News Ticker Entries for March, 2012

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Border Watch Groups Losing Steam

After gathering steam and garnering loads of media attention on the launch of the Minuteman Project, interest from average citizens ...

Young Entrepreneurs Fix Eyes on Global Vision

What started as a San Diego State University assignment to formulate a business plan with a social impact has turned ...

Medi-Pot Proponents to Host Filner Fundraiser

The Patient Care Association of California, a group of marijuana collectives and cooperatives formed in mid-2011 to combat the medical ...

Donors Nationwide Respond to Fletcher’s GOP Departure

Despite some local negative responses, and the loss of at least one endorsement, Fletcher's campaign reports that thousands of small ...

City’s Public Transportation Deemed Best in the West

The city’s Metropolitan Transit System, which operates 53 miles of light rail and more than 90 bus routes, received a ...

Resigned SDSU Athletic Director To Find Colorado State a Coach

Former San Diego State University athletic director Jeff Schemmel, who in November 2009 left Aztec Mesa in ignominy after it ...

Log Cabin Republicans Dump Fletcher

Republican hits against Nathan Fletcher’s mayoral campaign continue in the wake of the candidate’s abandoning the GOP. San Diego Log ...

Lincoln Club Wades into Chula Vista City Council Fray

The San Diego Lincoln Club announced this afternoon that it is going to support Pamela Bensoussan and London Meservy in ...

City Releases Environmental Report For One Paseo in Carmel Valley

One Paseo, the largest development project ever proposed for Carmel Valley, is one step closer to becoming a reality. Today, ...

Cost of UC Developed Medicine to Drop

After four years, student representatives of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines have succeeded in persuading the University of California to ...

Garrick Financial Filing Shows Receipt of Much Free Food and Drink

North County state Assemblyman Martin Garrick, who reportedly has his sights set on a state senate seat, spent last year ...

Filner Joins Group of Representatives in Criticizing Pentagon Layoffs

U.S. Representative and mayoral hopeful Bob Filner is one of 131 signers to a letter drafted by Rep. Maurice Hinchey ...

County Supervisors Decide to Keep Planning Groups in Place

Members of planning groups from across the county converged on county chambers on Wednesday in opposition to a proposal that ...

Local Company Touts "Weight Loss Gummies"

A local company has begun marketing a snack food it describes as “the world’s first family friendly weight loss gummies.” ...

Republican Party Responds To Nathan Fletcher's Move To The Center

Mayoral candidate, Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, must have known that his decision to leave the GOP and register as an independent ...

Seven Plead Guilty to Military Contracting Fraud

Four North Island naval officials and three defense contractors today (March 28) pleaded guilty to a contracting fraud. Navy officials ...

Amylin Stock Soars

Stock of biotech Amylin Pharmaceuticals is up 48.15% this morning (March 28) to $22.80 on a report of an old ...

Shutdown at San Onofre no Longer "Precautionary"

A shutdown at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station’s Unit 3 reactor due to leaks found in the cooling system that ...

County Supervisors Approves Expansion of Highland Valley Ranch Rehabilitation Facility

County Supervisors rejected an appeal from a group of residents in Ramona who oppose an expansion of a nearby treatment ...

Are Too Many Chula Vista Elementary School Board Members Handpicked?

Jill Galvez, a Chula Vista resident and former city council candidate, believes if you want to be a trustee for ...

Nathan Fletcher Exits GOP Via YouTube

Republican State Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher announced via a YouTube video uploaded late yesterday that he is leaving the GOP to ...

Fresh & Easy Busted for Union Busting

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc., the U.S. arm of British grocery giant Tesco, itself the second most-profitable worldwide retailer ...

Chula Vista Murder Suspects Arrested in Tijuana

Two suspects were arrested in Tijuana on Monday, March 26th, in connection with a murder in Chula Vista earlier this ...

Marine Sgt. Gary Stein's Discharge Hearing Set For Saturday

On Saturday morning, Gary Stein, the Marine Sergeant who ran the anti-Obama Facebook page, "Armed Forces Tea Party," will know ...

Additional Details on Romney's La Jolla Mansion

Today, Politico unearthed additional details on the proposed renovations to Mitt Romney's mansion in La Jolla. Amenities at the beach ...

