Thanks for the dough, $hamu!

SeaWorld gives $25,000 to re-elect Jerry Brown

SeaWorld's stock may be down on Wall Street, but it definitely appears to be up with Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. After repeated battering by animal-rights advocates over the issue of Orca captivity, the marine-animal emporium ...

Fare enough?

Repeated stings net more arrests at Lemon Grove trolley station

Since launching Operation Lemon Drop in mid-July, sheriff's deputies have continued to target trolley passengers in Lemon Grove for fare-payment enforcement and as a catch-all for other offenders. Criminals, however, seem to not be reading ...

Dude, that fish taco place called again

Rubio's says remote messaging not sales calls, seeks FCC clarification

Rubio's, the Carlsbad-based Mexican fast-food chain, on August 11 asked the Federal Communications Commission to clarify Telephone Consumer Protection Act applicability. In 1991, the federal government passed the act to protect people against pestiferous telephone ...

Manchester vs. Jacobs, round two

Battle of hit pieces may herald minimum wage campaign

The latest high-stakes confrontation between Republican newspaper publisher and mega-hotel developer Douglas Manchester and his wealthy Democratic foe, La Jolla billionaire Irwin Jacobs, over the minimum wage is likely to make national headlines and attract ...

Time’s up, Development Services Dept.

New lawsuit filed for unfulfilled public-records request

The city will defend yet another lawsuit for not complying with California's Public Records Act. The latest complaint was filed by the Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation on August 14. The attorneys for the foundation, Marco ...

Proposed La Jolla music venue challenged in suit

Tapenade Restaurant charges fraud

La Bastide, a corporation which owns the tony Tapenade Restaurant, has sued the owner of a La Jolla shopping center on which La Jolla Music Society plans to build a $40 million performing arts center. ...

Shames lawsuit thrown out

Aguirre, Peffer get summary judgment

Superior Court judge Ronald Prager today (Aug. 15) threw out remaining claims that Michael Shames, former head of Utility Consumers' Action Network (UCAN), filed against whistle-blower David Peffer and Peffer's lawyer, Mike Aguirre. Earlier, Prager ...

Serrato's legal hotspot cools

Charges dismissed against man accused of re-igniting California wildfire

Arson charges against Alberto Serrato, 57, were dismissed in San Diego Superior Court on August 13. Serrato had been accused of re-igniting a brush fire three months ago, while fires raged across North County. Serrato, ...

July jobs down, unemployment rate up

Local education jobs drop

The San Diego County unemployment rate rose to 6.6 percent in July, up from a revised 6.1 percent in June. County jobs declined by 5,900 in the month, mainly because a loss of 12,700 government ...

Rove-linked dark money backs DeMaio

TV costs head for record in big-money battle over 52nd district House seat.

The 52nd district battle between freshman Democratic congressman Scott Peters and Republican ex-city councilman Carl Demaio, already one of the nation's costliest House races, has just gotten even pricier with the arrival of Crossroads Grassroots ...

No long lines, no security checkpoints

Surf Air promises membership airline to San Diegans.

A new airline is coming soon to San Diego. And in an industry where most major carriers have started making money for the first time in decades; traditional carriers based at Lindbergh Field may experience ...

Watch it, bud

Medical marijuana patients say city's ordinance violates disability laws.

Medical marijuana patients aren't sitting idly by watching city attorney and city council wage a legal battle against illegal dispensaries and the landlords that lease space to them. On August 13, eight medical marijuana patients ...

Ian Campbell blasted in opera magazine

Where did that "amendment" come from?

The September edition of Opera News, the magazine for opera lovers published by the Metropolitan Opera Guild, has a long, sizzling investigative piece on the demise and (hopefully) rebirth of San Diego Opera. Ian Campbell, ...

Trial for Los Angeles man accused of killing mom in Solana Beach to begin

Jury selection will begin next week in San Diego Superior Court.

A Los Angeles man accused of beating his mother to death in her million-dollar Solana Beach home more than four years ago is set to go on trial this month. Potential jurors are expected to ...

Fracking the ocean blue

Protesters demand halt to dumping of toxic oil-drilling waste.

A group of protesters organized by environmental organizations SanDiego350 and the Center for Biological Diversity, some donning mock hazmat suits, gathered Wednesday morning outside the Catamaran Resort on Mission Bay. Inside, the California Coastal Commission ...

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