Dorian Hargrove

Dorian Hargrove

Dorian Hargrove writes feature stories, City Lights, and Neighborhood News columns for the Reader. He covers the neighborhood beat on a grassroots level. Share your neighborhood news with him!

Latest Articles

Chula Vista sued over Third and K residential tower

Lawsuit filed by wealthy landlord

A well-heeled Chula Vista landlord known for funneling millions of dollars towards city ballot measures and city councilmembers is now suing the city over a controversial development on Third Avenue and K Street in downtown ...

Trump attorneys told no again

Can't argue for witnesses who aren't suing his defunct real estate university

Donald Trump's attorneys have been denied a request as they go about defending their client from charges related to the Trump University case. According to a ruling posted on the federal court's website today (September ...

Muslim woman sues prison guards for discrimination

Husband an inmate at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility

A Muslim woman is suing guards at San Diego's Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for discriminating against her and her inmate husband over their religious beliefs. The ...

Former SEAL sues for police brutality

Welfare check ends with broken ribs, gashed forehead, and tasing

On Tuesday, September 13, San Diego city councilmembers will consider whether to agree to settle a lawsuit from a former Navy SEAL who sued the city and two San Diego police officers for excessive force ...

City slack on preventing sediment pollution

Robust construction activity lacks assertive governance

The City of San Diego hopes to settle a $4.6 million complaint from the regional water board for allowing construction companies to bypass sediment-control measures at Los Peñasquitos Lagoon, Tijuana River Estuary, and San Diego ...

Donna and Cory go after Jan

Frye gets Briggs to sue city attorney Goldsmith over biased ballot language

Former councilmember Donna Frye is asking that a judge order the San Diego city clerk to correct misleading and biased statements the city attorney's office made in describing a ballot initiative that, if passed, would ...

Polo Fields land battle on simmer

Does Surf Soccer Club get preferential treatment from City of San Diego?

The preservation group known as Friends of the San Dieguito River Valley is suing the City of San Diego and a youth-soccer league over a long-term lease at the city-owned Polo Fields east of Del ...

Binational railroad continues up steep grade

Pacific Imperial shareholder files suit, hopes to recover $1.8 million

Ties between railroad investors and executives with the troubled binational railroad are now splitting apart. On August 26 Pacific Imperial Railroad's one-time largest shareholder, Dwight Jory, filed a civil action against the company in hopes ...

Civic San Diego sued by Little Italy restaurant

Owners of Mexican restaurant claim inept handling of noise complaints

The owner of a Little Italy Mexican restaurant and lounge, Entrada Taqueria, says the city-owned and privately run nonprofit Civic San Diego cost him $2 million in damages by closing his restaurant down over noise ...

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