Relationship Education Yields Benefits

Healthy Relationships California has released promising results of a yearlong federally funded program on relationship and marriage education for low-income ...

San Diego Home Values Keep Falling

San Diego County home values sank 1.1% in January from December of last year, according to Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller ...

Sierra Club Files Suit to Block Landfill Privatization

The Sierra Club’s San Diego chapter today announced the filing of a lawsuit seeking to block the city’s effort to ...

More Corruption Charges in South Bay

Two more people were charged today in the district attorney's widening investigation into South Bay corruption. Nicholas Alioto, former Southwestern ...

County To Refund 2011 Assessments For Greater Golden Hill MAD

San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister says his office will be sending new tax bills to 3500 residents of ...

Detective: Woman Was Shot To End The "Drama"

Two men became fed up with a 20-year-old woman’s “drama” and finally killed her to put an end to it, ...

San Diego Was the 12th Top Moving Destination in 2011

San Diego is the 12th top moving destination in the country, according to an annual report from U-Haul International. The ...

Nuclear Power as a Source of Hydrogen Fuel

Proponents of nuclear power have come up with a new potential auxiliary use for the power plants: generating hydrogen fuel ...

Kidnapped Businessman Rescued by Soldiers

Friday night, March 23rd, a Tijuana lumber executive being held hostage was rescued from his captors. The man was abducted ...

Insurance Lobby Throws Washington, D.C. Fundraiser for Juan Vargas

Locked in an expensive congressional primary race with Democratic former state senator Denise Moreno Ducheny, current Democratic state senator Juan ...

Fed Manipulates Stocks Again

If you have ever doubted that Wall Street is thriving on Main Street's pain, think about today's (March 26) stock ...

State Supreme Court to Hear Labor Case Against City of Vista

The California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week in a case where the State Building & Construction Trades ...

Kipperman Named UCAN Receiver

Superior Court John S. Meyer today (March 23) named Richard Kipperman to be receiver of Utility Consumers' Action Network, the ...

San Diego County Democrats File Ethics Complaint Against Carl DeMaio

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/mar/23/21455/ Jess Durfee, chair of San Diego's Democratic Party, accuses Carl DeMaio of not polling fair. In a formal complaint ...

Sherri Lightner Only City Council Incumbent Facing Strong Opposition

Updated campaign records show that of three city council incumbents up for re-election, only District 1’s Sherri Lightner faces any ...

February Unemployment Flat at 9.3%

The San Diego County unemployment rate was 9.3% in February, unchanged from a revised 9.3% in January, and down from ...

While Running for Congress, Vargas Padded State Accounts

Democratic State Senator Juan Vargas, a candidate for Congress to replace 51st District incumbent Democrat Bob Filner, has continued to ...

Majority of Border Crossers Come to Shop

The majority of Baja California residents crossing the border are heading to local shopping malls and department stores, found a ...

High Dollar Democratic Fundraiser Arrives at Torrey Pines

While voicing regret over what’s called a “lousy” fund-raising system, California Democrats will nonetheless embrace deep-pocketed donors at this weekend’s ...

Carlsbad Man: "Well, Then Shoot Me"

Sixty-three-year-old Michael Sahagun reportedly told a trio of thugs who attempted to rob him in his own garage, “Well then ...

San Diego Tourism Remains Weak

According to the latest data from Smith Travel Research, San Diego tourism remains poor, while San Francisco, Los Angeles, and ...

Sad Testimony of a Woman's Last Days

A parade of five self-described drug addicts testified today in a hearing for two men charged in the death of ...

"Shadow Inventory" Lurks Behind Housing Market

For every two homes currently for sale, a third is lurking in the nation’s “shadow inventory” of housing that’s either ...

April Public Meeting to Focus Only on 2007 Fires

The April 5 public meeting at which San Diegans can speak about San Diego Gas & Electric's desire to make ...

Housing Still 29.4% of San Diegans' Living Costs

San Diego County housing values have fallen about 40% from their late 2005 peak, but housing costs still eat up ...

Locals Participate in Nationwide Action Against Verizon

Today, Verizon workers and their supporters will convene at Verizon storefronts nationwide to call attention to the collective bargaining efforts ...

The City's Pending Water Rate Increase

Despite pending litigation and efforts by the San Diego County Water Authority, city staff, and councilmembers of the Natural Resources ...

