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Will tax-funded poll back Faulconer’s stadium?

City wants "resident satisfaction survey" done before January Chargers stadium vote

With polls from the GOP Lincoln Club and the Chargers already vying over whether Kevin Faulconer's hurry-up stadium play has gained traction among San Diego's citizenry, the city is about to launch yet another public ...

Spend it before San Diego schools can!

Civic San Diego has until December to find a use for $28M

One good thing about the dissolution of redevelopment tax in San Diego: tens of millions of dollars seemingly appear out of thin air. The most recent pot of redevelopment gold was discussed at an August ...

El Cajon dentist's Chicago misfortune

Husam Aldairi's $25 million home sold for $3.1 million

On July 27, El Cajon dentist Husam Aldairi filed a suit in federal court against Gus Dahleh. According to the suit, Dahleh "has contacted [Aldairi's] wife and falsely informed her that [Aldairi] had engaged in ...

Sabuku Sushi pushes boundaries

Bacon even makes sushi better

Usually when a sushi place tries to add American elements, it is more confusion than fusion. But when it’s done well, it can take Japanese flavors into an interesting new place. One restaurant that does ...

Bookstore muscle prevails in Carlsbad

Lhooq Books reopens after challenges foisted by city

Opened earlier this year in a small, old garage just off Carlsbad Village Drive, Lhooq Books, a rare-books bookstore, was shuttered by the city for the past three weeks. But now, after much research, owner ...

And the drug war droned on and on

Mini aircraft and conspirators implicated in heroin smuggling operation

El Centro residents Jonathan Elias and Bryan Valle pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday (August 11) to bringing in 28.55 pounds of heroin illegally to the United States. They used drones to bring in the ...

Contractor earns customized prison sentence

Alexander Pike Mitchell "has a history of contracting without a license"

The jail term for an asphalt contractor who's pled guilty to numerous felony counts continues to grow, according to an August 11 statement from the California Contractors State License Board. In April 2013, the San ...

Polls by Lincoln Club, Chargers diverge widely

Evidence suggests Faulconer's pollster is a huckster

Polling results by local pollster John Nienstedt of Competitive Edge, financed by the arch-conservative Lincoln Club, purportedly show that 51 percent of San Diegans support a government subsidy for a Chargers stadium if the gift ...

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