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.

Disadvantaged Students Are Doing Better in Charter Schools

Charter schools in the state are performing better than they did a few years ago, and the same holds for San Diego charters, according to a new report. One notable finding: Students from disadvantaged backgrounds are doing better in charter schools than in traditional public schools.

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.

The Case for Carl DeMaio Is Not That He’s a Peacemaker

DeMaio's instinct is to fight. He can't help it. And yet, his message has been that he can end the "dysfunction" and "divisiveness" in Congress. The case for him is better understood when you look back at his impact in San Diego.

Three Big Claims in the SeaWorld Lawsuit

A shareholder has filed suit against SeaWorld, claiming it played down the "Blackfish" effect on the company's bottom line.

Culture Report: Arts for Neighborhoods’ Sake

The Jacobs Center's community-focused arts lineup, plus new collective Basura Social, Carlsbad Music Fest, sweat 'staches and more in our weekly culture roundup.

DeMaio Blasts Minimum Wage Referendum Push as ‘Complete Mistake’

Carl DeMaio said the move would make the GOP look like the "party of no" and said business backers should have put up an alternative.

Morning Report: Changing How We Talk About Charter Schools

Jarrett is in at Civic San Diego, how a 'bikelash' is developing as urban cyclists gain power, why pools aren't water-guzzlers and how a local trustee got national notice

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.

Morning Report: City Water Rules May Be All Washed Up

How the city will help your business (If you're the right business, that is), how bike lanes actually helped car traffic (but not here) and how the heat is making SDG&E nervous.