News Ticker Entries for November, 2012

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Filner inaugural roster revealed

Lobbyists, past political friends, and a vanquished foe and his big contributor on list of V.I.P. invites.

An invitation list to Monday's inauguration of Bob Filner as mayor of San Diego - furnished by the office of ...

Build it if you can

New Copley-Price Family YMCA unanimously approved by city council, but is funding available?

The San Diego city council this week unanimously approved the construction of a new Copley-Price Family YMCA in the Mid-City ...

Filner wants funds

Soon-to-be former congressman seeking money to finish San Ysidro border crossing

In one of his last acts in Congress before setting up shop in the mayor’s office, Bob Filner earlier this ...

Here comes the rooster...ordinance

County Supervisors look to tighten rooster ordinance

San Diego County Supervisors are looking to tighten up on the rooster ordinance. The ordinance they passed in August of ...

Deportation, then probation

Seven repeat illegal border-crossers sentenced to prison time, then supervised release

Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Sector covering the Imperial Valley desert east of San Diego are touting a ...

Bond, Public Facilities Financing Bonds

Housing Commission agrees to take the place of former redevelopment agency to issue bonds for public improvement projects.

The City of San Diego has found a new partner to issue bonds to pay for public improvement projects. On ...

Deep inside the Filner transition

Sanders office emails reveal stress of quick transition from GOP to new Democratic administration

Democratic congressman and San Diego mayor-elect Bob Filner hasn't been offering many details about his plans for the administration to ...

Electrifying

New electric vehicle chargers installed around San Diego's bayfront

Four more sites around town are offering charging access to owners of plug-in electric vehicles, the Port of San Diego ...

Deconstructing California's economy

A new report from Public Citizen shows the drag that construction accidents put on the state's economy and the need for more safety.

In a New York Times article published today, the paper paints a rosy picture of California's economy, one that's in ...

Jerry Brown's Del Mar appointees party in style

Governor's wealthy appointees, family, and friends partook of free Turf Club hospitality during Del Mar's summer race meet, records show

Since it opened in 1937, the racetrack in Del Mar has been a playground for the rich, famous, and politically ...

Screams in the night

Domestic disturbance call leads to discovery of cache of drugs

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a complaint of a woman screaming on the 800 block of Regal Road in Encinitas at ...

Search for remains

Crew of investigators arrive in Tijuana to search for remains of 75 dissolved victims

A crew of investigators and scientists has arrived in Tijuana to begin searching for the remains of a large group ...

Slow it down

Group offers more reasons to delay vote on Carlsbad desalinization plant

Add the California Coastal Protection Network to the list of names including the San Diego chapter of the Surfrider Foundation ...

Cool $10 million

Jack Goodball should pull down almost $10 million from Conagra purchase of Ralcorp

Conagra has iced a deal to buy Ralcorp (the former Ralston Purina) for $90 a share. Jack Goodall, long time ...

Tourism up...sort of

SD visitor industry improving, but still lags pre-recession levels

The hotel business is picking up in San Diego, according to Smith Travel Research. October occupancy was 70.2% vs 66.1% ...

Escondido woman arrested again

Accused of frequenting Walmarts with a huge black handbag

June Reiko Cooper, 40, is back in custody, accused of more thefts in San Diego County. Her theft convictions listed ...

San Diego State University foundation deal ripped by audit

University research foundation reaped millions in improper administrative fees from state taxpayers, audit finds

A deal between the San Diego University Research Foundation and two California agencies improperly used money that was supposed to ...

Missing girl

13 year old Tijuana girl has vanished on way to school

Authorities are asking for help in locating a missing 13 year old Tijuana girl who has not been heard from ...

Gol X tres!

Tijuana scores 3 goals to advance to La Liga MX finals

The Club Tijuana Xolos pulled off a huge win Monday night, November 26th, by defeating Club León 3-0. The win ...

A call to arts

Port seeking artists for "Connector" tidelands project

The Port of San Diego has issued an open call for artists to provide proposals for “Connector,” a temporary work ...

