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Entries for October 3, 2012

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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 ...