News & Politics

Union-Tribune owner’s war of escalating insults

Yet another spin-off rumored if Gannett prevails

If today's economically besieged newspapers are cutting back their press runs, the same can't be said of the voluminous verbiage piling up in the war for control of Chicago-based Tribune publishing, owner of the San ...

Burrowing owl feels the squeeze in Otay Mesa

Conservationists, real estate interests, firemen, can't help but care

San Diego fireman Ed Cormode knows a lot about burrowing owls — as do the other firefighters who work out of Station 43, at the east end of the Brown Field airport. They have a ...

Streetscaped out of La Mesa Village

“You have sell a lot of candles to pay a $5000 lease.”

Walking through the La Mesa downtown area known as the Village, it is striking to see numerous signs testifying to change in this area of small businesses: real estate and property management signs, in the ...

Three San Diego lawyers disbarred

Failure to respond is a familiar theme

According to the Cal Bar Journal, three San Diego lawyers have been disbarred. Tina Marie Sobotta, who had been convicted in 2012 of disturbing the peace and trespassing, failed to respond to a notice of ...

The gun problem at Miramar College

Lawsuit claims professor was told to hush about missing firearms

A part-time professor at Miramar College is suing the school for retaliating against him after he complained that several guns used for police training courses were unregistered, not stored properly, and in some cases turned ...

May Day rally and march downtown

"Economic rights are won through struggle in the streets."

About 250 activists gathered downtown on Sunday (May 1, or May Day) to rally and march from City College to Chicano Park in support of workers' rights, higher wages, reduced immigration enforcement, and lower incarceration ...

Junior Seau's doctor-buddy could lose license

Medical board files accusations against David Chao (again)

Former Chargers physician and close friend of the late Junior Seau, David Jee Wei Chao, M.D., is in trouble with the Medical Board of California once again. An accusation was filed against him April 27. ...

Botanical Garden — heck, Balboa Park itself— in desperate need

100 years later, that crumbling sound is getting louder

The Botanical Building in Balboa Park is one the largest lathe structures in the world, according to David Lundin, cofounder of the Balboa Park Heritage Association. The association was formed in 2014 to help create ...

Where are the cops when you need them in Ocean Beach?

Residents complain of emergency calls being considered otherwise

On February 28, a longtime Ocean Beach resident, “Alex,” says she called 911 to ask for help after a “tweaked-out guy” parked in a private lot and was drinking alcohol and "sucking on his pipe." ...

Sempra Energy CEO and boardmembers sued over Aliso methane leak

Gross mismanagement, abuse of control, and unjust enrichment among allegations

In federal court April 25, a Sempra Energy shareholder sued the company's chief executive, Debra Reed, along with officers and boardmembers, for breach of fiduciary duty over the Aliso Canyon methane leak, which the suit ...

SDPD sgt.'s racism case to go forward

Judge rejects city attorney's bid to keep evidence from public

The discrimination lawsuit brought by an African-American police sergeant that accuses the San Diego Police Department of racial discrimination and harassment will move forward, according to a Friday, April 29, court ruling. Superior Court judge ...

Navy commander gets 78 months in prison

Misiewicz gets longest term in ongoing scam

U.S. Navy commander Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz of San Diego was sentenced to six and a half years in prison today (April 29) for giving classified ship schedules to a foreign contractor in exchange for ...

Mission Hills/Hillcrest Library project may start this year

A look at the “snail’s pace” timeline

Although the City of San Diego bought the site for the new Mission Hills/Hillcrest branch library in 2003 for $2.1 million and funding was finally completed in May 2014, construction is not yet ready to ...

Mary's Donuts closes...but reopened down the street

New landlord allegedly aims to open a "Maryz"

Terry Thompson remembers going to the dump with his father and brothers in the early 1970s. He fondly recalls what they did afterward. “The dump and donuts — it doesn't get much better than that ...

Response Expo/invention convention held downtown

"As seen on TV" wares seen here first

Inventors from across the country converged on San Diego this week with the hopes of being discovered by one of a host of "as seen on TV" marketing firms gathered to talk shop. For ten ...

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