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An irreplaceable French Chateau

Rancho Santa Fe estate comes with two caves

Beds: 7 Baths: 10 Current Owner: James Kidrick Asking Price: $11,880,000 This week, an “irreplaceable French Chateau offering every amenity you could imagine.” The 2002-built Rancho Santa Fe estate located at 6397 Clubhouse Drive, within ...

It's a banker's world...until they get caught

Israel Hecther paid nearly $1 million in mortgage-loan-related bribes

A local banker has been dealt an 18-month federal prison sentence for his role in a bribery scheme, Courthouse News Service is reporting. San Diegan Israel Hecther paid nearly $1 million during his time as ...

Amazon wouldn't be able to deliver by drone. Wah.

State bill to restrict flights awaits Governor Brown's signature

A newly passed bill awaiting signature by governor Jerry Brown seeks to impose a restriction on pilots of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), which would prevent them from being flown at an altitude lower than 350 ...

Micro-robots released at UC-San Diego

They swim! They remove toxins! They glow red!

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have announced the development of 3-D printed "microrobots" that can be programmed to swim through a liquid, removing specific toxins found within. "We have developed an entirely ...

The pay is decent, but is Greenpeace?

Striking workers say their environmentally conscious employer is unfair

Under the support and guidance of a budding political movement calling itself Socialist Alternative, the bulk of the local fundraising staff for Greenpeace have walked off the job amid demands for a change in employment ...

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 ...

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 ...

San Diego slumlords on notice

Socialist group cites leaky roofs, roach and vermin infestations

About two dozen activists from the San Diego Socialist Campaign, including their 2016 city-council candidate, gathered Saturday afternoon, August 22, in City Heights to protest what they say are intolerable living conditions created by landlords. ...

Front-row seats to nature’s show for just under 19 mil

Plush lawns never go out of style in Point Loma

Beds: 7 Baths: 11 Current Owner: Lawrence Cushman Asking Price: $18,995,000 Prospective buyers of the Point Loma estate at 3403 Kellogg Way are invited by its listing to “come let the warm feeling of summer ...

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