Auditor Finds That City Is Overpaying for Supplies and Equipment

The City is shelling out more cash than it has to for supplies and equipment says a report from the ...

Union-Tribune Owner Gives $5,000 to Local GOP Before DeMaio Endorsement

As it girds its loins to do battle on behalf of its chosen San Diego mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio, the ...

Feds Intercept Pot Shipped From Grantville Post Office

An 11 pound package of marijuana bound for New York City was intercepted at a San Diego post office, The ...

Ocean Border Fence to be Complete by Month’s End

The ocean extended border fence at Imperial Beach is expected to be done by the end of March. The fence ...

No Smoke Detectors In Fire Damaged Apartment

An early morning fire Wednesday, March 21 completely destroyed an Imperial Beach apartment. The fire started shortly after 5:00 a.m. ...

Sweetwater Contractor Plea Bargains in Corruption Case

At 1:30 this afternoon Henry Amigable, a defendant in the Sweetwater corruption case who pleaded innocent in Janauary to 18 ...

Scripps Oceanographer Claims Venice Is Still Sinking

Gondoliers in Venice, Italy may have some new canals to row down in the coming decades. In a new study, ...

San Diego Judge Fines Walmart $2.1 Million

Today, San Diego Superior Court Judge Jeffrey B. Barton, modified a 2008 judgment against Walmart, and fined the retail giant ...

ACLU Blasts San Diego Jail Spending

Statewide, counties are amid making decisions on jail realignment implementation, which predominantly focus on solving over crowding in county jails. ...

Democrats Put Almost $50,000 Behind Filner's Bid for Mayor

Congressman Bob Filner has always maintained that his ace in the hole in the race for San Diego mayor would ...

No Wave Generators for San Onofre

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has shot down a proposal by retired Orange County engineer Chong Kim to generate power ...

Dalai Lama Tickets: Hyper-Inflation

The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the people of Tibet, will appear in San Diego April 18 and 19. General ...

Bill to Protect Rape Victims Moves Forward

Legislation authored by Assemblymember Toni Atkins (pictured), and co-sponsored by District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, to amend a portion of the ...

Weekend DUI Checkpoint Nets No Arrests

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department is reporting the results of a DUI checkpoint held over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend ...

City Continues to Mull Over Golden Hill District

Councilmember Todd Gloria, the representative for portions of Golden Hill and all of South Park, says that much like his ...

Port Announces More Meetings on Vendor/Entertainer Regulations

The Port of San Diego has called two public meetings to be held this Thursday and the following Monday to ...

Burglar Scared Off by Gunfire Was Sentenced

The night of August 20 2011, an employee working late saw a burglar trying to break into Pacific Turbine Support ...

Former Marine Admits Manslaughter

Former Marine Gabriel Gaitan admitted to manslaughter and felony child abuse in the death of his 2-month-old daughter Elisabeth. The ...

Homes of Former Southwestern Trustees Searched

The homes of two former Southwestern College trustees, Yolanda Salcido and Jorge Dominguez, were searched early March 20 by agents ...

Mayor’s Proposal for Convention Center Approved

After more than two hours of deliberation and public comment, the city council has approved Mayor Jerry Sander’s amendment to ...

SeaWorld Cited for Exceeding Mission Bay Effluent Limits

Time is running out for the public to comment on a $6000 settlement agreement reached between the California Regional Water ...

KUSI-TV Avoids Fines from FCC

Local San Diego independent television station KUSI has been released from all fines related to 22 violations of Federal Communications ...

They Called Him Jeeves

Richard Palmer worked with Brendan for a year and a half, five days a week, in the same little room ...

Fiscal Analysis Pokes Holes in Pension Reform Initiative

According to a new report from the city’s Independent Budget Analyst, the Comprehensive Pension Reform initiative now known as Proposition ...

Environmental Groups Sue to Block New Desert Town

Environmental groups have filed suit against a proposed development near the Salton Sea that they say would irreparably harm the ...

Medical Marijuana Panel Convenes Tonight to Discuss Actions in City of IB

Advocates for the safe access of medicinal marijuana will assemble in Hillcrest this evening from 5 pm to 6 pm ...

Illegal Arrest & Torture Case Filed Against Mexico

A private case, presented by non-governmental organizations, was filed against Mexico before the United Nations’ Committee Against Torture. The case ...

