City Lights

Wolf on Wall Street? No, Scumbag

Tony Elgindy, back living in San Diego area after a long spell in prison, helped finger the Wolf of Wall Street, who got off easy for egregious crimes.

Will Nicolas Marsch get invited to Jewel Ball?

Patricia and Nicolas Marsch III are society darlings, but judges in San Diego and Florida doubt Nicolas's credibility.

A Florida judge awarded a billion dollars in damages to builder Lennar Corporation in a defamation suit against Nicolas Marsch III and fraudster-turned-pastor Barry Minkow. Marsch filed bankruptcy. Minkow went back to prison.

E-cigs face enormous obstacles

San Diego vaporizer salesmen see the devices as instrumental in weaning smokers from tobacco smoke. They refute the notion that “vaping” is attracting children. Legislators seem to be lumping the practice in with tobacco smoking and all its accompanying prohibitions.

Chained until proven innocent

Shackled in a palladium of liberty

Federal court requires defendants to be shackled; this is estimated as a presumption of guilt before before being found innocent, say some people.

San Diego’s 2014 economy looking so-so

Sorta Happy New Year

San Diego economy this year will be weak, very much like last year.

Inlaws and outlaws

Shots fired on the San Pascual Res

Michelle Ortega said Richard Murillo showed her the gun when he met her down by the front gate of her property on the San Pasqual Indian Reservation in Valley Center. It was after 11 o’clock ...

The City’s Code Monitoring Team: Foxes guard the henhouse

The City of San Diego’s Code Monitoring Team is comprised of 18 members responsible for finding holes in San Diego’s code and offering ideas on how to fill them. But over the years, the team has become policy-driven, concerned more with crafting ordinances than drafting fixes to the current code.

Gildred gets the award, but was he the innovator?

Tom Gildred takes bows for creating Emerald Textiles, but appellate court decision says somebody else was the innovator.

Fed shovels money to Wall Street, not Main Street

Central bank creates money for those who already have it.

Wall Street, with its ties to housing and the auto industry, has prospered during these years following the government bailout via “qualitative easing.” The little people? We have done terribly.

Man punches dog, scares cats

Steals from elderly, punches animals...now we pay for his lodging.

Kenny Lowary is accused of stealing from the elderly and punching a police dog. Now taxpayers pay for his accommodations.

Lady Catarina has a new name

Lady Catarina Pietra Toumei and two accomplices were charged with attempting to defraud investors by claiming to be connected to the Guggenheim family as they tried to make multimillion- and billion-dollar deals for diamonds, gold, oil, and works of art. Last year she pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and got two years of probation. Now she has changed her name, but has she changed her ways?

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