News & Politics

Time standing still in the East Village

MTS continues to troubleshoot clock at key transfer point

What time is it anyway? For commuters whose travels include a stop or a transfer at 12th Street and Imperial Avenue, time either stood still or twelve hours went by awfully fast. The clock tower ...

Will the U-T go to Gannett?

Remote controller

As closed-door talks continue over a possible takeover of Chicago-based tronc, owner of the Union-Tribune, by giant newspaper chain Gannett Co., some are hoping for yet another fresh start for the San Diego daily, hobbled ...

Politicians backed by Brady campaign

Gun fight

Some county gun owners are said to be irate about a recent local political endorsement by the Washington DC–based Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, but whether they will be loosening their campaign purse strings ...

Raiders want eternal flame for Al Davis

What city but Las Vegas would give him one?

“You know, when I came into the National Football League, many of our owners owned horses, owned dog tracks, owned all the familiar habitats of gamblers and gambling. We have learned to accept this in ...

Details scarce in death of Nobel Prize–winner

Death and an un-taxing salary

UCSD’s big-budget public relations department, charged with playing up good news at the taxpayer-financed school, doesn’t always do as well relaying the solemn aspects of university life and death. Such was the case last month ...

The awkward and dangerous Tourmaline crosswalk

"I’ve seen mothers pushing baby carriages having close calls."

A couple of years ago the city put in a crosswalk at the entrance to the parking lot at Tourmaline Surfing Park. That is at the intersection of La Jolla Boulevard and Tourmaline Street. When ...

Historic houses still for sale — assembly required

Our Lady of Peace Academy structures stored in city storage yard

Though they have been deconstructed into enormous puzzle pieces and are partly wrapped in tarps with the windows boarded up, the two stucco houses on the back lot at the city's Chollas Operations Center remain ...

Trump attorneys told no again

Can't argue for witnesses who aren't suing his defunct real estate university

Donald Trump's attorneys have been denied a request as they go about defending their client from charges related to the Trump University case. According to a ruling posted on the federal court's website today (September ...

Gun-shop opening garners councilman's proclamation

“I’m not only a supporter. I’m a customer.”

On September 17, over 800 people turned out for the grand opening of the GS Glockstore in Kearny Mesa. The event raised over $6000 for fallen San Diego police officer John DeGuzman. Representing the Clairemont/Kearny ...

California's big labor backs San Diego sales-tax hike

Measure A bankrolled by out-of-town infrastructure interests and one environmental group

Don't call them building-industry special interests — they'd rather be known as "a coalition of construction professionals to repair San Diego's roads," according to campaign disclosure filings. But by any name, Yes on A forces, ...

A plan for the College Area mini-dorm glut

Frat house project aligned with desire for higher density near campus

Originally built in 1951, the house on 5545 Hardy Avenue has been in the possession of the SDSU Delta Upsilon Fraternity since 1998. In May, the fraternity applied to demolish their one-story fraternity house and ...

Politicians stand up for deported veterans

"Every American can look at this issue...and know that this isn't fair."

A group of advocates for veterans and local politicians gathered in Balboa Park on Monday morning (September 19) to call attention to the plight of servicemembers who, after receiving honorable discharges following their military service, ...

Dog tossed off Sunset Cliffs

"These people were not at all being cruel."

The photos were posted at approximately 7:40 p.m. Saturday evening (September 17) on the Ocean Beach Facebook group page — well, the screen shot of the photo was posted, due to the original photo being ...

Chula Vista attorney goes after movie pirates

John, Jane, or It Doe sued by film producer of Cell

This summer, a movie titled Cell came out. It is based on a 2006 novel by Stephen King. Plot: cell-phone users are immediately and maddeningly re-programmed into rabid killers. Sounds grim. (Critics weren't enthusiastic.) On ...

San Diego's $2.27 billion pension hole

Another reason to block Chargers' punt for new stadium

There is still another reason to vote against the so-called convadium in November. This reason is the huge and growing pension deficit. Former city attorney Mike Aguirre says the city's pension plan has $8.859 billion ...

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