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San Diego could thrive from pain

Wars. Promiscuous printing of money. Could San Diego cash in next year?

All those troubles in the world could help San Diego's economy. So could even more easy money.

Door-to-door fraudsters steal local nonprofit’s identity

If a Second Chance solicitor arrives at your door, they are an impostor.

Stolen chances.

What about those Cayman Islands assets?

San Diego’s self-proclaimed “best” tax lawyer charged with embezzlement.

J. Douglass Jennings boasts that he knows the tax loopholes. But he and his wife owe more than $7 million in taxes and are charged with embezzlement.

Barking SEALs

Formerly secretive warriors can’t stop talking

One thing you know: in Coronado, at SEAL hangouts such as Danny’s Palm Bar and McP’s Irish Pub, the talk has been all Robert O’Neill. Matt Bissonnette. Team Six. The Shooter. The Point Man. Zero ...

California electricity rates top nation’s — by far

Utilities commission assures Wall Street that profits will remain high

California residential electricity rates are the highest in the nation — by far. A major reason is that the California Public Utilities Commission, the so-called regulator, schmoozes Wall Street, promising to keep the profits of ...

Musical cars

Some will lose Sunroad’s parking game in Kearny Mesa.

Residents of Kearny Mesa refer to it as “musical cars,” the nightly race against hundreds of neighbors for a parking spot. If unsuccessful, the loser must decide between parking as far as five blocks away ...

Lubricated meals

Who will watch the watchdogs?

Courts have generally let the California Public Utilities Commission do what it wants. With the regulators in scandal, courts may wake up.

Loma Portal residents object to recycling operation

Store owner wants to close it

On July 1, James Prince opened a recycling collection center in the parking lot of Stump’s Family Marketplace, the independently owned grocery store at the corner of Voltaire and Worden streets in the Point Loma ...

Borrego: build a home, lose a farm

San Diego may have to adopt the Borrego strategy: fallow farms in order to permit development.

We don’t want to work for the maquiladoras

Tapping the power to change things in Tijuana.

Miguel Buenrostro sits on the second floor of the old Mexicoach station, half a block from the nocturnal nexus of Sexta and Revolución. We are in a vacant, black-walled room that will soon be converted ...

Could Brown reappoint unpopular Peevey?

Mike Peevey, president of the CPUC, has a reputation for being crude. Worse, he works for utility profits at the expense of ratepayers.

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