Scott Lewis (scottlewis)
Superintendent Cindy Marten once supported Thrive Public School, a charter trying to get approved in San Diego Unified. Then she urged the state to reject it, citing an incomplete plan for handling English-learners. The district, however, doesn't seem like it's in a place to lecture anyone on what to do about students learning English.
You’ve heard a lot about density fights around the city as residents worry about the quality of their neighborhoods and developers respond to demand for housing and smart growth. And you’ve probably heard about a battle brewing in Ocean Beach. Here’s the thing. That battle is not about density. It’s about how big single-family homes there can be.
Carl DeMaio has a simple solution to how we handle the tens of thousands of desperate Central American children who have presented themselves to the Border Patrol: Send them home. Rep. Scott Peters has reiterated his support for comprehensive reform. But it's hard to picture how those provisions would impact kids who are already here.
Why San Diego schools officials aren't worried about graduation rates when standards go up. Comparing the minimum wage proposal to other cities efforts to raise their own. And what we learned this week.
Arturo Kassel, owner of Whisknladle Hospitality, thinks the practice of tipping servers is on its last breath. But until it dies, his servers will soon begin to share tips with cooks, dishwashers and others in the "heart of the house."
Beginning in 2018, the city's minimum wage would adjust as much as the Consumer Price Index changes. Businesses crave predictability in wages, but Todd Gloria says the provision would be more predictable than big hikes enacted by politicians.
However tentative they are and no matter many appeals the Vergara ruling provokes, Judge Rolf Treu has collected a series of observations that will frame and color the debate over teacher effectiveness for many years to come.
Republicans Kirk Jorgensen and Fred Simon have a steep hill to climb if they want to sneak past Carl DeMaio and/or Rep. Scott Peters for a slot in the November election. Each is banking that a very focused message will help them do it.
Class A office space has suddenly become a limited commodity throughout the city's urban core. A project on the frontier of East Village gentrification, the IDEA District, promises to solve a lot of this. But it needs tenants before it can get off the ground.
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.