Reporter, Watchdog Team, U-T San Diego
utsandiego.com — Renters at downtown San Diego's Vantage Pointe high-rise. - K.C. Alfred / Union-Tribune staff No one likes to see increases in rent, but it's a scenario most long-term tenants are likely to face. So should you challenge the increase or accept the new price? Before doing either, there are a few things you need to know.
reuters.com — Cleaveland and a group of friends took to the streets with pocketfuls of change and began shadowing the city's three parking enforcement officers, stuffing coins in expired meters before they could issue $5 tickets. They call their practice "Robin Hooding," and in just over four months, the group claims to have spared motorists more than 2,000 tickets in the city of some 23,000.
businessjournalism.org — As a financial journalist, I always resented the sports section. After all, we cover the most important stories for individuals and communities, about their jobs, livelihoods and economies. But who gets the biggest budgets and largest number of pages? Sports.
utsandiego.com — A struggling homeowner gets advice from housing counselor Faith Espejo, pictured, at a March 2012 foreclosure-prevention clinic put on by San Diego non-profit Housing Opportunities Collaborative. The group will set up computer terminals throughout the county by summer to connect homeowners and renters to housing professionals for free one-on-one meetings.
utsandiego.com — John Robinson, a Marine Corps veteran, lives at the Salvation Army's Harbor Light Center in San Francisco. He says the tight rental market has made private landlords so choosy that it's nearly impossible to find housing - even after veterans find work and get off drugs.
utsandiego.com — Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, which opened Wednesday in Point Loma's Liberty Station, is a mammoth place capable of seating 700 patrons. Next door, Sushi Mura can handle 46. The Japanese restaurant's owner, Jin Jo, is facing a business version of David vs. Goliath. Page 1 of 2
businessinsider.com — Twitter Earlier this week, comedian Michael Ian Black tweeted a dry message about a Dos Equis "Most Interesting Man in the World" app to his 1.9 million fans. When followers noted that this seemed like a paid message written by an unpaid intern, Black surprisingly confirmed that he made thousands for the 120 characters.
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