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An investigation found Anthony Atienza’s behavior toward female students to be “severe and pervasive.” As part of his departure deal, Atienza received paid leave and Sweetwater Union High School District officials agreed not to tell other schools or prospective employers about the misconduct findings. (Ashly McGlone)
The suggestion that building more units will not serve to ease the housing crisis denies history and basic supply-demand economics. (Kirk Effinger)
In San Diego, the City Council president is one of the most powerful positions in the region — of course, power is relative to what people are willing to do with it. Whatever power and prestige it has did not help current City Council President Myrtle Cole. (Andrew Keatts and Scott Lewis)
Board members representing small cities have discussed withholding a quorum so the board can’t make any decisions, if it keeps using its newfound authority that gives more weight to larger cities. A vote on Friday could put that resolve to the test. (Andrew Keatts)
Water officials and members of Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration rushed to seal the deal on a multibillion-dollar plan to build two tunnels to move water south from Northern California partly out of fear that Gavin Newsom could undo the whole plan if he becomes governor, newly released documents show. (Ry Rivard)
The conventional wisdom that Democrats don’t vote in midterm primaries chiefly holds true, but if a primary race gets enough press coverage, Democratic voters will indeed show up. (Matt Strabone)
Short-term vacation rentals do not remove affordable housing options from the market because most of these homes have never been “affordable.” (Jonah Mechanic)
The San Diego Housing Federation is under pressure to postpone its housing bond measure until 2020 amid hotel-tax backers’ fears that both tax measures could sink on the November ballot. (Lisa Halverstadt)