Larry Stirling graduated from San Diego State University in 1964. He then enlisted in the United States Army, was commissioned, and served 20 years as an infantry officer; four on active duty and 16 years in the active reserves. He commanded a company in Korea from mid-1967 to mid-1968. Upon release from active duty, Larry took a job as an adminstrative analyst for the city manager of the City of San Diego. Four years later he was selected as the finance director for the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). Four years later, with the help and guidance of Lee Hubbard and Pete Wilson, Larry was elected to the San Diego City Council. In 1980 he was elected to the State Assembly and served four terms. In 1988, he was elected to the State Senate where he served until appointed to the Municipal Court bench by Governor George Deukmejian. Upon unification of the state's trial courts, Larry was elevated to Superior Court judge where he served until 2003, when he retired. Larry now serves “of counsel” to the distinguished business and finance law firm of Teeple Hall and as “senior counsel” and director of mediation services for the statewide law firm of Adams Kessler which specializes in the Davis-Stirling Act. He is also partner in Sacramento Advocacy, a Sacramento-based lobbying firm. Larry is married to Linda, a Senior Vice President, Financial Consultant & Portfolio Manager, Folsom-Stirling-Sweeney Group at RBC Dain Rauscher. He has two adult children, Shenandoah and Jason. Larry is a member of the Downtown Rotary Club 33; a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the California and San Diego Bar Associations. Larry is the author of two books, Leading at a Higher Level, a book on public administration reform; and Asked and Answered, a book on practical courtroom evidence.
No man is an island,
I am writing this on a Saturday. My wife sent me to the local post office.
After a three-year hiatus, La Casa del Zorro in Borrego Springs is now open again and under San Diego management.
Recently, U-T San Diego’s Watchdog feature breathlessly announced that San Diego Superior Court Presiding Judge Robert Trentacosta had assigned recently elected Judge Gary Kreep to the court’s Traffic Division.
Rosemary Johnston, Laura Berend and Scott Dreher, the three worthies who wrote the bombastic tirade against me (The Daily Transcript, Oct. 1): I respectfully suggest that they take a deep breath and relax.
Nestled in the heart of Old Town, along the ancient path from the (then nearby) San Diego River up the hill to the historic Spanish Presidio is a quaint 18-hole, chip-and-putt facility called Presidio Hills Golf Course.
Stephen Grealy, the affable man with the Australian accent standing in the middle of the Miramar dump recently, is deputy director of the euphemistically named Environmental Services Department of the City of San Diego.
At the risk of miniaturizing a public-policy debate, I offer you the lowly news rack as a litmus test on the low quality of government to which the people of San Diego are being subjected.
So, exactly why did Mayor Filner rush off to Paris in June with little notice and less information about his purpose for going there?
“For ye shall have the poor with you always….”
During our 200-plus years of organized existence, we denizens of San Diego have planted tens of thousands of trees for varied purposes.
The Germans got health care right.