News Ticker Entries for July, 2012

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Meth & Cash Found Near Otay Mesa

The El Mexicano News reported that a large amount of cash and methamphetamine was seized near the U.S. and Mexican ...

Pushback Over Prop B Implementation

As promised, legal challenges to San Diego’s Proposition B, dubbed “Comprehensive Pension Reform,” have begun to surface from labor. Ann ...

Wealthy Non-Profit News Advocate Backs Bill Ponder and "Paycheck Protection" Measure

R. B. "Buzz" Woolley Jr., founder and financial backer of San Diego's non-profit online news operation, the Voice of San ...

Group Claims Responsibility For Hoax Press Release From U.S. Attorney Duffy

The group Federal Accountability Coalition has claimed responsibility for the bogus email which alleged that U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy is ...

Maritime Museum to Acquire Vietnam-era "Swift Boat"

The San Diego Maritime Museum has announced that it will soon take possession of P24, a “patrol craft fast” boat, ...

Hoax Email Claims US Attorney Laura Duffy Now Targeting Storefront Pharmacies

I won't get fooled again...well I hope not. Turns out the story I posted this morning (below) about U.S. Attorney ...

Man Suspected of Bath-Salts-Crazed Attacks

A man appeared to be under the influence of “bath salts” or methamphetamine when he attacked people on the street ...

Seniors Call on Bilbray to Protect Medicare

Yesterday marked the 47th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing Medicare into law. A group of seniors organized by ...

County Home Values Lag Other Metro Areas

San Diego County home values did slightly worse than the composite of 20 major metro areas in May, according to ...

Senate Committee Lashes Bridgepoint Education

The U.S. Senate's Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions issued a report today (July 30) on the massive failures ...

Financially Ailing UCAN to Hire Auditor

This evening (July 30), the board of watchdog Utility Consumers' Action Network (UCAN) agreed to hire an accountant to prepare ...

City Issues Partial Refunds To Residents in Greater Golden Hill

Residents in Golden Hill and South Park are finally receiving refund checks for assessments they paid to what was ruled ...

Weiner Dogs and Tortoise and a Barbeque

On the way to the Turtle and Tortoise Show, we ran across the weiner dog picnic. It was a sunny, ...

Man Who Allegedly Saved Wife from Kidnappers Admits to Another Murder

According to Tijuana municipal authorities, one of the young men who killed two alleged kidnappers while rescuing his wife has ...

Audit of County's Emergency Services Office Turns up Multimillion-Dollar Accounting Flaws

On the heels of that $54 million "hidden assets" trust fund scandal enveloping the California state parks system comes word ...

DeMaio Hires Former Democratic Chair As Campaign Consultant

If nothing else, this election's mayoral race has been interesting to watch. First Nathan Fletcher jumps ship on the GOP ...

City Attorney Warns City Against Formation of Assessment Districts

It wasn't easy, definitely no walk in the park, but after years of fighting the legality of their neighborhood assessment ...

$500,000 Available for San Diego Bay Environmental Projects

The Port of San Diego is soliciting proposals for programs that would provide an environmental benefit to the San Diego ...

Council To Vote To Expand Downtown Property-Based Improvement District

It's no mystery that executives at Downtown San Diego Partnership have wanted to extend the reach of the property-based improvement ...

Three Killed in Tijuana Violence Saturday

Three murders were reported across Tijuana on Saturday, July 28th. Two of the murders allegedly occurred when two young men ...

Boy Accuses Firefighter of Abuse

A 17-year-old boy took six grueling hours of questioning in the Vista courthouse last week, testifying against a 38-year-old man ...

Famed Physicist Hawking to Visit San Diego

Illustrious British physicist Stephen Hawking will visit San Diego Aug. 4 for the funeral of his close friend Dennis Avery, ...

Tourism Picks Up

Data from Smith Travel Research show that San Diego's hotel business continues to do better. The occupancy rate for June ...

Nathan Fletcher To Hold Fundraiser For Victims Of Aurora Shootings

If anyone expected Nathan Fletcher to a fade away after an unsuccessful bid for mayor, they were wrong. Earlier this ...

