Scam Diego Entries for November, 2008

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San Diego Hotel Occupancy Down 6.7 Percent in October; Some Other Markets Worse

San Diego hotel occupancy dropped 6.7 percent in October, according to Smith Travel Research. Los Angeles was down 9.2 percent ...

County Home Prices Continue to Decline Among Steepest in the Nation

Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller home price data for September reveal that San Diego County prices dropped 2.4 percent from August. ...

San Diego Unemployment Rate Rises to 6.8% in October from 6.5% in September and 4.8% a Year Ago

San Diego County lost 12,200 jobs over the last year as October's unemployment rate soared to 6.8% from 4.8% a ...

Copley Puts Tiny Borrego Sun Up for Sale

Copley Press, which has been trying to unload the Union-Tribune since July, has put the small bi-weekly Borrego Sun newspaper ...

Deflation Here? Consumer Prices Drop. So Do Stocks, Residential Real Estate, Commodities, and Consumer, Investor Confidence

Signs are mounting that the efforts of the government and central bank to fight deflation may be contributing to it ...

Emeryville Hotel Workers, 300 Strong, March on City Hall, Claiming San Diego Company Owes Them Back Wages

The Emeryville city council last night (Nov. 17) deferred until Dec. 1 a decision on back pay that workers at ...

Flight of Fancy Evanesces. Gaylord Won't Build Convention Center Complex on Chula Vista Bayfront

One of San Diego County's sillier planned projects finally went up in smoke today. Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment won't build the ...

U-T Managers Get No News on Sale of Paper, Other Than Something They All Knew

Union-Tribune managers in their meeting Thursday did not get any news of a sale of the newspaper, which put itself ...

Minkow Scores Again; CEO of MGM Mirage Resigns over MBA Questions

Barry Minkow, pastor of Miramar's Community Bible Church, and separately head of the Fraud Discovery Institute, is now pursuing executives ...

Qualcomm, One of County's Major Employers, Stops Hiring After Orders Plunge

Paul Jacobs, chief executive of telecom superstar Qualcomm, told Bloomberg News today (Nov. 12) that the company has stopped hiring ...

City Pension Fund Is Only 58 Percent Funded, Council Will Learn Tomorrow. Will It and Mayor Listen?

Joe Esuchanko, a consulting actuary for the City, will tell council tomorrow (Nov. 12) that the San Diego City Employees' ...

Bell to Meet with U-T Employees November 18. Meeting Announcement Spurs Rumors of Paper's Sale

Union-Tribune management today (Nov. 10) posted a notice on the bulletin board that President Gene Bell will hold a question ...

While Public Was Fixated on $700 Bailout's Passage, Treasury Quietly Gave Banks $140 Billion Tax Windfall

The Washington Post reported today (Nov. 10) that in late September, while the public was enraged about the $700 billion ...

Federal Reserve Refuses to Say Who Got $2 Trillion of Emergency Loans, or What Kind of Junk the Institutions Put Up as Collateral

Bloomberg News reports a blockbuster this morning (Nov. 10). For more than a year, the U.S. central bank, the Federal ...

Goldsmith Memo Proves What Many Suspected: He is not the Sharpest Tool in the Shed, and is Tool of the Mayor

Jan Goldsmith, who has been elected city attorney, sent a horny-handed memo to the city attorney staff the day after ...

Qualcomm Reports Profit Drop, Gives Disappointing Forecast. Stock Hit

San Diego telecom company Qualcomm reported today (Nov. 6) that earnings per share for the quarter ended Sept. 28 were ...

Because of Computer Problems, I Have Not Been Able to Respond to Your Posts for a Week. I Hope to Resume Soon.

For some electronic reason, I have not been able to respond to posts for a week. That's true of both ...

Some U-T Employees See Signs That Sale May Be Imminent. Warning: There Have Been Such Signs Before

Some Union-Tribune employees believe there are three reasons to suspect the sale of the paper (which went on the block ...