Bob_Hudson Nov. 1, 2013 @ 8:10 p.m.

I advertise my small business in local community papers and when the UT bought the North County Times and essentially shut it down, it resulted in the loss of a major advertising outlet in north San Diego and southwestern Riverside counties. Advertising in the UT after that was more expensive and far less effective, so I had to stop doing it.

I cannot tell you how happy I was to see that none of the community papers I still adveetise in are on the list of the UT's latest purchases!

The UT has been calling offering three days of weekly delivery (including the Sunday paper) for 56 cents a week which also includes a digital subscription. That's essentially giving the paper away.

As a newspaper executive, John Lynch makes a good radio salesman.


Diogenes Oct. 30, 2013 @ 6:36 a.m.

Long overdue study will reveal the inherent dangers of this dangerous technology.

Just wait until the Fukushima radiation gets here from ocean currents.


Utilities battle the inevitable: rooftop solar

Utilities such as San Diego Gas & Electric are trying to frustrate rooftop solar. But despite all the utilities' clout and big bucks, rooftop solar will prevail some day.

MURPHYJUNK July 6, 2013 @ 7:47 a.m.

the gradual decommissioning of the plant sounds like another gravy train for edison and its contractors.

will they be audited during all phases of the process, or just take what info they choose to release ?


monaghan July 5, 2013 @ 11:10 a.m.

Damned utilities! They shoddily build a nuclear power plant with transient stoned laborers, at Pacific Ocean's edge in an earthquake zone. When their aging reactors leak a little radioactive steam into the atmosphere, they try to jury-rig repairs. Now that the operation is finally shuttered for good, they want to gouge ratepayers for SoCal Edison/SDGE mistakes. I want my refund! And thank you, Mike Aguirre!


Don Bauder July 5, 2013 @ 11:52 a.m.

CaptD: For many, many years, SDG&E had the highest electric rates in the nation. Edison has passed it recently, but SDG&E is still third. Best, Don Bauder


CaptD July 5, 2013 @ 11:01 a.m.

It should be noted that SCE has passed along TOO many millions of dollars in Senior Officials expenses to ratepayers while the replacement steam generator debacle was happening, expenses that allow them to promote for keeping SCE's San Onofre in operation!

Edison employees rack up millions in business expenses

The highest-paid 10 percent of Southern California Edison employees earned at least $418.8 million in combined total compensation during 2011, and charged at least $11.8 million to their expense accounts, according to a report the public utility filed with the state.

This practice of using ratepayer money to promote for the Utilities best interest instead of the ratepayers best interest is yet another item that needs to be fully examined during the "reasonableness investigation" that the CPUC is now conducting!

It is no wonder that SoCal has the most expensive electricity in the USA, since the CPUC is really enabling SCE's shareholders to enjoy record profits at ratepayers expense!


CaptD July 5, 2013 @ 10:45 a.m.

This is only the tip of the San☢ money iceberg...

How about this 3/4 of a Billion Dollars:

The $742 Million Question,

Now the next phase of eliminating San Onofre has begun, we need to hold SCE's feet to the fire and urge the CPUC to not only put San Onofre's Multi-Billion dollar decommissioning out for public bid but to start issuing rebates for SCE's replacement steam generator debacle now, to offset their new energy increases.

The questions all utility ratepayers should now be asking is,

Where are my rebates (including interest) and who is holding them up?


Don Bauder July 5, 2013 @ 10:47 a.m.

CaptD: My guess is that the CPUC is involved in the holdup of those funds. Best, Don Bauder


Study: CPUC and Edison collaborated to scam ratepayers

SDG&E consumers got fleeced, too, over San Onofre costs

San Diego attorneys Mike Aguirre and Maria (Mia) Severson filed a report with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) July ...

Anon92107 July 5, 2013 @ 12:47 p.m.

Don, Brown must act immediately to stop the CPUC and Edison from scamming ratepayers any longer or he is a failure as a governor.

The problems with CPUC and utilities are actually much worse than just scamming as usual, Brown has done nothing to protect Californians from unacceptable long-term threats to quality of life due to escalating climate changes from out of control CO2 pollution, causing increasing drought conditions, degrading water supplies and reductions in quality food sources.

Our institutions appear to be creating zombies that can't even protect themselves because far too few people are demanding that our leaders take action now.

Thus we have no leaders that the majority can respect anymore, including Brown who refuses to take decisive action.


Don Bauder July 5, 2013 @ 1:48 p.m.

Anon92107: You have put your finger on the problem: far too few people are interested in change. That means they are not interest in improvement in their own pocketbooks. As long as they can drink beer and watch TV, they seem to be happy. Best, Don Bader


CaptD July 26, 2013 @ 5:07 p.m.

Anybody else think this is a $an Diego Witch Hunt led by the GOP sore losers, the Big money interests and some wanna-be DEM's?

One only had to listen to the KPBS coverage to hear non stop anti-Filner talk except when a caller call them on their one sided coverage which was also what the UT was putting out...


Ratepayers should pick up the tab for San Onofre closure, utility says

Southern California Edison, former operator of the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, claimed yesterday (August 12) that its customers ...

Yankeedoodle Aug. 12, 2013 @ 5:49 p.m.

Perhaps a recall for Jan Goldsmith is in order, and a retention in office for Mayor Filner, for an operation like this requires adult supervision.


Diogenes Aug. 12, 2013 @ 7:29 p.m.

Dorian, again we witness the City Attorney rolling over for big dough. There are two levels of justice in this town: one for those who got and one for the rest of us serfs.

Time to blow this popsicle stand and find a place where money does talk so loudly.


HonestGovernment Oct. 31, 2013 @ 8 p.m.

Great reporting. I'm sad that, going forward, San Diego neighborhoods will routinely be destroyed by the ghosts of Jerry Sanders and Kelly Broughton, and the all-too-real apparitions of TGlo and J Goldsmith (soon to be aided by TGlo's new hire, privatization expert Stephen Goldsmith, former "chief domestic policy advisor to President George W. Bush in the 2000 campaign and Special Advisor to President Bush on faith-based and not-for-profit initiatives." )[Wikipedia]


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