Morning Report: Labor Leader Quits Charity Over Affiliation With Ousted Lemmon

A year after Tom Lemmon was forced out of the San Diego Building and Construction Trades Council for receiving up to $200,000 in compensation he wasn’t entitled to, another union leader resigned his position with a charity group tied to the Building Trades because Lemmon was still involved with it. Dave Gauthier, business manager and…

Morning Report: CARE Court Could Test Already Clogged Behavioral Health System

San Diego’s behavioral health system was clogged before the pandemic, and it got worse during the pandemic. Next year, the state’s new CARE Court mandate is poised to put more pressure on a system that has long grappled with a deficit of long-term care options that has fueled long waits in hospital beds and delays…

Morning Report: What’s In a School Bond?

San Diego Unified School District is putting another bond measure on the ballot this November – its fourth in 14 years. Measure U would authorize the district to borrow $3.2 billion, which it would pay off by extending its existing districtwide property tax of six cents per $100 of assessed property value.   Voice of San…

Morning Report: Back to School Looked Different in Tijuana

Students everywhere are racing to make up for lost time to the coronavirus pandemic.  But students in Tijuana, especially, faced another obstacle — random acts of vandalism on campuses. In some instances, the destruction further delayed the reopening of their schools. That meant students had to keep learning online, and those without access to the internet…

Morning Report: bill walton is not happy with the mayor

One of San Diego’s most famous residents has been filling up the mayor’s inbox with angry emails. Bill Walton, basketball legend and San Diego’s biggest hype man, is not happy with Mayor Todd Gloria’s approach to the city’s homelessness crisis.  “you have failed, us and yourself,” he wrote in one email on Sept. 2, in…

Morning Report: Allegations Against City Treasurer Don’t all Hold Up 

The findings from an internal investigation into claims made against elected Oceanside City Treasurer Victor Roy were released Thursday and only three of the long list of allegations made against him could be verified. The report found that some of the allegations were sustained, meaning Roy violated some of the city’s codes of ethics and…

Morning Report: Native Students at Valley Center-Pauma are Falling Behind 

Back in May, a group of Native students at Valley Center Middle School came to campus dressed in red with red paint on their hands and faces. It was a striking visual meant to raise awareness of missing and murdered indigenous peoples. Instead, students said they were greeted with ethnic slurs and harassment by their…

Morning Report: The Mayor Got What He Wanted

The San Diego City Council Tuesday confirmed Mayor Todd Gloria’s selection of a developer to revamp the Sports Arena area, making way for its proposal to rebuild the arena and build over 4,000 new homes in the Midway community. The team was selected over two other development groups, and the selection was complicated ahead of…

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