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Former Lerach colleague recommended for discipline

Misdeeds were committed in Washington DC

The State Bar Court of California has recommended that G. Paul Howes get a three-year suspension for misconduct he committed in Washington DC in the 1980s. Reportedly, Howes had run afoul of law enforcement while ...

He's dead. "Good good good good!”

Mother-in-law admits reloading to kill son-in-law

Four neighbors testified that they heard gunshots at about 8 a.m. the morning of February 11, 2014, in a quiet residential area of Fallbrook. One of the 911 calls was played in court on September ...

New York road trip: Manhattan to Cooperstown

Permanent tourist takes the scenic route to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

New York City comes with enough nicknames that no matter how you spin it, you sound like a cliche. I lived in the city for a brief period post-college and wanted to return to sightsee ...

U-T San Diego for sale again?

Rumor: Burnham raising money to buy the paper — no real estate in the deal

A rumor is going around among San Diego business executives that real-estate mogul and city leader Malin Burnham is trying to raise money to buy U-T San Diego from real-estate mogul Douglas Manchester. The sale ...

Strange, odd, peculiar, weird bedfellows

Port district has deal with University of Phoenix — alleged diploma mill

The for-profit University of Phoenix has been taking its lumps of late, but not with the San Diego Unified Port District, which has a deal to promote the controversial school among its employees, according to ...

A world of style in City Heights

Fanny packs, Somalian dresses, and hijabs

Mother/daughter pair, Madina Mah and Khadija Musame, infused some serious style into the City Heights farmer’s market with their beautiful and vividly colored traditional Somali Bantu dresses. 21-year-old Mah told me that she always dresses ...

Not the best of times yet

Last year, San Diego's poverty rate rose to 15.8 %; El Cajon, 19.7%

Poverty statistics are going the opposite way in the city of San Diego and the United States. Today (September 18) San Diego's Center on Policy Initiatives reported that the San Diego poverty rate rose to ...

Almost 40 hours in traffic per year

Report declares congestion worsening — but consider the source

A detailed, annual report on the cost of traffic congestion, lack of road and bridge upgrades, and accidents related to needed safety improvements was released last week. The nonprofit known as TRIP (“a national transportation ...

Stinks like sewage, it's likely sewage

Incomplete dredging of Tijuana River Valley created hazards

City dredging of the Tijuana River Valley channels was left unfinished in the spring, but it was after crews destroyed a popular river crossing, according to speakers at the San Diego City Council meeting on ...

A sure bet at Il Fornaio

Coronado fixture continues to deliver

Il Fornaio in Coronado is one of those “sure-bet” restaurants. You know the view looking out over the water toward the San Diego skyline will be stunning, and the umami-rich, fine Italian fare is always ...

Brewers moving on

Examining recent resignations by local brewing personnel

Chuck at Green Flash. Mitch at Stone. Devon at Pizza Port. Employees of local brewing companies become so engrained into the fabric of their operations that followers of the San Diego craft beer scene think ...

I want my baby back

City to pay $250,000 for taking infant from teen mother

On September 23, the city council is expected to approve paying $250,000 to settle a case that involved the taking into custody of a seven-day-old child from the baby's then-16-year-old mother in May of 2008 ...

My Acting Bucket List: Rosina Reynolds

Five dream roles from the Craig Noel award winner.

I’m asking veteran local actors to name five dream roles and say why. The answers not only reveal aspirations, they may put an idea in the minds of artistic directors and producers — even some ...

Busted for insult and financial injury

Two men guilty of using stolen IDs to fraudulently purchase cars

Edmund Seshie and Abdul Rezak Shaib pleaded guilty yesterday (September 17) to being part of a West African-based combination car theft/identity theft ring. They purchased stolen credit cards and counterfeit driver's licenses in bulk from ...

Editor’s choice: David Bowie Is, Tuesday, September 23

It’s not often my editor puts in a request to use The Big Screen as a promotional tool for a personal deity. Since Mr. Nutting is kind enough to take his golden machete to my ...

Blood on the boat

September 17 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 34 Anglers, 2 Boats, 16 California Yellowtail, 118 Yellowfin Tuna, 26 Skipjack Tuna, 5 Dorado Fisherman's Landing 154 Anglers, 7 Boats, 47 Calico Bass, 83 Bonito, 89 Yellowtail, ...

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