News & Politics

Yay! San Diego reservoirs filling up

Aquifer-dependent Borrego Springs doesn’t have much to cheer about

On January 26, San Diego County’s water authority exulted that the drought was over. On March 22, the New York Times wrote, “We have some good news on the California drought.” The huge snowpack in ...

SDSU’s big birdies’ tab

High-dollar public employees at KPBS

San Diego State University, its future clouded by a brewing fight for control of Mission Valley’s Qualcomm Stadium site, along with the imminent departure of president Elliot Hirshman for greener financial pastures at Maryland’s Stevenson ...

City still hopes to prevent mayor from taking stand in deadly crosswalk lawsuit

Attorneys for the family of seven-month-old girl who died in 2015 accuse city of stonewalling

Attorneys for the City of San Diego hope to prevent mayor Kevin Faulconer from taking the witness stand in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by parents of a 7-month-old girl who was killed as her ...

Mission Valley privatization's blazingly fast cash burn

Another million sunk into contentious stadium campaign

If nothing else, the knock-down, big-money brawl over the fate of the 165-acre chunk of public land in Mission Valley otherwise known as Qualcomm Stadium would make a good case study for Harvard Business School, ...

FINRA nails CUSO: debt-laden

Instruments sold to risk-averse seniors

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, best known as FINRA, fined San Diego's CUSO Financial Services $125,000 for selling highly leveraged unit investment trusts to customers, often elderly, who had indicated they had low tolerance for ...

Cardiff walled off by Amtrak double track project

Chesterfield Drive your only way to the beach

Orange is the new color seen around Cardiff-by-the-Sea as the North County Transit District and Caltrans have blanketed the town with miles of orange construction fencing. Most of Cardiff’s four miles of train track right-of-way ...

He embezzled $825,000, but gets no prison time

But another who stole $557,000 gets 33 months

On October 4 of last year, Stuart Teshima, former chief financial officer for Epsilon Systems Solutions, confessed to embezzling $825,000 from the defense company over a period of eight years. He was in charge of ...

SDSU area mini-dorm group sues city of San Diego again

Family homes and yards vs. low-income students

The City of San Diego's efforts to prevent the proliferation of mini-dorms near San Diego State University is under attack, this time from a group calling itself the College Area Students, Tenants, and Landlords Association. ...

Federal agencies working on Tijuana estuary worry about budget cuts

No more school field trips to border area?

That there was another sewage spill in the Tijuana River estuary last Thursday paled against what’s coming down the federal pipeline. Federal dollars for programs in the Tijuana River National Estuary Research Reserve are going ...

NFL owners approve Raiders move to Vegas

The league has been tied to gambling since its founding

National Football League owners, meeting in Phoenix today (March 27), approved the Oakland Raiders' move to the gambling haven. The vote was 31-1. The dissenting vote was not announced but it was said to come ...

Kensington bicyclist ticketed for not stopping at Meade and 39th

No Idaho stops in Calif. yet

“The policeman told me, ‘You are (riding) a bike and need to follow the rules of the road, and you did not stop at this four-way,'” said Anna Grace Carter. She received a ticket that ...

FTC: Tangled web of Vista companies cheats consumers

Scheme is called "negative option marketing"

The Federal Trade Commission on March 23 charged in federal court that an intertwined group of Vista-based companies are hoodwinking consumers through an allegedly deceptive technique called negative option marketing. The defendants are AAFE Products, ...

De La Fuente runs for NYC mayoral seat

His "first problem is that he does not live here," said the Times.

San Diego real estate developer Roque (Rocky) De La Fuente is running for mayor of New York City, according to a March 23 article in the New York Times. In 2015, the Reader reported that ...

Gas from the past now pumps in Coronado

Sinclair's dinosaur mascot first walked the earth in 1932

The Valero gas station in Coronado switched its branding last week. And it has some customers reminiscing about family road trips through the Midwest. The station, at 400 Orange Avenue, had been a Valero station. ...

Escondido neighbors call it sprawl

"Safari Highlands Ranch would be terrible for San Diego's wildlife."

On rugged land north of San Diego Safari Zoo Park, developers want to build a less exotic version of the park; a rich habitat for upper-income humans. The vision statement for Safari Highlands Ranch describes ...

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