August 1, 2013
Re "Filner is on his own for legal bills," July 31 Mayor Bob Filner of San Diego, facing accusations of sexual harassment, says he is entering therapy for two weeks to learn how to behave better. It reminds me of someone who once asked if a person on a desert island dying of thirst, who saw a glass of water, would think it's enough to save him. Filner was delusional to think the City Council would pay his legal bills with taxpayer money. He should resign immediately because of his alleged misconduct.
July 2, 2013 |
Well, that was a pretty pointless expenditure of tax money. Even some potential jurors said so. The 12 people who did wind up on a San Diego jury deliberated for five hours before they acquitted a man who chalked anti-bank messages on sidewalks in front of the banks. I hope deliberations lasted all of five hours because they were getting a free lunch. Jeff Olson was on trial on 13 misdemeanor counts of vandalism, which could have brought, at the absurd and unlikely extreme, 13 separate one-year jail sentences for the 13 occasions Olson chalked the sidewalk with messages such as “No Thanks, Big Banks” and “Shame on Bank of America.” Once or twice, he drew a tentacle octopus grabbing dollar bills.
September 25, 2012 |
SAN DIEGO - Adrian Gonzalez was back in his hometown, about to play in the ballpark where he established himself as an All-Star-caliber player. The Dodgers' game against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday marks the first time Gonzalez will play at Petco Park since he was traded to the Boston Red Sox before the 2011 season. Gonzalez played with the Padres from 2006-2010. Gonzalez acknowledged the homecoming is special to him. “I was born here,” he said. “I grew up here.
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September 12, 2012 |
Southern California includes San Diego. Reader Wayne Jacobs wanted to make that point to The Times, which he feels uses the term to refer only to the Los Angeles area. “You regularly refer to the five counties of Southern California (Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino),” wrote Jacobs, who called himself a loyal subscriber from San Diego. “Where do you think San Diego and Imperial counties are? “Southern California is a geographic term. The northern boundary of it is a matter of judgment.
January 16, 2009 |
MEN San Diego 62, at Pepperdine 47: Trumaine Johnson scored 16 points for the Toreros (11-7, 3-0 West Coast Conference), who have won five straight. The Waves (4-14, 1-1) shot 35.2%. UC Davis 85, at Cal State Fullerton 74: Vince Oliver scored 27 points for the Aggies (7-10, 2-2 Big West), who won at Fullerton for the first time in school history. Josh Akognon and Jacques Streeter had 20 points each for the Titans (8-9, 2-3). at UC Irvine 52, Pacific 51: Eric Wise made a free throw with 15.
July 18, 2013 |
Sex scandals come in all sizes and shapes. And public opinions on matters of the heart - and the libido - continue to evolve. As a result, constituents are not always sure anymore when to be blase, when to be nonplused and when to be outraged by the behavior of their elected officials. Should Bill Clinton have been hounded out of office (as he almost was) for a dalliance with a 22-year-old intern? Should John Edwards have been sidelined from politics because he fathered a child with his mistress while his wife was dying of cancer?
May 5, 2009 |
Beverly Hills investment firm Platinum Equity said Monday that it had completed its purchase of the San Diego Union-Tribune from Copley Press Inc. Starting its first newspaper venture, Platinum installed Paul Bridwell as the senior executive of the Union-Tribune with the title of chief restructuring officer. In a news release, Platinum described Bridwell as an experienced turnaround specialist who has served in senior positions at several companies owned by the investment firm. David H.
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February 27, 2014 |
SAN DIEGO - A San Diego police officer Thursday shot two people while serving a drug search warrant at a home in the Encanto neighborhood, officials said. When the officer knocked on the front window, she saw a man inside the home reach for what she thought was a gun, according to Lt. Mike Hastings. The officer, described as a three-year veteran of the department, fired several rounds. A 35-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman were hit, in the legs and hip, according to Hastings.