Riley Elementary special-needs student victimized

District bus driver accused of performing "lewd and lascivious acts"

The San Diego Unified School District has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a parent who claims her child, a special-needs student at Riley Elementary in Clairemont Mesa, was sexually assaulted by a district ...

Former sheriff, police chief Kolender dies

Retired in 2009 after six decades in law enforcement

Former county sheriff Bill Kolender died today (October 6) after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, according to a San Diego County Sheriff's Department press release. He was 80 years old. He joined the police ...

San Diego's got diversity

But does that suggest we are a melting pot?

San Diego ranks among the top U.S. cities in racial and ethnic, language, and region of birth diversity, according to WalletHub, a firm that studies cities, metro areas, and states for various characteristics. Out of ...

...and El Niño could cost billions

Economy suffered in 1997-1998 and 1982-1983

A severe El Niño this winter could put a dent in San Diego's economy, according to Vince Vasquez of the National University System Institute for Policy Research. The 1982–1983 storms caused more than $2 billion ...

That's the Marti Emerald we like to see

Following report, apartment repairs promised for City Heights tenant

It seems relief is on the way for Maria Villanueva. The single mother from City Heights has been at the center of recent protests by residents who've heard their pleas for home repairs fall on ...

State coastal commission bonkers?

Meeting on plan to store San Onofre nuclear waste 100 feet from ocean

The California Coastal Commission meets tomorrow in Long Beach to consider a matter critical to North County San Diegans: will 3.6 million pounds of nuclear waste repose within 100 feet of the ocean and only ...

Tribune Publishing sharpens the ax

Meeting at U-T today to introduce employee buyout program

Chicago-based Tribune Publishing, parent company of the L.A. Times and Union-Tribune, announced today (October 5) that it will have a company-wide "Employee Voluntary Separation Program," an employee-buyout proposal. If enough people don't sign up, there ...

More criticism of county transportation plan

Again, SANDAG projections considered at odds with reality

New criticism of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) plan to manage transportation in the coming decades has arisen as the group prepares to consider a revised transit plan this week. The Cleveland National ...

$250k raised, lifeguard project stopped

"I placed 44 calls to Zapf’s office. She refused to speak on the issue."

A group of Mission Beach residents fighting against unpermitted construction of a new lifeguard tower near the Mission Beach Jetty has raised the $250,000 bond needed to stop the project until a court trial can ...

Five percent of U-T’s parent acquired by buyer with Chinese ties

San Diego newspaper China syndrome: meltdown or survival?

Could the San Diego Union-Tribune, the once proud, Republican daily newspaper of America's heretofore impregnable Navy bastion, fall under the sway of unidentified investors led by a China-linked money manager? The question is raised by ...

Rocky for president in 2016?

Indications that Roque De La Fuente is running for highest office — hoax?

"America is already great, but we can make it greater." That appears to be the campaign slogan for San Diego businessman Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente II, who recently set up a website touting his ...

My dog needs a rubdown — what's the problem?

California Veterinary Medical Board says animal massage lacks oversight

Wellness care for pets is thriving in San Diego. There are fitness trainers, massage therapists, and more. For many animal owners, it’s a tool to prevent illness. To the California Veterinary Medical Board, it’s risky ...

Ex-Wilson aide and USC honcho says no ulterior motives in anti-Tribune campaign

From L.A. to Chicago, not so much love

With the epic battle for control of the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune raging on, a well-known L.A. political player and University of Southern California honcho with ties to Pete Wilson — who ...

Two local lawyers disbarred

Both went to school at UC San Diego

According to the October edition of the California Bar Journal, two local lawyers, Charles Colin Cossio of Alpine and Louis Gordon Bruno of Escondido, have been disbarred. Cossio's disbarment involved moral turpitude. The state bar ...

Another echo from the dot-com bubble burst

Former New Yorker, now a San Diegan, ordered to pay up

The dot-com bubble, considered one of history's most malodorous stock market runups/rundowns, began around 1997 and lasted until March of 2000, when wildly absurd valuations peaked and the bubble burst. During the bubble period, a ...

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