San Diego unemployment rate rises

While government jobs fall, leisure and hospitality gigs jump

The San Diego County unemployment rate rose to 5.4 percent in July, up from a revised 5.0 percent in June. The county lost 1900 jobs in the month, according to the California Employment Development Department. ...

Betsy Manchester’s divorce lawyer-lobbyists fined $1000

Repeat offenders backing Bry for city council tagged for Faulconer funding lapse

As controversy continues to swirl around its future, San Diego's ethics commission has handed one of the city's longtime law and lobbying shops a $1000 fine for failing to fully disclose its political giving. The ...

La Mesa broker suspended for forgery

Decision against Robert Earl Holaday to be appealed

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), which regulates brokerage firms and brokers selling securities in the United States, has fined Robert Earl Holaday of La Mesa $10,000 and suspended him from association with FINRA members ...

Banned boy of business talk radio

Jacob Cooper of Total Wealth Management got kickbacks

Jacob Cooper, head of Total Wealth Management and former host of a KOGO radio show, Uncommon Wealth, on Monday (August 17) was banned from the securities industry by the chief administrative law judge of the ...

San Diego tourism marketing...like advertising birthday cake

Initiative would steer hotelier-controlled revenue to general fund

If San Diego's largest hoteliers didn't like attorney Cory Briggs before, they are bound to have issues with him now. The attorney for San Diegans for Open Government (an open government advocacy group) announced today, ...

Stephen P./Steven J. Corso's name game interrupted

Securities and Exchange Commission I.D.s banned accountant

"Steven John Corso and Stephen P. Corso are the Same Person." Thus states a headline in a memorandum of law sent out by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday (August 17). In 2009, Stephen ...

Without Papa Doug, need Peters fear GOP?

National Republican Congressional Committee prepares to hit La Jolla Democrat with TV ads

Back in February, the national Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued a 14-member "Frontline" list of its most threatened House incumbents. La Jolla congressman Scott Peters was featured prominently. "Each one of these members knows what ...

Petco goes public for third time

"Our substantial indebtedness could adversely affect our cash flow"

This old dog is not learning new tricks. Petco, the San Diego–based pet supplies retailer, yesterday (August 17) announced plans to go public for the third time, but the company itself will get no proceeds ...

It won’t solve America’s tobacco epidemic

UCSD study suggests Chantix smoking-cessation pill ineffective

A heavily advertised smoking-cessation drug that's been on the market since 2006 has no discernible effect on decreasing cigarette use among adults, researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine are reporting. The main ...

Israeli state of mind for Issa staffer

June-July junket preceded prickly exchange on Capitol Hill

Amid the battle raging over whether to approve president Barack Obama's nuclear agreement with the government of Iran, a staffer for North County Republican congressman Darrell Issa headed off on a tour of Israel, courtesy ...

San Diego citizenry could be smarter

Can't blame weather — Honolulu ranked higher in education

WalletHub, the statistics aggregator that reports on cities, metro areas, and states, says San Diego is 38th among 150 metro areas in education of its citizenry. The study looked at percent of adults aged 25 ...

Why didn't SDG&E come up with this idea?

Carlsbad bio-gas facility expected to produce cheaper electricity

Escondido is set to ink a deal today (August 17) with the Carlsbad-based private firm Anaergia in which the company will capture waste from a city water-treatment facility, convert it into energy, and then sell ...

Sell, sell, sell that Tribune Publishing stock

Former U-T owner Doug Manchester likely poised to cash out

Douglas Manchester on Wednesday (August 12) filed a shelf registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the possible sale of the stock he received when Tribune Publishing bought the Union-Tribune from him in May. ...

Fines upheld on local tuna boats

And Florida-based boat owner found guilty of bribery

A federal judge this week upheld over $1.5 million in fines levied against several San Diego-based tuna fishing vessels for violations of rules implemented in order to prevent over-fishing. Captains of the Sea Quest, Ocean ...

Will tax-funded poll back Faulconer’s stadium?

City wants "resident satisfaction survey" done before January Chargers stadium vote

With polls from the GOP Lincoln Club and the Chargers already vying over whether Kevin Faulconer's hurry-up stadium play has gained traction among San Diego's citizenry, the city is about to launch yet another public ...