Staff Blog Entries

Local lawyers disciplined by state bar

Some suspended for periods, too

San Diego County lawyers have been disciplined by the State Bar of California. Thomas William Smith of Oceanside was placed ...

Filner pleads guilty to one felony, two misdemeanor counts

Victims not named. Details not released

The Union-Tribune and local TV stations are reporting that former Mayor Bob Filner pleaded guilty this morning to one criminal ...

Justice at last? Scripps snakebit in Florida

Eastern Indigo Snake could thwart its expansion plans

As reported here since 2004, Scripps Institute in North Palm Beach has been setting records for corporate welfare. Beginning in ...

AG charges Corinthian Colleges with false advertising

In July, AG asked for documents from San Diego's Bridgepoint

The California Attorney General's office filed suit today (Oct. 10) against Corinthian Colleges, a Santa Ana-based for-profit university, accusing the ...

Coastal Commission approves convention center expansion

Ignores staff's negative recommendation

The California Coastal Commission this afternoon (Oct. 10) approved the proposed expansion of the convention center. The commission's staff had ...

Convention center liars expose themselves

Say glut won't hit San Diego. But local center already slashing prices

Local convention center expansion touts are saying in media that the glut of convention center space around the nation shouldn't ...

Non-union workers to blast project labor agreements today

Will show up at Coastal Commission meeting on convention center expansion

The executive director of the Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction, which represents non-union construction workers, will show up at ...

Kerry Steigerwalt practicing law again

Bar reinstates him after suspension

Kerry Steigerwalt, who once ran the most heavily advertised law firm in San Diego, has been reinstated by the State ...

Postal Service numbers reveal weak U-T circulation

Audited figures contain digital, branded data that inflate results

Since the 19th century, publications have been required to reveal their ownership in a United States Postal Service report. Since ...

Platinum Equity cooked books, says lawsuit

Former U-T owner got $88 million for collapsing firm, say plaintiffs

Beverly Hills-based Platinum Equity, a private equity firm that formerly owned the U-T, is being sued for phony accounting it ...

ResMed founder says government shutdown a good thing

But ResMed gets big part of its revenue from government programs

Peter Farrell, founder and executive chairman of San Diego's ResMed, maker of sleep equipment, is quoted in, the Australian ...

Herb Greenberg returning to San Diego for the weather

Leaves CNBC, rejoins, but will still do TV

Herb Greenberg, who recently left CNBC as senior stocks commentator, is moving back to San Diego with his wife. They ...

Hagel recalls almost all civilian defense workers

Furloughed 400,000 to return to work next week

In a surprise announcement today (Oct. 5), Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said he will recall to work next week ...

Tony Robbins to spend up to $10 million on Florida mansion

Will gut insides of $24.75 million ocean-front home, says gossip columnist

San Diego-based motivational speaker Anthony (Tony) Robbins will shell out $8 million to $10 million upgrading the $24.75 million Palm ...

More trouble for Sequenom's Down Syndrome test

Biotech cooked up price-capping scheme, says shareholder suit

A shareholder has filed a derivative action against biotech Sequenom in federal court, according to Courthouse News Service. The suit ...

He claimed he didn't know the basic stockbrokers' creed

Appeals court can't believe it. He's on his way to prison

Bryan Laurienti was a broker for the now (mercifully) defunct Hampton Porter brokerage house, one of San Diego's smelliest, which ...

Sanders, Issa pump H-1B program

Qualcomm will love it but domestic engineers will not

In an article in the Washington DC publication The Hill, North County Congressman Darrell Issa and former San Diego Mayor ...

Mastermind of $100 million mortgage scam gets 8 years

Her former boyfriend got less than half that Friday

Former San Diegan Mary Armstrong, mastermind of a $100 million mortgage scam that generated almost $15 million in kickbacks, was ...

Shutdown will hit San Diego, already belted by sequestration

Military, including contracting, is 22% of local economy

The presence of the military and aerospace/defense contracting add up to 22% of the San Diego economy, says Kelly Cunningham, ...

Coastal Commission staff says "No" on convention center expansion

The commission considers the matter Oct. 10

In a 24-page report, the staff of the California Coastal Commission recommended a "No" vote on the planned $520 million ...

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