Tickets save lives

Weekend law enforcement targets public drunkenness, speeders

Local law enforcement agencies were out putting state and federal grant funds to use over the weekend. In Encinitas, San ...

Maintenance deferred

Water pipe ruptures in Balboa Park, flooding building that houses two museums and the San Diego History Center.

With just a few days remaining until Mayor Jerry Sanders leaves office, the lame duck mayor is still making waves. ...

Impacted

Lack of available classes causes UCSD to trim biology department by 1,500 students

Despite an 80 percent increase in the number of courses offered and moves to extend laboratory hours, the number of ...

Jacked

Man allegedly stabbed for wallet while trying to buy Xanax pills from two Carlsbad youths

Drew Maxwell Davidson, 19, and Dylan Manley Maldonado, 20, are accused of assaulting and robbing a young man who hoped ...

Second second chance

Disbarred attorney released from custody again

This afternoon a San Diego County Superior Court judge granted probation to Michael Theodore Pines, who was captured as a ...

Chemical bummer

Audit finds the City's purchasing of water and wastewater treatment chemicals should be enhanced

San Diego's Public Utilities Department and the purchasing department have gone rogue when buying the chemicals needed to treat water ...

Prison transfer

Inmates transferred from Baja state prisons to Islas Marías federal penitentiary

Another group of inmates has been transferred from Baja California prisons in order to help alleviate overcrowding, according to the ...

Double jeopardy

Sheriff's deputies follow stabbing victim from Rancho Santa Fe party to hospital where he is subsequently pepper sprayed and arrested

A house party packed with underage drinkers met a rowdy end early Saturday morning, when San Diego Sheriff’s deputies from ...

Build now and ask later

Doug Manchester's Grand Del Mar applies for permits nearly ten years late.

'Build it and ask for permission later,' that seems to be the mantra at Doug Manchester's posh resort, The Grand ...

Audit blasts Sanders for city maintenance meltdown

Administration of lame duck mayor gets poor marks for massive failure to fix falling-apart city facilities

Lame duck Republican mayor and local craft beer booster Jerry Sanders has been on a series of nostalgic victory rounds ...

Cost revolt

Local water districts protesting projected costs of Carlsbad desalinization plant

The Padre Dam Municipal Water District has called a special meeting this morning to consider adding its name to a ...

Facebook Abuzz about Valitar Drama

I learned from a direct message on Facebook that Mark and Tatyana Remley, the organizers of Valitar, have allegedly "pulled ...

Plea deal for experienced robber

Repeat felon expects more than 17 years prison for latest

Torrence Andrew Williams, 36, admitted three felonies in connection with a robbery and then police chase, which occurred in Escondido ...

Carlsbad man made a deal

Was found making "medical marijuana" deliveries last June, prosecutor said

A Carlsbad man who was arrested on suspicion of making deliveries of “medical marijuana” to “patients” made a plea deal ...

Copley foundation's steep fall from grace

IRS report for 2011 reveals Copley charity, once worth mega-millions, down to its last $5.4 million

The Helen K. and James S. Copley Foundation has continued its years-long downward spiral, according to the non-profit's public accounting ...

Ambulance influence chasers

The lobbying firm of Bob Filner's political guru Tom Shepard gets an alarming new client

Public Policy Strategies, the city hall lobbying firm of Republican political maven Tom Shepard, picked up a well-funded new client ...

Potential payday

Customs and Border Protection agency wants to buy more drones from General Atomics - lack of Congressional funding an obstacle

Local aeronautical company General Atomics, manufacturer of the Predator and other unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, has signed ...

SDSU: crime abounds

San Diego State ranked America's 7th most dangerous school

The publication Business Insider ranks "The 25 Most Dangerous Colleges in America." The data look at violent and property crimes ...

Club Tijuana loses

Club Tijuana fútbol loses first game in La Liga MX semi-finals

The Club Tijuana Xolos lost their first game of the semi-finals in La Liga MX play to Club León Thursday ...

Maienschein bows down to ferret lobby?

Assemblyman denies reports that he is cuddling up to the ferret lobby

Just weeks after the election and newly minted Assemblyman Brian Maienschein has been said to be cozying up to lobbyists, ...

