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Mystery foam on Lake Murray

Soap suds theory shot down

On April 24, a small crowd of hikers stopped to observe sudsy, white foam stacked up about a foot high near the two-mile marker on the running trail around Lake Murray. The onlookers were all ...

If it ain't a craft beer, sue!

San Diegan says MillerCoors'(™) Blue Moon (™) is illegitimate

Evan Parent in late April went to Superior Court to prove that Blue Moon beer is not a craft beer, as its brewer, MillerCoors, claims. Parent says he used to drink Blue Moon and was ...

No están los mas machos ahora

Macho Sports gambling guys Jan Harald and Erik Portocarrero plead guilty

Brothers Jan Harald Portocarrero and Erik Portocarrero pleaded guilty today (May 1) to operating an internet and telephone sports-gambling ring in the San Diego and Los Angeles areas. It was based in Lima, Peru, and ...

The Gaslamp cop cam case that won't die

San Diego convention blowout figures in continuing New Mexico procurement scandal

A sole-source body-camera contract scandal rocking New Mexico has taken a new turn, with findings in a state audit that Albuquerque’s former police chief Raymond Schultz and his then-deputy attended a police convention bash at ...

Allied Gardens gets lucky in produce department

Farmers' market on the way for residents who miss their grocery store

Last October 18, Allied Gardens residents celebrated their neighborhood's 60th birthday in the Waring Road parking lot where original shopping-center businesses included Food Basket. The grocery store became a Lucky store and was an Albertsons ...

All that's missing is water

City of Oceanside completes fountain project, but it will remain dry

When is a public fountain not a fountain? That’s the dilemma facing the City of Oceanside, as it was prepared to turn on its civic center fountain after a seven-month, $378,000 refurbishing. The city’s water ...

American flag graffiti incident resolved

Vandalism victims reach end of ordeal that began last summer

Three victims of graffiti and vandalism that struck an Oceanside neighborhood have finally seen justice served, and their property — American flags — returned. Last July 17, neighbors in the Oceana community, Virgil Hardin, Michael ...

The teenager next door sure didn't help

Encinitas shooter sent away to mental hospital before he was sentenced

A man who admitted firing a handgun at his Encinitas neighbor in 2012 was sent away to a mental hospital on April 15. “After much litigation he was found not competent to be sentenced, and ...

Juan and Adrienne's Bavarian spring break

San Diego Democrat and wife hosted by German industrialists

The list of free-traveling spring-breakers among the ranks of San Diego's Congress members and staff has grown yet again with the addition of Democrat Juan Vargas and his wife Adrienne, who recently spent a luxurious ...

Peevey the pusher man

Edison officials claim former commissioner didn't influence them, however...

The San Onofre–related documents that Southern California Edison turned over to the California Public Utilities Commission yesterday (April 29) are all one needs to know about the company's credibility. The commission is supposed to turn ...

Brains…if only the city had brains

Woman in car trapped in Zombie Walk sues for not requiring parade permit

The City of San Diego failed to protect motorists and the hundreds of wannabe zombies during last year's Zombie Walk. The city also failed to obtain the permits required for any parade or procession with ...

No plea deal — 12 years in the clink

Fraudster called a swindler, a fake, crook, false prophet, predator...

On April 28, statements from victims of admitted fraudster Dennis Eugene Long so impressed a judge that he broke the plea deal in order to sentence the con artist to 12 years in prison instead ...

Taxicabs unlimited for San Diego

Environmental concerns alleged by permit holders don't convince the judge

On Tuesday, April 28, a judge in San Diego Superior Court was not swayed by lawyers hired by the city's taxicab industry, who sought an injunction to stop Metropolitan Transit System from permitting more taxis ...

This is a job for the master of disaster

Edison hired Fabiani; utility company won't turn over documents

San Diego attorneys Mike Aguirre and Maria Severson tonight (April 29) received word from Southern California Edison on the documents it refuses to turn over in a lawsuit the lawyers filed against the company in ...

Rainmaking 101

San Diego State University’s business school is seeking to hire a schmoozer-in-chief in the form of a full-time “events coordinator.” According to the job posting, “These events are done for the primary purpose of providing ...

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