City council's secret high-rise deal

Did lobbyists and campaign cash pave way for snap purchase?

A lot of San Diego's city business is done at a snail's pace, inching slowly through city hall before reaching a city council committee and then the full council for final consideration before an often-contentious ...

San Diego Opera happy

But this year’s saviors will need to come through in the future

The San Diego Opera, which went through death throes last year, then recovered, is starting its 50th season in remarkably good shape. Saturday night’s opening of Puccini’s La Bohème was sold out, and Sunday (Super ...

Goldsmith loses to Briggs

San Diegans for Open Government wins case against city attorney

Emails from city attorney Jan Goldsmith's personal email address discussing city business are public record, ruled Judge Joel Wohlfeil in a January 23 ruling. In his ruling, judge Wohlfeil sided with Cory Briggs/San Diegans for ...

Alvis to keep up the jailhouse rockin'

Petition to reconsider life sentence of career criminal denied

The Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District has decided that Alvis J. Bailey will remain in prison. He petitioned to have his life sentence reconsidered. The trial court would have none of it. ...

Death by bathroom door?

Jury begins deliberations in case of Mehria Mansury's alleged murder

According to her defense attorney’s closing arguments on January 26, Ghazal Mansury went to open the bathroom door, knocked over her mom, and then asked if she was okay; her mom said, “Yes,” so Ghazal ...

Pseudo military, super scared

Fake carjacking allegedly carried out by Coronado company

A San Francisco event planner has filed suit against a client company, saying the group arranged to have him assaulted while he was in San Diego organizing an event for the California chapter of Young ...

Texas to furnish UCSD's racial affairs chief

Yearlong wait for hot-button racial diversity honcho at an end

After years of controversy and one false start, UCSD has gone to Texas for its new vice chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Becky Petitt, currently associate vice president and chief of staff to Christine ...

Super Bowl lies

Game nets a city around $600 million? More like $30 million

Today's (January 26) New York Times carries a story that should help destroy the lie that hosting a Super Bowl is the road to Golconda. The National Football League has perpetuated this falsehood for years, ...

Hubby got stabbed for makin' whoopee

Appeals court says wife properly waived her right to a jury trial

On Friday (January 23) the Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District said a vengeful spouse was properly denied a jury trial. On June 7, 2012, Tammie Terrell Aldridge (a.k.a. Tammie Terrell Wicker) learned ...

Better than Disneyland, man

Crowd gathers to witness rescue on day two of big surf at Sunset Cliffs

For the second a day in a row, a little after high noon on January 25, San Diego lifeguards and fire rescue personnel rescued a surfer at Sunset Cliffs. Moderately large surf (over head high) ...

What happens when you bring sand to the beach

I.B. homeowners claim SANDAG created a flood hazard

A group of Imperial Beach homeowners has filed suit against the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and the City of Imperial Beach over a 2012 sand-replenishment project gone wrong. The Imperial Beach Shores Homeowners ...

Jockstrap rant

Rumor: Chargers, Goldman Sachs to build L.A. stadium

Some jockstrap chat sites are running a rumor that the Chargers and Wall Street's Goldman Sachs will team up to build a stadium in Los Angeles. The site rantsports.com ran a brief item on the ...

Papa Doug is hiring — in Texas

Austin help-wanted ad seeks VIP greeting and word processing skills

The meaning of last week's shake-up at Douglas Manchester's U-T San Diego, in which honcho Mike Hodges departed to head an internet design and marketing outfit, leaving editor Jeff Light to become president and chief ...

How about that raise, Boss?

County unemployment rate down — but so is household income

The San Diego County unemployment rate dropped to 5.2 percent in in December, down from a revised 5.8 percent in November, according to the state Employment Development Department. Non-farm jobs grew by 600 in the ...

"Beat down" confused as "frolic"

Lawyer for assault suspect corrected by judge

“The first thing he said was, 'You been talking a lot of shit I heard,' then the second thing he said was, 'Get your arm off my girl,'” a taxi driver said during more than ...

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