Oceanside man was cooking wife, prosecutor said

When police arrived, there were three pans simmering on the stovetop

A 73-year-old woman was cut into pieces, her head was found in the freezer and other parts were being cooked ...

Tight quarters

New host for NRC meeting on San Onofre announced, but new space will only accommodate 400

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has found a new spot to host its public meeting regarding the restart proposal on the ...

Travel warnings

The U.S. Dept of State warns to take caution when traveling to parts of Baja

The U.S. Department of State released an updated travel warning, state by state, for the nation of Mexico on November ...

Romney gossip

Defeated candidate seen at movie theater, pizza joint, gas station

Amateur paparazzi seem to be tailing Mitt Romney as he and wife Ann move around San Diego County. One of ...

Hurry-up offense

Groups complain Water Authority is rushing a vote on proposed Carlsbad desalinization plant

Surfrider San Diego and the watchdog group Independent Rates Oversight Committee are calling foul on what they see as a ...

David Copley, 60, dead in La Jolla car crash

Wealthy sole heir to a once-powerful newspaper chain, he presided over its dismantling

David Copley, the sole heir to the Copley newspaper chain of his adoptive father, has died in a La Jolla ...

Boy charged with murder

A 15-year-old Vista boy is accused of a fatal gang stabbing

A 15-year-old Vista boy has been charged with murder, as an adult, in San Diego’s North County Superior Court. A ...

Speeder accused of murder

Man driving Honda was said to be drag-racing on freeway

A 21-year-old man who investigators say drove in speeds exceeding 100 mph, and crashed his car killing the passenger in ...

Gunshots Fired During Home Invasion Robbery Near Imperial Beach

The San Diego Police have confirmed that shots were fired during an attempted home invasion robbery in the Nestor neighborhood ...

Precursor suppliers pinpointed

A family from Tijuana along with their three businesses have been pinpointed by the U.S. Treasury Dept. as meth precursor suppliers

A Tijuana family and their businesses have been designated by the United States Treasury Department as major suppliers of methamphetamine ...

Jack disappoints

Jack in the Box earnings drop sharply.

Fourth quarter earnings of Jack in the Box were 39 cents a share, down 44.9% from a year earlier, and ...

Uncomfortable encounter

San Marcos man walks in on burglary in progress

A resident on the 600 block of Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos was taken by surprise yesterday when ...

Not walrus weather

Sea World planning to import female walrus for display, marine mammal experts say climate is less than ideal

Sea World Parks & Entertainment Inc. is in the process of obtaining permits to import a female walrus bred in ...

Big labor and business interests to co-host Filner fundraiser

Labor boss Lorena Gonzalez and Chamber of Commerce insider Mel Katz will co-host post-campaign fundraising bash for Bob Filner

After a record-breaking political spending year, San Diego mayor-elect Bob Filner is still out looking for the big money, and ...

Life after nukes

Think tank publishes report exploring options for a San Onofre-free Southern California

A new paper out from the Rocky Mountain Institute, a non-profit think tank based in Colorado, provides a host of ...

Pennies from hell

New Jersey trader pleads guilty to manipulating SD penny stock

Mark Allen Lefkowitz has pleaded guilty to conspiring with an as yet unnamed chief executive of a San Diego company ...

Frat race

Theta Chi fraternity return to SDSU with plans to build large frat house near campus.

Theta Chi, the fraternity banned for the past four years from San Diego State University after investigators found drugs and ...

Picketing over pay

Sharp Grossmont Hospital housekeepers, food service workers cry foul over new contract offering

Dozens of workers at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa took to the street in front of the facility yesterday ...

Los Angeles man accused of killing mom could face death penalty

Judge found sufficient evidence of murder for financial gain and torture

The defense attorney seems to be angling for an insanity plea, while the prosecutor is charging the special circumstances of ...

Temecula con man gets prison

“I tried to help them” but “things went terrible,” he told the judge.

A con man accused of using the stolen identities of his parents to run up more than $3 million in ...

Rhon for office?

