Superintendent Forced Into Contradiction on English-Learners

Superintendent Cindy Marten once supported Thrive Public School, a charter trying to get approved in San Diego Unified. Then she urged the state to reject it, citing an incomplete plan for handling English-learners. The district, however, doesn't seem like it's in a place to lecture anyone on what to do about students learning English.

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The Challenges of Doing Business in San Diego

In coming weeks, we'll examine the difficulty of doing business in San Diego, whether regional policies are driving an exodus of companies and what's motivating the firms that do move here.

San Diego’s Next Density Fight

City planners are eyeing changes to Grantville: They want to take the industrial area and turn it into one with lots of apartments and retail storefronts, an urban village based around the neighborhood's trolley stop. But if history's any guide, that'll be easier said than done.

The Push for a Harassment-Free Comic-Con

Women who spend hours on costumes for Comic-Con often have much different experiences at the convention than men. A group of women wants Comic-Con to create a detailed harassment policy – and to make sure convention-goers know it exists.

Marten to President Obama: Let’s Do This

San Diego Unified is joining the president's initiative to boost outcomes for students of color. The pledge is largely symbolic, though: There’s no money being offered, and most of the changes the district is promising were things it was going to do anyway.

City Heights Residents Are Wary of Albertsons Replacement

Albertsons caused an uproar when it left the so-called food desert in February. Now, a new supermarket is coming to City Heights, but residents aren't welcoming it with open arms.

Morning Report: Why You Can’t Track Railway Plans

The flow of business into (and out of) San Diego, new taxpayer advocate meets boos, DA keeps list of cops who can't be trusted, mass horse die-off at Del Mar and the risk of shark tornado.

Agency Says Business Plan for ‘Impossible Railroad’ Is None of Your Business

MTS refuses to release documents that would answer some of the most basic questions about the Desert Line railroad project, how Pacific Imperial actually intends to rebuild the line and what its business strategy is.

San Diego Is Attracting More Businesses Than It’s Losing

In the five years leading up to 2011, the region was a net winner in businesses moving from other areas. But we don't know about the last two years.

Most Popular: July 19-25

These were the most-read stories for the week of July 19-25.

Morning Report: The Real Row in OB

You’ve heard a lot about density fights around the city as residents worry about the quality of their neighborhoods and developers respond to demand for housing and smart growth. And you’ve probably heard about a battle brewing in Ocean Beach. Here’s the thing. That battle is not about density. It’s about how big single-family homes there can be.