Cop-on-cop lawsuit

Officer Hart also questioned Mayor Faulconer's sports package

A 15-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department is suing the city for kicking him off the force upon learning he suffered from post traumatic stress disorder caused by witnessing several officer-involved shootings. The ...

NPR not facing an existential crisis

KPBS programming honcho takes issue with Wall Street Journal piece

KPBS-FM’s programming chief is not happy with how his station’s network was depicted by the Wall Street Journal. A June 17 article painted NPR as a sinking network with an aging and shrinking listenership. Young ...

Civil disobedience over potential 1/2-cent sales tax

Because we need more roads, says San Diego Association of Governments

After lengthy public comment attacking the proposal, a Friday (June 24) meeting of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) resulted in the regional board voting to move forward with a plan to place a ...

Judge sanctions Jehovah's Witnesses

Imposes $4000-a-day penalty for not producing documents in sex-abuse case

A San Diego Superior Court judge has ordered the Church of Jehovah's Witnesses, also known as the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania, to pay $4000 a day for every day that it fails ...

Ex-Enron and Sempra exec kicks in for Trump

Diet maven's Manchester mega-fundraiser bids to help GOP hopeful catch up with Clinton 's cash

It's no secret that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is a little low on campaign cash at the moment, but some well-heeled San Diego County GOP contributors are coming to the rescue. Such is ...

Former U-T owner sees future in oil

Manchester says he's a passive investor in Chilean company

Former Union-Tribune owner Douglas Manchester reported last month that he purchased 16.3 percent of GeoPark Limited, a Santiago, Chile–based oil-and-gas exploration and production company. Manchester's purchase of 9.7 million shares for around $30 million makes ...

Tax-free stadium plan? Beware

San Diegans should cock an eyebrow at claims being made

Two cheers for former San Diego City Council member Carl DeMaio spearheading a plan to build a Chargers stadium without tapping tax money. Such a plan would be welcome, but San Diegans should cock an ...

Metropolitan Transit System's been working on the railroad...

Recently released documents indicate loss of faith in Desert Line operatives

October 2015 nearly marked the end of the road — rather, railroad, for Pacific Imperial Railroad, the company that leases the 100-year-old Desert Line from the Metropolitan Transit System. According to documents released by Metropolitan ...

Surrogacy service provider indicted

Planet Hospital Ponzi scheme alleged

Acharrayya Rupak, founder of Planet Hospital, a medical tourism company that had business addresses in San Diego, Calexico, and Calabasas, was indicted yesterday (June 22) for stealing more than $2 million from infertile clients seeking ...

Roque De La Fuente to run for U.S. Senate in Florida

San Diego–born businessman/car dealer finds popularity back East

San Diego businessman Roque (Rocky) De La Fuente, who failed in his attempt to get the Democratic nomination for president, this week filed to run for the U.S. Senate in Florida. According to saintpetersblog.com, De ...

U-T owner omits San Diego from video

Is company known as tronc indifferent to America's eighth largest city?

During the glory days of the San Diego Union and Evening Tribune, publisher Jim Copley often boasted how his papers had turned out the vote for Richard Nixon, and the Republican president concurred, designating San ...

Pot tax proposal heads to city council

A 15 percent levy on Pineapple Express?

The city council's Rules Committee on Monday (June 20) voted to move a proposal floated by councilmember Mark Kersey to impose a 10 percent tax on the sale of marijuana at approved dispensaries within city ...

Unreasonable eviction in Linda Vista

Tenants say they're being forced out after complaining to media

About 50 tenants from several apartment complexes marched throughout Linda Vista on Monday evening (June 20), demanding better living conditions and a halt to what they're calling retaliatory evictions against tenants who've spoken up about ...

San Diego’s GOP big-money trash angel wants to dump Trump

Dump backer and trolley builder part of cash movement behind Courageous Conservatives

Stan Herzog of St. Joseph, Missouri, onetime Eastern terminus of the Pony Express to California, has long been a financial angel to San Diego Republicans and pro-trash causes, including fallen-mayor-turned-talk-show-host Roger Hedgecock. Herzog is chairman ...

Excessive force lawsuits against SDPD officer dismissed

Second of two lawsuits now over

On Tuesday, June 21, San Diego city councilmembers are expected to settle the second excessive-force lawsuits against San Diego police officer Laura Smith. While the amount has not yet been made public, court documents filed ...

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