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Newspaper's website makeover sells exclusive sponsorship to giant utility for undisclosed fee

San Diego's big shark in a small pond, otherwise known as Sempra Energy — long noted for having a hand in behind-the-scenes major money doings of local politicos and media outlets — is currently flexing ...

Born poor in San Diego

Nearly 20 percent of children live in poverty

Last year, 15.6 percent of the City of San Diego's population was living below the poverty rate, almost unchanged from 15.7 percent in 2014, according to United States Census Bureau numbers released today (September 15). ...

Downtown protest against Dakota pipeline

"We are not protesters, we are protectors."

Over 100 climate activists gathered downtown on Tuesday evening (September 13) as part of a national day of action aimed at convincing President Obama to put a stop to construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. ...

More beds for the homeless

"Our city has a vacancy rate of nearly zero," says Father Joe's president

Local homeless services provider Father Joe’s Villages is pushing to expand its capacity of permanent housing for homeless individuals to a total of 947 beds, the group announced on Monday (September 12). "A growing part ...

Labor and capital pick their pre-election poison

Big-money battle over Measure A fuels DeMaio’s putative funding hopes

San Diego's big-money campaign money-raising merry-go-round has shifted into high gear, with cash from both big business and big labor pouring in for local political causes. Among the heaviest hitters so far is the International ...

Former SEAL sues for police brutality

Welfare check ends with broken ribs, gashed forehead, and tasing

On Tuesday, September 13, San Diego city councilmembers will consider whether to agree to settle a lawsuit from a former Navy SEAL who sued the city and two San Diego police officers for excessive force ...

Brother of ISIL fighter pleads guilty to lying to FBI

Marchello McCain, previously convicted felon, held without bond

In federal court today (September 12), Marchello Dsaun McCain pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI to cover for his brother, Douglas McCain, an American believed killed while fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq ...

City slack on preventing sediment pollution

Robust construction activity lacks assertive governance

The City of San Diego hopes to settle a $4.6 million complaint from the regional water board for allowing construction companies to bypass sediment-control measures at Los Peñasquitos Lagoon, Tijuana River Estuary, and San Diego ...

Moneyman down

Five years in prison for Richard Medina Jr.

Richard Medina Jr., an attorney with a law degree from the University of San Diego, was sentenced on September 6 to five years in prison for operating an unlicensed money transmitting business. He had been ...

Chargers offer "cheapest ticket" in NFL this year

Expert blames "negative sentiment" around the franchise

TicketIQ is a ticket search engine that provides ticket-buying options from different markets, including the National Football League games. This morning (September 8), the founder and chief executive of the company, Jesse Lawrence, appeared on ...

SeaWorld slapped for plastic litter

Artist investigates source of washed-up detritus

The curiosity of a North County artist and beachcomber recently resulted in a slap on the wrist for SeaWorld, San Diego Coastkeeper is reporting. Janis Selby Jones has long walked the beaches of North County, ...

Donna and Cory go after Jan

Frye gets Briggs to sue city attorney Goldsmith over biased ballot language

Former councilmember Donna Frye is asking that a judge order the San Diego city clerk to correct misleading and biased statements the city attorney's office made in describing a ballot initiative that, if passed, would ...

Pence set to raise lots of cents in La Jolla

Trump vice-presidential hopeful's event backed by ex-U-T owner and Russian-born wife

With the November election swiftly approaching, the campaigns of the two major party contenders are going about the business of raising California cash, including a La Jolla appearance by Republican vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence. Set ...

Polo Fields land battle on simmer

Does Surf Soccer Club get preferential treatment from City of San Diego?

The preservation group known as Friends of the San Dieguito River Valley is suing the City of San Diego and a youth-soccer league over a long-term lease at the city-owned Polo Fields east of Del ...

Try eating healthy on $4.27 a day

Hunger Coalition suggests challenge

Advocates from San Diego Hunger Coalition gathered in Point Loma on Friday (September 2) to begin a monthlong campaign to call awareness to the difficulty many San Diegans face in feeding their families. "Hunger is ...

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