The Strange Group of Allies and Enemies Born Out of Escondido’s Prop. H
The proposal to build homes on the old Escondido Country Club site has collected an unusual patchwork of supporters. It's also created some bizarre rifts, most notably among a local union and the Democratic candidate for mayor of Escondido.
Lyle Moran | October 23, 2014 |
After Months of Work, a New Start for Sweetwater Schools
Mar Vista High School teacher Gene Chavira helped lead the charge for a new election process for Sweetwater schools. In a new Q-and-A, he tell us what went into the reform process, and what he expects out of November's election.
Michelle Monroy | October 22, 2014 |
A Relentless Campaigner – for Better or Worse
School board president Kevin Beiser has racked up an absurd amount of campaign funds, and a wide, diverse group of supporters who praise his responsiveness. But there's evidence his tireless campaigning bumps up against his classroom duties.
Mario Koran | October 17, 2014 |
Why a Fiscally Conservative Vote-by-Mail Plan Got No GOP Love
If you want to understand why GOP support was so hard to come by for a bill steeped in fiscally conservative principles and that originated from a conservative San Diego County government, consider these three points.
Ari Bloomekatz | September 10, 2014 |
‘I Feel Like I’m Getting Away With Something’: The View from an Unchallenged Seat
County Supervisor Ron Roberts, who ran for his final term without a challenger, didn't set an alarm Tuesday morning. When he did get up, he told his wife, "This doesn’t feel right. I feel like I’m getting away with something.”
Ari Bloomekatz | June 3, 2014 |
Why Republicans Should Feel Good About San Diego’s June Primary
Ari Bloomekatz | May 23, 2014 |
A Reader’s Guide to the 52nd’s Dark Horses
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.
Scott Lewis | May 14, 2014 |
Boot Blasts Zapf on Convention Center But Won’t Say She Opposes Project
Scott Lewis | May 5, 2014 |
San Diego’s Post-Kreep Judicial Landscape: A Reader’s Guide
Judicial elections are generally right down there with community college trustees for some of the least-cared-about spots on the ballot. But judges, more than other elected positions, can wield extraordinary power individual residents’ lives.