Scam Diego Entries for November, 2007

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Union-Tribune To Lop 15-20 More Heads

Gene Bell, president of the Union-Tribune, sent a memo Wednesday in which, typical of the newspaper, the bombshell was concealed ...

Are Gene Testing Kits a Fad? San Diego's Illumina Cares

People are paying around $1,000 to get a test that will give a glimpse of their genome -- whether they ...

Now Overstock.com Getting Sued

Overstock.com has made headlines by charging in a lawsuit that a hedge fund and a research firm conspired to drive ...

Port, Chula Vista Can't Afford Gaylord Giveaway

The deal has been slip-sliding, but some county leaders still want the Port and the City of Chula Vista to ...

Environmental Groups File Suit Over City's Rose Canyon Move

Three environmental groups have filed to block the city council's approval last month of a $5 million design of a ...

John Kern Not Among Those Paid Over IRS Limits

John Kern, former chief of staff to former Mayor Dick Murphy, was not among the ex-City employees who were compensated ...

Jack Continues To Make Turkeys of Fast Food Competitors

San Diego's Jack in the Box fast food chain is gobbling up the industry. In its most recent yearly financial ...

McGrory, Inzunza Among Those Who Got Cut of $8.2 Million

The city attorney's office has learned the identities of some of the former City of San Diego officials who were ...

Muni Bond Market Turmoil Likely To Hit San Diego

The financially-ailing City of San Diego has been hanging its hat on tapping into the municipal bond market once long-delayed ...

City Attorney To Sue SDCERS Over $146 Million Fleecing of Taxpayers

The board of the San Diego City Employees' Retirement System (SDCERS) yesterday voted to have taxpayers pick up the $146 ...

Aguirre Backs Off Request for Information from KPBS

City Attorney Mike Aguirre today (Thursday, Nov. 15) rescinded a request he had made under the California Public Records Act ...

City's 2005 Financial Statement Rife with Misinformation

Back to business as usual.The long-delayed and recently-released 2005 City financial statement contains misstatements about the $8.2 million in benefits ...

Moores Abruptly Resigns UC Regent Post

John Moores, majority owner of the Padres, resigned today (November 12) from the University of California Board of Regents "effective ...

City Employees Paid $8.2 Million Above IRS Limits

At least 102 City retirees have been paid a total of $8.2 million in excess of Internal Revenue Service limits,according ...

Copley's Pulitzer Winner Leaving, Say Reliable Sources

Marcus Stern, the Washington, D.C. reporter for Copley News Service who broke the Pulitzer Prize-winning story on Duke Cunningham's corruption, ...

Council Sells Out to Developers -- Again

The City Courtesans -- er, City Council -- prostituted themselves to the real estate industry again today (Nov. 6) under ...

It's Official, but Buried: Haas Resigns

Yesterday, this blog reported the rumor that Richard Haas, who heads such critical areas as water, wastewater, general and environmental ...

Rumor: Another Key Sanders Aide Leaves

According to a rumor racing around City Hall, Richard Haas, who heads public works, has resigned. I cannot yet get ...

Union-Tribune's Circulation Plunge Second Worst Among Top 25 Dailies

Official statistics from the Audit Bureau of Circulations released Monday morning show the Union-Tribune's average daily circulation plummeting 8.53 percent ...

Surprised? Associated Builders & Contractors Endorse Sanders

Here's the least surprising political endorsement of the year: the Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego have endorsed Mayor ...

Levitt Agrees With Aguirre

Arthur Levitt, former head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Mike Aguirre, San Diego city attorney, have not kissed ...

Union-Tribune Circulation Plummets, Says Trade Magazine

Union-Tribune daily circulation is plunging at more than three times the rate of other metropolitan daily papers, according to Editor ...