The Twitter exemption

District Attorney Dumanis violates cell-phone policy in courthouse

In February of this year, district attorney Bonnie Dumanis logged on to Twitter to post pictures she took from her phone from inside the jury lounge. "Jury duty today! In the jury lounge with my ...

D.A.'s bad money case out of sight in DeMaio race

Do the congressional candidate’s media moguls play role of omission?

Word that the FBI has entered the case of Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio versus a talkative former staffer, as reported by NBC affiliate KNSD here, may mean an interesting post-election period for both GOP ...

Absence of rationality no argument

Judge dismissed suit against Bridgepoint, Warburg

On Friday (October 17), federal court judge Jeffrey T. Miller dismissed a suit that investors had brought against Bridgepoint Education and the Wall Street firm that controls it through subsidiaries, Warburg Pincus. The investors had ...

Maybe your grandkids won't pay the SR-125 toll

Debt owed on South Bay Expressway suggests no free drive anytime soon

Last week the Reader made note of a proposal by Chula Vista City Council candidate John McCann to stop collecting tolls on the southern section of SR-125, a highway constructed with the aim of alleviating ...

Positive evolutionary trajectory

United States University gets good report from accreditor

Chula Vista's United States University, which remains on its accreditor's probation until next year, has received a positive report from a team that visited the campus in May. The for-profit university, which specializes in nursing ...

San Ysidro nukes: too hot to handle?

Covert nuclear smuggling data censored by federal auditors

How safe from nuclear smugglers is San Diego's border with Mexico? Not enough, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, which has released a censored version of a report to Congress. The document, entitled "Combating ...

Rams most likely to go to L.A.

How much does it matter to the Chargers?

The St. Louis Rams are the team the National Football League considers most likely to relocate to Los Angeles, according to a report by Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, as reported by Sports Illustrated today ...

Final offer for Goldsmith and Gloria?

Cory Briggs said the city attorney has "a conflict of interest a mile wide"

There's a new settlement offer in the lawsuit seeking copies of council president Todd Gloria's emails and texts from private accounts discussing city business. Cory Briggs, attorney for San Diegans for Open Government, sent the ...

Flora, fauna, and surfboards

Port to spend $223,600 on 950-foot section of fencing

The San Diego Unified Port District is set to spend nearly a quarter-million dollars installing a 950-foot section of fencing along Palm Avenue where southern San Diego meets Imperial Beach, port officials announced October 17. ...

Thanks for the inheritance, old people!

Million-dollar embezzlement nets 21 months in slammer

Brian Lee was sentenced late yesterday (October 17) to 21 months in prison for embezzling more than $1 million from a couple in their 80s. They had hired Lee to do their taxes and create ...

Got a license for that financial transaction?

USD-schooled lawyer charged with money-laundering $12 million

San Diego attorney Richard Medina Jr. and alleged co-conspirator Omar Trevino Caro Del Castillo faced allegations in federal court today (October 17) of laundering almost $12 million through international financial transactions without the proper licensing. ...

Unemployment rate down, so are jobs

Excluding government jobs — that count went up by 4600

Restaurant, bar jobs down 2300 jobs The September unemployment rate in San Diego County dropped to 5.9 percent in September, down from a revised 6.2 percent in August and from 7.3 percent a year ago. ...

Kevin Faulconer's pricy plan to privatize planning

Mayor's plan to revamp department has an $8.5 million price tag

The departure of Bill Fulton as city planning director at the end of August was taken as a given by a host of San Diego inside political watchers. The renowned land-use expert, author of the ...

Former chinchilla rancher sues PETA for millions

Foundation portrayed Lurlie Adams in a "false light," say attorneys

Two attorneys for an elderly Vista woman who filed a lawsuit claiming defamation and one attorney responding for the PETA Foundation were in court today, October 16. The attorneys for Lurlie Adams, who sold her ...

No nuclear emergency sirens for you

"Protecting...the public remains our most important responsibility,"

Possibly for the last time, nuclear alert sirens sounded off three times across Camp Pendleton and southern Orange County on Wednesday morning (October 15). Between 10 a.m. and noon, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station operator ...

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