Scam Diego Entries for April, 2008

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Chairman of San Diego GOP Co-Founded International Piracy Ring, Says Online News Website

Tony Krvaric, San Diego Republican Party chairman and head of the party's state budget committee, "is the co-founder of Fairlight, ...

San Diego House Price Declines Among Largest in Nation

Today's (April 29) S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, which measure the direction of home prices in 20 major U.S. markets, once ...

U-T, North County Times Lose Circulation, but LA Times, Orange County Register Do Worse

Circulation at the Union-Tribune and North County Times continues to drop, but other Southern California dailies are doing worse, according ...

Why You Don't Get Accurate Information on San Diego from U-T Editorial Page

In an editorial this morning, the Union-Tribune claims that City Attorney Mike Aguirre wants to "kill" a $103 million bond ...

U-T's Combined Paper and Online Edition Lose Market Share in County, According to Report

In a new report, Scarborough Research has found that most metropolitan daily newspapers, including the Union-Tribune in San Diego, are ...

Ad Hoc Committee Says Auditor Should Be Independent; Says City's Financial Processes Ill-Defined

The Ad Hoc Citizens Advisory Committee to the City's Audit Committee will give its report Monday, April 28. The report ...

FDA Calls for Delay in Isis Pharmaceuticals' Anti-Cholesterol Drug; Stock down 28 Percent

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today (Friday, April 25) that it wants more information on Mipomersen, a potential ...

Straight-Talking Financial Journalist Herb Greenberg Leaving the Field To Go into Research

Carmel Valley's Herb Greenberg, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones's online MarketWatch, is leaving print journalism ...

Sanders's Flack Bombarded Friendly Media with Anti-Aguirre Hit Pieces

In a relentless hate campaign, Mayor Jerry Sanders's publicist, Fred Sainz, flooded local media with hit pieces on City Attorney ...

This Month, Gaylord Called Off One Deal for Lack of Financing, but Still Plans to Go Ahead in Chula Vista

Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment, which still plans on building a subsidized project in Chula Vista, on April 15 called off a ...

Mercenary Firm Blackwater, Which Gave Up On Attempt to Get Potrero Training Camp in March, Now Has Shooting Range Near Border

Blackwater Worldwide, the mercenary firm that has stirred up so much controversy in Iraq, now plans to open what appears ...

Amylin Shares Plunge 10.28 Percent; Diabetes Drug Byetta Comes Up Short

Stock of biotech Amylin Pharmaceuticals plummeted 10.28 percent today (April 21) as the company reported weak sales of its franchise ...

Sanders Official Who Was Fired for Challenging Unethical Practices Files Wrongful Termination Suit

Rick Reynolds, former assistant chief operating officer for the City, was fired last October for challenging practices of Fred Sainz, ...

Three Former City Officials Charged by SEC with Fraud Are Receiving Generous City Pensions

Three of the five former City employees charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with issuing false and misleading ...

City Chastened: New Proposed 2009 Budget Warns Investors Not To Use It in Making Decisions

The Securities and Exchange Commission's April 7 fraud charges against five former City bureaucrats for filing false and misleading statements ...

Sanders Wants City To Pay Union President's Salary During Bargaining; Aguirre Says It's Against the Charter

On April 10, City Attorney Mike Aguirre wrote to the mayor and council, saying that in closed-door meetings that did ...

Union-Tribune's Internet Radio Will Be Off the Air Soon, Say Industry Pros and Newspaper Staffers

The Union-Tribune's stab at Internet radio, called SignOn Radio, will be ending this month. It had been launched last October. ...

SEC Charges Five Former City Officials with Fraud for Roles in False Municipal Bond Filings

The Securities & Exchange Commission today (April 7) charged five former City officials with securities fraud for aiding in the ...

Another La Jolla Ponzi Scheme: This One Engineered by an Attorney Now Headed to Prison

Former La Jolla attorney Cameron Campbell was sentenced today (Friday, April 4) to 63 months in prison for his role ...

California Is in Such a Financial Quagmire That There Could Be Municipal Bankruptcies

Laffer Associates, the economics firm run by supply side economist Arthur Laffer, says in a new report that California faces ...