Eva Knott 10:44 a.m., May 18
Stories by Don Bauder
Michael Clifford boasts that his for-profit college investments are winners, but woes suggest otherwise.
According to the Jacksonville Electric Authority, San Diegans pay the highest electricity rates in the U.S. There are examples that point to the fact that UCAN doesn’t do the best job at lobbying the California Public Utilities Commission to give residents a break; in fact, their relationship could be called “cozy.”
Apricus, Innovus tackle bedroom disorders
Do females suffer from sexual dysfunction or are men unskillful in bed?
Escondido's white minority rules, but Latinos want fair representation.
Some kind of unhappy result of this madcap money printing by the Federal Reserve is inevitable: wait for the next disastrous economic bubble to burst.
Will Hedgecock pivot?
Former disgraced San Diego mayor Roger Hedgecock makes a big slug of money from a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization in Arlington, Virginia, the American Studies Center.
The financial squeeze (high costs, low pay) is worse for San Diego's young adults.
Paying extremely low wages to hotel workers boosts profits of out-of-town owners and deprives San Diego of spending power.
Downtown overlords and labor want to rewrite federal, state, and local laws to build a Convention Center expansion into the teeth of a perfect storm.
San Diego is a haven for multilevel marketing scams, which are often pyramid schemes.
Are Hollywood, football, and the media to blame for America’s penchant for violence?
In silent movies, Mary Pickford was angelic — her Southern California admirers aren’t. Elizabeth and Thomas Coldicutt, helped by San Diegans, allegedly set up shell companies to lure investors.
H-1B visa opponents say corporations such as Qualcomm are using the program to lower the prevailing wage for engineers and tech employees across the board.
The high-maintenance watchdog
UCAN, the San Diego–based Utility Consumers’ Action Network, burdened by scandal and misuse of funds, should shut down, some say. Some say otherwise.
Are you tired of sluggish economic growth? Well, you could live in Europe, which is in a recession, or Japan, which has been struggling since 1989. Local economists look for slow growth in the United ...
Sleep-apnia device-maker ResMed threatens to leave San Diego because CEO says it’s too hard to run a business in California. Valid gripe or jobs blackmail for taxpayer funds?
An analysis of Jack in the Box’s involvement with Qdoba, a Mexican food chain the company acquired in 2003
Is Chargers PR flack Mark Fabiani feeding malarkey to taxpayers about the total cost of a stadium?
San Diego big business and the City whistle past the greenhouse-gas graveyard.
Does San Diego’s great awakening include Republicans?
Fewer people than ever are reading newspapers; electronic media are not making up the difference. Are the old media trying to shove Beethoven down the throats of hip-hop fanatics?
Lou Schooler’s company stands charged with making fraudulent land deals. John Schooler ran WFP Securities, which put elderly, financially squeezed investors in dubious schemes.
Outside agencies know how to prosecute San Diego white-collar crimes. But the sheriff’s department? Forget about it.
UCAN director Michael Shames neutered the consumer watchdog organization by skimming over $400,000 in “intervenor fees,” among other dubious tactics.
The notion of a bayside football stadium is “felony dumb.”
U-T San Diego Publisher Doug Manchester pushes for a Tenth Avenue terminal football stadium. But the numbers suggest San Diego would be trading good-paying jobs with low-paying service jobs.
San Diego, one of the five richest cities in the U.S. Wow. Details?
California Public Utilities Commission president Michael Peevey is under the microscope due to his cozy relationships with utility companies.
San Diego can hardly afford to plop $750 million or more into a subsidized football stadium for the Chargers. But increasingly, even opponents fear it may be inevitable. Former councilmember Bruce Henderson, a longtime battler ...
San Diego Convention Center expansion boosters knowingly cooked the books to fool the public and justify the project.
A cockeyed look at the businesses that look inside your body; namely, Heart Check and Life Score Clinic.
The dark side of mathematicians getting interested in finance.
Will legislators allow America to drive off the edge of a cliff? Two San Diego political scientists say no.
Eye gnat infestations in south Escondido could lead to end of organic food farming in San Diego.
In economics, a bubble is something that trades at prices far beyond its intrinsic value. Fasten your seat belt: the next bubble may be higher education. The $1 trillion of student debt is clearly a ...
What does San Diego get out of the Sacramento-based League of California Cities?
Did a secret money stash of President Nixon’s help finance a San Diego suburb?
The National Football Leagues’s links to organized crime enumerated.
Caitlin Rother’s book about John Gardner draws a terrifying portrait of a man who was sweet and cuddly one day and a crazed killer the next.
Political and drought conditions could turn the Imperial Valley into another Owens Valley.
The Fate of the Tobacco Industry May Provide a Blueprint
Professional football takes a blow to the head. Military combat personnel in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars may suffer the same kind of brain damage as professional football players.
Is low home-ownership an indication of San Diego’s stagnant economy?
Development of Borrego Springs still hinges on water supply.
Did Sempra Energy pass bribes to officials in Mexico to grease construction projects there? Then, when a whistle-blower complaint was filed, did the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Bureau of Investigation permit Sempra ...
Bridgepoint Education stock drops. The San Diego company’s relationship with Wall Street becomes more apparent.
The lengths NFL teams go to in order to get their taxpayer-built stadiums.
A California Public Utilities commissioner has his unimpressive/brow-raising track record laid out.
There was a time when the San Diego Union-Tribune prophesized that an NFL player would fill this city with super sports boosters. Didn’t happen.
The truism goes back centuries: “Hee that lies with the dogs, riseth with fleas.” But ten years ago, Utility Consumers’ Action Network (UCAN), the watchdog nonprofit attempting to dissolve while it is being investigated by ...
Sempra Energy, the San Diego–based utility, is wealthy by comparison with other utilities. It is obsessed with handing out its riches to its shareholders (particularly its own top executives) at the expense of its customers. ...