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Storm-water pump system in disrepair, says city honcho

Daniel Orozco's job is maintaining the city's 15 storm-water pump stations. He recently testified before the city council's Environment Committee, saying that about two years ago, he determined a method for being notified if a ...

Deputy like a stormtrooper

Parents banished from the “red zone” at Encinitas middle school

On September 22, just as Oak Crest Middle School on Balour Drive in Encinitas was letting out for the day, an officer from the Encinitas Sheriff’s Station reportedly arrived and threatened some 30 parents with ...

Moody's newspaper outlook grim

Can new ownership of a nonprofit U-T maintain a positive perspective?

The newspaper outlook is downcast, at least through next year, according to a new report by Moody's Investors Service. Because civic leader Malin Burnham would like to raise investor funds, take over the U-T, and ...

What's the climate action plan, Mayor Faulconer?

On the same schedule as planned by the Sanders administration

On Monday, September 22, city-council president Todd Gloria followed through on his Sunday promise to environmental activists. Gloria said he would push mayor Kevin Faulconer to take action on the city's “Climate Action Plan,” introduced ...

Talking the talk in La Mesa

Council and mayoral candidates say what's on their minds at forum

At a September 18 candidates’ forum sponsored by the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce, two mayoral hopefuls and five candidates for two city-council seats spoke to an audience of about 100 people. Topics included their ...

Who will rule Mayor Faulconer?

San Diego’s politicized nonprofit journalism sector may face new disruption

Word that San Diego financier and philanthropist Malin Burnham is organizing a bid to take over U-T San Diego through a nonprofit corporation, as reported here Saturday, has local politicos and participants in the city's ...

What the F?

No info on what's to replace former F Street sex shop in North Park

F Street Adult Video & Gifts at 2002/2004 University Avenue in North Park has been closed since last year, when it went on sale. The building is now undergoing major interior renovation, with trucks and ...

Border-closure protest goes nowhere

San Ysidro unaffected by Shut Down All Ports of Entry demonstration

Shut Down All Ports of Entry, a group that bills itself as a “representation of Americans who are unsettled and deeply concerned with the current administration, in all branches of Federal and State governments,” had ...

Gold-standard environmentalism sought

Councilman Gloria touts "near-zero waste policy" at protest

Approximately 1000 environmental activists took to the streets of downtown San Diego on Sunday afternoon, September 21. They — among people at over 2700 sites in 140 countries — demanded a heightened effort from government ...

Justice for mom found dead in bed

Conservatorship required for young man accused of matricide

After a court hearing on September 19, it was concluded that 29-year-old David Leroy Lucero, arrested on suspicion of killing his mother more than four years ago, should be confined to a psychiatric hospital. “The ...

Cool ride, Big Brother

SDPD eye in the sky pops out of unmarked van in Pacific Beach

Some people leaving Pacific Beach bars and restaurants on Saturday night may have noticed someone watching over them. For the past two weekends, a mobile observation tower that rises two stories above the ground has ...

Power demand record set

SDG&E says heat and consumption required conservation measures last week

Extreme heat during the past week resulted in new records for energy consumption being set on back-to-back days, local utility SDG&E said in a release the afternoon of September 19. Electricity demand, according to SDG&E, ...

A derringer for my daughter

John Cihak testifies in Julie Harper’s murder trial

The father of accused murderer Julie Harper said it was “the worst day of my life” when his daughter showed up to his office and told him that she had shot her husband. “She said, ...

Burnham confirms U-T takeover bid

Point Loma financier says publisher Manchester backs move to nonprofit

Downtown financier and philanthropist Malin Burnham has confirmed that he is organizing a nonprofit corporation to take over U-T San Diego, the city’s daily newspaper and website, as first reported here earlier this week by ...

Ritual fund

La Jolla synagogue director gets 18 months for embezzlement

Eric Levine, former executive director of La Jolla's Beth El synagogue, was sentenced yesterday (September 19) to 18 months in prison. As executive director from July 2007 to December of last year, Levine oversaw the ...

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