O.C. billionaire Samueli beats out Philip Anschutz for San Diego Sports Arena

Lobbyists work the city council

Round one of a high-dollar lobbying war over who will control what was formerly known as the San Diego Sports Arena – for now named Pechanga – has concluded, with the win going to some ...

Faulconer ethics fine revealed after Campland bags sweetheart lease

Mayor forks over $4000 for 16-month disclosure delay

Intrigue surrounding the June 24 city council vote for Campland, LLC's five-year sweetheart leasehold extension for choice Mission Bay frontage has deepened with a $4000 fine levied against Kevin Faulconer by the city's ethics commission ...

Drug War reparations tanked by San Diego's city attorney

Can't earmark marijuana tax for cannabis equity fund

Two San Diego city council members exploring ways to tap the city's $12 million annual marijuana tax haul are likely out of the money, based on a July 31 memo from City Attorney Mara Elliott. ...

County supervisors face heat on 5G rules

They claim FCC ties their hands

On August 7, after months of meetings and tinkering with different plans for 5G regulations, county supervisors chose a path. The new rules will guide the placement of next generation technology in the unincorporated areas, ...

Gavin Newsom carries water for billionaire benefactor

Qualcomm's Irwin Jacobs lines up behind Gloria mayoral bid

The word that California governor Gavin Newsom has endorsed Assemblyman Todd Gloria for San Diego mayor has cemented the reputation of Irwin Jacobs as the city's top political moneyman and would-be city hall kingmaker. Backstage ...

VA mutes ventilator alarm, paralyzed patient dies

San Diego hospital hit by audit for spinal cord injury victim's death

Sloppy supervision, a muted alarm, and lack of training led to the suffocation death of a severely paralyzed patient at San Diego's Veterans Administration hospital last year when an alarm failed to sound after a ...

Todd Gloria returns scandal-tainted Hertzberg cash

A politico’s politician

Assembly Democrat Todd Gloria, running to replace termed-out Republican Kevin Faulconer for San Diego mayor next year, has plenty of support among his legislative colleagues, judging by the ex-city councilman's campaign finance report filed with ...

Faulconer's data man Maksim Pecherskiy quits

Top vacancies mount as mayor's administration wanes

As the tenure of lame-duck San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer ticks down, city executive ranks have been thinning, spelling difficulties for key services. Most famous on the list of unfilled Faulconer appointments is the position ...

San Diego border agents face fentanyl death risk

Overdose kit and training meltdown imperils enforcers, audit finds

Customs and Border Patrol officials are playing fast and loose with storage of the deadly synthetic opioid known as fentanyl, risking the health and lives of employees as the government grapples with a burgeoning load ...

Mayor Kevin Faulconer's city staff flies high on campaign cash

Lavishes left-over money on political dreams

Lame-duck San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, his dreams of higher office in 2018 shattered by the flight of the Chargers and the city's tardy response to a homeless Hepatitis B breakout, sought to salvage a ...

Mikey now gone from KFMB's 100.7

Chris Cantore morning show beat the DSC show in June ratings

One of San Diego’s best paid media figures has just been removed from the airwaves, and this time it had nothing to do with bad behavior. Mikey Esparza once anchored the top-rated Mikey Show on ...

Todd Gloria spends some cool cash

Newspaper gift, Kamala Harris, and Pride Weekend flights consume political funds

When Assembly Democrat Todd Gloria closed down his 2018 reelection committee back in March, the former San Diego city councilman rolled $293,078 of remaining cash into his 2020 reelection fund, spending the balance of the ...

First SEAL to complain about Gallagher first to get weapons permit

San Diego sheriffs dispute that the offer was made

In spite of testimony that a half dozen Navy SEAL witnesses who agreed to testify against Navy Special Operations Chief Ed Gallagher were offered permits to carry concealed weapons, only one permit has been issued. ...

Streetlight spy shakeup hits San Diego city hall

Ousted chief airs sexual harassment charge, pay complaints

The ex-chief of San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer's controversial <a streetlights that spy program has filed suit against the city, charging gender discrimination and retaliation for leading an investigation into an "egregious" sexual harassment case ...

UCSD heist costs USC $50 million

Battle of the So-Cal research titans capped by self-denigration

A high-profile 2015 raid by the University of Southern California on the University of California San Diego's home-grown but disgruntled Alzheimer's research unit will cost the Los Angeles school $50 million, according to the terms ...

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