Staff Blog Entries

Former Ethics Commissioner disciplined by state bar

Krishna Haney, who drove car while impaired, must go to bar's Ethics School

Krishna Haney, a former commissioner of the San Diego Ethics Commission (appointed by former Mayor Jerry Sanders), has been disciplined ...

Gang collecting bogus tax refunds broken up

Fifty-five indicted, many from foreign countries

Culminating a two-year investigation by federal authorities in San Diego and Los Angeles, four federal indictments accusing 55 people of ...

Minkow may face criminal charges related to his former church

He may have used Community Bible Church funds in his fraud-busting business

Barry Minkow, the con man-turned-pastor-turned con man, may face more criminal charges, according to a story in the New York ...

Regulator points finger at Edison, Mitsubishi

But the two companies continue to blame each other over San Onofre

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a notice of non-conformance to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, manufacturer of steam generators at the ...

Tale of two pairs of guilty brothers

One pair cheated sports fans; other pair filed fictitious documents

Twin brothers Anthony David Casias and Leo Ronald Casias Jr. today (Sept. 23) pleaded guilty to cheating sports fans through ...

SD hotel business up, but lagging coastal California cities

Could trail other cities through 2015

According to Smith Travel Research, August occupancy at San Diego hotels rose only 1% from July, while Orange County rose ...

Stock swindler sentenced to 15 years

His lending scheme smacked of a Ponzi

Douglas McClain Jr. was sentenced to 15 years in prison today (Sept. 23) and ordered to pay $81.7 million in ...

Ex-Qualcomm exec vp charged with insider trading

Former Merrill Lynch broker charged; they used offshore account

Jing Wang, a former executive vice president and president of global business operations at Qualcomm, was today (Sept. 23) charged ...

San Diego home prices keep rising and remain very high

Values up almost 24% from year ago

In August, San Diego County home prices were up 23.7% from a year earlier -- one of the biggest gains ...

Pharmacist loses license for stealing dangerous drugs

Mario Olivares caught on concealed camera

The state Board of Pharmacy has revoked the license of Mario G. Olivares, who worked as a pharmacist at Kaiser ...

Former Fallbrook Klansman involved in town takeover attempt

Tom Metzger and fellow white supremacists want to occupy tiny North Dakota town

Tom Metzger, former Fallbrook white supremacist and losing Congressional candidate, is involved in an attempt by neo-Nazis to establish an ...

Magazine tells clearly how NFL fleeces taxpayer

Article tears apart the tax-free status of the league, and subsidies it receives

The October issue of The Atlantic magazine is "must" reading for San Diegans. Title: "How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers," by ...

Chinese hackers gathering info on drone technology

San Diego center of U.S. drone manufacturing

A story in today's (Sept. 21) New York Times tells how Chinese hackers have been gathering information about drone manufacturing. ...

Local unemployment rate falls to 7.4%

County adds 2900 nonfarm jobs in August

The San Diego County unemployment rate dropped to 7.4% in August from a revised 7.8% in July, as 2900 jobs ...

San Diegans remain mired in low incomes, poverty

A full 28.4% of individuals earn less than the minimum it takes to exist in county

The Center on Policy Initiatives, working with 2012 U.S. Census Bureau data just released, says that the top-earning 20% of ...

California homes remain nation's most expensive

San Diego's homes among the least affordable

The affordability of San Diego County homes is eighth worst in the nation, according to a new study by Kelly ...

American households ailing; Wall Street rejoices

Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low, harming family savers

A new set of statistics plus an action by the central bank, (Federal Reserve) dramatically showed today (Sept. 17) why ...

International military bribery scheme uncovered

Singapore executive arrested in San Diego

Three individuals were charged with participating in a criminal military bribery scheme unsealed in federal court today (Sept. 17). Leonard ...

A year behind bars for mortgage loan fraud scam

Loan applications falsified

John Allen of Laguna Hills was sentenced today (Sept. 16) for participation in a mortgage scam. According to the U.S. ...

Two accountants lose licenses for criminal offenses

Money laundering, witness tampering among charges

Two San Diegans have lost their Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licenses, according to the California Board of Accountancy. Steven Martinez ...

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