News Ticker Entries for August, 2012

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Has the Ghost of Jerry Dominelli Returned?

Within the last week, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has charged two San Diego County speculators with plundering funds from ...

Investor Says NextWave Price Too Low

An investor sued NextWave Wireless in Delaware Chancery Court today (Aug. 31), stating that the $600 million that AT&T has ...

More MEK money fallout: Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein paid $12,000 for speech

The Mujahadin-e Khalq - an Iranian exile group opposed to the current regime there and backed by Democratic congressman and ...

San Diego County's Last Legal Marijuana Dispensary Forced Out of Business

It's the final countdown for the Mother Earth Dispensary, the only legal-- according to county and state laws-- medical marijuana ...

Escondido Man Admits He Seduced a 12-Yr-Old Girl

Christopher Bradley Nutt, 24, admitted sexual intercourse and taking photographs of a 12-year-old girl in a plea deal he signed ...

Chargers 16th Biggest Political Donor

Alex Spanos, severely ailing owner of the San Diego Chargers, has given $37,800 to this year's political campaign. That makes ...

Book Criticizing San Diego Wins Top Award

The American Political Science Association has given its Best Book of 2011 award to "Paradise Plundered: Fiscal Crisis and Governance ...

San Diego and soft money: County residents donate more than $4 million to Obama and Romney Super PACs

Doug Manchester isn't the only resident of San Diego County digging deep into their pocket book in support of Mitt ...

UT owner Doug Manchester gives $63,816 to Romney Super PAC bringing total donations to $118,816

When Doug Manchester, hotel magnate turned media mogul, backs a candidate he doesn't mess around. Manchester, owner of San Diego's ...

State Sends "Warning Letter" to Conservative Judicial Candidate After Audit

Craig Candelore, who was part of a failed conservative charge against San Diego's judicial establishment two years ago, has been ...

Public presentation on revised Lane Field hotel project

The Port of San Diego has announced a meeting to be held tomorrow, August 30, to discuss the conceptual plans ...

Items Seized During Killgore Murder Investigation

A judge has released lists of items found during the investigation of the death of a young woman who was ...

Encinitas Man Accused of Shooting at Two Neighbors

An 43-year-old man was charged with attempted murder for allegedly firing a gun at his neighbors in Encinitas. Stephen Clay ...

Alleged Escondido Gangster Made a Plea Deal

A man accused of violent gang activity in Escondido pled out to a reckless driving charge, in court yesterday. Alexander ...

Woman Accused of Attempted Murder Bailed Out

A woman accused of trying to suffocate a 92-year-old man had her bail lowered and got out of jail last ...

Thieving Bookkeeper Ordered to Pay Taxes

A dishonest bookkeeper was sent to prison for 5 years and 8 months for stealing more than a million dollars ...

Mitt Romney's brother-in-law, a GOP convention delegate, named in San Diego medical malpractice case

Carlsbad eye surgeon James A. Davies, the younger brother of Ann Romney, tonight's main speaker at the Republican convention that ...

Hilton management uses assault, intimidation in attempt to silence protesters

The non-profit Employee Rights Center this afternoon attempted to stage a press conference near the Hilton hotel in Mission Valley ...

Alleged rapist found in Tijuana returned to New Hampshire

A man who fled his 2010 rape trial in New Hampshire was recently arrested in Tijuana during a drug raid ...

10News says message prohibiting comments is inaccurate

10News is not banning comments from their website despite the message that says otherwise, says station general manager, Jeff Block. ...

Fuel to be removed from San Onofre reactor

Further confirming that a restart of operations is unlikely to occur in the immediate future, plant operator Southern California Edison ...

Government Bans Self-Proclaimed "Visionary Tax Attorney"

A federal court judge has permanently banned Scott A. Waage, San Diego attorney, and his law firm, from preparing federal ...

La Jolla resident convicted of selling compromised cancer treatment drugs

La Jollan James Newcomb has been sentenced to two years in prison for providing adulterated cancer drugs to a doctor ...

Baja resort developers resubmit plan

Developers of a potential mega-resort north of Los Cabos have resubmitted their plans to construct the controversial tourist destination. President ...

San Diego Home Values Nudge Up

San Diego County home values rose 1.1% from May to June, according to Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller data released this morning ...

Co-Defendants in Murder Case Have Baby

A woman charged in a high-profile murder case has reportedly given birth to the child of one of her co-defendants, ...

