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Theft at Walmart turns into felony confrontation
Women with stolen underwear made plea deals
Loss-prevention-officer Chris said two women refused his requests to give up their stolen goods, even after he showed them his “badge.” Several Walmart employees pursued Megan and Chastity through the parking lot after they were allegedly seen putting merchandise into ...
Dog bite leads to man's arrest in Imperial Beach
Victim was walking his dog when three pit bulls approached
San Diego Sheriff Deputies and Imperial Beach paramedics were called to the 1000 block of Georgia Street in Imperial Beach early Wednesday morning October 16, after receiving a 911 call that a pit bull was attacking a man. According to ...
Jury: Oceanside man who stabbed mom was insane
Adam Brown turned himself in to authorities five years ago
After one day’s deliberations, a jury unanimously agreed that 48-year-old Adam Brown was insane when he plunged a knife into his mother’s head. Seventy-seven-year-old Leonore Brown died in her Oceanside home in June 2008; her youngest son Adam turned himself ...
Two-day cycling event drums up cash for local cancer research
Cyclist files suit against City for creating a "dangerous concealed trap" for cyclists
Woman was hit by a car in June of this year while riding along Santa Fe Street
It's bad when cities like Billings, Montana and Sioux Falls, South Dakota beat out San Diego on the list of 50 of the Country's most bike-friendly cities, considering the sunny climate and all. It's even worse considering San Diego didn't ...
Walmart pumps $515,000 through Encinitas-based dark money group
Arkansas discount giant that bought its Oceanside liquor license from "Papa Doug" Manchester flexes political muscle using cash from North County-based 501 (c) 4 non-profit
In a possible preview of things to come in San Diego's big money mayoral contest, retail giant Walmart has employed an Encinitas-based dark money non-profit to convey more than half a million dollars to a campaign for a new Walmart ...
Winner awarded in Port's inaugural photo contest
The Port of San Diego recently awarded San Diegan CiCi Sayer top prize in its first “Port for All” photography contest celebrating the organization’s 50th anniversary. Entrants were given four themes in which to submit their shots: maritime trade, recreation, ...
Found: Missing boy sought in Santee
Motorcyclist charged with felony for punching bad driver
Defendant Robert Owens claims driver cut him off and then ran into his bike
The witness said, “I was going to McDonald’s.” As Charles Ferraro turned onto South Santa Fe Drive in Vista, he saw an SUV pull out of a parking lot and almost hit a passing motorcyclist, right in front of him. ...
California taxpayers spend $717M annually subsidizing benefits for fast food workers, new report claims
Workers use report release as opportunity to repeat call for higher wages
A host of activists gathered this afternoon (October 15) outside a Mission Valley McDonald’s restaurant touting the release of a new study from the University of California, Berkeley, finding that $7 billion is spent by taxpayers each year on providing ...
El Cajon man caught burgling vehicle in Walmart parking lot
Local lawyers disciplined by state bar
Some suspended for periods, too
San Diego County lawyers have been disciplined by the State Bar of California. Thomas William Smith of Oceanside was placed on two years of probation and suspended from practice for 30 days for failing to perform legal services for 15 ...
Filner pleads guilty to one felony, two misdemeanor counts
Victims not named. Details not released
The Union-Tribune and local TV stations are reporting that former Mayor Bob Filner pleaded guilty this morning to one criminal count of false imprisonment by violence, fraud, menace and deceit, and two misdemeanor battery counts. Further details have not been ...
County Office of Education hit with warning letter over travel freebies
Long running state political watchdog's investigation of controversial conduct of education office ends with a whimper as agency told not to break law again
The San Diego County Office of Education has long been a troubled patch on the corpus of local government. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/oct/15/54782/ As reported here in February 2010 by Dorian Hargrove, whistleblower Roger Hartnett has spent years in a legal battle with ...
County funds new access point to Otay Valley Regional Park
Local officials including County Supervisor Greg Cox and interim Mayor Todd Gloria gathered in Chula Vista over the weekend for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new publicly-funded parking lot sited on private property that will allow ...
Papa Doug hawks his hotel's booze license to Walmart
While blasting Jacobs-backed Democrat Fletcher for "disdain" of Arkansas retail giant, Faulconer-favoring GOP publisher quietly sells $65,000 liquor license to Walmart
U-T San Diego, the mini media empire of La Jolla’s Douglas Manchester, has become noted in local political circles for putting its words where the money of its wheeler-dealer GOP publisher is. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/oct/14/54740/ From a bid to install a huge ...
Lincoln Club spends close to $50k on anti-Nathan Fletcher mailers and signs
Newest disclosure shows conservative group not letting up in their attack on Fletcher
The Lincoln Club is anything but shy about their disdain for democratic mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher. In a lobbyist disclosure today, the conservative group revealed it spent $22,364 on a new round of mailers aimed at discrediting the former Republican ...
Shots fired, two arrested in El Cajon brawl
Justice at last? Scripps snakebit in Florida
Eastern Indigo Snake could thwart its expansion plans
As reported here since 2004, Scripps Institute in North Palm Beach has been setting records for corporate welfare. Beginning in 2003, La Jolla's Scripps Research Institute wangled a $600 million subsidy from the State of Florida to set up a ...
La Jolla hotel burglar still fighting for new trial
Thief was sentenced to 38 years in 2006
Seven years after being sentenced to prison for a series of La Jolla hotel burglaries, Donald McNeely is fighting for a new trial because the foreman on his convicting jury failed to disclose he had worked as a lawyer and ...