Scott Lewis (scottlewis)
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.
A campaign flyer for David Alvarez says a measure he championed has been "protecting people's property values when banks foreclose on neighboring homes." There's not much evidence to prove whether that's true.
The two most powerful coalitions in local politics — the right-of-center business Republicans and the largest labor unions — were both spending and working to persuade voters that Nathan Fletcher simply could not be trusted.
A former Sanders official said a big solar company wouldn't have come to San Diego if the affordable housing fee increase that just passed had been in place. But a company spokeswoman says it would have come regardless.
The money collected create only a few of the tens of thousands of housing units planners think San Diego needs in the next two decades and that's an admission that the market will have to do the rest.