News & Politics

Encinitas? You're pretty snobby

Poway ranked 37th, thanks to high home prices and incomes

Movoto.com, a real estate research outfit, has culled 2010 census data to rank the 50 snobbiest small cities (population 45,000 to 65,000). What counts is highest median household income, highest median home values, largest percentage ...

Green and Made in the U.S.A.

Ex-prison labor king gets "Champion of Change" award

It's been a big day in Washington for two high-tech San Diego farmers. Pierre Sleiman and his son Pierre Sleiman, Jr., who run a North County outfit called Go Green Agriculture, have been fêted at ...

Drugstore booze permit still in limbo

CVS in O.B. hopes for approval of ABC

Two bright red banners at the former Apple Tree market in O.B. read “CVS Pharmacy – Coming Soon” but the future has become unclear because of protests to a pending application to sell beer, wine, ...

Gunpoint fiction

Theft victim attempts late-night parking lot meeting with suspects

Around 1:40 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, three people were arrested in La Mesa after robbing a man who'd attempted to buy back a camera that had been stolen from him and listed for sale ...

Encinitas to save the Arks

Historic boathouses drifting from foundations

Encinitas’ boathouses — two houses built in the shape of boats, are beginning to drift from their foundations. Not bad, really, for having been built in 1928. Easily one of the most photographed spots in ...

Doing the Doug Manchester dodge

Documents sought in bad debt case, ex-Padres exec says "no comment”

In March 2013, an electronic banking vendor won a $466,310 federal court judgment against a would-be bank bearing the name of U-T San Diego publisher and mega-millionaire real-estate developer Douglas Manchester. In March of this ...

San Diego recovers poorly

Stats study ranks our burg 103rd among 150 metro areas

WalletHub, which compiles economic and demographic statistics on American cities, finds that California cities, including San Diego, have recovered from the Great Recession more slowly than other American cities. The company looks at a number ...

Property-tax hikes ahead, San Diego

County assessors to crank up fees following post-bubble reductions

A statewide window to appeal property-tax assessments has officially opened, though many San Diegans will likely end up displeased with massive spikes in their annual tax bills. California's Prop 13, passed in 1978, limits annual ...

Note to world: People are tired of war

Small protest perseveres through “un-patriotic” period

On July 27, just as they have every weekend afternoon for the past five years, several Encinitas residents held protest signs at the corner of Coast Highway 101 at Encinitas Boulevard. The unaffiliated collection of ...

Fire destroys Wet ‘N Reckless Brewing

Welding torch sets fire to Mira Mesa nanobrewery

A fire broke out in the tasting room at Wet ‘N Reckless Brewery (10054 Mesa Ridge Court, #132, Mira Mesa) the night of July 27, causing significant damage. According to reports, repairs were being made ...

NY Times pooh-poohs Comic-Con spending

But U-T says money flows

The headline in a New York Times story this morning (July 28) is "Large Crowds Spend Little at Comic-Con." The story — written by two reporters with help from a third — quotes a panelist ...

San Diego Zombie Walk turns ugly

Woman struck by vehicle suffers broken arm

The annual “Zombie Walk” started at Children’s Park, near the corner of Island and First avenues in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter shortly after 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 26. Soon, about a block away, a ...

An attorney for the city attorney

Council asked to approve counsel for Goldsmith a month after he hired them

City attorney Jan Goldsmith is asking the San Diego City Council for help in a lawsuit over his refusal to turn over private emails he sent to reporters and lobbyists from multiple email accounts. His ...

Utilities commission was cozy with utility

Pacific Gas gets love letters from state regulators

The publication SFGate revealed yesterday (July 26) just how cozy officials of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) are with the utilities they are supposed to regulate. The City of San Bruno, which suffered a ...

Tijuana street art disrespected

Pepe Nacho mural and other artworks have been defaced

Tijuana's façade has never been a pretty one; there are not many green spaces, billboards are placed everywhere and with no clear building regulations. City folk have built whatever they want, wherever they want. In ...

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