News Ticker Entries for October, 2012

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Prop 30 opponents rally downtown

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/31/34748/ Opponents of Proposition 30, led by Richard Rider of San Diego Tax Fighters and Jon Coupal of the Howard ...

Baja state police officer wounded in strip club shootout

A shootout occurred Tuesday evening, October 30th, in a popular Tijuana strip club parking lot which left a state police ...

Chula Vista chamber of commerce PAC gets money from supervisor Cox

The Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee has entered the local election with big league support. According to ...

Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform runs new anti-Peters ad

Grover Norquist, the anti-tax hero of the Tea Party, continues to pour money into the hotly contested race for the ...

One-time Democrat and ex-Padres owner Moores gives $20,000 to anti union political withholding measure

Rancho Santa Fe mega-millionaire John Moores is one of the most infamous switch-hitters of San Diego politics. When he arrived ...

Irwin Jacobs finishes fourth, not second, on Obama's top-five donor list. AP revises earlier rankings

The Associated Press has moved Irwin Jacobs from President Obama's second-most giving donor to fourth, in an October 31 article. ...

$300,000 in federal funds for Sheriff's anti-DUI campaign

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department has been awarded a $300,000 grant via the California Office of Traffic Safety and National ...

Who's Mr. Clean? Larry Remer? Voice of San Diego?

Larry Remer, the publicist and local progressive, is slamming the Voice of San Diego, the online publication. The subject is ...

Woman rescued after falling from OB cliff

Police say alcohol involved in incident

A small crowd of Ocean Beach residents gathered at the foot of Santa Cruz Avenue around 7:30 Tuesday evening, attracted ...

Deputy District Attorneys walking: campaign cash for death penalty, GOP's Danon, and Amador

The San Diego county Deputy District Attorney's Association has been piling up some major cash for its push against Proposition ...

David Copley gives more than $45,000 to Romney and Republicans

David Copley, the heir to the Copley fortune who retired from the newspaper publishing business in 2009 when he sold ...

Peña Nieto plans to open up Mexican oil industry

The incoming Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, continues to state that he intends to open up the national oil industry ...

Group caught after taking Citibank for over $1 million

Scam exploited bank's software glitch.

Local FBI officials, in cooperation with the U.S. Attorney, have indicted 14 individuals in San Diego in charges related to ...

SD home values rise in line with nation's large metro areas

San Diego County home values rose 0.9% in August from July, according to data released this morning by Standard & ...

El Cajon Police confirm responsibility for brush fire

Smoke canister used in SWAT team training set blaze

A brush fire that burned four acres in El Cajon on Saturday has officially been linked to training exercises conducted ...

Most U-T circulation numbers decline, according to ABC

According to Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) data released this morning (Oct. 30), U-T circulation declined for all but its ...

The San Diego County Prosperity Institute raises $316,000 for slate mailers targeting Bob Filner

In a little over a week, residents of San Diego will no longer have to sift through political slate mailers ...

Burglar admits three new felonies

A young multi-felon admitted three new felonies in a plea deal this morning in the Vista courthouse. Chase Evans Jenkins, ...

Charge against Fallbrook handyman is dismissed

A charge filed against a Fallbrook handyman was dismissed today, after a prosecutor said there were witness “credibility” problems. Forty-year-old ...

Federal inmates shipped out of Baja state prisons

Almost 150 inmates were transferred out of state prisons in Baja California to a new federal prison in Ocampo, Guanajuato ...

Chicago-based Realtors give $20,000 to kill San Diego's Prop Z school bond measure

Real estate agents usually tout the quality of neighborhood schools in their come-ons to would-be homebuyers, but this year at ...

Accountant Klingensmith loses license

The California Board of Accountancy officially announced today (Oct. 29) that Escondido accountant Ronald Klingensmith has admitted the accuracy of ...

UCSD's Geisel Library begins round-the-clock weekday hours

The UC San Diego campus this morning launched its “24/5 Study Commons” area within the iconic Geisel Library that will ...

Pro-DeMaio political committee speaks out against accusations of fraud

Juan Boyce, chair of the Conservatives for Gay Rights Supporting Carl DeMaio has refuted claims that his committee is a ...