36 Hours of Art

Beginning at 10a.m. this morning, the San Diego Museum of Art will remain open for 36 straight hours as part ...

Irwin Jacobs Praises Consultant For Their Work On Plaza de Panama Project

Nearly three weeks after city councilmembers, sans Sherri Lightner, gave the $45 million Plaza de Panama project the green light, ...

San Diego Supervisors Seeking Private Consultant to Change County's Land Permit "Culture"

Do San Diego county's land-use planners have sufficient culture to deal with big developrs and angry neighbors? Apparently not, judging ...

Synthetic Drug Sweep in San Diego

The San Diego Field Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, announced in a July 26 press ...

Man Arrested For Robbing Gas Station With Scissors

Tracy L. Odom, a 39 year-old La Mesa resident, has been arrested by police on suspicion of armed robbery of ...

Sierra Club Sues County Over Feeble Attempt At Reducing Emissions

The County's Climate Action Plan has no substance, say representatives from the Sierra Club. In response, the environmental group has ...

Public Input Stifled at Sweetwater's Board Meeting

According to many people who attended the July 23 Sweetwater Union High School District meeting, the majority of the trustees ...

A "Sculptural Gateway" For New Downtown Park

Local artist Roman de Salvo is set to begin the installation of The Riparium, an artwork to be displayed at ...

La Jolla-based Super PAC Is Backed by Self-Styled Superbug Master

Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, who departed the Republican party and proclaimed himself an independent during this year's San Diego mayoral race, ...

Dishonest Bookkeeper Goes to Prison

Jennifer Lyndi Davey, now 64, got a prison sentence. Photo Nick Morris. A dishonest bookkeeper who admitted to stealing from ...

State Marijuana Eradication Program Scaled Down

California’s Campaign Against Marijuana Planting, in existence for nearly three decades and responsible for the eradication of millions of cannabis ...

Two Charged with Fraudulent Wheelchair Medicare Claims

A doctor and a merchant were charged today (July 25) with defrauding Medicare by selling power wheelchairs that patients did ...

Eight Individuals Charged in Customs Fraud

Eight persons and three corporations were charged with illegally importing hundreds of millions of dollars of foreign goods into the ...

Video of Killer Whale Holding Sea World Trainer Underwater Finally Surfaces

Do Killer Whales belong in captivity? That's been an ongoing question for decades, especially in cities such as San Diego ...

Density Increase Planned For North Park: Thousands of Single-Family Homes Will Vanish

In the coming decades more and more single-family homes will be demolished to make room for multi-family buildings, says a ...

UCSD Health System Among Nation's "Most Wired"

The UC San Diego Health System’s facilities have been named among “Health Care’s Most Wired” programs by Hospitals and Health ...

Records Show Cable TV Employees Pour Big Money into Council and Mayoral Campaigns

Whether or not San Diego's city hall has been "bought off" by cable TV interests - as charged by Democratic ...

Drunk Rescued, Arrested on Hiking Trail

Sheriff’s deputies, a patrol helicopter, a fire/rescue helicopter, and engine companies from the U.S. Forest Service and Cal FIRE were ...

Prosecutor: Trial Begins Though Stabber is Missing

A prosecutor told the jury that the man on trial for murder “almost certainly” did not stab the victim to ...

Rapist Wants New Trial

A Vista man convicted of multiple rapes is requesting a new trial, most likely based upon “juror misconduct,” his attorney ...

American Overdoses in Tijuana Hotel

A U.S. citizen was found dead in a Tijuana hotel room this morning, July 24th. A staff member unlocked the ...

Cities Across The County To Consider Enacting Medical Marijuana Ordinances

It's been a big week for advocates of medical marijuana. First, Imperial Beach city councilmembers voted in favor of placing ...

SDSU to Launch Bike Rental Program

San Diego State University will roll out a new bicycle rental program this fall, SDSU’s NewsCenter reports. The program is ...

On Eve of Lerach Bash, Ex-Wife and Friends Give Big to Anti-Death Penalty Drive

As the anti-death penalty party to be thrown by once-imprisoned La Jolla lawyer Bill Lerach draws near, some other well-heeled ...

