Scam Diego Entries for June, 2008

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With $6 Million Gift, David Copley Endows UCLA Center for Costume Design

Union-Tribune publisher David Copley, who just recently took his $33 million yacht to the Cannes film festival, and had his ...

SeaWorld Could Be Sold: InBev Officially Bids $65 a Share for Anheuser-Busch, Which Turns Down Bid

Belgian brewer InBev today (June 26) officially bid $46 billion or $65 a share for St. Louis brewer Anheuser-Busch. The ...

Stocks Slaughtered, Now Near Official Bear Market; Oil Almost Hits $140, Dollar Drops

The stock market got eviscerated yesterday, as oil briefly topped $140 a barrel before closing up $5.09 at $139.64. The ...

San Diegans Installing Big Fuel Tanks, Filling Up in Mexico, Where Prices Cheaper. Mexicans Displeased

San Diegans are buying big fuel tanks and loading up on cheaper Mexican gas, reports the Wall Street Journal on ...

San Diego 13th Largest Tech Employer; Tech Jobs Pay More Than Double Average Private Sector Wage

AeA, formerly the American Electronics Association, today (June 24) released a study, "Cybercities 2008: An Overview of the High-Technology Industry ...

Unrelenting Swoon: San Diego Home Prices Now Back to Levels of Fall of 2003

The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller Home Price Indexes through April, released today (June 24), show that prices of existing family homes ...

UNUM Group To Pay $5.5 Million for Making Under-the-Table Fee Payments to Unidentified Agent

UNUM Group, a Chattanooga-based insurance company with a spotty record, will pay $5.5 million to the U.S. government for failing ...

County Unemployment Rate Surges in May Although Jobs Rise for Month

The county unemployment rate rose to 5.5 percent in May from a revised 5.1 percent in April, although the number ...

Six Charged in San Diego Fraud as Part of National "Malicious Mortgage" Campaign

The U.S. attorney's office today (June 19) announced the unsealing of a felony compaint against six individuals who allegedly ran ...

After the Glow, the Bad News: Tiger Is Out for Season

San Diego got everything it wished for at the U.S. Open last week. Tiger Woods was in the tournament all ...

Brandes Gets Mug in Newspaper, but Moneywise Gets Mugged by Newspapers

Charles Brandes, the billionaire San Diego money manager, loves to be photographed in the newspapers with his lovely new bride, ...

Vinson & Elkins Agrees To Pay $4.35 Million in Malpractice Suit

One of the biggest lies told by critics of City Attorney Mike Aguirre is that his lawsuits are draining City ...

Realtors Hold Post-Election Fundraiser To Help Mayor Sanders Pay Back His Debt

The real estate industry keeps lining Mayor Jerry Sanders's pocket -- a perfect arrangement, since he is in their pockets. ...

Yes We Cannes! The Yacht That Tells a Lacht -- Everything, Actually -- About Copley Newspapers

There is a great Mel Brooks satire about the French Revolution. Count de Monet (pronounced Count da Money) rushes up ...

Michael Ellis, a Founder of Metabolife, Gets Six Months in Custody for Lying to FDA

Michael Ellis, one of the founders of Metabolife, today (June 9) was sentenced to six months in custody for lying ...

Class Action Lawyer Lerach Seeks Prison Treatment for Alcoholism

San Diego's Bill Lerach, once the most feared class action lawyer in the U.S., has filed papers seeking prison treatment ...

City Auditor Says Blackwater Didn't Misrepresent Self, but Criticizes City Procedures

The day after a federal judge decided that the City can't black controversial mercenary firm Blackwater Worldwide from opening its ...

Federal Judge Says Blackwater Can Go Ahead with Shooting Range; City Attorney Protests Decision

As widely predicted, U.S. District Judge Marilyn Huff today (June 4) granted military mercenary firm Blackwater Worldwide a temporary restraining ...

Grand Jury Tells CCDC To Stop Claiming It Funds Redevelopment Projects

The 2007/2008 San Diego County Grand Jury today (June 2) recommended to Centre City Development Corp. (CCDC) that it stop ...