Illinois teachers fund axes two SD money managers

The severely ailing Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois has dropped two San Diego money managers. According to ...

Juvenile burglary crew arrested in El Cajon

El Cajon Police arrested 18 year-old Mohammed Muhsin Albatat and three juveniles on burglary charges Saturday night after being called ...

U-T sells North County Times Escondido site

U-T San Diego has revealed on its North County website that it has entered escrow to sell its 4-acre Escondido ...

Casino-owning tribe and builders give big to fund backing La Jolla GOP city council hopeful

The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation has given $17,000 to a group backing Ray Ellis, the La Jolla Republican ...

Texan fugitive arrested in Tijuana

A United States fugitive was arrested in eastern Tijuana this week after U.S. Marshals collaborated with Baja state police in ...

Los Angeles man accused of hammering Mom to death is due in court

A man accused of hammering his mother to death and cutting her body into pieces is set to be in ...

Is the political committee, Conservatives for Gay Rights Supporting Carl DeMaio, a front for an anti-DeMaio group?

It's safe to assume that the primary goal for the Conservatives for Gay Rights Supporting Carl DeMaio in 2012 is ...

Baja Mining Corp. hoping for more Korean bailout money

A copper-cobalt-zinc-manganese mine located near the town of Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur is hoping for more money from Korean ...

Air gun standoff briefly closes Ramona road

California Highway Patrol officers and San Diego Sheriff Department deputies closed off a section of San Vicente Road in Ramona ...

Faith, labor groups call for passage of Prop 39

A group comprised of various faith-based and labor-backed organizations led by Rabbi Laurie Coskey of the Interfaith Committee for Worker ...

French operator of spill-plagued border sewage plant gives $5,000 to GOP Lincoln Club

Veolia Water North American Operating Services, Inc., a Chicago-based based subsidiary of the French corporate giant Veolia Environment, has given ...

Chairman of Cognex Corporation Robert Shillman shells out $25,000 to Tea Party Congressman Allen West

The Super PAC supporting Tea Party hero, Representative Allen West of Florida, has received a hefty donation from one wealthy ...

Pub owners' PAC backing pro-DeMaio Lincoln Club gets $10,000 from Sempra Energy

As the race for San Diego mayor heads for the wire, it's getting harder to keep track of which big ...

District Attorney takes down another medical marijuana dispensary

The District Attorney's office has shut down yet another medical marijuana dispensary in the City of San Diego. Yesterday agents ...

Son of Los Tucanes de Tijuana drummer arrested for kidnapping

A group of five alleged kidnappers were apprehended Tuesday evening, October 23rd in Tijuana after a freed captive contacted municipal ...

Medical marijuana co-op manager's conviction overturned

Ruling may set protective precedent for controversial storefront medical marijuana dispensaries.

A California appeals court yesterday reversed the 2010 conviction of medical marijuana dispensary manager Jovan Jackson, who was sentenced to ...

Feds take over Chubby Bandit case

A man arrested on suspicion of a series of bank robberies in San Diego County will be prosecuted through the ...

Fugitive attorney caught in Mexico, says prosecutor

“Mister Pines was arrested in Mexico, then extradited to the U.S. on our request,” said prosecutor James Romo. The much-arrested ...

Chula Vista council votes with hoteliers to scrap Tourism Marketing District

Chula Vista city council voted October 23 to disband the Tourism Marketing District. A grand jury report released on the subject in June suggests funds were mismanaged.

The Chula Vista city council voted October 24 to disestablish the Tourism Marketing District. The action was prompted by a ...

Home sheltering deported U.S. veterans opened in Baja

On October 13th, the first home to shelter Mexicans deported from the United States who served in the U.S. military ...

Picking up the tab: assessment districts to pay for Downtown San Diego Partnership's new website

The Downtown San Diego Partnership, the non-profit corporate booster that administers downtown assessment districts, will soon have a new and ...

Card data stolen from Barnes & Noble stores; 4 SD stores affected

Book retailer Barnes & Noble said today (Oct. 24) that customers shopping at 63 of its stores as recently as ...

Two-thirds of "short sellers" experience difficulties

But the number of San Diego home sales considered "distressed" is the lowest in the state

Consumers attempting to dispose of “underwater” real estate by conducting a short sale, in which lenders accept a payoff of ...

