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National Football League warms to gamblers

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 ...

Gambling good. Stripping bad.

Chula Vista fetes casino as FBI investigates it

Travel Interstate 5 through the South Bay and you will notice the flashy billboards beckoning you to Seven Mile Casino. Located on Bay Boulevard in Chula Vista, the casino is an extravagant piece of work ...

San Diego has had its Volkswagen-type scandals

Jack in the Box reacted wisely; Sequenom still suffering

Corporate crises can kill. In the immediate aftermath of a major scandal, so-called experts warn that the guilty company could go under. Now, German automaker Volkswagen could succumb, warn some. The company, which touted itself ...

Disabled workers say Navy contractor did wrong

Job Options accused of shaming the disabled

“They made all of these weird withdrawals...”

San Diego’s income and poverty numbers better than most

But cost of living is near the highest

If you want a cushy life, be a bureaucrat, lobbyist, or politician.

Financial product peddler ordered to desist and refrain

But desist and refrain from what?

The 36 percent annual return should have been a scam tip-off.

Year-long La Mesa Village renovation takes its toll

New sidewalks, no customers

Sometime during the final weekend of August, Ari Bejar made a decision that would reverberate throughout the downtown La Mesa Village. He carefully hand-lettered his final message in chalk on a menu board, and come ...

Border crossing rules have changed at San Ysidro

The days of walking freely into Mexico are over

In fact, you will need some steenking papers to enter Mexico.

State utility regulator re-examines secret meetings

Don’t expect big changes yet

By now, savvy folks know that the California Public Utilities Commission has to clean up its act — thoroughly. Commissioners and staff members used illegal, back-channel communications with Southern California Edison to fleece ratepayers over ...

Vista’s beer buzz

Breweries propel North County city’s makeover

Some residents like that Vista is still sketchy in parts.

How much welfare is doled out to corporations?

There’s property tax reductions, sales tax exemptions, corporate income tax credits...

The city’s sweetheart real estate deals are how sweet?

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