All Recent Posts
We’re Having the Wrong Conversation About Charter Schools
The district is in the midst of a massive push to keep kids in their neighborhood schools, and as it moves forward, it would do well to look at what charters are getting right and find ways to replicate that success.
Mario Koran | 17 hours ago |
Morning Report: City Water Rules May Be All Washed Up
Randy Dotinga | September 15, 2014 |
Environmentalists: San Diego’s Watering Down Drought Rules
The city is clashing with an environmental group over whether it's doing enough to police water use. At issue: What did the state mean in July when it told hundreds of water agencies to start cracking down on irrigation with mandatory rules?
Randy Dotinga | September 15, 2014 |
‘Small Businesses Are the Lifeblood of Our Economy’
Jason Roe, who's leading the charge against the minimum wage hike, joins us this week to talk through the opposition's argument that an increase would small businesses and our region's ability to be competitive.
Michelle Monroy | September 13, 2014 |
The Latest Disputed Stat in the Minimum Wage Fight
Catherine Green | September 12, 2014 |
Carmel Valley Takes the Goldilocks Approach to One Paseo
Worried they'd be written off as NIMBYs if they rejected the development project outright, planning group members OK'd their own "just right" version of it – and it's much smaller than what Kilroy Realty has in mind.
Andrew Keatts | September 12, 2014 |
Morning Report: DeMaio’s Odd Nod to Political Peace
Seth Hall | September 12, 2014 |
Disadvantaged Students Are Doing Better in Charter Schools
Charter schools in the state are performing better than they did a few years ago, and the same holds for San Diego charters, according to a new report. One notable finding: Students from disadvantaged backgrounds are doing better in charter schools than in traditional public schools.
Mario Koran | September 11, 2014 |
San Diego Explained: Faulconer’s Climate Action Plan
On this week's San Diego Explained, VOSD's Andrew Keatts and NBC 7's Catherine Garcia explain the mayor's options for his version of the Climate Action Plan, along with an idea that could take energy purchases out of the hands of SDG&E.
Matthew Hose | September 11, 2014 |
The Case for Carl DeMaio Is Not That He’s a Peacemaker
DeMaio's instinct is to fight. He can't help it. And yet, his message has been that he can end the "dysfunction" and "divisiveness" in Congress. The case for him is better understood when you look back at his impact in San Diego.
Scott Lewis | September 11, 2014 |
Why a Fiscally Conservative Vote-by-Mail Plan Got No GOP Love
If you want to understand why GOP support was so hard to come by for a bill steeped in fiscally conservative principles and that originated from a conservative San Diego County government, consider these three points.
Ari Bloomekatz | September 10, 2014 |
Mayor Believes Mayor Should Spend More Money on Infrastructure
Liam Dillon | September 10, 2014 |
The Plan to Fix Crumbling Streets Is Also Crumbling
Liam Dillon | September 9, 2014 |
Culture Report: Beauty and the Border
Commissioning artists to fancy up the new port of entry, plus expressing complex (and sometimes angry) feelings about 'la linea' in a new art series in North Park, theater in non-traditional spaces, everything you need to prep for fall art offerings and more in our weekly culture roundup.
Alex Zaragoza | September 9, 2014 |
City Councilwoman Stars as Average Jane Citizen in New DeMaio Ad
Andrew Keatts | September 9, 2014 |
Four Problems and One Silver Lining With Poway’s New Bond Deal
Poway is meeting with a financial adviser who says he can save the district millions on its billion-dollar bond mess. At least three financial experts say there's plenty of reason to be wary of the pitch.