San Diego has third best job growth rate in the Country

Are the number of jobs in San Diego on the rise? Research professor, Lee McPheters of the W. P. Carey ...

Man Guilty of Escondido Crime Spree Gets 74 Years

He was 18-years-old the night he committed rape and robbery and seven other felonies, in May of 2011. This morning, ...

A Pair of Heroin Problems

Krystyna James was back in court today for another heroin matter. She was in court last year for heroin possession ...

Four San Diego lawyers give $40,000 to anti-death penalty measure

The big San Diego cash just keeps on coming for Proposition 34, the measure on November's ballot to overturn California's ...

Americans excelling for Club Tijuana

Four United States citizens are currently playing for the popular Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente futbol team; two of those ...

San Diego Among "Distressed" Metro Areas

The CredAbility consumer distress index tracks the financial condition of American households, says the publication Business Insider. There are five ...

Busy weekend for DUI crackdowns

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department kept busy over the weekend by posting various checkpoints around the county, with “DUI/Driver License ...

Might Murderer Holmes Have Had "Dysphoric Mania?"

The New York Times tomorrow (Aug. 27) features a long story by four reporters on James Holmes, who murdered 12 ...

Minor Fender Bender in Imperial Beach Sends Woman to Hospital

A woman claims she was dragged and thrown to the ground by a car after she tried to stop the ...

Internal Revenue Service suspends Scott Kaplan and Billy Ray Smith's nonprofit Great Friends Foundation

Scott Kaplan and Billy Ray Smith's non-profit, Great Friends Foundation, won't be granting scholarships to any children of military families ...

Romney/Ryan and the New Padres Owners

"Oh what a tangled web we weave..." You know the rest of the classic sentence. Right now, it appears the ...

Cyclist Landis Will Repay His Defrauded Donors

Former professional cyclist Floyd Landis appeared in federal court today (Aug. 24) and admitted he had defrauded 1,765 individuals who ...

Another San Diegan jumps on anti union political withholding bandwagon

La Jolla financier R. B. "Buzz" Woolley is not the only well-heeled San Diego county resident to give big bucks ...

Supporters of genetically modified food labeling make their case

Tom Newmark and Jeffrey Smith made the last San Diego stop on their Speaking Out for Healthier Food lecture tour ...

Bob Filner changes position on Balboa Park Plan, tells Voice of San Diego he will support Council's decision

For opponents of Irwin Jacob's Balboa Park makeover plan, the news came as a bombshell. Democratic Congressman Bob Filner, who ...

Defense Contractors Charged with North Island Bribery

The U.S. Attorney's office today (Aug. 23) announced the unsealing of an indictment charging two defense contractors and one company ...

House Democrat Susan Davis runs up big free travel tab

It's semi-official: San Diego Democratic Congresswoman Susan Davis is number 17 on the list of the House and Senate's biggest-spending ...

San Diego had surplus power even during recent heat wave

Statements from the California Independent Systems Operator (CAISO) concerning the stress put on the region’s power grid by the heat ...

500 San Diego pot farms busted in last 5 years

Authorities have busted over 500 marijuana farms throughout San Diego County in the last five years, resulting in the eradication ...

Fiscal Cliff Could Hit San Diego Hard

If Congress can't reach a compromise on the 2012/2013 fiscal cliff -- rising taxes, falling spending -- San Diego could ...

Stratfor emails suggest the U.S. negotiated Sinaloa and AFO truce

Earlier this year, Wikileaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files, which consists of over 5 million emails from the Austin, ...

New killer whale at Sea World has shown aggression toward trainers

Sea World San Diego has taken possession of a new killer whale, bringing the number of orcas in local captivity ...

Democratic political committees outspending GOP counterparts in TV ad buys in race for 52nd Congressional District

The race for the 52nd congressional district seat has been closely watched on both sides of the aisle. Democrats believe ...

Liquor store customers assist in preventing robbery

Twenty-four year-old Javier Santos was surprised by a show of force from the cashier and patrons of Mr. A’s Liquor ...

San Diego Wants to Extend Red Light Camera Ticketing, Bid Document Reveals

The city of San Diego intends to continue its controversial red light photo traffic ticketing system, but a decision on ...

Lawsuits loom if Prop 37 passes, say opponents of labeling genetically modified foods

Yesterday, we featured information on a series of lectures presented by supporters of Proposition 37, which would require the labeling ...

