Marty Graham 5:30 p.m., Feb. 5
It’s hypocrisy on steroids, but it’s very profitable
From the cradle onward, we are told to be thrifty. Unfortunately, public utilities do the reverse. They fatten up their bottom lines spending gobs of money on things they don’t need. Pro-utility, anti-consumer regulators reward ...
Latest incarnation as bizarre as its predecessors
Pacific Imperial Railroad has yet to roll out of the tunnel.
Mothers say it is as reliable as a coin flip
On March 21 of 2014, a San Diego–based company named Gateway Genomics applied for incorporation in Delaware. Ten days later, the company filed for a trademark for its product, called SneakPeek. I found that “SneakPeek” ...
Annuity ad misleading, claims overblown
Forbes columnist Ken Fisher proclaims, “I hate annuities.… The contracts are huge, obtuse, confusing and hence rarely read. Sales reps rarely realize the lies they peddle.” Sales commissions can be 8 percent or more, says ...
Maple Canyon conundrum
Balboa Park is not enough.
Did the City of San Diego kill Epic Pest Control?
Eleanor and Claude Thedford, owners of Epic Pest Control and Landscape Services, believe employees in San Diego’s Purchasing and Contracting Department are trying to shut down their business. The reason for the vendetta, says Eleanor ...
Economy could go up — or blow up
"The weakest recovery in history will not become the longest in history.” Thus speaks Kelly Cunningham, economist for the National University System Institute for Policy Research. From late 2007 to early 2009, the United States ...
Tijuana is all about experimentation
When Luis Montijo came upon downtown Tijuana’s Pasaje Rodriguez, the arts and culture alleyway was losing steam. “It wasn’t really going anywhere,” the 32-year-old Tijuana native recalls of his 2013 visit from Mexico City, where ...
Pro teams want a new venue every 25 or 30 years
Blame the Astrodome for the Chargers’ supposed stadium crisis.
...even though David Bennett left Gotham in financial ruin
Why San Diego Opera's second act won't end in tragedy.
The league was founded by and for high rollers
The National Football League might be returning to its roots: wide-open gambling — legal or illegal. The league has embraced the concept of people playing fantasy football for money — choosing real players in a ...