The Strange Group of Allies and Enemies Born Out of Escondido’s Prop. H

The proposal to build homes on the old Escondido Country Club site has collected an unusual patchwork of supporters. It's also created some bizarre rifts, most notably among a local union and the Democratic candidate for mayor of Escondido.

San Diego’s Venture Capital Problem

San Diego doesn't pull as much venture capital funding for software startups as other regions but it's a top money-getter for biotech.

The Ominous Cloud Hanging Over the Class of 2016

New data released by San Diego Unified underscores just how much work the district has to do in the short amount of time between now and 2016, the year strict new graduation requirements kick in for all students.

Public Schools Are Getting More Private Money Than Ever

A new study found that the number of parent and community-led private fundraising groups is snowballing. In California, private fundraising has become a way for parents to raise money for their kids' schools and compensate for inadequacies in state funding.

Where Carol Kim Stands on Four Key San Diego Issues

On this week's podcast, District 6 City Council candidate Carol Kim offers her take on how to fund a new Chargers stadium, what to do about all those nasty infrastructure needs and more.

Morning Report: Ambulance Reform’s Endless Waiting Game

Frye tells DeMaio to knock it off, county supervisor urges investment in South Bay, Caltrans searches for potentially dangerous guardrails, and S.D.'s spooky past and present.

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Want to Keep Businesses Local? Look South.

If San Diego’s business leaders are worried about making room to grow, they might want to check out South County.

Morning Report: You, Over There, Put Down Your Car

School board rivals meet in big debate, commenters chew over caustic remarks on lefty NIMBYs, handshake snub gets attention, Peters' "wintry charm," and Rubio's puts on new face.

Graduation Stats Loom Large in Lone School Board Debate

The recent stats released by the district gave candidate Amy Redding something to pounce on. Both candidates landed some jabs, but their performances were imperfect. Beiser wouldn't say definitively whether he has his eyes on higher office.

Culture Report: State of the Arts Organizations

How our local cultural institutions are faring financially, plus the Bard out in the community, bringing back Balboa Park's California Tower, Bali Hai reigns supreme and more in our weekly culture round-up.