November's ballot looms, but June cleanup continues

Two San Diego city council hopefuls cough up ethics fines

As the November finish for some bitterly-fought campaigns approaches, San Diego's ethics commission has been cleaning up legal loose ends left over from June's electoral contests, with costly outcomes for two failed city council hopefuls. ...

A San Diego version of MeToo

Woman brings charges against Kellen Winslow from 2003

Kellen Winslow Jr. faces two more rape charges after a new accuser testified in a San Diego County superior courtroom yesterday, Monday, October 15. The accuser said she awakened when Winslow was behind her, forcing ...

Prosecutor argues against early release of Julie Harper

Will Jerry Brown's law and Kamala Harris' inaction help convicted murderer?

“Defendant deserves each and every day of her 40 years-to-life sentence,” prosecutor Keith Watanabe stated in papers he filed last week, arguing that a reduction of Julie Harper’s sentence “is not in the interest of ...

SDSU backer kicks in against rent control

Big San Diego landlords ante up against local option

Local development giant H.G. Fenton, battling against the incursion of proposed SoccerCity into the Mission Valley real estate franchise it shares alongside burgeoning Sudberry Properties, has spent a total of $1,502,865 this year as of ...

Susan Davis debates GOP challenger almost 1/3 her age

Morgan Murtaugh suggests term limits to 74-year-old congresswoman

At 26 years old Morgan Murtaugh is one year above the constitutional minimum age requirement for U.S. Representatives. The Times of San Diego and Huffington Post reported she is the youngest Congressional candidate this election ...

Unions back city hall incumbents, with one exception

Cops' money is on one Democrat, two Republicans

With one deep-pocketed exception, local labor unions prefer city hall incumbents, whether Democrat or Republican, based on the most recent campaign expense data on file with the city clerk's office. In the hotly contested Fourth ...

Union-Tribune's chief photographer heads for the Times

Longtime San Diegan morphs into L.A.'s deputy of transformation.

Though locals would be none the wiser, the Union-Tribune may soon be stripped of its best longtime talents, signaling to worried insiders that the hometown daily could be on the precipice of being subsumed into ...

Private prison $10K goes to Lincoln Club

And Lincoln Club antes up $5,000 for Voice of San Diego

San Diego politics, not always considered a charitable calling, has of late been the source of thousands of dollars given to some local non-profits by committees as November's election time grows near. While most campaign ...

Lincoln Club's public integrity league returns

Developers ready last-minute stink bombs

It's fall again, time for some pre-election political shenanigans from the GOP Lincoln Club. The developer-backed group, famous for its direct mail hits on local Democratic hopefuls, has returned for a round of opponent bashing, ...

Undisclosed sex felons pose risk to talent school

Mental health inmates could imperil Mission Valley children

A Mission Valley mental health clinic treating federal prison inmates has been operating steps away from a talent school, exposing unknowing neighborhood children to the risk of contacts with sex offenders, says a recently released ...

Money battle now favors SoccerCity foes

John Moores and allies help SDSU option

Since late August, more than $1.7 million has poured into the coffers of forces battling the takeover of city-owned Qualcomm Stadium by SoccerCity, a group of wealthy La Jolla investors who have a friend in ...

Koch-funded college journalism arrives at SDSU

Students "a check on the power of the administration," per sponsor

Could San Diego State University, a bastion of the local business establishment that has carefully guarded its political and financial perogatives, be in for a housecleaning, courtesy of donations from conservative billionaire Charles Koch's foundation ...

Coronado Bridge photo final blow to 97-3 comedy radio

Will KFSD ever stop playing Sinatra and Peggy Lee?

Attention photographers: Even if you don’t copyright your work, you can still collect a nice settlement if your photo is used without permission. That’s what Jesse Cuevas of Normal Heights learned last week when a ...

Soon-Shiong's Los Angeles-Sacramento-Fresno-San Diego Bee?

More consolidations and layoffs loom for California papers

If anyone is still around who thinks San Diego's future won't be determined by big business from afar, a new bout of behind-the-scenes boardroom jockeying by Union-Tribune and Los Angeles Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong may ...

Farewell to a professional love

Don Bauder retires

In 1960, I entered the journalism profession with a Master’s degree and an addiction to work in a field I already knew that I loved: writing and reporting. I had worked 40 hours a week ...

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