Peeved, to be sure

Newspapers call for utilities commission chief Peevey's head

This week, two events affecting Pacific Gas & Electric, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and CPUC president Michael Peevey, have ignited a firestorm of justifiable indignation. First, the City of San Bruno managed to ...

"Official ticket site," in a pig's eye

FTC nails local company for online deception

The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Connecticut have fined three online ticket resellers $1.4 million for deceptive advertising. One of the companies, SecureBoxOffice, is run out of San Diego by James Moran. SecureBoxOffice ...

Bad son

Oceanside man on trial for allegedly attacking parents

Gregory Dale Foley, 56, pleads not-guilty to the attempted murder of his 81-year-old mother and cruelty to his 86-year-old father, in a trial that began yesterday, July 29, 2014. The prosecutor played a chilling 911 ...

Firefighters call police

La Mesa fire station reports bathing man and robbery

A Bonita man was arrested on Monday night, July 28, after a couple of foiled burglary attempts, beginning at La Mesa Fire Station 12 on the 8800 block of Dallas Street. Firefighters from Station 12 ...

Some of that California money

Manchester hosts cash roundup for Texas candidate — $5000 gets you in

Doug Manchester, who intends to build a long-delayed hotel in Austin, is putting on a glitzy fundraiser for Greg Abbott, the Republican who is running for Texas governor against Democrat Wendy Davis. Manchester and his ...

No love

Suspension of La Jolla Tennis Club president results in backlash

Tonight (July 29), the board of La Jolla Tennis Club suspended its former president, Phifer Crute, until January of 2016. She was earlier deposed as president — a post she did not hold long. Crute ...

Yes, we will defend Jan Goldsmith

Council approves city attorney's request for lawyer expenses in email lawsuit

The city council today, (July 29) by a 7-1 vote, approved spending taxpayer money up to $150,000 to pay city attorney Jan Goldsmith's legal bills. The lawsuit against Goldsmith forces him to reveal the contents ...

Encinitas? You're pretty snobby

Poway ranked 37th, thanks to high home prices and incomes

Movoto.com, a real estate research outfit, has culled 2010 census data to rank the 50 snobbiest small cities (population 45,000 to 65,000). What counts is highest median household income, highest median home values, largest percentage ...

Green and Made in the U.S.A.

Ex-prison labor king gets "Champion of Change" award

It's been a big day in Washington for two high-tech San Diego farmers. Pierre Sleiman and his son Pierre Sleiman, Jr., who run a North County outfit called Go Green Agriculture, have been fêted at ...

Gunpoint fiction

Theft victim attempts late-night parking lot meeting with suspects

Around 1:40 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, three people were arrested in La Mesa after robbing a man who'd attempted to buy back a camera that had been stolen from him and listed for sale ...

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 ...

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