New hotel plans presented for Lane Field site

Developers have come forward with a plan to build a 400-room high rise hotel at the corner of Broadway and ...

Auditor Confirms It: Convention Center Attendance Figures Misleading

City Auditor Eduardo Luna today (Aug. 21) confirmed what the nation's ranking expert on convention centers, Prof. Heywood Sanders, told ...

Suspect busted with over $1million cash owned restaurant in Tijuana

Sunday night, August 19th, over $1 million in cash was seized in Tijuana after two suspects were pulled over by ...

Plea Deals in O'side Home Invasion Robbery

Four men accused of attempting a home-invasion robbery made plea deals today, in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse. Andrew ...

Woman Denies Trying to Suffocate 90-Yr-Old Man

A 60-year-old woman accused of trying to kill a 92-year-old man last week was charged with attempted murder and felony ...

San Diego Home Value, Rent Growth Lag Other Metro Areas

Nationally, July home values in major metro markets rose 1.2% from a year ago, according to Zillow.com. But San Diego's ...

H-1B "Body Shop" Wins Whistleblower Suit

A federal judge in Alabama yesterday (Aug. 20) dismissed a lawsuit by an American employee of India's Infosys, a so-called ...

New Charges and Details in Brittany Killgore Murder

A prosecutor filed new paperwork today, making new allegations against three persons charged in the death of Brittany Killgore, a ...

Fighting President Obama's eligibility is a lucrative venture: IRS forms reveals big revenues for United States Justice Foundation

On August 9, the United States Justice Foundation, a conservative legal advocacy group run by Superior Court Judge-elect and member ...

DeMaio Already Out Buying TV Advertising Spots for Campaign

San Diego may still be in the dog days of summer, but GOP mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio is quietly ramping ...

Community gateway sign proposed for Barrio Logan

Caltrans and the Port of San Diego are planning public meetings concerning the erection of a new community sign that ...

New report confirms massive drop in Baja California homicides

A new report that was done by the Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Geografia (INEGI or National Institute of Statistics ...

Prop 37 supporters to host lectures on genetically modified food

Supporters of Proposition 37, which would require the labeling of genetically modified food, are partnering with the Institute for Responsible ...

Man Who Stabbed His Date in Escondido Sentenced

Alexander John Twedt, 30, was sentenced to 16 years in state prison this afternoon. In a plea deal, Twedt admitted ...

James Cameron Hollywood In Court Today

A young man with an unusual name made a felony plea deal in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse today. ...

Sycamore Landfill may have more land to fill

On Thursday, San Diego planning commissioners will consider a proposal to add 26 acres of designated open space to the ...

Man who threatened to blow up San Diego courthouse arrested in Tijuana

A man who threatened to blow up the federal courthouse in San Diego was apprehended in Tijuana on Sunday, August ...

Among Late Filers, Issa Discloses Huge Loans, Filner Reveals Mortgages and Free Trips

The deadline for annual personal financial disclosure statements filed each year by members of Congress is May 15, but extensions ...

Nuclear regulators consider nationwide study on health risks

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering an epidemiological study on the affect living near nuclear power plants has on cancer ...

Inmates killed, injured on freeway cleanup duty

Two inmates of Calipatria State Prison in Imperial Valley were injured, one of them fatally, while working as part of ...

Margarito reveals retirement reason

Antonio “El Tornado de Tijuana” Margarito, a beloved professional boxer in Baja and much of Mexico, finally revealed the reason ...

Community/Labor forum blasts Prop 32

A Better San Diego, a non-profit consisting of community, faith, and labor-backed groups hosted its monthly breakfast forum yesterday, this ...

Nephew To Former Sweetwater Superintendent Pleads Guilty

Willie Gandara Junior, pleaded guilty August 17 in a federal court in El Paso, Texas to drug trafficking conspiracy charges. ...

Poway Commodities Peddler Nailed

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has revealed that federal court has instituted a consent order against Poway's Douglas Elsworth ...

Sixty-Year-Old Woman Accused of Attacking 92-Yr-Old

A 60-year-old woman was arrested yesterday evening, suspected of putting a pillow over the face of a 92-year-old man while ...

"Nervous" Gangster Made a Deal

A young man known as “Nervous” to his homies in Fallbrook made a plea deal and was sentenced to one ...

