Emotionally distressed biker sues city

Cop saw five rings as brass knuckles

On Monday (September 11), biker Arvaunti Victoria filed suit against the City of San Diego and certain police employees, claiming his civil rights were violated in an incident that happened a year ago. He charges ...

Alvarez sees green in pot lobbyists

Cannabis influence-peddlers show up in force to back supervisorial bid

As a sweeping new marijuana law opposed by departing chief of police Shelly Zimmerman made its way through city hall early this week, one of the biggest winners aside from local pot emporiums was the ...

San Diego pornographers accused of hustling models

Jane Does 15 and 16 were assured they wouldn't end up on the internet

Two more women have filed lawsuits against San Diego-based amateur pornography website, GirlsDoPorn.com. The new complaints make 16 women who allege that the website's owners lied to them about distribution and later posted their names ...

Short-term rentals thrive in East Village

Longtime businesses dying — "It's like a ghost town down there now."

Is the demand for housing suitable to fill the thousands of rental units that have sprung up in downtown's East Village since the mid-2000s, and enough to sustain even more units currently under construction or ...

Yes, that Harrington has been charged

Financial whiz of local airwaves allegedly took client cash, falsified docs

Investigators for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (better known as FINRA) have charged Michael Patrick Harrington of San Diego's Harrington Capital Management and a Bridgehampton, New York, brokerage with taking $20,000 without authorization from a ...

Feds get J. Douglass Jennings Jr. to confess

Bankrupt, disbarred attorney admits to tax evasion and fraud

J. Douglass Jennings Jr., a tax planner who went bankrupt and was disbarred, but continued practicing as an accountant, today (September 11) pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud and and tax evasion. Jennings, a resident of ...

College Area excluded from granny-flat permitting?

Ordinance would make parking situation worse, says councilmember

San Diego city councilmember Georgette Gomez, a longtime champion of affordable housing, believes the College Area surrounding San Diego State University should be off limits for construction of granny flats. In an August 27 memo ...

Senate bill sneak

Passage could mean more coal-fired power for California

The state senate on Friday (September 9) amended a bill that could cramp California's plans for clean energy, say critics. The bill would set up a regional independent system operator to replace the current California ...

Petco's rat problems mount

Bacterial infection risk to keep corporation in court for a bit

Attorneys for the family of a ten-year-old boy who died after getting bitten by a rat his grandmother bought at Petco have accused company executives of hiding documents in order to defeat a 2014 lawsuit ...

Encanto post office flunks audit

Unspecified “safety concerns” fingered by postal service report

Some San Diego post offices have taken a hit in a new facility condition audit by the U.S. Postal Service, which calls out a series of deficiencies ranging from neglected landscaping and insufficient lighting to ...

Marijuana delivery providers seek council motion

"What we're arguing for is the right to exist as businesses."

Legal marijuana consumption for purely recreational purposes will debut next January, following the passage of last year's Proposition 64. But a group of established providers of medical cannabis worry that the City of San Diego ...

Dave Roberts never apologized to Kristin Gaspar

Former county supervisor sued for defamation

The husband of San Diego County supervisor Kristin Gaspar says his wife's former opponent, Dave Roberts, defamed him and his business in an attempt to win the election. Paul Gaspar, owner of Gaspar Physical Therapy, ...

San Diego no place for greedy home-sellers

Markets in other West Coast cities more profitable

Home-sellers in West Coast cities are getting the highest return on their investment in the nation, according to Zillow.com. However, San Diego lags the other big cities on the West Coast. Oakland is first, for ...

New mom dies at 39

Lawsuit vs. Sharp Mary Birch for discharging postnatal patient early

The husband of a woman who died days after a pediatric doctor discharged her has filed a lawsuit. On August 19, 2016, Dahlia Salinas Tatman, then in her third trimester of pregnancy, was admitted to ...

Up to 30 deputy city attorneys terminated

One (Bruce Henderson) complains of age, sex, and race discrimination

Thirty deputy city attorneys were terminated August 31, although some were apparently hired back. Bruce Henderson, one of those separated, believes his firing "was the result of discrimination against me based on my age (74), ...

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