Record $234,595 spent on broadcast ads in just one day in city races

After months of fundraising by those having a special financial interest in what happens at San Diego's city hall, the ...

Prolific burglar caught in Del Mar

A single San Diego man appears to have been responsible for a string of residential burglaries spanning the 100 through ...

Former Jefferson staffer testifies she was told to falsify job numbers

Karen Grant, a former assistant career services dean at Thomas Jefferson School of Law has filed a declaration stating that ...

San Onofre generators undergoing live testing

Southern California Edison has powered up the steam generators at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in order to conduct ...

Mexico special forces soldier arrested for kidnapping

A Mexican army special forces soldier was arrested in Tijuana Tuesday, October 22nd, in connection with kidnapping a civilian. The ...

State audit cites San Diego Community College District for faulty crime reports

According to a report released October 16 by the California State Auditor, the San Diego Community College district, along with ...

U-T San Diego's claim that a computer glitch caused Mitt Romney to submit late payments not supported by City documents

Was a computer glitch really to blame for Mitt Romney's failure to pay more than $18,500 in city fees on ...

Drunk inmates attack guards at El Centro area prison

Three guards at Centinela State Prison in the Imperial Valley east of San Diego are recovering after being attacked by ...

SD housing outperforms most metro areas in third quarter

San Diego home values rise faster than most other metro areas in Zillow report, but SD is not in top ten turnaround markets.

National home values rose 1.3% in the third quarter, according to a Zillow report released this morning (Oct 23), and ...

San Bernardino not paying Calpers

San Bernardino, which went into Chapter 9 bankruptcy in August, is not making its regular contribution to the California Public ...

Exploited 14 year old rescued from family

After a neighbor notified authorities, a 14-year-old girl was rescued from her family in Tijuana, who is believed to have ...

FBI said Vista man arrested as "the Chubby Bandit"

The FBI said a man suspected of robbing six banks and one CVS pharmacy was taken into custody last weekend. ...

Questions raised over the accuracy of U-T San Diego's recent mayoral poll

Bob Filner's camp continues to cast doubt on the results from a recent U-T San Diego and University of San ...

Jury declares woman guilty of three DUI manslaughters

A jury declared Debbie Pacheco Sumi guilty of three counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, today, after a two ...

Demanding a public vote on development

Groups say proposed residential project in Carmel Valley is subject to 1985 law that requires voter approval to re-zone land

A group of about two dozen activists gathered outside city hall this afternoon to protest approval granted by the San ...

Qualcomm billionaire Jacobs is Obama's second biggest donor, says Associated Press

The Associated Press is out with a dispatch ranking controversial La Jolla billionaire Irwin Jacobs as second in the nation ...

Failed liquor store robbery involving submachine gun

A suspect remains on the loose after a botched armed robbery at the Welldeck Liquor store on the 3700 block ...

$1.5M cafeteria overhaul for idled nuclear plant?

The Califorina Public Utilities Commission late last week issued a proposed ruling on funding Southern California Edison, operator of the ...

Multiple suspects arrested in Ensenada woman’s murder

A group of three men are now in custody for the September 16th murder in Ensenada of Cinthia Yadira Iriarte ...

Local former NBA star endorses Peters

Staffers for Scott Peters, the Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Brian Bilbray in the 52nd congressional district, along with a ...

Murdoch mulls buying LA Times, Chicago Tribune

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is looking to acquire the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, according to a story today ...

Money Talks

Union members get paid to walk precincts in support of Bob Filner

Recent campaign disclosures show employee unions continue to toss thousands of dollars into San Diego's mayoral race. As of October ...

Disbarred attorney back in jail again

Jail records show that Michael Theodore Pines was arrested about 8 p.m. yesterday, and is currently held in San Diego’s ...

Sponsor of Pro-DeMaio political committee is a former Filner supporter

A new pro-DeMaio political committee, Conservatives for Gay Rights In Support of Carl DeMaio for San Diego Mayor 2012, might ...

Lawsuit delays start date for Plaza de Panama project

Construction crews waiting to get to work on building a bypass road from the Cabrillo Bridge to a new parking ...

