Businesses Are in the Dark on New Lighting Rules

New retrofit mandates meant to lower energy use are giving many companies sticker shock. But the state Energy Commission says businesses themselves might be partly to blame for misinterpreting the rules and overestimating what they must do to comply.

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Pumping the Brakes on Belmont Park

The company that runs Belmont Park told the City Council it needed a new lease right away to keep a deal from falling through. The lease stalled but the deal went through anyway, bolstering some skepticism about urgent matters rushed through the Council.

San Diego’s Richest Poor Neighborhood, Two Decades Later

In 1993, Sol Price flipped the switch on what has become decades of philanthropic investment in City Heights. Two foundations alone have spent more than a quarter billion there since 2000. So what's come of all that money? Are residents better off because of it?

The Mayor Is Stalling on His Transparency Promises

Kevin Faulconer is blaming the city’s lawyers and its auditor for his public records failings. But ultimately he's the only one stopping himself from keeping his promises.

Class Sizes in San Diego Schools Are Not Down

Class sizes at San Diego Unified are higher than they were in 2012. This could attract fines unless the district gets a waiver ... from the union that wants a raise.

Wandering the City Heights Data Desert

Together, two foundations have spent more than $265 million in City Heights since 2000. But data that quantify their impact is hard to come by. It's not nonexistent, though. Here's some of what we were able to track down.

City Staff Forgot to Mention Major Change to Belmont Park Lease

When San Diego city staff made its case that a new lease for Belmont Park was a good deal, it laid out all the ways the new lease was different from the old one — minus one change that was crucial to understanding the arrangement.

Morning Report: The Third Part of Who Lied

VOSD to relaunch in 2015, appeals court bounces regional transportation plan, downtown shuttle won't make easy trips, airport's low-ish on frustration and cat care goes high-tech.

Who Lied? Part III: The Problems with Todd Bosnich’s Story

When, exactly, Bosnich left Carl DeMaio's team has become one of the central mysteries to emerge in the scandal that consumed the 52nd District race. The biggest problem with Bosnich's story is his own timeline.

We’re Going to Re-Launch and Re-Organize VOSD

We're going to emphasize the most compelling stories and get rid of some of the practices that have often led us to produce work without the impact, reach and legacy that we want.

City Staff Forgot to Mention Major Change to Belmont Park Lease

When San Diego city staff made its case that a new lease for Belmont Park was a good deal, it laid out all the ways the new lease was different from the old one — minus one change that was crucial to understanding the arrangement.

Morning Report: Belmont Deal’s Missing Detail

'Transit first' takes a hit, cyclists blamed more than drivers in certain accidents, local unemployment rate falls, more strange behavior in South Bay and SDSU's restroom germs.