Bridgepoint VP goes to work for DeVos

Signs on with cronies at Department of Education

In March of 2011, the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions did a special investigative study of San Diego's for-profit Bridgepoint Education. Many shocking facts surfaced: Bridgepoint spent nearly 30 percent ...

Qualcomm sued for not being competitive enough

Electronics owner not happy with alleged inflated prices

A putative class action lawsuit filed on March 16 in federal court charges that Qualcomm has an unlawful monopoly in baseband processors (also called modem chipsets). David Kreuzer, a resident of Illinois, owns an Apple ...

Manchester was warned not to build in Austin

Hoteliers now say they need more convention-center space

As the Reader has been saying for years, convention centers are vastly overbuilt in the U.S. As a result, the centers have to slash prices, and lose money, to attract business. But expansions go ahead ...

Will political money war lay waste to Mission Valley?

Council president sets up 2018 election fund for high-dollar shootout

The battle over city-owned Qualcomm Stadium has been joined by two old-line Mission Valley developers, virtually guaranteeing a costly political fight over the fate of a giant soccer-themed high-density commercial and housing complex on the ...

Spring-breakers go solar

"It's not like California has all the sun or all the wind."

"We provide solar at no out-of-pocket cost," explains Paul Cleary, executive director of GRID Alternatives San Diego. We're standing in the dirt driveway of a house nestled deep in a canyon on the La Jolla ...

Developer sues convention center corp.

Lawsuit says Steve Cushman was involved in email shenanigans

The developer of a $300 million hotel project at San Diego's convention center has filed a lawsuit against the public agency that manages the 525,000-square-foot meeting space, accusing a boardmember for the agency, Steve Cushman, ...

Husband and wife cheated workers' compensation

Indicted for hiding the existence of 800 hotel workers

Hyok "Steven" Kwon and his wife, Woo Hui "Stephanie" Kwon, were sentenced to prison yesterday (March 15) for concocting and carrying out a complicated scheme to avoid paying workers' compensation insurance premiums and employment taxes ...

Palomar College professor picket

"We were told to give him a break, and we did."

Dozens of Palomar College staff and students picketed outside a meeting of the school's governing board on Tuesday (March 14), demanding action be taken against a controversial new dean installed before the beginning of the ...

Fat Leonard to take down the entire Navy?

Retired admiral and eight others latest charged in Singapore scandal

Retired United States Navy Rear Admiral Bruce Loveless and eight other naval officers were charged today (March 14) in the scandal involving Singapore-based Glenn Defense Marine Asia. The Navy brass received sex parties with prostitutes, ...

Can defunct Hollywood mogul save Gaslamp cinema?

Dry cleaner to the stars and Battlefield Earth maker steps up to razzle-dazzle

San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, with its wild watering holes and less-than-pristine sidewalks, is also known for a series of razzle-dazzle entrepreneurs who regularly sink big money into the boozy entertainment district with distinctly mixed outcomes, ...

Two smugglers sentenced to prison

Ten years for drugs, eight years for the one who crashed and killed

Two border smugglers were sentenced to prison yesterday (March 13) for different crimes. Eduardo Peña, top dog in a Mexican pharmaceutical operation, was sentenced to 121 months in prison for distributing 55,813 tablets of the ...

Kasparian conflict continues

Complaint says union boss backers unduly fired employee

The controversy surrounding union boss Mickey Kasparian and the sexual harassment and intimidation allegations against him have now spilled over to another influential union and an affiliated nonprofit. On March 9, Nohelia Ramos Campos filed ...

Couple accused of conning investors

Michael Osborn, already in prison, charged with another scam

This is a story about Michael Osborn, who has a number of aliases, including Michael Osborn Ison, Jerry Lambert, Michael Lamont, and Tom Furlong. Osborn has spent much time in San Diego, formerly having offices ...

ROTC instructor's illicit sexcapade reverberates

Coronado and I.B. school districts sued

A former Mar Vista High School student is suing the Sweetwater and Coronado school districts for failing to prevent a Navy Junior ROTC instructor from luring her into a sexual affair. In September 2016 ROTC ...

Secrecy shrouds Faulconer’s SoccerCity favors

City staff hands inside information to big-money developers

As Democratic Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti, a talked-of candidate for governor, bans city planning commissioners from meeting privately with developers, San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, another putative aspirant to statewide office, is heading in ...

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