News Ticker Entries for September, 2012

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Border Patrol agent fired 10 rounds into vehicle after being hit

A United States Border Patrol agent fired 10 rounds from his handgun killing the driver after being struck and carried ...

Foreclosure Filed Against SD-Operated Golf Course

General Electric Capital has filed a foreclosure lawsuit against Heritage Golf Eagle Trace LLC and San Diego-based Heritage Golf Group, ...

Another Ponzi Scheme Targets Seniors

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) late this week charged that Oregonian Bradley Holcom and San Diegan Jose Pinedo ran ...

Men sentenced for July 4 home invasion in Oceanside

Four men arrested after a home-invasion robbery attempt the afternoon of July 4 were sentenced this month, in San Diego’s ...

Orca experts debate cause, seriousness of injury to SeaWorld San Diego's Nakai

Animal experts and concerned members of the public are still searching for clues this afternoon regarding the origin and seriousness ...

Bridgepoint Won't Appeal Accreditation Denial

Ashford University, the overwhelmingly major part of San Diego's controversial for-profit Bridgepoint Education, said today (Sept. 28) that it will ...

Writers at North County Times say their goodbyes before Lynch and Manchester takeover

Doug Manchester and John Lynch haven't even closed on their purchase of the North County Times and yet a number ...

Sanders requests bids for Irwin Jacobs Balboa Park project under legal challenge

Qualcomm billionaire Irwin Jacobs, who has been making national news with his $2 million contribution to the re-election cause of ...

California firefighter ordered to trial on child abuse charges

A California firefighter was ordered to face six felony child abuse charges by a superior court judge last week. Raul ...

Sheriff's Department collecting unused prescription meds

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department has announced a push for residents to turn in their unused prescription medications, with ...

Communication failure leads to cancellation of Bilbray-Peters radio debate

An apparent lack of communication yesterday morning led to the cancellation of an on-air debate between 52nd congressional district opponents ...

Alleged Mexican Mafia gangster made a deal

Ten days before his trial was to start, an Escondido gangster made a plea deal in which he admitted attempted ...

Young Escondido gangster recommended to "fire camp"

A young man said to be a “documented” member of the “Esco Boys gang” was sentenced to 40 months custody ...

Watchdog group questions the legality of maintenance assessment districts in a new lawsuit against the City of San Diego

Less than a year after fighting a losing battle over the legality of the Greater Golden Hill Maintenance Assessment District, ...

Liberal billionaire George Soros joins cell phone magnate and DeMaio backer in giving big to pro-Obama super PAC

On the heels of news that Qualcomm billionaire and La Jolla Democrat Irwin Jacobs has endorsed GOP city councilman Carl ...

Large marijuana plantation discovered

A large marijuana farm with over 6,000 plants was discovered southeast of Tijuana Tuesday, September 25th. A citizen complaint led ...

Qualcomm billionaire Democrat Irwin Jacobs will endorse GOP's DeMaio for Mayor

In yet another unusual twist to what probably is the city's strangest election season in history, the mayoral campaign of ...

San Onofre still costing customers, Del Mar calls for public meetings on nuclear plant's woes

Turmoil continues surrounding the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in northern San Diego County. Earlier this week, the city ...

James Cameron Hollywood now in Vista jail

A young man who admitted heroin possession and marijuana for sale was taken into custody in San Diego County last ...

City Auditor calls for improvements in Economic Development Program

A report released by the San Diego’s Office of the City Auditor concerning the city’s Economic Development Program finds fault ...

Across the great divide: Conservative U-T San Diego partners with San Diego CityBeat

In today's paper, the U-T San Diego reported on the controversial decision by San Diego Superior Court to continue awarding ...

Government Funded San Diego State University Foundation Gives Big to Jerry Brown's Tax Hike Campaign

The San Diego State University Research Foundation, the board of which is dominated by highly paid university officials, has given ...

Distressed sellers make up smaller portion of housing market

The number of homes in escrow to be sold last month rose 2.7 percent as compared to July, but still ...

