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Ex SeaWorld manager charged with embezzlement

Feds say he created false invoices, stole $750K under guise of phony company

Willard David Joseph Jobin-Reyes (who was called "Sebastian John"), a former SeaWorld manager, was arraigned in federal court today (April 4) on charges of running an eight-year, $750,000 embezzlement scheme. According to the U.S. Attorney's ...

Are funny numbers bad news for Union-Tribune?

"It's worrisome as to how extensive the lack of controls were.”

Just how serious are the accounting problems that have surfaced at Chicago-based Tribune Publishing, owner of the San Diego Union-Tribune? Worse than ever, suggests a write-up by Crain's Chicago Business of the financial crisis besetting ...

Looking at all sides of San Diego's favorite bar stool debate

Small batch, hand crafted, and corporate owned

In the wake of local brewery acquisitions, a debate as to whether corporate-owned breweries can call their beer "craft" has been ongoing on barstools throughout San Diego. Scores of beer professionals gathered at Mission Brewery ...

Last Call: Virginia, Godot, Bucky

Three quality shows conclude their runs this Sunday, April 10

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? From the big picture to the small details, this is an outstanding production of Edward Albee’s masterpiece. George and Martha’s off-hours, young-faculty-initiation party devolves into a Walpurgisnacht of exorcisms and ...

Two teams demand millions for stadium upgrades

Arizona Diamondbacks and Cleveland Cavaliers seek to fleece

One thing San Diegans must keep in mind when negotiating with the Chargers is that pro-sports team billionaires are both unscrupulous and smooth as glass. They hire expensive law and Wall Street firms with the ...

Fender not bent, failed scam

Note this: Don't try to bilk bucks from no-BS Prius drivers

On March 29 at 11:00 a.m. Tess Donaldson was driving to Fashion Valley when she spotted a note on the window of her 2008 Prius. “I stopped off on Frazee Road to remove it,” said ...

Rachmaninoff, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky at San Diego Symphony

Some violence to go with all the romance

Oh hum, just another fantastic concert at the San Diego Symphony. The lineup of Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff make for an accessible concert. These are all crowd-pleasing composers with a flair for the dramatic and ...

Off-duty deputy v. off-duty security guard

Resisting-arrest case goes to prelim trial this week

The preliminary criminal trial of a man who was involved in a near car collision with a plain-clothed San Diego County Sheriff's detective who later followed the driver and choked him out will begin on ...