Scam Diego Entries for January, 2009

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Two Congressmen Say Citigroup Shouldn't Pay NY Mets $400 Million for Naming Rights When Sucking $350 Billion from Federal Government

Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich and Republican Rep. Ted Poe have sent a letter to New York beggar-bank Citigroup, saying that ...

Alan Gin's USD Leading Indicators of San Diego Economy Continue Plunging

The University of San Diego leading indicators of the San Diego economy continue plummeting. According to calculations of economist Alan ...

Guess Who's San Diego's Newest Author: Michael Ellis of Metabolife, Writing from Prison

Michael Ellis, the former head of Metabolife, is at Taft Federal Prison in California until mid-February. When he gets out, ...

L.A. Times Says Chargers Closer to Moving North. Fabiani Suggests It's True

The Los Angeles Times has been reporting this week that the Chargers may be closer to a move to that ...

San Diego Home Prices Down 38 Percent from Peak Three Years Ago

November home prices in the 20 major metro areas were down a record 18.2 percent compared with a year earlier, ...

Stock of Charlotte Russe, Retailer That May Sell Itself, Comes Down Sharply

On Wednesday (Jan. 21), Charlotte Russe, retailer of fashion merchandise to females in their teens and twenties, shot up to ...

San Diego Rent Declines Are 22nd Highest Among Major Metro Areas

San Diego metro area apartment rents dropped 2 percent through last year -- the 22nd largest decline among large U.S. ...

Unemployment Jumps to 7.4 Percent in December. Retail, Publishing, Construction Off Sharply

San Diego County unemployment hit 7.4 percent in December, up from a revised 6.9 percent in November, and up from ...

Brandes Investment Partners Still Underperforming Sharply, Losing Clients

San Diego's money management firm Brandes Investment Partners continues its string of disastrous investments, particularly in financial and newspaper companies. ...

This Year's Super Bowl Will Be Spelled G-A-N-G-S-T-E-R, No Matter Who Plays

No matter what two teams play in this year's Super Bowl Feb. 1, the relationships of National Football League owners ...

Union-Tribune Slashing Wages and Benefits, Warning of More Staff Reductions

Union-Tribune President Gene Bell today (Jan. 16) sent a memo to staffers outlining draconian salary and benefits cuts and warning ...

LA Times Editor Says Online Ad Revenue Enough to Cover Entire Print and Online Payroll

Columnist Jeff Jarvis of the UK's Guardian publication quotes the editor of the Los Angeles Times saying that online ad ...

Fabiani Is Principal in New Consulting Firm Featuring Both Republicans and Democrats

Political consultants who have furiously battled each other for years have founded a new consulting firm, LFM campaigns, in Sacramento, ...

New York's Ponzi Scheme Wins for Size, but San Diego's Wins for Investor Gullibility

New York authorities are working through Bernie Madoff's $50 billion Ponzi scheme. Today (Jan. 12), a San Diego federal judge ...

Union-Tribune Now Telling Employees of "Audience Reach," Not Circulation

For years, the Union-Tribune in its house organ, Inside Edition, gave employees an update on circulation. But as circulation declined ...

Chargers' Fabiani Admits in Article That San Diego Is Bankrupt or Heading in That Direction

A quintessential establishment member, Mark Fabiani, Chargers counsel, admits in the Jan. 12 issue of Sports Business Journal that "Government ...

When Chargers Play in Super Bowl, They Will be Supported by Wall Street's Bears, Despite Tarnished Indicator

Even before the Denver game, I said the Chargers could make the Super Bowl. Now I am even more of ...

If Vegas Can Get Federal Stimulus Money for Organized Crime Museum, Will Chargers Demand Funds for Stadium?

Las Vegas is planning a $50 million mob museum featuring the exploits of multifarious gangsters who launched the gambling industry ...

Chula Vista and Gaylord, Now Separated, Singing the Blues

Chula Vista has declared itself in a fiscal emergency. This means it is bleeding so much it could ask the ...

Copley Press Sells Posh Condos in Ballpark District to Owner David Copley. The Deal Raises Questions

Reader document sleuth Matt Potter has come up with information that should interest anxiety-ridden Union-Tribune employees. They had cocked their ...

Warner Springs Ranch Ousts Board, Possibly Opening Way for Pala Band to Buy Back Ancestral Homeland

Members of North County's financially-troubled Warner Springs Ranch have successfully ousted the board by a vote ratio of more than ...

Jeff Moorad, Former Players' Agent, Says He Has Reached Agreement in Principle to Purchase Padres

Jeff Moorad has resigned as chief executive officer of the Arizona Diamondbacks and says he has an agreement in principle ...

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