City Lights

Hillcrest hashes high-rise housing heights

Does this make uptown homes more affordable? Or less?

A group of property owners in Hillcrest want the freedom to build higher residential and commercial buildings. And if that freedom isn’t granted, members of the newly formed Uptown Gateway Council warn, local housing prices ...

Utilities overspend and get rich in plain sight

It’s hypocrisy on steroids, but it’s very profitable

From the cradle onward, we are told to be thrifty. Unfortunately, public utilities do the reverse. They fatten up their bottom lines spending gobs of money on things they don’t need. Pro-utility, anti-consumer regulators reward ...

The long-desired transnational railroad

Latest incarnation as bizarre as its predecessors

Pacific Imperial Railroad has yet to roll out of the tunnel.

SneakPeek says it can determine the sex of an unborn child

Mothers say it is as reliable as a coin flip

On March 21 of 2014, a San Diego–based company named Gateway Genomics applied for incorporation in Delaware. Ten days later, the company filed for a trademark for its product, called SneakPeek. I found that “SneakPeek” ...

“Guaranteed growth rate.” Hmm...

Annuity ad misleading, claims overblown

Forbes columnist Ken Fisher proclaims, “I hate annuities.… The contracts are huge, obtuse, confusing and hence rarely read. Sales reps rarely realize the lies they peddle.” Sales commissions can be 8 percent or more, says ...

Contract killers

Did the City of San Diego kill Epic Pest Control?

Eleanor and Claude Thedford, owners of Epic Pest Control and Landscape Services, believe employees in San Diego’s Purchasing and Contracting Department are trying to shut down their business. The reason for the vendetta, says Eleanor ...

San Diego won’t be any more affordable next year

Economy could go up — or blow up

"The weakest recovery in history will not become the longest in history.” Thus speaks Kelly Cunningham, economist for the National University System Institute for Policy Research. From late 2007 to early 2009, the United States ...

The re-reinvention of Pasaje Rodriguez

Tijuana is all about experimentation

When Luis Montijo came upon downtown Tijuana’s Pasaje Rodriguez, the arts and culture alleyway was losing steam. “It wasn’t really going anywhere,” the 32-year-old Tijuana native recalls of his 2013 visit from Mexico City, where ...

Qualcomm stadium is still in diapers

Pro teams want a new venue every 25 or 30 years

Blame the Astrodome for the Chargers’ supposed stadium crisis.

NightmAirbnb in Burlingame

Rachel Smith takes us on a tour of her historic home in the Burlingame neighborhood of San Diego and discusses her neighbors' and the city's complaints about her legal use of the property as an Airbnb host.

Alison DaRosa and the San Diego Essential Guide

The app's creator discusses its fate.

Rocket's genesis

Developers of the Rocket app discuss its beginnings and plans for the future.

Musical cars

John Forouzandeh speaks about his experience when parking in his Kearny Mesa neighborhood..

The Free Ride, San Diego

Take a jaunt with the Free Ride, an "experiential marketing" service that will drive you wherever you want to go.

Fred Luddy at ServiceNow Knowledge13

Fred Luddy sticks his foot in his mouth from 5:35 to 5:44 when he boasts that great artists steal, and that he has been a thief all his life.

UCAN Destroys Documents

This video shows Bob Ames, UCAN chief operating officer, destroying documents. He was brought aboard in April, the month after UCAN CEO Michael Shames told staffers that unless complaints stopped, he would dissolve the organization. The complaints did not stop, and two whistleblowers are now in court. Ames wants to be named receiver.

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