Pacific Beach's high crime problem

"Police are doing the best job they can under impossible circumstances."

Pacific Beach continues to be one of San Diego's highest crime neighborhoods, according to new stats released by the San Diego Police Department. Public records indicate the beachside entertainment hotspot ranked in the top five ...

Trip on a crack, break the city's back

"Fixing sidewalks the same way we fix streets shouldn’t be controversial."

Complaints over San Diego's crumbling sidewalks continue to chip away at the city's bottom line: documents obtained through public records requests show the city received more than 50 claims for damages caused by broken sidewalks ...

Deputies not culpable in cellmate murder case

Richard Lee Dawson's suspected murderer wasn't suspect

A county law-enforcement board has found that sheriff's deputies failed to conduct inmate counts on March 28, 2014, the night that inmate Richard Lee Dawson was allegedly murdered by his cellmate. The County Law Enforcement ...

Kratom crackdown

"Not just a plant — it’s an opioid,” says FDA commissioner

Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration say compounds in the popular herbal drug kratom act like prescription-strength opioids. Kratom has been tied to 44 deaths, up from 36 reported in November. Kratom is “not ...

The rise of Papa Soon-Shiong?

Friend of Doug could shift San Diego’s balance of politics

Corks have been popping at the Union-Tribune, judging from the effusive coverage that the paper — newly liberated from its bondage to Chicago's tronc — has lavished on the announcement that Los Angeles mega-billionaire Patrick ...

Rabobank banked millions in untraceable cash

Institution admitted deficiencies in anti-money-laundering program

Rabobank National Association, a subsidiary of a Netherlands bank, pleaded guilty in federal court February 7 to unlawfully impeding a U.S. examination of its California operations, including Calexico and Tecate branches. Rabobank admitted that its ...

Tronc planning to sell L.A. Times and Union-Tribune

Billionaire L.A. doctor Patrick Soon-Shiong expected to cart off remains

The Chicago-based owner of the San Diego Union-Tribune and Los Angeles Times, tronc, is expected to announce it is selling the two Southern California properties, according to a report in the Washington Post. The buyer ...

Broadcom makes another Qualcomm offer

Deal adding $21 billion being considered by board

Broadcom this morning (February 5) boosted its bid for San Diego-based Qualcomm to almost $124 billion, including debt assumption, up from its initial $103 billion bid, which Qualcomm’s board rejected. Broadcom has headquarters in San ...

Councilman Kalasho's complaint

"It’s hard to understand why an elected official would commit perjury."

El Cajon City Council member Ben Kalasho is accusing the city's mayor and another colleague of discrimination and of refusing to let him put items on the agenda or talk during public events. The Reader ...

The ol' annual Super Bowl shakedown

Game is a marketing tool for stadium-hungry team owners as host city coughs up freebies

Today is the day economists identify as one of the major global scams: the Super Bowl. Last year, 106.7 million watched it, down from the record 114.4 million in 2015. Given that the Sunday-night, Monday-night, ...

Camp Pendleton baby birth case settled

Doctors failed to perform proper neo-natal care

The U.S. government has agreed to pay $4 million to settle a medical malpractice case that resulted in severe brain injuries of a newborn. Dinah and Alejandro Nichols received neo-natal care at Naval Hospital Camp ...

Green-haired Black Mountain residents file lawsuit

Corroded copper plumbing the culprit

Fred Maas, a San Diegan known for sustainable communities and clean technologies, spearheaded the developmet of the 5100-acre Black Mountain Ranch, an upscale development east of Fairbanks Ranch. But two couples who live there have ...

Pastor accused of sexual healing

"He convinced her that it was a necessary...in order to get better."

In a new lawsuit, an unidentified woman accuses pastor John Wright of the Mid City Church of the Nazarene of sexual harassment and rape. It began in 2014 when the then-20-year-old woman (referred to as ...

New SDSU president withheld email from investigators

UC Davis pay boost linked to Katehi family ties

Newly designated San Diego State University president Adela de la Torre, a key focus of the 2016 investigation into improper influence at the University of California Davis, denied investigators access to her email accounts, according ...

Proposed settlement will cost SDG&E, Edison $873 million

Might the San Onofre nukes dispute be wrapped up?

In a settlement made late yesterday (January 30), Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric, which jointly own almost 100 percent of the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, agreed to not collect ...

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