Tijuana municipal police being trained by U.S. instructors

A group of Tijuana municipal police will begin a training program instructed partly by United States ex-military and ex-law enforcement ...

Carlsbad gangster sentenced in stabbing case

Juan Alberto Rocha Jr., now 21, was sentenced this morning to 15-years-to-life for his part in a gang stabbing that ...

SD unemployment drops, but job gains are slight

The county's unemployment rate dropped to 8.4% in September from 9% in August, according to the state Employment Development Department. ...

Grand Theft Goat

23 year-old Bryce Zubicki of Temecula has been sentenced to three years’ probation and a six month suspended jail term ...

Man arrested for child porn linked to NY bomb plot

The New York Times has reported that Howard Willie Carter II, arrested for child porn in San Diego Wednesday, has ...

UCAN head quits after 10 days; Langley out, too

Pat Zaharopoulos, who became temporary executive director of watchdog Utility Consumers' Action Network on Oct. 8, resigned today (Oct. 18), ...

Favor for Favor(s)

On heels of FBI deal, DeMaio catches a break from the Feds.

GOP hotel mogul Doug Manchester's U-T San Diego reported this afternoon that U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy has jumped into San ...

Short joy ride for El Cajon car thief

El Cajon Police are searching for perhaps the least competent car thief in recent memory after a brief rampage left ...

City Council Democrats spend special interest cash for party's cause

Two Democratic members of the San Diego city council, already safely re-elected, have been giving their surplus campaign funds - ...

Framing complete at new SDSU Student Union building

San Diego State University will hold a “topping off” ceremony this morning to celebrate completion of construction of the steel ...

Naming rights for San Elijo Lagoon property up for grabs

Naming rights to the San Elijo Lagoon, which lies between the coastal communities of Solana Beach and Cardiff, have been ...

Man accused of $3 million fraud admits 48 felonies

A man accused of using the identities of his mom and dad to run up more than $3 million in ...

Persistent shoplifter expects three years prison

A 23-year-old woman admitted two more counts of shoplifting yesterday, and expects to get 3 years in prison, according to ...

Experts dispute each other in DUI manslaughter trial

Forensic experts for both prosecution and defense gave conflicting testimony this week, in the triple-manslaughter trial of a woman accused ...

Baja race draws entries from across the globe

The world famous Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race will start in Ensenada this year, as more than 200 all-terrain ...

Enhanced bike parking coming to Downtown

Civic San Diego, the offshoot of the former Centre City Development Council, announced plans last week to install between 100 ...

GOP Congressman Hunter pays wife from campaign fund

The matter of a politician paying his spouse from a campaign committee has long served as political attack fodder in ...

Public Utilities Commission set to open San Onofre probe

The California Public Utilities Commission is moving toward opening a formal investigation into the troubled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, ...

Home prices up again in September, sales volume slows

New housing numbers out from the California Association of Realtors show housing prices up but sales numbers down in September, ...

Journalist was killed by daughter’s boyfriend

The journalist who was killed earlier this week in Tijuana, Ramón Abel López Aguilar, was allegedly shot during a dispute ...

Cymer sells out for big premium

Tech equipment maker Cymer has agreed to be purchased by ASML Holding NV, Europe's largest semiconductor maker, for $2.6 billion. ...

Controversy continues over Chula Vista's EyeCandy

Pictured: Linda Wagner speaking to the media about EyeCandy Residents have been in an uproar since the nude dancing club, ...

Caught smuggling cash into Mexico

U.S Customs and Border Protection officers in Calexico, just southeast of El Centro in Imperial Valley, intercepted just shy of ...

Realtors and restaurateurs are San Diego GOP's latest big money players

As the day of the November election draws ever nearer, campaign cash continues to pile up at a record pace. ...

New restrictions considered for bayside news racks

The Port of San Diego has announced a series of meetings, beginning this Thursday at 4:30 at the Port’s administration ...

Local law school has one of worst employment records

The publication Business Insider has published a list of American law schools with the worst employment records -- that is, ...

Alleged daughter of El Chapo arrested at San Ysidro

A woman who claims to be the daughter of the leader of the Sinaloa cartel was arrested at the San ...

Questions surface regarding San Onofre restart plan

An environmental watchdog group has penned a letter critical of several key points of the plan issued by Southern California ...

