The Latest Disputed Stat in the Minimum Wage Fight

Did San Diego waiters make on average only $1.08 an hour in tips last year? That's in dispute, but it's not the only shaky figure we've seen thrown around in the battle over raising minimum wage.

Carmel Valley Takes the Goldilocks Approach to One Paseo

Worried they'd be written off as NIMBYs if they rejected the development project outright, planning group members OK'd their own "just right" version of it – and it's much smaller than what Kilroy Realty has in mind.

We’re Having the Wrong Conversation About Charter Schools

The district is in the midst of a massive push to keep kids in their neighborhood schools, and as it moves forward, it would do well to look at what charters are getting right and find ways to replicate that success.

‘Small Businesses Are the Lifeblood of Our Economy’

Jason Roe, who's leading the charge against the minimum wage hike, joins us this week to talk through the opposition's argument that an increase would small businesses and our region's ability to be competitive.

Environmentalists: San Diego’s Watering Down Drought Rules

The city is clashing with an environmental group over whether it's doing enough to police water use. At issue: What did the state mean in July when it told hundreds of water agencies to start cracking down on irrigation with mandatory rules?

San Diego Explained: Empowering Residents to Prevent Wildfires

On this week's San Diego Explained, VOSD's Ari Bloomekatz and NBC 7's Catherine Garcia explain the main causes of wildfires in San Diego, and how local authorities are asking residents to help avoid disaster.

Morning Report: Do Teachers Get a Five-Year Pass?

Why we have teacher tenure in the first place (no, not to protect bad teachers), how the mayor is targeting red tape, how long the drought's been going on and a reptile to remember.

Faulconer Makes the First Snip to the Red Tape Menace

A new city plan will cut anywhere from two weeks to a month in the time it takes a project to get approved. It's the first piece of the proverbial red tape Mayor Kevin Faulconer promised to cut, to get homes and offices built faster.

Fact Check: How Often San Diego Teachers Get Graded

Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio claimed San Diego Unified teachers only get evaluated every five years and parents don't get to see the results.


What Small Business Owners Want from the City

Protecting consumers, workers and the environment are critical responsibilities, but that doesn’t mean the city should lay the burden of complicated regulations on business owners.