Former Tijuana mayor will run for governor of Baja California if asked

Jorge Hank Rhon, the former mayor of Tijuana, stated after a Club Tijuana fútbol game that he would be interested ...

New director

UCAN names USD law grad as director

Troubled Utility Consumers' Action Network has named Donald M. Kelly, a University of San Diego law graduate, as the new ...

Drone royalty

Predator maker and GOP financier Linden Blue reportedly to tie the knot with well-traveled ex-rear admiral

Republican mega-donor and fierce Barack Obama critic Linden Blue, whose closely-held La Jolla military contracting outfit General Atomics introduced the ...

Rise of a corporate princeling

From high-stakes California politics to corporate prince

A Reader News Ticker piece via Storify, a social media storytelling tool. A soon-to-be former California legislator assumes his positon ...

Expensive Expansion

City looks to pay Menlo Park law firm an additional $100,000 to defend convention center expansion in court

The City of San Diego is beefing up its defense over the proposed expansion of the City's convention center paid ...

107 foreigners busted

Baja California arresting record number of international criminals in 2012

The state of Baja California has rounded up 107 international criminals in its state since the beginning of the year, ...

Cheating Customs

Local scammers import $100 million in foreign goods without paying taxes

Gerardo Chavez, former president of the San Diego Customs Broker Association, pleaded guilty last week to a massive fraud ring ...

Pink millions

3-day walkers raise $6.5 million for breast cancer research and public outreach

The annual Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-day walk, which wound its way through coastal neighborhoods over the weekend, announced ...

Imperial Beach Chase Bank Robbed for Second Time in Less Than a Month

For the second time in less than a month the Imperial Beach branch of Chase Bank at 1122 Palm Ave. ...

Joblessness ticks up

Local unemployment nudges up to 8.6%

San Diego County's unemployment rate rose to 8.6% in October from 8.5% in September. The county added 7,000 jobs in ...

Vista burglar will be released

Eighteen-year-old left a fingerprint on the broken window

A youthful burglar expects to be released for time served at his sentencing next month, according to a plea deal ...

Elderly transient released

Seventy-three-year-old man created ruckus in hotel lobby

A 73-year-old man who describes himself as a “transient” admitted felony assault and resisting officers, in connection with a disturbance ...

Americans busted in Baja

Three U.S. fugitives rounded up in Baja California this week

A man, who allegedly committed a murder in Chula Vista in 2008, was among three United States fugitives who were ...

Child tossed

Tijuana woman throws 4 year old child from car

A woman in Tijuana was arrested on Thursday, November 5th, after throwing her child out of her vehicle. Claudia Sedano ...

Indie TJ style

Music festival takes place in Tijuana this weekend

A total of 41 bands will be performing this weekend at the All My Friends Music Festival taking place in ...

Backing a loser

Rancho Santa Fe resident Robert Shillman's $25,000 fails to elect Tea Party conservative

What's $25,000 to a multi-millionaire? You can ask Rancho Santa Fe resident Robert Shillman, who just lost the $25,000 he ...

Dropping anchor

New fisheries research vessel signs 10 year lease with Port of San Diego

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, described as “a federal agency focused on the conditions of the oceans and the ...

Bayfront under water?

San Diego Port Commissioners to address rising sea level issues in Chula Vista

A KPBS story on November 15 focused on San Diego Port Authority draft maps which indicated the rising sea level ...

Last word

Last minute billionaire contributions tardily revealed in post-election campaign finance filings

Based on late campaign filings posted online this week by the county Registrar of Voters, La Jolla billionaire Irwin Jacobs ...

Throwing in the towel

Congressman Brian Bilbray concedes house race to Scott Peters

More than a week after election day, now former-congressman Brian Bilbray announced that he was throwing in the towel, conceding ...

Car theft fail

Man severely beats elderly couple in Lemon Grove alley, fails in attempt to steal their car

Twenty-four year-old Wyatt Kirk Bradley of San Diego faces charges of elder abuse and assault with a deadly weapon following ...

Unions flip

Labor announces project labor agreement struck between unions and convention center developer, drops opposition to expansion

The San Diego Building and Construction Trades Council, which represents a number of labor unions tied to the construction industry, ...