Firm Predicts Second Wave of County Foreclosures

At a time when some local economists are forecasting a bottoming of the housing market, Blue Sky Capital is predicting ...

Home Depot Workers Allege Wage Theft

A class action suit filed in San Diego last week against Home Depot alleges that employees were forced to work ...

Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Challenge U.S. Attorney's War on Medical Marijuana

Laura Duffy is moving forward with her crusade to wipe out medical marijuana dispensaries in Southern California. The U.S. Attorney ...

Vista Man Shows Off Improvised Arsenal to Deputies

San Diego Sheriff’s deputies responded Saturday afternoon to a domestic disturbance involving a father and his 25 year-old son on ...

55 International Fugitives Captured in Baja During First Half of 2012

Statistics released by the state of Baja California reported that 55 foreign criminals were apprehended, by the international unit of ...

Bob Filner Rips City Hall at U-T San Diego Protest Rally Against Padres Cable Blackout

It was billled as a U-T columnist's rally to return the Padres to cable TV, and Matthew Hall, bullhorn in ...

Forum Discusses LGBT Advances in Political Organizing

A Better San Diego, an organization billed as a coalition of faith, community, and labor groups, kicked off Pride weekend ...

San Onofre: Even Longer Shutdown or Restarting Soon?

While Southern California Edison pushes forward with a revised plan to restart operations at one of the two San Onofre ...

Walking on Coals Backfires at Tony Robbins Event

The Associated Press is reporting that 21 people at a San Jose event hosted by San Diego-based motivational speaker Tony ...

Jack in the Box Is 5th Most Popular Fast Burger Joint

Research firm Technomic has put together a list of the top 15 fast food brands in America. The list has ...

Fabian Núñez, David Malcolm, Labor and Corporate PACs All Gave Big to Vargas

Democrat state Sen. Juan Vargas, believed by local political observers to be more or less assured of election to the ...

Holmes's Father Is Anti-Fraud Scientist

According to reporting by San Diego Reader editor Matt Potter, the father of the suspected Colorado mass murderer is almost ...

Admitted Felon Refuses Probation Officer's Demands

A former Oceanside High School basketball coach who admitted having sex with a student has refused to stop using certain ...

State Department Suspends San Diego Exchange-Student Sponsor From Federal Program

More than 450 foreign-exchange students waiting for their tickets to America may be left on the lurch after the State ...

NRC: Edison Did Not Violate Policy On San Onofre Generator Replacement

Federal inspectors with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission conclude in a report released yesterday that Southern California Edison is not guilty ...

San Diego Unemployment Rate Rises

San Diego County's unemployment rate was 9.2% in June, up from a revised 8.8% in May, but below the year-ago ...

Jury Trial For Suspected Carlsbad Gangster

Trial is expected to begin Monday morning for a man accused of a gang murder in Carlsbad more than a ...

Chula Vista Goes for District Elections--Almost

Chula Vista's city council moved a step closer toward district elections in their July 17 meeting. The Charter Review Commission ...

No Means Yes: Developer Declares 'No' Vote By Local Planning Group A Victory

Urban Housing Partners, the developer hoping to build a 996-unit mixed use project along the banks of the San Diego ...

Alleged Colorado Mass Murderer Is from San Diego

MORE ON MASS SHOOTING: James Holmes, who is in custody in Colorado for a mass killing in an Aurora theater, ...

Peters Scores Frye's Endorsement

Prominent Democrats continue to flock to the Scott Peters camp in the wake of his narrow primary victory over fellow ...

Mother of Suspected Mass Murderer Lives in Rancho Penasquitos

James Holmes, 24, is in custody in Colorado for gunning down 12 people in a mass shooting in a movie ...

Bomb Scare Closes Airport Parking Lot

San Diego Harbor Police kept the SanPark airport parking facility on Pacific Highway shut down for approximately two hours Wednesday ...

Tijuana Narco-Tunnels Belonged to El Chapo

The unfinished tunnels recently found in Tijuana, which were intended to smuggle narcotics, allegedly belonged to El Chapo and the ...