Four-Year-Old Shooting Incident Delayed Again

It was the evening of November 1, 2007 when police officers from Orange County reportedly fired on a man driving ...

SEC Chasing Alleged Mining Fraud Involving San Diegans

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against a group of penny stock players for setting up shell ...

Ailing UCAN Asks CPUC for Survival Help

Troubled watchdog Utility Consumers' Action Network (UCAN) today (Aug. 17) asked the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for creation of ...

Assembly Committee Vice-Chaired by Diane Harkey Shelves Bill to Ban Special Interest Gifts to Legislators

Once again, a bill by GOP state Sen. Sam Blakeslee to ban gifts to California legislators by the state's special ...

SD Unemployment Rate 9.2% in July

San Diego County lost 4,400 nonfarm jobs from June to July, as the unemployment rate dipped to 9.2% from a ...

2011 Tax Forms Show a Shortage of Revenues and Increased Expenses At Voice of San Diego

In recent years there's been no shortage of praise for online investigative news site Voice of San Diego. The non-profit ...

DeMaio's Apartment Association Endorsement: Move Toward or Away From the Center?

Bob Filner’s mayoral campaign is on the offensive again, this time taking aim at Wednesday’s endorsement of opponent Carl DeMaio ...

Man Charged With Hosting Alcohol Party For Minors

A man suspected of hosting a party at his employer’s warehouse last month and charging minors a fee to enter ...

Trapped Migrants Rescued from Sewer

A group of eight migrants became trapped in a sewer in Tijuana while they were attempting to cross into the ...

Qualcomm's Jacobs Saved $1.58 Million from Bush Tax Cuts

Paul Jacobs, chief executive of Qualcomm, was among the major U.S. top executives saving the most last year because of ...

El Cajon Electrical Engineer Financed Son's Failed Judicial Bid with $141,230

Teenagers looking to borrow the car from good old dad can probably relate to Sacramento attorney Keven Star, who got ...

SDPD Detective's Role As Press-Pass Monitor Questioned in Lawsuit

Getting into a press conference should be a relatively simple task for members of the media. Well, not in San ...

Reintroducing California Condors to Baja Mountains

A ten year-old program to reintroduce California condors to the wild in the Sierra de San Pedro Martir mountains in ...

Romanian Drug Trafficker Apprehended in Calexico

A wanted drug trafficker from Romania was apprehended near Calexico while trying to enter the United States on Saturday, August ...

Sheriff: Encinitas Woman Walking Dog was Accosted

A woman identified as “Paulina” was walking her dog in Encinitas last week when a man jumped out of hiding ...

Planning Commissioner and U-T San Diego Columnist Admits Income Disclosure Violations

Yet another member of the San Diego city planning commission has admitted that he failed to fully disclose his personal ...

Casino Scammers All Made Plea Deals

A scam in which cash was taken out of local casinos’ ATM machines using fake credit cards has ended with ...

San Diego Mayor's Wife, Top Aide, and Irwin Jacobs Give Big to Barack Obama

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney may have a nice house on the beach in La Jolla, but a few ...

Judge Orders Persistent Shoplifter Held

Court files suggest Nhu Quynh Truong is a persistent shoplifter. Most recently the young woman, only 23 years old, has ...

Survey Says 24% of Voters Switch Mayoral Allegiance After Balboa Park Water Fight

A new Survey USA poll commissioned by KGTV San Diego is being touted by Carl DeMaio campaign manager Ryan Clumpner ...

Over Half of Baja’s Police Yet to be Evaluated

An estimated 55% of state and local police in Baja California are yet to take mandatory evaluations that were implemented ...

Electric Rate Reductions Sought Over San Onofre Closure

Customers of San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison should have their utility bills cut, says California Public ...

Locker Room Talk May Get Her Job — but Not With Padres

Job applicant Taylor Grey Meyer's earthy retort to the Padres has gone viral on the web, and been picked up ...

After the Christmas Party, Fight w the Boss

Oscar and Miguel said they enjoyed a “Posada” or Christmas party last December which was hosted by their employer. They ...

Bridgepoint's PAC Keeps up Political Pace, Contributes to Paul Ryan

Bridgepoint Education, Inc., the controversial San Diego-based for-profit education conglomerate, is one of the city's biggest donors of political cash ...

