Daniel Powell 11:59 a.m., Feb. 20
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)
Articles by Matt Potter
Giant utility a big cash friend of politico favoring its cause
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Already time to start thinking about the next election
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Student-faculty ratio increases explained — "is cause for concern"
While San Diego State president Elliott Hirshman and California State University trustee vice-chairman Adam Day jockey behind closed doors for a costly new football stadium in Mission Valley, statistics aired last week at a meeting ...
Emails reveal correspondence between John Podesta and Blink-182's Tom DeLonge
Last summer’s dump by WikiLeaks of thousands of emails generated by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign honcho John Podesta turned out badly for the Democrats’ standard bearer, who later blamed her loss partly on the work ...
Stripper-gate figure and Metropolitan Water District on “Taxpayers” board
As the big-money politics behind the drive to turn over the Qualcomm Stadium site to a secretive syndicate of La Jolla money men mounts, one of the city's mightiest pro-developer lobbies has jumped into the ...
L.A. Times shoulders editorial burden for little San Diego sister
Wall Street analysts at NobleCon13, an investor conference run by Noble Capital Markets, were recently presented with a fundamental truth about the newspaper business, but it wasn’t good news for readers of the San Diego ...
Dart wants recycling considered before San Diego bans the troublesome material
As food containers made of polystyrene continue jamming San Diego’s landfills, a maker of the ubiquitous plastic has been pouring money into the Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce’s political action committee at a record-setting ...
U-T insists that its ideological slant is determined in San Diego
President Donald Trump hasn’t been drawing much support from the traditionally Republican San Diego establishment, much of which derives a big chunk of change from its free-trading ties to Tijuana and cheap manufacturing. Another component ...
Super-rich La Jolla hedge-funders lay out big cash for L.A. lobbyist
How many dollars are San Diegans willing to surrender to developers of a new stadium for professional soccer and San Diego State University, biding its time for the lucrative opportunity to hike the price of ...