Animal Activist Group Looks to Stop Turkey Hunt at Santa Ysabel Preserve

Wild turkeys in Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve are hoping for a last minute reprieve, before 20 youths and their ...

Video: "Why I Need Nursing Care"

Muscular dystrophy patient Raul Carranza, who has been fighting Medi-Cal over a move to cut the amount of benefits he ...

Qualcomm's Jacobs Gives Yet More Money to Gavin Newsom

Precisely a month after Democratic Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom attacked a prominent critic of a controversial Balboa Park traffic and ...

Bill Would Use Property Tax Revenue to Promote Renewable Energy Projects

Remember when portions of property taxes were used to pay for redevelopment projects? Now, if a bill introduced by Assemblyman ...

S.D. Realtor Says Bank Failed to Follow Federal Assistance Program Guidelines

The federal government in recent years has attempted to help “underwater” homeowners owing more than their homes are worth through ...

Will Golden Hill Residents Have to Pay for Their Now-Defunct Maintenance Assessment District?

For residents of Golden Hill and South Park the madness that was the Greater Golden Hill Maintenance Assessment District is ...

Warning: Navy's National Terror Drill May Cause San Diego Traffic Woes

The Navy's national "Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield" anti-terrorism exercises, set to begin Monday, may mean traffic tie-ups in Coroando and at ...

Journalists Active in Tijuana Despite Threats

Journalists in Tijuana continue to report on crime, despite routine threats made against them. An online comment earlier this week ...

A Better San Diego Talks Tax Proposals

The third installment of community/labor group A Better San Diego’s monthly breakfast forums was held this morning, with the focus ...

Oceanside Councilmember Has Harsh Words for Mexican Mafia During Presentation from Laura Duffy

Elected officials in Oceanside have been known to take a hard line on certain issues. And while councilmember Jack Feller ...

"Invisible Children" CEO Arrested

Jason Russell, the 33 year-old co-founder of Invisible Children, makers of the viral video condemning warlord Joseph Kony, was arrested ...

Jacob Piles Up Heavy Cash, Faces Only One Challenger

Longtime incumbent San Diego county supervisor Dianne Jacob, facing just one challenger in her bid for re-election this year, has ...

Workforce Index Dips in January

The workforce index compiled by the San Diego Workforce Partnership receded in January to 83.98. The index had hit 86.26 ...

Protesters Target Pregnancy Center Today

Pro-choice advocates will stage a protest today from 4 -6 pm at the Culture of Life Family Services, located in ...

Local LGBT Publication Alleges DeMaio Made Deal with the Devil

San Diego LGBT Weekly publisher Stampp Corbin is alleging that openly gay councilmember and mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio has turned ...

Rising Gas Prices Dampen Economic Recovery

Higher gas prices are taking a heavy toll on the income of average San Diegans, and could hamper economic growth ...

Judge Supports Settlement For Owners of Honda Hybrids

Owners of Honda Civic Hybrids might be receiving checks in the mail, that is, if a judge approves a settlement ...

San Onofre Unit 3 Reactor to Remain Shut Down "Indefinitely"

The Unit 3 reactor at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, which sprung a radioactive leak that forced a shutdown last ...

Smart Meter Opt-Out Plan Approved Conditionally

A California Public Utilities Commission law judge today (March 15) approved a plan for San Diego Gas & Electric customers ...

Three Charged with Running Stock Loan Scam

The U.S. Attorney's office today (March 15) unsealed an indictment charging James Miceli, Jeffrey Spanier, and Douglas McClain Jr. with ...

Dumanis Lifts Her Plan Word for Word

Mayoral candidate and district attorney Bonnie Dumanis, who yesterday (March 14) released a plan to improve City operations, seems to ...

UCSD Continues Cramming New Construction

Tuitions aren't the only thing going up at universities across the state. According to a recent report from the California ...

Transborder Report Blasts Handling of Jorge Hank Rhon Case

The Trans-Border Institute at the Univesity of San Diego has released its third annual report on the drug war in ...

Judges Form Group to Sue State

Over 80 active and retired judges have sued the state of California in a dispute over unpaid and delinquent retirement ...

City Pleased with Pedicab Operator Ordinance

The city implemented an ordinance that requires pedicab operators to have a valid California driver’s license in order to obtain ...

