Drunken Sun God quelled by 15 cop shops

Heavy police response said to have cut UCSD drinking and drugging

The May 17 drug-overdose death of UCSD undergraduate computer-science student Ricardo "Ricky" Ambriz continues to quietly shake the foundations of UCSD, with administrators in a behind-the-scenes struggle over the fate of the Sun God Festival, ...

San Diego #21 in the smarts department

Not exactly an intellectual hub and not quite Beaumont

Of 150 metro areas, San Diego is 21st as an intellectual hub, according to WalletHub, which gathers statistics on metro areas and states. The key criteria for each metro area are highest percentage of high ...

Not a lie: minimum-wage ordinance is law

Officials publicize signature-gathering liars — Mayor Faulconer absent

Local and state legislators gathered downtown on Monday morning, September 15, to demand an investigation from county district attorney Bonnie Dumanis and/or California district attorney Kamala Harris into alleged misconduct by paid signature-gatherers seeking to ...

Chief of staff at CPUC resigns

And Peevey bows out of San Bruno decision

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) announced today, September 15, that it had taken several measures to deal with what it called "inappropriate email exchanges" between the commission and the utilities. Those emails, unearthed in ...

Pistol-packing housewife

“She couldn’t take it anymore.”

Julie Harper killed her husband Jason with a two-shot derringer that her father had given her for self-protection when she was going to college in the 1990s, according to her attorney who spoke to jurors ...

A congresswoman’s wartime vacation

Susan Davis’s strife-torn globetrotting funded by Israelis and special interests

San Diego Democrat Susan Davis, traditionally the county's top junketeering member of Congress, has not disappointed this summer. In the past, the Kensington resident has been off to Vienna, Tokyo, Barcelona, Canada's Whistler Resort in ...

City attorney Goldsmith: "I apologize"

"Miscommunication" allegedly led to lawsuit over unreleased emails

How important is California's Public Records Act to city attorney Jan Goldsmith? Not very. Goldsmith said as much during a September 12 court hearing in the case over his refusal to turn over emails that ...

Lead candy web page launch

Environmental Health Coalition seeks to cut down brain-damage danger

The Environmental Health Coalition, a local advocacy group most recently involved in the unsuccessful attempt to implement a community plan update in Barrio Logan and a push to improve transit options in SANDAG's plan to ...

The warmonger Obama

Local veterans protest expansion of Middle East campaign

A handful of military veterans congregated along the Sixth Avenue overpass of Interstate 5 during the afternoon rush hour on Thursday, September 11, to express their dismay over president Barack Obama's September 10 statement of ...

Del Mar’s super brew of politics

Jerry Brown appointee recuses himself from fair-board brewpub vote

“If one vice doesn't work, try another” appears to be the motto of the Del Mar fair board, the gubernatorially appointed body that runs the state's 22nd District Agricultural Association. After years of dismal financial ...

Tampa blows SD out of the water(front)

Gulf Coast home costs 733% more than an inland abode; here, they're 247% more

Across the U.S., people pay twice as much for waterfront homes as they do for inland residences. San Diego can top that. According to Zillow.com, the median value of a non-waterfront home in San Diego ...

Consolidation of traffic courts coming soon

Ticket in La Mesa? Then drive to Clairemont to take care of it

The San Diego County traffic courts in the East County’s and South Bay’s superior courts are scheduled for the chopping block. As a cost-saving measure, the San Diego Superior Court’s proposed budget for the 2014–15 ...

Shame heaped on Justice Scalia

“He’s one of the justices who has consistently voted against women.”

Protesters lined West Harbor Drive in front of the Manchester Grand Hyatt during the lunch hour on Thursday demonstrating against a host of perceived injustices at the hands of the federal Supreme Court. From women’s-rights ...

Closed for legislation

City sued for violating the Brown Act

It's been a difficult year for open government in San Diego. City-council president Todd Gloria and city attorney Jan Goldsmith are currently embroiled in lawsuits for refusing to turn over correspondence sent from their private ...

Trillion troubles

Arthur Grigorian stole identities, filed phony tax returns, raked in $1.5 million

Arthur Grigorian admitted in federal court today (September 11) that he took in $1.5 million from phony tax returns, filing them in the names of hundreds of victims. Commonly, Grigorian and his conspirators claimed that ...

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