SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The number of candidates to succeed Jerry Sanders as mayor of San Diego is up to eight, the city clerk's office announced Monday.
Also filing the paperwork were:
-- Hud Collins, who speaks to the City Council during public comment time on a weekly basis and says he has a plan to solve the deficit;
-- frequent candidate Loch David Crane;
-- Robert "Girly Girly" Harter, who runs a nonprofit group that tries to empower women to improve education;
-- Rocky Neptun, a former journalist who volunteers as director of the San Diego Renters Union and lives part-time in Rosarito Beach, according to his campaign website;
-- Tobiah Lee Pettus Pettus, who describes himself on his website as an unemployed social conservative who has been involved in construction and studied biology at Point Loma Nazarene University; and
-- Sharam Adhami. No information was immediately available about Adhami, who was the most recent to sign up.
In City Council races, Todd Gloria has filed for re-election in a district that covers City Heights, Hillcrest and North Park. He will be challenged by factory mechanic Paul Broadway.
Richard Carlson has announced his intention to run for DeMaio's City Council seat, which covers Mira Mesa, Rancho Bernardo and Scripps Ranch.
Carlsbad's Ron Capps entered the funny car winner's circle on Friday for the the first time this season. Only being his first win is somewhat of a surprise as Capps had eight wins last season and won the NHRA funny car championship the year before.
Sentencing was held Tuesday for a man for his part in the attempted kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl from in front of her Encinitas home. Christopher White pleaded guilty to being an accessory to kidnapping.
A San Diego man ended up with an eight-ton problem in his driveway for a month. A 20-yard dumpster filled with dirt has been sitting in front of his house because it's too heavy for the company he rented it from to haul it away.
A Serra Mesa man who says people look "unhappy" when they drive to work decided to do something about it - for three decades.
Swimming robots, including giant robotic manta rays and sharks, are taking center tank at the Consumer Electronics Show Asia in Shanghai.
A change is in store for San Diego Comic-Con this year, but it could have a bigger impact on the non-fans heading to the Convention Center.
The San Diego Unified Education Board will vote on a controversial real estate deal for a former school site in Scripps Ranch.
The city of San Diego has taken steps to address the housing shortage, though "it may take some time to start seeing results," according to a city report released Tuesday.
A heavy metal singer convicted in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his estranged wife has reunited with his Grammy-nominated band and performed with the group in San Diego over the weekend.