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Border Patrol agents to remain on duty despite government shutdown

Most CBP employees considered essential

The vast majority of U.S. customs officials are expected to remain on duty throughout the United States government shutdown. According ...

Suspected sexual predator arrested

Evidence gathered from cell phones seized in 2012 prostitution raid

A 70-year-old man was arrested near La Jolla Tuesday (October 1) as part of a prostitution sting operation dating back ...

More mobster friend Molasky money for San Diego GOP

Las Vegas developer, investigative focus of Iowa Republican senator in San Diego FBI building Chinese money intrigue, forks over for Faulconer and the GOP

A partnership linked to Las Vegas developer Irwin Molasky, friend and longtime business associate of late mobster Moe Dalitz and ...

Food Truck Fight. Group of food truck operators criticize Interim Mayor Todd Gloria and the City for ramped up enforcement

Interim Mayor Gloria's Office says issue will be heard in the coming months by the Land Use and Housing Committee

Food truck owners in San Diego are serving up some criticism for Interim Mayor Todd Gloria. In the latest newsletter ...

Peters, DeMaio posturing around government shutdown

Election remains more than a year out

Lest any constituents of California’s 52nd Congressional district forget that there’s an election just 13 months away, Scott Peters, the ...

Sanders, Issa pump H-1B program

Qualcomm will love it but domestic engineers will not

In an article in the Washington DC publication The Hill, North County Congressman Darrell Issa and former San Diego Mayor ...

State officials, local politicos roll out Covered California state health care exchange

Despite the federal government shutdown triggered by an argument over funding for the Affordable Care Act, popularly dubbed Obamacare, California ...

San Diego pols got lots of Del Mar fair freebies

Political party class uses public clout to obtain and distribute free admissions to fair and rock concerts

It's an annual ritual of summer, the running of San Diego officials, both elected and non-elected, out to the county ...

Poverty level likely higher than official Census estimates

Study shows cost-of-living-adjusted rate would be 50% higher than official San Diego estimates

New data from the Public Policy Institute of California suggests that 8.1 million Californians, or 22 percent of the state’s ...

Family of man shot by Encinitas neighbor seek millions in damages

Civil suits filed against Michael Vilkin in San Diego Superior Court

John C. Upton Senior is requesting $5 million in general damages and $1 million in special damages and “reserves the ...

Mastermind of $100 million mortgage scam gets 8 years

Her former boyfriend got less than half that Friday

Former San Diegan Mary Armstrong, mastermind of a $100 million mortgage scam that generated almost $15 million in kickbacks, was ...

Shutdown will hit San Diego, already belted by sequestration

Military, including contracting, is 22% of local economy

The presence of the military and aerospace/defense contracting add up to 22% of the San Diego economy, says Kelly Cunningham, ...

Ship builders unite against Barrio Logan's Community Plan Update; hire lobbying firm Southwest Strategies for help at City Hall

BAE Systems, NASSCO, and Continental Maritime San Diego among the companies to join in opposition against the newly amended update.

Ships are starting to hit the plan in Barrio Logan. A group of ship repair companies have united and hired ...

Chula Vista from boom to bust to boom

Forbes calls Chula Vista "Second Fastest-Growing City Since Recession;" Growth Oversight Commission's report on fire, libraries, police and traffic

The Millenia project in Chula Vista broke ground September 26 only a short time after Forbes magazine called the city ...

Predator drone maker and pot foe throws down for San Diego GOP

Uranium miner General Atomics, maker of deadly drones and other high-tech battle gear, joins the war for San Diego mayor

U-T San Diego publisher Douglas Manchester, the well-heeled Republican hotel magnate and associate of the conservative Koch brothers, has just ...

Settlement reached in lengthy fight over Santee mobile home rents

Following nearly 17 years of litigation, the City of Santee has announced an agreement regarding rent controls with the owners ...

Dragon Rojo roars no more

Landmark Tijuana cantina closes doors in Zona Norte.

Historic Tijuana cantina Dragon Rojo closes its mural-incrusted doors on Monday, September 30. Originally opened in 1977, The Red ...

Unions have given $560,000 in nine days to pro-David Alvarez committee

Most will be spent on polling and television ad buys; ads began airing this weekend.

Update: The Working Families for a Better San Diego added $22,000 to their television ad budget. San Diego's unions are ...

Coastal Commission staff says "No" on convention center expansion

The commission considers the matter Oct. 10

In a 24-page report, the staff of the California Coastal Commission recommended a "No" vote on the planned $520 million ...

GOP fat cats set to party hearty at Manchester resort this weekend

Exclusive California Republican Leadership fund kicks off high-end cash raising event with Friday golf tournament and lavish party closed to media at publishing magnate's Grand del Mar

U-T San Diego publisher Douglas Manchester, known for his extravagant party giving, is playing host to California Republican Party officials, ...

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