Lincoln’s Steady Hand

He's been accused of being a sort-of revolutionary who's "indoctrinating students," but Kiki Ochoa, who teaches economics and government at Lincoln High, also provides a stable presence at the district's most volatile campus.

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Inside the Falling Out Between Carl DeMaio and His Longtime Consultants

A long-simmering feud between DeMaio and the consultants who ran his 2012 mayoral campaign has boiled into the public view. Now it threatens to become a bigger distraction for DeMaio, who is in a tight race for Congress against incumbent Democratic Rep. Scott Peters.

We’re Having the Wrong Conversation About Charter Schools

The district is in the midst of a massive push to keep kids in their neighborhood schools, and as it moves forward, it would do well to look at what charters are getting right and find ways to replicate that success.

Fact Check: How Often San Diego Teachers Get Graded

Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio claimed San Diego Unified teachers only get evaluated every five years and parents don't get to see the results.

Faulconer Makes the First Snip to the Red Tape Menace

A new city plan will cut anywhere from two weeks to a month in the time it takes a project to get approved. It's the first piece of the proverbial red tape Mayor Kevin Faulconer promised to cut, to get homes and offices built faster.

Sometimes Quick and Dirty Urban Upgrades Are the Best Urban Upgrades

The mastermind of "tactical urbanism" – think cheap, temporary improvements like painting over a parking lot to create a cool plaza – says sometimes the best way to improve a city is by making tangible and incremental upgrades, not thinking 30 years into the future.

Morning Report: A Steady Hand at Lincoln

History with a twist at Lincoln High, offensive tweets sink a DeMaio aide, state boosts services for non-English speakers, not-so-conventional convention findings and a dumpster diver on a mission.

New Law Takes a Step Toward Culturally Competent Health Care

City Heights refugees have spoken out in recent years about the need for better interpretation at doctors offices. They haven't gotten it yet, but a new law written by a City Heights woman could push lawmakers over to their side.

SDPD’s Staffing Problems Are ‘Hazardous to Your Health’

The San Diego Police Department has faced major problems with recruitment and retention. Brian Marvel and Jeff Jordon of the Police Officers Association join us on the podcast this week to talk through a different approach to staffing problems.

Most Popular: Sept. 13-19

These were the most-read stories for the week of Sept. 13-19.

Morning Report: A Year-Long Grudge

A deep dive into a fallout between a congressional candidate and advisers who surrounded him for many years. The Sacramento Report and what we learned this week.