Scam Diego Entries for April, 2010

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U-T Puffs up Bridgepoint. Uh, Look Further

I suppose it was inevitable that the Union-Tribune would pen a fluff piece this morning (April 30) on Bridgepoint Education, ...

La Jolla Officials Get Advice from Li Mandri

Members of La Jolla Town Council recently took a trip to Little Italy to study the work of controversial Marco ...

Utility Customers get $400 Million from Sempra Settlement

California utility customers will get $400 million in refunds from San Diego-based Sempra Energy, stemming from the 2000-2001 energy crisis. ...

Local Lead Indicators Continue Rising

The lead indicators of the San Diego economy, compiled by Alan Gin of the University of San Diego, rose to ...

San Diego Shines Amid Gloomy Housing News

"San Diego was the only market that continued to show improvement in home prices between January and February," says Standard ...

Fabiani Joins Goldman Sachs Cleanup Team

San Diego Chargers spokesman Mark Fabiani has joined the crisis response team of Wall Street's beleaguered Goldman Sachs, according to ...

U-T Circulation Continues Fall. Ditto for Other Southern California Dailies

Union-Tribune Monday-Friday paid circulation dropped to 249,630 for the six months ended March 31, down from 261,235 for same period ...

"VA" May Not Be What It Seems

CNNMoney.com reported this month on what it called a "new legal trick: fake hospital sites for finding clients." A writer ...

Remember: Most Scams Are Legal

Wall Street's Goldman Sachs vows to fight recent fraud charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission. In short, Goldman put ...

Developers Bankrolling "Strong Mayor" Campaign

The League of Women Voters on its website (www.lwvsandiego.org) shows that real estate developers are throwing wads of money at ...

City Threatens to Sue Promote La Jolla BID

The city attorney's office has notified Promote La Jolla, a business improvement district which has been accused of accounting irregularities ...

Qualcomm Stock Belted after Profit Report

Investors are shooting down stock of telecom superstar Qualcomm in after-hours trading (1.29 p.m.) The stock is down 6.76%% to ...

County Employees Warned of Possible Security Breach

AmeriChoice, which services County of San Diego health programs, has warned employees of a possible security breach. In a letter ...

Artworks Owned by Copley Press Go to Auction

Copley Press continues to shed assets. A.N. Abell Auction Co. of Los Angeles on Thursday (April 22) begins auctioning works ...

Craig Biddick Expelled from Brokerage Business

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), which has jurisdiction over securities broker-dealers and registered representatives, has banned Craig Biddick from ...

Michael Fanghella Seeking $150,000 Job

A former executive from Rancho Santa Fe, Michael Fanghella, has posted his resume online. He wants a "CEO consultancy" position ...

Local Unemployment Rate Back to 11%

The unemployment rate in San Diego County rose to 11% in March from 10.7% in February, although employment increased by ...

Taxpayers Absorb Cost of Highly Paid Players

Today's (April 13) Wall Street Journal has an op-ed piece showing how highly paid professional athletes essentially get their money ...

Last of SPAWAR Defendants Sentenced to Prison

Gary Alexander, a former branch head at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) was sentenced today (April 12) to ...

Kittle to Take News Slot at KUSI-TV

Bob Kittle, former chief editorial writer for the Union-Tribune, confirmed today (April 12) that he will become director of programming ...

San Diegans Dominate Delinquent Tax List

The California Franchise Tax Board has released its list of major individuals and corporations with the largest tax delinquencies. Three ...

Tom Blair Leaving San Diego Magazine

Tom Blair is ending his 15-year reign as editor of San Diego Magazine, according to SanDiego.com. Yesterday (April 9) he ...

Copley Library Goes for Steep Discount

The La Jolla Light has reported that the Copley Library in La Jolla has been sold for $3.75 million. It ...

Judge Dumps Criminal Pension Charges

U.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez yesterday (April 6) dismissed fraud charges against five former San Diego pension system members ...

Did Sanders Order Detective Reprimanded?

New filings in the case of Scott Kessler versus City of San Diego suggest Mayor Jerry Sanders played an even ...

Qualcomm CEO: Pay Down Slightly While Profits Plunge

The New York Times published today (April 4) its performance assessment of the highest-paid 30 corporate executives in the U.S. ...

Bersin Didn't Fill Out Certain Domestic Worker Forms, Says Mag

American Shipper Magazine, a reputable trade publication, says that San Diegan Alan Bersin did not fill out I-9 forms from ...

NY Times Knocks Company Copley Used to Fight Unemployment Claims

A major story in this morning's (April 4) New York Times raises serious questions about a company named Talx, which ...

Frye Thwarts Preposterous Proposed Ballot Language

Can you imagine the cost of a new council district being zero? This is exactly what Mayor Jerry Sanders's office ...

Bearded Man Denied Entry into U.S.

A 22-year old man with a beard was denied entry into the U.S. Friday night at the San Ysidro port ...

County's Job Loss One of Worst in U.S.

San Diego County lost 88,300 jobs in the year ended Sept of 2009, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data ...

SD Landlords Doing Fine

You may be hurting, but your landlord is doing great. "It is pretty hard to find a better place to ...

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