City Lights

The long-desired transnational railroad

Latest incarnation as bizarre as its predecessors

Pacific Imperial Railroad has yet to roll out of the tunnel.

SneakPeek says it can determine the sex of an unborn child

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” ...

“Guaranteed growth rate.” Hmm...

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 ...

Contract killers

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 ...

San Diego won’t be any more affordable next year

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 ...

The re-reinvention of Pasaje Rodriguez

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 ...

Qualcomm stadium is still in diapers

Pro teams want a new venue every 25 or 30 years

Blame the Astrodome for the Chargers’ supposed stadium crisis.

San Diego Opera stands by its man

...even though David Bennett left Gotham in financial ruin

Why San Diego Opera's second act won't end in tragedy.

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 ...

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