#YoSoy132 Activist found alive after federal detention

A local activist who was reported missing after disappearing for five days has been found alive and well. U-T San ...

Experienced robber accused of leaving wallet at scene

The clerk behind the counter said it was before 11 a.m. when the robber came into her shop, on July ...

U-T Not Trimming Much Staff at NC Times

Yesterday (Sept. 24), Peggy Chapman, regional human resources director for Lee Enterprises, which is selling the North County Times to ...

Local Restaurants Dish out Cash to the Republican Party of San Diego County

The owners of Cafe Coyote, a popular Mexican restaurant in Old Town, may be looking to string up a donkey-shaped ...

Longtime Kaiser employee claims wrongful termination

A 15 year employee of healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente has filed suit against the company for wrongful termination, discrimination, libel, ...

Worker payroll deductions fuel Qualcomm's corporate PAC

While the battle rages on over the merits of California's Proposition 32, the so-called paycheck protection measure backed by La ...

#YoSoy132 leader reported missing

A local leader of the Yo Soy 132 movement has been reported missing in Baja California. The missing man, Aleph ...

City moves toward approval of expanded Tourism Marketing District

San Diego hoteliers today will propose a wide-reaching expansion and extension of the city’s Tourism Marketing District, originally approved in ...

SD Home Values Rise in July

Home prices nationwide rose impressively in July, according to Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller data released today (Sept. 25). Values in all ...

Prostitute Left Duct-Taped by John in Hotel Room

The municipal police of Tijuana told the El-Mexicano News today, September 24th, that they arrested a man suspected of duct ...

Did You Buy Illicit Viagra Online?

Bay Area resident Ian Fischman was sentenced to serve six months in custody today (Sept. 24) and forfeit $100,000 for ...

Valley Center Man Denies Charges in Pit Bull Attack

A Valley Center man was in court today, pleading not guilty to charges that he failed to control two dogs ...

Chula Vista City Council To Consider Meeting Time Change

On September 25 the Chula Vista city council will consider changing their 4:00 PM meetings to 10:00 AM. The staff ...

Man admits assault with shotgun

A 20-year-old Encinitas man pleaded guilty to two felony assault charges today, in connection with the alleged robberies of two ...

La Jolla’s "independent" super PAC is down to its last multi-millionaire donor

The political action committee formed by La Jolla mega-millionaire Ted Waitt to back the independent San Diego mayoral candidacy of ...

Solana Beach residents to battle over seawalls, coastal plan

A showdown between environmental activists and oceanfront property owners appears imminent as the Solana Beach city council prepares to discuss ...

Mortgage of U-T's Lynch in Default

Assessor/recorder/county clerk records show a mortgage of Union-Tribune Chief Executive John T. Lynch is in default. The document lists his ...

American caught with over 16 kilos of meth near La Paz

Federal Police stopped a Ford Expedition with California plates near La Paz last week which led to a significant drug ...

Car fire victim identified

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department has issued an update on the body found inside a burning car in Jamul last ...

UCAN's Request for Relief Tentatively Turned Down

Financially troubled watchdog Utility Consumers' Action Network (UCAN) has been turned down in its request for interim relief by the ...

The months leading up to the purchase of UT San Diego were not easy on John Lynch, UT's CEO, involved in two costly lawsuits

For John Lynch, chief executive officer for the UT San Diego and soon to be head of the North County ...

Body found inside burning car in Jamul

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a vehicle fire yesterday on the 16200 block of Skyline Truck Trail in Jamul as possibly ...

Filner-backed Iranian paramilitary group to lose U.S. terrorist label, sources say

The Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, a paramilitary group of Iranian exiles based in Iraq, is about to be removed from the U.S. State ...

Group to Ask for Full Disclosure on San Onofre

The DAB Safety Team, a group of San Diego and Orange County citizens with engineering backgrounds, will shortly ask Southern ...

SD August Unemployment Drops, Jobs Up

The San Diego County unemployment rate dropped to 9% in August from a revised 9.3% in July. The county gained ...

