san diego

Oct 23, 2012

Harborplace sold to New York-based real estate firm

Harborplace, the city’s signature 32-year-old tourism hub, is being sold to New York-based Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. for an undisclosed price. General Growth Properties, which acquired Harborplace as part of its November 2004 purchase of The Rouse Co., will close the deal next month, according to a memo sent to city officials by Christopher Schardt, senior […]

May 2, 2012

DEA apologizes to student forgotten in cell

SAN DIEGO — The Drug Enforcement Administration issued an apology Wednesday to a California student who was picked up during a drug raid and left in a holding cell for several days without food, water or access to a toilet. DEA San Diego Acting Special Agent-In-Charge William R. Sherman said in a statement that he […]

Apr 25, 2012

Kohn featured speaker at pediatric dentistry convention

Thomas D. Kohn, a member of Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler in Baltimore, will be a featured speaker at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s 65th Annual Session next month in San Diego. An attorney with over 25 years experience, Kohn will team with a dentist and dental practice manager for the panel discussion, “New […]

Mar 16, 2012

Judge tentatively approves Honda hybrid settlement

SAN DIEGO — A judge tentatively approved a settlement to give owners of Honda Civic hybrids up to $200 cash over claims that the cars’ fuel economy was inflated, casting aside arguments that a motorist’s victory in small claims court entitled them to a larger award. Superior Court Judge Timothy Taylor said the essence of […]

Feb 14, 2012

Five states may intervene in Honda hybrid settlement

SAN DIEGO — A judge on Tuesday granted California and four other states more time to consider objecting to a class-action settlement between Honda Motor Co. and car owners over inflated fuel-efficiency claims about the automaker’s hybrid vehicles. The states’ sudden interest in the proposed settlement came shortly after Honda owner Heather Peters won $9,867 […]

Jan 31, 2012

Home prices dropped in November in most U.S. cities

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices fell for a third straight month in nearly all cities tracked by a major index. The declines show that most homeowners are not reaping the benefits from some signs of an improving housing market. Prices dropped in November from October in 19 of the 20 cities tracked, according to the […]

Jan 5, 2012

SoCal desert camping offers stark beauty in winter

LOS ANGELES — In spring and fall, desert camping attracts thousands of tourists in Southern California. Joshua trees curve up out of the dry ground like spiky sculptures, and Mojave rattlesnakes sunbathe on rocks. Temperatures can peak into the triple digits. In the winter, though, as temperatures drop down to freezing at night, travelers can […]

Sep 29, 2011

Parties to pay $22.6M to settle whistleblower suit

JACKSON, Miss. — The Justice Department said two companies and three individuals have agreed to pay $22.6 million as part of a whistleblower lawsuit that accused them of rigging a contract at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The 2009 lawsuit, filed in federal court in Mississippi, claimed three current or former federal employees conspired to […]

Jul 27, 2011

Restaurants making use of rooftop beehives

A good restaurant is always a buzz of activity, but some chefs are taking the concept literally, installing rooftop beehives. The idea appears to be mainly to give the ailing bee population a boost, something that became a concern with reports of colony collapse disorder a few years back. Though having a ready supply of […]

Jun 20, 2011

Chesapeake Lodging buys San Diego hotel for $55.5M

ANNAPOLIS — Chesapeake Lodging Trust said Monday that it has purchased Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter from InterContinental Hotels Group for $55.5 million, giving it access to the San Diego market. The real estate investment trust paid for the transaction by borrowing under its revolving credit agreement. Chesapeake said it is in a long-term […]

May 27, 2011

Florida’s Siesta Beach is nation’s top beach

SARASOTA, Fla. — After years as a head-turning bridesmaid in the best-beach rankings, Sarasota’s Siesta Beach is finally the bride. The wide slice of brilliant white sand and warm, emerald water on Florida’s southwest Gulf coast was named the best beach in the United States Friday in an annual survey by Florida International University professor […]

Mar 25, 2011

Target sues San Diego gay rights group

SAN DIEGO — A judge said Friday he would issue a ruling next week in a lawsuit filed by Target Corp. against a pro-gay marriage group to make it stop canvassing outside the retailer’s San Diego County stores. The suit alleges the activists are driving away customers by cornering them and talking about gay marriage. […]

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