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The Case for Sherri Lightner

Regardless of how she got the votes, Sherri Lightner is now our Council president. She is qualified, capable and has proven that she can do this job.

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.

Morning Report: SeaWorld CEO, Out

What the UC tuition hikes have to do with job creation, Republicans' lackluster response to poverty and why San Diego could be Obamacare's biggest success story.


How to Bring Back California’s Competitive Edge

We can no longer rely on our state’s weather and beauty to attract new businesses and jobs. We need to be realistic about the level of competition we face. Some of the best ways we can protect California jobs start local: focus on buying local and build up training for our future workforce.

If Not the Minimum Wage, Then What? The GOP’s Poverty Problem

Carl DeMaio warned fellow members of his party to offer some kind of alternative to a minimum wage hike that would resonate with the working poor. But so far, San Diego Republicans have stopped short of offering a vision for what they'd do to help lift people out of poverty.