News Ticker Entries for May, 2012

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Land of Ponzis, Penny Stock Swindles

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken action against a San Diego penny stock firm and its head, and, ...

Bloomberg Endorsement of San Diego's Fletcher Focuses Spotlight on New York Intrigue

News late today that New York's billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg had endorsed newly-minted independent California Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher for mayor ...

Liberal Super PAC Attacks Scott Peters In New Ads

The Progressive Kick political action committee wants the most liberal candidate to win the race for the 52nd Congressional District. ...

Four of Five UCAN Board Members Must Resign

The settlement agreement among various parties in the Utility Consumers' Action Network dispute, which should be filed with Superior Court ...

Inaccuracies Found on Proposition B Website

Proponents of Proposition B, also known as Comprehensive Pension Reform, believe changing the current pension plan for city employees is ...

Man Admits DUI Hit-and-Run, Released

Edgar Ferrer Velasco, 29, admitted to committing a DUI hit-and-run in court this week and was immediately released on “summary,” ...

Local Firm Files Class Action Against Discount Chain

San Diego based Shareholders Foundation, Inc., which bills itself as “a professional loss-prevention, settlement recovery, portfolio monitoring service,” is pursuing ...

Youthful Multi-Felon Back In Court

A 25-year-old man already convicted of four felonies has been ordered to stand trial on a fifth felony charge, according ...

Nonprofit News Donor and Qualcomm Founder Irwin Jacobs Backs Prop 29 Tobacco Tax Measure

La Jolla billionaire Irwin Jacobs, who has bankrolled the newsroom at San Diego State University's owned-and-operated public televsion station KPBS ...

Prop A Could "Adversely Impact" State Funding For San Diego, According to Fitch Ratings

The outlook in San Diego for lease revenue bonds is stable, finds global rating agency Fitch Ratings in a May ...

Comedy Club Owner Goes Missing in San Diego

A nationwide manhunt is on for Mark Wilson Anderson of Oklahoma City, OK, owner of the D.C. Improv comedy club ...

Judge May Sanction Robbins Geller Firm

According to Forbes magazine, a federal judge in Spokane, Washington, said he plans to sanction San Diego class action law ...

U.S. Fraudster Caught in San Felipe to be Extradited

A United States citizen, who was arrested last week in San Felipe for an investment scam, will be deported to ...

Storied Mobster's Associate Gives Big to Prop B and DeMaio Campaigns

A longtime associate of storied Las Vegas mobster Moe Dalitz has become a major backer of the campaign for Proposition ...

Handful of Vargas Bills to State Senate Floor

State senator and congressional hopeful Juan Vargas recently saw five bills he authored move out of committee and to the ...

Prosecutor Wants to Know Who Wrote the Note

Three defendants in a highly-publicized murder case have been ordered to provide handwriting samples, possibly to determine who really wrote ...

Fair Political Practices Commission Finds "Yes on Prop A" Ads Violate State Law

The "Yes on Prop A" folks have a bit of work to do in upcoming days. At the top of ...

Candidates Running Without Opponents Give Campaign Cash to Political Parties

For most local candidates, the June 5 Primary Election will be the end of a year's worth of campaigning. The ...

Liquor Store Group Run by Outspoken Chaldean Leader Mails Hit Pieces Against Filner

The Neighborhood Market Association, a La Mesa-based trade group of liquor stores and markets run by Mark Arabo, an outspoken ...

Costs Surrounding San Onofre Shutdown Continue to Climb

Costs resulting from the prolonged idling of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in northern San Diego County are all ...

Longtime Arellano-Félix Cartel Lieutenant Captured

After 11 years on the run, a top lieutenant of the Arellano-Félix Organization (AFO) was captured in Tijuana. Pedro Aguilar ...

DUI Arrests Down, Few Caught at Checkpoints

Drunk driving arrests over the Memorial Day weekend are down from last year, the U-T San Diego is reporting, with ...

U.S., San Diego Home Prices Still Struggling

U.S. home prices ended the first quarter of this year at new post-crisis lows, according to today's (May 29) release ...

Municipal Police Playing Major Roll in Tijuana’s Homicide Drop

The municipality of Tijuana has seen a steady drop in homicides over the last year and a half, with much ...

SD Firm, Individuals Disciplined

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has hit San Diego penny-stock peddler World Trade Financial Corp. with a disciplinary action ...

