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 ...

No markup, but, yes, fraud

SEC says 350 investors had put $2.3 million into shopping website

On Tuesday (October 14), a jury in federal court on Long Island found Anthony Knight liable for securities fraud and selling unregistered securities. The Securities and Exchange Commission said that more than 350 investors had ...

Long's tales

Dennis Long took more than $1 million from churchgoers, prosecutor says

New details about a million-dollar scam perpetrated by a Carlsbad man will be revealed at a preliminary hearing early next year, according to a statement by prosecutor Anna Winn on October 14. Dennis Eugene Long, ...

Soviet Ebola ghosts haunt San Diego labs

Can federal cash cure growing epidemic?

In the midst of the international panic spawned by the Ebola epidemic, it’s hard to tell what is going on at the top of America's biological warfare pyramid and whether it is having any effect ...

No Central American teens in their backyard

"It doesn't fit with our schools, our gated communities, our upscale properties."

Mayor Sam Abed, feeling the pressure of the American Civil Liberties Union speaking in favor of an immigrant youth shelter in Escondido, accused the ACLU of discriminating against his city's residents. "They are here to ...

Rivers radio

Chargers QB put $1M toward Immaculate Heart's purchase of KCEO

Pro sports figures have long been major players in San Diego radio. John Lynch was a Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker before getting into radio management and launching San Diego’s first sports and modern rock stations (Mighty ...

Seals and people to be together at last?

Time for another lawsuit in the La Jolla Cove Children's Pool saga

For those seal lovers who thought the end of the debate over a rope barrier to protect seals during pupping season at Children's Pool in La Jolla was over, think again. On October 14, Friends ...

Cheap grub not so easily come by

San Diego ranks so-so in affordable dining

WalletHub, the statistical aggregating firm that compares quality of life in cities and states, ranked 150 cities in affordability of restaurants as well as diversity, accessibility, and quality of them. San Diego doesn't do well. ...

Can’t leave the country, can’t go to L.A.

Julie Harper faces trial again, accused of second-degree murder

Even though a jury acquitted her of first-degree murder at the end of a trial two weeks ago, Carlsbad housewife Julie Harper could still face the possibility of 40 years in prison if she is ...

Shy of the bull's eye

Does a Target Express store threaten to damage South Park?

Keep big-box stores and their little-box brethren out of South Park, says a petition signed by over 750 of South Park residents. The residents have banded together in opposition to a proposal from Minneapolis-based Target ...

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