San Diego doesn't represent the nation closely

Economic/demographic study ranks county 264th of 379 surveyed

San Diego's economic and demographic composition is not similar to that of the United States as a whole. A study by WalletHub, a statistical aggregator, concludes that San Diego County is 264th out of 379 ...

Slater's wave to break at Seaport Village?

Whatever gets built, fishermen demand inclusion in bayfront redevelopment

The Port of San Diego on Monday (June 13) opened a two-day workshop in which six competing bidders were offered the opportunity to share proposals for developing a stretch of San Diego Bay including 30 ...

Post-election protest at Registrar of Voters office

"Michael Vu, we're watching you," read one sign

Protesters gathered outside the San Diego Registrar of Voters on Monday morning (June 13), demanding county registrar Michael Vu change the method used for selecting a sample of ballots to be manually tallied from last ...

Gun mogul's cash targeted Gaspar for assault weapons vote

AR-15 accessory-maker backed PAC attack on Encinitas mayor called flip-flopper

A San Diego gun-owners’ group financed by a wealthy Santee-based assault-weapons magnate that drew a June primary bead on county supervisorial candidate Kristin Gaspar may now be open to a change of mind. From the ...

Smaller One Paseo project heads toward approval

Peace in Carmel Valley as neighbors give long-delayed nod

After a four-year-long feud with Carmel Valley neighbors and several lawsuits, a new scaled-down version of Kilroy Realty's One Paseo development will likely be approved. On June 27, city councilmembers will be asked to approve ...

Florida subsidy orgy over?

Sanford-Burnham Orlando move during Jeb Bush reign not so smooth

What could be called "Jeb Bush's Follies" in Florida is getting worse. Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is considering leaving Lake Nona, near Orlando. A subsidy orgy began in 2003 when San Diego's Scripps Research ...

U-T pension deficit soars, is considered risk factor

Benefit obligation $235.6 million; plan value $139.4 million

The San Diego Union-Tribune's pension/retirement deficit rose to $96.2 million at year-end 2015, according to the parent Tribune Publishing's 10-K annual report to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The deficit was $85.4 million in May ...

Del Martian demolition party

After 40 years, "temporary" city hall to be replaced

Del Mar residents and government officials gathered in front of city hall on Saturday morning (June 11) to celebrate the impending demolition of the government headquarters. Originally incorporated in 1959, Del Mar purchased its current ...

Money makes the Issa go around

Chargers-backing GOP house member turns to old friends for fresh cash

With North County Republican congressman Darrell Issa facing a tight reelection race in the fall, Washington special interests are expected to ante-up major cash for his Darrell Issa Victory Fund 2016. So far this election ...

Turmoil in parking-enforcement department

Longtime employee says new boss disregarded medical condition

A San Diego parking-enforcement officer is suing the City of San Diego for discrimination and harassment for refusing to follow his supervisor's request to issue a higher number of parking tickets on a daily basis. ...

Navy admiral guilty of lying about Fat Leonard relationship

Highest-ranked officer caught in Singapore scandal

United States Navy Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau pleaded guilty in federal court today (June 9) to felony charges that he lied to federal investigators about his lengthy relationship with Leonard Glenn Francis (aka "Fat Leonard"), ...

State bar disciplines seven local lawyers

Car-crashing, drug-selling, fee-related malfeasance, etc.

The State Bar of California has disciplined seven San Diego County attorneys. Jordan David Beal got one year of probation and suspension for 30 days. He had offered to sell a controlled substance to an ...

Tragic history for sale at downtown library auction

Mid-century chairs and homeless tables go on the block

Thousands of items of San Diego bibliophilic history are headed for the auction block this coming Saturday, June 11, at the old downtown library at 820 E St. "The Historic San Diego Central Library — ...

After deep dive, West Coast homes surface

Fewest underwater since bubble burst four years ago

According to yesterday (June 8), West Coast metro areas have made a stunning comeback since the housing crash. In the first quarter of 2012, when residential underwater rates were at their peaks, 31.4 percent ...

Former Desert Line railroad prez penalized

End of the line for Donald Stoecklein?

The former president and chief operating officer (now “director of compliance”) for Pacific Imperial Railroad, the company that leases the rights to the binational railroad from Metropolitan Transit System, is in trouble with the Securities ...

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