The plaque removed from Horton Plaza isn’t the only thing commemorating members of the Confederacy in the city – and the other might be much harder to remove, even if officials want to.
Hundreds of marijuana delivery services are operating in San Diego, but their number may soon dip dramatically if current city enforcement trends are any indication. For months, the city has only allowed permitted marijuana shops to deliver pot, but enforcement has been limited. Then, earlier this month, cops raided a delivery service. If the law […]
In 2015, the superintendent of Poway Unified district — which serves Poway and northern inland stretches of the city of San Diego like Rancho Bernardo — made the second-highest salary of any public schools chief in the state. District officials, proud of their high-performing schools in an affluent region, must have believed John Collins was worth it. […]
These days, no other local issue is focusing the minds of policymakers and regular folks like San Diego’s extraordinary homeless crisis. Shelters can be one tool to help get people off the streets, but our reporting finds that beds operated by the San Diego Police Department’s Homeless Outreach Team often has empty beds despite weeks-long waits […]
The San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge will turn 50 in a couple of years, and officials are planning to celebrate its half-century with a multi-million-dollar lighting project. More than 350 people won’t be around to see it: They’ve committed suicide by jumping from the bridge. Now, there’s talk of installing a suicide barrier, and community meetings […]
The average annual number of suicides has more than doubled, and 2012’s death toll of 19 lives was the highest in the bridge’s nearly 50-year history. This year is on pace to reach or pass that number. Coronado’s mayor is pushing for a barrier.
A few weeks ago, an undocumented couple headed down to Mission Bay one evening with their 14-year-old daughter, a U.S. citizen. They were pulled over by sheriff’s deputies for what the officers said was a cracked windshield. Neither the wife nor the husband were charged with any crimes or given citations. But they both ended up in […]
A San Diego police officer testified in court that he found a homeless man sleeping in a truck, a contention that led to the man’s conviction and fine for living in a vehicle. The problem: The officer was lying, and body camera footage proves it, our Sara Libby reports in a new story. Two summers ago, […]
The second episode of our new podcast I Made It in San Diego about local entrepreneurs is out and man did it take a turn we didn’t expect. Hosted by Scott Lewis this week, the episode features James Slatic, a pioneer in the legal marijuana movement. He is renowned in the industry for the products […]
The construction project to upgrade Encanto Elementary, a school in southeastern San Diego, ended up costing $2.5 million more than its initial $8.6 million cost. It took an extra year to finish too. What went wrong? The district says one thing isn’t a cause: the contractor’s financial problems. As our Maya Srikrishnan reports, the district […]