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Good morning from Hillcrest.

  • We’ll lead off with news that the city of San Diego’s winter homeless shelter has closed, pushing more than 200 people back out on the streets until next fall.
  • A land deal crucial to the expansion of San Diego’s Convention Center could face a third delay.
  • The city’s Office of the Independent Budget Analyst has released a timeline for a proposal to end the city’s persistent budget deficits. It suggests a plan in place by September.
  • City firefighters look to be ramping up their opposition to temporary fire crew closures.
  • The city auditor found San Diego missed out on nearly $20,000 in vendor discounts because of an inefficient purchasing program. The auditor recommended eliminating the program.
  • The Wall Street Journal has a lengthy article on municipalities attempting to wring concessions from unions as many cities are seeing red ink. The story goes so far back it mentions pension benefits for Roman soldiers.
  • Some good history rounds out the debate on a failed North County mega-development. County Supervisor Bill Horn lost a big project 15 years ago on the same 3-2 vote.

— LIAM DILLON

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