Trial continues for woman accused of DUI manslaughter

Defense is expected to begin their case today, in a two-week trial for 34-year-old Debbie Pacheco Sumi. The petite woman ...

Four-year-old cop shooting case delayed again

The trial date for a murder case involving a cop shooting was delayed again, moved from the end of this ...

Department of Justice investigating Bridgepoint

Bridgepoint Education announced in a filing Monday (Oct 15) that it is being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department. Bridgepoint ...

Split decision on SDGE's attempt to get ratepayers to ante up

California Public Utilities Commission Administrative Law Judge Maribeth A. Bushey today (Oct. 15) issued a decision rejecting the attempt by ...

Journalist Killed in Tijuana

A journalist was found dead early Monday morning, October 15th, after suffering a bullet wound to the head. Ramón Abel ...

Yet another big-money campaign fund, this one run by environmentalist, joins San Diego mayoral fray

There's San Diegans for Reform in Opposition to Bob Filner - Mayor 2012, and there's San Diegans in Support of ...

Foreclosures up but inventory down as investors snap up property

September’s foreclosure numbers are out, and according to ForeclosureRadar the trend of decreasing foreclosure activity continues, despite speculation that the ...

Police officer killed in TJ

A police officer was shot and killed while in pursuit of three suspects in Tijuana Sunday evening, October 14th. Another ...

Carlsbad safety center open house yesterday

Three-and-a-half-year-old Kai Williams enjoyed sitting behind the wheel of a shiny red truck in Carlsbad yesterday. Kai came with his ...

Police canine demonstration in Carlsbad

Police canine Tyson and partner Corporal Alonso De Velasco demonstrated their work yesterday, at the Carlsbad safety center. Officer DeVelasco ...

Firefighters demonstrate a rescue

A team of rescuers swarmed a crushed car during a demonstration at the Carlsbad safety center yesterday. Three different power ...

Overbuilt Convention Centers Cutting Prices

The weekend edition of The Wall Street Journal (Oct. 13-14) shows how the convention center industry keeps expanding into a ...

Now the Attorney General Is Investigating UCAN

Recently, the board of watchdog Utility Consumers' Action Network wrote a letter to its co-founder, Michael Shames, demanding that he ...

Vista woman on trial for DUI manslaughter after freeway crash

Trial began this week for a 34-year-old woman who is charged with three counts of gross vehicular manslaughter resulting from ...

Asians underrepresented among San Diego voters

New analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Asian Pacific American Coalition finds that San Diego’s Asian ...

Oceanside Police announce special investigation

Oceanside Police finished a special operation in which they arrested 11 persons associated with drug and gang activity, they announced ...

Legitimacy of new pro-DeMaio LGBT political committee questioned

Two pro-DeMaio LGBT political committees -- Gay Friends Supporting Carl DeMaio for Mayor 2012, and Conservatives for Gay Rights Supporting ...

Sempra Energy gave out more than $1.2 million in California political cash through June

Gov. Jerry Brown is in the latest fight of his political life this fall with Molly Munger, the wealthy lawyer ...

A happy ending for a scary beginning

An elderly man who was reported missing and “at risk” was found and safely returned to his family this week. ...

Former cop back in court, the good and the bad

A disgraced cop got words of approval yesterday afternoon, from the same judge who took his guilty plea five months ...

Repeat-felon Abdullah Alekabi denied release

A 23-year-old multi-felon asked a judge yesterday if he could be released from custody to take care of his elderly ...

Car looters crash in Rancho Santa Fe

Sheriff’s deputies based out of the Encinitas patrol station were led on a pursuit from Solana Beach to Rancho Santa ...

What? A Nevada Tarkanian Getting Drained?

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) made a move yesterday (Oct. 10) to register a $17 million judgment against Danny ...

Faith leaders rally in support of ballot measures

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/11/33382/ The Interfaith Community for Worker Justice, which describes itself as representing “clergy, synagogues, churches, mosques, faith and justice organizations ...

Calderon visiting Tijuana as president for last time

Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderon, is visiting Tijuana and Baja California for likely the last time as president Thursday, October 11th. ...

Big Swiss biotech multinational with San Diego history gives $1 million to beat Prop 37

World biotech giant Syngenta AG, which once ran the Torrey Mesa Research Institute just north of La Jolla, has come ...

