Three Takeaways on the Future of SDPD

The department could be more transparent and is going to have to work through a lot when hiring new officers. Also, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith doesn't seem to agree with some of his own arguments.

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Opinion

Why the Rebel Heart Naysayers Reveal More About Themselves Than the Kaufman Family

The online watchdogs of austerity would have this family of Americans, including a former service member, billed for their own rescue by services that are always on standby for these exact situations.

Opinion

We Can’t Pave Our Way to Efficient Transit

Our region’s elected officials continue to support a “freeways-first” transportation plan. Why aren't we adopting a “transit first” policy when surveys show most of us want a working transit system?

SeaWorld’s Tentacles of Influence

SeaWorld donates significant cash to San Diego-area politicians and serves on several high-profile local boards.

School Foundations’ Haul: $6.5 Million

Parent fundraising groups are pumping a lot of money into San Diego Unified schools, but because the district doesn’t track these nonprofits, we haven’t been able to say how much – until now.

Reality Check: Mid-City Rapid vs. the Clock

The idea that the new Mid-City Rapid doesn't really save a meaningful amount of time comes up often. Here's how much travel time the project actually saves, and how relevant those time savings might be.

How the Budget Shifted from Filner to Faulconer, in 3 Charts

Mayor Kevin Faulconer's budget includes lots of new things but the basic framework doesn't differ much from past budgets.

Padres’ Old-School Manager Is Losing a New-School Game

Teams like the A's and the Rays are trying to win the baseball war with new technologies, while the Padres' Bud Black is trying to stop tanks with a musket.

Morning Report: The Schools That Get Caught in the Middle

Why middle-class schools get cheated on funding, understanding start-up helpers, opera myths, Padres dealing and a new stink.

Reality Check: School Foundations vs. Title I Funds

School fundraising groups say they balance the equation by drumming up money for schools that get less state and federal funds. Because this line of thinking keeps resurfacing, it’s worth a closer look.

Why the Padres Got a Great Deal on Jedd Gyorko

Jedd Gyorko's new deal isn't without risk, as the Padres saw the last time they dipped their toes in these waters. But it's still a team-friendly deal.