Public Schools Are Getting More Private Money Than Ever

A new study found that the number of parent and community-led private fundraising groups is snowballing. In California, private fundraising has become a way for parents to raise money for their kids' schools and compensate for inadequacies in state funding.

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Marco Gonzalez Calls ‘Bullshit’ on Dense Development Objectors

One of the most high-profile environmental attorneys and activists in town fired a salvo against community opposition to new development projects last week.

The Definitive Timeline of All the Weird Things Said in the DeMaio Scandal

A lot has been said in this bizarre story that goes from plagiarism to burglary to lies and strange, muddled statements from prosecutors and police. Here's your chronological guide.

One Year and Multiple Complaints Later, SDPD Will Look Into This Woman’s Case

Kacie Bluhm says an SDPD officer mistreated her outside her home. Witnesses back up key parts of her story. The department has faced criticism in recent years that it doesn't take officers to task for their misdeeds.

Breaking Down Beiser’s Absences

Training and conferences only account for a quarter of San Diego Unified school board president Kevin Beiser’s time out of the classroom. The rest are sick and personal days. That likely doesn't violate any rules, but it does highlight a problem with the system itself.

Fact Check: San Diego’s Packed Convention Center

A member of the Airport Authority recently claimed the San Diego Convention Center is fully booked.

Most Popular: Oct. 18-24

These were the most-read stories for the week of Oct. 18-24.

Morning Report: Big Money Flows to Few School Foundations

The New York Times shines more light on a school funding issue we've been following. Plus, what we learned this week.

Sacramento Report: The Irony of Election Season

The state capitol is half empty this time of the year because many legislative staffers are off on vacation — not to relax, but to help get other candidates elected.

Morning Report: City Needs Startups, Startups Need Money

The strange bedfellows created through Escondido's Proposition H, breaking down our border-themed Meeting of the Minds and a crazy week in the 52nd District.

San Diego’s Venture Capital Problem

San Diego doesn't pull as much venture capital funding for software startups as other regions but it's a top money-getter for biotech.