News & Politics

Free-flying John Kelly photo-ops cost taxpayers

Homeland Security chiefs got VIP military flights for coach fare

A year ago this month, then–secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly dropped into San Diego for a news conference to blast so-called sanctuary cities for harboring illegal immigrants. "I'm stunned when people say, 'Well, we're ...

Gay-bashed on the job in Coronado

Golf-course maintenance worker doesn't go for "shop talk" excuse

An employee for the City of Coronado says supervisors in the city's maintenance department harassed and demeaned him for being gay. Sean Ryan sued the city earlier this week after years of complaining about mistreatment ...

Titters over Chargers' Twitter numbers

USA Today site claims a major padding of followers since leaving SD

“The Chargers almost doubled Twitter followers since L.A. move, but 45 percent of total are now fake.” That’s the headliine in thebiglead, a sports site that is owned by USA Today. Ryan Phillips says that ...

Trash talk (and arrest) in Cardiff

“No one has the money to pay for a hundred hours of a lawyer’s time.”

In the Poinsettia Heights neighborhood of Cardiff by the Sea, a middle-aged woman, well known for her mental illness and attacks on neighbors, was taken into custody last week by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. ...

AIDS memorial to arise from murky process?

“To say it’s not going to work is a disingenuous and ridiculous assertion.”

Ahead of today's (February 22) planning-group meeting to discuss the Olive Street park and AIDS memorial, some people are worried that the convoluted process has overwhelmed the most important idea. The plan (to be discussed ...

Reason for alarm in SD crosswalks

Pedestrians killed in nearly half of all traffic accidents

As the number of pedestrians hit by cars on San Diego streets increases, so, too, will the number of lawsuits that the city will have to fight over dangerous roadways and inadequate crosswalks. According to ...

Tijuana vigilantes nab suspected thief

Crying children saved from would-be intruder with long knives

Early on the morning of February 18, residents of the Hacienda Los Laureles neighborhood of Tijuana captured a suspected burglar, roughed him up, and tied him to a utility pole until police arrived. According to ...

Santa Fe Christian School's "truth"

"We wouldn’t consider sending our child there now."

Both Matt Bosse and Joe Mosca, an Encinitas couple, grew up Catholic and want to share their faith with their children. So when they started to think about a middle school for their older son ...

City’s lobbying industry posted a record 2017

Feats of clay

By most accounts, the city’s lobbying industry posted a record 2017 and is looking to double their take this year. Among top performers is the Clay Company, which picked up $18,000 in the fourth quarter ...

Southwest Strategies signs on with Friends of SDSU

Strategic Straw man

Southwest Strategies, the influence-peddling firm that helped mastermind the 2016 defeat by the military shipyard lobby of the Barrio Logan community plan, has signed on with Friends of SDSU, the political committee backing a takeover ...

Good weather, high cost of living make San Diego bad for pro sports

Metro area is economically so-so, at best

Once again, civic boosters are hoping San Diego will land another professional sports team. Big bucks are behind an attempt to rip down the former Qualcomm Stadium and make it home for a pro soccer ...

Chris Cate’s money-raising prowess

A pox on city hall

Still awaiting the results of a state attorney general’s office investigation into whether there was wrongdoing involved in his turnover of a confidential city legal memo to lobbyists for Mission Valley’s SoccerCity, San Diego city ...

Radio and newspaper man and vultures

John Lynch in money troubles again

John Lynch, former chief executive officer of the Union-Tribune and previously a local radio executive, is in financial trouble again. He defaulted on his mortgage in December of 2016, and then woes cascaded in 2017 ...

Throwing darkness on Light

Could Post exposé spoil Soon-Shiong's U-T honeymoon?

It has been a busy week for ex–Union-Tribune publisher Douglas Manchester, what with putting prepublication spin on a Washington Post profile about his relationships with women and jetting back and forth to Austin, Texas, to ...

Baby rattler at my door

"The whole thing was so frustrating, as there weren't any clear options."

A baby rattlesnake was found by Veronica Alcaraz's sister at her front door on February 12th. "Can you believe it?! My sister was taking things to and from her car when she spotted it. It ...

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