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 ...

This county is lousy for the disabled

Out of 150 cities, Chula Vista ranks 120th

San Diego is a disappointing middle-of-the-pack as a residence for those with disabilities, according to a new study by WalletHub, a firm that does statistical studies on states, metro areas, and cities. Out of 150 ...

Solar power vs. SDG&E

Utilities commission soon to rule on measure to end net metering

A statewide panel convened by the Sierra Club on Wednesday (September 30) took aim at efforts by San Diego Gas & Electric and other utilities statewide that could limit the spread of private solar installations ...

Does Union-Tribune face a digital dearth?

Bond-rater jumps on L.A. Times and U-T parent for missing online boat

It may be regarded by some as piling on, but Moody's Investors Service, the Wall Street debt-rating outfit, has come out with the latest hit against Tribune Publishing, parent company of the San Diego Union-Tribune. ...

Shocking goings-on at Green Elementary School

School investigator's case reveals cracks at San Diego Unified

Michael Gurrieri, a former investigator for San Diego Unified School District, says district officials fired him after he found evidence that the principal at Green Elementary School in San Carlos was allegedly drinking on the ...

Student dishonesty and alcohol use spiked at Sun God 2015

Snoop Dogg's UCSD festival posts boozy numbers, report says

Unlike 2014's overdose demise of student Ricardo "Ricky" Ambriz, there were no reported deaths this year at UCSD's notoriously rowdy Sun God Festival, held on campus each May. But despite attempts by administrators to clamp ...

Avoid foreclosure! Go see the Archbishop

San Diegans involved in $8 million mortgage fraud

People fearful of losing their homes through foreclosure were told they should consult the Archbishop of Shon-Te-East-A, Walks with Spirit, a group claiming to be a spiritual organization dedicated to helping people dodge foreclosure. A ...

SDG&E attempts brazen caper #2

Utility wants to make consumers to pay for fire

San Diego Gas & Electric late today (September 25) asked the California Public Utilities Commission to get consumers to pay the uninsured costs of the 2007 wildfires. After a thorough investigation, a unit of the ...

La Jolla Banker bought ticket to perdition

She took bribes, kickbacks to issue bad loans

Amalia Martinez, head of Small Business Administration lending at the now-defunct La Jolla Bank, pleaded guilty today, September 25th, to conspiracy to misapply bank funds. Martinez admitted that she and other senior bank officials accepted ...

Will Soon-Shiong grab San Diego’s U-T?

Mega-billionaire medic surfaces in war for Southern California news empire

As speculation continues regarding the putative takeover of the L.A. Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune by Los Angeles billionaire Eli Broad, other would-be suitors are emerging who could challenge the wealthy Democrat in a ...

Oceanside's Galanis and sons in trouble again

Criminal and civil charges for stock market fraud

Oceanside's Galanis family is in trouble again for alleged stock market fraud. Yesterday (September 24), the Securities and Exchange Commission civilly charged some family members with manipulating the stock market. At the same time, the ...

Local lawsuit vs. Volkswagen

Amber Handal displeased with her dirty diesel Jetta, files class action

Volkswagen and Audi owners in cities throughout the U.S. are rushing to file class-action lawsuits days after the Environmental Protection Agency discovered the Volkswagen Auto Group installed "defeat devices" in more than 480,000 diesel-powered vehicles ...

Taking care of planet Earth is a moral thing

Pope's climate message to be echoed at multiple-faith gathering tonight

The latest local climate action group to launch, dubbed San Diego Coalition to Preserve our Common Home, gathered on the steps of Saint Joseph Cathedral downtown on Thursday morning (September 24) to cheer on Pope ...

San Diego sheriff's costly overtime overpay

Nearly half of sampled approval records missing and can't be verified

San Diego taxpayers may have been taken for a costly ride over excess overtime pay awarded to county workers, including those in the sheriff's department, says a newly released August 21 report by county chief ...

SD climate plan moving backward or forward?

Association of governments' vision at odds with city's aims, say activists

The long-controversial transit plan inching toward implementation by the San Diego Association of Governments, dubbed San Diego Forward, could actually move the city backward when it comes to meeting pollution goals set by its own ...

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