More Local Officials Respond To Watering Down Of Brown Act

Add Solana Beach city councilmember, and candidate for County Supervisor, Dave Roberts to the list of politicians who have come ...

San Diego Chapter of American Civil Liberties Union Gives $100,000 to Anti-Death Penalty Campaign

The San Diego and Imperial Valley chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has contributed a cool $100,000 to the ...

Planning Commission Rejects Quail Brush Power Plant

Residents were fired up at today's planning commission hearing on a proposal to build a 100-megawatt power plant near the ...

Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Over 13 Years in Baja Prison

A man who was caught transiting over 2 tons of marijuana in a tractor trailer was sentenced to 13 years ...

Navy SEAL Sentenced for Weapon Thefts

San Diegan and former Navy SEAL Nicholas Bickle was sentenced this week to 17 ½ years in federal prison for ...

The So-Called Suicide Note

A court order has forced San Diego County investigators to release the contents of what has been called a “suicide ...

New Details Released In Brittany Killgore Investigation

A friend reported Brittany missing to San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies on Saturday, April 14. Deputy Brenemen took a missing ...

Qualcomm Expectations Disappoint, but Stock Rises After Hours

Stock of telecom superstar Qualcomm is up 2.16%% to $57.26 in after hours trading today (July 18) despite the company's ...

San Diego: America's Most Tolerant City

The San Diego region scored the top ranking on the nation’s “Tolerance Index,” The Atlantic magazine reports in a larger ...

Former Tijuana Police Chief Having Success in Juárez

A former police chief of Tijuana, Julián Leyzaola, is being applauded for successfully dropping the murder count in Ciudad Juárez. ...

Managed Competition Process For Miramar Landfill Now Complete. City Employees To Continue Running Landfill

It's been a messy process but after more than a year of searching for ways to save money at the ...

Command Problems Aboard USS San Diego

Staffing problems have plagued leadership of the recently-commissioned amphibious transport dock San Diego, which has been stationed in its namesake ...

The Center for Research in Computing and the Arts gets Cut at UCSD

After 40 years of influencing the field, the UCSD-based powerhouse of an entity known as the Center for Research in ...

Baja California Appoints Attorney General Delegate

After three months of vacant office, an Attorney General delegate has been appointed for the state of Baja California. Rafael ...

Mid-Year Reports Show Bilbray Campaign With Sizable Cash Lead over Peters

As reported yesterday, the congressional campaign of ex-San Diego city councilman Scott Peters, fresh from a bruising primary battle with ...

What The Mayoral Candidates Say About Open Government

It's no secret that during his 8-years in office, Mayor Jerry Sanders has made sure to keep reporters at bay, ...

San Diego Foreclosure Woes Continue

The latest foreclosure figures covering the month of June were recently made available by the default tracking site ForeclosureRadar.com, and ...

Navajo Community Planning Group Rejects Development Project In Grantville

Representatives from Urban Housing Partners hoping to leave the Navajo Community Planning Group meeting with support for the proposed 996-unit ...

Sketch of Sexual Assault Suspect Released

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department has released a sketch of the suspect accused of sexually assaulting a 41 year-old woman ...

Advocacy Group Sues State Over Suspension of Open Government Provisions

San Diego residents are fighting for their right for an open government and open meetings. On Monday, the government watchdog ...

Chargers 33rd Most Valuable Sports Team, Says Forbes

The San Diego Chargers are the 33rd most valuable sports franchise, according to the latest compilation by Forbes.com. The team ...

Modern Authors: It's All About Me

Narcissism in the literary world is on the rise, a [new study] from San Diego State University suggests. “Changes in ...

Qualcomm CEO and Wife Give $10,000 to Beat GOP's Bilbray

Fresh from a prominent role in independent Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher's failed bid to become mayor of San Diego, Qualcomm chairman ...

SANDAG Executive Up For $10,000 Pay Raise

If San Diego Assocation of Government's pay-to-perform policy is any indication, executive director Gary Gallegos is one stellar performer. On ...

Court Battle for Public Documents Engaged Again

An appeals court has issued a “stay” to stop release of documents which San Diego media hoped to get access ...