"Oh, my aching backtesting"

Arbitration filed against media investment personality Ray Lucia's former firm

White Law Group has filed a $250,000 arbitration claim against First Allied Securities, the former firm of radio/TV investment personality ...

Would you buy an electric car from this ex-legislator?

Termed-out Democratic State Senator Christine Kehoe gets lucrative electric car promotion gig

Ex-GOP Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher - who turned independent after failing to get the county Republican party's endorsement during his failed ...

Bad Customs customs

Customs broker pleads guilty to avoiding payments

Gerardo Chavez of International Trade Consultants, president of the San Diego Customs Brokers Association, pleaded guilty today (November 15) in ...

QCOM casts a vote for Fletcher

Independent pol leaves public life for Director position at tech giant

Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher's been known to make some major announcements. One such announcement came earlier this year during his run ...

Willie Gandara, Jr. sentenced to 6 1/2 years

Willie Gandara, Jr is nephew to former Sweetwater superintendent Jesus Gandara scheduled to go to trial in January

Former El Paso County Commissioner, Willie Gandara Jr., was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in a federal prison for drug ...

Fewer gurgles

Percent SD homes underwater declines

In this year's third quarter, the percentage of San Diego County homeowners underwater (more debt on the property than it ...

No knives

Knife-wielding man suspected of domestic violence causes 6 hour SWAT standoff in Encanto

A standoff between a suicidal Encanto man and the San Diego Police SWAT team ended peacefully earlier this morning. Police ...

Fewer foreclosure filings

Homeowners Bill of Rights showing an effect before its official implementation, downward trends may make new foreclosure fee less than revenue neutral

California is seeing an unprecedented number of scheduled foreclosure sales being canceled, ForeclosureRadar is reporting in its October report, released ...

San Marcos man pled guilty

Took a baseball bat to his sister and then burned down the family home.

A San Marcos man who attacked his sister with a baseball bat and then set the family home afire, last ...

Jock itch

Pro basketball player says San Diegan put him in Ponzi schemes.

Longtime San Diego money manager William "Billy" Crafton Jr. is among those sued in Philadelphia for putting Boston Celtics guard ...

Good news for California State University system

Incoming chancellor requests pay cut

In October the California State University board of trustees appointed Timothy P. White chancellor to the 23 campus CSU system. ...

Theta Chi plans a new frat house

Theta Chi, one of six fraternities busted in Operation Sudden Fall, proposes new frat house near SDSU

For college fraternity Theta Chi, it is a new kind of rush; a rush to bring Theta Chi back to ...

Mortgage disinterest

Does U-T San Diego's new $27.5 million mortgage mean publisher "Papa" Doug Manchester is losing interest?

An outfit related to U-T San Diego publisher Doug Manchester has recently mortgaged the newspaper's Mission Valley headquarters to the ...

Big seizures

Baja continues huge seizures of narcotics, Mexico questioning U.S. states legalizing marijuana

The Baja California Attorney General’s Office (La Delegación de la Procuraduría General de la República or PGR) released results from ...

Ballroom backs out

Hotel operator forces NRC to cancel scheduled public meeting on San Onofre

A public meeting scheduled to take place this Friday by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission regarding the proposal by Southern ...

Cleaning up the forest

Fallbrook resident, former Marine general tapped to head state parks department

Fallbrook resident and retired Marine Corps general Anthony L. Jackson has been tapped by Governor Jerry Brown to oversee the ...

Foreclosure fees

City council passes Property Value Protection Ordinance in front of packed house evening session

San Diego’s City Council, after hearing nearly two hours’ worth of comments, voted 5-3 in an evening session last night ...

Los Angeles man accused of killing mom

"If I go to hell, I'll take you guys with me."

Sherry and Anthony Chang drove to their son’s apartment in Los Angeles for Thanksgiving 2008, but found he was not ...

Still unaffordable

Rising home prices mean fewer households can afford to buy, despite low interest rates

A report out yesterday from the California Association of Realtors trade group announced that the state’s housing affordability index dipped ...

