Activist Pallamary, "diabetic in distress"

Sues Chargers, police, city, medics

Michael J. Pallamary, land use consultant and local political activist, filed a suit in Superior Court July 5 complaining that he was a victim of mistreatment at a Chargers game November 6 of last year. ...

Mayor’s top aides swap special interest places

City hall hit by revolving-door influence peddling

With mid-summer doldrums setting in, troopers of a lobbying corps that has long been a city hall fixture are replenishing their ranks by means of the ever-spinning door between the administration of mayor Kevin Faulconer ...

Port sues coastal commission for nixing hotel

500 rooms on Harbor Island short on low-cost options

In a July 5 legal complaint, the San Diego Unified Port District, the agency responsible for managing the San Diego Bay and surrounding tidewaters, has accused California Coastal Commissioners of overstepping their boundaries by striking ...

Encinitas arson spree ends with arrest

Man charged with igniting multiple fires

On July 5, Tyler Carender, 20, was arrested on federal charges of that in fall of last year he committed three arsons at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and Oak Crest Middle School in his home ...

Man gets $1.5 million in accidental police shooting

National City detective misfired during traffic stop

Elected officials in National City have agreed to pay 22-year-old Jesus Flores a $1.5 million to dismiss the lawsuit he filed after a National City police officer accidentally shot him during a March, 2015 traffic ...

Even in Miami, politicians getting smart

Some realize stadium subsidies a scam

Increasingly, the media, politicians, and city leaders around the U.S. are understanding that taxpayer subsidies of pro stadiums are complete scams. Yesterday, the New York Times panned Marlins Park, the Miami stadium that will host ...

Local lawyers slapped by state bar

One disbarred, two disciplined

The State Bar of California has announced actions against three San Diego County lawyers. Jerry Lane Hefner of Julian was disbarred by default for failing to participate in proceedings to determine whether a prior conviction ...

Heaven's Gate still has website

But suicide now a no-no

The 919 Gang, a daily online newsletter mainly for former and current Union-Tribune employees, reports today (July 2) that Heaven's Gate, the group that entered into a mass suicide in Rancho Santa Fe in 1997, ...

Jeff and the Showgram gone from KYXY

CBS and Entercom merger partly to blame

A longtime radio powerhouse was unceremoniously escorted out the door after nearly 30 years as a top-rated local morning show. According to insiders, the Jeff and the Showgram ensemble were told they needed to attend ...

Now the builders are mad at Encinitas

They fear the worst — total ban on new construction

After nearly 25 years of non-compliance with state law requiring municipalities to provide space to develop affordable housing, the city of Encinitas is headed back to court. According to a petition filed to San Diego ...

Judge says no to regulating SDSU mini-dorms

Tenant could "be the quiet, neat type who uses bicycle"

On June 30, San Diego Superior Court judge Ronald Styn temporarily struck down San Diego's mini-dorm ordinance in San Diego's College Area. A group called College Area Students, Tenants, and Landlords Association filed the lawsuit ...

Summer Stephan's fake NYT news experience

New D.A.'s New York Times advertorial venue hit by critics

Fresh from her controversial appointment by the board of supervisors, San Diego's soon-to-be District Attorney Summer Stephans took to the New York Times this month in the midst of a victory round politically orchestrated to ...

De Anza splits the baby — 40 acres to Campland, 38 acres to marsh restoration

Campers and conservationists walk away unhappy from Thurs. meeting

A committee formed to explore redevelopment options at De Anza Cove in the northeast corner of Mission Bay met for the sixth and final time on Thursday evening (June 29), adopting a tentative plan that ...

Civic San Diego employee says agency is ripe for corruption

Employee sends emails to board of directors

Civic San Diego's attempt to generate revenue by becoming a fiscal agent for those companies and organizations looking to make charitable donations is, according to Civic San Diego's asset and contract manager John Anderson, "ripe ...

City engineers nix changes at Kansas and El Cajon Blvd.

Site of pedestrian injuries, including death of Ethiopian leader

From 2001 to 2010, according to a city commissioned traffic study, eight pedestrians were struck by vehicles while crossing El Cajon Boulevard at Kansas Street in North Park. In 2012 the intersection was named the ...

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