What It’s Like to Free an Innocent Man

On this week's podcasts, we cover the flailing of the DeMaio team, Phil BBQ's take on minimum wage and the democratic process, the long-incubated work of the California Innocence Project and how creepy dudes are.

Who Lied? Part II: DeMaio’s Deceptive Emails

A campaign culture built on shared online identities is central to both DeMaio and his accuser's story of what happened.

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 Most Frustrating Labor Rules For California Businesses

Business boosters say the real problem with worker-protection laws isn't their intent. It's that there are so many — and some are so rigid and confounding that they’re hard to make sense of, even for companies that want to follow the rules.

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.

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.

Most Popular: Nov. 15-21

These were the most-read stories for the week of Nov. 15-21.

Morning Report: Two’s Enough for Emergency Response

Replicating the success in Encanto of two-person first-responder teams, the California Innocence Project's hero status, what's launched us into BuzzFeed fame for justice worth ridicule, and what we learned this week.

Sacramento Report: Meet the DA’s Woman in Sacramento

How the DA helps get bills written in Sacramento, UC regents OK a big tuition hike (and Speaker Toni Atkins isn't happy) and more in our weekly Sacramento roundup.

Morning Report: What $265 Million Gets You in City Heights

Parsing the sparse numbers on City Heights residents, Chula Vista has Climate Action Plan envy and the UC Regents vote to hike tuition.

‘I Do Want to Compete With San Diego a Little Bit’

Two members of the Chula Vista City Council want the latest version of the city's Climate Action Plan to follow San Diego's lead and set a hard goal of making the city 100 percent dependent on renewable energy.