Federal audit blasts DEA for informant mishandling

Seventeen confidential sources got $1 million of snitch pay in single year

The raft of San Diego drug-trade snitches used by the Drug Enforcement Agency may not be up to snuff, and that could be bad news for the public's safety and the policing of the region’s ...

No fun to be Qualcomm right now

Third-quarter earnings expected to be grim

Possible subhead: Company must announce something tomorrow (Wednesday) Stock of Qualcomm rose 2.12 percent to $65.14 today (July 21) as national media and securities analysts discussed what the company will announce in its conference call ...

Nuke storage by the sea

Aguirre equates Southern California Edison to "drunken frat boys"

Concerns over nuclear waste generated by the now-defunct San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station expressed by environmental activists for years took another turn in the spotlight on Monday (July 20), as local activist attorney Mike Aguirre ...

Is SDSU chief really hurting for a fatter raise?

Hirshman pay nudged to $420,000 with more possible

San Diego State president Eliot Hirshman, formerly known as the $400,000 man, is likely about to get yet another bump in his annual base pay, making him the newly minted $420,000 man. According to an ...

Liquid loophole?

Lawyer files suit rejecting tiered water rates that affect heavy users

Heavy water users opposed to statewide conservation efforts are using California's Proposition 218 as a tool to undermine water agencies' pricing tiers, which charge more to higher-consumption customers. The measure, passed in 1996, requires voter ...

Putting the cart before the homeless

Libraries prohibit people from bringing in their voluminous possessions

Over the course of several months, librarians at Mission Valley, San Ysidro, and downtown libraries have grappled with the problem of some patrons bringing large carts inside. Staff say the carts, often as high as ...

Massive layoffs rumored for Qualcomm

Could be 4000 — 13 percent of employees

San Diego communications giant Qualcomm could announce coming layoffs of 4000 people on Wednesday, according to rumors racing around the internet. July 22 is the date of the company's release of its third-quarter earnings. It ...

Voice of reason at the Union-Tribune

Editorial notes unfairness of utilities commission's stance on San Onofre

In an editorial this morning (July 20), the Union-Tribune says that the California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC's) San Onofre decision, socking ratepayers with 70 percent of the costs of the nuclear plant's closure, should be ...

Hillary's $335,000 Qualcomm speech

Company paid Clinton more than Bernie Sanders's recent net worth

Freebeacon.com has reported that just one of Hillary Clinton's speeches last year provided her with more money than the total net worth of her Democratic opponent, Bernie Sanders, in 2013. The numbers: Hillary got $335,000 ...

The girl comes and goes as she pleases

Former stripper files class-action lawsuit against Goldfingers

A former dancer at Goldfingers Gentlemen’s Club on Miramar Road has filed a class-action lawsuit faulting her ex-employer of failing to pay a living wage. It is the second class-action lawsuit filed against strip clubs ...

Iran treaty trashers spending big on San Diego TV

Newly emerged dark-money group with ties to Israel lobby knock Obama's anti-nuke plan

A newly minted dark-money group opposed to the nuclear treaty with Iran worked out by president Barack Obama has opened its campaign with a national barrage of television commercials, including a hefty buy in San ...

Thanks anyway on the clean energy option

Imperial Irrigation sues independent system operator, claims antitrust violations

Imperial Irrigation District yesterday (July 16) sued the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) on antitrust grounds. The suit was filed in federal court in San Diego. The suit says that CAISO "is a monopolist. It ...

Folks, your Ponzi scheme will always surface

Paul Moore IV conned investors out of $2.8 million, spent most of it

Paul Moore IV pleaded guilty in federal court today (July 16) to running a Ponzi scheme and spending most of the money he took in. Moore was a complete fraud, according to his admission. He ...

Meanwhile, USD allegedly awakens rape perps

Two lawsuits charge school with discouraging sexual assault reports

A lawsuit alleging that administrators and faculty at the University of San Diego dissuaded a female law student from reporting a rape to police will move forward, said superior court judge Joel Pressman in a ...

UCSD flunks sex crime disclosure 101

California universities audited for Clery Act compliance faulted for errors and omissions

The University of California at San Diego, already beset by myriad high-profile troubles, has another black mark to deal with, although this time the taxpayer-funded school isn't alone. "Our review of six California institutions found ...

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