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Hueso-backed bill expands research into viability of water recycling

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California Senate Bill 322, sponsored by state Senator Ben Hueso, was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown this week. The bill will expedite the research and development of water recycling efforts, dubbed “toilet-to-tap” programs by skeptics. “Finding ways to ...

Obama data whiz paid by Jacobs-backed Fletcher campaign

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Big data maven from Berkeley business school specializing in crunching numbers on individual voters gets $11,500 so far from newly minted Democrat

The campaign of Ex-Republican Assemblyman turned Democratic mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher has paid a San Francisco Bay area start-up run by an Obama campaign veteran who drills down on the habits and predilections of individual voters, giving Fletcher-backing billionaire Democrat ...

Lincoln Club takes to the internet to bash Nathan Fletcher, creates website and spends money on social media

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Group has created a separate campaign opposed to Fletcher's candidacy for Mayor of San Diego

The Lincoln Club is not letting up on their attack on mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher. The conservative pro-business political organization has launched a separate campaign whose mission is to slam Fletcher in hopes of steering voters to their candidate of ...

AG charges Corinthian Colleges with false advertising

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In July, AG asked for documents from San Diego's Bridgepoint

The California Attorney General's office filed suit today (Oct. 10) against Corinthian Colleges, a Santa Ana-based for-profit university, accusing the company of false advertising, misrepresentations to students, and securities fraud. Corinthian identified its core demographic with words such as "isolated," ...

South Bay judge upholds majority of indictments in pay-to-play

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New charges were dismissed in three South Bay school districts' alleged pay-to-play charges--the bulk still hold

Twenty-two charges were dropped for defendants in a South Bay corruption case during hearings held on October 8 and 9. Twenty charges were dropped by the people, as represented by Deputy District Attorney Leon Schorr, in a pre-trial paring of ...

Coastal Commission approves convention center expansion

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Ignores staff's negative recommendation

The California Coastal Commission this afternoon (Oct. 10) approved the proposed expansion of the convention center. The commission's staff had recommended the project be turned down, greatly because it would block access to the bay. But the commission decided that ...

Papa Doug hasn't forgotten Carl D.

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U-T San Diego publisher and hotel magnate chips in $5000 to Carl DeMaio committee owing big money to the candidate himself.

He's come under fire by San Diego State University-owned and operated KPBS, the public broadcast operation heavily funded by Qualcomm billionaire Democrat Irwin Jacobs, but Carl DeMaio and his "Reform San Diego with Carl DeMaio" political fund has recently gotten ...

Defendant who admitted stabbing is declared guilty of second degree murder

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Christopher James Selena claimed it was self-defense

The 42-year-old defendant took the witness box and admitted stabbing the 23-year-old man to death. Christopher James Selena said that just a few minutes before, he had gotten a phone call from his ex-girlfriend. “She just called me to come ...

Woman sues city after falling off Ocean Beach seawall

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Ocean Beach resident Nichole Gideon has filed a lawsuit against the City of San Diego following the denial of a $500,000 damage claim blaming the city for negligently maintaining the seawall she fell off of in September 2012, suffering back ...

A Bilbray, not Brian, runs for Congress

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Daughter of Democratic Nevada ex-congressman Jim Bilbray, cousin of San Diego's Brian Bilbray, is a candidate for swing district congressional seat

Anyone thinking that the long congressional run of the Bilbray family ended with the ousting of the GOP's Brian Bilbray from his long-held San Diego seat by La Jolla Democrat Scott Peters will have to stand by a bit longer: ...

Convention center liars expose themselves

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Say glut won't hit San Diego. But local center already slashing prices

Local convention center expansion touts are saying in media that the glut of convention center space around the nation shouldn't hurt San Diego, because it is such a desirable location. Carol Wallace, head of the center, said in some publication ...

Non-union workers to blast project labor agreements today

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Will show up at Coastal Commission meeting on convention center expansion

The executive director of the Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction, which represents non-union construction workers, will show up at the Coastal Commission hearing today to try to show how unions abuse the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to win ...

Kerry Steigerwalt practicing law again

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Bar reinstates him after suspension

Kerry Steigerwalt, who once ran the most heavily advertised law firm in San Diego, has been reinstated by the State Bar of California. As of Oct. 6, he is eligible to practice law again, according to Bar records. His address ...

Papa Jacobs gives $37,500 in growing proxy battle with GOP's Manchester

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Qualcomm founder and La Jolla Democratic billionaire antes up for Nathan Fletcher as war of the super rich white guys glows white hot

As reported earlier today, Qualcomm's Jacobs family may be taking off the gloves against the local Republican establishment, comprised of some of the most powerful San Diego old boys, including U-T San Diego owner and real estate magnate Douglas Manchester, ...

Democrat Jacobs rips GOP's Lincoln Club in mega-millionaires' political war

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Qualcomm CEO defends virtue of cell phone giant and its newly minted Democratic executive, demands "full apology and retraction" of "slanderous attack on our company"

The political proxy war between billionaire La Jolla Obama Democrat Irwin Jacobs and his Koch brothers-linked Republican rival Douglas Manchester just got a lot hotter. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/oct/09/54585/ In a letter dated yesterday, Irwin's son Paul, chief executive of Jacobs-founded cell phone ...

Postal Service numbers reveal weak U-T circulation

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Audited figures contain digital, branded data that inflate results

Since the 19th century, publications have been required to reveal their ownership in a United States Postal Service report. Since 1960, that report has had to include information about circulation, too. Monday (Oct. 7), the Union-Tribune printed its postal service ...

Man accused of cutting-up-wife died in custody

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Murder case against Frederick Hengl will be dismissed next week

“He really lost the will to live after his wife died.” The attorney for Frederick Joseph Hengl said the 69-year-old man was found deceased on Sunday morning, September 29. Hengl was being held in the medical ward of San Diego’s ...

El Cajon man shoots teenage burglary suspect

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A 75-year-old El Cajon resident shot and wounded a burglary suspect while on the phone with police Monday morning (October 7), officers are reporting. Around 11 a.m., the unnamed resident of the 700 block of Terra Lane in the Granite ...

Pro-Kevin Faulconer committee receives $110,000 from Building and Restaurant Industry PACs

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Building industry gave $50,000 and the Restaurant and Beverage PAC contributed $60K to pro-Faulconer San Diegans to Protect Jobs and the Economy

David Alvarez's political action committee has the unions, which to date have contributed more than one-half of a million dollars to be used for television spots and phonebanking efforts. Nathan Fletcher's outside committee has its support in for-profit university system ...

GOP fat cats go after super rich Qualcomm Democrats in mayoral proxy war hit piece

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Wealthy Republicans target Qualcomm's Nathan Fletcher, and by implication, firm founder and billionaire Democrat Irwin Jacobs in season's first hit piece

Subtle it isn't. Ex-Republican Assemblyman turned Democrat Nathan Fletcher, duded up in a tuxedo and wearing a red rose, hoists a glass of the bubbly in front of an executive jet on which some very white looking corporate types are ...

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