Pumping the Brakes on Belmont Park

The company that runs Belmont Park told the City Council it needed a new lease right away to keep a deal from falling through. The lease stalled but the deal went through anyway, bolstering some skepticism about urgent matters rushed through the Council.

Who Lied? Part III: The Problems with Todd Bosnich’s Story

When, exactly, Bosnich left Carl DeMaio's team has become one of the central mysteries to emerge in the scandal that consumed the 52nd District race. The biggest problem with Bosnich's story is his own timeline.

We’re Going to Re-Launch and Re-Organize VOSD

We're going to emphasize the most compelling stories and get rid of some of the practices that have often led us to produce work without the impact, reach and legacy that we want.

City Staff Forgot to Mention Major Change to Belmont Park Lease

When San Diego city staff made its case that a new lease for Belmont Park was a good deal, it laid out all the ways the new lease was different from the old one — minus one change that was crucial to understanding the arrangement.

Wandering the City Heights Data Desert

Together, two foundations have spent more than $265 million in City Heights since 2000. But data that quantify their impact is hard to come by. It's not nonexistent, though. Here's some of what we were able to track down.

More 911 Relief Could Be on Its Way

The mayor wants to add an additional two-person emergency response crew after the success of one in Encanto.

Morning Report: No Fixes for Street Non-Fixes

Girl's suicide draws fire to juvenile justice system, Greek system on hold at SDSU, safe needle program boasts high numbers and Brooklyn native corrects da record.

Morning Report: New Energy Rules Flummox Businesses

Rushed deal didn't need to hurry, county pension board may fire investment chief, dead voters evicted up north, Death for Food redux and a no-worthy neighborhood nickname.

Culture Report: Will Kill for Food

The controversial Death for Food gets you front and center with your soon-to-be dinner. Plus, MCASD expansion, the San Diego Jazz Fest and Swing Extravaganza ahead and more in our weekly round-up of culture news.

Businesses Are in the Dark on New Lighting Rules

New retrofit mandates meant to lower energy use are giving many companies sticker shock. But the state Energy Commission says businesses themselves might be partly to blame for misinterpreting the rules and overestimating what they must do to comply.

Morning Report: The Third Part of Who Lied

VOSD to relaunch in 2015, appeals court bounces regional transportation plan, downtown shuttle won't make easy trips, airport's low-ish on frustration and cat care goes high-tech.