Planning Commissioners Delay Decision on Quail Brush Power Plant

Residents of Santee and San Diego now have some time to learn about the Quail Brush Power Plant, a proposed ...

Navarro's Documentary to Debut

The controversy-plagued documentary Death by China, produced by UC-Irvine professor Peter Navarro, former perennial San Diego political candidate, will debut ...

FBI Wants Google's Help Cracking Local Pimp's Android Phone

The FBI has requested help from Google in cracking the access codes to a San Diego pimp’s cell phone, the ...

Dumanis Releases Plan for City Hall Accountability

District Attorney and mayoral candidate Bonnie Dumanis released a four-part business plan, designed to be completed within one fiscal year ...

Tijuana Norteño Band Attacked by Gunmen

The band known as Los Juniors was attacked by gunmen in Tijuana on Tuesday, March 13, leaving one dead. Carlos ...

LIVE BLOG - Mayoral Candidate Forum

12:06 p.m. - I'm at a mayoral forum hosted by the San Diego Association of Health Underwriters featuring candidates Carl ...

Young Cancer Patient Honored for His Community Contribution

Eleven-year-old Jose Montaño is a fifth grade student in District Eight’s Berry Elementary school. He has battled a rare form ...

High Gas Prices to Dent SD Growth

Economist Kelly Cunningham of the National University System Institute for Policy Research says that the recent gasoline price increases (assuming ...

Qualcomm CEO Makes Mayoral Endorsement

One of San Diego’s largest employers, Qualcomm CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs, today endorsed Nathan Fletcher’s campaign for mayor, citing Fletcher’s ...

Jamul Indians Cut Developer Ties, Revive Casino Plans

The Jamul Indian Village, where a tribe of Kumeyaay Indians reside on what County Supervisor Dianne Jacob has referred to ...

Sanders Aide Quits to Work for Familiar Lobbying Outfit

As the final mayoral term of ex-San Diego police chief Jerry Sanders winds down, longtime staffers are making plans to ...

Dumanis Calls for Regional Education Summit

Mayoral hopeful Bonnie Dumanis has announced plans to develop a regional “Educational Leadership Summit” as part of her plans for ...

Sweetwater Union to Send Pink Slips

On a motion put forward by vice president Jim Cartmill on March 12, the Sweetwater Union High School district voted ...

UCAN Arguing for Stay of Litigation

In an ex parte huddling at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow (Wed. March 14) in the chambers of Superior Court judge John ...

Man Sues City Over Public Nudity Dispute

“Will Walters is a Hispanic, gay man who owns the dubious distinction of being the only person in the history ...

Dumanis Shopping for Netflix-Savvy High Def TVs

San Diego county District Attorney and mayoral candidate Bonnie Dumanis has put out word that she's in the market for ...

Group Plans to Protest Issa Fundraiser

Protesters organized by Women Occupy San Diego have vowed to picket a fundraiser for Congressman Darrell Issa tonight at the ...

DeMaio, Filner Remain Mayoral Front Runners

A new poll from Competitive Edge Research indicates that Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner are headed for a runoff in ...

San Diego Rents Third Highest in Nation

San Diego County median rents for January were $2083 per month, topped only by San Francisco ($2392) and Los Angeles ...

Ex-El Centro School Superintendent Admits Fraud

Michael Klentschy, former superintendent of El Centro Elementary School District, today (March 12) pleaded guilty in federal court to mail ...

Baja Tourist Project Continues to Catch Heat

A tourist development in Southern Baja, which is still in its initial phase, has continued to catch criticism from opponents. ...

Carl DeMaio Proposes "San Diego Sunshine Law"

City Councilmember and Mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio today unveiled the details for his “San Diego Sunshine Law” – a new ...

Nathan Fletcher Pledges to Lead by Example on Pension Reform

Mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher, a supporter of the Comprehensive Pension Reform (CPR) initiative on the June ballot, today released CPR ...

Filner Co-Sponsors Bill to Avert War with Iran

Representative Barbara Lee of Oakland has introduced a bill calling on President Obama to “appoint a high-level United States representative ...

Hundreds Rally to Remember Fukushima, Protest San Onofre

Hundreds of protesters converged near the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station today to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Japan’s Fukushima ...

