Scam Diego Entries for December, 2009

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Local Home Values Down 37.9% from Peak

San Diego home values are now down 37.9% from the peak of November, 2005, according to data from Standard & ...

Breen Told Syndicate His U-T Job "Definitely Threatened" If He Went Ahead with Kelley Strip

In the summer of 2007, John Matthews, vice president of Universal Press Syndicate, received a call from Steve Breen, Union-Tribune ...

Taxpayer-Financed Stadiums Bring "Municipal Woes," says NY Times

The New York Times has an excellent story this morning (Christmas Day, Dec. 25) on how more and more cities ...

Republicans File Suit to Knock Out Political Giving Restrictions

On December 21, the Republican Party, its Lincoln Club, a political action committee of the Associated Builders and Contractors, and ...

Feds Close Imperial Capital Bank of La Jolla

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. today (Dec. 18) shut down Imperial Capital Bank of La Jolla. The bank was sold ...

In '07, U-T Owner's Law Firm Helped Shield Tiger, Says Journal

Lavely & Singer, the law firm for Union-Tribune owner Platinum Equity, as well as for Hollywood celebrities, helped bargain a ...

San Diego Unemployment Drops to 10.3% in November

The San Diego County unemployment rate dropped to 10.3% in November from a revised 10.7% in October, according to the ...

Borrego Clubs Extend Shutdown Dates until Jan. 8

The Borrego Ranch Resort & Spa (formerly Casa del Zorro) and adjoining Montesoro Golf & Social Club (formerly Rams Hill), ...

Suppose Tiger DOES Play at Torrey Pines

The gossip mills are saying this afternoon (Dec. 16) that Tiger Woods's wife, Elin Nordegren, has been conspicuously flashing to ...

This Is How Bad It Is in Tourism

Surprised by the woes at Hard Rock Hotel or the Natural History Museum? Consider this: Jerry Morrison, hotel guru in ...

Natural History Museum Bonds Lowered to Junk Status

According to Bloomberg.com, the Moody's credit rating on San Diego Natural History Museum bonds has been lowered four notches to ...

Editor & Publisher, Kirkus Reviews Closing

More bad news for the written word: Editor & Publisher, the magazine chronicling the news industry for more than a ...

Sempra, RBS Consider Selling Commodities Trading Unit

San Diego's Sempra Energy and the deeply troubled Royal Bank of Scotland are exploring sale of their Connecticut-based commodities trading ...

Has Tiger Woods Hired Platinum Equity's Law Firm?

Today's (Dec. 8) Wall Street Journal says that "according to people familiar with the situation," scandal-plagued golfer Tiger Woods has ...

Suit Claims Fraud at Hard Rock Hotel

The trendy Hard Rock Hotel San Diego at the entrance of the Gaslamp District, and one block from Petco Park, ...

San Diego Discussing Ways to Pump Public Money into Chargers

The City and the County are discussing ways to pump taxpayer money into a downtown Chargers stadium, according to a ...

Kittles Got $3.15 Million in cash for Rhoades School

The Nobel Learning Communities of West Chester, Pennsylvania, has reported in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that ...

Brandes Gives Up on Newspapers

Brandes Investment Partners, the San Diego money manager that has come on hard times, appears to have thrown in the ...

San Diego "Green" Company a Fraud, Says SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission today (Dec. 4) charged San Diego's Nova Gen Company, its current chief executive Margaret Grey, ...

Good Employment News Breaks Pattern: Dollar, Stocks Rise Together

For months, U.S. stocks, commodities, and bonds have all risen as the dollar has dropped against other currencies. The word ...

Local Lead Indicators Continue Rise

The lead indicators of the San Diego economy, compiled by Alan Gin of the University of San Diego, continued rising ...