San Diego recovers poorly

Stats study ranks our burg 103rd among 150 metro areas

WalletHub, which compiles economic and demographic statistics on American cities, finds that California cities, including San Diego, have recovered from the Great Recession more slowly than other American cities. The company looks at a number ...

Property-tax hikes ahead, San Diego

County assessors to crank up fees following post-bubble reductions

A statewide window to appeal property-tax assessments has officially opened, though many San Diegans will likely end up displeased with massive spikes in their annual tax bills. California's Prop 13, passed in 1978, limits annual ...

Fire destroys Wet ‘N Reckless Brewing

Welding torch sets fire to Mira Mesa nanobrewery

A fire broke out in the tasting room at Wet ‘N Reckless Brewery (10054 Mesa Ridge Court, #132, Mira Mesa) the night of July 27, causing significant damage. According to reports, repairs were being made ...

NY Times pooh-poohs Comic-Con spending

But U-T says money flows

The headline in a New York Times story this morning (July 28) is "Large Crowds Spend Little at Comic-Con." The story — written by two reporters with help from a third — quotes a panelist ...

An attorney for the city attorney

Council asked to approve counsel for Goldsmith a month after he hired them

City attorney Jan Goldsmith is asking the San Diego City Council for help in a lawsuit over his refusal to turn over private emails he sent to reporters and lobbyists from multiple email accounts. His ...

Utilities commission was cozy with utility

Pacific Gas gets love letters from state regulators

The publication SFGate revealed yesterday (July 26) just how cozy officials of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) are with the utilities they are supposed to regulate. The City of San Bruno, which suffered a ...

Sorry, minimum-wage workers

"People's lives are really going to be affected by this."

Despite granting the meeting they'd requested earlier this week, mayor Kevin Faulconer told a group of faith leaders and minimum-wage workers that his intention was still to veto a proposal to provide workers within city ...

Bridgepoint's troubles continue

SEC, Massachusetts probing for-profit university

Bridgepoint Education announced today (Jan. 25) that the Massachusetts attorney general is investigating whether the company's business practices comply with the state's consumer protection laws. Bridgepoint recently settled with Iowa for $7.25 million and is ...

Pendleton "Godfather" gets two years

Took more than $100,000 in bribes

Natividad Lara "Nate" Cervantes, the so-called "Godfather" of Camp Pendleton, was sentenced to two years in prison today (July 25) for accepting more than $100,000 in bribes from contractors seeking millions of dollars of military ...

Peters late, DeMaio reveals Reason

Disclosures show shifting personal finances of congressional combatants

Freshman Democratic congressman Scott Peters, locked in a tight re-election battle with former San Diego Republican city councilman Carl DeMaio, has been given another 30-day extension to file his personal financial disclosure report with the ...

Is Jerry Brown hiding his San Onofre role?

Suit says governor won't provide documents

Yesterday (July 24), attorney Mike Aguirre filed a suit against governor Jerry Brown, complaining that he may have violated the California Public Records Act by refusing to reveal any communications he had on the termination ...

Polls suggest Peters and DeMaio are ahead

Yesterday (July 24), a poll by House Majority PAC, a Democratic super-PAC, showed Scott Peters ahead of Carl DeMaio in the 52nd congressional district, 48 percent to 43 percent. Peters's purported lead was slightly above ...

U-T sued for copyright infringement

"Is BWP Media the New Photo Copyright Infringement Troll?"

Los Angeles-based BWP Media USA, doing business as Pacific Coast News, filed suit yesterday (July 24) in Los Angeles federal court, claiming the U-T has used copyrighted celebrity photographs on its websites without permission. BWP ...

Sempra to travel with Brown in Mexico

The utility is giving the governor bucks

Ninety businesspeople will be traveling with Gov. Jerry Brown to Mexico next week, according to the Sacramento Bee. Many represent companies that are giving to Brown's 2014 reelection campaign, even though they gave more heavily ...

UCSD cash speaks with loud Voice

$20,000 deal with nonprofit news site guarantees good coverage

UCSD, which has traditionally enjoyed red-carpet treatment from local media, has encountered a bit of turbulence of late. Word that the school has been the target of its own auditors' public safety critique, first noted ...

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