Bridgepoint's troubles continue

SEC, Massachusetts probing for-profit university

Bridgepoint Education announced today (Jan. 25) that the Massachusetts attorney general is investigating whether the company's business practices comply with the state's consumer protection laws. Bridgepoint recently settled with Iowa for $7.25 million and is ...

Pendleton "Godfather" gets two years

Took more than $100,000 in bribes

Natividad Lara "Nate" Cervantes, the so-called "Godfather" of Camp Pendleton, was sentenced to two years in prison today (July 25) for accepting more than $100,000 in bribes from contractors seeking millions of dollars of military ...

Peters late, DeMaio reveals Reason

Disclosures show shifting personal finances of congressional combatants

Freshman Democratic congressman Scott Peters, locked in a tight re-election battle with former San Diego Republican city councilman Carl DeMaio, has been given another 30-day extension to file his personal financial disclosure report with the ...

Is Jerry Brown hiding his San Onofre role?

Suit says governor won't provide documents

Yesterday (July 24), attorney Mike Aguirre filed a suit against governor Jerry Brown, complaining that he may have violated the California Public Records Act by refusing to reveal any communications he had on the termination ...

Polls suggest Peters and DeMaio are ahead

Yesterday (July 24), a poll by House Majority PAC, a Democratic super-PAC, showed Scott Peters ahead of Carl DeMaio in the 52nd congressional district, 48 percent to 43 percent. Peters's purported lead was slightly above ...

U-T sued for copyright infringement

"Is BWP Media the New Photo Copyright Infringement Troll?"

Los Angeles-based BWP Media USA, doing business as Pacific Coast News, filed suit yesterday (July 24) in Los Angeles federal court, claiming the U-T has used copyrighted celebrity photographs on its websites without permission. BWP ...

Sempra to travel with Brown in Mexico

The utility is giving the governor bucks

Ninety businesspeople will be traveling with Gov. Jerry Brown to Mexico next week, according to the Sacramento Bee. Many represent companies that are giving to Brown's 2014 reelection campaign, even though they gave more heavily ...

UCSD cash speaks with loud Voice

$20,000 deal with nonprofit news site guarantees good coverage

UCSD, which has traditionally enjoyed red-carpet treatment from local media, has encountered a bit of turbulence of late. Word that the school has been the target of its own auditors' public safety critique, first noted ...

Herbalife knocked as illegal pyramid scheme

Wall Street fat cats try running stock up as critic tries to run it down

Herb Greenberg, who is in the enviable position of living in San Diego and being a regular on the New York–based CNBC TV business channel, this morning (July 24) said hedge-fund head Bill Ackman made ...

This land is my land...this land is not your land

Property owner sues county for notice of entry to clear trash and weeds.

In an unincorporated part of El Cajon, property owner Tommy Matthews is fighting a court order obtained by the county to access the property in order to remove weeds, trash, and other debris. On July ...

"Made in America"?

Consumers sue, say it ain't so

The Del Mar Law Group is suing blue-jeans companies over "Made in America" labels. In one suit that the firm hopes will be certified as a class action, the plaintiff states that "fabric, thread, buttons, ...

It’s the environment, stupid

Activists cheer vote on climate action plan, clamor for water conservation

On Wednesday, July 23, the San Diego City Council's Environmental Committee passed a resolution urging mayor Kevin Faulconer to move forward with finalizing the city's Climate Action Plan. Discussion of the plan has mostly been ...

Disabilities act lawsuits pile up

San Diego lawyers cash in, despite law to prevent abuses

According to the Desert Sun, Coachella Valley businesses, particularly hotels, are being hit with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuits. San Diego attorney David Wakefield is filing many of those suits. Wakefield is a former ...

Not going to stick up for evil no more

Sergio Ramirez denies trying to kill his homie who wanted out of “the life”

Testimony began on July 17 in a trial for a man who admits being a street hood for the Varrio Fallbrook Locos gang. Some witnesses have been so fearful that they suffered almost complete memory ...

Only better than Newark and Laredo

Chula Vista among lowest-ranked recreation cities

San Diego County has the weather for recreation but not the amenities. That's the inevitable conclusion of a study by WalletHub, a group that gathers statistics and ranks metro areas. WalletHub rated cities on on ...

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