Minimum-wage activists visit Mayor Faulconer

Support urged for hourly pay hike amid business community dissent

A host of activists organized by clergy members active with the Interfaith Center for Worker Justice gathered downtown on Tuesday morning, July 22. The group showed up to lobby mayor Kevin Faulconer in support of ...

UCSD's almost-million-dollar man

Fall of cancer institute, sex case mars tenure of pay-boosted hospital chief

Someone at UCSD just got a $21,600 raise, and it wasn't chancellor Pradeep Khosla. The school's top-dollar pay boost belongs to Paul Viviano, whose title is associate vice chancellor and health systems chief executive officer ...

Near naked and unafraid of the SDPD

Another Cheetahs stripper lodges lawsuit against police department

The flap over San Diego Police Department's raid on two strip joints earlier this year is nowhere near finished. On July 16, a dancer named as "Jane Doe" filed a lawsuit against the police department ...

Jing and Yin guilty, Bing gone

Insider trading by Qualcomm executive implicates brother and broker

Former Qualcomm executive vice president and president of global business operations Jing Wang pleaded guilty on Monday, July 21, to multiple charges of insider trading and money laundering. Wang had been warned during his time ...

Manchester’s size-matters debate rivets Texans

All eyes on Austin as promised September mega groundbreaking approaches

This past May, the development arm of Douglas Manchester got some good news from the media arm of the mega-millionaire La Jollan. "Construction on the 1,054-room Fairmont Austin, which will be linked to the Austin ...

Bubble value

San Diego median housing cost -- $300,000 more than nation

The median price of San Diego homes is $474,300 — more than $300,000 above the U.S. median of $174,200, according to Zillow.com. San Diego County prices are now only 11.9 percent below the peak of ...

Padres play dead ball

Historic hitting futility could set record

The headline in today's New York Times: "Padres' Offense May Go Down As Worst Ever." The team's .214 batting average is 23 points lower than the second-worst team, says the Times. If the batting average ...

Trouble ahead, trouble behind

Uncovered document tells of desert railway drug-smuggling bust in 2010

Would officials at Metropolitan Transit System knowingly lease a public asset to a company that was penalized for smuggling drugs across the border? It appears so. According to a “Notice of Penalty” obtained by the ...

Jobs numbers rise, but so does jobless rate

Unemployment rate jumped to 6.1% in June

The San Diego County unemployment rate rose to 6.1 percent in June, up from a revised 5.8 percent in May. The county gained 9700 jobs in the month. Leisure and hospitality jobs rose by 3000 ...

Diary of a Young influence-peddler

Democrat picks up lucrative GOP Lincoln Club clients

Back in January 2013, Democratic city councilman Tony Young resigned his seat in the midst of his term to take command of the regional Red Cross, after rumors circulated that he actually wanted to work ...

Locals’ parking only?

Ocean Beach visitors' cars vandalized after dispute

A dispute over a parking space resulted in the cars of two beachgoers suffering heavy vandalism damage on Thursday evening in Ocean Beach. A horde of 15 police cruisers descended upon the 4900 block of ...

Sex-lube maker sues La Jolla Playhouse

Michael Trigg didn't get his promised movie lines

Michael Trigg, whose Valencia-based company makes products to enhance lovemaking, such as "clitoral arousal gel," is in high dudgeon. He has sued several institutions in Los Angeles Superior Court; one of the defendants is La ...

Violent crime and bad records plague UCSD

Audit finds safety and security jeopardized, risking fines from feds

Increasing crime on UCSD's sprawling campus is dangerously under-policed and inadequately monitored, placing its students and faculty at growing risk for life-threatening incidents, not to mention stiff financial penalties from the federal government, based on ...

We’re not so dirty

County air cleaner, but still fails federal, state standards

Air quality in San Diego County is the best it's been since pollution-tracking standards were implemented in the 1950s, but the region still fails to meet federal standards for ozone and particulate-matter release, according to ...

"We are not Murrieta”

Forum on illegal migrant minors problem covers the why and what to do

Border Angels, a San Diego–based group that has helped the tens of thousands of Central American children and families who entered the U.S. illegally, report they've already received more than 45 tons of donated toys, ...

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