Atheists Say They're Locked Out, Doomsday Christian Preacher Welcomed at Camp Pendleton

Atheist groups American Atheists Inc. and the Freedom from Religion Foundation, along with religious freedom advocates Military Religious Freedom Foundation, ...

Tommy Lee Takes A Ride On The Whale-Side in Another Letter To SeaWorld

The killer whale wars between SeaWorld and drummer Tommy Lee continues. The feud has developed into an exchange of one ...

New SOHO Lawsuit Challenges Plaza de Panama Plan

Save Our Heritage Organisation, which has long been vocal in its opposition to the plan to transform Balboa Park’s Plaza ...

Three Local Lawyers Disbarred

The State Bar of California has disbarred three local attorneys, primarily for misbehavior in loan modification cases. Kent C. Wilson ...

Carlsbad Woman Charged with Shooting Husband

Julie Elizabeth Harper, 39, was charged in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse today with murdering her husband with a ...

Child Abuser Gets 475-Years-To-Life in Prison

An Oceanside man convicted of abusing multiple girls under ten years of age over a period of years was sentenced ...

DA Asks for Witnesses to Step Forward

The DA’s office has asked that anyone who may have witnessed lewd acts or a scuffle at the Del Mar ...

New Gas Power Plants May Be Built at Huntington Beach Site

The California Energy Commission is reviewing a proposal to build two new natural gas power plants on the site of ...

Drug Trafficker Busted in Spain Worked for PRI, Has Ties to Baja California Sur

On Friday, August 10th, four Mexican citizens were arrested in Madrid, Spain for attempting to smuggle a large amount of ...

Fired U-T San Diego Columnist Hired by Influential GOP Lobbyists

Longtime Union-Tribune columnist Tom Blair, who served during the lengthy reign of late publisher Helen Copley, then later for Beverly ...

Drummer Tommy Lee Sticks It To SeaWorld For Mistreating Whales

Drummer Tommy Lee is not feeling so good about SeaWorld these days. The former Motley Crue percussionist is shouting at ...

Two Drunks Caught, Four Cars Seized in Latest DUI Checkpoint

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department continues in their attempt to crack down on drunk driving, with another checkpoint conducted over ...

Sinaloa Cartel Weapon Stash Seized

A stash of weapons and ammunition, which included a grenade launcher, was seized in Tijuana in an operation that was ...

Puerto Rican Human Trafficker Nabbed in TJ

An alleged human trafficker who is originally from Puerto Rico was arrested in Tijuana on Friday, August 10th. Rafael Antonio ...

Disbarred Attorney in Court Again

The unusual, much-arrested, former-attorney Michael Theodore Pines was back in court August 9. Pines was charged last month with eleven ...

Chula Vista Celebrates Coastal Commission Approval of Bayfront Plan

The California Coastal Commission approved Chula Vista's Bayfront Master Plan at a Santa Cruz meeting on August 9. Collaboration between ...

DNA Evidence in Hearings Against Firefighter

In the second day of testimony, attorneys questioned friends and classmates and relations of a 17-year-old boy who has accused ...

Carlsbad Woman Suspected of Killing Husband

Julie Elizabeth Harper, 39, who was arrested on suspicion of killing her husband this week, was brought into a courtroom ...

Did This Guy Prepare YOUR Taxes?

Steven Martinez of Ramona, a tax preparer and former agent with the Internal Revenue Service, pleaded guilty today (Aug. 10) ...

Wealthy Romney Financial Backer and La Jolla Beachfront Neighbor Breaks Ground on Huge Remodel

Residents on Dunemere Drive in La Jolla's posh beachside Barber Tract have yet another high-profile residential renovation project to kick ...

SDSU Collects $71.5M in Private Donations

San Diego State University was the beneficiary of $71.5 million in private donations in the fiscal year ending June 30, ...

Blogger Still Unhappy about Voice's Handling of Muni Bond Scam

Joel Thurtell, a Michigan blogger on civic issues (joelontheroad.com), last May broke three excellent stories on a municipal bond outrage ...

Sweetwater's Bond Oversight Committee Calls Special Meeting

On August 8 the bond oversight committee for Sweetwater Union High School District's Proposition O convened a special meeting. The ...

Two Border Patrol Agents in Court

Kallie Lamb Helwig, 25, and Gerald Joseph Torello, 35, were summoned before a judge and ordered to stay away from ...