Fletcher Campaign Receives Over $56,000 From Donors Outside of San Diego County and State

From March 18 to May 19 Nathan Fletcher raised a total of $302,866 in campaign donations, second only to Carl ...

Redevelopment Woes: Chula Vista Files Against California Dept of Finance

Chula Vista's Redevelopment/Successor Agency is not going out without a fight--a legal one. In April, a state-mandated oversight board convened ...

Duke Cunningham Can't Have Gun

U.S. District Judge Larry Alan Burns has told former Congressmember Randy "Duke" Cunningham, now in prison, that he can't have ...

Don't Diss "Papa Doug's" Friends in UT Book Section

National media commentators are writing about how "Papa Doug" Manchester, owner of the UT, is using the publication for his ...

Bilbray and Issa Aides Take Off on Posh Congressional Chiefs of Staff Retreat

In February we reported that two members of Republican congressman Darrell Issa's staff had hit the road, thanks to well-heeled ...

Top Drug Lord Allegedly Captured

One of the most wanted drug lords in the world was possibly captured last night, May 24th, in the Sinaloa ...

Coronado Beach Ranked Nation's Finest

The beach at Coronado has been tapped as the nation’s finest, according to a new survey out today from “Dr. ...

Kiss Statue's (Final) Final Weekend

After months of controversial wrangling over its future, “Unconditional Surrender,” the 25 foot recreation of a World War II era ...

Some of La Jolla's Richest and an L.A. Casino Operator Kick in Big for Fletcher

The most recent campaign disclosure report for San Diegans for Nathan Fletcher - Mayor 2012, posted online earlier today by ...

SDSU Seeks Help Identifying "Mystery" Photos

San Diego State University is seeking help from the community in identifying thousands of photographs that have landed in their ...

Booze Merchants Association Gives Big to Fletcher Mayoral Campaign

The La Mesa-based Neighborhood Market Association, a group representing liquor stores and other retail alcohol outlets in San Diego and ...

San Diego Republicans Raking in Cash

The Republican Party of San Diego County is boasting that it’s set a new record for fundraising in recent months, ...

San Jose Murderer Nabbed in Mexicali

The international unit of the Baja state police nabbed another fugitive Wednesday, May 23rd. Ernesto Daniel Chávez, a 23 year ...

Carmel Valley Planning Group to Discuss One Paseo Mixed-Use Project

At the monthly meeting of the Carmel Valley Planning Group set for tonight, residents of Carmel Valley will have a ...

More San Diego Homeowners Underwater

New figures from Zillow this morning (May 24) indicate that in the U.S. in the first quarter, 31.4% of American ...

Voter Survey: Smokers' Tax Losing Support, Brown Tax Proposal Remains Strong

The nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California has released its latest survey on the opinions of likely California voters. Covered ...

San Diego Showing Tourism Growth

Tourism is definitely picking up in San Diego, the state of California and the nation. For the year to date ...

Rumor: Manchester to Buy Register Thursday or Friday

According to a rumor making the rounds at the UT, "Papa Doug" Manchester, owner of the paper, will as expected ...

County Supervisor Candidate Brant Will — Hanging on to Idealism

Campaign signs for County Supervisor Greg Cox have proliferated in Chula Vista for several months, but there was a rare ...

UCAN Likely to Get New Executive Director

Beleaguered Utility Consumers' Action Network will probably get a new executive director, according to the second report of the court-appointed ...

Mexican Peso Weakened, Baja Tourism Rises

The Mexican peso has risen over 14 to the U.S. dollar as of mid-day Wednesday, erasing gains it made through ...

San Diego U-T CEO Suggested Use of Paper's News Clout in Sign Dispute, City Emails Show

John Lynch, chief executive officer of the San Diego U-T, formerly known as the Union-Tribune, thought of ordering the paper ...

Foreclosure Rates Continue to Fall

Foreclosure activity was down across the board last month, the tracking website ForeclosureRadar reports, and that could be a bad ...

San Diego: Another Day, Another Ponzi

John Clement of Encinitas was sentenced today (May 22) to two years in custody for defrauding investors in his $4.9 ...

San Diego Unified's Efforts to Secure Administration Building

Faced with a projected $122 million deficit for next fiscal year, spending is not all that San Diego Unified is ...