Navy officers, contractors sentenced over bribery scheme

Four civilian Navy officials and three defense contractors have been sentenced as a result of a bribery scheme in which ...

Council expected to approve new contract for magazines and newspapers in public libraries

Ever wonder just how much the City of San Diego spends to stock the shelves at its 36 libraries with ...

Gamblers Grab Low-Priced SD Homes

Speculators are buying bottom tier San Diego homes at one of the fastest paces in the nation, according to Zillow.com. ...

Vulture capitalist who flipped San Diego U-T to Doug Manchester is unloading another bauble

Just a little over one year ago Don Bauder broke the story that Platinum Equity of Beverly Hills was dumping ...

San Onofre meeting brings out crowds both for and against local nuke plant

The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission played to a packed house Tuesday night in Dana Point, as they convened a public ...

Banners and burned vehicles threaten Baja state officials

For two consecutive days the State Attorneys Office of Baja California has received threats in Mexicali. Early Tuesday, October 9th, ...

San Diego inches closer to abolishing bicycle licensing law

The San Diego City Council’s Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee voted unanimously last week to recommend an end to ...

New details in case of man "dating" 12-yr-old girl

New details in the case of a 24-year-old man convicted of sex with a 12-year-old girl are alleged in a ...

Downtown San Diego Partnership's new business model; paid for by residents and business owners

The new business model for non-profit business booster Downtown San Diego Partnership is now complete and property and business owners ...

Arrest warrant issued for disbarred attorney

Unusual, much-arrested and disbarred attorney Michael Theodore Pines failed to appear for two court hearings in a row, and yesterday ...

Former Copley Press headquarters sold

Copley Press Inc., an institution run by the Copley family who for decades controlled the San Diego Union-Tribune and other ...

Irwin Jacobs bankrolls $2.8 billion San Diego Unified school bond campaign; Buzz Woolley opposes

The campaign to pass Proposition Z, a $2.8 billion bond measure put on the ballot by the San Diego Unified ...

Mother-Son Scamsters Get Prison Sentences

Orange County attorney Stephen Kenneth Chrysler was sentenced today (Oct. 9) to 37 months in prison and his mother, Aida ...

Wealthy charter school advocate gives cash to interest group opposing San Diego school bond measure

CAC Advisory Services, LLC, a firm run by charter school advocate Rod Dammeyer, has kicked in $3,350 to the San ...

Another teenage Tijuana girl missing

Another school age girl has gone missing in Tijuana, adding to an increasing number of similar reports. Evelyn Heredia Chairez, ...

Orca experts continue to doubt SeaWorld story regarding injury to Nakai

Dr. Ingrid N. Visser, an orca expert and founder of the Orca Research Trust, continues to ponder the origin of ...

City council rejects a settlement offer to resume dredging projects in the Tijuana River Valley

The City of San Diego isn't ready to give up in their fight against San Diegans for Open Government over ...

Citrus pests threaten local crops

San Diego’s $76 million citrus industry faces a new threat: the tiny Asian Citrus Psyllid, according to a new KPBS ...

Los Zetas founder and alleged killer of Tijuana journalist reportedy killed

The Mexican navy has reported that the founder and leader of the Los Zetas was killed in a firefight Sunday, ...

Friendship Park open again at border fence

The historic Friendship Park has reopened after a three year hiatus, although in a limited program enforced by the United ...

Lawsuit filed to block construction of new stadium for Padres' AAA team

Ray Salazar, the former mayor of El Paso, Texas has filed a lawsuit against the city in an attempt to ...

City to change payment structure for a new parking garage in Balboa Park

As the attorney for San Diegans for Open Government put it earlier this week, issuing $17.4 million worth of bonds ...

Anti-Filner campaign fund picks up $403,900 from apartment owners, contractors, lobbyists

A group calling itself "San Diegans for Reform in Opposition to Bob Filner - Mayor 2012," sponsored by the Lincoln ...

Council faced with decision on dredging in Tijuana River Valley

Five months after a Superior Court Judge ruled that the City of San Diego failed to conduct proper environmental review ...

