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Medical ship commander relieved of duty

Navy says he falsified results of physical fitness assessment

According to the publication Stars & Stripes, Captain William B. Cogar was relieved of his duties as commander of Medical ...

His T shirt revealed his illegal profession

He admitted it in court today

Martell Davis admitted in federal court today (Sept. 12) that he transported a 17-year old girl from San Diego to ...

Wells Fargo beats the Vista merchant who can't speak or read English

Forum selection clause upheld, but case will be appealed

North County Superior Court Judge Timothy Casserly ruled in favor of Wells Fargo Bank in a case that I wrote ...

Phoenix lobbying firm opens in San Diego -- with baggage

Ron Ober has history with DeConcini, Keating

Policy Development Group, the lobbying, public affairs and crisis communications firm based in Phoenix, has hired Paul Worlie to head ...

Former customs officer gets 78 months for taking bribes

His Jaguar seized; accomplices also sentenced

Former Customs and Border Protection Officer Hector Rodriguez was sentenced today (Sept. 9) to 78 months in prison for taking ...

Shames loses libel lawsuit against Aguirre

He previously lost in his suit against UCAN

Michael Shames, former executive director of watchdog Utility Consumers' Action Network (UCAN), lost a libel suit today (Sept. 9) against ...

OliverMcMillan's foreclosed shopping center goes up for sale

Chicago area apartment/shopping compound couldn't service debt

According to Chicago area media, the Glen Town Center of north suburban Glenview is now up for sale. The residential/retail ...

Qualcomm's Jacobs fishing for funds for Fletcher

What will Fletcher's wife, Karl Rove apprentice, say about that?

Paul Jacobs, chief executive of Qualcomm, has sent out a letter asking donations for Nathan Fletcher in the upcoming mayoral ...

Bond rating shows why Wall Street loves CPUC

Fitch lauds regulator as it gives SDG&E bonds good rating

Fitch Ratings has given an AA-minus rating to the proposed San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) $450 million issue of ...

U.S. adds so-so 169,000 jobs in August, while June-July revised down

Unemployment rate drops to 7.3% because more stop looking for work

The U.S. added a modest 169,000 jobs in August, below the consensus forecast of 173,000, according to the Labor Department ...

Combined convention center/stadium? Or neither?

Election question could be playthings versus essentials

The Chargers are continuing to pitch a combined convention center/stadium that, of course, would be financed by taxpayers. Neither the ...

Aguirre: "Put essentials first and wants second."

To enter mayoral race with call for water, infrastructure, electricity improvements

Former City Attorney Mike Aguirre will definitely enter the mayoral race, stressing that San Diego "must put essential things first...put ...

Two county lawyers disbarred

Moral turpitude involved in Shaber, Biedebach cases

According to the September California Bar Journal, two county lawyers have been disbarred. Craig Shaber, who had been convicted n ...

Aguirre wants secure water supply, lower electric rates, infrastructure upgrade

If no politician addresses these crucial issues, he will run for mayor

NBC Channel 7 reported tonight that former City Attorney Mike Aguirre will run for mayor. The station is jumping the ...

SEC charges San Diego investment advisor with wrongly steering funds

Ian O. Mausner allegedly awarded profitable trades to funds in which he had his money

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today (Aug. 30) charged a San Diego-based investment advisory firm, J.S. Oliver Corp., and ...

Shames effectively loses in libel suit against UCAN

Ruling tentative, but Shames's lawyer has already been knocked out

In a tentative ruling today (Aug. 29), Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Prager ruled for Utility Consumers' Action Network (UCAN) ...

Todd Gloria wields the ax, firing most of Filner staff

Move done in two steps

Acting mayor Todd Gloria today (Aug. 29) fired most of the staff of Mayor Bob Filner, who leaves office tomorrow ...

Hotel executive charged with embezzlement

Among many things, he turned in duplicate expense accounts

Kevin Kelso, former director of finance at the Westin San Diego hotel, was arraigned yesterday (Aug. 28) on charges of ...

Hueso, Emerald reconfirm statements on DeMaio behavior

DeMaio claims charges are lies. Hueso says he answered Dalton queries truthfully

Carl DeMaio has taken the offensive, claiming on Channel 7 and to the Union-Tribune that the charge that he was ...

Redden silent about financial relationship with polygraph maker

Matt Potter tries to get Redden to talk, as did McClatchy earlier

The Reader's Matt Potter today (Aug. 28) tried unsuccessfully to get San Diego polygrapher Paul Redden to talk about his ...

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