Didn't mean to shoot you in the face

Killer comes clean, but a dirty, dirty state prison likely awaits

An Oceanside man accused of shooting two people pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter on March 27. Diego Arturo Martinez admitted to firing the rifle that killed Robert Earl Robbins, 47, the night of August 29, ...

California rules

Native American casino operations have moved into non-gaming exploits

According to a report released Monday, March 30, by Orange County–based economist Alan Meister, Indian gaming was a $23.8 billion business in 2013, the most recent year for which comprehensive figures are available. Nearly a ...

More special interest cash for mayor's non-profit

Sunroad, Padres, SDG&E offer up financial homage to city's top politico

Contributions from a growing set of city hall's biggest special interests continue to pour in to One San Diego, a nonprofit corporation set up by San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer. Ostensibly established by the Republican ...

Pup killer

Lawsuit claims deputies entered illegally and shot dog without cause

A San Marcos family whose pit bull puppy was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy during an unannounced and non-warranted visit to the home is suing the county and the deputies for unlawful search ...

Fired — and not liking it at all

Former head of Tri-City Healthcare sues for unlawful termination

Larry Anderson, who was fired as head of Oceanside's Tri-City Healthcare District on October 17 of 2013, filed suit in federal court on March 25, claiming the medical center violated his 14th Amendment rights, among ...

No penalty for Sun God drugging

Official beer garden and drug testing advice mark UCSD blowout

In yet another attempt to tame a nasty run of drug and alcohol poisoning at its annual Sun God rock festival, UCSD is setting up an official beer garden, to be ringed with double fencing, ...

Put up or cover-up, public utilities commission?

Agency delays documents, pays pricey attorneys for strategic guidance

Ever since Watergate, astute observers have said about American law enforcement and the justice system, "It's not the crime. It's the cover-up." When the press and the public get suspicious of a massive coverup, the ...

It's good to be caught on tape

Chief Zimmerman quoted in Taser marketing materials

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Taser International is touting lower reports of public complaints about use of force in the San Diego Police Department to peddle its Axon line of body cameras to other police forces throughout the ...

Is Peevey worth $882 an hour?

State judicial employees say they can handle case of former commission head

A group representing attorneys employed by the state says that the $5.2 million that the state will pay an outside law firm, Sheppard Mullin, to defend former California Public Utilities Commission head Michael Peevey is ...

Too rude, San Diego Gas & Electric

California tops as solar producer; utility seeks to profit from grid hookups

California is once again leading the nation in the implementation of solar power, according to a federal study released this week. The state generated 9.9 million megawatt-hours of solar power last year, more than every ...

Chargers in Inglewood? Looks like it

Could all or part of the team be sold?

Channel 10 is reporting tonight that the plans for Stan Kroenke's stadium in Inglewood have separate locker rooms for two home teams and two separate owners' boxes. Ergo, two National Football League teams will occupy ...

Watershed moment...and the levee holds

Ellen Pao loses tech gender bias case against against Silicon Valley firm

In a suit closely watched throughout the tech industry, Ellen Pao lost her gender bias case this afternoon (March 27) against the Silicon Valley venture capital firm of Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers. A jury ...

Issa's new beard and an aide's free travel

House member vies for rock star status, takes shots at Hillary at SXSW

An assistant to North County Republican congressman Darrell Issa — whose failed bid for a repeat term as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has been chalked up by some to his ...

Driscoll's and Berrymex, lookin' at you

Striking San Quintín farmers decry abuses by agricultural companies

Dry air and native plant life overlooking a bay are the gorgeous dress in which the mountains of Baja welcome anyone with the time and taste to appreciate the natural landscape of Ensenada. But the ...

Release the Resident Alien repeat offender

On meth for half his life, Mexican national makes felony plea deal

A repeat offender from Escondido, Juan Mozo Roldan, 29, made a felony plea deal and is expected to be released from custody on April 8, 2015. In his most recent incident last December, Roldan evaded ...

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