San Diego taxpayers to be Chargers laughingstock?

Stadium opposition group says team would pay no rent

While the Chargers spend money to propagandize for their stadium/convention center (convadium) proposal, some opposition groups are pointing out what a smelly deal Dean Spanos is trying to foist on San Diegans. Today (August 17), ...

SDSU's Coach Burns refused to remain silent

Fired soon after a 27-win season

On August 26, Beth Burns — San Diego State University's longtime women's basketball head coach who is suing the university for wrongful termination — will get her day in a different type of court than ...

tronc to San Diego: you're fired

Tweets bring bad layoff news for troubled daily newspaper

How much of San Diego can be run by robots controlled by unscrupulous industrial kingpins? That's one of the questions being posed in local media circles by word that the city's only daily newspaper, the ...

Eastridge employment agency punished for workplace discrimination

Local staffing agency settles with Department of Justice

The United States Justice Department announced in Washington DC today (August 15) that it has reached a settlement with Mira Mesa's TEG Staffing, also known as Eastridge Workforce Solutions, to resolve allegations that Eastridge discriminated ...

Encinitas No Rail Trail group displeased

Mayoral candidate/councilwoman Blakespear answers accusations

A group of Encinitas residents is accusing a councilmember of rigging the public process in a proposal to construct biking and walking paths along San Elijo Avenue in Cardiff. The residents feel the Cardiff portion ...

Pass the biotech bucks

Brokers and others allegedly involved in insider-trading ring

The U.S. Attorney released a criminal complaint, and the Securities and Exchange released a civil one yesterday (August 11) about a ring of insider traders who allegedly made fat profits on insider trading in the ...

Police review-board rundown

Which cities will respond to county grand jury report?

The Citizens Review Board measure on the November 8 ballot changes the name of San Diego’s Citizens’ Review Board on Police Practices to the Community Review Board on Police Practices. The measure requiring review of ...

Puppy-mill protesters vs. Escondido Fire Department

City holds out on banning stores that sell pets of poor provenance

The Escondido Fire Department is being sued for restricting protesters' efforts against Escondido Pets (formerly known as California Pets), a commercial dog-breeder operating at the Westfield Shopping Mall in Escondido. According to an August 3 ...

County sued over jail suicide

Accused of "deliberate indifference" to inmate's medical needs

Last year, San Diego County instituted new protocols to cut down on inmates taking their lives in jail. The county has generally had a worse record on jail suicides than other California counties. On August ...

Qualcomm V.P. funds wife's House race with $2.1 million

Cozy marital political action committee draws notice from conflict watchdogs

As La Jolla billionaire Irwin Jacobs and Qualcomm cohorts continue private talks with San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer over naming rights to the billionaire's mammoth Balboa Park road and parking-garage plan, can another super-rich Qualcomm ...

Judgment against military housing firm

Accused of unlawful evictions and false filings

A private real estate firm that specializes in providing housing to active-duty servicemembers will pay $200,000 to settle claims it unlawfully evicted several of them, according to the terms of a proposed settlement released Wednesday, ...

Heritage status for deceased husband's pepper tree

City follows through on mayor's Mother's Day promise

The Brazilian pepper tree that Marie Ostwald's now-deceased husband planted in 1959 can stay for good, says an August 7 letter from the City of San Diego's Planning Department. After review from the Community Forestry ...

State fines Plaza de Panama project consultant

Technicality, says Gordon David Kovtun of KCM Group

The State of California's labor commissioner has fined the lead consultant on the Plaza de Panama project $19,200 for hiring unlicensed contractors and failing to issue pay stubs to two employees. According to a complaint ...

Private summit sealed GOP mayor's Balboa Park Jacobs deal

Well-heeled Qualcomm executives weigh in for Faulconer, letting campaign cash do the talking

On March 17, Republican San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer — in the midst of a record money-raising drive to fund his June reelection bid — slipped away from city hall to make an unheralded trip ...

Good enough for government work

Local retirees rake it in as though they're still employed

Data from the California Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) reveal that 1535 San Diego area government retirees collected at least $100,000 a year last year, according to Transparent California, a watchdog organization. That figure was up ...

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