Lawsuit Details Massive Insider Selling at Bridgepoint

A lawsuit newly filed in federal court by the law firm of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd spells out the ...

Misreporting of Income Could Cost Customers, Benefit B of A Billions

Bank of America has been misreporting deferred interest income from customers holding adjustable rate mortgages by “millions, if not billions, ...

One Columnist Wasn't Fooled by Paterno's, Penn State's Feigned Piety

The 919 Gang, a daily online newspaper going to more than 500 current and former U-T reporters and writers, has ...

Stocks Might Be More Than 50% Lower without Federal Reserve Boosts

A study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York may validate what cynics like me have been saying for ...

Bridgepoint: Huge Profits, but Possibly No Future

San Diego's Bridgepoint Education, the for-profit university that Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa bluntly calls "a scam," is amazingly profitable. ...

Local Lecture Addresses Nuclear Costs

The Sustainability Alliance of Southern California last night hosted a discussion: “Nuclear Power in Southern California – Can We Afford ...

More Tries To Keep Papers Hidden

The attorney for murder-defendant Jessica Lynn Lopez has asked a California appellate court to halt release of papers which are ...

24-Year Fugitive Nabbed in Mexico; Faces Charges in San Diego

Vincent Legrend Walters, who has been on the run for 24 years, has been captured in Cancun and will be ...

Scripps College, Founded by La Jolla's Ellen Browning Scripps, Hacked by Insider

Ellen Browning Scripps, born in London back in 1836, probably couldn't have imagined the contemporary woes currently besetting Scripps College, ...

DeMaio To Hold Campaign Event at Headlinerz Barber Shop In North Park

"If my ass was on fire, I wouldn't care who put it out. I have to fight just like all ...

Property Tax Rolls Shrink $568 Million

The overall value of real estate in San Diego County fell $568 million, or 0.14 percent, over the last year, ...

State Suspends Portions Of Brown Act

In recent years, residents have grown accustomed to hearing about budget cuts; whether they be cuts to libraries, social programs, ...

Three Charged in Mortgage Loan Origination, Kickback Scheme

A May 10 federal indictment unsealed today (July 12) charges Mary Armstrong, Ramona real estate agent Teresa Rose, and William ...

Knife-Attack Survivor Featured on TV Series

A San Diego County woman who survived a knife attack by her ex-boyfriend was featured last night on a television ...

Technology Blogger Rejects Reason For Fireworks Mishap

For the thousands of San Diegans and the thousands of tourists who stood, mouth agape, watching the awesome five-second fireworks ...

Chula Vista Gets Billed for $5.5 million

The city of Chula Vista received a disturbing notice at the July 10 council meeting. City Manager Jim Sandoval told ...

General Atomics to Sell Predator Drone Abroad

San Diego-based defense firm General Atomics has unveiled the unarmed version of its Predator unarmed aerial vehicle, or drone, and ...

Even Before Del Mar Track Opens, San Diego Politicos Off and Running for Its Campaign Cash

Next Wednesday the Del Mar track opens for the season, and amongst the fillies and big-hatted socialites on display, there ...

U.S. Considers Southbound Border Inspection Stations

An effort at San Diego’s Mexican border to stem the flow of weapons and contraband into Mexico could backfire and ...

20 Migrants Detained After Landing in Carlsbad

A group of 20 migrants were detained by Border Patrol on Wednesday, June 11th, after agents found an empty boat ...

Odds Padres Will Win World Series, 400-1, Better Than Some

With the baseball season half over, there are four National League teams with awful records. Their records are separated by ...

Lack of Worker Protections, Possible Oversight Panel for San Onofre

Due to the fact that the facility sits on land leased from the federal government, workers at the San Onofre ...

San Diego Roads More Congested Than Before

More and more vehicles on San Diego's roads and highways are moving slower and slower, finds a new study from ...

Court To Consider Risk of Terrorist Attacks In Litigation Over Navy Broadway Complex

Today, District Court Judge Jeffrey Miller agreed to add safety concerns to the list of objections in a legal battle ...

