Opinion

Police Review Boards Walk a Fine Line

Whether it’s a commission, ombudsman or court-ordered monitor, any model of oversight for police departments can be effective as long as the community maintains the political will to make it so.

The Darling of San Diego Solar Manufacturing Is on Its Death Bed

Soitec, a solar panel manufacturer that's benefited from significant public investments, is flailing just three years after its splashy arrival 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.

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.

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.

Students Are Bailing on Castle Park High

Students are fleeing the South Bay school in droves. Experts say the school-choice program that kick-started the exodus helps disenfranchised communities, but it also provokes a chicken-egg dilemma: How can suffering schools improve if students keep jumping ship?

Opinion

Yes, CEQA Reform Is Possible

If we care about our open space, wildlife, water quality or air, we should be making the California Environmental Quality Act stronger, not weaker.

Morning Report: And the Voice of the Year Is…

From councilmembers and protesters to a legislator, an ex-mayor and a woman called Jane Doe, we spotlight 2014's most influential people in San Diego.

The Unpopular Consequences of Raising the Minimum Wage

Jeffrey Clemens, an economics assistant professor at UCSD, was on the show this week to talk through the impacts he saw in other states that raised the minimum wage. Plus, Geoff Page from Padres Public weighs in on the stellar new players joining the Padres.

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.