Washington, D.C.-based public employee union backs Filner with $400,000

An independent expenditure committee calling itself "San Diegans in Support of Bob Filner for Mayor - 2012" has collected a ...

Man accused of fatal stabbing due in court next week

“She told dispatchers that her ex-boyfriend, later identified as Christopher James Selena, had just stabbed her current boyfriend while inside ...

Family of missing 16 year old Tijuana girl asking for help

The family of a 16 year old school girl is asking for help after she disappeared last month in Tijuana. ...

Juvenile arrested for transit system sexual assault

San Diego Sheriff’s Department deputies have arrested a suspect accused of following and sexually assaulting a 20 year-old woman on ...

SD Gas Prices Soar Past 94-Year Record

San Diego gas prices are now $4.69 a gallon for regular, higher than Los Angeles's $4.66 and Orange County's $4.65, ...

"G-U-I-L-T-Y": Filner camp accuses DeMaio of secret meetings with U-T brass on Facebook

The blowback from councilmember Carl DeMaio's recent admission that he met with U-T San Diego's publisher and CEO, despite saying ...

Seven casino scamsters were sentenced

Seven persons were sentenced last month, in connection with a credit card scam that stole hundreds of thousands of dollars ...

Meeting Tonight on SDGE's Huge Profits

Officials of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will hold a meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at Al Bahr Shriners ...

Man sentenced for sex with 12-year-old-girl

Christopher Bradley Nutt, 24, admitted sexual intercourse and possession of pornographic photos of a 12-year-old girl in a plea deal, ...

Happy 40th, San Diego Reader: whither Rodney Wanker?

So the Reader is 40 today, and to celebrate, they've put their first issue online. As the promo notes, "Among ...

Admitted fraudster's medical website still operating

More than six months after Idriss Maher, owner of the Solana Beach-based Oberlin Medical Supply and Service Corporation, pleaded guilty ...

Gross vehicular manslaughter

Patrick Lewis Barnett, 25, admitted he killed the passenger in his car when he was driving under the influence and ...

Wealthy La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe denizens pouring big cash into Southeast school board race

Three wealthy San Diegans are doubling down on their support of William Ponder against teachers union-endorsed Marne Foster in their ...

El Chapo charged fees to move drugs through Tijuana tunnels

Details on the underground drug tunnels which connected Tijuana to San Diego have emerged as the man who was in ...

Chula Vista murder suspect nabbed in TJ

According to state authorities, a man suspected of committing a murder in Chula Vista was apprehended by Baja California state ...

Plan out for San Onofre restart, action still months away

Southern California Edison, operator of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station on San Diego County’s northern coast, has come forward ...

Good News for Obama: Unemployment Drops Below 8%

The unemployment rate was 7.8% in September, the lowest since President Obama took office, according to the Labor Department. The ...

While tax hike vote looms, UCSD's "Travel and Entertainment Team" seeks $72,000 assistant

University of California president Mark Yudof has been out on the stump for Jerry Brown's Proposition 30, talking down the ...

Atheist lobby officially launches in California

The Secular Coalition for America, a new lobbying group for “non-theistic Americans” that announced plans in June to establish a ...

Frequent-flyer-felon Abdullah Alekabi back in court

A 23-year-old man already convicted of six crimes was back in court today, accused of another burglary. Abdullah Alekabi has ...

"Go ahead and do something," thief tells store clerk

Authorities are seeking to apprehend two suspects who robbed the 7-Eleven convenience store on the 100 block of Worthington Avenue ...

U-T CEO John Lynch's apparent willingness to shape media coverage and public policy

Last week, Don Bauder broke the news that U-T honcho John Lynch had defaulted on his Rancho Santa Fe mortgage. ...

Peters, Bilbray spar over taking of public pensions

The mudslinging in the race for California’s newly mapped 52nd Congressional District continues, with the campaign of Democratic challenger Scott ...

Report critical of local law enforcement spending

A report released by the U.S. Senate yesterday is critical of spending at the San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center, ...

Former police chief executed in Mexicali casino

A state prosecutor was executed in a Mexicali casino last night, October 2nd, as he sat at a slot machine. ...

Jury verdict for a man called “Downer”

When a woman reported that her ex-boyfriend was threatening her, Escondido police tracked him through cell-phone use to a trailer ...

