Bales; Project Mentor Syd Brown.

Want to see a ton of Christmas lights? San Diego Family Magazine posts its annual list of well-lit neighborhoods:

Ever wonder how much one of those KPBS pledge drive earns.  The station recently twittered “Thank you to the more than 3,900 folks who pledged more than $581k during our TV drive. Wow. Big hits #downtonabbey &@ricksteves.” 
Now we know.

The photo for this blog is from Ann Jarmusch, one of the best in the west when it comes to shelter and built journalism.  No one is better in her assessment of West Coast architecture whether it be contemporary or historic preservation.  And, she’s pretty good with the camera as this holiday shot attests.  Find Ann on facebook.

Sarah Daoust
San Diegan Sarah Daoust is the new editor of Where San Diego.  The local events and travel quarterly’s Winter 2013 edition is the new home for the talented former editor of the San Diego version of 944 Magazine. 944 ceased publishing in June, 2011.

TV reporter/host Kimberly King is now Director of Communications at Cathedral Catholic High School.

Nanette Wiser, a long time local magazine and TV editor/writer/producer is now a successful travel and dining writer and social media producer based in Florida.   Check out her popular blog (picked up locally by the Reader):  Go to link:

Here's an idea for gift wrap for the ink stained in our lives from retailer Scout at Quarters D at Liberty Station.

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