Unidentified woman killed

Dead woman found dumped in Tijuana street, male suspect found an hour later

An unidentified woman was found beaten to death in Tijuana Sunday evening, November 11th, in the colony Hacienda Santa Cecilia. ...

Generators revisited

Diesel backup generators, missing reports among latest problem areas at San Onofre

More safety concerns have come to light at the beleaguered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, including a coolant leak into ...

UCSD to abruptly shutter its troubled Nevada Cancer Institute

The Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting that UCSD is closing down its Nevada Cancer Institute by December 31, leaving an ...

Pork shipments begin

Mexico begins shipping pork from Ensenada to Singapore

The Mexican government recently announced that it has begun exporting pork to the nation of Singapore. The first shipment of ...

Permits?

Manchester's Grand Del Mar applies for necessary permits for helipad one-year late

Roads? Who needs roads to get to the Grand Del Mar when you can land your helicopter just steps from ...

Winners, losers and post-election reflection

Bob Filner, Shirley Weber, Dave Roberts, Proposition 30 and 32 — these winners have Democrats in San Diego celebrating and ...

L.A. Sureño arms trafficker nabbed in Mexicali

The international unit of the Baja State Police successfully captured another United States fugitive in the capital of Baja California ...

Man accused of fatal collision now charged with murder

A California man has been charged with murder after he allegedly drove the wrong way on a San Diego County ...

Did Sanders trade his DeMaio support for chamber job?

It's now strictly a rumor that Sanders got top chamber post as payoff for DeMaio endorsement

Eyebrows are arching and tongues wagging over Mayor Jerry Sanders's belated endorsement of Carl DeMaio for mayor, followed by Sanders ...

Public bicycle tools added to Hillcrest bike corral

The bicycle corral installed at the corner of 5th Avenue and University in Hillcrest this week added a perk for ...

North American Development Bank to finance border projects

The North American Development Bank (NADB) announced on Thursday, November 8th, that it has approved $158 million in loans and ...

Lame duck mayor advertising for city arts czar to be paid up to $125,000

A few weeks ago, San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders, who will turn the reins of city government over to mayor-elect ...

City to pay $675,000 to victim of sexual assault by former police officer Anthony Arevalos

The City continues to pay the female victims assaulted by former San Diego police officer Anthony Arrevalos. The newest payout ...

Two Vista vandals cause $275K in damages

Sheriff’s deputies at the Vista station’s Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Unit (COPPS) have arrested a 15 year-old juvenile ...

Local mortgage banker lands 10 year prison sentence

Con man inflicted losses on AZ bank large enough to close it down

San Diego mortgage originator Thomas Gregory Alexander has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and ordered to pay ...

Nuclear Regulatory Commission denies request for hearing on San Onofre

The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission yesterday morning shot down a request by environmental group Friends of the Earth to require ...

Like Beirut

Soaring fuel prices for police and fire department helicopters. City to spend $5.48 million over 5 years.

On Tuesday, city councilmembers will consider entering into a contract with Crownair Aviation to provide fuel for the City of ...

Stolen car chase leads to multiple accidents

San Diego Sheriff’s deputies apprehended two suspects related to a car theft in Vista yesterday, but not before multiple traffic ...

DeMaio vows to stay until last vote is counted

Two days after suffering a defeat to Bob Filner in the race to become the next mayor, Carl DeMaio issued ...

Filner transition team to be headed by lobbyist for big developer with storied history of campaign finance violations

Democratic congressman Bob Filner announced at his first news conference as San Diego's mayor-elect yesterday that Allen Jones, longtime lobbyist ...

Lawsuit claims doctors repeatedly misdiagnosed patient, caused permanent damage

Health care provider Kaiser Permanente’s San Diego operations are the subject of another lawsuit this week, as Courthouse News Service ...

Sempra Energy reports 3rd quarter earnings

SDG&E revenues up over 50%

San Diego-based Sempra Energy, parent of local utility San Diego Gas & Electric, announced yesterday that earnings were down slightly ...

Almost two million dollars found in home after explosion

A large amount of cash was found in a home in Tijuana Tuesday evening, November 6th, after an explosion drew ...

