News & Politics

Car won from casino still undelivered

Woman claims she was taxed $134,000 for Aston Martin she never got

Merida Manipoun filed suit in federal court November 16, claiming that she won a $134,000 Aston Martin Vantage GT in a drawing at Viejas Casino. The contest was arranged so that those who plunked the ...

Accused of shooting up fentanyl on the job

Medical board says UCSD anesthesiologist had been to Betty Ford

Following up recent news of UCSD physician John Peter Serra pleading guilty to criminal charges, another staff doctor is in trouble. The Medical Board of California has filed an accusation against Bradley Glenn Hay, M.D., ...

Grizzly dog's death not entirely for naught

Settlement in case over police shooting of family dog

The City of San Diego and a City Heights family whose dog was shot and killed by a San Diego police officer has agreed to settle a lawsuit over the shooting. According to court documents, ...

SDG&E and AT&T’s turkey times

“To strengthen the relationship between neighborhood residents and civic leaders”

Political handout day, otherwise known as Thanksgiving, came two weeks early for embattled San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, whose One San Diego nonprofit threw its annual turkey giveaway on Saturday, November 11 in Oak Park. ...

If there’s a vote on the convention center...

Convention-center numbers crunch — taste bad, more filling

There is a new breeze blowing through the San Diego Convention Center Corporation. Unfortunately, it smells much like the last one. Since 2009, I have been interviewing Heywood Sanders, the Texas-based university professor who is ...

Papa Doug’s big wait

New convention hotel in Texas continues to face delay

While ex–Union-Tribune owner and long-pending Trump ambassadorial appointee to the Bahamas Doug Manchester awaits financing for his Navy Broadway complex in downtown San Diego, the opening of his new convention hotel in Austin, Texas, also ...

Friend of Doug digs deep against SoccerCity

Mission Valley developers pour cash into San Diego State measure

A political committee calling itself Friends of SDSU has vowed to raise sufficient signatures for a measure on next November's ballot to do battle with SoccerCity's initiative regarding privatization of the city-owned Mission Valley venue ...

One of the Kings Men down

Car-club members remember drag-strip buddy John Scheunemann

In the 1950s and ’60s, the Kings Men Car Club of Solana Beach dominated the Southern California drag-racing scene. Most of the club’s members, at one time numbering up to 30, caught the racing bug ...

Energy 103.7 gets cranked down-dial

New ownership gives Top 40 station a swift country kick

Listeners of Energy 103.7 were given a rude awakening Friday, November 17, when they discovered their favorite station wasn’t playing the hits by Pink, Kesha, and the Chainsmokers. Instead they were hit with some country ...

Local protest of child marriage in Iraq

Gathering in El Cajon condemns proposed change in Middle-Eastern law

A local imam, a city councilman, Iraqi-Americans, and their American friends protested child marriage Friday evening (November 17) in El Cajon. They gathered to speak out against a proposal in the Iraqi Parliament that would ...

Grattitude bus roams O.B.

Ex-tech guy puts on the Peter, Paul & Mary and explains his dreamy mission

Last week, the “Grattittude” bus made the rounds in Ocean Beach, moving from lot-to-lot, wrapped in a banner that was very hard to miss. And, no, that’s not a typo, “Grattitude is an attitude,” as ...

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 ...

Matt hits Manzanita Canyon hard and often

Volunteer trash collector reducing number of homeless encampments?

Over the weekend (November 18–19), Matt Armstrong says he pulled out 350 pounds of trash from Manzanita Canyon — by himself. "I usually like to go out in the late morning/early afternoon, as there is ...

Protesters defy food-sharing ban in El Cajon

"If hep A was as big a concern as they're saying it is, they'd have bathrooms."

An act of civil disobedience ended peacefully on Sunday afternoon (November 19th), as dozens from across the county gathered at Wells Park in El Cajon to offer food to the homeless in defiance of a ...

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