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Complaint claims violations in governor's race

utsandiego.com — SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A supporter of a Republican gubernatorial candidate has filed a complaint with California's elections watchdog agency against another GOP candidate over use of a motorhome. The complaint filed Thursday with the Fair Political Practices Commission claims that state Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has failed to report the costs of an RV he uses during his campaign.
RT @JWilliamsAP: FPPC complaint filed over @electdonnelly failure to report use of "Liberty Express" RV. Been looking for it myself. bit.ly/1f8JLvp
FPPC complaint filed over @electdonnelly failure to report use of "Liberty Express" RV. Been looking for it myself. bit.ly/1f8JLvp

ViaSat awarded $283 million in patent case

utsandiego.com — A San Diego federal jury on Thursday awarded Carlsbad-based ViaSat $283 million in damages in a patent infringement and breach of contract lawsuit against the builder of its high-capacity Internet satellite. The amount was less than the roughly $500 million that ViaSat wanted in damages from Space Systems Loral of Palo Alto and its parent company at the time, Loral Space and Communications of New York.

DA: 'Sense of betrayal' led to fatal beating

utsandiego.com — After a night of socializing and drinking with co-workers, a man beat and killed his boss - a prominent San Diego architect - outside a Bankers Hill home last year, a prosecutor said Monday. Police arrived at the residence and found the two men lying on a sidewalk.
RT @SDuncovered: Background on awful fatal beating of well-known architect Graham Downes: utsandiego.com/news/2014/Apr/…
Background on awful fatal beating of well-known architect Graham Downes: utsandiego.com/news/2014/Apr/…

$1M Powerball ticket bought in Oceanside

utsandiego.com — A lucky someone bought a Powerball lottery ticket in Oceanside and is about to be more than $1 million richer. Who that person is remains a mystery. By early afternoon Thursday, no one had yet come forward to claim the prize, California Lottery officials said.

First pot shop hopefuls apply

utsandiego.com — Nearly 70 people hoping to open San Diego's first legal marijuana dispensaries arrived at City Hall before dawn Thursday morning hoping to get a leg up on competitors. Looking tired and somewhat impatient like people lined up for front-row rock concert tickets, the applicants managed to display great camaradie and civility as they waited inside a large ground-floor lobby for city officials to begin processing their applications.
RT @UTpolitics First pot shop hopefuls apply bit.ly/QBRlmV << Some lined up Sunday like they were waiting for concert tickets.
San Diego's first pot shop hopefuls apply -- for the paltry sum of $9K bit.ly/1iSaWKd

Java Joe’s perks up in new home

utsandiego.com — Has any other San Diego music venue nurtured as many gifted young troubadours, or had as many different homes, as Java Joe's? Jewel, Steve Poltz, Jason Mraz, Lisa Sanders, Dave Howard and Gregory Page are just some of the notable artists who found their feet, artistically speaking, at Java Joe's, which is now starting a welcome new chapter.
RT @jeweljk: nice. (Hi George) “@georgevarga: Welcome back, Java Joe's. The club that helped Jewel #JasonMraz start returns bit.ly/1hlQrF4

USD to honor outstanding alums

utsandiego.com — One University of San Diego alum who spearheaded the creation of a fund to aid Hurricane Sandy victims and another who became a human rights leader in Nepal will be recognized Saturday along with eight others at an alumni awards ceremony.

55 arrested in massive gang roundup

web.utsandiego.com — A longtime San Diego gang known for its ruthless violence received a dismantling blow Thursday with federal and state charges unsealed against 55 people that accuse them of everything from execution-style murders and the shooting of a pregnant woman to armed robberies, prostitution and drug trafficking.
This gang case today has one of the craziest criminal complaints ever. Brutal. utsandiego.com/news/2014/apr/…

Cold, blustery showers on the way

utsandiego.com — Keep the umbrella handy. A low pressure system is sinking toward Southern California and will drop up to 0.25'' of rain west of the mountains on Friday night and early Saturday, says the National Weather Service. The winds are also going to run wind.

New pedestrian entrance to Tijuana

utsandiego.com — Walking into Mexico from San Ysidro will soon be a more pleasant experience, Baja California authorities said Thursday. Within two months, the state government is planning to complete a new entrance that is expected to serve some 25,000 pedestrians who cross daily into Mexico.

Chase Headley exits with calf strain

utsandiego.com — Less than an hour into Thursday's series opener at Nationals Park, the final score, whatever it would be, was rendered a side note. The outcome of greater consequence landed in the second inning, when Padres third baseman Chase Headley exited the game with a right calf strain.
Padres are lowest-scoring offense in MLB. It could somehow get worse if Chase Headley hits the DL: utsd.us/PyjlGX

Fans prevail, Ken Cinema gets reprieve

utsandiego.com — The Ken Cinema isn't going away after all. Landmark Theatres, property owners Barry Green and Randi Hock, and Torrey Pines Property Management announced today that the venerable Kensington movie house "will remain open for many years to come."

More Sweetwater convictions

utsandiego.com — Two Sweetwater school board members pleaded guilty Thursday to minor charges in the South County political corruption investigation, though the court will not force them to resign. Board President Jim Cartmill and trustee Bertha Lopez each pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of accepting gifts over the state limit.

Barrio Logan plan campaign, pro and con, kicks off

utsandiego.com — The campaigns for and against the Barrio Logan community plan kicked off this week, heading toward a citywide vote June 3. Georgette Gomez, associate director of the Environmental Health Coalition, launched the pro-plan effort with an endorsement Wednesday by the California Nurses Association.
Barrio Logan plan campaign, pro and con, kicks off utsandiego.com/news/2014/apr/… via @utsandiego

Pregame: Padres-Nationals lineups

utsandiego.com — The Padres begin a four-game series tonight at Nationals Park, where there's some disquiet over Washington's 12-10 start. The first month of the season has not seen the Nationals roar out to a World Series pace. Wednesday night's 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Angels staved off a sweep.
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