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Cops and hops

Now read this if headed for malted barley along SR-78

“It’s not like we’re going to camp out in the parking lot of an establishment.” Lt. Eric Skaja, spokesman for the Escondido Police Department, maintains that the “Avoid the Eight on the 78” campaign isn’t ...

You may turn down rental car insurance and still pay for it

Local attorneys pursue case against Dollar Rent A Car

Travelers turn down rental car insurance but still get charged.

Cell-phone companies are stealing San Diego parkland

“City Charter says our parks are solely for recreation, not for rent.”

“In our city parks, the law says you’re not allowed to solicit funds,” says La Jolla resident Marc Kuritz. “You can’t sell merchandise. You can’t pass out advertising flyers. You’re not even allowed to pick flowers. But our mayor and city council hand over chunks of our park land to private corporations for cell phone towers. It’s not legal, it’s not right, and it makes no sense, unless you are the politician getting the revenue or the telecommunications giant making the profit.”

Luddy learned from Moores

Sell early, sell big

Frederic Luddy rapidly unloaded shares of company he founded, ServiceNow. So did John Moores. Peregrine Redux?

Pennies an hour

Success, failure, and hope on the Great Sea of Apps

In April 2013, Ryan Grainger and Bobby Sullivan found themselves faced with a particular First World problem at Coachella. The then-20- and 19-year-old University of San Diego students could not see all 190 performances. Although ...

New sewer lines or new stadium? Your choice.

Will Chargers eat up our sidewalks? Local infrastructure remains wholly inadequate.

All recognize the infrastructure is ailing. Still, a subsidized stadium for a billionaire family may well prevail.

Disabled pawns

...and the lawyers who love them

Even chair people say frivolous lawsuits don’t help their cause.

Investors shun fat, sex treatments

Despite strong overall market, some local biotechs lag

This was to be the year for fat pills. It wasn't. Sex enhancement biotechs didn't set the world on fire, either.

Texts and death in Oceanside

Messages of love...and death

In 2006, when he was 17, Arturo Salazar came north from Oaxaca, Mexico. He attended El Camino High School in Oceanside where he met 15-year-old Edith Garcia. “She was the woman that I loved from ...

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.

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