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A New Face and Old Battle Lines for Local Schools
Lindsay Burningham, the new president of the San Diego Education Association, is seen as more moderate and likely to compromise than some members of the union's more aggressive faction. But she's also holding strong to the kinds of teacher protections that have rankled reformers for years.
Mario Koran | 5 hours ago |
Fact Check: Kashkari’s Big Claims About California’s Poverty
Gwyneth Shoecraft | 23 hours ago |
Inside the Asylum Process That Could Bring More Iraqis to San Diego County
El Cajon's Mark Arabo went from calling his congressman to working with the United Nations and its member countries to pull people out of Iraq. He wants the United States to bring more Iraqis to its shores, too.
Megan Burks | 24 hours ago |
How the Tuna Capital of the World Is Weathering America’s Breakup With Tuna
Americans' long, slow break-up with tuna has certainly been felt by two big brands headquartered in San Diego. But one thriving local upstart brand is proving there are plenty of consumers willing to pay more for a product that comes with a transparent supply chain.
Clare Leschin-Hoar | August 20, 2014 |
Three Big Reforms That Came out of the Sweetwater Scandal
A new state bill to stop school administrators from raising campaign funds for the board members they serve is the latest in a series of measures meant to address the years-long corruption scandal at Sweetwater Union High School District.
Bianca Bruno | August 19, 2014 |
‘I Saw an Opportunity to Regain Control of the Desert Line’
MTS CEO Paul Jablonski defended the agency's decision to tap Pacific Imperial Railroad to revive the troubled Desert Line as a simple move to make some money off a dormant asset. He says MTS did plenty to ensure it got a good deal even if efforts to resurrect the line implode.
Ari Bloomekatz | August 19, 2014 |
Culture Report: An Uphill Battle to Fund San Diego Arts, Part Two
Psychedelic murals - no, not the ones getting disrespected in Tijuana, but we'll get to those too - plus an official appointment to the Commission for Arts and Culture and more in our weekly culture round-up.
Alex Zaragoza | August 19, 2014 |
In the Battle of Taxis vs. Rideshares, Customers Win
Jim Madaffer | August 19, 2014 |
The Catch-22 of San Diego’s Tourism Economy
San Diego County has seen its most significant job growth since the recession in the last two years, but a big part of that is from part-time or low-paying roles. SANDAG's chief economist says "we're a little bit of a victim of our own success."
Lisa Halverstadt | August 18, 2014 |
With Operation Secure San Diego, SDPD Is Doing More Watching and Less Talking
The bulk of the public conversation about the Operation Secure San Diego program has been limited to recruiting people with private cameras to join in – not outlining how police can safeguard people's privacy.
Andrew Keatts | August 18, 2014 |
Businessman to Businesses: Let the Wage Hike Stand
Gwyneth Shoecraft | August 16, 2014 |
Morning Report: SeaWorld Responds to ‘Blackfish,’ Denies It’s Responding to ‘Blackfish’
How it's possible for San Diego to rank all over the map on business surveys, the link between teacher tenure and school discipline and two business leaders tell other business leaders to drop the minimum wage fight.
Sara Libby | August 16, 2014 |
Ranking San Diego’s Business Climate: A Selective Science
San Diego places near the top — and the bottom — of surveys purporting to rank cities' business climates. The scattershot results illustrate why rankings may be more useful to the politicos who trumpet them than to folks who want to understand the realities facing companies here.
Lisa Halverstadt & Gwyneth Shoecraft | August 15, 2014 |
Oops: San Diego Unified Might Have Just Unwittingly Validated ‘Vergara’
A line buried in a San Diego Unified report indicates less-experienced teachers might suspend students more often because they lack classroom management skills. That idea validates the fundamental point made in Vergara v. California – that the weakest teachers disproportionately end up in low-income schools.
Mario Koran | August 15, 2014 |
Fact Check: The Absurd Claims That Scott Peters Created – and Solved – the Pension Crisis
In a new web ad, Carl DeMaio describes his opponent, Rep. Scott Peters, as the mastermind of the city's pension scandal. Peters’ campaign's response: The congressman didn't create the pension problem – in fact, he solved it.