Labor promoting "city's largest" anti-Walmart rally

Labor and faith leaders are gearing up local residents for what they say will be San Diego’s largest rally and ...

Credit card thieves head to Walmart

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department is seeking help in identifying two suspects wanted for using credit cards stolen from a ...

Baja official: El Chapo does not control local drug market

A Baja California official speaking at the 2nd International Forum on Crime Prevention and Social Innovation conference told listeners that ...

Wealthy GOP insider and border baron backs Democrat Scott Peters against Brian Bilbray

Malin Burnham, one of San Diego's most ubiquitous Republican insiders, city hall wheeler-dealers, and border barons, has joined the congressional ...

SD Households Lose Spending Power

On average, San Diego County households lost $2,337 in purchasing power from 2010 to 2011, according to the Center on ...

Surfrider targets Point Loma homes for rain runoff reduction

The San Diego County chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is gearing up for a three-part program directed at Point Loma ...

O'Rourke Sanctioned for Lying to Clients

Kevin James O'Rourke and his firm, Del Mar's Western Pacific Capital Management, were sanctioned by the Securities and Exchange Commission ...

New polling shows support slim for Brown's tax plan, stronger for ending death penalty

A new study released last night by the Public Policy Institute of California shows weak support for the Proposition 30 ...

New study finds San Diego residents are more willing to plan for retirement

Fewer and fewer Americans living in big cities across the county are stockpiling cash in preparation for retirement, finds a ...

French report on bioengineered foods likely to affect Prop 37 debate

Proposition 37 proponents got a boost from a group of French scientists this morning, who released a new study finding ...

SD Home Values Rise in August

San Diego metro area home values rose 0.9 in August from July, according to Zillow.com -- better than the slight ...

Prison grads

A gathering of 268 inmates at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility and their families celebrated a joint graduation last week, ...

Court finds sex offender residency law unreasonable

California’s Fourth Appellate District Court has ruled that provisions of Proposition 83, the 2006 ballot measure that places numerous restrictions ...

"Zombie Apocalypse" on Mission Bay

A thousand military personnel, law enforcement officials, medical experts and government workers are expected to attend a five-day "Zombie Apocalypse" ...

Large numbers of migrants saved from Baja heat

Grupo Beta, which is a Mexican government agency dedicated to aiding migrant travelers, recently told El Milenio news agency that ...

San Onofre restart plan forthcoming, says plant operator Edison

Edison International, the parent company of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station operator Southern California Edison, says it will move forward ...

Nathan Fletcher returns to congressional battleground, endorses Peters against Bilbray

In a round trip of sorts, ex-Republican Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, who left the GOP and became a self-proclaimed independent during ...

He Plunked $550,000 from Client's Account

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has barred Charles Duane Lewis from any association with FINRA members. Between 2007 and ...

UT San Diego CEO, John Lynch, sued by American Express in 2010

Hotel developer Doug Manchester and former radio executive John Lynch are on a newspaper shopping spree as of late. First, ...

With Prop 30 tax hike battle looming, SDSU wants PR person to plant upbeat stories

While Governor Jerry Brown battles to convince California voters to raise their taxes by approving Proposition 30, state higher education ...

Women Occupy San Diego lead rally supporting Prop 37

Yesterday saw a handful of new developments in the push to align voters either in favor of or against Proposition ...

Lobbyist for San Diego newspaper publisher to appear in U-T sponsored debate against labor chief

Downtown super-lobbyist and lawyer Paul Robinson - whose clients include the Grand del Mar, the ritzy resort owned by U-T ...

SDGE Will Pay US $6.4 Million for 2007 Fire Damages

San Diego Gas & Electric will pay $6.4 million to the federal government for damages in the 2007 Witch Creek ...

Lynch Says Stadium Won't Cost City a Dime

John Lynch, chief executive officer of the Union-Tribune, addressed the Harvard Business School Club of San Diego Sept. 12. Whether ...

Complaint filed against Manchester Grand Resorts for violating Prop 65

A food safety advocate with a hunger for lawsuits now has her sights set on Doug Manchester. Dr. Whitney Leeman, ...

