Mission Valley Keeps Getting More Roads – and More Traffic

As more people call Mission Valley home, it faces a crossroads: Will it become a livable neighborhood, or will it continue to be a throughway between the sprawled-out areas in San Diego?

The Great Uncertainty Facing California Businesses

CEQA, the state's premier environmental law, allows outsiders to wade into developments. That's a big part of why it's one of the biggest headaches for San Diego businesses.

‘We’re Being Punished for Not Selling Alcohol’

Chuck Patton's Bird Rock Coffee Roasters will soon open a third location and has become a recognized name in micro-roasting. But Patton said that's no thanks to a city that rolls out the red carpet for craft beer brewers and few others.

Former Planning Director: SANDAG Ruling Got it Wrong

Earlier this week, former San Diego planning director Bill Fulton made his opinion clear: The ruling against SANDAG’s long-term transportation plan is not only wrong – it’s dangerous.

CEQA Can Be a Convenient Weapon

The California Environmental Quality Act has become a tool for groups to delay or kill a project – even if their beef doesn't have anything to do with the environment.

Most Popular: Dec. 13-19

These were the most-read stories for the week of Dec. 13-19.

Morning Report: Soitec, Kaput?

Conflicting pictures emerge of San Diego's economy, we talked with the head of the citizen's review board, separating real CEQA complaints from the project-killers and what we learned this week.

Opinion

CEQA Reform Should Separate Legit Complaints from Project Haters

The California Environmental Quality Act has fallen out of step with the evolution of the state’s land use planning and environmental policy. One big problem: the people using it as a last-ditch effort to stop projects they oppose.

Sacramento Report: Where New Bill Ideas Come From

Hueso gets probation after August arrest, Jessica's Law hasn't been working according to plan and the new state Senate leader is already making changes.

Police Watchdog: ‘There’s a Lack of Transparency’

Yuki Marsden is chair of the Citizens' Review Board on Police Practices in San Diego. In a Q-and-A, she reveals how the process works, gaps she sees in the system and what she thinks of body cameras.