Audit hits SDSU interest conflicts and illegal faculty discounts

Campanile Foundation repeatedly broke federal and state accounting rules

An extensive list of financial irregularities and transparency transgressions committed in the name of in-house charities has been uncovered at San Diego State University by auditors for the California university system, raising a series of ...

Execs pledged their stock as loan collateral

And then the crooks dumped the stock to fund the loans

A Florida-based financial manipulator was found guilty by a San Diego federal jury yesterday (November 21) of 16 counts of mail fraud, wire fraud, securities fraud, and conspiracy. Along with two others, Jeffrey Spanier set ...

Parent sues Grossmont school district over denied access

Father of student told officials he was registered sex offender

A father of a Grossmont Union High School District student is suing the district for refusing him access to his child's school because he is a registered sex offender. The lawsuit, filed in Superior Court ...

The man who mistook his wife for a politico, and other Qualcomm tales

Mega-millionaire lavished nearly $4 million on spouse's failed GOP House bid

San Diegans in the political know are well familiar with the recently forged, political-money-fueled alliance between La Jolla Democratic billionaire Irwin Jacobs and Republican mayor Kevin Faulconer, widely said to be lining up campaign donors ...

K-9s unleashed!

Big city bucks for naked midnight canyon walker

The City of San Diego is poised to settle a lawsuit brought by a man who was bitten by a police dog while he walking in a La Jolla canyon in the early hours of ...

County unemployment rises — as do jobs numbers

How so?

The county unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in October, up from 4.7 percent in September. The county gained 8900 jobs in the month. Government jobs rose by 6700, and seasonal government jobs rose by 3300, ...

Navy's "killer" dolphins replaced by robots? Not so fast

Audit says General Dynamics way behind on costly Project Knifefish

It was a big-money military contractor's dream. Build a fleet of futuristic underwater robots to replace the Navy's famous corps of mine-hunting dolphins and sea lions, headquartered at their San Diego base. "In general, we’re ...

Dakota pipeline protesters flood Kearny Mesa courtyard

Water vs. oil war brought to Army Corps of Engineers' doorstep

Despite a call from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday (November 14) for a round of additional studies that would temporarily delay construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, supporters of residents at ...

The sweet revenge of Golding's Grenell

Aide to ex-mayor's failed senate race and fierce DeMaio operative may be Trump's top diplomat

If all the ex–San Diegans on president-elect Donald Trump's reputed short list for administration posts get their gigs, the city could be one of the best represented in Washington's new era. Billionaire University of San ...

More violence in low-income communities no duh

Gang-prevention commission issues favorable report

Gang-related crimes have decreased by 44.5 percent since 2009, says a new report from the City of San Diego's Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention. Despite the downward trend, there are still 4005 documented gang ...

Balboa Park bypass bridge and parking project okayed

"We're talking about $80 million for 267 spaces, or about $300,000 a space."

After years of delays that included criticism from many sources, lawsuits, and the withdrawal and later reinstatement of millions of dollars' worth of private funding, San Diego's city council on Monday (November 14) approved up ...

Hey, this election isn't over yet

Votes still being counted by county registrar

With most eyes focused only on the presidential election, and the 30 state offices and propositions, there were also 153 city, school, and special district races in the county. At 4:30 p.m. on November 13, ...

Billionaire USD grad short-listed for Trump's Treasury

Super-rich San Diego alum and Manchester-friendly financier could have cabinet lock

They appeared to be some of the darkest days of Doug Manchester’s life back in the summer of 2014, as the San Diego developer and Republican kingpin struggled to find enough cash to finance a ...

Solar-power financing could spell trouble

"I hate to see people lose their homes over something I was involved with.”

The owner of a North County solar-power company says he sees the next housing bubble bursting on the horizon. While it’s the hand that feeds much of his business now, he says it’s the same ...

50 murders by the Border Patrol?

"We will not live in fear; we will not get used to this."

"Even if you do something wrong, you should make it to jail alive," says Birdie Gutierrez, an organizer whose group, La Flor De La Resistencia, was represented among about 30 protesters who gathered in San ...

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