"Shadowy" conservative action group offers internship at University of San Diego

University of San Diego political science students are being solicited to join a conservative national grassroots campaign aimed at promoting ...

Decision in smuggling case reversed after key defense witness deported

A three-judge panel for the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals “slammed” the U.S. Attorney for deporting a witness who ...

Over 2,500 police fired in Baja California since 2007

The secretario de Seguridad Pública (secretary of Public Security) of Mexico recently released statistics on Baja California revealing that 2,591 ...

San Diego extends red light camera search, new locations to be considered

The city of San Diego has extended for another four days its search for firms to install and run its ...

Lawsuit filed over voter registration arrest

El Cajon political activist and former congressional candidate Ray Lutz has filed suit against the City of San Diego over ...

Mexico celebrating Independence Day

Mexico, which bears the official name of Estados Unidos Mexicanos, is celebrating its 201st year of independence from Spain today, ...

North County GOP Rep. Darrell Issa falls to third among Congress's richest members as liabilities jump

Roll Call is out with its annual analysis of congressional wealth and at the top of the heap is Texas ...

Suits Pile Up Against Local Sports Financial Adviser

Sports and financial media are increasingly reporting multiple lawsuits against San Diego sports financial adviser, William C. (Billy) Crafton. The ...

Former Councilwoman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $3.5 Million

Jillian Hanson-Cox, former member of the El Cajon city council, pleaded guilty today (Sept. 14) to charges of mail fraud ...

Missing Tijuana woman returns home

Magaly Salazar Bravo, who has received numerous local news headlines since she disappeared on September 1st, has returned home to ...

Former pro-footballer pleads no-contest to trespass

Robert Otis Griffith, 41, made a misdemeanor no-contest plea to a trespassing charge, in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse ...

Man admits helping friend escape after shooting

A man accused of giving his friend a ride to the Mexican-American border after the friend allegedly shot and killed ...

Police say pharmacy burglar may be repeat offender

El Cajon Police are seeking help in identifying and locating a man suspected of burglarizing the Kaiser Pharmacy on the ...

Calexico Superintendent Resigns When Raise Denied

Calexico Unified School District and Sweetwater High School District have run on parallel paths for the last few years. Like ...

UCAN Looking for New Executive Director

Deeply troubled Utility Consumers' Action Network is looking for a new executive director, a source extremely knowledgeable about the watchdog's ...

Boxer wants NRC to OK all safety measures before allowing San Onofre restart

Senator Barbara Boxer, chair of the Senate’s Committee on the Environment and Public Works, reiterated her request to members of ...

Republican endorsement slate: "no more debt, no more taxes"

The Republican Party of San Diego County has released its official endorsement slate for local, state, and national races and ...

Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography is going on sabbatical; stand-in to make $223,200

Tony Haymet, the world-traveling head of the University of California's Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, is heading out ...

UC Regents approve controversial $250,000 UCSD diversity job, hire University of Wisconsin law professor

University of California Regents have approved creation of a vice-chancellorship for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UCSD, naming Linda S. ...

City council to approve $100,000 settlement for sexual abuse by former cop

The City of San Diego has now begun paying for Anthony Arevalos' improper conduct. Today city councilmembers will approve a ...

Is Alan Bersin irreplaceable? Obama still hasn’t found anyone to be Customs commissioner

Seems like President Barack Obama just can't find anyone to replace San Diego's Alan Bersin as commissioner of Customs and ...

City attorney seeks $500K for private counsel to defend fireworks lawsuits

The San Diego City Council, meeting in a special session today, is set to consider granting a contract worth up ...

New U.S. Consulate named to Baja California

A new United States Consul General has been appointed to the Baja California peninsula. Andrew Erickson, who accepted the three ...

Five tons of pot incinerated in Baja

The Attorney General’s office of Baja California and Ministry of National Defense held a ceremony Wednesday afternoon, September 12th, burning ...

Impact of new state election laws lighter than expected

A new study from the Public Policy Institute of California finds that using an independent commission rather than state legislators ...