Issa committee used taxpayer funds to attack Obama, says reform group

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, Republican of North County, made a one-minute video ...

Three defendants accused in Brittany Killgore slaying, in court today

Three defendants in a notorious murder case were in court today, one defendant got a new attorney and the date ...

Pro-union political committee headed by Michael Zucchet gives local Democrats $280,000

Democrats appear to be the big winners in this year's election. The scope of the rout was seen in the ...

Qualcomm stock soars after-hours on dismal day

On a day in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 2.36%, stock of telecom superstar Qualcomm is soaring 7.71% ...

Chula Vista's board of ethics to get independent counsel

Chula Vista changed in a significant way November 6--not at the ballot box but at the city council meeting. The ...

Police failing tests allowed to stay on forces across Mexico

As police forces across Mexico are given mandatory vetting procedures many who fail the tests are being allowed to remain ...

Copper thieves target Poway street lights

Sheriff’s investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the individual(s) responsible for a string of copper thefts in ...

Late GOP money includes $5,000 from San Diego TV station owner

It turns out that La Jolla hotel mogul and U-T San Diego owner Doug Manchester wasn't the only local media ...

Over 7 tons of marijuana seized in TJ

The Mexican Army, working on an anonymous tip, seized 7.4 tons of marijuana in Tijuana on Monday, November 5th. A ...

Possible money laundering charges for groups hiding source of $11M funneled to California PAC

Contributions went through 4 PACs, were used to fight Prop 30 and promote Prop 32

On the eve of the election, an Arizona group that provided $11 million in funding for an in-state organization backing ...

Drive-by purse snatchers drag female victim

A purse-snatching victim in La Mesa is recovering this morning after being dragged by a car for a short distance ...

Rancho Santa Fe among 10 most expensive neighborhoods

Rancho Santa Fe is among the nation's 10 most expensive neighborhoods, according to MarketWatch.com. "The Ranch," as it is called, ...

Lynch in default, but says he is paying up today

John Lynch, chief executive of U-T San Diego, says that today (Nov. 6) he is paying a penalty amount to ...

What will San Diego's "First Significant Other" do?

Regardless who is elected mayor tonight, San Diego will confront a virtually unprecedented situation. No need to go into details ...

Inaugural Baja International Film Festival to take place this month

The first ever Baja International Film Festival will take place in Los Cabos this month from November 14th to the ...

Firm connected with Duty Free empire gives Filner last minute $10,000

It wouldn't be an election in San Diego, it seems, without a sizable last minute campaign contribution to the cause ...

Traffic snarls predicted during upcoming events Downtown

The Port of San Diego is advising Downtown travelers to expect some traffic snags in the coming week as work ...

Publisher pursuing remedies after U-T San Diego pulls out of contract

Dallas-based A.H. Belo, which publishes the Dallas Morning News, Riverside Press-Enterprise and other papers, says it is pursuing multiple remedies ...

Violent crime dropping in Mexico & U.S. border cities

Multiple reports released, as the year is nearing end, have stated that violent crime is dropping in both Mexico and ...

Who do developers back in Chula Vista elections?

Even though Chula Vista is still reeling from the default/closure crisis, residential development continues to be the city's economic engine. ...

U-T San Diego CEO John Lynch to speak to Association of Corporate Growth

John Lynch to speak to the Association of Corporate Growth on buying the San Diego Union-Tribune

On November 13, John Lynch, CEO of the U-T San Diego and the revamped North County Times will be giving ...

Wired Magazine editor-in-chief quits job, enters San Diego and Tijuana drone wars

Long-time Wired editor-in-chief Chris Anderson has quit his job and is heading to San Diego to become CEO of 3D ...

Bridgepoint earnings take a hit

Shares of controversial Bridgepoint Education are down 4.36% this morning (Nov. 5) following the for-profit university company's release of weak ...

Cost reductions continue at courthouses statewide

San Diego leads 7 county meeting with $5.3 million to be slashed from budget

San Diego County accounted for the lion’s share of $7.5 million in California court spending reductions proposed during closed-door meetings ...

