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Next up out of Carlsbad's McClellan-Palomar Airport

“If you’re looking to link up with other airlines, JetSuite is not for you.”

Another new airline took flight out of McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad on October 17. It is the fourth such airline to try doing business out of the North County airport since United Express pulled out ...

Coronado wary of granny-flat legislation

Mayor Tanaka sends letter to governor urging veto of SB 1069

Granny flats won’t be pushed out. They keep coming back, even though wealthier cities have thwarted them with a slew of door-slamming zoning codes. Starting next January, a new state law will make it easier ...

Mega composter in Santa Ysabel

"There's strong evidence that we could cool the earth right now..."

Ground was broken in Santa Ysabel on October 13 on an ambitious new project that seeks to prove soil management can be used to fight climate change throughout California and beyond. "This is all about ...

U-T print circulation continues to plummet

Swan dive due to several factors

Union-Tribune average seven-day print circulation is plunging precipitously. For the year ended October 1, average daily print circulation was only 144,085, down from 164,532 in 2015 and from 189,822 in 2013. This information is critical ...

Clown sightings in the South Bay

Some report fear for the clowns rather than of them

"I live close to CV [Chula Vista] high school and my husband and I have already been confronted by these stupid clowns," said Egla Cordero Ortiz of Chula Vista in a Facebook post on October ...

Ocean Beach construction project draws community ire

Protestor thwarted by 25-foot measuring tape

A small crowd of about 50 OBecians gathered Saturday afternoon (October 15) at the corner of Ebers and Greene to protest the construction of what has alternatively been billed by the developer first as a ...

Chargers advertising — lies, lies, lies

Maas now tells the whoppers

Fred Maas, special advisor to Chargers chief Dean Spanos, is now the team's designated prevaricator. Maas claims in ads that the team's stadium proposal (Measure C) won't cost San Diegans a dime unless they stay ...

Moores bidding for British soccer team

Team now owned by Kuwait tycoon

John Moores, former Padres owner and major San Diego real estate wheeler-dealer, is trying to buy Nottingham Forest, a British soccer team, according to the Nottingham Post. The team is currently owned by Fawaz Al ...

Jehovah’s Witnesses get relief from appellate court

Judge Lewis could have gotten documents with lighter sanctions in Linda Vista case

The Watchotwer Tract Society, commonly referred to as the Jehovah's Witnesses, is asking a San Diego Superior Court judge to return the bond money it posted as a result of an August ruling from a ...

What's in a stadium name?

Balboa Park building billionaire gives $5000 against Spanos stadium measure

The man most responsible for the expansion of Qualcomm stadium for the Chargers in 1997, ultimately handing the team a taxpayer-funded venue and a controversial ticket guarantee — along with an out-of-town exit pass — ...

No four-story wall on Cresita Drive

Capstone settles suit of dormlike nondorm

A lawsuit brought by the College Area Residents Association to stop the construction of a 91-unit quasidorm in a neighborhood of single family homes settled quietly at the end of September, according to court records ...

What got into Wells Fargo?

Blame management hubris

A prominent La Jolla resident, who does not want her name used, knows what led Wells Fargo down the crooked path: management hubris. In 2009, her daughter was headed for college. Mother and daughter went ...

County supervisors to consider Julian development

Residents say developer and General Atomics owner Linden Blue are asking to develop 1416 acres while keeping tax breaks

On Wednesday, October 19, San Diego County supervisors will consider whether to approve a proposal to transform 1416 acres of untouched wilderness in Julian into 24 residential properties called Hoskings Ranch II. They will consider ...

Did Ocean Beach coyote do it?

The mystery of the headless raccoon

Raccoons are everywhere in Ocean Beach, so much so, that on any given night, you can find at least several scavenging in the neighborhood, turning over garbage cans and hanging from the trees. I’ve even ...

Local navy officer took bribes from Malaysian

Provided with prostitutes

Lieutenant Commander Gentry Debord, a San Diegan, pleaded guilty in federal court today (October 13) to accepting cash, stays at luxury hotels, and prostitutes from foreign defense contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia. A total of ...

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