Sex trafficking suspect arrested then released from Tijuana jail

Last week a sex trafficking suspect was arrested for accusations of offering teenage girls cash for lucrative jobs. The arrest ...

Coleman University to Close San Marcos Campus

Coleman University will close its San Marcos campus at 1284 San Marcos Boulevard. There has been no news release announcing ...

Tijuana Police: 389 Alleged drug dealers arrested in August

According to Tijuana municipal police officials 389 suspected drug dealers and smugglers were apprehended in the city during the month ...

Biggest Prop 30 tax burden would fall on wealthiest 1%

A new report from the California Budget Project, a group that “works to improve public policies that affect low- and ...

San Diego County residents put their money on Mitt Romney

If Mitt Romney decides to sell his beach house in La Jolla in favor of another community then Carlsbad should ...

High-profile Coronado plastic surgeon draws yet another complaint from California Medical Board

A Coronado plastic surgeon has accused state medical regulators of unfairly targeting his high-profile practice after the Medical Board of ...

Foreclosure rates continue to fall across county

New foreclosure filings in San Diego County were down nearly 20% in August as compared to July, and are off ...

"Papa Doug" Wants Positive News, Business Cheerleading at NC Times

"Papa Doug" Manchester intends to continue his happy-talk U-T policies at the newly-purchased North County Times. Brandon Lowrey, a police ...

Law enforcement agencies team up for Search and Rescue dog training exercises

Mast Park in Santee today plays host to a training session for the all-volunteer canine Search and Rescue teams of ...

Felon used stolen truck to assault peace officer

A repeat-felon admitted using a stolen vehicle to assault a peace officer, in a plea deal signed last week. Joe ...

Chargers Tied for First (In Price of a Beer)

The San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills charge the steepest price in pro football for a small draft beer -- ...

San Marcos party host pleads guilty

A San Marcos man admitted two misdemeanors in connection with a reported minors-and-alcohol party at his employer’s warehouse last summer. ...

Four-year-old cop shooting case delayed again

Ronald Jay Sisson, now 39, is facing trial for murder after police reportedly shot and killed a female passenger in ...

Oceanside man admits felony burglary in plea deal

An Oceanside man admitted one felony burglary charge and three other felonies and two misdemeanors were dropped in the deal. ...

San Diego supermarket workers union makes big radio buy to counter Prop 32, backed by local Republicans

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 135 PAC, based in San Diego, has just spent $25,000 on a ...

Fallbrook handyman accused of burglary

A Fallbrook handyman denied that he went into a 68-year-old woman’s apartment with theft in mind. Paul Singh, 40, pleaded ...

Fugitive wanted for murder arrested in Baja

A United States citizen, who is wanted for charges related to murder and drug trafficking in California, was apprehended in ...

Baja State Attorney: Missing Tijuana woman is alive

La Procuraduría de Justicia del Estado (State Attorney’s Office) announced Tuesday morning, September 11th, that Magaly Salazar Bravo is alive. ...

Presidential contributions split along urban and suburban zip codes

Whether it is the $2 million check that Irwin Jacobs wrote to Obama Super-PAC Priorities USA Action on June 11 ...

Sheriff's Department to host safe driving event for newly licensed teens

The Imperial Beach Sheriff’s Station is promoting a safe driving event for teens that will take place this Saturday on ...

Officially, Papa Doug DOES Buy NC Times

The North County Times announced this morning (Sept. 11) that its parent, Lee Enterprises, has sold the North County Times ...

Founder Beyster Opposes Split-Up of SAIC

J. Robert Beyster, retired founder of Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), formerly of San Diego, opposes the company's plan to ...

Lack of oversight in San Onofre seismic studies?

The Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility yesterday released an open letter sent to California Public Utilities Commission president Michael Peevey, critical ...

Neil Morgan: Great Writer, Shrewd Operator

Sunday's Union-Tribune had an excellent column by Logan Jenkins honoring Neil Morgan, longtime columnist, editor, book author, and oft-times gadfly ...

