City Lights

Redefining sportsmanship in the age of egregious greed and persistent lying

Professional sports are corrupt

The dictionary defines “sportsmanship” as “fair play; respect for opponents; polite behavior by someone who is competing in a sport.” That definition is woefully out of date. Now the definition of “sportsmanship” is “egregious greed; ...

Police oversight boards? No, thank you

Local cities reject Grand Jury recommendation

The 2015–2016 San Diego County Grand Jury Report on Citizen Oversight Boards of Police Behavior issued on May 25 recommended that seven cities establish citizen review boards or consider establishing regional boards. Jurors suggested that ...

Refugee crisis in Tijuana

7500 Africans and Haitians without money or housing.

Tijuana is no stranger to desperation. Vagrants, junkies, and deportees are ubiquitous in the streets. Stopping at traffic lights often means shooing away a sinewy street-twitch, scheming to wipe down your windshield with a filthy ...

Spectator sports walloping the arts

But San Diego is an exception

There is a battle in our society: jockstraps versus aesthetes; violence versus violins. The struggle is between lovers of sports and lovers of the arts. Sorry to say, but nationwide, sports are winning big over ...

Raiders want eternal flame for Al Davis

What city but Las Vegas would give him one?

“You know, when I came into the National Football League, many of our owners owned horses, owned dog tracks, owned all the familiar habitats of gamblers and gambling. We have learned to accept this in ...

Clairemont’s home day-care shuffle

One center cited, closes, reopens two days later

On August 10, a day-care center at 6816 Boxford Drive was closed after being open for less than four months. Two days later, it opened up again under a new name. Janet Lancaster lives next ...

Louis Schooler hit with $150 million fraud fine

Real estate swindler disappears on lone 3500-mile sailboat journey in the South Pacific

As the owner of San Diego’s Western Financial Planning Corporation, Louis Schooler hoodwinked a lot of people over three decades. Early this year, following a legal struggle that went on for four years, Schooler was ...

Investing: Nothing looks good

Warning: “wheels come off” the economy within next three years

Where should you invest your money these days? A savings account? You will get almost nothing in interest returns. Bonds? Same problem. Stocks? They soared after the Great Recession ended in early 2009, but the ...

Discount textbook shop forced out at San Diego State

When your competitor becomes your landlord

Taxpayer-subsidized Aztec Shops buys the land under their book-selling competitor.

A thief’s aquatic paradise

Larcenous land sharks trawl SeaWorld’s water park

As summer temperatures soar, crowds flock to SeaWorld-owned waterpark Aquatica, which sits in the Otay River Valley in southeast Chula Vista two miles east of Interstate 805. The Australian and Kiwi-themed water park, next door ...

New Chargers stadium guarantees higher prices

Family of four now pays almost $480 per game at the Q

Last month, a poll by the Union-Tribune and 10News delivered encouraging news: only 30 percent of respondents were in favor of a stadium subsidy; 40 percent opposed it and 30 percent weren’t sure. Although more ...

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