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CalAware sends a letter to Civic San Diego after Faulconer pulls a fast one

Civic San Diego: Agree to abide by the state's open-meeting laws or prepare to defend those practices in court. That was the gist of a July 31 cease-and-desist letter from open-government advocacy group Californians Aware ...

Ho-hum bandit gets heave-ho

Judge adds 70 months to sentence

Adam Lynch, known as "the Ho-Hum Bandit" for the nonchalant way he robbed San Diego banks in 2010, was sentenced today (Aug. 4) to an additional 70 months in prison. This brings his total sentence ...

THC-green pastures for ex-Sanders staffers

Spawn of former GOP mayor do the medical marijuana pitch

While San Diego ex-mayor Jerry Sanders lobbies for a border railroad and against minimum-wage hikes, records show some of his former staffers have taken to peddling influence for the city's mushrooming marijuana business; another is ...

Tijuana’s chocolate-car problem

Authorities target autos with illegal or no documentation

Since mid-July, Servicio de Administración Tributaria — SAT, Mexico's rough equivalent of the IRS — and Tijuana police have set up checkpoints in areas of the city to capture so-called “chocolate cars” — cars from ...

Symphony picks up Chicago vet

Martha Gilmer to step into CEO role at San Diego Symphony

The San Diego Symphony has announced Martha Gilmer as the new Chief Executive Officer, to replace Edward Gill. Ms. Gilmer inherits one of the healthiest symphonic organizations in the country, which is a testament to ...

Mass-transit shame!

San Diego 33rd in nationwide usage

San Diego, the country's eighth-largest city, according to 2012 population statistics, ranks 33rd in mass-transit use, according to data compiled last week by FiveThirtyEight.com. The survey, which looked at 290 of the most populated regions ...

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