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 ...

UCSD employees lack criminal checks

Audit finds omissions that could spawn theft and violence at the university

How certain is UCSD that its employees and volunteers aren't ex-convicts? Not as sure as it should be, according to a report by the school's audit and management services department critical of lapses in university ...

Drought doesn’t diminish county crop yield

Less lettuce, more wine grapes and nuts harvested

San Diego County released figures on the region's annual agricultural output Wednesday, September 10, placing the total value of the farming industry within the county at over $1.8 billion in 2013, an increase of more ...

Lies, lies, signature-gatherers lie

Minimum-wage-hike proponents claim they were duped by petition reps

Former California assemblywoman Lori Saldaña held a press conference on Tuesday, September 9, highlighting "hundreds" of San Diego voters officially submitting forms to withdraw their signatures from a signature-gathering effort intended to place the city's ...

Downtown jailbreak

Last seen in khaki shorts, slippers, and a blue shirt with a large star on it

Authorities were on the lookout Tuesday evening, December 9, for a 26-year-old that managed to escape from downtown's Central Jail shortly before 6 p.m. Don Andrea Torrillo was arrested in Santee on September 5 for ...

Goldsmith loses same argument twice

Challenger Briggs not lulled by city attorney assistant’s “talking points”

The $150,000 that city-council members set aside to hire attorneys to defend city attorney Jan Goldsmith in a taxpayer-waste lawsuit is getting put to use. Whether it was put to good use is another matter. ...

Hispanic entrepreneurship low in SD

California coastal cities not so hot, either

In a ranking of the best and worst cities for Hispanic entrepreneurship, San Diego comes in a lowly 107 of 150 metro areas, according to a study by the statistical aggregator Wallethub.com. Among the Hispanic-related ...

San Diego Unified scores mine-resistant Army truck

"We can drive up to the building, cram 30 kids in, and get them to safety."

Tons of surplus weaponry have rained down on California from the Pentagon's excess property giveaway, otherwise known as the 1033 Program, with a sizable allotment landing in San Diego County. San Diego's police department got ...

Will shoot flames for tools

Alleged thief wields aerosol can to try and escape Poway Home Depot

A Lakeside man and his wife were arrested over the weekend after an attempted theft from a Poway Home Depot location ended with 37-year-old Ignacio Brambila wielding a makeshift flame-thrower against employees. According to a ...

Middle-finger bird deemed free

Digit-wielding Chiefs fan at Chargers game punched security guard

A San Diego Chargers security guard can't be held liable for restraining an opposing team's fan who flipped the middle digit at Chargers fans, a federal judge has ruled, according to Courthouse News Service. In ...

Hidden agenda in Hillcrest?

Business association seeks to exclude certain boardmembers

The Hillcrest Business Association's job as administrator of the local business improvement district is clear: improve the business district. In order to continue to do so, staff is proposing to change the bylaws. The proposed ...

Five Bartell Hotels hit by data breach

Up to 55,000 guests may have had credit-card info stolen

Bartell Hotels today (September 8) said it is notifying customers of five of its seven San Diego hotels that there was a data breach earlier this year. The compromised information includes credit-card numbers of 43,000 ...

What Faulconer didn't tell Candy Crowley

Mayor’s Washington terror talk on CNN omits city audit-found shortcomings

San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, who back in May quietly left town to burnish his image at a Memphis gathering of the Republican National Committee, has been sighted on the road again. This time Faulconer ...

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