News & Politics

La Mesa car show series gets the green light

Stopped for a year due to Streetscape, council votes yea

The La Mesa City Council on May 24 gave the green light to sponsoring the City of La Mesa Classic Car Show on La Mesa Boulevard on eight Thursdays, starting July 7; the shows will ...

Civil breakdown at Trump appearance

Janitors and Border Angels show to protest Republican presidential candidate

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign stop in San Diego on Friday (May 27) resulted in a full day of pandemonium downtown, with thousands of protesters representing several agendas converging on the convention center ...

New O.B. houses dropped off by crane

Mixed reviews on three modular homes occupying one lot

In the morning on May 26, the empty dirt lot on Abbott at Voltaire was as it has been for decades. A few hours later, three homes occupied the lot where many locals have been ...

SDPD overreacted at 7-year-old's birthday party

Toy gun did not justify search and detainment

On Saturday, October 2, 2010, the Sialoi family held a barbecue in front of their apartment to celebrate the seventh birthday of a family member. (The lawsuit does not indicate in which San Diego neighborhood ...

San Diego Unified stonewalls Sally Smith

Citizen on a mission sues district for violating state public records act

San Diego Unified School District is discriminating against a student advocate in her quest to obtain public records, says a newly filed lawsuit filed on behalf of San Diego resident Sally Smith. Over the past ...

O.B./Point Loma McMansion plans spark border war

“If this project were across the street, it wouldn’t be allowed.”

On May 26, a proposed project at 2257 Froude Street was appealed by the Peninsula Community Planning Board in front of the city’s planning commission. The residents on the block — where one side of ...

Widow of Peregrine CEO can't collect on claims

Prison personnel didn't violate law, says court

Dorothy F. Gardner, widow of Stephen P. Gardner, former chief executive of Peregrine Systems, can't collect on wrongful death charges. Peregrine was San Diego's biggest corporate fraud. In 2008, Gardner was sentenced to 97 months ...

Cardiff's "waterhouse" to face wrecking ball

Nobody's calling the former druggie hangout a historic structure yet

Recent Facebook posts on an old-school Cardiff by the Sea locals’ page wondered what was going on with the old Cardiff “waterhouse,” with its 16-sided top floor and unobstructed 360-degree view of the ocean and ...

County’s smartphones at risk for break-ins, audit finds

Raft of unused devices run up steep monthly tab for taxpayers

"The noblest motive is the public good," is San Diego County's motto, but when it comes to keeping track of the county's smartphones, it might better be replaced by “watch your back," a newly released ...

Real estate property values for utilities (including SDG&E) don't mirror reality

Translation: local government is getting ripped off in a way

Private utility giants across the state, including San Diego Gas & Electric, received notice on Tuesday (May 24) that the state Board of Equalization (BOE) was increasing assessments on utility-owned real estate just over 2 ...

Hillcrest Wienerschnitzel kaput

New coffee spot for the old A-frame?

The Wienerschnitzel outlet at 101 W. Washington Street has vacated its yellow A-frame home. The tiny 385-square-foot building is boarded up, tagged with graffiti, and has no “for lease” or “for sale” signs on the ...

Urban Assault via VW

Busted bug driver talks about video that helped cops pop him

“Ultimately [the police] caught me by my name being on the side of the car, not blurring out my license plate, and I didn’t expect the video to go that viral.” Blake Wilkey, 27, was ...

Sunset gunfire with a side of stabbing in O.B.

Sh**heads shoot and shiv on the seashore

Tuesday night’s sunset in Ocean Beach was interrupted by a gunshot and stabbing after an altercation broke out at Santa Cruz Cove. “I could see it out my window,” wrote resident Jeremy Borum on Facebook. ...

Morning burglary interrupted in Cardiff

Three suspects jump backyard fence to get away, but...nope

Three burglary suspects were apprehended, caught almost red-handed, on May 25, in a Cardiff by the Sea neighborhood. Just after 9:00 a.m., “Allison” was driving east on Birmingham Drive when she noticed a sheriff’s deputy ...

Prime Healthcare charged for alleged false claims

Whistleblower worked at Alvarado

The federal government today (May 25) charged Prime Healthcare Services with fraud for billing for medically unnecessary in-patient short-stay admissions that should have been classified on an outpatient/observation status. The suit was filed in federal ...

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