Congresswoman claims a Filner groping (years ago)

Former San Diego mayor allegedly went in for a kiss

Rep. Diana DeGette, a Colorado congresswoman, told the Denver Post and MSNBC today (November 20) that former San Diego mayor Bob Filner tried to grope her in an elevator. Both were in Congress at the ...

Alleged sex, lies, and genital moles

Union boss Mickey Kasparian responds to deposition specifics

A former union employee who says her boss Mickey Kasparian forced her into a sexual relationship has given testimony that raises doubts as to Kasparian's denial of the relationship. In December of last year, Isabel ...

Senator's bill to stave off utilities' rape of ratepayers?

SDG&E, Edison, PG&E still trying to recover fire costs

Ten years ago, fires swept San Diego County. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) and an investigative body of the California Public Utilities Commission agreed that San Diego Gas & Electric's ...

Report: Bridgepoint and Arizona colluded for GI Bill funds

"How can we help?" wrote an education-policy adviser of the governor

The Phoenix New Times, reporting on an investigation by the Chronicle of Higher Education, says that controversial for-profit education firm known as Bridgepoint Education colluded with officials in Arizona to get GI Bill funds that ...

The cigarette smugglers among us

Porous duty-free enforcement allows quick turnaround

California's legalization of recreational marijuana may have taken some of the sizzle out of cross-border pot smuggling, but a recent report by the Government Accountability Office sheds new light on how tobacco tax evasion continues ...

County unemployment falls, jobs gain

Jobless rate drops to 3.7 percent

San Diego County unemployment fell to 3.7 percent in October from an adjusted 4.1 percent in September and 4.7 percent from a year ago. Non-farm jobs rose by 13,800 in the month. More than half ...

Community Choice Energy clears hurdle in San Diego

Sempra/SDG&E will still make money, just not as much

San Diego on Thursday (November 16th) took another step in the lengthy process of establishing a community choice aggregation market for city residents and businesses, as the city's Sustainable Energy Advisory Board voted to send ...

Cory Briggs sues Navy, Edison, SDG&E, Dept. of Defense

Lawyer attempts to halt "radioactive dump" near ocean at San Onofre

Environmental lawyer Cory Briggs, working for consumer protection group Public Watchdogs, today (November 16) filed suit against the United States Department of Defense, the Navy, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric over ...

UCSD doctor guilty of attempted criminal threats

John Peter Serra can no longer practice medicine, sentencing next week

Dr. John Peter Serra pleaded guilty October 18 to attempted making of criminal threats, according to the district attorney's office. He was tried in Superior Court by judge Polly Shamoon. According to a document attached ...

Hotel barons circle convention-center board vacancy

Hepatitis politics and real estate battle loom over ill member replacement

Could one of San Diego's wealthy "hoteliers" make it to the board of the city-subsidized convention-center corporation? That is city hall's question of the hour as the controversy-prone administration of Republican mayor Kevin Faulconer continues ...

Qualcomm surely worth more than $70 a share

Broadcom offer passed up, investors may force company to settle for $80

San Diego-based telecom giant Qualcomm will not take the $70 per share offer of Broadcom Ltd., offered last week. However, large institutional investors may want Qualcomm to accept $80, according to TheStreet.com The total bid, ...

Error alleged in Rancho Bernardo High baseball

Player says former coach hit him in the back of the head

A Rancho Bernardo High School student is suing the school district and the school's legendary baseball coach for retaliating against him after he complained that a freshman coach sucker-punched him in the back of the ...

Drones with frickin' lasers

They could be used for humanitarian missions, too

San Diego–based General Atomics, makers of the military's Predator and Reaper drones (“unmanned aerial vehicles,” as the industry prefers to call them), has landed a contract to begin experiments equipping the bombing and surveillance aircraft ...

Jehovah's Witnesses' withheld info will cost them

Appellate court lets stand prior ruling that penalizes at rate of $4000 daily

The clock is ticking for Jehovah's Witnesses headquarters to turn over documents detailing sexual abuse of children by kingdom elders. For each day they do not, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, Jehovah’s Witnesses’ organizational ...

Disposal of nuclear waste: think Camp Pendleton

Each state should manage its own spent fuel, says study lauded by experts

Ray Lutz of Citizens' Oversight has published a new study suggesting that nuclear waste should possibly be disposed of locally, with each state responsible for its own spent fuel. Lutz says moving the waste long ...

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