Group of sicarios nabbed in Mexicali Valley

A group of eight alleged sicarios (hitmen) were arrested in the Mexicali Valley by the Baja California state police on ...

"Documented skin-head" denies four new felonies

A young man described as a “documented skin-head” was in court today charged with four felonies. Police Officer Mario Sainz ...

Title holding boxer once was homeless Tijuana teen

Antonio de Marco Soto, a professional boxer who is based out of Tijuana, knocked out John Molina in 44 seconds ...

Homeless man held on attempted robbery charge

A 52-year-old homeless man is accused of demanding the purse of a woman who passed him near Oceanside pier three ...

Port issues new rules for bayfront performers, artisans

The Port of San Diego has announced a revision to its ordinance regulating performance artists and vendors on the San ...

Man who killed brother-in-law in central Mexico apprehended in San Diego

A man who killed his brother-in-law in central Mexico in April of 2011 was apprehended in San Diego over the ...

Bilbray's Congressional leadership PAC lags, Issa's parties, and Filner's is semi-dormant

So-called Leadership PACS, by which members of Congress can collect sizable contributions from special interests and their lobbyists, and then ...

Business Journal Says Manchester Has Purchased North County Times

The San Diego Business Journal is reporting on its website that "Papa Doug" Manchester and the Union-Tribune have purchased the ...

Natural products trade group announces opposition to Prop 37

The Natural Products Association, a trade group representing “over 1,900 members accounting for more than 10,000 locations of retailers, manufacturers, ...

$28.5 Million Sand Replenishment Project For San Diego County Starts In Imperial Beach

Saturday San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Chair and Encinitas Mayor Jerome Stocks and Second Vice Chair and Imperial Beach ...

County Medical Examiner releases report on murder victim

The San Diego County Medical Examiner has released their report on Kathleen Cary Scharbarth, a woman found murdered around Thanksgiving ...

Politico.com Knocks U-T's Republican Helpfest

On Tuesday, the Union-Tribune will sponsor a "One-Stop Shop" for political candidates. "The Republican Party of San Diego County sent ...

March in Tijuana to raise awareness on missing women

An organization in Tijuana called Conciencia Juvenil will be having a march to raise awareness on the disappearances of women ...

Western Financial Planning Accused of Running Real Estate Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced yesterday (Sept. 7) that a federal judge has granted its request for a ...

Safety tests of long-haul Mexican truckers in U.S. criticized by federal audit

A pilot program to test the safety of allowing Mexican truckers to carry cargo long-haul across the United States has ...

Peters campaign gets national help in ad funding

Scott Peters, the Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Brian Bilbray in the newly-drawn 52nd Congressional district, is poised to benefit ...

Mitt Romney lags on paying La Jolla beach house building fees to city

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, whose La Jolla beach house construction project has been attacked by his political foes as ...

Filner releases education plan

Mayoral hopeful Bob Filner yesterday released a multi-point education plan that focuses on increasing the city’s involvement in the lives ...

Nation Adds Only 96,000 Jobs in August

Jobs growth slowed to 96,000 in August. Economists had expected 125,000. June and July were revised lower by a total ...

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith endorses Carl DeMaio for mayor

Just four months ago San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmtih told local conservative website, San Diego Rostra, that he didn't ...

Two more women dead in Baja

Two more women have been reported killed in Baja California this week. Details on the possible murders have been scarce, ...

Man reportedly nabbed with car stereo in hand

The man was running “with a stereo in his hand” and a security guard was chasing him, when Sheriff’s deputy ...

Local Employment Index Inches Up

The San Diego Workforce Index edged up 0.3% in July from June, according to the San Diego Workforce Partnership. The ...

Seventy-three-year-old man accused of hotel fracas

The hotel’s cleaning lady went to tell her manager that the man in room 104 was standing at the window ...

La Jolla billionaire homeowner's unreported six-figure gift comes back to haunt "No on 8" forces

A campaign contribution of $142,000 to a committee battling 2008's Proposition 8 - the state's same sex marriage ban - ...

