Scam Diego Entries for April, 2011

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Ailing Callaway May Buy Conglomerate's Golf Business

Reuters is reporting that Carlsbad's Callaway Golf, which has just reported poor earnings and prospects, may join with Wall Street's ...

State Bar Yanks License of Carlsbad's Michael Pines

Michael Pines, the Carlsbad lawyer who has advised clients to break into their homes after they have been foreclosed upon, ...

Case-Shiller Home Data Dismal -- Even in San Diego

February home value data from Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller strongly suggest a coming double-dip nationally. The composite of 20 major metro ...

Judge Grants Injunction to End NFL Lockout. Victory for Players

According to the New York Times today (April 25), Minnesota federal judge Susan Richard Nelson granted players an injunction to ...

Fire Department Compensation Far Higher than Private Sector's: Study

Councilmembers Carl DeMaio and Lorie Zapf today (April 21) released a study that purports to show that Fire Department compensation ...

Pessimism Worst in Two Years, Says Poll

The New York Times/CBS poll said today (April 21) that the nation's economic mood has sunk to its lowest in ...

$1 Million Targeted for Homeless Will Be Diverted to L.A. Football Stadium

According to LA Weekly News, $1 million in federal block grants intended to help the Skid Row homeless in Los ...

Home Prices May Have Bottomed. But...

Radar Logic, which tracks national home values, notes that San Diego home prices rose 3% from January to February, but ...

Qualcomm Reports Great Earnings, Helps Lift Market

San Diego-based Qualcomm reported smashing quarterly earnings today (April 20). So did Apple Computer. Qualcomm's chips are inside Apple's iPhone ...

Major League Baseball Will Run Dodgers

Major League Baseball is taking control of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a once-solid team that is paralyzed by the extremely ...

Frye Gets Highest Grade on Environmental Voting

The League of Conservation Voters, San Diego, today (April 20) released its grades for councilmembers and the mayor for 2010. ...

Some Copley Retirees May -- Repeat, MAY -- Get Refunds

In 2006, Copley Newspapers offered an early retirement package to a group of veteran employees. The company warned that if ...

Gores Brothers Finalists in Bidding for Warner Music

Los Angeles entrepreneurs Alec and Tom Gores are reported this morning (April 18) to be among three final bidders for ...

Ex-IRS Agent Turned Tax Preparer Nailed for Laundering

Steven Martinez, a former Internal Revenue Service agent who has been running a tax preparation business, was arrested today (April ...

Local Unemployment Rate Up, but Jobs Rise

The San Diego County unemployment rate rose to 10.2% in March from a revised 10.1% in February, according to the ...

Online Advertising Overtakes Newspapers, Cable TV

Online advertising expanded by 15% last year to $26 billion, according to the industry annual report prepared by accounting firm ...

Orange County Loses Fight against Deputy Sheriff Pensions

Orange County's four-year fight against the so-called "3% at 50" pension plan for deputy sheriffs ended abruptly yesterday (April 13) ...

San Diegan Canned for Airing NFL Sex Bombshells

San Diego resident Gary Plummer, who has been the San Francisco 49ers radio color commentator for 12 years, got the ...

Former USD Players, Assistant Coach Indicted for Point Shaving

Two former University of San Diego basketball players and a former assistant coach have been indicted on allegations of participating ...

North County Times Parent Selling Junk Bonds to Survive

The Wall Street Journal this morning (April 11) tells how Lee Enterprises, the severely debt-laden parent of the North County ...

How Washington Post Licks Boots of Federal Government

Glenn Greenwald of Salon.com wrote a brilliant article Sunday (April 10) on how the parent of the Washington Post must ...

Qualcomm's Jacobs 26th Highest-Paid Executive

Paul E. Jacobs, 48, who succeeded his father as chief executive officer of Qualcomm in 2005, was the 26th best-paid ...

Tax Preparer Gets 11 Years in Slammer

Saleh Mahmoud Zahran was sentenced today (April 8) to 11 years in prison for income tax evasion, multiple filings of ...

Union-Tribune Owner Buys Detroit Pistons

According to the Detroit News, Tom Gores and his Beverly Hills-based investment firm, Platinum Equity, have announced today (April 8) ...

Parking Grosses $430,000 Per Chargers Game

The City of San Diego yesterday (April 7) put out a request for proposal for companies to bid on parking ...

Cunningham Says He Couldn't Have Had Sex; He Was "Almost Impotent"

Former North County Congressman Randy (Duke) Cunningham has sent a letter from prison to blog Talking Points Memo and other ...

Japan Hit by Second Quake

Early reports today (April 7) indicate Japan has been hit by another earthquake, although it is not as severe as ...

SD Workforce Index Rises Sharply

The San Diego Workforce Index, assembled by the Workforce Partnership, spurted 1% in February, its biggest jump since November, 2009. ...

Bridgepoint Most Shorted U.S. Stock

San Diego's Bridgepoint Education, the for-profit university under Congressional attack as well as government investigation, is the most heavily shorted ...

State Bar Seeks to Yank License of Anti-Foreclosure Attorney

According to the California Bar Journal, the State Bar has filed to lift the law license of Carlsbad attorney Michael ...

Top Exec Pay Soars; Average Worker Barely Staying Even

USA Today, working with data from Governance Metrics International, reports that last year, chief executive compensation soared by 27%, while ...

Gene Ray Makes Hall of Fame. Hmmm

Gene Ray has become the ninth local executive to make the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, which is sponsored by Connect, ...

U.S. Job Gains Top Estimate; Unemployment Rate 8.8%

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a two-year low of 8.8% in March. According to the Labor Department, the nation ...