When Law Enforcement Fudges the Law

Public records laws are supposed to enable people to easily access public information from local governments. But Chula Vista Police have been discouraging residents from getting information through one of the simplest, most common channels, making it harder for citizens to know what local law enforcement is doing.

School District Puts Teacher Evaluations on the Table

The initial contract proposal the district sent to the teachers union this week seeks to reboot its system for evaluating teachers.

The Height of Trolley Tensions

The city doesn't just want to expand the trolley, it wants to make new stations home to more housing units and storefronts to spur ridership – and it might tweak the height limit to make it happen. But residents who live near the planned stations aren't on board.

San Diego’s Homelessness Population Is Shrinking – Slowly

San Diego still has by far the highest number of homeless people among cities in the county. But long-term data shows the city's efforts to provide shelter and aid might be paying off.

Tijuana Violence Ticks Up, But Don’t Blame Cartels

In a Q-and-A, David Shirk, director of USD's Mexico Justice Project and co-author of a new report on drug violence, talks about the effects of violence on ordinary residents of Tijuana and why the mayhem hasn't crossed over to the American side of the border.

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.

Morning Report: Upheaval at Lincoln High

Dr. O is out at Lincoln High, economists make the case against public funding for a new stadium (even the ones who support it), police scale back two troubling practices and more in our daily news roundup.

Culture Report: There’s a New Sheriff in Town

Who's running the show on the San Diego Opera board, a Steve Martin musical, even more (but totally unrelated) banjos, recalled-car-cum-mobile-gallery and more in our weekly culture roundup.

SDPD Will Have the Right to Remain Silent on Probation Question

SDPD tells its officers to limit their use of two tactics that have upset minority community members.

Local Economists: Yes, We Should Build a Stadium. No, It Doesn’t Make Economic Sense.

Most local economists think a new football stadium is a bad business deal. But even economists who want a new stadium don't talk dollars and cents.

Morning Report: Trolley to Trouble

Decoding Common Core, introducing the San Diego Opera's new board president and celebrating a hometown hero for his Boston Marathon win.