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Scott Peters gift to Duke just coincidental?

U-T searching for someone to get photos in order

Old school money In the wake of last week’s national college admission scandal, a kingpin of La Jolla’s burgeoning upscale SAT cram school industry went after William Rick Singer, the Newport Beach-based alleged perpetrator of ...

Susan Davis meets with Illumina, Inc., picks up Ilumina stock

Union-Tribune axes Spanish-language Hoy

Work and pleasure mixed House Democrat Susan Davis has been stocking up on holdings of Facebook, the social media giant that critics say needs more federal regulation to reign in its privacy poking. During the ...

Irwin Jacobs' loyalist Todd Gloria gets his reward

UT unwittingly resurrects Kearny Mesa Sunroad scandal

Irwin’s secret agent “You’re invited to our fundraising kick-off on Thursday, February 28th at the home of Christine Forester,” said an invitation by state Assemblyman and San Diego mayoral candidate Todd Gloria, facing off against ...

Poway Mayor Steve Vaus announces for Dianne Jacobs seat

Terra Lawson-Remer and Olga Diaz go after Kristin Gaspar

Tax-funded lobbying The battle to succeed the San Diego Union-Tribune for reportorial relevancy was notched up a bit last week by the Voice of San Diego, the website backed by billionaire Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs. ...

Balboa Park garage – after all the money – seems dead

Faulconer ready to bolt to Dems?

Jacobs’s latest stand The ultimate tab for taxpayers of the now-aborted secret deal between Qualcomm billionaire Irwin Jacobs and Republican mayor Kevin Faulconer to bulldoze a mammoth parking garage into the heart of Balboa Park ...

Investigations KPBS will not launch

Scott Peters, eternally fund-raising

SDSU’s money-raising newsies As the editorial clout of the Union-Tribune continues to fade under the reign of Los Angeles-based owner Patrick Soon-Shiong, other San Diego media outlets are jostling for a greater role in the ...

Kristin Gaspar may get Remer-ed, Sheriff Gore's van is rockin'

And Kosher vegetarian meals for inmates

Liberal Terra firma Political hopefuls continue to pile into next year’s San Diego races for city council and county supervisor, portending a costly scramble for votes as term limits continue to take their toll on ...

Mike Levin goes slumming, Scott Peters buys T-bills

UCSD chancellor Pradeep Khosla abully?

Democrats bonding It hasn’t taken new House Democrat Mike Levin, who won the seat of Republican Darrell Issa after a grueling campaign season last year, long to hit the road. “What I saw was an ...

Barbara Bry empowering other women, running for San Diego mayor

L.A. Times hires make San Diego even smaller

Off and running on Facebook As the lineup of would-be San Diego mayors continues to grow, one candidate is already up on Facebook, dispatching oblique hits against Republican incumbent Kevin Faulconer and reinforcing the message ...

L.A. Times writing more of Union-Tribune stories

Democrat designs on SD City Council

Downward trend The Los Angeles Times, owned by billionaire physician Patrick Soon-Shiong, is accelerating its not-so-stealthy creep into the editorial content of the San Diego Union-Tribune, also purchased by the pharmaceutical magnate last year as ...

Darrell Issa: I was like a Pavlovian dog

A foodie side to Patrick Soon-Shiong

Foodies’ rules Based on a new wave of help-wanted advertisements, the Los Angeles Times under the reign of billionaire physician Patrick Soon-Shiong is veering toward the kitchen. Eating well is a top Times hiring priority, ...