The race for the District 1 City Council seat in Northwest Denver has gone from snoozer to scramble. Paula Sandoval's March 2 announcement that she wouldn't seek reelection gave hopefuls just eight days to gather the 100 signatures needed to get on the ballot.
Jay Cutler.Make those Denver blog posts happen. Mile High Report's Troy Hufford notes that Bears fan Barack Obama says he won't get involved with NFL lockout talks. His last look at Jay Cutler's probably why. 5280's Michael de Yoanna: No reelection bid for Paula Sandoval. Denver Egotist lo ... More >>
A medical-marijuana-grows compromise proposal passed through Denver City Council's special issues committee yesterday, with public input on the measure slated for February 14. At this point, however, attorney Warren Edson is uncertain if the tweaked proposal might still doom as many as 90 per ... More >>
FlickrDenver City Council's decision not to provide a service-dog exception for its long-time pit-bull ban violates the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to an attorney suing Denver and Aurora on behalf of disabled vets. Councilwoman Paula Sandoval, who voted for creating an excepti ... More >>
A special-issues committee of the Denver City Council met today and discussed measures that could shut down an untold number of grow operations in the city. The committee met with stakeholders from Denver neighborhood associations and from various members of the medical marijuana community.
Bob Marley gets 8 River's vote.If you're a Democrat who hasn't voted yet, you might want to digest where some of the candidates are throwing their primary-night parties before you give them your support. In the down-and-dirty Senate race, Andrew Romanoff will be at City Hall, 1144 Broadway, w ... More >>
No beer here,This Tamales by La Casita is still dry.Tamales by La Casita just got approved for a liquor license. No, not the Tamales by La Casita at 3651 Navajo Street that's owned by Paul Sandoval and his wife, state legislator Paula Sandoval, one of ten candidates vying for the Dist ... More >>
Larry AmbroseOver the past several years, northwest Denver has been the site of heated clashes over new development, struggling schools and other hot-button issues -- and the political pot got stirred into a frenzy when Denver City Council District representative Rick Garcia split for a gig w ... More >>
Ken PadillaOver the past several years, northwest Denver has been the site of heated clashes over new development, struggling schools and other hot-button issues -- and the political pot got stirred into a frenzy when Denver City Council District representative Rick Garcia split for a gig wit ... More >>
Paula Sandoval and her husband own Tamales by La Casita.John Haney is a Denver cop who happens to own a neighborhood joint, Haney's Coffee Shop. Susan Shepherd is a Highland Mommy who's all about urban farming. Jon Lehmann even has a campaign chef. They're all among the ten candidates runni ... More >>
Photo by Kenny Be Former District 1 City Councilor Rick Garcia was most famous for his uncanny ability to turn simple neighborhood problems into even bigger messes. His mid-second-term departure last month to take a job as the director of the regional Housing and Urban Development office is ... More >>
The Colorado Restaurant Association wanted to encourage a restaurateur to run for the District 1 seat on Denver City Council that Rick Garcia's vacating, and so far it has two, sort of, and a third candidate who's a leader in the urban farming movement. John Haney, a Denver police detective who co- ... More >>
Polly Baca sees comparisons to the treatment of Stephanie Villafuerte and Sonia Sotomayor.Talk about some potentially awkward timing. The day after Stephanie Villafuerte withdrew her nomination as U.S. Attorney for Colorado, a group of forty Latino leaders is scheduled to endorse the re-elect ... More >>
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