News & Politics

Puppy supply line threatened

Vista City Council delays vote that would spell out source requirements

Even though pet-store operator David Salinas's legal bills are mounting, cities are outlawing his puppy-supply pipeline, and animal-welfare activists continue to bite into him, he plans to continue selling puppies. "If you run a small ...

The state of the U-T and Tribune Publishing

Wall Street says thumbs down

Taking a cue from the late New York mayor Ed Koch, a loyal newspaper reader might ask, “How is the San Diego Union-Tribune doing?” More to the point, how is the financial condition of the ...

How will Qualcomm layoffs affect SD area?

Economists talk about the ripple effect

The head-chopping at Qualcomm may not be a total disaster.

Chargers stadium “satisfaction survey” will cost taxpayers

But the City of San Diego will not say how much

There have been a few changes in San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer’s plan to run a public opinion survey before his proposed January vote on a new Chargers stadium in Mission Valley. A revised request ...

Coronado plans for a more crowded future

Second thoughts on $100,000 bike path feasibility study

The Coronado City Council unanimously voted last week to reconsider its allocation of $100,000 to study the possibility of a multi-use bike path along Coronado’s Ocean Boulevard. More than 100 people packed City Hall for ...

Invasive child exam just part of the lawsuit

Navy parent sues county for taking her two-year-old while she was at sea

A female Navy officer is suing San Diego County Health and Human Services for removing her two-year-old son from her care while she was on duty and placing him in a youth home where he ...

One San Diego bad boy sentenced, one released

Bobby Vassallo gets a year, B.J. Gallison freed on $1.8 million bond

Alfred Louis "Bobby" Vassallo, perpetrator of telecom scams, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison in federal court in the Central District of California on August 24. The onetime La Jollan had ...

Who can afford a house in California?

Considering recently released numbers, not that many people

A study released last week by the California Association of Realtors trade group lays bare the facts about how far housing affordability has fallen in the county and throughout the state since prices began to ...

Less than two years for swiping $1 million

Holli Dawn Coulman was executive assistant at Hewlett-Packard

Almost a year after pleading guilty, Holli Dawn Coulman, who was an executive assistant to a senior vice president at the Rancho Bernardo operations of Hewlett-Packard, today (August 24) was sentenced to 21 months in ...

San Diego biotechs bathe in stock market blood

Wall Street has lost $10 trillion since June 3

United States stocks plunged between 3.5 percent and 4 percent today (August 24), continuing a selloff that began in early June. Stocks are dropping all around the world; the slaughter has knocked off $10 trillion ...

San Diego's Section 8 drug and crime wave

$3 million in fraudulent overpayments amid lax reporting and enforcement

Fraud, drug use, and other criminal activity has been going unpunished in the county's so-called Section 8 subsidized housing program, with lax enforcement by officials causing multimillion-dollar havoc. So says an August 3 report by ...

End of the line for Carl's Jewelers

After three generations, the family craft won't be passed on

Health issues led the late Carl Goldberg to move his family from New York to San Carlos, where he opened Carl's Jewelers in 1978. His daughter Adele (Goldberg) Garland's health issues prompted a "Going Out ...

Retire in San Diego! Juuust kidding.

Prohibitive cost of living ranks it 123rd out of 150 cities

One of the myths about San Diego County is that it is a great place to retire — wonderful climate, lots of golf courses, etc. To be sure, the county was once a retirement haven ...

Statewide records for solar generation shattered

Figures don't include power produced on residential rooftops

California's solar industry has been setting records, and then breaking them, for total energy generated from utility-scale solar installations all summer. According to PV Magazine the California Independent System Operator, which controls the state's power ...

No pool party at Bud Kearns this summer, kids

Morley Field facility revamp delayed until 2016 (at least)

Kathy Taylor watched her eight-year-old son blossom after joining the swim team at Bud Kearns Municipal Pool last summer. Her son was excited about being on the swim team again this summer…but the "Closed Until ...