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chair Resigns

Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman Gregory Jaczko yesterday announced his resignation from the body responsible for oversight of 104 nuclear power ...

Widow of Steve Jobs Gives $25,000 to Tax Measure Also Backed by Wealthy San Diego Donors

According to state political finance records, Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple Computer's Steve Jobs, has come up with ...

U.S. Bank Robber Caught in Ensenada

The international unit of the state police in Baja California arrested a United States fugitive Monday, May 21st. 43 year ...

Federal Election Commission Cites "Problems" with Filner 2012 Campaign Committee Disclosures

The U.S. Federal Election Commission, which enforces federal campaign finance laws, has told Democratic congressman and San Diego mayoral candidate ...

Court: Americans with Disabilities Act Not a Medical Marijuana Defense

California medical marijuana advocates were dealt a blow recently by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has ruled that ...

Bill Demanding CPUC Transparency Dies in Senate

The state senate yesterday (May 21) defeated SB1000, which would have required the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to make ...

Sempra Partners with BP on Hawaiian Wind Farm

San Diego’s Sempra U.S. Gas & Power has announced that it will partner with BP Wind Energy to develop a ...

Mexicali on Alert Following San Luis Police Chief Murder

The city of Mexicali has put 100 extra police officers on patrol, following the murder of the police chief of ...

Facebook Hype Indicate Peak? Year 2000 Worse

The highly-hyped stock of Facebook is trading down today (May 21) in its second day of trading. The first day, ...

Farmers Market Food Stamps Program Expands

The number of farmers markets where recipients of food assistance under the CalFresh (formerly the Food Stamp Program) can shop ...

South Bay Albertsons Store to Close

Albertsons Grocery Store on Coronado Avenue, the last chain supermarket south of Palm Ave serving the South Bay/Egger Highlands neighborhood, ...

Rancho Santa Fe's Democratic Soft Money Queen Dating Al Gore, says Washington Post

Over the years, we've reported on the very big money that longtime Rancho Santa Fe denizen Liz Keadle has given ...

New and Improved Jack In The Box For North Park Moving Forward

A proposal to build a new Jack in the Box restaurant on the corner of Upas and 30th Avenue in ...

Good News for SR 125 Toll Road Drivers

Drivers who have avoided the South Bay portion of SR125 because of costly tolls will be pleased to learn that ...

Lawyer Steigerwalt Suspended a Year

The State Bar of California has suspended attorney Kerry Steigerwalt for one year, according to the Union-Tribune. He will also ...

Our First _______ President

It ain't exactly news, and it ain't exactly local, but it might just be funny... October, 1998: Toni Morrison considers ...

Local Unemployment Drops Sharply

The San Diego County unemployment rate dropped to 8.7% in April from a revised 9.6% in March and 9.7% a ...

La Jolla Billionaire Linked to Pro-Fletcher Super PAC Intending to Raise "Unlimited" Funds

A newly formed federal super PAC with links to La Jolla billionaire Ted Waitt has launched a website feauring a ...

50,000 Absentee Ballots Already Cast for June 5 Primary

A report released yesterday from Redistricting Partners and Political Data Inc. provides some insight on absentee voting in California, including ...

Cameraman Found Guilty of Obstructing Officer

After a two-day misdemeanor trial, a jury found James Charles Playford, 48, guilty of one count of obstructing a peace ...

Carlsbad Cop Makes a Plea Deal

A Carlsbad police officer charged with stealing heroin from headquarters’ evidence room copped a plea today in the Vista courthouse. ...

The High Price of a Free Education

The price of a free education has risen in the past few years. As state legislators continue to take from ...

1.3 Tons of Pot Seized in Tijuana

Municipal police and army soldiers in Tijuana, belonging to the Grupo Alfa unit, seized a large amount of marijuana on ...

Port Releases Environmental Report on Convention Center Expansion

The Port of San Diego went public yesterday with a draft Environmental Impact Report on a proposed expansion of the ...

Ex-La Mesa Gas Station Owner Who Hired 9/11 Hijacker Faces Fraud and Money Laundering Charges

Osama Mahmud “Sam” Mustafa--who gained notoriety here after it came to light that one of the September 11, 2001 hijackers ...

Escondido Man Photographed Teen Under Bathroom Door

Walter David Hunt, 44, took photos and video of a teenaged girl while she was in the bathroom by placing ...

