Content for Monday, November 18, 2013

News & Stories

Former SDPD vice chief Kenneth Moller succumbs to cancer

Did political secrets die with him?

A fabled San Diego vice and intelligence cop — accused by an ex-SDPD officer of running a political opposition research operation that collected intelligence on local politicos for then-chief of police Bill Kolender — has ...

St. Jude's Give Thanks

How much would you pay to run a family friendly 5K in order to support St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital? On Saturday, November 23rd there will be a 5k at De Anza Cove for St. ...

Chula Vista school admin moves forward with Common Core Standards

Resistant parents say they are ignored and harassed

The Chula Vista Elementary School District had their first public hearing November 13 on how to deploy 4.6 million state dollars to implement “Common Core State Standards” and the “Smarter Balanced Assessments.” The rollout of ...

American Breast Cancer Foundation fraudulent, says suit

Almost all money it raised went back in founders' pocket

A suit filed in San Diego federal court on Nov. 8 says that the Baltimore-based American Breast Cancer Foundation has raised $80 million since its founding in 2003, but only 5.3 percent of that sum ...

A first look at Puesto at the Headquarters

San Diego's premier tacoteurs go big

Earlier this week I had a chance to preview the new menu from Puesto at The Headquarters, slated to soft open on Tuesday, November 19th. I’ve eaten at the La Jolla location and the Puesto ...

North County radio mogul fights IRS

Salary of $6,896,974 is too much, says Tax Court

N. Arthur Astor, owner of North County Broadcasting Corp. in Carlsbad, has been in broadcasting 60 years. He owns KFSD-AM in San Diego County and sold KCEO in March. He regularly buys and sells stations, ...

Council Brewing Company aiming for a kickstart

Married couple making push to become Kearny Mesa’s third brewery

It was o-dark-hundred hours and I was driving through Kearny Mesa en route to a local television station to film a spot about San Diego Beer Week. A navigational miscalculation took me down Convoy Court. ...

Michael Shames fails to show in his lawsuit against UCAN

Former top watchdog loses cases

Michael Shames, cofounder and former head of Utility Consumers' Action Network (UCAN), earlier filed libel suits against UCAN and Mike Aguirre, attorney for two whistleblowers who exposed problems within UCAN. Both defendants filed anti-SLAPP (strategic ...