Brandon Hernández 1 p.m., March 28
He is the author of the weekly Under the Radar column.
Besides breaking the Cheetahs corruption story a year before the FBI raided the offices of the San Diego city council, he has written extensively on governance, medical ethics, and human experimentation issues at the University of California San Diego.
Some of his stories from the pre-internet archives:
June 1, 1989 The Egg Women (Mayor O'Connor, Joan Kroc, Helen Copley, and the Faberge eggs)
April, 25, 1991 Mayor Moves to Create Death Valley-like Wasteland in Point Loma (O'Connor house landscaping)
June 20, 1991 A Son by Any Other Name (Helen Copley's adoption of son David revealed)
Aug. 8, 1996 Welcome, GOP Delegates to San Diego, City of Shame
May 22, 1997 La Jolla Gentlemen and the Party Boy (secrets of Andrew Cunanan, gay serial killer)
Be sure to save the story file to your desktop and zoom in to read the text.
Some other notable Potter stories (in digital form):
Oct. 25, 2001 Did Bin Laden's Brother Lead a Secret Life in San Diego?
Nov. 29, 2001 Did Casey Gwinn Try to Get Don Bauder Fired? (City Attorney vs. tough reporter)
July 31, 2003 Fun with Ralph (Inzunza's eating companions at Dobson's)
House member vies for rock star status, takes shots at Hillary at SXSW
An assistant to North County Republican congressman Darrell Issa — whose failed bid for a repeat term as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has been chalked up by some to his ...
U-T remains on the block as would-be power brokers jockey
The San Diego footprint of Douglas Manchester, the Republican financial kingpin who likes to be called "Papa,” has been poised to shrink substantially with the putative sale of his U-T San Diego newspaper operation. Now ...
Some hold-ups have developed in the Navy’s Mobile User Objective System, a way for the Pentagon to connect its forces via satellite. Developed by San Diego–based Lockheed Martin Space Systems, the elaborate space and ground ...
San Diego Democratic assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, mentioned in some circles as a possible candidate to replace retiring U.S. senator Barbara Boxer, was out and about the state last year, courtesy of corporate and nonprofit donors. ...
Would a crooked politico smell just as bad under a new name for San Diego’s ethics commission? That was the question discussed at last month’s meeting of the body tasked with meting out justice for ...
Faulconer's Sacramento trip pays off with gubernatorial speculation
Another day, another PR road trip for San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, who showed up in the state capital Monday, March 23, to pitch himself at a global warming seminar put on by a nonprofit ...
Potboilers could be more lucrative than newspaper as Chargers move looms
It's been almost three weeks since a noted newspaper analyst reported the possible imminent takeover of U-T San Diego by Chicago-based Tribune Publishing, with not a peep of confirmation or denial out of the Mission ...
Mayor’s New York City vanity tour made interesting by Andrew Ross Sorkin
From February 9 through the 13th, Monday through Friday, San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer was on the road to New York and Washington DC, appearing on a gaggle of cable TV news shows, interviewing with ...
Chiefs for Peters and Vargas hear from AP critic, Fox News champion
Relations between president Barack Obama and prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel haven’t been the best of late, but that hasn’t gotten in the way of some free tripping by two staffers for San Diego ...