News & Politics

Interview with a Balboa Park transient

"I thought there was doors into the bridge but they are locked."

Back in 2007, it was reported that a group of transients was evicted from inside the columns of Cabrillo Bridge. A photograph featured in an article showed a makeshift apartment inside the bridge complete with ...

County worker’s racial slur didn’t infer he was a “lover”

“I have that vibe that I…empathize or have an affinity towards, um, black folks.”

Tyler Fowler, an appraiser for the County Assessor's Office who is African-American, says her supervisor Mark Spitzer made racially disparaging remarks on numerous occasions and county administrators failed to address it. She is suing Spitzer ...

SD County unemployment higher than in the U.S.

For the first time since November of 2015

San Diego County's unemployment rate in July was higher than the United States rate for the first time since November of 2015, according to Emerson Figueroa of the California Employment Development Department. San Diego County's ...

Tonnage report on Manzanita Canyon cleanup

"The meth addicts gather up the craziest stuff.”

“In your cleanup efforts, did you come across any evidence of the fatal Maddux Air Lines Ford Tri-Motor crash of 1929?” asked Mike Gerow. “Contemporary news accounts cited Lexington Park, which I understand is in ...

Miramar Air Show protesters get Japanese bump

"Our children are being dazzled with weapons and air displays."

A group of local anti-war protesters got a boost Thursday afternoon (August 17) when their freeway overpass picket in opposition to the annual Miramar Air Show received an approving visit from members of the Japanese ...

Gate-crashing repo man flees Escondido impound yard

“You can’t carjack your own car,” declares judge

On July 30, 2017, LeDarral Shakouriel Hollingsworth went to the Allied Gardens tow yard in Escondido to get some paperwork from his car, which had been impounded, according to his attorney. It was there, at ...

Dog in meditation at Ocean Beach farmers' market

“Yes, find your inner puppy,“ he whispered to Tank Girl.

At the Ocean Beach farmers' market on August 16, I noticed Colton sitting in for his boss — a chiropractor — who was on a vacation. “I’m just out here maintaining a presence,” he casually ...

Mass shutdown of Tijuana's Chinese restaurants

Complaints prompt investigations, 18 eateries temporarily closed

Citing various violations of health regulations, municipal health inspectors in Tijuana have ordered the closure of 18 Chinese restaurants until the problems are corrected. According to a report published by the daily newspaper El Sol ...

Transients block access to Cabrillo Bridge interior

They come and go via manholes in Balboa Park landmark

"We've had some transients living in the bridge," Balboa Park operations district manager Mario Llanos said last month. "They're going in and out of the manholes on the bridge, so I'm not sure what we ...

City to pay for public-records case fumble

Inability to produce documents for defendant deemed irrelevant

A state appellate court on August 15 ruled the City of San Diego failed to turn over documents requested in a Public Records Act request and is liable to pay attorney fees. On August 7, ...

Any new employment at the U-T will be digitally related

Justin time

Struggling with an explanation to investors as to why tronc, Inc., the oddly named newspaper chain from Chicago, has slipped in both revenue and web traffic from last year, chief executive Justin Dearborn managed to ...

Glenn and Karen Doshay: Our son is not a monster

Padres co-owner and wife write to judge on son’s behalf

The little girl was seven years old when she was grabbed by a man she later described as “dumb and stupid.” The 22-year-old man first approached her on a Monday afternoon in March 2015 while ...

Faulconer’s next Scaramouch

One Deputy Press Secretary needed, stat

While Donald Trump has made headlines with turmoil in his presidential briefing room, San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer — seeking to recover face following a rough six months of political setbacks — is taking to ...

Chargers and Raiders — on our airwaves but not in our stadium

Rock radio station recasts hint at more changes afoot, says insider

For the first time, two key San Diego FM music stations are giving up part of their Sundays for out-of-town NFL teams. Radio insiders say there’s a master plan behind why KGB/101.5 carries the L.A. ...

SDG&E shocks solar users with rate change

"On-peak" hours switch increases cost of relying on the grid

A letter sent by San Diego Gas & Electric to customers with home solar systems has left some subscribers confused and even worried about the future of their ratepayer agreements with the utility. "Basically, I ...

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