Scott Lewis (scottlewis)
No department inside San Diego City Hall has caused as much frustration both inside city bureaucracy and outside than Purchasing and Contracting. On Monday, the City Council will hear a proposal for two big reforms.
San Diego Opera's Ian Campbell said they were "losing to death many of our strongest supporters." And he said other cultural institutions in town should also think about what will happen as their donors get older.
SeaWorld wants us to come to Shamu shows and see how human-like, how sentient and smart the animals are. But the more we feel like they are of us, the more we wonder why they are captive and made to perform for sustenance.
In a memo to U-T San Diego staff, President Mike Hodges announced that he would be taking over day-to-day operations in place of CEO John Lynch, who would be managing new mergers. Lynch followed with a memo implying it may only be temporary.
As this country emerges from a recession, we have no shortage of heart-wrenching stories about poverty and struggle. The Old Globe has a new artistic director, Barry Edelstein, who wants us to grapple with them.
Having learned its lessons years ago that it is best to lay out just how much money trouble it faces, the city of San Diego is warning investors it will have to come up with nearly $4 billion over two decades to comply with regulations on how it handles stormwater runoff.
The mayoral candidates and their allies appear to be trying to do two things: Identify an enormous blob of people to hate — "unions" and "downtown insiders" and "corporate CEOs" — and then tie their rivals to them.