Lawrence and Suzanne Hess Gave $294,000 in Political Donations

Super PACs have become the underbelly of American politics, a way that wealthy donors can give unlimited donations on behalf ...

SSPE: Crime Is Down in Baja

The Secretaría de Seguridad Pública del Estado (SSPE Spanish acronym or Ministry of Public Security of the State), declared that ...

Department of Corrections Wants Control of Its Medical Facilities Back

Last week the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation asked a federal judge to return control of prison medical facilities ...

Fire Danger, Missing Documents at San Onofre

A new report out yesterday commissioned by the environmental group Friends of the Earth questions the wisdom of resuming operations ...

Group Charges Imperial, SDGE Negotiated in Secret

The 54950 Commission, an Imperial Valley watchdog group, charged today (May 15) that the Imperial Irrigation District, negotiating with San ...

Trustees From San Diego Unified Hear Opposition to Selling Barnard Elementary

Last week, San Diego Unified's Advisory Committee for Utilization of Excess School Property voted in favor of selling seven unneeded ...

Local Firm Predicts Uptick in Housing Sales

San Diego based Showing Suite Inc. says that its data on the level of showing activity, which tracks the frequency ...

UN Urges Mexico to Better Protect Journalists

A United Nations panel urged Mexico to pass laws to help protect journalists across the country yesterday, May 14th. A ...

City Attorney Says Mayor and Council Can't Censor City Hall Lobby Exhibits

Can San Diego's mayor and city council arbitrarily deny someone exhibit space in the lobby of city hall? No, says ...

UCSD: Smoking Marijuana Offers Benefits to MS Patients

Smoking marijuana may be an effective treatment for pain and spasticity experienced by multiple sclerosis patients, the UC San Diego ...

Killer Left Advice for Sons Before He Committed Suicide

Michael David Robles, 43, left notes giving advice to his sons on how to live before he hanged himself in ...

San Diego Unified's Real Estate Sale Now One Step Closer

San Diego Unified School District is now one step closer to selling seven properties in order to obtain some much ...

Local Firm Ranks Other Local Retirement Plans

BrightScope Inc., which bills itself as “a leading provider of independent financial information and investment research,” has released a list ...

Bucking National Trend, SD Gas Prices Jump

Gas prices in San Diego jumped almost 13 cents over the weekend to a new average of $4.35 a gallon, ...

FBI & Baja Police to Up Information Exchange

The Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States has agreed to up its information sharing with Baja California authorities, ...

Gov. Brown Calls for Deep Spending Cuts, Tax Hikes

Gov. Jerry Brown today (May 14) put forward his plans to try to reduce the deficit, which has ballooned to ...

Email of Retired Government Security Agent in San Diego Hacked by Anonymous, Letter Says

Email accounts of a retired agent for the California Department of Justice who was a member of a high-powered law ...

Tubes Plugged at San Onofre, Seismic Studies to Move Forward

Southern California Edison has moved forward with a plan first reported last week to take more than 1,300 tubes in ...

UC Education Increasingly Out of Reach for Local Students

University of California students potentially face a six percent increase in tuition in the fall, according to a May 12 ...

Utilities Commission Employees Want Investigation of Simon

Employees of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) have submitted a complaint to the Office of the Governor and the ...

"60 Minutes" to Air Report on Turkish Charter School Cleric Tied to Bob Filner

Just in time for the final stretch of San Diego's race for mayor, the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes is ...

Republican Presidential Candidate Fred Karger Runs Ads in San Diego

Move over, Mitt, there's another Republican presidential candidate hoping to swoon San Diego's conservative voters. At least for one week ...

Arena Pharmaceuticals Shares Soar on Good Obesity News

Stock of biotech Arena Pharmaceuticals is up 62.59% to $5.95 this morning (May 11) on news that a panel of ...

VA Field Office Audit Finds Errors in Disability Payments, Failure to Offer Mental Disorder Treatment

A report released Thursday from the Veterans Administration Office of Inspector General found several shortcomings at the VA’s San Diego ...

Filner Border Backers Give Big Bucks to Change Term Limits

A firm run by a family that is one of San Diego mayoral candidate Bob Filner's biggest campaign funders has ...

Poway Woman Forced to Surrender Wild Birds to State Wildlife Officials

You can say that Dr. Lindy O'Leary's seven-year battle with the state's Fish and Game Department was all for the ...

