Students Are Bailing on Castle Park High

Students are fleeing the South Bay school in droves. Experts say the school-choice program that kick-started the exodus helps disenfranchised communities, but it also provokes a chicken-egg dilemma: How can suffering schools improve if students keep jumping ship?

Mission Valley Keeps Getting More Roads – and More Traffic

As more people call Mission Valley home, it faces a crossroads: Will it become a livable neighborhood, or will it continue to be a throughway between the sprawled-out areas in San Diego?

Sacramento Report: Lorena Gonzalez’s Strange New Role

When Speaker Toni Atkins was done doling out committee chairmanships and leadership roles, a clear loser emerged. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez wasn't picked to chair any committees, and ended up as a vice chair, a role usually given to members of the minority party.

The Bizarre Unity of the SANDAG Board

SANDAG is a political Never-Never Land: A place where everyone seems to agree. There are reasons for that. “If someone speaks out, they’re ostracized,” said one longtime board member.

‘We’re Being Punished for Not Selling Alcohol’

Chuck Patton's Bird Rock Coffee Roasters will soon open a third location and has become a recognized name in micro-roasting. But Patton said that's no thanks to a city that rolls out the red carpet for craft beer brewers and few others.

The Great Uncertainty Facing California Businesses

CEQA, the state's premier environmental law, allows outsiders to wade into developments. That's a big part of why it's one of the biggest headaches for San Diego businesses.

Morning Report: The Crisis at Castle Park

Why the SANDAG plan failed in one chart, welcome to your sober Coaster commute and the police won't talk about Stingray technology.

Don’t Hold Your Breath on CEQA Reform

On the one side, you've got environmentalists opposed to any changes in the California Environmental Quality Act that would gut the law. On the other side, you've got infighting among all the interest groups pushing for reform.

Morning Report: CEQA’s Unintended Consequences

Ex-city planner surprises, a wrong man's horrific jail story, drought is here to stay a few years, snow arrives and a 1970 holiday treat from the Chargers.

CEQA Can Be a Convenient Weapon

The California Environmental Quality Act has become a tool for groups to delay or kill a project – even if their beef doesn't have anything to do with the environment.

Former Planning Director: SANDAG Ruling Got it Wrong

Earlier this week, former San Diego planning director Bill Fulton made his opinion clear: The ruling against SANDAG’s long-term transportation plan is not only wrong – it’s dangerous.