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Juan Vargas and the Remers go way back

San Diego convention center clock is ticking

Family fat cats Political bloodlines run deep in San Diego, as evidenced by an emailed fundraising pitch by congressman Juan Vargas on behalf of supervisorial hopeful Terra Lawson-Remer. “I am excited to invite you to ...

DMV getting closer to Mission Valley move

Hillcrest antagonism part of it

San Diego City Councilman Chris Ward contravened the wishes of some of his most vocal constituents by seeking to exchange a portion of land at the city-owned Mission Valley stadium site for 2.5 acres of ...

North County Women's March "was not anti-Trump"

“I think the city of Oceanside misread this”

Was the North County San Diego Women’s March Rally a progressive woke-fest where strident speakers and organized flash mobs railed against guns, sexual abuse and inequality? Where lefties get to wear rainbow flag capes and ...

Safe or not, crossing tracks in Del Mar isn't trespassing

170 incidents in 2018-2019

Del Mar officials want the trains off the bluffs. Transit officials want the people off the tracks. Neither side is succeeding, and with the number of trains increasing from 50 to 79 this year, the ...

How Baja's 16,000 squatters affect your Airbnb

"All homes that are foreclosed are invaded"

Skyline resident C. Valdez saw the January 12 news of the reported 16,000 abandoned homes in Baja California — with 4,000 in Tijuana — that are “invaded” and inhabited by squatters. “It’s a big problem ...

Former San Diego Union-Tribune publisher unloading wife and La Jolla estate

Papa Doug says bye, bye to Geniya

Turn out the lights. The latest matrimonial party is over for ex-Union-Tribune owner and would-be ambassador to the Bahamas Douglas Manchester. The million-dollar-plus Trump donor, called out by the Washington Post last year for having ...

San Diego's auditor finds stolen water, mother supervising son, city cars parked in red zone

Labor unions back Lawson-Remer and Barrios

City corruption running rampant Water is no longer free for an unnamed San Diego business following an investigation by interim city auditor Kyle Elser. “An allegation that the City has provided water to a non-residential ...

Baja 1000 mis-adventure for El Cajon father and son

"Rain and mud forced the transmission to work harder."

El Cajon residents Felipe Mojica and his 15-year-old son Gabriel agreed to speak with me before and throughout the six days (November 19-24) they worked on the annual Baja 1000 off-road race. “The race was ...

The North County battle over artificial turf

Jefferson Middle School, Luiseno Park in Oceanside, Stagecoach Park in Carlsbad

An episode of Nan Sterman’s “A Growing Passion” show on KPBS-TV mentioned the idea that unlike trees and grass, synthetic turf causes a “heat island effect.” She showed how one spread of ersatz lawn measured ...

Friendship Garden at border bulldozed

Chanting and a moment of silence follows

On January 12 at about 10 am, a handful of San Diegans travelled across the border to meet with Tijuana locals behind the Plaza Monumental de Playas de Tijuana — The Bullring by the Sea. ...

Why San Diego farmers worry about water

Fallbrook and Rainbow districts jumping to Riverside; San Diego looks forward to recycled

Valley Center farmers aren't alone when it comes to the high cost of water. But it could get lonelier and costlier if two neighboring water districts unyoke from the Water Authority to get a fresh ...

$250 million One America News deal reported

Rose Canyon TV network draws interest of Texas MAGA fans

Proprietors of a right-leaning San Diego cable news operation that has the eyes of President Donald Trump may be about to cash out in a big way, thanks to a takeover attempt by a group ...

Treated everyone to breakfast at Oceanside Denny's

What would you do with stolen credit card?

The registered owner of the red Nissan 2016 Rogue was part of a group who woke up last June 9. He was staying in a vacation home the group had rented in the 800 block ...

O.B. cop with a heart of gold

Rite Aid lets thief keep hoodie, but he was still cold

San Diego Police officers responded to a shoplifting incident at Rite Aid in Ocean Beach at Niagara and Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Monday morning (Jan. 6). When officers arrived about 5 am, the suspect was waiting ...

Speedway invades San Diego

Part of corporate shell game?

A popular Midwest brand of convenience stores and gas stations is quickly making a play into the competitive San Diego County market. Late last month, Speedway, headquartered in Ohio, acquired six stations in the area; ...

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