Scam Diego Entries for July, 2010

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This Crisis Is New? The City Confessed Six Years Ago

On Friday, city council agreed to put a sales tax increase in front of the voters if several modest financial ...

In San Diego, Sherrod Says She'll Sue Breitbart

At a National Association of Black Journalists convention in San Diego today (July 29), ousted Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod ...

Did Somebody Change the Charter?

San Diego City Charter Section 80 states that the City can't appropriate money for a contract, agreement or other obligation ...

Gin's Lead Indicators Still Rising Moderately

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

Qualcomm's Jacobs One of Biggest Earners of Decade

Irwin Mark Jacobs, a founder of San Diego's Qualcomm, raked in $436.8 million total compensation in the 1999-2008 period, making ...

San Diego Soars in May Case-Shiller Data

San Diego's home values jumped 12.4% from May of last year to this May, according to Case-Shiller data released this ...

Journal Puts Floatopia on Page One

The sober-sided Wall Street Journal, which regularly follows offshore banks, is now following offshore booze. In this weekend's Journal (Sat./Sun. ...

Lest We Forget: Pension Woes Worse Than Ever

With all the City's other problems, the pension woes have seemingly dropped down the "Do" list. But Mike Aguirre, former ...

San Diego News Network Pulls the Plug

San Diego News Network (SDNN) informed its workers today (July 20) that it is going out of business. If there ...

Suit Challenges Lid on City Workers' Healthcare Costs

Last month, attorney Michael Conger filed a suit challenging the city council's 2009 placing of a cap on retiree health ...

Federal Government Ordered to Pay $3 Million to De La Fuente

The Court of Federal Claims has ordered the federal government to pay the family of Roque De La Fuente II ...

Stocks of For-Profit Colleges Zoom on Rumors

Stocks of for-profit colleges, which have been hit hard of late, are soaring today on rumors that the Department of ...

Nextwave's Reverse Split Not Working

In the stock market, a reverse split reduces the number of outstanding shares and is supposed to increase the price-per-share ...

Cunningham Says Local Economic Recovery Losing Momentum

Kelly Cunningham, economist for the National University System Institute for Policy Research, says in his July "Economic Ledger" that the ...

June Unemployment Back up to 10.5%

The unemployment rate for San Diego County jumped to 10.5% in June, up from a revised 10.1% in May, according ...

Ballpark Study Confesses: "We Hastened and Greatly Worsened the Glut"

It's amazing how perpetual fudgers and fabricators sometimes let the truth slip out. So it is with the purported analysis ...

Consultants Deliver What Those Paying the Bills Want

"It's very cozy in San Diego," chuckles Heywood Sanders, professor of public administration at the University of Texas at San ...

U-T Doesn't Identify Paid Consultant

The Union-Tribune is up to its old tricks. On today's front page (July 14) is a rave review, claiming that ...

Hmmm. Lucchino Lauds Private Ballpark Financing

Hypocrisy, thy name is Larry Lucchino. A column in the Tuesday (July 13) Wall Street Journal lauds the Boston Red ...

Furlough Program to Knock 4.6% from Port Workers' Pay

The San Diego Unified Port District announced a work furlough program today (July 12) to begin Friday and last through ...

Little Italy Association Recommended for Parking Contract

The Budget/Finance & Administration Committee of Centre City Development Corp. (CCDC) yesterday (July 9) recommended that Little Italy Association get ...

Judge Confirms Ruling; Sanders Must Give Deposition

Superior Court Judge John S. Meyer confirmed today (July 9) his tentative ruling of yesterday. In the matter of Kessler ...

How Lobbyist Tried to Sway Pat Kruer

The Los Angeles Times today (July 9) tells how Los Angeles area lobbyist Susan McCabe aggressively tried to get San ...

Tentative Ruling: Sanders Must Give Deposition

Judge John S. Meyer ruled tentatively today (July 8) that Mayor Jerry Sanders can be deposed in the case of ...

Sense and Nonsense

One reason San Diego is technically insolvent is that nonsensical arguments have dominated decision-making for years. In the Union-Tribune the ...

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