San Bernardino Council Votes for Bankruptcy

San Bernardino's city council last night voted 4-2, with one abstention, to go into Chapter 9 bankruptcy. Prior to the ...

Marines Institute "Ethics Stand-Down"

An “ethics stand-down” instituted by Commandant Gen. Jim Amos throughout the Marines began yesterday, the Marine Corps Times is reporting. ...

Four Men Not Quite Charged in Court Yesterday

The afternoon of July 4, two men shoved their way into a home on Bliss Circle and assaulted the residents ...

SOHO To Challenge Balboa Park Makeover In Court

Save Our Heritage Organisation isn't ready to let bypasses be bypasses. Today, the historical preservation group announced they will challenge ...

Tim Sullivan Joins Louisville Courier-Journal

Sports columnist Tim Sullivan, recently fired by the UT, has been hired as a sports columnist by the Louisville Courier-Journal, ...

La Jolla Billionaire Irwin Jacobs Gives $2 million to Pro-Obama Super PAC

Fresh from his high-dollar Balboa Park makeover victory at city council yesterday, La Jolla billionaire and Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs ...

Public Hearing Scheduled on Proposed Foreclosure Ordinance

A public hearing will be held tomorrow concerning the City of San Diego’s proposed Property Value Protection Ordinance, a measure ...

Are Navy Practices Killing/Deafening Sealife?

A petition circulating on the internet and promoted by the progressive activist group MoveOn.org claims that an underwater sound system ...

A Game of Drones: RoboSub Competition Comes To San Diego

On July 17, Students and professors from colleges around the country will be converging on San Diego to compete in ...

Mexico’s President-Elect Not in Favor of Drug Legalization

The newly elected president of Mexico, who will take office on December 1st as long as election results stand, has ...

Key Sanders and Horn Political Operative Signs on with Pro-Jacobs Balboa Park Committee

On the eve of today's San Diego city council hearing on Irwin Jacobs' controversial Balboa Park makeover plan, backers of ...

Bridgepoint's Ashford Denied Accreditation; Stock Plummets

Stock of for-profit Bridgepoint Education is down 22.3% to $16.70 this morning (July 9) after the company revealed its Ashford ...

LA Credit Card Counterfeiters Caught at Local Casino

San Diego Sheriff’s deputies in Valley Center arrested six individuals from the Los Angeles area over the weekend suspected to ...

El Mono Arrested in the Zona Norte

Another high ranking Arellano-Félix Organization member was arrested this week in Tijuana by federal authorities. Luis Manuel “El Mono” Toscano ...

Entrepreneurial Eduardo and the Deputies

Deputies in San Marcos are getting flack for squashing entrepreneurial spirit when they arrested a man they said was collecting ...

Encinitas Man Accused of July 4th Holdup -- of Neighbors

The night of the Fourth of July, just past midnight, police were called to the 800 block of Clark Avenue ...

Career Criminal Back in Custody

In 1994 he pleaded guilty to two felonies, stolen vehicle and evade officers with reckless driving, and he got a ...

Hunter Named to "Hottest Congressmen" List

Things have been fairly quiet for Representative Duncan D. Hunter, the former Marine who inherited his East County congressional seat ...

San Onofre: Are Repair Costs Worth It?

Ben Davis Jr. is continuing on his quest to place an initiative on the ballot that would effectively shutter the ...

Court Dates Approach for Gandara Family Members

Another Gandara made Texas news yesterday. This time it was Guillermo "Willie" Gandara, Jr. According to the El Paso Times, ...

Shooutout Near Santo Tomás

A shooutout occurred near the Baja California town of Santo Tomás Thursday evening, July 5th. The El Mexicano newspaper reported ...

Private-Sector Wages Are Up In San Diego

In a time when jobs reports are always accompanied with adjectives like dismal and dreary, there is some good news, ...

Douglas Manchester's Grand del Mar Resort to Host GOP Super Money Golf Bash

San Diego's posh golf resorts and high-powered political fundraising are clearly made for each other. In March it was the ...

Peters Scores LGBT Endorsement

The camp of Democrat Scott Peters is trumpeting the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign in his race to unseat ...

