| Oct 16, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner may have avoided jail time Tuesday under a plea bargain with the state attorney general's office, but he still has to contend with Gloria Allred.
Under the agreement accepted in San Diego County Superior Court, Filner...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council President Herb Wesson called Wednesday for the creation of a citizen panel to look for ways of boosting the city's anemic voter turnout, months after fewer than one-fourth of the electorate took part in the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:33 AM
SAN DIEGO -- As part of his guilty plea on charges of mistreating women, ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner agreed to forfeit most of his mayoral pension.
The plea bargain calls for Filner to lose that portion of his mayoral pension earned from the date of...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 5:19 PM
SAN DIEGO - A day earlier than anticipated, ex-Mayor Bob Filner, who pleaded guilty to three charges of mistreating women, was booked and released Saturday morning at the downtown county jail.
San Diego County Superior Court Judge Robert Trentacosta had...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:49 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Ex-Mayor Bob Filner will lose about $1,704 a year in pension payments if the judge who sentences him on charges of mistreating women accepts a pension reduction clause in his plea bargain with prosecutors, according to figures released...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:02 PM
There may be no more derivative industry than Hollywood -- see "Rocky" movies 1 through 6 or any of hundreds, if not thousands, of formulaic bromance/road trip/gross out/superhero/improbable romance/triumphant underdog movies all built on a single, once-...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 5:57 PM
SAN DIEGO — At a busy corner in the Skyline neighborhood, City Councilman and mayoral candidate David Alvarez is looking with annoyance at a gravel-strewn lot surrounded by a wire fence.
Inside the fence is an abandoned gas station and tall weeds....
| Nov 3, 2013
| 7:29 PM
SAN DIEGO — In Bob Filner's final days as mayor, the city attorney was prepared to do something never before done here: plead with a judge that the mayor posed a threat to women and should be barred from City Hall.
A psychologist retained by...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:05 PM
After Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) turned to YouTube to announce her retirement from Congress, I wrote a post about politicians using new technology to evade public scrutiny. Though these tools have made it easier for politicians to more effectively...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Teams from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department found two outdoor marijuana plant cultivations at separate Phelan residences when they served search warrants Thursday morning.
At least one suspect was arrested at each location....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Some Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies may have been looking for a shortcut up the chain of command.
Department officials have launched an investigation into allegations that some deputies cheated on the promotional exam this month.