Stadium task force chairman had role in "Ticketgate"

Indian casino executive named in Del Mar fair freebie complaint

As Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani ups the ante on Kevin Faulconer and San Diego's clubby political and media establishment by challenging the integrity of the mayor's stadium task force, fresh attention has been drawn ...

Startled trigger finger to blame

Michael James Hemphill pleads not guilty in killing of Brandon Sanchez

A man charged with murder for shooting an old friend at point-blank range did not intend to kill, according to opening statements made in court on February 18. Michael James Hemphill turned 60 years old ...

Wake the f*** up. We’re in a drought.

Rancho Santa Fe residents among biggest water users

A new study on water consumption in the San Diego region has conservationists renewing a call for mandatory restrictions on residential water use, including ramping up enforcement efforts and considering implementation of currently temporary measures ...

Desert Line grit

New management of railroad includes old faces in San Diego County

During a February board meeting, Metropolitan Transit System chief executive officer Paul Jablonski delivered the January news: Pacific Imperial Railroad, the lessee of the troubled binational railroad, had new management and this gave new hope ...

Refi on multimillion-dollar debt? Good idea

New San Ysidro schools superintendent sniffing out money for district

On February 12, the San Ysidro School District board announced a plan that could save property taxpayers $51 to $71 million over the next 35 years by refinancing the district’s Prop C bond. Trustees convened ...

County parks go commercial

Naming rights to trails, ballfields, playgrounds, gardens, and more for sale!

Many of the 50 miles of new trails built by San Diego County Parks and Recreation shall remain nameless — both at the trailheads and on the maps — unless and until someone buys the ...

Fabiani grills Faulconer on conflicts of interest

Mayor's political guru, ex-U-T reporter hit for lobbying and port PR roles

As previously reported here,the lobbying firm of Jason Roe, a longtime political consultant for San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, has been quietly retained by stadium food and beverage vendor Delaware North regarding that company’s attempt ...

No ballot tricks, Fabiani tells city

Two-thirds vote needed for public funding, Chargers counsel demands

As recently reported here, the San Diego City Council is grappling with how to pay $271 million in debt service for Petco Park, approved by the citizenry in a 1998 simple-majority "advisory" vote. Sold to ...

Peters listed among the politically endangered

Will money, muscle, and new newspaper management protect La Jolla Democrat?

Only a few months ago, Democratic incumbent Scott Peters was battling with GOP ex–city councilman Carl DeMaio for Congress in the tony 52nd District. Now another big-money struggle for the seat is on the horizon, ...

After the rampage

Suspect sues for untreated injuries from gunshot wounds

Joseph Anthony Hill, accused of murdering a man and running over a police officer, is suing San Diego County sheriff William Gore and the University of California at San Diego Medical Center for not adequately ...

No stone wall for National Collegiate Athletic Association

NCAA can't seal Reggie Bush lawsuit revelations

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has failed in its attempt to seal 400 pages of records stemming from an investigation into improprieties related to the collegiate career of football star Reggie Bush, an alum of ...

South Korea is investigating Qualcomm

Antitrust the topic, as it was in China

The publication is reporting that, according to an unnamed source in South Korea's Trade Commission, Qualcomm is under investigation by that country. This was first reported by Maeil Business Newspaper of South Korea. The ...

Qualcomm Stadium booze prices heading skyward?

Lobbyists converge at city hall to bag food and beverage deal for venue

Meeting privately, San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer's task force to build a new Chargers stadium says it is already making progress, having chosen a chairman — the Sycuan casino–owning tribe's Adam Day — and promising ...

Holy Ram nation, Mr. Spanos

Chargers' L.A. option may vanish if Inglewood council okays Kroenke stadium

According to two stories (February 9 and February 12), in the Los Angeles Times, the Inglewood City Council could vote as early as February 24 on developer Stan Kroenke's plan to build a $1.5 billion ...

Taxpayers on $271 million Petco hook

With Chargers deal hanging fire, city council privately votes to battle ballpark claw-back

As mayor Kevin Faulconer's task force works on a stadium financing plan to keep the Chargers from leaving town, the San Diego City Council is fighting a court battle to hang on to $271 million ...

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