Petco Security Breach: Five Laptops with Social Security Numbers Reported Stolen

San Diego-based Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. is reporting that unknown thieves have made off with sensitive information on computers heisted ...

Long Lease Announced for Major Port Tenant

Dole Fresh Fruit Company, one of the Port of San Diego’s largest tenants and the country’s largest banana importer and ...

Cross Country Caravan Calls For Drug War Reset

This Sunday, a coalition of activist and social justice groups will begin what it calls a “Caravan for Peace With ...

Three U.S. Gang Members Picked Up in Mexicali

A group of alleged United States gang members were arrested in Mexicali on Tuesday evening, August 7th. The municipal police ...

Downtown San Diego Partnership Pushes For Renewal of Assessment District

Executives at the Downtown San Diego Partnership have been busy making their rounds, appearing at community group meetings in search ...

Border Environmental Pact Signed

An environmental program between the United States and Mexico was signed into agreement between representatives of both nations in Tijuana ...

Prop 34, Anti-Death Penalty Measure, Continues to Pick Up Big La Jolla and L.A. Crime TV Money

Already backed by once-imprisoned La Jolla super-lawyer Bill Lerach and San Diego's ACLU, Proposition 34, the measure on the November ...

Caterer Nailed for Tax Evasion

Robert Peltier, one of two principal owners of Ranch Catering, pleaded guilty today (Aug. 8) to tax evasion. According to ...

Woman Said Border Patrol Agent “Sucker Punched Me”

A woman who identified herself as a lieutenant in the Navy, and a psychiatrist, and a mother of two children ...

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Halts All Licensing Decisions

The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced yesterday that it has suspended the issuance of any license approvals for nuclear plants, ...

Strong-Arming Tactics Not New For U-T San Diego CEO John Lynch

John Lynch, CEO of the U-T San Diego is back in the news, this time over his decision to build ...

Border Patrol Agents Due In Court

Two Border Patrol agents accused of lewd acts in public are expected to appear in San Diego’s North County Superior ...

Attorney “Relieved” from Messy Case w Disbarred Attorney

Yet another attorney has asked to be “relieved” from involvement in a criminal case which includes the well-known, disbarred, former-Carlsbad ...

Activists Dump Trash From Foreclosure on Bank of America's Doorstep

The community group Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment has a novel means of encouraging major banks to clean up ...

Booze, Money, Power and Influence: Inside Politics with New Padres Owner Ron Fowler

Beer distributor Ron Fowler, who just bought himself a piece of the Padres in an $800 million deal announced yesterday, ...

State Utilities Commission Delays San Onofre Probe Despite Community Calls for Action

A California Public Utilities Commission decision on whether to launch its own special investigation concerning the troubled San Onofre Nuclear ...

SDGE Asking for Excessive Profits, Say Ratepayer Advocates

The Division of Ratepayer Advocates, a California Public Utilities Commission operation that represents consumers, says San Diego Gas & Electric ...

Lemon Grove To Consider Medical Marijuana Initiative

Tonight, Medical Marijuana activists will meet in Lemon Grove to urge the city council to either enact an ordinance allowing ...

Farmers Protest Protected Status of Killer Whales

A group of Central California farmers have petitioned the National Marine Fisheries Service to remove the orca, or killer whale, ...

Medical Marijuana Deliveries Prosecuted as "Sales"

The young man told cops “he was going to make four or five more deliveries that evening.” He obligingly showed ...

Encinitas Man Charged With Felony Spitting-On-Cop

“The defendant said, ‘You better not say nothing you fucking bitch,” according to Sheriff’s Deputy Carlos Esquer. The deputy testified ...

Labor Index Dips in June, but Up for Year

The San Diego Workforce Index dipped slightly in June from May, to 86.0 from 86.3. Significant negative results in consumer ...

DeMaio Campaign Spent Big On Consultants In June

In terms of campaign fundraising, the month of June was a good month for councilmember Carl DeMaio. From June 1 ...

State's Cop Unions, Big Labor Jointly Funded San Diego Police PAC Attack Against DeMaio

It's no secret that the San Diego Police Officers Association, the local cops' labor organization, doesn't like GOP city councilman ...

Pier Demolition and Replacement in San Diego Bay

The Port of San Diego has completed its final environmental impact report on and will host a public forum regarding ...

Fast & Furious Gun Intended for Leyzaola Assassination Attempt

According to a United States government report recently released, a weapon from the "Operation Fast and Furious" was seized in ...

