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Bridgepoint's troubles continue

SEC, Massachusetts probing for-profit university

Bridgepoint Education announced today (Jan. 25) that the Massachusetts attorney general is investigating whether the company's business practices comply with the state's consumer protection laws. Bridgepoint recently settled with Iowa for $7.25 million and is ...

Pendleton "Godfather" gets two years

Took more than $100,000 in bribes

Natividad Lara "Nate" Cervantes, the so-called "Godfather" of Camp Pendleton, was sentenced to two years in prison today (July 25) for accepting more than $100,000 in bribes from contractors seeking millions of dollars of military ...

Peters late, DeMaio reveals Reason

Disclosures show shifting personal finances of congressional combatants

Freshman Democratic congressman Scott Peters, locked in a tight re-election battle with former San Diego Republican city councilman Carl DeMaio, has been given another 30-day extension to file his personal financial disclosure report with the ...

Interview with I Origins director Mike Cahill and star Michael Pitt

I Origins, which opens this week, is another piece of smart sci-fi from Another Earth director Mike Cahill. It stars Michael Pitt — an actor possessed of considerable if quiet magnetism — as a scientist ...

Is Jerry Brown hiding his San Onofre role?

Suit says governor won't provide documents

Yesterday (July 24), attorney Mike Aguirre filed a suit against governor Jerry Brown, complaining that he may have violated the California Public Records Act by refusing to reveal any communications he had on the termination ...

Slight but sweet

Expert production of Romance/Romance tells of unlikely love and sustained commitment

Turn of the century Vienna bores aristocratic Alfred to distraction. He only attracts women who fancy his outer trappings. To be loved for his “own self,” just once, he dresses down and frequents unfamiliar enclaves ...

Diving at Big Corn Island, Nicaragua

Off the beaten path with Pirate Chema.

A vertical sign written out in white seashells stated we had reached the dive shop destination. It was with some reluctance that I shuffled up to the two-story weatherbeaten building. My last resort dive had ...

Ultraviolence, by Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey is an enigmatic figure, unable to be imitated, and befitting someone on their own, she’s lonely. Ultraviolence threads that feeling — a seedy, hyper-romanticized sense of isolation and loss — inflating it ...

Polls suggest Peters and DeMaio are ahead

Yesterday (July 24), a poll by House Majority PAC, a Democratic super-PAC, showed Scott Peters ahead of Carl DeMaio in the 52nd congressional district, 48 percent to 43 percent. Peters's purported lead was slightly above ...

U-T sued for copyright infringement

"Is BWP Media the New Photo Copyright Infringement Troll?"

Los Angeles-based BWP Media USA, doing business as Pacific Coast News, filed suit yesterday (July 24) in Los Angeles federal court, claiming the U-T has used copyrighted celebrity photographs on its websites without permission. BWP ...

Too Short in your whip?

Rapper pumps up Extreme Autofest to ear-ringing effect

I've been following Too Short since I was hella young, and tonight, after listening to his raps about bosses, biatches, and Oakland, his music never gets dated. Even his newer music (2012) is reminiscent of ...

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