Utilities, Solar Industry Spar Over "Net Metering"

The California Public Utilities Commission is close to acting on a proposed ruling entered last month which could significantly affect ...

San Diego to Consider Foreclosure Maintenance Ordinance

The Center on Policy Initiatives and Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, respectively a progressive think tank and community activism ...

UT, Orange County Register Will Join Forces, Says Lynch

John Lynch, chief executive of the UT, told the Downtown Lions in a power point presentation yesterday (May 8) that ...

Purse Snatcher Expects Four Years Prison

Fletcher Everingham Calen, 25, made a plea deal last week that could get him four years in prison for his ...

"Grand Theft Dog" Felon Has Moved

A woman who went to jail because she said she tried to “rescue” a dog had her case moved to ...

Escondido Teen Guilty of Crime Spree

Hugo Elmer Garcia committed nine felonies during a violent crime spree in Escondido on the night of May 18, 2011. ...

Oakland Company to Demolish South Bay Power Plant

Oakland-based Silverado Contractors, Inc. was selected from 11 bids submitted for the task of demolishing the South Bay Power Plant ...

National Park Service Opposes Plaza de Panama Project

The National Park Service has come out against Irwin Jacobs's plan to clear traffic from the Plaza de Panama in ...

Edison Reports Increased Damage, Backs Off Restart Proposal at San Onofre

Southern California Edison, operator of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, has announced that more than 1,300 tubes that carry ...

San Diegans Give Big to Romney Super PAC but Not to Obama's

Residents of San Diego and surrounding cities continue to shell out major cash to Mitt Romney's super PAC, Restore Our ...

San Marcos H.S. Rated 11th in Country by Magazine

U.S. News & World Report, working with the American Institute for Research, is out with its list of the top ...

Private Military Facility Plan Dies in the Desert

It appears that plans for Wind Zero, a planned military/law enforcement training site and auto-racing facility near the Imperial Valley ...

Anger and Police at Sweetwater Union HS District Meeting

Before the May 7 board meeting even began, the street in front of the district office was lined with police ...

Lobbyists for Irwin Jacobs-Backed Balboa Park Road Project Rack Up $34,000 in Fees

A Denver firm working for a nonprofit corporation backed by billionaire Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs has spent another $34,000 lobbying ...

NRC Not Receptive to San Onofre Reactivation Proposal

Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman Gregory Jaczko is not ready to consider a timetable for restarting nuclear operations at San Onofre ...

Tijuana Police Officers Arrested for Meth Sale

Two Tijuana municipal police officers were arrested by Mexican state police during a crystal methamphetamine delivery on Sunday. The officers ...

San Diego's Inequities in Infrastructure Spending

The Commission on San Diego Regional Infrastructure and Equity, a group of “national and local foundations [which] is comprised of ...

First Look at Proposed U-T San Diego Video Billboard and News Ticker in Mission Valley

Late Friday we learned from a city development department notice posted on the front lawn of U-T San Diego that ...

Maienschein Loans Campaign $60,000

Brian Maienschein's campaign for state assembly is sitting on some serious cash. According to campaign finance reports, Maienschein has an ...

Work Continues on Embarcadero Revamp

The Port of San Diego on Friday released its most recent update on the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan, a large-scale ...

Mexican Army Intercepts Drug Shipment

Mexican Army officers, along with local police, intercepted a vehicle headed for the U.S. border near Mexicali with over 50 ...

City Notice Posted on Front Lawn Reveals Union-Tribune Seeking Condo, Office, and Retail Development Permits

San Diego developer Doug Manchester, who bought the San Diego Union-Tribune amid speculation that he was primarily attracted by the ...

Burglar Wants Her Property Back

An admitted felon has demanded Carlsbad Police return property to her that they seized when they went to her home ...

Man Admits Setting Fire to Girlfriend's Home

Marc Bentley Thompson, 52, admitted arson and injury to a roommate in a plea deal he signed last Wednesday, May ...

Bookkeeper Admits Taking Money

Sixty-four-year old Jennifer Lyndi Davey admitted taking money from her employer over a six-year period, and she expects to get ...

Cinco de Mayo DUI Patrols to Focus on Escondido, SDSU

Escondido and the area surrounding San Diego State University will be the targets of DUI crackdowns over the Cinco de ...