June Jobs Growth Anemic

The nation added only 80,000 jobs in June, according to the Labor Department, as the unemployment rate remained at 8.2%. ...

Artist Michael Schnorr Dead

News that the artist, teacher and social activist Michael Schnorr died recently has cast a pall on the Chicano Park ...

Old Fashioned Independence Day in RB

Photo by Bob Weatherston Citizens in Rancho Bernardo enjoyed an “Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration” the afternoon of July 4, ...

Big Bay Boom Is A Big Bust

It was named the "Big Bay Boom"; the 2012 fireworks display that port officials said would bring excitement to the ...

Port Approves $150 Million Budget

The Port of San Diego on Tuesday announced that its Board of Port Commissioners has adopted a $150.6 million balanced ...

Columnist Vows to Return Speaking Fee to Controversial Iranian Group Backed by Filner

Earlier this week, syndicated columnist Clarence Page told the online news site ProPublica that he was returning a $20,000 speaking ...

Issa's Committee Reports on Countrywide's VIP Loans

The former Countrywide Financial showered preferential VIP loans on politicians, lobbyists, bureaucrats and others who could wield influence on behalf ...

Mexican Presidential Runner-Up Yet to Concede, Recount Due Today

The runner-up in the Mexican presidential race has yet to concede his loss in the election, due to numerous allegations ...

Personal Use Solar Soars in California

The market for individual solar systems in California is booming, according to a new report from the California Public Utilities ...

La Jolla Architect Disciplined

The California Architects Board has disciplined Scott A. Spencer of La Jolla for practicing without a license. His original license ...

Ranking Cartel Member Nabbed

A long time Arellano-Félix Organization member was nabbed in Tijuana on Monday, July 2nd. The arrest of Julio César Salas ...

UCSD Faculty Member To Become Harvard's First LGBT Director

Vanidy "Van" Bailey, assistant director for education at UCSD, is leaving to become Harvard's first permanent director of bisexual, gay, ...

False ID to Peace Officer

Sheriff’s deputy Brian Baydo said the 27-year-old woman first identified herself as “Jessica Hernandez.” Later, while he was driving her ...

Physician, Wife Arraigned on Tax Charges

Encinitas osteopathic physician Dr. James Francis Murphy and his wife, Denine Christine Murphy, were arraigned in federal court today (July ...

San Diego's "Yes on A" Committee Set to be Fined $2500 for Campaign Disclosure Violations

San Diego's June election campaign has already claimed its first ethics victim, "Yes on Proposition A," the committee that backed ...

EDCO Faces $112,000 Fine Over Crushed Worker

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is seeking nearly $112,000 in fines and penalties against EDCO Waste and ...

Report: Needs of Women Veterans

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) yesterday released its report California’s Women Veterans: Responses to the 2011 Survey. The ...

It's a Small World After All...Another Gandara, the Same GCR

In the early months of 2012 Jesus Gandara, former superintendent of Sweetwater Union High School was charged with perjury, bribery, ...

UT Bringing in VP of Sports

The UT is bringing in a vice president of sports who allegedly will run the sports department with authority for ...

Senate Bill Would Allow Children To Have Multiple Parents

You know the saying, 'it takes a village to raise a child'? Well, it isn't quite a village but it ...

Scientists Want Dry Storage for Nuclear Waste

The Union of Concerned Scientists, which bills itself as “the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a ...

Jewish Community Foundation Backs Controversial Balboa Park Makeover with $1.57 Million, IRS Disclosure Shows

A tax-exempt committee set up by La Jolla billionaire Irwin Jacobs to push through his controversial Balboa Park traffic and ...

PRI’s Peña Nieto Wins Mexican Presidency

The political group that governed Mexico for over 70 years during the 20th century has reclaimed power. Enrique Peña Nieto, ...

Drone Makers Want to Sell to Foreigners

United States defense contractors including San Diego’s General Atomics are lobbying for reduced government restrictions that are stopping them from ...

Good Scaly Fun This Weekend in San Diego

Reptile lovers had a weekend of scaly fun at the Civic Center in downtown San Diego, June 30 and July ...

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