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City to pay $150,000 settlement to Lobaton family for excessive force

San Diego police officers beating man at City Heights home

The City of San Diego has agreed to pay Hedy Julca and Luis Lobaton $150,000, not including attorney's fees, for allegations that four police officers used excessive force during a July 29, 2014 incident inside ...

Mission Valley planners scorn soccer end-run-around group

Park proposal more vague than presented

Hours after Mayor Kevin Faulconer stood with FS Investors in support of their Qualcomm redo ballot initiative, the developers received a far less friendly reception at the Mission Valley Planning Group. The company has proposed ...

Attorney relied on non-attorney at Ford & Weinberg

San Diego's David Q. Meyer gets disbarred for losing control of funds

David Q. Meyer has been disbarred by order of the California Supreme Court, according to State Bar records. Meyer was the escrow agent for an escrow firm named Ford & Weinberg. Meyer agreed to accept ...

Drone flies low over Kensington and Channel 39 comes knocking

Neighbors on Nextdoor warn that downing a drone is a federal offense

“Tonight (April 5) I had a man [reporter] … actually come to my door from KNSD regarding my (drone flyover) comments on Nextdoor,” said Suzanne from Kensington, “completely uninvited and unannounced, and while he was ...

Ghost streetlights cost taxpayers, benefit SDG&E

Mayor's political mainstay overcharges city for power

San Diego taxpayers have been overbilled by millions of dollars in energy expenses, says a new report by city auditor Eduardo Luna that fingers SDG&E and the city administration under Republican mayor Kevin Faulconer - ...

Grand jury cites San Diego garbage trucks breaking trash bins

Users apply duct tape and wood to avoid $70 replacement fee

Complaints about city of San Diego garbage trucks damaging trash bins that the city then requires people to pay for have increased 25 percent a year for the last two years — and are probably ...

Vista makes new wireless tower rules

First choice is city land, then business and industrial property. Schools — up to them.

Vista planners wants to make it easier, or in some cases harder, to operate cell towers and antennas. On March 21, the planning commission held a public hearing to discuss two proposed zoning ordinances (see ...

Grace Brethren Church in Clairemont to subdivide property

Eight 5000-foot houses on Atlas Street

On March 21, Sam listened to an engineer from Leppert Engineering present a project to the Clairemont community planning group. The project proposes to build eight houses on what is currently a one acre church ...

Dog search south of City Heights by social media

From Hollywood Park to Azalea Park canyon

She was last seen on Sumac Drive and Laurel Street – next to Hollywood Park. She weighs about 12 lbs., and is black and brown in color and should be wearing a purple collar with ...

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