Ad seeking Manchester hotel buyer not real, says attorney

Grand Del Mar loan OK and no receivership, says Papa Doug attorney

An ad has shown up on Craigslist seeking a partner or buyer for "Papa Doug" Manchester's $300 million Grand Del ...

IB Councilman Bilbray endorses medical marijuana measure

Brian Pat Bilbray, an Imperial Beach city councilmember and the son of 52nd Congressional district candidate Brian Bilbray, came out ...

California charter school lobby pouring big cash into Ponder school board bid

San Diego's Proposition Z, a measure to raise property taxes for school bonds, is billed by its backers as a ...

Reader publisher makes in-kind advertising contribution to medical marijuana campaign

Jim Holman, owner and publisher of the San Diego Reader, has contributed advertising valued at $2,831 to Citizens for Patient ...

Chargers give $12,000 to San Diego GOP; L.A. stadium builder AEG kicks in with $13,000 for Democrats

Football fans and political junkies alike can puzzle over the latest "Where will the Chargers move next?" tea leaves provided ...

Phony immigration lawyer busted

A Tijuana man who worked out of an office in San Ysidro has been arrested for collecting fees on phony ...

Man accused of killing mom may have benefited from sale of her home

Solana Beach home had been valued over $1 million

Bryan C Chang was the owner of a Solana Beach home that sold for $875,000 last August, according to public ...

UCAN: More damning emails surface

Evidence of further financial irregularities proving worrisome at ailing watchdog.

Further disquieting emails have surfaced internally in the case of nonprofit watchdog Utility Consumers' Action Network (UCAN), whose financial missteps ...

San Onofre costs top $300 million

Costs associated with the emergency shutdown of long-idled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station have surpassed the $300 million mark. Edison ...

No iPhone trademark for Apple in Mexico

Apple was set to release the iPhone 5 in Mexico today, November 2nd, but a Mexican court has ruled against ...

Escondido child abuser wants to move to L.A.

An Escondido man who admitted sex with a 12-year-old-girl has been released from custody in San Diego County, and has ...

Shadowy San Diego PAC backs both GOP's Plescia and Democrat Brown's tax hike measure

There is the Independent Voter Project and then there is the Independent Voter PAC. The Independent Voter Project is a ...

Mitt Romney's pal and financial backer John Miller proceeds with overhaul of La Jolla home

Mitt Romney's favorite meatpacking mogul, John R. Miller, is proceeding with a million dollar renovation of his La Jolla estate ...

Chula Vista passes new strip club regulations

City says laws aren't meant as retaliation to surprise opening of nude bar on bayfront

The Chula Vista City Council yesterday hastily moved to enact several local law changes, mostly concerning the operation of strip ...

Jobs expand more than expected but unemployment rate up

The nation gained 171,000 jobs in October, beating economists' estimates of 120,000, but the unemployment rate rose to 7.9% from ...

FBI and SD Sheriff’s Dept. Seek Help To Identify Imperial Beach Bank Robber

San Diego Sheriff's Department say a man robbed the Imperial Beach Chase Bank branch, 1100 Palm Avenue on Tuesday, October ...

Carmel Valley man admits fatal hit-and-run in Rancho Santa Fe

Jin Hyuk Byun, 19, admitted he was the driver who killed a teenager that was walking his bicycle alongside a ...

Voice of San Diego's trek to 5,000 members longer than expected

On April 2012, Scott Lewis CEO for the non-profit investigative news organization Voice of San Diego announced the non-profit's shift ...

Ex-U-T owner was "good guy" in Romney's alleged auto bailout profiteering

Romney charged with failing to report massive profits in deal tied to auto bailout. Platinum Equity failed in attempt to be workers' savior, according to press reports.

A coalition of good-government and labor groups called today (Nov.1) for the United States Office of Government Ethics to investigate ...

"Papa Doug Trust" kicks in with $130,000 to Karl Rove's GOP super PAC

American Crossroads, the pro-Republican super PAC run by former Bush White House political operative Karl Rove, has picked up $130,000 ...

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