Shhh — San Diego is better deal

Cappuccino and fast food cheaper here than L.A.

Tourism has long played an outsized role in the local economy. According to the San Diego Tourism Authority, 35 million people visit the city each year to enjoy its sunshine, sandy beaches, and potholed streets, ...

Mickelson melts down at U.S. Open

Hits moving ball, takes a 10 on a hole.

San Diego golfing legend Phil Mickelson today (June 16) shocked the golf world on the 13th green of the U.S. Open. A putt rolled past the hole and was going downhill. Mickelson jogged after the ...

May unemployment stays at 2.9 percent

Chula Vista among those above 3 percent

San Diego County’s unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in May, the same as the revised number in April. California’s rate was 3.7 percent and the nation’s 3.6 percent during the period. Local leisure and hospitality ...

North County's dark money triumph

As Jacobs blew family jewels, mystery cash took down Gaspar

While a granddaughter of a La Jolla billionaire Democrat spent a chunk of her sizable inheritance coming in third in the North County open primary to replace departing Republican Congressman Darrell Issa, a fund with ...

A thief, a thief, a thief, a thief, a thief...

Our friendship is ceased and null

“I was gonna take Lyft and I wanted to check my balance. I had a negative fourteen cents. She took my very last dollar.” A woman identified as “Sharon” testified this morning that her former ...

Qualcomm secretly contacted U.S. government

Thwarting takeover, according to suit

According to a suit filed June 8 in federal court, San Diego’s Qualcomm secretly contacted the federal government’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States as a ploy to thwart the hostile takeover attempt ...

Birth rates fall most where home prices rise fastest

San Diego, Los. Angeles make the case

“Birth rates are dropping most in counties with the fastest-appreciating home values,” says Zillow.com. Reason: “Quickly rising home prices are likely contributing to couples deciding to hold off having kids — most want to be ...

Tronc eludes John Lynch’s embrace

Ex-Union-Tribune chieftain misses deal’s gold ring

The newspaper dreams of Rancho Santa Fe's colorful John Lynch, one-time vice-chairman and CEO of the Union-Tribune under Republican kingpin Douglas Manchester, appear to have been shattered by the latest development in the tortured saga ...

Phillips 66 favors two San Diego Democrats

Bill-gutting beneficiaries kick in for Gonzalez Fletcher, Atkins

As a bitterly fought primary campaign for county supervisor finally grinds to an end, a pair of high-ranking San Diego legislative Democrats have been loading up on last-minute campaign cash from two of America’s mightiest ...

Mental evaluation ordered for alleged stalker

Testimony and evidence cancelled today

All criminal actions against a man accused of stalking and threatening a woman were halted today, June 4, when his attorney suggested the alleged stalker might not be mentally competent. Bryan Cruz, 27, previously pleaded ...

Cannabis church sues city of San Diego

Claims cops’ raid was illegal

On May 25, the Sacred Source Sanctuary sued the city of San Diego in federal court over the local police's February raid on the church, which describes itself as “an open faith church, whose members ...

Convention center donor's styrofoam agenda

Will Dart’s cash pierce city’s wall?

The day before San Diego city councilmembers Chris Ward and Barbara Bry rolled out a sure-to-be-controversial proposal to ban so-called expanded polystyrene food and beverage containers in the city, an American plastics heavyweight weighed in ...

Rincon-related mobster DiFronzo dies

Investigation led to Silberman money laundering

One-time reputed Chicago mob boss John “No Nose” DiFronzo died at 89 May 28, according to the Chicago Tribune. In 1992, a number of mobsters were indicted for conspiring to gain control of the Rincon ...

President pardons San Diegan D’Souza

He was “treated unfairly,” says Trump

President Donald Trump today (May 31) pardoned San Diegan Dinesh D’Souza, author and filmmaker, who pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance laws in 2014. He was indicted that year for illegally using straw donors to ...

City workers cheat and lie for disabled spaces

Handicapped parking space abuse epidemic at city, audit finds

Hot on the tail of San Diego's meter-reading scandal comes word that at least two city Public Utilities Department workers have illegally used Disabled Person Placards to park in handicapped spaces, and similar abuse may ...

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