UCSD recognized for superior campus mobile apps

UC San Diego, frequently named among the country’s highest-ranking schools, has another advantage to tout: its iPhone app. The university’s ...

Disinherited Sefton Son Wins Lawsuit, Will Share in Grandfather's Estate

The California Supreme court has declined to review an appeals court ruling that Thomas W. Sefton Jr., the oldest son ...

Cashing in on nuclear fears

An internet company has recently gone public in an attempt to turn a profit on the growing awareness of the ...

La Jolla Lawyer Disbarred

Paul Conrad Ward Jr., La Jolla attorney, was disbarred on Aug. 11, 2012. In March of last year, he was ...

Man charged after Valley Center pit bull attack

District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis this afternoon announced the filing of charges against 40 year-old Jose Ledesma in connection with a ...

Future of Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s director may be up for grabs at UC Regents meeting

Two potentially costly and controversial decisions about the University of California San Diego's future may be decided by UC Regents ...

Tijuana woman missing, social-media users express concerns for safety of young women

A 23 year old woman in Tijuana who vanished on Saturday, September 1st, is still missing, according to family members. ...

Two stabbed, nearly run down by car in Encinitas bar fight

Sheriff’s deputies arrested 34 year-old Jose Villanueva and 23 year-old Jacqueline Albrecht early yesterday morning on charges stemming from an ...

SEC Says Radio's Ray Lucia Spread Misleading Information

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today (Sept. 5) charged San Diego-based financial radio personality Ray Lucia Sr. with spreading ...

Bodies of missing women found near Ensenada

The bodies of two young women who went missing near Ensenada on August 30th were recovered Tuesday evening, September 4th. ...

Republicans have slim voter registration edge in county

Local Republicans are celebrating a slim advantage over Democrats in voter rolls, after new registration data was released by the ...

Man caught with needle coming into jail, says deputy

A man was caught smuggling drug paraphernalia into the Vista jail last month, according to Sheriff’s deputy Brian Merrifield. Eric ...

Oceanside man arraigned on murder charges.

A 20-year-old man was charged this afternoon with pre-meditated attempted murder on 49-year-old Lisa Badgett and first degree murder on ...

Fellmeth Joins UCAN Board

Robert Fellmeth, professor of public interest law at the University of San Diego, and local ethics expert, has joined the ...

Single implosion will destroy bayside power plant

Dynegy South Bay LLC, former operators of the defunct South Bay Power Plant, have filed an amendment to their demolition ...

Qualcomm-backed bill would be "cataclysmic" for cost and quality of California Internet service, critics claim

It's one of the most controversial bills passed this year by the California legislature, Senate Bill 1161, a measure that ...

Racist Vandals Tag El Cajon's Kennedy Park

The El Cajon Police Department is seeking help in identifying vandals responsible for “an extensive amount of graffiti . . ...

Public Sparring Between Prop 37 Supporters, Opponents Begins

As predicted by supporters late last month, opponents of Propostion 37, which would mandate the disclosure of whether genetically modified ...

Navy forms special council to oversee problematic Littoral Combat Ship program

A council of high-ranking officers have been asked to oversee testing on the new littoral combat ship program after major ...

Firefighters PAC and anti-Filner group both shopping for TV time in mayor's race

In yet another sign that local airwaves will soon be saturated with TV commercials about the candidates for San Diego ...

Chula Vista business owner nabbed in drug ring

17 people were arrested in Southern California last Wednesday during a drug sweep that dismantled a heroin, speed, and cocaine ...

Disbarred Attorney Released from Custody Again

The much-arrested and disbarred attorney Michael Theodore Pines, 60, was released from custody last week after he made another felony ...

Despite news reports, Eduardo not the last remaining Arellano Félix brother

National and local news agencies have recently reported that Eduardo Arellano Félix is the last remaining Arellano Félix brother to ...

U.S. fugitive nabbed in San Felipe

A United States fugitive wanted for drug related charges was arrested in San Felipe, Baja California on Friday, August 31st. ...

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