Inside the Asylum Process That Could Bring More Iraqis to San Diego County
El Cajon's Mark Arabo went from calling his congressman to working with the United Nations and its member countries to pull people out of Iraq. He wants the United States to bring more Iraqis to its shores, too.
Megan Burks | 2 hours ago |
SeaWorld’s Black Wednesday — and What it Means for San Diego
Lisa Halverstadt | August 13, 2014 |
Oops: San Diego Unified Might Have Just Unwittingly Validated ‘Vergara’
A line buried in a San Diego Unified report indicates less-experienced teachers might suspend students more often because they lack classroom management skills. That idea validates the fundamental point made in Vergara v. California – that the weakest teachers disproportionately end up in low-income schools.
Mario Koran | August 15, 2014 |
Fact Check: The Absurd Claims That Scott Peters Created – and Solved – the Pension Crisis
In a new web ad, Carl DeMaio describes his opponent, Rep. Scott Peters, as the mastermind of the city's pension scandal. Peters’ campaign's response: The congressman didn't create the pension problem – in fact, he solved it.
Liam Dillon | August 14, 2014 |
Fact Check: The Leanest Police Force in San Diego
Bianca Bruno | August 13, 2014 |
The Government’s Upping Its Phone-Tracking Game
The government is invisibly collecting data on Bluetooth equipped smartphones along roadways. It's logical to assume this collection will expand to other public areas, and smartphones make a tantalizing tool for precise tracking.
Michael Robertson | August 13, 2014 |
How the Tuna Capital of the World Is Weathering America’s Breakup With Tuna
Americans' long, slow break-up with tuna has certainly been felt by two big brands headquartered in San Diego. But one thriving local upstart brand is proving there are plenty of consumers willing to pay more for a product that comes with a transparent supply chain.
Clare Leschin-Hoar | 7 hours ago |
Morning Report: Transit Chief Defends Desert Line
Randy Dotinga | 10 hours ago |
Three Big Reforms That Came out of the Sweetwater Scandal
A new state bill to stop school administrators from raising campaign funds for the board members they serve is the latest in a series of measures meant to address the years-long corruption scandal at Sweetwater Union High School District.
Bianca Bruno | 22 hours ago |
‘I Saw an Opportunity to Regain Control of the Desert Line’
MTS CEO Paul Jablonski defended the agency's decision to tap Pacific Imperial Railroad to revive the troubled Desert Line as a simple move to make some money off a dormant asset. He says MTS did plenty to ensure it got a good deal even if efforts to resurrect the line implode.
Ari Bloomekatz | 22 hours ago |
Culture Report: An Uphill Battle to Fund San Diego Arts, Part Two
Psychedelic murals - no, not the ones getting disrespected in Tijuana, but we'll get to those too - plus an official appointment to the Commission for Arts and Culture and more in our weekly culture round-up.