Inside the Falling Out Between Carl DeMaio and His Longtime Consultants

A long-simmering feud between DeMaio and the consultants who ran his 2012 mayoral campaign has boiled into the public view. Now it threatens to become a bigger distraction for DeMaio, who is in a tight race for Congress against incumbent Democratic Rep. Scott Peters.

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.

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.

5 Things to Know About How Teacher Tenure Took Hold in San Diego

Today's sprawling job protections — which are now being hashed out in courtrooms — have deep roots in a rule-free era.

Sometimes Quick and Dirty Urban Upgrades Are the Best Urban Upgrades

The mastermind of "tactical urbanism" – think cheap, temporary improvements like painting over a parking lot to create a cool plaza – says sometimes the best way to improve a city is by making tangible and incremental upgrades, not thinking 30 years into the future.

What We Know – and What We Don’t – About the Plan to Make the U-T a Nonprofit

Longtime philanthropist Malin Burnham and current U-T San Diego owner Doug Manchester both caution that any deal is a long way away. But Burnham, who admits he's no journalism expert, wants to dream big about the paper’s ability to fund civic ventures.

Morning Report: Where Our Water Will Come From

Government-to-lobbying revolving door claims another catch, Democrats aim big on climate plan, the creativity behind those parklets and San Diego may already be a winner.

Council Dems Reiterate: We Want a Climate Plan With Teeth

There's nothing binding about the Council's Monday vote. But the Council Democrats who voted in favor of the measure did so to drive home one point: The plan's long-term targets for greenhouse gas reductions should be legally binding, not some soft goal.

The Thirsty San Diegan’s Guide to New Water Projects

City, county and state leaders are thinking big-picture when it comes to our water crisis. Here's a rundown of some major projects and funding in the works to improve water infrastructure.


Give the Parklet a Little Credit

You can’t just throw down some AstroTurf and call it a day. But with inexpensive experiments, you take ownership of your neighborhoods, one corner, one block, one parking space at a time.