South County Corruption Investigation Widens

Yesterday the Union Tribune reported that the home of Gary Cabello, a South County bond manager, had been raided by ...

San Onofre Operator to Present Plan to Resume Operations

Despite a recent finding that radiation detectors had been offline for months at the time of the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown ...

Recently Released Inmate Found Living at Pot Grow House

San Diego Sheriff's deputies in San Marcos made two arrests yesterday morning as a result of a fourth amendment waiver ...

April Employment Growth Feeble

The U.S. added only 115,000 jobs in April. Economists had expected 163,000. The unemployment rate dipped to 8.1% from 8.2% ...

San Diego Radiation Monitor Not Working During Fukushima Crisis, Audit Reveals

An April 19 audit by the Inspector General of the United States Environmental Protection Agency has revealed that major components ...

San Diego Unified Looks to Sell Properties

For San Diego Unified, desperate times call for drastic budget measures. Officials at San Diego Unified are searching to bridge ...

State Inmate Transfers - Realignment or "Prisoner Dumping?"

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has been actively broadcasting the views of supporters of its campaign to reduce ...

Protests Planned Against Border Patrol Violence

An assortment of community groups and clergy members have called for a national day of action today demanding that U.S. ...

DMV Staffers Took Bribes and Provided False Licenses, Says U.S. Attorney

The U.S. Attorney's office charged today (May 2) that El Cajon and Rancho San Diego Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) ...

Seau Apparent Suicide Could be Watershed NFL Event

If it turns out that former Chargers great Junior Seau indeed committed suicide, and that he shot himself in the ...

California Fugitive Nabbed in Tijuana

An alleged drug dealer from California was nabbed in Tijuana today, May 2nd. The Coordinación de Enlace Internacional de la ...

State Controller Weighs in on Prop A

State Controller John Chiang is offering his advice to San Diegans as it concerns Proposition A, the “Fair and Open ...

Wealthy "Patriarch of Broadway" Was Snubbed in Attempt to Buy Padres

In early February of 2009, the kinky installment deal by which Jeff Moorad was to buy the Padres was announced. ...

Doug Manchester Lobbyist Also Employed by Las Vegas Developer Backing DeMaio

A high-powered contract lobbyist for the Grand del Mar, the North City mega-resort operated by U-T San Diego publisher Doug ...

Councilmember Sherri Lightner's Campaign Receives Thousands From One Paseo Developer

Representatives from Kilroy Realty have gone out of their way to gain support from Carmel Valley residents for their 1,857,440 ...

Former Charger Running Back Arrested in FBI Fraud Sting

Former San Diego Chargers running back Michael Bennett was arrested in Miami on Monday along with fellow NFL alumni William ...

Boxing Trainer Gets 86 Years for Shooting Rival

Mark Anthony Diaz, 51, was sentenced to 86 years prison yesterday for shooting a rival boxing trainer in the back ...

Bomb Scare at Two Imperial Beach Schools

Lt. Marco Garmo of the Imperial Beach Sheriff Station reported that at 2:30 pm Tuesday May, 1st an unknown male ...

Columnist Blames Lobbyists for Expanded Drone Use Authorization

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, is set to greatly expand due to approval of their expanded use ...

Nephews of Cartel Leader Under Federal Investigation

A Mexican federal judge has ordered that two nephews of a Sinaloa Cartel leader be held for 40 days while ...

Bridgepoint Reports Poor Earnings, Stock Plummets

San Diego's extremely controversial for-profit college operation, Bridgepoint Education, reported disappointing first quarter sales and earnings; twenty minutes from today's ...

San Diego Tourism Picks Up

The spring break and five weekends in March helped lift tourism in the first quarter, notes La Jolla hotel expert ...

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith's Campaign Committee Donates $25,000 to Romney Super PAC

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith is one of three San Diegans to have donated to Mitt Romney's super PAC, Restore Our ...

Dueling Endorsements in the CA-52 Race

Scott Peters is trumpeting the endorsement of another sitting Democratic politician in the race for the newly-drawn 52nd congressional district: ...

Boycott Ends Over Pepsi's Controversial Contract With Local Biotech

A pro-life group has called off a yearlong boycott of Pepsi products after receiving a satisfactory assurance from the company ...

New Format Permits Dailies to Report Circulation Gains

Changes in the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) format for reporting newspaper circulation permitted dailies to report gains in the ...