Comment Period Extended for Expansion of Navy SEAL Training Facilities

The public comment period on an environmental impact statement for the Navy’s Coronado Coastal Campus, which actually consists of eight ...

Two U.S. Fugitives Arrested in Baja

La Policía Estatal Preventiva (PEP or The State Preventive Police) arrested two men wanted in the United States on various ...

San Diego Top-Ten Most Eco-Friendly City In Nation

I know these top-ten surveys can get a bit old. Remember the one from the cheese-filled pretzel company, Combos, that ...

No Kissing Sighted at San Marcos Chick-Fil-A Today

A private security guard at a San Diego County fast-food restaurant said it was a “normal flow of business” and ...

Chicano Park Artists Remember Michael Schnorr

Tragedy struck the artist community of Chicano Park June 29th, when one of the painters of its world-famous art installation, ...

Pro-Footballer Entangled with Disbarred Attorney

It appears that an otherwise upstanding citizen in San Diego County has somehow become connected with disbarred attorney Michael Theodore ...

Police Nab Machete-Wielding Bandit

La Mesa Police have apprehended the man they believe to be responsible for robbing a gas station armed with a ...

CPUC Head Wants Delay of San Onofre Investigation

Michael Peevey, head of the California Public Utilities Commission, recommended yesterday (Aug. 2) that the agency delay for several months ...

League of Conservation Voters Issues Dismal Report Card for City Officials

The San Diego chapter of the League of Conservation Voters yesterday issued a rather dismal report card reviewing actions of ...

Nation Adds 163,000 Jobs in July

President Obama got unexpected good news this morning (Aug. 3): the Labor Department said the nation added 163,000 nonfarm jobs ...

NextWave, Manchester Investment, to be Sold to AT&T

AT&T announced today (Aug. 2) that it will acquire NextWave Wireless for about $600 million. The deal is subject to ...

General Atomics Predator Drones Collide on El Mirage Runway, Investigation Continuing

The Victorville Daily Press is reporting that U.S. Army officials are investigating the collision of two General Atomics Aeronautical Systems ...

Mexico Murder Rate Declining for First Time in Years

Mexico’s President, Felipe Calderon, announced at the 33rd session of the National Public Security Council that the countries murder rate ...

Psychologist, Defense Contractor Face the Music

Clinical psychologist Roberto J. Velasquez pleaded guilty today (Aug. 2) to falsifying medical reports to the federal government. According to ...

Man Admits Manslaughter in Oceanside Car Crash

A North Carolina man pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter in the death of his passenger, when his car skidded out ...

Voters Prefer Obama on Environmental Issues

The Public Policy Institute of California has released a new study on the opinions of Californians relating to global warming ...

State Cuts Funding To AVID College Readiness System -- Schools Now Forced To Pay

Seems as if a new spending cut to education is discovered every day. While administrators and school board members across ...

Clerk Bloodied for Bag O' Peanuts

Carlsbad police officer Jamie Meroniuk said he was near the end of his shift, patrolling about 3 a.m. on a ...

Connected Top Cop Union Lobbyist Signs on with Bob Filner

This spring's topsy-turvy San Diego mayoral race - featuring a conservative gay Republican councilman, an ex-GOP Assemblyman turned independent, a ...

Sea World Inches Toward Returning Orca Trainers to Water

Aquatic theme park chain Sea World has begun conditioning its orcas, or killer whales to accept trainers swimming in their ...

Prosecutor: Repeat DUI Offender Killed Motorcyclist

Brian Joseph Webb II, 34, was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse today. Webb ...

Long Lines of Customers at Chick-Fil-A

By one o’clock today, a manager at the Chick-Fil-A on Grand Avenue in San Marcos California worried that they were ...

Bill Would Remove Voter Consent Requirement From Establishment of "Infrastructure Financing Districts"

Proposed legislation from state Assembly member Ben Hueso regarding the establishment of renewable energy “infrastructure financing districts” is drawing fire ...

Reported Fox Sports Lobbyists Max Out to GOP's DeMaio

Executives with one of the city's biggest and most influential lobbying and public affairs outfits have thrown their financial muscle ...

Will San Onofre Return to Service This November?

Amid continued debate over the wisdom and appropriate time line for resuming power generating activities at San Onofre Nuclear Generating ...