This Time, Lochmiller Gets 33 Years

Philip Lochmiller Sr., 64, was sentenced Friday (March 9) to 33 years in prison, effectively a life sentence, for scamming ...

DeMaio Scores Official Republican Party Endorsement

San Diego City Councilman and mayoral hopeful Carl DeMaio obtained an official endorsement from the Republican Party of San Diego ...

UCSD Divestment Proposal Shot Down

UC San Diego campus group Students for Justice in Palestine was unsuccessful for a fourth straight year in its bid ...

U.S. Bill Hopes to Hinder Border Tunnels

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee passed a bill Tuesday which would help law enforcement crack down on illegal tunnels along ...

Suit Against UCAN Charges Document Destruction

The suit that whistleblowers within Utility Consumers' Action Network are filing this afternoon (March 9) charges that Robert Ames, chief ...

Non-Partisan Group Offers Host of Democratic Endorsements

Run Women Run, a non-partisan group formed in 2008 dedicated to “identifying, mentoring and supporting the election of progressive, pro-choice ...

Unemployment Rate Rises in County

San Diego County's unemployment rate was 9.3% in January, up from a revised 9% in December. The county lost 22,500 ...

L.A. Stadium Rivals Give Big to Labor-Backed Term Limits Changes

L.A. Live Properties, LLC, a corporation controlled by conservative billionaire Philip Anschutz, has given $100,000 to a state campaign committee ...

UCAN Directors to be Sued for Alleged Coverup

Utility Consumers' Action Network (UCAN) whistleblowers Charles Langley and David Peffer will unveil this afternoon a Superior Court suit that ...

Profits, Student Enrollments Rise at Bridgepoint Education

Year-end numbers are in at controversial for-profit college operator Bridgepoint Education, which has drawn criticism for its student recruiting practices ...

U.S. Adds 227,000 Jobs in February; Unemployment at 8.3%

The U.S. economy added 227,000 jobs in February, higher than economists' expectations. The economy created 61,000 more jobs in December ...

Is Chula Vista's Bayfront Plan In the Bag?

The California Coastal Commission is meeting in Chula Vista's council chambers through Friday, March 9. Many had anticipated that the ...

Filner Lends Support to Industrial Hemp Bill

Mayoral hopeful slash Congressman Bob Filner is one of a handful of new cosponsors of H.R. 1831, the Industrial Hemp ...

San Diego Card Room Battling State Gambling Enforcers

California gambling regulators have recommended denial of licenses for the owners and operators of the Palomar Card Club on El ...

Hate & Extremists Groups Continue to Grow

A new report issued today by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) claims that for the third consecutive year, extremists ...

Port District Approves Impound Fees

The Port of San Diego has announced it will begin charging a $129 fee for cars towed, stored, or impounded ...

CPUC to Hold Two Sessions on SDGE Proposed Scheme

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will hold two sessions April 5 to let the San Diego public comment on ...

Mexico’s Tourism Board Disputes Travel Warnings from U.S.

The chief of the Mexico Tourism Board, Rodolfo Lopez-Negrete, disputed today what he says are “exceptionally aggressive” travel warnings for ...

Audit Relates Disclosure Violations by Strong Mayor Committee

A little-noticed audit released in January by San Diego's city Ethics Commission sheds some interesting new light on the operation ...

Over 7 Tons of Marijuana Seized in Baja

The Mexican army seized 7.2 tons of marijuana and destroyed an airstrip used for shipments in raids across Baja this ...

Habitat for Humanity in Imperial Beach

Habitat for Humanity of San Diego is actively looking for qualified families for four homes to be built in Imperial ...

City Releases Timeline For Community Plan Updates in Uptown, North Park, and Golden Hill

Nearly three years after beginning to update the community plans for Uptown, Golden Hill, and North Park, city planners have ...

Spanos Clan to Host Romney Fundraiser at Stockton Estate

GOP presidential candidate and part-time La Jolla resident Mitt Romney will be in Stockton on March 27 for a fundraiser ...

Vargas Corporate Backers to be Fined for Hiding Identity

Two years ago this month we reported that political consultant Larry Remer--who once worked with Jane Fonda and her then-husband, ...

Downtown Residents Question Use of Funds From Property and Business Improvement District

Executives at Downtown San Diego Partnership are looking to implement a new business plan, judging by two recent payments to ...

