Content for Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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I earned one month for each $27,000 in bribes

Robert Moreno admits to rigging mortgage bids

Robert Moreno, a banker for GMAC, was sentenced today (September 8) to 37 months in prison for accepting more than $1 million in bribes to rig bids in the secondary mortgage market so that certain ...

Marian Catholic High School in pieces

Demolition of eyesore welcomed, but “I still can't believe it's gone.”

Demolition of the abandoned buildings of the former Marian Catholic High School in South San Diego began in late August, and by September 7 there wasn’t much more than rubble. The campus, which was shut ...

Doshay was out for Labor Day

Accused kidnapper made bail (again) on September 4

Family members of Jack Henry Doshay, 22, were brought before a grand jury in San Diego County last month. According to papers in the court file, three of the persons listed were Glenn, Karen, and ...

Dog park controversial in Normal Heights

Parks and Recreation Department finds $22,000 to fund project

An August 26 email from District 3 councilman Todd Gloria's office to the Normal Heights Community Association provided an update on the plans for an interim off-leash dog park at Ward Canyon Neighborhood Park. A ...

San Diego as sports fans' city: so-so

Not just cold-weather places push this town to 22nd place

One of the considerations in the stadium-subsidy brouhaha is seldom on the table: how enthusiastic a sports-fan city is San Diego? It's well known that outdoor participation sports such as golfing, surfing, and hiking often ...

U-T’s Democratic publisher Beutner ousted

Attempted Union-Tribune takeover by L.A. billionaire figures in Clinton political intrigue

Austin Beutner, who rode into San Diego this May as top gun of the newly rechristened Union-Tribune, has been fired by Tribune Publishing, the Chicago news chain for which Beutner simultaneously served as chief of ...

I can’t recommend this place for cheesesteaks

Hungry Bear’s signature sandwich disappoints

When I visit a restaurant for the first time without knowing much about it, my usual MO is to ask a server for recommendations. When I got to the Vista location of Hungry Bear Deli ...

Illinois fugitive is also San Diego runaway

Joshua Drinnon escaped en route back to Donovan prison

After a two-day manhunt, law-enforcement officials in Illinois conceded defeat in locating a prisoner who'd escaped from custody at a rest stop last week. Joshua Drinnon was being transported back to San Diego's R. J. ...

Sweetwater contractors slapped down

Their lawyers more than a bit late in filing challenge

A lawsuit over the alleged pay-to-play construction scheme at Sweetwater Union High School District will move forward, according to a ruling from the Fourth District Court of Appeals. On August 31, the appellate court found ...

SmartCars parked stupidly?

The creative way around the coastal parking problem

The end of the summer season this year is noted on the calendar as September 23. But since it’s more traditional for San Diego residents to gladly send everyone packing on Labor Day weekend, we ...

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