Six Years and $10 Million Gone, the Convention Center Expansion Is Dead

It is one of the biggest, gnarliest and most embarrassing legal failures the city has ever seen.

Peters: DeMaio ‘Would Rather Pick a Fight Than Solve a Problem’

Rep. Scott Peters says he’s flabbergasted people are portraying his opponent, Republican Carl DeMaio, as a moderate.

Stop Confusing Small Businesses and Startups

Small businesses and startups often get lumped together but they're different ventures with vastly different goals, and that means they need different things to thrive.

A New Face and Old Battle Lines for Local Schools

Lindsay Burningham, the new president of the San Diego Education Association, is seen as more moderate and likely to compromise than some members of the union's more aggressive faction. But she's also holding strong to the kinds of teacher protections that have rankled reformers for years.

San Diego Explained: Where the Tax to Boost the Convention Center Went Wrong

On this week's San Diego Explained, VOSD's Scott Lewis explains just what went wrong with the Convention Center's expansion tax and why it won't be paying for the Center's remodel.

DeMaio’s Partner on Pension Reform Payroll

A Ventura County pension reform campaign paid Johnathan Hale’s company almost $20,000 for work this year, even though he has little formal experience on pension issues or political campaigns. A campaign organizer said he was satisfied with Hale’s work.

Morning Report: RIP, Convention Center Expansion

What's six years and $10 million between friends? Plus, San Diego cultural hub Snorkl sinks, what new teachers are up against and the push for a federal czar to oversee local police departments.

Six Years and $10 Million Gone, the Convention Center Expansion Is Dead

It is one of the biggest, gnarliest and most embarrassing legal failures the city has ever seen.

Culture Report: The Last Piece of Art Pulse Flatlines

Snorkl is snuffed out. Plus, Barrio Logan's new parasite, penciling Soul Sessions at your neighborhood barber shop and more in our weekly culture round-up.

Opinion

New Teachers Bear the Burden of All Kinds of Public Policy Failures

San Diego Unified is right to consider low teacher experience a factor in lopsided suspension rates. But teachers aren't solely to blame — they often have to cope with the fallout from issues beyond their control, like a lack of affordable housing, unemployment and underserved neighborhoods.