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.

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.

Morning Report: A Steady Hand at Lincoln

History with a twist at Lincoln High, offensive tweets sink a DeMaio aide, state boosts services for non-English speakers, not-so-conventional convention findings and a dumpster diver on a mission.

New Law Takes a Step Toward Culturally Competent Health Care

City Heights refugees have spoken out in recent years about the need for better interpretation at doctors offices. They haven't gotten it yet, but a new law written by a City Heights woman could push lawmakers over to their side.

Lincoln’s Steady Hand

He's been accused of being a sort-of revolutionary who's "indoctrinating students," but Kiki Ochoa, who teaches economics and government at Lincoln High, also provides a stable presence at the district's most volatile campus.