UCAN Demands Shames Return $474,000 in Bonuses

Michael Shames, former head of financially ailing watchdog Utility Consumers' Action Network (UCAN), has been told to return $474,019 to ...

Attorney calls council's decision to issue $17.4 million in bonds for Balboa Park Parking Garage a "total scam"

Yesterday, San Diego city councilmembers approved issuing $17.4 million in bonds to pay for a four-story parking garage behind the ...

Over $1 million worth of cocaine seized at San Ysidro

A large cocaine seizure was recorded over the weekend at the San Ysidro port of entry when a man tried ...

Donors walking: Democratic billionaire Irwin Jacobs and wife Joan kick in $80,000 to defeat death penalty

Politically speaking, it's been quite a week for Qualcomm founder and La Jolla billionaire Irwin Jacobs. Fresh from his endorsement ...

Genetically modified crops result in 527 million pound spike in herbicide used on crops

Backers of Proposition 37, which would require food producers who knowingly use genetically modified crops to disclose such use, is ...

Carlsbad man caught in doggie door was sentenced

John Clayborne Kerr was sentenced yesterday to time already served, for his attempted burglary of an inhabited home. A Carlsbad ...

Deportation flights start again under Interior Repatriation Initiative

Flights from Texas to Mexico City began today after a long promised plan to return some deportees back to central ...

Unapproved foreign prescription drugs flow through local pharmacy

Martin Paul Bean III of Boca Raton, Florida is facing federal charges for selling more than $7 million worth of ...

Lawyer, Telemarketer Charged with Loan Modification Scam

Oceanside attorney Dan Chandler and telemarketer Shelveen Singh were arraigned today (Oct. 2) in federal court on charges of defrauding ...

Las Vegas developer linked to late mobster puts yet more campaign cash into San Diego GOP

The Molasky Group of Companies, controlled by Irwin Molasky, a one-time partner with late Las Vegas mobster Moe Dalitz in ...

Washington-Based Think Tank Suggests Prop 37 Labeling Goes Too Far

The Washington Legal Foundation, a D.C. nonprofit group organized around pro-business and free market principles, has released two recent op-ed ...

Local conservative groups turn to internship programs for help on campaigns

Republicans in San Diego County aren't waisting any time trying to create new jobs, even if some of those positions ...

Ensenada stash house busted

Baja state police busted a drug dealer and stash house after an arrest was made in Tijuana on Monday, October ...

Poll: Edison customers want to keep San Onofre offline

A recently released poll commissioned by nuclear watchdog group Friends of the Earth finds that either a plurality or a ...

Man accused of assault to benefit Oceanside gang

A young man who reportedly brandished a knife during a street brawl in Oceanside was accused of assault with a ...

Sheriff's Department identifies suspect in Santee murder

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department this evening identified 64 year-old Paul Carl Tomasini as the sole suspect in the murder ...

Sporadic Ensenada violence shocking community

A string of violence in September has shaken the Baja California city of Ensenada as it witnessed multiple murders and ...

San Diego Superior Court judges blasted by state auditor for waiving domestic violence payments

The California State Auditor has issued a blast at the San Diego Superior Court, saying that judges here have been ...

Shames's Divorce, Computer Seizing Further Roil UCAN

Richard Ravreby, attorney for Katherine Wolf, cannot get financial records from Michael Shames, former head of financially drained watchdog Utility ...

City Council to authorize funding for Balboa Park Parking Garage

The controversial Plaza de Panama project appears to moving along according to plan, Mayor Jerry Sanders and billionaire philanthropist Irwin ...

PETA asks Dept. of Agriculture to investigate orca injury at SeaWorld San Diego

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/01/32613/ People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct an investigation ...

Mexico’s remittances down in August; up for year

Money sent back to Mexico by workers abroad dropped in August according to Mexico’s Central Bank, although numbers have been ...

Witness accounts vary as FBI investigates Border Patrol shooting

Following the shooting death of 32 year old Valeria Monique Alvarado, a Chula Vista native and mother of five, the ...

New law will allow up to 400,000 to obtain driver's licenses

As many as 400,000 undocumented immigrants living in California may be eligible for driver’s licenses under legislation signed yesterday by ...

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