For better or worse, the mayor-as-bulldozer era continues at City Hall. This time, the Planning Commission got to experience the pressure from above as it considered a controversial plant to tear down a couple historic cottages in La Jolla.
The commission’s decision, which came last week, would be final. It was ready to vote and rejected the mayor’s request for a delay. And then the drama began. VOSD land-use reporter Andrew Keatts has the play-by-play, which had a lot to do with the changeover from old to new planning commissioners.
Wanna Teach in La Jolla? Seniority Still Rules
Teaching in La Jolla may be a dream for many San Diego schoolteachers. But they may have to wait a long time to even consider the option: Seniority rules when it comes to filling openings.
Some La Jolla parents, teachers and school staff members want to change that, VOSD education blogger Christie Ritter reports. But the teachers union has declared it a nonstarter, saying it’s not enough to just get support for the change from La Jolla teachers.