Pay Raises for City Council & Mayor Unanimously Rejected

The Salary Setting Commission’s recommendation for salary increases for all city councilmembers and the mayor was rejected today by the ...

Uptown Planners Hear Proposal to Rename Hillcrest Street After Harvey Milk

Blaine Avenue, a rather insignificant side street in Hillcrest, may become much more meaningful -- that is, if a proposal ...

American Arrested in Tijuana with Stolen Police Gun

An American citizen was arrested Sunday evening during a Tijuana police operation in the colonia Francisco Villa. The man was ...

City Invites Bids for Miramar Landfill Operation

San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders abandoned his plan to sell off the city's Miramar landfill--a move he once billed as ...

Rumor: Manchester Buying Orange County Register

A plausible rumor from a good source today (March 4) has hotelier Doug (Papa Doug) Manchester, owner of the Union-Tribune, ...

21 Arrested with Narcotics in Mexicali

Drug arrests occurred throughout the city of Mexicali Saturday. 21 people were apprehended with either marijuana or methamphetamine. The ages ...

Were UCAN Books Audited? Cooked?

As the mystery of Utility Consumers' Action Network's dissolution announcement is explicated, as now appears likely, the spotlight is almost ...

Newsom Attacks Critic of Project Backed by Wealthy Donor

Democratic California Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom has fired off a letter to San Diego architect and state Historic Preservation Officer ...

Governor Has Big Stake in Firm of Fair Board Appointee's Father

Anne Gust, former GAP executive and wife of Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, last year owned stock in San Diego-based Jack ...

Del Mar City Council Requests State Legislators Set Solar Rates, Not SDG&E

Del Mar city councilmembers are making sure that their objections to SDG&E's proposed rate hike on its solar customers are ...

Human Generated Noise Potentially Harmful to Endangered Blue Whales

The Scripps Institute of Oceanography at UC San Diego has published a report on the effect of human-created underwater noise ...

Cocoa May Help Strengthen Muscles In Diabetics and Those with Heart Failure

Some sweet news arrived today for those suffering from type 2 diabetes or advanced heart failure; researchers from UCSD School ...

Another Gandara Makes the News

Willie Gandara Jr. joined his uncle former Sweetwater Union High School superintendent Jesus Gandara in the ranks of ex-public servants ...

San Diego Superior Court Begins Online Scheduling for Night Court

People with open court cases, failure to appear issues, or civil assessment cases can now schedule night court appearances online ...

Japanese Residents Affected by Fukushima Disaster to Speak March 11

Kyoko Sugasawa and Hirohide Sakuma, both Japanese citizens residing near Fukushima Prefecture, will appear at a March 11 event commemorating ...

El Cajon Police Shoot Knife-Wielding Man

A 21 year-old El Cajon man was taken into custody after being shot in the arm by an El Cajon ...

Initiative to End California's Death Penalty Turns in Signatures

The SAFE California campaign today filed 799,589 petition signatures to qualify an initiative for the November 2012 ballot that will ...

How Shames Threatened UCAN Staff with Mass Firings

One of the whistleblowers inside Utility Consumers' Action Network (UCAN) is attorney David Peffer. Despite his complaints about UCAN wrongdoing, ...

Court Will Not Hear Oral Arguments Over Motion to Dismiss Medical Marijuana Case

San Diego courts will not hear oral arguments concerning a motion by the Department of Justice to dismiss a lawsuit ...

Audit Faults San Diego Unified Schools Grant Management

An audit by the California Department of Finance has found that the San Diego Unified School District "did not adequately ...

Judge Rules in Favor of Convention Center Tax Vote

Superior Court Judge Gonzalo denied the injunction request from the county’s hospitality and tourism workers union to block the vote ...

Assemblymember Toni Atkins Targets Online Predators

Assemblymember Toni Atkins looks to update California's antiquated laws aimed at protecting children from online predators. In Assembly Bill 1817, ...

Pitt and Clooney Lead Celebrity Cast in Prop 8 Trial Play this Saturday

Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Martin Sheen will join an all-star celebrity cast for a live-streamed reading of “8,” the ...

Forest Service to Repeal Fees at Many Sites

After over a decade of complaints and controversy, the U.S. Forest Service is on the verge of repealing most fees ...

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