Beset by TV exposé, U-T and publisher pull for DeMaio

Manchester and Russian-born wife also give big to Florida’s Marco Rubio

It's been a remarkable week for San Diego media watchers, with KNSD TV taking on Douglas Manchester's U-T San Diego over its editorial coverage of GOP ex–city councilman Carl DeMaio's bid to unseat incumbent Democratic ...

Gated-community scuffle

Appellate court decides for insurer

The state court of appeals for the Fourth District on October 17 settled a conflict between two drivers in Bernardo Heights. Dr. Richard Lee Austin and his wife Karen Mazzocco in 2008 lived in the ...

A bona fide chinchilla rescue, asserts PETA

Animal-rights group says Vista breeder’s methods were cruel

An attorney in Virginia who stated that he represented PETA for more than 30 years, Philip J. Hirschkop, responded to questions about a multimillion-dollar civil suit filed in San Diego County last week by attorneys ...

Keep budgeting, San Diego

Living costs high, but homeowners balance books

Among residents of 150 metro areas, San Diegans are 28th best in making and sticking to their budgets, according to WalletHub, an organization that gathers and interprets statistics on cities and states. In ranking the ...

Dueling sanity experts expected

Bryan Chang used a hammer to kill his mother, attorneys say

The young man had delusions that his mother was “destroying him” so he had to “destroy her,” according to a defense attorney who spoke at the beginning of a sanity-murder-trial yesterday afternoon, October 21. Bryan ...

Rick Roberts goes on anti-Islam rant

Muslims should be banned from coming to U.S., he says

Rick Roberts, formerly a talk show host on 760 KFMB in San Diego, is now on KTOK AM in Oklahoma City and KKFT FM in Gardnersville, Nevada, a Fox affiliate. Recently, Roberts went on a ...

The Twitter exemption

District Attorney Dumanis violates cell-phone policy in courthouse

In February of this year, district attorney Bonnie Dumanis logged on to Twitter to post pictures she took from her phone from inside the jury lounge. "Jury duty today! In the jury lounge with my ...

D.A.'s bad money case out of sight in DeMaio race

Do the congressional candidate’s media moguls play role of omission?

Word that the FBI has entered the case of Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio versus a talkative former staffer, as reported by NBC affiliate KNSD here, may mean an interesting post-election period for both GOP ...

Absence of rationality no argument

Judge dismissed suit against Bridgepoint, Warburg

On Friday (October 17), federal court judge Jeffrey T. Miller dismissed a suit that investors had brought against Bridgepoint Education and the Wall Street firm that controls it through subsidiaries, Warburg Pincus. The investors had ...

Maybe your grandkids won't pay the SR-125 toll

Debt owed on South Bay Expressway suggests no free drive anytime soon

Last week the Reader made note of a proposal by Chula Vista City Council candidate John McCann to stop collecting tolls on the southern section of SR-125, a highway constructed with the aim of alleviating ...

Positive evolutionary trajectory

United States University gets good report from accreditor

Chula Vista's United States University, which remains on its accreditor's probation until next year, has received a positive report from a team that visited the campus in May. The for-profit university, which specializes in nursing ...

San Ysidro nukes: too hot to handle?

Covert nuclear smuggling data censored by federal auditors

How safe from nuclear smugglers is San Diego's border with Mexico? Not enough, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, which has released a censored version of a report to Congress. The document, entitled "Combating ...

Rams most likely to go to L.A.

How much does it matter to the Chargers?

The St. Louis Rams are the team the National Football League considers most likely to relocate to Los Angeles, according to a report by Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, as reported by Sports Illustrated today ...

Final offer for Goldsmith and Gloria?

Cory Briggs said the city attorney has "a conflict of interest a mile wide"

There's a new settlement offer in the lawsuit seeking copies of council president Todd Gloria's emails and texts from private accounts discussing city business. Cory Briggs, attorney for San Diegans for Open Government, sent the ...

Flora, fauna, and surfboards

Port to spend $223,600 on 950-foot section of fencing

The San Diego Unified Port District is set to spend nearly a quarter-million dollars installing a 950-foot section of fencing along Palm Avenue where southern San Diego meets Imperial Beach, port officials announced October 17. ...

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