Peters declares for mayor, sort of

Campaign aide who got $33K says “We are looking at it."

With sharp-elbowed maneuvering to succeed termed-out San Diego Republican mayor Kevin Faulconer growing ever more intense backstage at city hall, a congressional staffer has put in a word for her boss. "We are looking at ...

General Atomics opens munitions sales office in India

E-catapult pushed by New Delhi's Gandhi blasted by Trump

One of San Diego county's most lucrative businesses is also one of its quietest, churning out politically-incorrect products that draw sparse local media coverage while playing a key role in the world munitions market and ...

Bob Dorn – Rest in peace

San Diego journalist extraordinaire

Bob Dorn, who died of a heart attack the last week of November, was a writer for the Evening Tribune, the Reader, San Diego Magazine, and most recently for the San Diego Free Press. He ...

Public integrity league shuts down

Republican Lincoln Club gets $18,000 refund from hit-piece sender

San Diego's Lincoln Club, which steps forward each election time on behalf of Republican candidates by savaging their opponents with hit pieces, has shut down its latest political committee, called the Public Integrity League Opposed ...

Rogue attorneys

Taking clients' money, child porn, 5 DUIs, and political violence

On November 9 Clayton Marlow Anderson, Jr., a former attorney from La Mesa, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for “defrauding clients and investors,” according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release. ...

Liberty Station quietly sold for $71 million

San Francisco Giants mogul inked deal a week before Thanksgiving

Control of Liberty Station, obtained from the city of San Diego by the Republican mega-donor McMillin family during the controversial reign of GOP mayor Susan Golding in 1999, has quietly changed hands for more than ...

San Diego sole-source overrun soars by $7 million

Chronic change orders and departed workers plague permit system

A sole-source contract touted by development officials for bringing new efficiency to permit processing as it breezed through city council three years ago has come a cropper, according to a November 16 report by interim ...

Idle Navy attack subs hit by audit

$1.5 billion spent on vessels with "no operational capability"

The Navy's fleet of 51 attack submarines, a portion of which is based in San Diego, is suffering from a series of "significant maintenance delays and operating and support cost expenditures," that could jeopardize the ...

Frontal attack on gig economy

Suit against Lime to end freelance scooter work?

A Northern California man working as a "Juicer" for electric scooter-share operator Lime has filed suit against the company, claiming it improperly classifies thousands of workers as independent contractors in a system designed to skirt ...

Best and worst of times for Soon-Shiong

U-T owner's biotech tanks; Times hiring soars; Viesselman out

Patrick Soon-Shiong, reputed by some to be the richest man in Los Angeles and the wealthiest physician in America, is currently worth $6.8 billion, per a real-time ranking by Forbes, which as of November 20 ...

Did Qualcomm use GOP oppo research against Apple?

Jacobs family has long local history of deploying cash for political gains

Qualcomm's co-founder, Democrat Irwin Jacobs, is famous for high-dollar political intrigue, including attempts to alter the school board, conceal campaign money, and promote a massive parking garage in Balboa Park with well-timed cash for mayor ...

Transient beat down at Pedro's Taco Shop

Near Brother Benno's

Four transients beat down another transient in front of a popular taco shop in Oceanside, and then left on their bicycles with the victim’s cell phone and wallet and other belongings, it was alleged in ...

Democrat Peters goes after McMillin

Faulconer funder under fire in Navy chapel-to-restaurant conversion

The gloves are off at San Diego city hall as mayor Kevin Faulconer and fellow Republican Lorie Zapf discover that newly empowered Democrats are not likely to play nice, given their new House majority in ...

Phil Rath fined again

San Diego influence peddler sanctioned $5000 by state

Phil Rath, a prominent member of San Diego's well-compensated local influence peddling corps and chairman of the board of Civic San Diego, has agreed to pay a $5000 fine to settle conflict-of-interest charges brought against ...

Developer Moores in last-minute SDSU money move

Will the baseball stadium plaques come back?

Ex-Padres owner John Moores, long a lurker around the margins of San Diego State University's attempts to take control of the city-owned acreage formerly known as Qualcomm Stadium, has finally outed himself. On November 2, ...

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