SAN DIEGO — A Department of Defense employee who oversaw construction contracts at Camp Pendleton used his position to extort bribes from businesses seeking to work on the California Marine Corps base, federal prosecutors said Monday.Natividad Lara Cervantes was arrested Thursday after authorities say he accepted $10,000 of a $40,000 bribe offered by a witness working with federal agents, said Daphne Hearn, the special agent in charge of the FBI's San Diego office. Read More
Wide receiver and kick returner Roscoe Parrish agreed to a one-year deal with the Raiders, one day after being released by the San Diego Chargers.
The team announced the signing Tuesday after it was initially reported late Monday by ProFootballTalk.com. Read More
It wouldn’t be a stretch to say the USF baseball team resembles the Giants in the way they’re built: strong pitching and an often-struggling offense.
The teams will have something else in common when the Dons (13-14) borrow the Giants’ ballpark for a game against West Coast Conference rival San Diego (21-6) on Saturday. The game marks the seventh annual Dante Benedetti Baseball Classic, a tradition USF coach Nino Giarratano said he is proud of. Read More
Oracle Racing's Jimmy Spithill and France's Energy Team swept their semifinal matches to reach the finals of the America's Cup World Series match racing championship.Spithill, the defending America's Cup champion, beat overall series leader Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand in two races Friday. Riding along in the back of the boat was Larry Ellison, the software billionaire who owns Oracle Racing. Read More
Three flights from San Diego to San Francisco International Airport were canceled this morning due to a power outage in Southern California, but regular service is resuming now that power has been restored, an airport duty manager said. Read More
Here’s some depressing news, from Wendell Cox on Joel Kotkin’s newgeography.com website: the federal government is still bent on inducing states and localities to spend untold billions on fixed rail transit projects. Read More
The timing could not have been more perfect — or more ironic.
As the Legislature mulls Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to abolish local redevelopment activities, a San Diego judge has issued a denunciation of one redevelopment agency for running roughshod over private property owners in its zeal to underwrite a big condominium.
National City, a suburb of San Diego, wanted to seize the property under eminent domain to facilitate construction of a 24-story condominium building. Read More
The city of San Diego has long been the poster child for pension abuse, but now it has a chance to become the statewide poster child for pension reform thanks to a ballot measure that top officials are circulating. San Diego’s efforts should be heartening to other California cities, including San Francisco, which are facing debt and curtailed public services because of pension costs. Read More
The Carnival Splendor cruise ship, which underwent weeks of repair at the Port of San Francisco, is leaving for Long Beach tonight.A fire started in the engine room of the Carnival Splendor on Nov. 8, and knocked out the ship's propulsion abilities. The ship was left drifting 150 miles south of San Diego without any way of getting to land. Read More
The police and fire departments have already called on the public to help catch an arsonist who has put the Castro on edge, but one nurse in San Diego is hoping a reward will encourage a little public participation. Read More