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"Dr." Mitchell Holland, once a chiropractor, convicted of international fraud

Mitchell Holland, a former San Diego chiropractor who still uses the title "Dr." in touting his financial expertise, has been convicted in Florida of nine counts of wire fraud. The U.S. Attorney's office in Jacksonville ...

Strange bedfellows converge in Faulconer’s Gonzalez attack

City gives big money Democratic funder $39,000 for three months of peddling influence

San Diego politics may soon be destined to change with today's sale of U-T San Diego to Chicago's Tribune Publishing, but for now at least, San Diego Republican kingpin and mega-developer Douglas Manchester has thrown ...

U-T to be sold to L.A. Times parent for $85 million

"There will be layoffs," says editor

Both the U-T and the Los Angeles Times announced today that they are joining forces. The Times' parent, Tribune Publishing, will pay $85 million for the U-T. This does not include the U-T's Mission Valley ...

Gas in the morning is best

Though we still pay the most, can we hope for a price drop on July 1?

On May 6, San Diegans may have seen the past 20-day gas price run-up come to an end. Gas prices began to rise sharply, for the second time this year, on April 16. In the ...

Putting the detector before the data

Oceanside PD not yet ready for license-plate reader system

On April 21, just one day before the Oceanside City Council was scheduled to vote on a purchase order for four license-plate readers, the city's police department was unable to answer questions about the secure ...

Just a few more before retirement

Lifelong performer and Craig Noel Award-winner Melinda Gilb’s shares her acting bucket list

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 choices ...

Woman bites Border Patrol agent

Because he got in her way when she tried to walk into the U.S. among cars

A woman is in custody after allegedly biting a Border Patrol officer who had told her she couldn't cross the border in San Ysidro's vehicle entry lanes on foot, Customs and Border Protection officials are ...

Utilities commission flunks another smell test

"[He] said, 'We need to give them a gas plant,' all the while ignoring the record."

Clean energy activists gathered in Solana Beach on Tuesday morning (May 5) to protest a proposal from San Diego Gas & Electric and Texas-based NRG Energy to build a new gas-fired power plant along the ...

Calling in the yellowtail

May 6 dock totals 4 anglers aboard the Blackjack 3/4 day run caught 2 sculpin, 9 rockfish, 4 lingcod and 1 barracuda, along with 4 lingcod and 1 calico bass that were released. The Dolphin ...

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